How to Create the Perfect Thank You Page

how to create the perfect thank you page

Are you looking to create the perfect thank you page?

In today’s age, it’s vital that every stage of our funnel works hard for us.

Sadly, when most come to create their thank you (confirmation) page, it doesn’t get the love it deserves.

If that sounds familiar – you’re missing a trick.

In this article, I’ll share what a thank you page is and how to create the perfect one.

What is a thank you page?

Whether you know it as a thank you page or as a confirmation page, I’m talking about the place your leads/customers end up after they’ve taken some sort of action on your website.

Maybe they’ve ordered something from you, downloaded a free guide, made a booking or signed up to your email list — whatever it is they’ve done, you should be redirecting them to a thank you/confirmation page.

Every thank you page should do three things:

  1. Confirming the transaction

Your thank you page is the ideal opportunity to reassure people that they’ve taken the right action.

You’d be surprised at how many people go online and make spur-of-the-moment purchases or download things almost on auto-pilot. Or they’ll give you their name and email address and hit submit without really paying attention to what they’re doing. Then they’ll be hit with a hefty dose of buyer’s remorse or forget that they’ve even signed up.

The thank you/confirmation page is the best place to make it clear to them that they have just signed up for whatever it is you’re offering. 

You can also use this space to reiterate the reasons that signing up/buying your stuff/downloading the thing was the right decision.

When you confirm the transaction this way, they’re far more likely to go off and consume the content or use the product they’ve just purchased, which is a win for them and a win for you too. 

  1. Measuring conversions

Your confirmation page also allows you to track conversions easily.

If, for example, you’re running Facebook ads and want to drive people to a landing page where they’ll be invited to download a free guide, you want to be able to track how many people go from the landing page to thank you page — because that’s the only way you’ll know whether your landing page is actually working for you.

The same goes if you’re selling a product. You want to know how many people go from product page -> sale confirmation.

All you have to do is add the Facebook pixel to the thank you page to track how many people are taking that action and to see how much you’re spending to get them to do so.

Say you get 100 people onto your landing page and then 50 people visit the thank you page, you can see that your landing page has a 50% conversion rate.

Now if you’re running Facebook ads and you see that you’ve spent £50 to get 100 people onto the landing page and that £50 got you 50 conversions then you know that it’s costing you one pound per conversion. Your thank you page actually shows you whether you’re meeting your goals.

  1. Making the next offer

Yes, someone has just taken you up on your offer, but that doesn’t mean that you’re done here!

Your thank you page is actually a fantastic place to make your next offer.

Think about it: when someone has downloaded your free guide, purchased your product, taken that specific action on your website or your landing page and they come to your thank you page, they’ve already shown intent. They’ve proven that they’re interested in what you’re doing. So you want to use that thank you page as a place to say, ‘Hey look, you’ve just taken this action, if you’re interested in taking the next action you can do that by doing this,’ and give them the option to do it.

A simple example of this is what I do myself. I have my free Facebook ads blueprint that people can download. When they come to the thank you page it says, ‘Hey thanks, the blueprint is on its way — it’ll be in your inbox in ten minutes. However, you can watch this free training video right now if you’d like to learn more about how we run Facebook ads.’

So I’m giving people the option to go deeper into my funnel by making them the next offer as soon as they’ve taken that first action.

At this point they’re already primed and much more likely to take that next step with you there and then.

You’ve already got their attention — not an easy task in the online world! — so make the most of it. It’s beneficial for you because you make more money per lead but it’s also really great for your customers because they can get the products or services they need faster and have an all-round better online experience too. 

If you need support building a funnel or improving your confirmation page, get in touch today! 

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