I have been reading through many threads here and some getting started tutorials. I haven’t found anything recommending LeadPages.
Leadpages is what I have been using, as it was recommended to me a few months ago when I decided to start pursuing this work.
Is leadpages something that I should just drop, and instead get familiar creating my own landing pages?
Thanks a ton.
Yes, get familiar with making your own or at the very least using a service that lets you export the pages as HTML for editing and hosting elsewhere.
There’s a reason you couldn’t find anything recommending LeadPages 😛
Thanks for the reply Zeno! LeadPages is dropped. Getting Muse today and will be familiarizing myself with it.
I’ve been thinking of getting Lead Pages myself!
In the past I used to use Optimize Press 2.0 for creating landing pages, but I got tired of all the bugs they have.
But I thought Lead Pages would be good, since I could host my sites over at their servers, which I understood would be pretty fast?
Don’t trust servers from these types of services or in general anything where you don’t have access to the raw page code and can’t host it wherever you want.
I don’t know what they use but I imagine it’s a few Amazon servers (generally crap) or Google App Engine or similar. Likely one server location. US. Haven’t tested or checked but these services are a dime a dozen – they boast performance and speed but 99.9% of their users wouldn’t know how to quantify load speed performance anyway.
You are better off learning the fundamentals of how to make landers, host them somewhere, use a CDN etc. Later you can split test with these services to see how they compare, at least for US/EU campaigns.
If they do worse you would never know without a benchmark.