Shortform URLs And Digital Marketing
Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Getting people to the right page on your website can be a challenge…
Consider the following: you’ve got a specific product or service you’d like to promote, and you’ve set up a marketing campaign to support that, but the page URL for this particular offer is www.myproduct.co.uk./best-thing-to-buy-for-this-particular-need
Hardly a compelling URL to have to include on a digital post, or anywhere for that matter!
So what’s the best way to get people to that page without them having to type that all in (which they simply won’t do!)?
There are two options…
These are technical plug-ins or add-ons that allow you to enter your extremely long URL and spit out a shortened version that’s far easier to articulate in marketing efforts.
Many CMSs will, however, include this feature, so if you’re managing your own content on-site, or can ask your content management partner to do so for you, you should be able to get a branded shortform URL – the better solution in this case!
Sending people to your home page
Ultimately though, the best way to convert people to the specific page you’re marketing is to send them to your home page and ensure there’s a prominent link taking them to the relevant page.
For advice on how best to market your products and services online, contact Realnet today on 01223 550800.