Recently, the average consumer has grown more and more successful when it comes to avoiding undesired exposure to advertising materials. Reacting to this tide of change, many businesses have begun capitalizing on a different marketing strategy. Inbound marketing, as it is called, relies on the process of drawing visitors into your website, turning those visitors into leads, and ultimately turning those leads into customers.The most vital tool used in the process outlined above is a call to action. Calls to action aim to have the visitors follow their suggestions. They are generally found in the form of a sentence or two that encourages a visitor to look further into how the business can provide them a service.
Some websites are conspicuously lacking in calls to action, despite their benefits. When a visitor reaches the end of a particular page, they often need guidance as to what to do next. Don’t let them search around on their own and potentially get lost. Instead, prompt them into the correct direction and give them the next step.
Boring calls to action won’t get the job done. Hyperlinks should be enticing and irresistibly clickable, e.g., “Contact us for a free quote,” or “How do we start?”. Plain text calls to action should clearly state how your company can help the visitor and indicate an ability and willingness to help. Ideally, all calls to action should be seamless yet noticeable. The success of calls to action is easily measured with a comparison of views and clicks.
Add some calls to action to your webpage and see for yourself the increase in business a quality call to action brings.