The 7 Principles of Conversion-Centered Landing Page Design
by Oli Gardner
Designing an optimized landing page isn’t exactly a cakewalk. If you want to achieve a respectable conversion rate, that is. So … how schooled are you in the concept of conversion-centered design?
Conversion-centered design (CCD) is a discipline targeted specifically at designing experiences that achieve a single business goal. It seeks to guide the visitor toward completing that one specific action, using persuasive design and psychological triggers as devices to increase conversions.
Landing pages sit at the heart of CCD. A landing page is a standalone page that uses congruent design — working toward a single collective purpose — to usher your visitors toward the finish line, be it the collection of personal data or education about your product/service before passing the baton to the next phase of your conversion funnel.
So how do you persuade a visitor to complete your conversion goal using design? There are a number of design elements that drive a visitor’s attention toward the desired area of interaction. Psychological devices can also encourage participation. Let’s dive right into these two types of CCD elements so you can start designing landing pages that actually convert.
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