1st Anniversary: The 101 Landing Page Tips Ebook Becomes a Blog Post

By | Google+ , August 15th, 2010 in News | 5 comments

A year ago, when the six of us sat in a Vancouver restaurant to agree that we were going to start our new company, I started work on a makeshift website, primarily to expose our value proposition and to house the beginnings of the blog you are now reading. Prior to releasing our first Minimum Viable Product (MVP) we wanted to generate some business leads.

Lead gen is all about the prize you give to the provider of personal data, and we needed something (as a friend and investor often said to us) to sell the fire and not the fire extinguisher. Meaning that we needed to address the pain which would naturally lead to an enhanced desire for the pain relief.

With that in mind I corralled the team at Jason’s place for a 2 hour brainstorm session, where I hoped to get enough stickies on the wall to create an ebook worth exchanging an email for. By the end of the session, we had several hundred post-it notes – some great and some ridiculous and I headed home to start writing.

Despite fears that this could take a week, I worked all night and in the morning presented the team with a 27-page PDF of the official Unbounce eBook – “101 Landing Page Optimization Tips – An Opinionated Guide to Conversion”.

This was our lead gen prize for the past year and it served us well, building a customer list, spreading the brand and our knowledge on the subject of conversion.

The 1 Year Anniversary

Looking back on that day where we did what needed to be done to achieve a goal, is a fond memory, but today, on the anniversary of the creation of Unbounce, I’ve decided to remove the shackles of the lead gen form and turn the PDF into a 5000ft blog article for everyone to read without impediment.

So here it is (slightly edited with fewer typos), go check it out:
101 Landing Page Optimization Tips

About The Author

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Co-Founder of Unbounce. Oli has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He is an opinionated writer and international speaker on Conversion Centered Design. You should follow Oli on Twitter
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Comments

  1. Hi Oli, I am wondering if you use a plugin that shows the picture and profile of the specific author that writes a blog post? If so what is the name of the pluginnnI ask because I see you have your picture and profile in the sidebar and I curious if it will be changed accordingly if someone else from your company writes another blog post?nnPlease advice

  2. Oli Gardner says:

    Hi Owen,
    No plugin, I just coded it manually via the WordPress codex. But yes, the way I’ve built it will show a different author. I didn’t manage to find a plugin for that.
    Oli

  3. It’s awesome you were able to code it, maybe you can create a plugin to solve this problem for bloggers as a free gift from unbounce to the blogging community. Pleace keep me posted, thanks

  4. Elijah says:

    Wicked awesome – congrats on the anniversary! Looking forward to proudly stealing every piece of conversion goodness from this ebook… mmmm… free knowledge… arrrghghghh…

  5. Oli Gardner says:

    Thanks Elijah :) Enjoy…

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