The smart people at Unbounce recently released their 2017 Conversion Benchmark Reports detailing an in-depth breakdown of lead generation benchmarks per industry.
While it’s an amazing benchmark report to download (and you all should), one of the biggest items the document covers is the answer to a question most marketers get asked frequently.
What is the average landing page conversion rate for our industry?
Median Landing Page Conversion Rates by Industry
- Business Consulting 5.0%
- Business Services 3.4%
- Credit & Lending 5.5%
- Health 2.8%
- Higher Education 2.6%
- Home Improvement 3.3%
- Legal 3.2%
- Real Estate 2.8%
- Travel 5.0%
- Vocational Studies & Job Training 6.0%
How Does Your Landing Page Stack Up?
Are you meeting these benchmarks? They may seem like small numbers, but we’ve seen worse. There are a few reasons landing pages aren’t quite as effective as they should be. Take a moment to think about if these issues are affecting your landing pages and take steps to correct them:
- Asking for too much personal information : Do you ‘really’ need to collect gender or their affinity for Batman vs. Superman
- Lost Call To Action (CTA) : Are you directing people to a specific action? If you look at the page for 3-seconds can you easily spot the directive?
- Missing information or lack of relevancy : Consider ‘how’ visitors are arriving on this page. Are you teasing them with an offer or information that isn’t present on the page? Don’t laugh, this happens ALL THE TIME!