Landing Pages Overview

Default thumbnail.

February 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle

Landing pages and learning to design them are critical in building an effective marketing campaign.

Landing pages can be any of the following:


blog page or post

Amazon buy page



Guest blog

Amazon author page

Basically they are anything you would choose to point to for readers to JUMP that would continue the relationship.

The ultimate “Landing Page” is your book.  So remember, before you do any of the rest of this, make sure that book is Top Notch and ready to reel readers into becoming repeat readers!

Now, your Landing Page should ideally walk the reader through the promo chain again.  To do this on pages you control (like website and blog), you need to think about the theme of what you’re wanting to convey.

If you write suspense, you don’t want your blog theme to be wine and roses.  Conversely, if you write romance, don’t make the theme of your site dogs and cats.  Think all the way through your campaign.  If you write romance and want a site about dogs and cats, then you need to do 2 separate sites as those would attract two different audiences.

On a side note, some authors fall into the trap of making their website or blog be about writing.  Now I have no objection to this per say.  Just know that if you do that, you will be attracting writers and authors, not readers.  And most writers/authors are focused on their books, not yours.

Once you get the reader to your landing page, you must then walk them back through the promo chain.  So let’s say that you have a blog post.  You write a great tweet and get people to jump to the blog post.  Now what?

Your headline and your hook need to grab their attention.  Then provide great info.  Now they are beginning to see you as someone with valuable information.  At the end of the post, make a request and provide a JUMP.

For me, this is a promo of one of my books usually and links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You might want to make this a JUMP to your website or to another article.  Think through where you want them to jump to.

If you don’t have control over the landing page (i.e. it’s a guest blog or interview), be sure to do as much of the promo chain as possible.  And anyone who does an interview or lets you do a guest blog should be willing to let you have a tag back to your own stuff.  Think those through!

Good luck and I’ll see you next time.

Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Read More

The Promo Chain–Next Step

Default thumbnail.

February 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last time we talked about The Promo Chain. Today we’re going to go one step further, but first we’re going to go one step backward.  Obviously if you want people to make the JUMP, you have to have something to jump TO. That’s where “Landing Pages” come in. We will talk a lot…

Read More

The Promo Chain

Default thumbnail.

February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

As you can tell, I like visuals especially in marketing because I read something and go, “Wow. That’s really good,” and ten minutes later I can’t remember what I read or how to do what I read.  Sometimes I go over and over and over instructions because as words, for me, things don’t…

Read More

Promo Platforms Overview

Default thumbnail.

February 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is fair warning.  The minute I hit save on this document, something new will come out, or something will change to render some of it out-dated. That’s what happens with the social media today.  “Keeping up” is literally impossible, so my advice is don’t even try.  Choose the things that fit your…

Read More

Building Virtual Content

Default thumbnail.

February 7, 2012 | No comments yet

Today we are going to shift our discussion from real world marketing to online or virtual marketing.  This is an area that has HUGE potential for many authors, but so many are thrown to the wolves when they hit the social media. The problems here are varied: 1) Too many social media to…

Read More