Landing Page Monkey – found here is one of a dozen or so pieces of software designed to help you create a landing page, squeeze page, or sales funnel. The idea is to eliminate the need for a coder or designer by using templates and modular code. What you lose in paying for the service, you make up for in saved time and money you would have spent on a developer.
My initial impression of Landing Page Monkey is not favorable, for two reasons. The first is the information you can find about it online. A huge number of the reviews and overviews of the software online are very transparently designed to be affiliate shells. These people use Landing Page Monkey to create a landing page which itself is designed to get you to buy Landing Page Monkey itself, through them. The second reason is more personal; the autoplay video on their homepage. I just don’t like autoplay videos, and I usually associate them with spam sites. I’m not saying Landing Page Monkey is spam – in fact, the rest of the review is fairly positive – but I’m saying you shouldn’t use autoplay videos. Shame on you, Landing Page Monkey.
So what does Landing Page Monkey have going for it?
- The price tag, obviously, is a huge benefit.
- The software is incredibly easy to use. It’s module-based with drag-and-drop code modules that allow you to position elements and include forms to your satisfaction.
- The most unique feature: full screen video backgrounds. It’s like Paypal’s login page, with the large video playing on the screen, only it can have other elements in front of it without issues.
- It doesn’t rely on templates like LeadPages and the others out there. This makes it a little harder to make a site from scratch, but it makes your pages approximately a million times more unique. If you’ve ever run across several sites in the same niche that all look similar, you know the pain of template saturation. You don’t get that with Landing Page Monkey.
- Landing Page Monkey also includes built-in split testing scripts. There’s a simple feature called a clone, which copies an existing page of yours. Clone a page, change an element, and push the page to your server. It gives you a new link, which you add to your script field, and the system does the rest.
- WordPress integration is a breeze. They have a video tutorial for it that’s quite easy to follow.
There are only a few drawbacks to the system as a whole. For one thing, the primary selling point – full video backgrounds – doesn’t work on mobile devices. This is to be expected, as video is a large bandwidth drain and they don’t want to harm mobile users. There’s a fallback system in place, but if a video is essential to your landing page, the mobile version is a little flat.
The lack of provided templates makes it slightly less beginner-friendly than some alternatives. However, templates do exist; they just need to be created and shared by other Landing Page Monkey users.