Call-to-Action Buttons - Instapage Guide

Call-to-Action Buttons

Last updated on July 13, 2017

Creating the most enticing CTA button is crucial for a successful landing page.

A primary call-to-action button gets the visitor to perform the main action. For example, the primary action on a webinar landing page is for visitors to sign up for the webinar. The page could also have a secondary goal, possibly a button taking visitors to the pricing page for a free trial sign up. Secondary goals (CTAs) usually appear below the fold and at the bottom of a landing page.

VWO uses both primary and secondary CTA buttons. The primary CTA button urges visitors to start their free trial:

VWO Call to Action Button Examples

The secondary CTA tells the visitors to view a case study (secondary action):

VWO Secondary CTA Buttons

To be clicked, your call to action button must nail the following four criteria:

Color: You need to make your button pop on your landing page, which is why you need to design it in a contrasting color as compared to the rest of the page.

Vidyard does this with their button. The service places an orange CTA button on a green background, making the button more noticeable:

Vidyard Call to Action Button Example

Size: Your button should be an appropriate size to attract your visitors’ attention. Sprout Social has two CTA buttons, but they’re both an appropriate size relative to its immediate area:

Sprout Social Landing Page Example

Placement: When placing your primary CTA button, make sure you don’t put it too prematurely on the page — otherwise, you risk losing conversions. Explain your offer first, and then display your CTA and how they can obtain your offer.

Copy: CTA copy is crucial. Eliminate words that cause friction such as “Submit,” “Buy,” and “Download.” If you’re looking to increase visitor sign-ups, use personalized copy and add something unique about your service.

Kissmetrics uses personalized copy and puts themselves in the visitor’s shoes:

Kissmetrics Landing Page Example

Pronouns like “I,” “me,” and “my,” directly address your visitors, which is why they work well for CTA copy. Instapage does this with their button copy, and even add urgency with “Now:”

Instapage Button Copy Example