It was impossible to imagine the internet being a part of our daily lives a few decades back. Life, work, or play, you say it, and somehow, the internet is involved in that activity.
It’s no surprise that online marketers and retailers have started selling their services via the internet. It is also much cheaper. For them, gone are the days when you have to shell out huge amounts of money just to get your message across.
However, there is a downside to this mass exodus of advertising. One, competition has become extremely stiff. And then, with incidents of hacking, data security, and data breaches, your target or “leads” are even more guarded.
It is now much easier to acquire these leads and convert them into customers.
Landing Pages are a crucial tool in the Internet ecosystem.
For those of you who prefer a more visual experience, here is a video review from Laurie Wang on her YouTube channel. You may want to read our article for a more comprehensive look at Leadpages.
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In the most basic sense, landing pages are a kind of internet web page that is independent in nature. Their most basic use is to convert leads or random website visitors and turn them into paying customers, a subscriber, or even just get some information.
Landing Pages got their name because these are the pages where your website visitors “land” in their journey from the world wide web. A landing page is often linked to a marketing campaign.
You could use a video advertisement on YouTube, or banner ads from Facebook to promote your campaign.
Overall, you can simplify the landing page as a more lean and focused web page. Web pages encourage exploration but lead pages are focused on lead conversion.
A landing page should have a clear, concise, and specific “Call to Action”. This CTA will be the main focal point of the landing pages. It is the very reason landing pages exist.
A call to action is a brief phrase that encourages your visitors to take the desired action. As such, this should be very, very clear. You can make some great calls to action by simply pressing the button to buy now or filling out the form to register.
Overall, there are types of landing pages. Both have the same goal: to generate and convert leads. However, there are two ways of going about that. This will help you decide what type of landing page to create.
Lead generation landing pages are the type of landing pages that aims to create leads by taking data from visitors. These lead data include names, email addresses, and other relevant data. These landing pages are often used by B2B companies.
Clickthrough Landing pages are focused more on getting clicks. They usually bring users to a page where the true conversion process will take place. This could be the product checkout page or the page where you can upsell the advertised product.
Like everything else on the internet, Landing Pages have undergone many changes. To get your message across, it used to take many back-to-back meetings with both a programmer and a designer in the past. This can sometimes be frustrating and take a lot of effort.
Companies and services offering easier ways to create landing pages emerged as a result of the growing demand for them. These page builders all share a common feature: the ability to create landing pages without the need for coding.
As such, these websites and/or services allow users to create many landing pages with their own hands. You can do this without having to talk to anyone and in the quiet of the sun.
LeadPages Overview: What is it About?
Among the countless services and pages that provide a landing page solution is Leadpages. One of the most well-known names is Leadpages.
It is focused on creating landing pages and pop-ups to collect email addresses. The email addresses can be used to create a mailing list that can be used to market additional products.
LeadPages offers two things to potential users. This is their extensive range of templates and ease-of-use.
LeadPages boasts about its 150+ professionally-designed templates. These templates can be customized to your liking and make it easy to create landing pages. Leadpages claims to offer templates that can be used in multiple industries.
These industries include but aren’t limited to:
- Real estate
Leadpages is proud to boast about their UI ease. For lead pages, it takes about five minutes to create a traditional-looking landing page. This is much faster than making phone calls. For any excess time, you can help us.
Leadpages is one of the oldest internet services. Clay Collins founded it in 2010. During that time, the company was based in Minneapolis in the United States. It was not until the beginning of the new decade that he sold the company.
Redbrick now owns the company, which is an online company that describes itself as “the backbone for disruptive digital companies”. They also own Shift and Rebase as well as Delivra and Assembly.
Leadpages Overview 2: What can it Do?
As a service, it would be poor form for Leadpages if they do not have some tools to help create leads. As a landing page builder it is a given that it would have a landing page builder.
But what about the other features? What makes Leadpages different from other websites? This is a quick overview of its capabilities. Later in this review, we will dive into these topics.
Leadpages is a landing page maker and offers the following:
- Drag and Drop Editing
Leadpages, like most landing page builders has a drag-and-drop editor that makes it easy for developers to create landing pages. This feature was added in 2016 as an option to the standard editor.
- With a template marketplace, you get 130+ templates for free.
For those who are too busy building a landing page from scratch, they can use the templates offered by Leadpages and just replace the text. You can hit publish once you are done.
A paid template might be a better option if the 130+ templates are not enough.
