Get inside your customer’s head: A guide to writing irresistible calls to action

Often, when we think of optimizing our call to action (CTA), we immediately think of landing page buttons and tweaking colors.

However, your landing page CTA isn’t the only marketing CTA that matters.

To get people to your landing page, you need them to click on your ads, which means you need a smart call to action in your ads.

This is particularly important for paid search advertisers in situations where you can’t include imagery to convince people to use your business. To get online searchers to act, you are completely dependent on your paid search copy, including that all-important CTA.

But how do you create the right text ad CTA?

Should you go with an old standby like “Click Here!,” “Buy Now!” or “Sign Up Today!” or something more specific, like “Get Your Free Consultation Today!”?

The answer is… it depends.

As with any online marketing campaign, picking the right paid search CTA is all about getting inside a potential customer’s head. You need to understand the “why” behind a search and how to create a CTA that uses that “why” to get them to click.

[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]

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Jacob Baadsgaard
Jacob is passionate entrepreneur on a mission to grow businesses using PPC & CRO. As the Founder & CEO of Disruptive Advertising, Jacob has developed an award-winning and world-class organization that has now helped over 2,000 businesses grow their online revenue. Connect with him on Twitter.