In relation to other advertising mediums, the internet is just emerging from infancy. It’s no surprise then that many people are still not getting sponsored links right and essentially throwing money away by delivering poor relevance.
Search engines reward on relevance for a very good reason – it’s what the user wants. So if you place an ad online and it doesn’t lead to a page that delivers on the promise of that ad – you are punished two fold. Users will not stay on your site and Google will in turn hold back from rewarding you.
How can Google promote a website that the user doesn’t want to see?
There are some very simple rules you can follow in preparing the landing pages for your online advertising that will help to keep the visitors from reverting back to the search results never to return again.
First off, you should make sure your ‘Creative’ which is the descriptive text within the advert is an exact distillation of the page they will click through to. Then ensure that this page is the most relevant page on your website for these keywords. Do not require your user to click further to find the information they need.
To give yourself the best chance of converting the visitor make sure that the navigation across the website is very simple and user friendly so that your landing page is as few clicks away from a transaction as possible.
There is one major ‘don’t’ with landing pages too. Do not place them in an area that requires a login or registration process before the user can reach the information they require. This is a sure way to send them straight back to the search results with a bitter taste in their mouth.
At UKFast we create new pages for every keyword that appears in our advertising campaign. It’s an ongoing process that can be very rewarding when done correctly.