How do you host your squeeze page?

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Quick question...do you make your squeeze page the home page for your site?

Do you make it a page of your site that's not on the nav bar (ie. yoursite.com/squeeze-page)?

Do you have a domain that is solely dedicated to just your squeeze page?

I'm building my first one ever, so these are just some questions I'm having.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteManagers
    There are several ways to turn your home page into a squeeze page. One way is a static HTML page with no menu items leading to the other pages.

    The other way is build the site on a CMS like WordPress and select the home page style to full width with no menu bar. The autoresponder will return subscribers to an internal page where you can have the menus and sidebar active.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbyte
    I have a squeeze page tied to a domain name and some that are pages in another domain.
    This really depends on what you plan to do with the domain before and/or after.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
    Hey thanks! Ya I do know how to do all of that, but I was just wondering what the best way is to go about it. I use wordpress for all my sites. I've just never incorporated a squeeze page before.

    I'm not sure if I want to use this squeeze page for email marketing only, or if I want to have a blog eventually. So I was just wondering how you guys typically go about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    I would go with wordpress. I think lots of themes have a special "Squeeze page layout" which you can choose on certain pages. They actually look really good, and you can also have a blog attached to the domain if you choose.

    I think the fremedy child theme for genesis has the built in sales pages, as well as normal pages as well. Fremedy is free, genesis is not.

    Hop i helped
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    I think it's best to make your squeeze page
    the first page on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    Personally, I install WordPress on the main domain and then use a plugin or one of my WordPress squeeze page templates and add the squeeze page as a "page" on my blog. I always include a link in the nav bar as well as an opt-in form in the sidebar and some sort of a pop-up squeeze page.

    There are also many great plugins that you can use to make pop-up squeeze pages, or you could just use an Aweber opt-in form and set it to "lightbox", "pop-over", or "pop-up" depending on what you like. All you have to do to set that up is add a "text" widget to your sidebar and put in your form's code. It won't show up on your sidebar if you are using the lightbox, pop-over, or pop-up setting. I recommend using the "javascript snippet" code because that way you won't have to keep changing the code inside the widget every time you tweak the opt-in form.

    I think that's a great way to go, especially if you are doing a lot of blogging and you start getting some targeted search engine traffic. It's always good to make sure there are plenty of easy ways for the visitor to opt-in to your list once they land on your blog.

    Also, WordPress is so versatile that you can do just about anything you want on that domain right from your WordPress dashboard providing you have the right plug-ins.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    What i suggest you do is put the squeeze page on a sub-domain and redirect
    it to your main domain, most likely your main website is on your main domain
    for it to get ranking by Search Engines. That is what most IMers do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
      Thank you guys. The problem with trying to make this squeeze page a subdomain, is that my main domain on my hosting account is my musician website - musicianlifestyle.com.

      I'm building a squeeze page now for a new domain that I picked up in the fitness niche.

      Even though this new fitness domain is its own domain, my hosting account is still under musicianlifestyle.com.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rhadoo7
        Originally Posted by Bkelly301 View Post

        Thank you guys. The problem with trying to make this squeeze page a subdomain, is that my main domain on my hosting account is my musician website - musicianlifestyle.com.

        I'm building a squeeze page now for a new domain that I picked up in the fitness niche.

        Even though this new fitness domain is its own domain, my hosting account is still under musicianlifestyle.com.
        Since the topics are totally different, it won't make sense to have a fitness squeeze page on a music website. You will lose credibility if someone decides to visit the home page and see something totally different.

        I usually build a new website with a new domain for a squeeze page (see my signature link as an example).

        Good luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
          Originally Posted by Rhadoo7 View Post

          Since the topics are totally different, it won't make sense to have a fitness squeeze page on a music website. You will lose credibility if someone decides to visit the home page and see something totally different.

          I usually build a new website with a new domain for a squeeze page (see my signature link as an example).

          Good luck!
          Yes, I know this. I was referring to SUBdomain usage. My fitness domain is a completely new domain of its own, but I can't make a SUBdomain from it because my primary domain is musicianlifestyle.com
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleMallory
    You should be able to create an addon domain in your hosting account. I know you can do it on cpanel, but it'll depend on if your host lets you have more than 1 domain, most should. You create an addon domain for the new website, then you should be able to create a subdomain for that new domain.

    The new ones would most likely appear under your hosting accounts main domain, so you'll see the files for musicianlifestyle.com as well the directories for the new domains you added
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  • Profile picture of the author gknugurlu
    It's all up to you to include your nav menu in your squeeze page or not. I use wordpress and with plugin optimize press lite to create my squeeze pages. This is a perfect plugin for squeeze pages which gives you all you need. And it's better to make your home page your squeeze page. Inlcluding your nav bar at your squeeze page is up to you. If you think it effects your design than you may remove it. If you don't think it effects than just leave it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bkelly301
    Thanks a lot guys! Also, thank you very much for the detailed advice Nicheblogger. I learned a lot from that reply!
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  • Profile picture of the author CTWilliamson
    Personally I like to use a Wordpress plugin that allows me to have a light box pop on my home page. Works great for me.
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