- Many marketing integrations
If you have a favorite or preferred service, chances are you can use them with Leadpages. This includes email marketing services, CRM, payment gateways, webinar softwares, and more.
- Hosted landing pages
For easier publishing, Leadpages allows you to host all your landing pages on their website. It is entirely optional, and you can still use your own domain name.
- Integrations with websites
LeadPages makes it easy to connect to your websites, just as you can with marketing integrations. LeadPages can hook up with WordPress through a plugin. A plugin is available for integration with Squarespace, Joomla and many other websites.
- A/B testing
A/B testing is important if you want your landing page to work to its best potential, it would require a lot of trial and error. This is where A/B testing comes in handy. This allows you to compare your landing pages and identify which ones you can improve upon.
- Detailled analytics
Of course, you would be lost if you do not know how well your landing pages are doing without proper analysis. Leadpages provides detailed analytics and the ability to combine them with Google analytics, Facebook Pixel, and other sources.
Other than the landing page builder, there are other features. Leadpages has its own branding features. These features are what make LeadPages stand out from other landing page service providers.
Leadpages allows you to make custom designed pop-up forms that you can display either automatically or through triggers by the user. This can help you increase your conversions.
This one-click sign up is for existing subscribers. Send them a link, and they will be signed up for a webinar.
This allows your leads to opt-in to your products via their mobile phones or automated text messages.
Leadpages Deep Dive
Landing Page Builder
Of course, the best place to start our review of Leadpages is at the main core of the service, its page builder
Leadpage’s landing pages builder is easy to use, if you have experience with similar tools or a theme-based CMS such as WordPress.
The process starts with using a template, which there are 130+ free ones the service provides. Aside from the free ones, you can choose among the huge library of other paid templates in their template marketplace.
That said, some of these templates can be a hit or miss. Some templates seem outdated, and they need to be updated or edited to remain relevant or competitive.
It wouldn’t be the end of your world if there isn’t a template that meets your needs.
Drag and drop builders can be used to create a template or build one from scratch. This drag and drop builder is pretty intuitive. It is also completely code-free. It does have some limitations that can sometimes be frustrating. Leadpages Wood Background
You can see a preview of what your page will look like at the right side of your screen. You can access certain settings from the left sidebar. Which include:
- Page layout
- Styles for pages
- Tracking page
Within these four options, let’s examine widgets a bit closer..
Your page’s main building blocks are widgets. There are multiple kinds of widgets and this is where you probably need to go if you need to put something in your landing page.
You can include a button to your Call to Action if you have created a Call to Action. You will need the button widget when you have a button.
You can use the button widget to:
- You can customize your button. This includes font and font size, as well as buttons and text colors.
- To determine the location of buttons, you can choose hyperlinks. Leadpages allows you to link to another landing page.
The 2nd option allows you to use a two-step opt-in process for your visitors. This means they will click on the button to open a pop-up with all the signup details in the pop-up. This provides for a much better approach rather than displaying details on different pages. Leadpages Wood Background
Another widget we can look at is the Forms Widget.
Since we are working with landing pages, we will need to use many forms. For Leadpages, it is the forms widget that we will be using for this. You have a lot more control. You can use the forms widget to:
- Integrate with email marketing or webinar services
- Add new form fields
- After a user clicks submit, choose what you want to do.
You have more options when it comes to what you should do. For this, you have the option to:
- Keep the user on the current page
- You can send them to another page, such as a thank-you page or confirmation page.
- Email them a file. This is another way to create lead magnets.
The last widget we should take a look at is the Checkout Widget.
We are working with subscriptions and buying and selling products so we need a way to make money. As such, the checkout widget is there to solve all your problems. This widget is relatively new in Leadpages.
Leadpages’ checkout widget lets you accept Stripe payments and send digital products. These products include eBooks, eMagazines, and other digital products or tickets to an event (such as a private webinar).
It is true that there is still much work required for the checkout widget and many missing features.
It is undeniable that mobile traffic is slowly gaining on desktop traffic. Your website and landing page should be compatible with any device, mobile or desktop.
With Leadpages, you are sure that your designs will be responsive. All pages can be viewed on mobile devices with their own design. Leadpages allows you to see how your pages will look on a mobile device. Leadpages Wood Background
However, for Leadpages’ case, this is only a preview. Mobile-friendly pages cannot be edited. You can’t do much with it.
The only way to edit how your information will look on mobile is to edit how it will look on desktop.
It is important to remember that the responsive mobile version always displays items from left to right in descending order.
