Instapage is an excellent tool for creating landing pages that convert more leads into sales. Claudia Instapage
This product sounds great, with professional-looking landing page templates and an excellent page builder tool. But does it really look as good as it sounds? And will it be able to assist you in creating conversion-focused landing pages with minimal effort? The relatively high price makes it seem expensive.
These are some of the questions we’ll be asking in this Instapage evaluation.
This review will help determine if Instapage has the right landing page builder to suit your needs. It covers the key features and also shows how it works.
Let’s get started…
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Instapage is a cloud-based platform which includes everything needed to create and publish landing pages.
Regardless of whether you already have a website or an online presence, Instapage allows you to create conversion-focused landing pages to help you generate more leads, sell more products, or elicit some other action from your visitors.
Instapage’s features are easy to use, so you don’t need any design or programming experience. Split-testing tools and analytics are just a few of the many features that Instapage offers. They allow you to use visitor information to increase the effectiveness your landing page designs.
Before we move on to the section that explains exactly what Instapage does, how they interact and whether Instapage is easy to use, let’s take a look at why you might choose to build your landing pages with Instapage.
A collection of templates you can customize — You don’t need to start over or look for ideas when creating your next landing pages.
Intuitive landingpage editor –Instapage’s drag-and-drop interface is powerful but easy to use.
Instapage is a powerful form builder. It allows you to easily create custom forms that collect user information.
Useful widget selection — In addition to the forms you can easily add other elements such as images or videos to your landing pages.
Tracking and reporting — With the built-in analytics, heatmap, and A/B testing tools, you can quickly see what is and isn’t working, and then optimize your landing pages for better results.
Integration options — Instapage is able to connect to a wide variety of services using Zapier. This includes email marketing platforms like WordPress and many more.
Hosted system –Instapage hosts everything on its own, instead of using a WordPress plugin. You can create landing pages from your account for multiple projects or websites. Instapage, however, allows you quickly to publish landing page on your WordPress website.
Instapage pricing information will be covered in the review. But, if this sounds like the right tool for you, then there is a 14 day free trial.
Anyone looking to create a landing page with Instapage should find the above Instapage overview appealing.
But how effective are those features? Do they live up the hype? We’ll find out by looking deeper into Instapage’s key features.
Instapage’s marketing content claims there are more then 200 templates. But a quick look at the library revealed that there only were about 80.
Some of these templates, such the thank you pages templates, weren’t fully customizable landing page options.
As you can see, however, the templates that you have access are very high-quality and cover a wide variety of goals.
You can quickly locate the type of template that you are looking for when you create a new landing webpage with the filters.
The templates that cover signup forms, product sales, event registrations, app downloads, and product sales can give you a clear idea of Instapage’s target market.
Instapage’s main selling feature is its landing pages editor. This means that you don’t have to use the templates in their default state. Or even use a template at any time.
DRAG-AND-DROP LANDING PAGE EDITOR
The Instapage editor lets you create unique landing pages, no matter if you use one of the templates or a blank canvas. In fact, the key word when describing the Instapage landing page editor is probably freedom.
Instapage’s page builder allows you, unlike most other WordPress page builders, to position your elements wherever you want them to be. Instead of being restricted to a grid layout or a column and row-based structure, the items on your page can be moved anywhere on the canvas — even on top of each other.
It can be overwhelming to not have restrictions and full creative freedom. Instapage provides a way to make sure you have everything in order.
A great feature of the page builder is the ability to display the distance between an item and other content. This makes it simple for perfectionists who want to place their elements on the page. Additionally, items can be gently snapped to the grid layout by being dragged and dropped around the page.
You can disregard the grid and other indicators but it is helpful to have some direction in arranging page elements.
By clicking the preview button, you can view your landing page from any browser tab. You won’t need to preview your design often, however, since the page builder offers a WYSIWYG interface. Your design should look exactly like it did in the editor after it’s been published.
Instapage’s page builder interface makes it easy to customize the elements that make up your pages. The page will display a few settings as well as an edit button when you click on an item.
Clicking the edit button will allow you to see the item’s properties and make any changes beyond those that are available on the floating bar.
Instapage’s time-saving feature is great if you plan to create multiple landing pages, either for your clients or yourself. You can create a collection of reusable assets or blocks that you can insert into your landing pages using Instablocks.
