Landing Page Design: Always Test Graphics
The Taguchi method of landing page testing identifies the following factors or variables that are worth testing on any given landing page:
- Image or Graphic
- Logo Configuration
- Form Position
- Body Copy
- Scarcity Element
David Bullock of Results-Squared shared a landing page test his company conducted recently at Mequoda’s Landing Page Driven Internet Marketing pre-conference SIPA workshop. The landing page test was for a company that sells bookkeeping training and home business opportunity products.
The images he tested were:
- Image of DVD
- Image of Smart, Successful Woman
- Image of Happy Couple
The image of the smart, successful woman crushed the other two images, which is a typical result, but should always be tested.
A successful copywriter will always suggest a landing page graphic test when he hands you his copy. Bob Bly, in a recent landing page review for the Mequoda Daily, noted how he’d test the graphic on RocketFrench.com, which promises prospects mastery of the French language.
Currently, the page displays a cartoon image of a woman, which Bob dislikes. If he were the copywriter on the job, he’d have split tested three different images: a) a photo of the program’s creator, b) a photo of the product and c) a photo of a young, attractive couple sitting in a café in Paris, speaking French to the waitress.
The point of the story? Never guess, always test.