This means that if you put elements into columns, the left-most elements of your page will always be first and at the top of any columns or elements placed on the right.
While it is not entirely uncustomizable, the lack of a dedicated editor for responsive pages is a glaring negative piece on Leadpages’ overall builder.
Once you are done designing your landing page, all you need to finish up is to publish it. Leadpages offers you multiple ways to publish your landing page.
- Publishing through Leadpages
- Publishing through your custom domain connected to Leadpages
- WordPress Plugin – Publishing
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The easiest way to publish your landing page is to publish it using Leadpages’ domain. When you publish through Leadpages, your landing page is automatically hosted on their servers. This landing page is available for you to use if you wish.
However some people think that not using your own domain looks unprofessional. Leadpages allows you to link your custom domain to your Leadpages account, and then publish your landing pages there.
However, all pages published through this method are still hosted on Leadpages. They don’t publish pages directly to your server. You will also need to have a subscription plan that allows you to connect multiple domains.
Uploading your page manually to your domain is possible. You can download the HTML file and upload it to your domain. Uploading your page will depend on the website you have.
Bear in mind: You will need a domain and a web host to publish your page as an HTML.
Lastly, if you use WordPress for your website, you can easily publish your landing page through a premium WordPress Plugin. This is the most straightforward option, aside from publishing it through Leadpages.
Simply connect your WordPress website with your Leadpages account. The plugin will do the rest. You even have the option to enable SEO if you want to.
A/B Split Testing
Anyone who is serious about their landing pages will not use A/B split testing. Leadpages makes it easy for you to set up A/B tests for your landing pages on your dashboard.
For their A/B Split testing, Leadpages gives you a bit of control. To allow you an easier time for comparison, Leadpages allows you to copy the control page and make a few tweaks to it.
To control how much each variant gets, you can also choose traffic distributions. Leadpages Wood Background
A/B Split testing can only get you so far in analyzing your landing page performance. Leadpages offers its own analytics tab. This provides a glance at how well your lead pages are being visited and how many of these visitors are being converted.
However, if you want a more detailed view and analytics, you can integrate Leadpages to third-party programs and apps like Facebook Pixel or Google Analytics. These programs provide more detailed analytics.
Leadbox is Leadpages version of popups. These pop-ups aim to create a last-ditch effort for conversion. It is as simple as creating your landing page with the drag-and drop builder.
Once you design your pop-up, you can choose how it triggers. You have many options when it comes to this. Leadpages has plenty of them. Some of them include:
- As plain text
- As button links
- Image links
- As a time-locked, time-scheduled event.
- As exit intent popup Leadpages Wood Background
Experimenting with these tools allows you to find novel ideas for more conversions and can even lead to fewer conversions slipping through your fingers.
Another feature that is entirely unique to Leadpages is the ability to create alert bars or notification bars. This tool is another one that has just been rolled out.
These alert bars convey your message to your site users without being distracting or annoying. They don’t take up the entire page like pop-ups. Even on mobile, which have a smaller screen, they do not obstruct much of the screen.
Alert bars are simply excellent in adding CTAs to pages on your website that are more passive in terms of generating leads. Some CTA’s you can include in these alert bars are:
- Sign ups for an event or webinar
- Promoting Offers
- Expanding your mailing list
These alert bars can be linked to landing pages hosted by leadpages or standalone sites created with tools such as WordPress. Analytics can even be used to determine how well the site is performing.
Leadlinks is another feature offered by Leadpages, but this one is smaller and might not be used as much.
Leadlinks can be used to send an invitation to your subscribers instantly. It allows you to send a link to your subscribers as an invite to an event you are hosting. They don’t even have to sign up. All they need to do is click on the link you sent, and they’re already signed up for the event.
This works well when you need to send an email blast about an event to your existing members.
Despite its low usage numbers, you can honestly say that Leadlinks can convert leads without even almost trying. Leadpages Wood Background
Leaddigits, another tool from Leadpages, facilitates conversion. It is now possible to convert via text messages or mobile devices.
It might be some kind of niche reach. It is still an important and practical tool to have. You can send more to your customers the more conversions you can collect.
Leadpages Price Point
Among all landing page creators, Leadpages is among the most affordable. It all comes down to their target audience. Leadpages caters its price towards individuals and small businesses. Leadpages is different from other services that are only available to larger companies.
Leadpages offers three payment options, one monthly, one annually and two-year. This gives you some flexibility in how you pay for the service. However, each option can lower the price point significantly.
