If you have found a campaign and offer that is converting well, you probably are already running customized landing pages based on the keyword used. For example is someone searches for “carbon fiber golf clubs” you have the word “carbon fiber golf clubs” on the landing page. You probably grab the search term and display it on your page with PHP. Pretty common sense stuff. But I like to take it one step further to squeeze a higher conversion percentage from my landing pages. It’s all about choosing the type of landing page based on the intent of the keyword. Certain keywords are used by searchers at different buying stages of the buying cycle. So you don’t want to send someone looking for general information to the same landing pages as someone ready to buy. To determine what type of landing page would be best, you need to determine the web searchers intent for term they typed in.

It’s probably best described with an example:

Say you are pushing an offer on CJ for DVD players. If someone searches the term “Blue Ray DVD players”, to me that says the person is in an information gathering or comparison mode. So it makes sense to send them to a comparison type landing page. That kind of page could list different models, pros and cons, the “editors pick” (of course all of are your affiliate links). On the other hand if a person searches for “Sony BDP-S550”**, that is a person ready to buy. Model numbers are super high converting keywords and those searchers don’t need a lot of pre-sellling, if any at all. In fact, this would be a great term to direct link to the offers sales page if you can get away with it. If you have to go through a landing page, a minimal pass-through page should convert best.

There are no tools out there that will tell you the intent of the searcher typing in a keyword, and which landing page would go with it. That’s where your creativity comes in as an affiliate. But if you just put yourself in the mindset of the consumer, it should guide you in the right direction, and lead to better converting campaigns.

**(If this was a brand restricted keyword you could try leaving off the “sony”, just bid on “BDP-S550” and phrase match it to grab the impression based off a “Sony BDP-S550” search)