Stand alone squeeze page vs a full website with landing pages attached

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Hi Guys,

I'm debating whether I should start out with a squeeze page, run some PPC and get some affiliate traction or should I build a full website and attach a couple of landing pages to it.

What is the better option starting out?

Also, if I use WordPress and a landing page builder to build a single page, can I add other pages to it later on and make one of those my main website with the squeeze page still active?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mastery1
    Depends.

    Building a complete site including a blog does take more time but the benefit is that you're more likely get traffic from SEO and social media.

    Setting up a squeeze page and autoresponder takes less time but you shouldn't expect much traffic from SEO or social media. But if you can get your traffic through PPC, like you mentioned, why not?

    And yes, if you use WordPress and a landing page builder, you can add other pages to it later on.
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  • Profile picture of the author matteomatt
    I would explore all options. Have a squeeze page and try and get some e-mails or other subscribers, or a landing page that is designed to be standalone and sell your product.

    At the same time, you should work on creating an actual social media following, and some sort of website that is marketable long term. Focusing on short term and long term can maximize your potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    You can definitely build more pages to your Wordpress site. For quick subscribers drive paid traffic to your squeeze page.

    If you want free traffic use the landing page, blog, start a youtube channel, twitter, facebook page etc. Follow other internet marketers who are big, and then follow their followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharpay
    Building a whole site takes more time, but it does establish authority and give you a stronger long term revenue stream.

    A squeeze page will start getting you benefits the minute you start sending targeted traffic to it, and it is a lot faster to setup.

    I say setup a squeeze page. If it converts well and is profitable, you know that fleshing out a full website will be worth the time and investment. By testing the squeeze page method to know it's profitable first, you'll also have a nice budget from your profits to get quality themes and plugins and graphics to really make an attractive high-converting site.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Test to see. A lot of times I will direct link to a sales page and check conversions on cold traffic. Once I'm making sales I then try to increase those numbers by sending that same traffic through a funnel and warm the traffic up and get better numbers that way over the long run...
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    This is just my own opinion, but I think a squeeze page with a website attached to it will do better. Why? Because if you have a blog (for example) that is updated regularly with quality posts, it will help draw in more visitors to your website. The key is to get them from the blog post to your squeeze page, which is the tricky part.

    Also, I think a full website generates more trust. I'm always a little suspicious of stand alone squeeze pages. But if there's a website with it that has an about page, contact page, etc, it just seems more legitimate.

    Sorry I can't give you more info. This is just my two cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author anayb
      Originally Posted by BradVert2013 View Post

      This is just my own opinion, but I think a squeeze page with a website attached to it will do better. Why? Because if you have a blog (for example) that is updated regularly with quality posts, it will help draw in more visitors to your website. The key is to get them from the blog post to your squeeze page, which is the tricky part.

      Also, I think a full website generates more trust. I'm always a little suspicious of stand alone squeeze pages. But if there's a website with it that has an about page, contact page, etc, it just seems more legitimate.

      Sorry I can't give you more info. This is just my two cents.
      totally agree...
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Also, if I use WordPress and a landing page builder to build a single page, can I add other pages to it later on and make one of those my main website with the squeeze page still active?
    If you use OptimizePress you get a landing page plugin, a theme, and a membership plugin. You can configure WP in almost infinite ways. You could have a static homepage, a blog, and numerous landing pages on the same domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexD79
    I'm relatively new and I can tell you that I've tried both. I think squeeze pages work well for quick returns but full sites work for longevity.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3wCorner
    Im open to all solutions. Do both. or have it your way.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    bro,

    if you're not interested in the niche I'd say just the squeeze page.. I might create a non-index site with PLR content and images (all static) to have the look of a more robust site.. but that's optional

    but if u do enjoy the niche and plan on writing at least once a week then why not do both..

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  • Profile picture of the author Jbesterwitch
    I would try both if you can. It would also depend on where you are going to get you traffic from and what you are promoting. How often you can write on your blog. I feel very new to this and have bumped into some really dodgy traffic sources. I have tried both and driven traffic mainly to my landing pages without many people joining my lists. I'm not very good at building websites through. I cant expect much when I am still playing around and trying to learn. I have even just put some free downloads on a sight where people don't need to join a list just to see how that treats things. There are affiliate links on the site. But there is free stuff with no strings attached. I find it all a bit overwhelming at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iggy111
    Thank you guys for your responses, I appreciate your input!

    Here is the game plan:

    I'll create a squeeze page first to get affiliate action and email list going asap through FB and Google ads. Then I'll create a nice full blown WP site with a blog, resources page, etc. After that's done, I'll create a few more landing pages off the main website to track conversions.

    Thank you all again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    I'd try a stand alone website at www.yourdomain.com for SEO benefits and long term traffic and squeezpage.yourwebsite.com if you'd like to have a separate version of wordpress and a landing page to gather emails (via paid traffic, since you may gather emails from www too, using pops and widgets).
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    • Profile picture of the author Iggy111
      Originally Posted by Corey Taylor View Post

      I'd try a stand alone website at www.yourdomain.com for SEO benefits and long term traffic and squeezpage.yourwebsite.com if you'd like to have a separate version of wordpress and a landing page to gather emails (via paid traffic, since you may gather emails from www too, using pops and widgets).

      Thanks for responding, Corey, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Since my website won't have too much on it at first, how can I prevent people going to the landing page from visiting the main website as well? I don't want the lack of content (initially) on my main website to hurt my landing page conversions.

      Also, it's been almost 24 hours since I bought the domain and hosting and my site still isn't active. Is this normal?

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I think both have Benefits.

    Of course a stand alone Squeeze Page is geared for one thing , collecting Emails. And it's relatively easy to get up and running.

    A Website with Landing Pages has a lot me time and work involved in most cases but the leads can be much "warmer" and more responsive


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