Why is it better to promote a landing page than directly your referral link?Most of the time your referral link shows a standard page which is the same for all the users. It can be a sales page or a sign up page. Some programs provide also landing pages to choose from to promote your referral link but then the landing pages are also the same for all the users. So if you promote the same page like every body else, this does not exactly increase your chances of success.
There are many ways to promote a program but in most cases you have just a couple of seconds to catch the viewers attention. The problem with most referral links is that there is just too much content on the provided landing pages to be grasped in a couple of seconds. So instead of going through this content, the viewer just goes to the next advert.
What should a good landing page contain?Only the essential! In as few words as possible, it should convey the main reasons why it is necessary to join the program. It should show the major benefits for the user. Ask yourself why you joined the program? A main title, a subtitle and couple of arguments are enough. Don't forget that you only have a couple of seconds to catch the viewers attention. The less content the better it is. A good landing page should also contain a call to action, a button that send to the real referral url.
You might say that it makes the process just longer if the user clicks a landing page first. What you want is that the user subscribes with the program and if you show him the benefits of it before he is sent to the subscription page, the chances will be much higher that he enrolls.
Some examples of not very successful referral urls and possible landing pages:
ads4btc which is the same for all the users and not really helpful to attract the viewers attention.
For a program that is very popular like clixsense, it is very difficult to get referrals. Especially if you use the standard referral url that looks like this:
There is just too much content and your chances to get new referrals with this page are very low.
Another example with a bitcoins program called coinpower. It is an interesting program but on this referral url it is not really clear what is website and what is ads. For a user who has only a couple of seconds to contemplate this page, it will just seem a mess.
A landing page can show the real advantages of the program:
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