For example, you can create a custom block with testimonials from your customers, and save it in Instablock. Then, whenever you need to include testimonials on a landing page, you can quickly insert that Instablock into the page.
Instablocks are also useful for creating page headers, footers and calls-to-action. Furthermore, Instapage includes a variety of Instablock templates that you can use as starting points for your own assets.
If you’re wondering if you can update an Instablock in the library and then have those changes automatically applied to every instance of that block in your published pages, the answer is yes. To use the Global Blocks functionality, you must upgrade to the more expensive Enterprise license of Instapage.
LANDING PAGE WIDGETS
Instapage widgets allow you to quickly add elements to your landing page designs. Click on any of the widget icons located in the Instapage editor’s sidebar menu and drag it onto your canvas.
You can move the widget around and edit its appearance and contents. You can also specify the action associated to a widget. For example, what happens when a button clicks.
Although there are many useful options, Instapage’s widget selection is perhaps the weakest part of Instapage, especially when compared with WordPress page builders such as Divi Builder or Elementor. Instapage can be used to add these widgets to landing pages:
- Horizontal, Vertical and Horizontal Lines
- HTML widgets
You can use a modern WordPress page-builder plugin to add readymade sliders and testimonials to your pages.
Instapage makes it easy to create pricing tables and testimonial panels. You can combine the text, image, headlines, and headlines widgets to make your own, but it’s less convenient than adding a pre-made, purpose-built widget. You can save time by using pre-built pricing tables or other elements from the page templates. However, adding these widgets to your pages is not as easy as using ready-made widgets you can drag and drop onto them.
Instablock is a feature that allows you create elements, such a pricing table or call to action, and save them for future use.
MOBILE-FRIENDLY PAGE DESIGNS
Instapage’s landing pages are automatically mobile-friendly. However, in the editor, you can switch to the mobile view of a page you’re working on and make changes that only mobile users will see.
Instapage supports the idea that landing pages can be displayed differently depending on whether users are using a phone or a computer. However, you can’t make two completely different versions of a page. Instead, you can hide elements that you don’t wish mobile users to see.
Instapage has a very powerful page builder. The interface is not only simple to use, but it also gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to positioning items, while also providing helpful assistance if you want to precisely align your page elements. Although there are no pre-built widgets or elements, most items can be made by hand and saved for later.
LANDING PAGE PUBLISHING OPTIONS
After you’ve created a landing page with Instapage, you have a few publishing options, which include:
- You can publish it on your own domain.
- It is published to a WordPress site using a free plugin.
- It was published online on a Drupal site.
Instapage demodomains allow you to test your landing page designs, but it is not advised that you run campaigns using landing pages published on this site. Instead, use a domain already registered elsewhere.
PUBLISHING AN INSTAPAGE LANDING PAGE ON A WORDPRESS WEBSITE
It is extremely simple to publish an Instapage landing page on your WordPress website. After you have installed the free plugin, all that is required to link your WordPress site with your Instapage Account is to enter a few easy-to-remember details.
Once you have connected your WordPress website to your Instapage account you can choose which landing page you wish to publish on your site. Any landing pages you created in Instapage can be accessed via a dropdown in your WordPress dashboard.
Instapage pages are published to WordPress websites. You have the option of making them a landing page, error page or homepage.
You should be able to view that landing page on your WordPress website once you’ve selected a page, entered a URL for it, and clicked the Publish button. A similar process is used to publish landing pages in Drupal. Claudia Instapage
PUBLISHING A LANDING PAGE ON YOUR OWN DOMAIN
Not only can you publish landing pages to a WordPress or Drupal website, but you can also make them available online with a domain name that has been registered.
Instapage provides instructions for several of the most well-known registrars. This will help you quickly connect your domain with your Instapage account. You can also find extensive documentation on the website to help you understand the process.
You can connect an unlimited number of domains and subdomains to your Instapage account, allowing you to publish up to 30 landing page experiences at once on the Business plan (more on the Enterprise plan), across multiple domains or WordPress and Drupal websites.
You can also download landing page templates and share them with Instapage users. They can edit them and post them to their accounts.
INSTAPAGE INTEGRATION OPTIONS
Your Instapage landing pages can be integrated with a variety of third-party solutions, such as analytics software, email marketing services, and webinar providers. Instapage can be connected to Shopify and PayPal to allow you to collect payments online.
Zapier can be used to link your landing pages with even more services and apps. To connect your landing pages with a specific service, please read the integration documentation.
