Clients will often ask us whether we can set it up so that the contact forms on their lead generation landing pages have built-in validation to keep “fake” or “bogus” leads out of their contact management system (CMS).
We don’t filter leads because it can cause more people to bounce off the landing page (in other words, “abort mission”) if they have to validate their information. So even if our clients have to sort through the ‘bogus’ leads, it’s going to be better for them to get every possible lead than to lose a significant percentage who are not into filling out an entire form or fixing their form errors.
What’s the best way to address this? Well, having a great email drip marketing campaign that you can just drop your leads into is the easiest way to manage large numbers of leads. It certainly makes following up on “bad” ones less of a chore. It also delivers the best long-term ROI since leads in many industries have a longer research phase before they reach a buying decision. Also making your forms as concise as possible will limit the amount of false information. There’s no sense in asking for more from your visitors than is absolutely necessary for them to take the next step in the buying process with you. Make those forms as easy to fill out as possible, and that’s another thing you can do to limit the “bogus” leads.
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