Landing page optimization is about people, not products. You need to explain how you will change people’s lives, not what you will sell them. To do that, you need to get into their heads until you know them better than their own mothers.
Mothers have an uncanny ability to buy birthday presents that are almost perfect. You enjoy saltwater fishing, and she buys freshwater lures. You enjoy red wine, and she buys white. Moms are amazing, but it’s a good thing they’re not marketers.
You, savvy marketer, need to know if your customer wants red or white, marlin or trout, or software or hardware. More importantly, you need to dig into their minds to know why they want these things.
Remember the last time you bought something at a gift shop? Maybe you were at a museum and bought a commemorative spoon or something? You probably didn’t realize it, but that experience taught you about landing page copywriting.
Whatever you bought, it was insanely overpriced. But you were feeling good. You were on vacation with the kids. You had extra money. Why not?
About a week later you probably saw the spoon and wondered, “What was I thinking?” The truth is that you weren’t thinking. You were “feeling.”
“Feeling” is stronger than thinking
Everyone wants to be logical. We want to weigh facts, consider options and make good decisions. But many times we don’t.