I'm building Repro to help developers and testers fix bugs much faster.
Last week I launched my first landing page, but I've struggled with engagement. This is how the page looked yesterday:
Today I re-launched the landing page with some much needed improvements. (You can see the new version here). I'd like to share the biggest mistakes I made, and what I've done to fix them:
Effective landing pages explain the value proposition, right at the top. I didn't do this. I immediately talked about what the product does, not why it is useful.
How have I fixed this? I picked the most compelling use case I could think of, and made it the story that the landing page tells.
I left it to the reader to work out if they were the intended user of Repro. Even if you think it could be obvious, it might not be.
What have I done this time? I created simple user personas and thought about their pain points. I used this to create targeted messaging that speaks directly to these users.
A landing page should lead to a conversion, such as starting a conversation, onboarding a new account or signing a user up to a mailing list. My first landing page had a single call-to-action, offering the chance to "Join the waitlist" - hardly the opportunity of a lifetime!
What's different this time? I give users a better reason to convert: early adopters will be fast tracked on to a beta plan and help shape the future of Repro. The CTA indicates this clearly - "Sign up for early access" - and there are multiple opportunities to convert across the page.
The new Repro landing page is live now. I'm much happier with this version, but I know it's far from perfect. What new mistakes can you see? Help me make it better!