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The product and services page on your website happen to be some of the most important as these pages help you gather leads and make sales. Not only do you want these pages to be professionally laid out but also quality content.
The guide below is by no means comprehensive. However, we cover almost everything you’ll need to draft content for both services and product pages. That said if there is something that you know works use that in addition to what we discuss below.
Let’s get right to it then!
Most businesses will just name their pages “products,” “services,” or both. That’s a mistake because they are losing out on a lot of branding possibilities by doing this. While these are commonly used to easily identify what these pages do, you might want to try a couple of others which in our experience is more effective.
Here are a couple of ideas for you to use:
When you creatively name the products and services pages, it is an excellent way to give them some personality. If anything catchy names will help your business stand out and in many cases, even turn casual visitors into prospects. However, you shouldn’t sacrifice the clarity of your page to be creative, trying doing both.
Your initial priority should be to ensure that your visitors are very clear about what you are selling. They should understand without much effort how your products or services can benefit them. If things can be explained with a video, make sure that the video is as short and to the point as it can be.
You don’t want visitors to your website to work on figuring out what you are offering because that may turn them off. Not to mention that not many people want to sit around, trying to find out what you sell. If they can’t see something they want, they can just go on over to the next business listed on Google.
You don’t need to think out of the box for product or service names. The idea is to use names that are common so that visitors don’t have a problem figuring out what you sell or offer. Don’t use this as a branding opportunity and risk customers, not feeling that they can remember what you offer. After all, there are many other branding opportunities on your website, and you can bring out the business’s personality there.
The approach you take will mainly depend on what you are offering. Sometimes it pays to go all out creative to set your service apart from the competition. Other times going mainstream will work well, and for some industries, a hybrid approach is advised.
If you are not sure what approach to take, perhaps take a look at the leaders in your industry and see what they are doing. Replicating their success here could save you a lot of time and effort.
How your products and services are described as matter. How it is described and what is mentioned in the description in relation to your business will have an impact on if people decide to buy or leave it for now.
When drafting descriptions, there are a couple of rules which you’ll want to follow:
Every industry is different, and so it is important to organize your product page or services in the best way that makes sense.
Here are a couple of examples:
In addition to the above if you are selling a product instead of a service it is important that your product pages have everything we discuss below.
Every item you sell should be accompanied by its visual representation. So, if you’re selling baby food, a picture of the formula, the bottle, etc. should be on the page. Even if you have an Instagram account or a dedicated page for the photos, you should still have a picture of each product on the products’ page. If you don’t have these it will make it hard to convert visitors.
Using visuals also makes it easy to optimize your pages for search engines. The images will show up on Google’s image search, and it is an excellent way to drive more traffic to your product pages.
Product pages are not about showing how eloquently you can write or your ability to write twelve letter words. They (visitors) want to learn about what you’re selling and see if it meets their needs. If they have to pick up a dictionary to figure out what you’re trying to say or have a good understanding of industry jargon, then you’ll lose them.
Your descriptions should be easy to understand with simple words. Also, include common questions you often get from customers and answer those questions in your copy for the page.
To engage with customers it is important that your website has a testimonial, success story, and a case study page. Doing this will mean that you can easily link from the product description page to the success story, white paper, customer story, and other stuff. Doing this helps to solidify your case and improve conversions.
When visitors have finished reading your product or service page, they need to decide what comes next. They make this decision very quickly. The decisions include: should they read another page, buy, leave, subscribe, contact you, or perhaps make an appointment.
Your conversion goal is the action you need them to take. So, think about what action this is going to be. It can be purchasing your super-plus-VIP package, or it can be leaving their name or email address.
If your services are competitively priced with a lot of features getting them to buy or subscribe is easier. If that’s the case outright ask them to make an appointment or buy the product. If your prospective customers require some nurturing, you might want to start with something smaller like free consultation, a blog subscription or sample content.
Your CTA or Call to Action needs to make it as easy as it can be to take the desired action. Once their contact information is in your database, with their permission, you can go ahead and follow up the right way. If anything building a relationship is a great way to get business. So, these types of lead generation techniques help you do just that.
The goal is to tailor your products and services pages to the persona of your ideal client or the target niche. The better you are able to aim for that market or that particular buyer or client, the better will be your conversion rates. That said drafting content for services or product page is an ongoing process. It takes time, experience and effort.
A clear, descriptive and honestly laid out page with all the prices, with testimonials and CTA, is a great way to start. Then you can try improving the content on your page based on the feedback you receive from visitors to your website. Alternatively, you could save a great deal of time and even money by hiring a professional writer to handle all of this for you. If anything it reduces the need for constant trial and error.