TRACKING, TESTING AND REPORTING
You can track the performance of your landing pages once you have it published. To track the actions of your visitors while viewing your pages, you can use the built in heatmap tool.
The heatmap may help to identify any issues with your landing pages. It could be that visitors aren’t seeing buttons or forms on the page.
To monitor the effectiveness of your pages, heatmaps can be used to show conversion rates and other analytics data. Integrating with Google Analytics provides you with even more information about how your pages perform.
Instapage also allows you to run A/B tests on your landing pages to help you get even more conversions from your visitors. You can create a copy by using the controls and then make modifications to the new page such as changing the call-to-action. Instapage will then display all versions of your page to your visitors so that they can decide which one performs best.
OTHER FEATURES OF INSTAPAGE
We’ve seen Instapage’s various templates, how easy it is for you to create landing pages and publish them. There are also a few other things that you can do with the tool.
Instapage however, offers many other features that have allowed it to grow into one of today’s most popular lead generation and landing page creation services.
These characteristics can be described as follows:
- The ability for multiple users to collaborate on a project and work on the same landing pages while keeping track of communication and changes made.
- Integration with Google AdWords to view advertising data in your Instapage dashboard
- Large online documentation library that will help you make the most of Instapage.
- Google AMP landingpage creation support is available.
You can see the complete list of Instapage features on the plans page. Claudia Instapage
This review should have provided you with enough information to make an informed decision about Instapage. If you’re still not sure, you can use the trial offer to try it for free for 14 days. To activate the trial, you will need to provide your payment information. This will allow you to be charged automatically when the expires. However, cancelling is simple.
Instapage offers two options for signing up if you love the trial.
Instapage Business plans are available. They cost $199 per month or $149 per year if you pay annually. Paying annually requires an initial payment of $1,788, but represents a 25% savings over monthly payments.
A customized Enterprise plan is also available, tailored to your exact requirements with pricing that suits your configuration. After a conversation with the sales team, your customized Enterprise plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
You can view the Instapage pricing page to see what features are included in each Business plan and the additional options available for Enterprise customers.
Instapage Pros and Cons
Instapage is a powerful tool for creating landing pages and generating leads, but is it right for you?
Before we wrap up the review, here’s an overview of Instapage’s top features as well its potential drawbacks.
- You will find a variety of professionally-designed landing page templates.
- Ability to upload files and sell products via your landing pages.
- A simple but powerful landing page builder.
- Publishing landing pages is easy with many options.
- You can find a variety of tools and reporting data that will help you optimize your pages.
- Instapage has many features that allow for client and team collaboration.
- Mobile support is available to help you create mobile-friendly landing pages.
- There are many helpful resources online, and you can also get support via live chat.
- There aren’t as many templates for landing pages as there are for other tools such as Leadpages.
- The business plan includes 30,000 unique visitors each month, 30 published landing pages experiences, five workspaces, and five members of the team.
- Its high pricing makes it unsuitable for inexperienced website owners.
These features and drawbacks will help to decide whether Instapage can be your best landing page builder.
Final Thoughts Claudia Instapage
Instapage is both a landing page builder as well as a publishing tool.
You should have no trouble creating the right type of landing pages for your project thanks to the starter templates and advanced page builder.
Instapage is a WordPress plugin that makes publishing landing pages easy. It is also possible to publish landing pages directly on your own domains, if you do not want them to be published on your WordPress blog. To keep things simple, Instapage handles all of your hosting needs.
Instapage is suited for a wide variety of projects thanks to its ability deliver downloads, collect leads through landing page and integrate pages with various third-party service providers. However, some readers may be put off by the slightly limited options for selling products directly through your landing pages.
Despite all of its great features, the main stumbling block will be deciding whether you can justify spending $149 or more per month on a landing page builder. Instapage should be considered if you have the budget.
The Divi theme can be used by anyone who is already using WordPress, or intends to start. It costs $89. While you will need to pay web hosting for your site to go online, there are great web hosts that are affordable.
Divi and other WordPress site builders may not offer all that Instapage offers. If you just need to publish a few landing page to promote your side hustle or increase subscribers to your blog, a WordPress-based configuration might make more sense. Then, if your project takes off, you might want to consider switching to Instapage.
However, if you believe you’re ready for one of the best landing page builders available, Instapage should be at the top of your list. Claudia Instapage