Be Clear About Your Offer

Think about a time you clicked on a misleading CTA. How did you feel when you did not get the item you were expecting? If you felt mislead, did you carry through and fill out the form or put in your credit card?

Probably not. And you probably never went back to the website and clicked around their other services or offerings. Switching things up like that feels a bit scammy and users will simply find a competitor who means what they say.

Use Action Verbs

when you want a user to do something, tell them. Avoid using vague language. A lot of users skim emails and websites because we are psychologically trained to hunt out the CTA. It is the fastest way to see exactly what we are looking at, along with headlines and bullet points

Length and Design

Keep your CTA short. The copy on the button should not exceed 4 words. If you feel like you need to do more to convince them, you should definitely revisit your body copy or headlines.

Also consider using the words as an opportunity to dispel myths about your product. Netflix is probably the most famous example. Their primary CTA is, “Join free for a month.” They know people are hesitant to join without trying it out, so they address this setback right then and there.

From a design perspective, consider keeping the page simple and match your CTA to your company’s logo color. If they are the only 2 color elements on the website, they will both pop off the page and catch your eye.

Test those CTA’s!

Changing out the color, copy or offering can boost content when it plateaus. Breathing new life into your marketing efforts is a successful tactic and especially useful for social media! If you have a blog that does well, link to it again!