Leadpages offers three plans. These plans do differ on what features are included in what. As such, examining them might help you decide which one to choose.
|Leadpages Standard ($37/mo, paid annually)
|Leadpages Pro ($79/mo, paid annually
|Leadpages Advanced ($321/mo – paid annually)
|All Standard Features
|All Standard and Pro Features
|Online sales and payments
|Unlimited A/B Split Testing
|5 Free Sub Accounts
|Email Trigger Links
|50 Extra Opt-in Text Campaigns
|Unlimited Alert Bars
|10 Opt-in Text Campaigns
|1-on-1 Quick Start Call
|Hosting is free
|Leadpages Virtual Workshops
|Connect 1 Domain
|200+ Mobile-Responsive Templates
|40+ Standard integrations
|Facebook and Instagram AdBuilder
|Tech Support (via Email)
|Weekly Group Coaching
LeadPages Pros & Cons
- The Competition is more affordable than ours.
- It is easy to use, especially for beginners.
- Allows you to create landing pages quickly
- Easy to find templates through filters
- Allows you to sort templates by highest conversion rate Leadpages Wood Background
- Solid integration options
- Unlimited traffic in all plans
- Analytics built-in
- Two-step easy opt-ins
- Good selection of widgets
- Alert bars and Pop-ups make for good and refreshing CTA’s on your site
- There is no way to edit the responsive version of your page despite having a responsive preview.
- Costs extra to upload some custom templates
- Limited styling Options
- Builder can be clunky and not as flexible as the competitors.
- .The builder is not only clunky but can also be quite sloppy.
- No Enterprise Option
- The Standard Plan does not allow for A/B testing
Leadpages Last Thoughts
On paper, Leadpages is a good idea. At a relatively affordable price, you are given many tools to play with to create a good-looking landing page. Drag-and-drop builders make it easy to create a landing page that is creative.
That’s the thing, however. These ideas can only be described as good on paper. Leadpages’ builder is very slow and inefficient. Customers might feel the opposite of satisfaction: frustration.
There is also the pricing issue. Let’s start with the positive side. It is less expensive than its competition. It offers unlimited pages, traffic, and leads. You even get 200+ templates for free. These are all welcome features.
However, some of the more crucial and important features can only be found in the more advanced plans.
The most critical of all of these features is the A/B split testing. I mentioned in this review that A/B testing is important in creating a top-performing landing page. The thing is, The A/B testing feature that Leadpages offers is only available in the Pro plan. Leadpages Wood Background
Other things to note that are only available in the Pro plan are the online sales and payments features. Advanced integration is available only to advanced plans. In case one of your preferred services is found in this category, then you have no choice but to get that plan.
All these beats the reason for the standard plan. To get the best out of Leadpages Pro, you will need to pay.
All in all, Leadpages has the potential to be a good service. We could have a great competitor for landing page creators if it could fix its builder and make A/B split testing accessible to all plans.
Leadpages: Frequently Asked Questions Leadpages Wood Background
What sets Leadpages apart from other landing page creators.
Leadpages’ most unique point is the ability to make pop-ups and alerts.
Pop-ups are another lead conversion tool you can choose to trigger when a user on your site does something. Pop-ups can be used to convert leads last-ditch and prevent them from slipping by your fingers.
Alerts work in the same way pop-ups do. They are additional tools that help convert leads. They also preserve the user experience by not being too intrusive while the user is using the website.
How much do Leadpages Cost?
The type of plan that you choose will determine how much Leadpages costs.
The cheapest plan costs $37 per month and goes up to $239 per month for the most advanced plan.
How do Leadpages work?
Leadpages is a landing-page builder that generates leads.
It has a drag-and-drop page builder that allows users to create pages even without knowledge of coding. Leadpages has many features that will help you optimize your landing pages based on how you use them.
Does Leadpages offer a free trial?
Leadpages offers a free 14-day trial.
Leadpages only offers a 14-day trial. Any talks about a 30-day to 60-day free trial are fakes.
How can I integrate Leadpages into my email marketing tool?
Leadpages can integrate with many email marketing tools.
The way to integrate them would depend on the email service. Check lead pages or the tool’s web page to look for instructions.
Can I cancel my Leadpages account? How do I do that?
Yes, it is possible to cancel your Leadpages account if you are unhappy with the service.
This can be done by visiting the billing link in your account page. In there, you will find a canceled subscription. To complete the process, click on this link