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Hey hacker friends - I recently created a simple landing page for an email course. It's hosted on my personal WordPress site and I'm using a standard full page template. It's currently converting at about 15%. You can view it here: http://robertgibb.me/free-remote-job-course/ I like the minimal approach I took because it didn't cost me anything to do and it's easy to manage and edit - I just log into WordPress site like usual. That said, I might be missing out on some of the benefits that services like LeadPages and InstaPage offer. Have you used these services? Do they make a big difference? Or can I implement some best practices on my current page without using these services? If so, what might those be?

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    Sean Ellis

    10 days ago #

    I've used unbounce (and my team still does) for this and it definitely makes it easier for testing - particularly spinning up multiple variations very quickly and having surface level tracking automatically set up with each version. It's also relatively easy to integrate with more advanced tracking solutions. I assume LeadPages and Instapage are also really easy/cheap to set up and optimize for results.

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    Justin Adelson

    10 days ago #

    +1 @sean - What I like about Unbounce is how it automatically splits traffic to the different variations. You can push different traffic sources to different landing pages but you can't be a 100% certain that the results you are seeing are reflective of the landing page variation and not the traffic source or targeted audience.

    Unbounce is a little pricey at $99/month but it is worth the expense once your conversions increase.

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    Andrew Grant

    1 day ago #

    If I were you, I'd definitely went on my own. With a variety of guides on how to create a website available on the web ( be sure to check out this one https://www.templatemonster.com/blog/create-website-2017-ultimate-guide/ ), you can easily create a powerful and professional looking website, including a landing page.

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