The Essentials of Adding Forms To Your Website

how-to-add-form-on-website

 

If you’re like most internet users, chances are you have already filled out some type of form just to get a free trial of a software or to download a PDF file. Business websites use forms because these are one of the most powerful ways to create new leads for their brand, as well as keeping their customers updated.

Since it’s more convenient to keep a current customer than it is to get a new one, obtaining a form that allows you to get your customer’s email address means you can continue updating them with your new products or services via flash sales, email newsletters, and special offers.

However, just like anything else on your website, there’s always a right way to create a form.

Listed below are some of the things you should keep in mind:

Give them a Reason To Fill It Out

The best way to get someone to fill out a form is to give them something useful and interesting in exchange. Giving out a personal information such as email address in exchange for a free video, free mp3 download, free PDF files, and even a free software is already a form of a cost to the end user.

Keep It Short and Concise

The shorter it is, the better chances for the customer to fill the blanks. Keep it less intrusive in its questioning and hassle-free to fill everything out.

Make it Mobile-Friendly

These days, most users utilize their smart phones for almost everything, that is why mobile-friendly forms are always a good idea. If the form doesn’t work great on a mobile device, you’ll most likely see a huge decrease in the number of submissions.

Respect the Email

As previously mentioned; giving up an email address is allowing someone the right to contact you later on. It’s expected to receive emails every once in a while, but what’s not expected is getting a couple of newsletters every day.

If you overuse this right, it will eventually backfire on both your brand’s reputation and your email sending reputation because they’ll most likely report you as spam.

Web Design Methods

Related Blog

Important Factor To Remember Before Updating Your Site

May 24, 2017

  When you release a new feature on your website or maybe updating an existing one, be sure to update your online resources on how to use that update/feature as well. By not doing so, you do a disservice to your visitors and potential customers. It would be like setting up a brand new smart […]

Helpful Ways To Build Traffic To Your Website

March 6, 2017

It’s now time to implement strategies that will effectively build traffic to your website. Here are some ways on how to do it without all the hassle. Best of all, these methods are 100% free! Become A Helpful Resource The majority of people searching online are either looking for specific information on a certain topic […]

How To Make A Successful Website

August 26, 2016

1) Be sure that your website looks great and that it functions properly: There’s nothing more discouraging than having a cluttered website. After all, it is your 24/7 salesperson who does not sleep, doesn’t need any holiday break and is constantly available should your clients need them. However, just like the human counterpart, your website […]

Why It’s Essential To Have Mobile Responsive Websites

February 12, 2015

Mobile Responsive Websites Contrary to popular belief, most websites online are actually not mobile responsive. To explain to you what mobile responsive is, basically your website needs to be able to adjust how it displays to varying sizes of screens that it is being viewed on. So some people will be on a large screen […]

1 2