The best structure for creating a landing page

Koen van de Wetering
September 29, 2023

What is a landing page?

Before you start creating your own landing page, it's good to take a moment to consider exactly what a landing page is. These types of Web pages are used as part of an online marketing campaign and are often separate from the original Web site. When people click on an online ad, follow a link, or scan a QR code, they "land" on this page.

The goal of a landing page is to achieve the highest possible conversion rate. Therefore, a good landing page has only one goal, to prompt visitors to take a certain action. Of course, this is different from a website, which generally offers different products and services as well as other information about the company. The menu allows visitors to click through to different pages in your site. This can cause visitors to lose focus and ultimately not result in a conversion.

Landing pages are often used with the goal of collecting leads. Ways to collect leads include:

  • Requesting a quote
  • E-book download
  • Schedule a free introductory consultation
  • Webinar

At the bottom of this article, we link to several examples of landing pages.

What makes a landing page good?

So a good landing page ensures that as many visitors as possible perform a desired action. In other words, the goal is to get a conversion. Therefore, on the best landing pages, the content is tuned and formatted to entice the visitor to perform that action. There are many ways to entice your visitors. However, the most important thing is that there is a clear Call To Action (CTA) on the page and that the offer of the product or service is immediately clear.

In addition, you want your page to convey a unified message. Do you want people to subscribe? Then don't also ask them to sign up for the newsletter. Always focus on one CTA. You can also see this in the Menuut example above. The CTA of this page is now 90% off. However, it is wise to make the CTA buton recur a few times.

Creating a landing page

Now that you know what makes a good landing page, it's time to create one yourself. With our handy landing page software (AdPage), you can create a landing page for free before you put it online.

You can use one of the many templates that are proven to be effective. In the editor, you can add and edit elements very easily. Below we explain through an example how you can use AdPage to create a great landing page.

1. Choosing the right design

A good landing page starts with the right design. This is the first thing you notice when you land on the page as a visitor, so it should be immediately clear here what your offer is. In addition, you also want to have a clear Call To Action on your page. We choose the fourth design (Sales Page).

Also match the design of your landing page to your corporate identity. Make sure that the basics (such as logo, corporate identity color and other recognizable elements) are reflected on the landing page. This ensures recognition.

Choosing template in AdPage software
Choosing a template in the AdPage software

2. Setting up the cover properly

Once you've found a design that fits your product or service, it's time to set up the cover with sections. The cover is the part of the page that people see as soon as they open the page, without having had to scroll yet.

In the image below, you can see Menuut' s landing page . As you can see, Menuut has kept the cover simple and short. The headline directly explains the result of Menuut's product. The subheadline clearly explains how quickly you can put together a weekly menu. The CTA of this page is focused on an introductory discount and the text under the button provides a bit of urgency by indicating that it is a temporary offer.

The cover of Menuut

3. Start with a review to confirm your message

In some cases, just a cover on your landing page may be enough. However, do you want to sell something? Then just a cover will not suffice. It works well to put a section right after your promise in which a customer or an expert confirms that your product works well. If your customer can tell something about your product or service from their own experience, you also ensure that the visitor gains more confidence in your offer.

A review on Menuut's landing page
Review example

4. Describe your unique advantages

The promise is made and confirmed, but what does it actually deliver for your visitor? By mentioning concrete benefits, you keep the visitor interested and make it clear what they stand to gain. The first benefit talks about "Prime recipes. A smart choice, since the review up there comes from the founder of OERsterk. Subconsciously, this works for your visitor.

Benefits described on Menuut's landing page
Describe benefits

5. Be sure to describe a recognizable problem

The promise is made and confirmed, but what does it actually deliver for your visitor? By mentioning concrete benefits, you keep the visitor interested and make it clear what they stand to gain. The first benefit talks about "Prime recipes. A smart choice, since the review up there comes from the founder of OERsterk. Subconsciously, this works for your visitor.

Problem described on Menuut's landing page
Problem described on Menuut's landing page

6. Responding to things you have already tried to solve the problem

By capitalizing on alternatives to solve your problem, you again create recognition and/or transparency about what the product you offer is not. In addition, you also position your brand in a way that explains why it is unique from your competitor. You immediately kill 2 birds with one stone here. Why are you different from your competitor?

