There's no perfect landing page but there are "best practices" in making your hotel landing page convert. We will take a look on conversion elements of a hotel landing page. Reason: I've seen some hotel landing pages and I know that these hotels have been using AdWords to channel traffic to these pages. I was horrified. Bad navigation, no clear message, bad place for booking forms, no trust elements. People are simply wasting money. So I've decided to list elements and landing page structure for AdWords and other PPC campaigns, but this example can also be used as a regular hotel page. I hope that this will help other designers, webmasters and hotel/agency/reseller/affiliate to boost conversions.
I bet many of you have found themselves in a situation where current website is not meeting the goals. I guess it happens even if it meets the goals because you designed it in 2000., or you have a new branding, new marketing direction or new products. The thing is, websites are like living organisms, they grow, change, get old. This blog post is an effort to see what are the necessary steps to redesign your website and meet your goals.
That's a really long title of the blog post. Don't be afraid to write even such long titles. You can find other great tips on copywriting on Copyblogger. The reason I am writing this blog post is because I've been doing the small consulting job for a friend who has one startup and who asked me to help him with the conversion elements on his site. The first usual suspect was the blog post and I will tell you (and show you) this site on the end of this post (don't scroll down too fast).
A quick intro: I was writing a list of blog posts I wanted to do and this one came. I started to do the research, I recalled the best ones. Also, I didn't want to make a list of "101 best landing pages" or "250 pricing pages" or "999 beta signups". These are the best in my opinion with the explanation of reasons why I love them.
Ah, The Content. It's really interesting how great content always finds the right audience. It's because people like to share it and link to it. So I've decided to compile the list of my all-time-favorite links to other people blog posts, sites, tools and case studies.