Alternative solutions
Showing alternative solutions

7. And here it comes: The solution

By following up with the final solution, you complete the PAS formula. PAS stands for Problem, Agitation, Solution. This method is often used by copywriters on both landing pages but also on social media to give a clear structure to the solution you are offering.

The discount and temporary offer add urgency. This causes your page to achieve a higher conversion rate because the visitor risks paying full price when the offer expires.

Show the solution of your offer
Show the solution of your offer

8. Recognizable pain points

It is important to name the biggest problem at the beginning of your page. Then you can choose to break this down further into specific pain points. Menuut has chosen to turn these pain points into questions that respond to these pain points.

Provide recognition
Provide recognition

9. About us

In a landing page where your goal is to sell your product, trust is very important. In addition to reliable reviews, your visitors want to know who is behind the product. Write a piece of text in which you introduce the reader to you. The more transparent you make this, the more trust you generate. Be sure to include a photo of yourself or the team. Of course, a personal video is also a nice way to introduce your visitors to you.

Tell something about yourself
Tell something about yourself to inspire confidence

10. How it works

Your visitor now knows what problem you are solving, what the benefits are, who recommends it and who is behind it. But what happens when the visitor chooses to purchase the product? What are the next steps? Nobody likes uncertainty and especially not in the buying process. So make sure you communicate clearly about the steps to take after purchase.

Explaining how it works

11. Examples and outcomes.

Your product solves a problem, but it can also provide a beautiful end result. In this case, you get to work with beautiful dishes. So showcase these examples. They look tasty and at the same time it brings you to a healthier life.

Examples and outcomes

12. Refuting objections by answering questions

We are now some sections on. The visitor is convinced, but there may always be some unanswered questions. If you have sold your product/service before, you may just be able to list them. If not, talk to your potential customers and ask directly what questions they get when they visit your landing page.

You can add the questions that come back most often to your landing page in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

That's quite a few sections

That's right! You don't have to use them all, either. It may be that your Call to Action on your landing page is much simpler, such as downloading an eBook, Requesting a Quote, etc. Then there is no need to use so many sections. The rule of thumb is: the higher the threshold of your offer, the longer your landing page is generally. With a high threshold, you simply have to try harder to convince the visitor. A visitor wants more information before they proceed to action.

Integrate and publish tools

If your landing page is completely to your liking, you can integrate a few more tools into your page. Are you using an email marketing tool? Through AdPage, you can easily link to tools like MailChimp, ActiveCampaign and MailCampaigns. Once you've integrated your desired tools, your page is ready to publish. With a few simple clicks, your landing page is ready to go and you can begin your campaign.

Optimizing for SEO

With online marketing campaigns, for example advertisements in Google or on social media, you drive traffic to your landing page. But of course, organic traffic to your landing page is also incredibly important. This is why it is important to also consider search engine optimization when creating your landing page.

We have already listed the most important tips for optimizing your landing page for SEO.

Create free landing page

In this blog, you learned that a landing page has only one purpose: to entice visitors to take an action. By aligning your entire page with the Call To Action and keeping the information short, simple and unambiguous you will get the best results.

You also learned how to put all your knowledge into practice and create your own landing page using AdPage's handy tool.

Are you not using landing pages yet? Then your hands are probably itching by now and you want to get started creating your own landing page. Design your landing page now for free with AdPage's tool and discover all the possibilities.

Need inspiration?

Could you still use some inspiration when creating a landing page? We totally understand. Taking a look behind the scenes to get new ideas. Have you already looked in the template library on our website? Every month we publish new templates here that have already proven their success.

We also previously published several examples of successful landing pages. Click through to the various articles below:  

Do you also want to create a landing page?

The landing page Menuut discussed is available as a template in AdPage. You can easily edit this landing page in the powerful editor. Convinced? Then follow the next steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Start your 7-day trial
  3. Choose the template
  4. Edit the content
  5. Publish your landing page to Wordpress or to your own domain name

Need a landing page created by an online marketing agency that works with AdPage? 

If you are looking for an effective way to find a professional marketing agency that specializes in landing page creation through AdPage, then is the marketplace to visit! Sortlist offers a comprehensive platform where businesses can easily and quickly connect with leading marketing agencies. These agencies have the expertise to clearly communicate your brand and message through attractive and converting landing pages.

The following online marketing agencies are already working with AdPage to create Landing Pages and website popups:


Previously, we also gave a webinar on creating a landing page. Check back below.

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