How to Effectively Use Sales Pages vs Landing Pages — Complete Guide

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If you’re even remotely confused about sales pages vs landing pages, this post is for you.

Today we’ll cover:

  • Meanings behind sales and landing pages
  • How to easily build each type of page
  • Sales page examples and landing page examples
  • When and where to use sales and landing pages
  • How you can create all kinds of web pages in minutes for free

And then, we’ll teach you how to run A/B tests to optimize everything for optimal conversions as well!

Let’s dive right in.


This is where a lot of people get things confused between sales and landing pages, so let’s get it out of the way first.

What’s a sales page?

It’s a web page on your website that serves a distinct purpose: getting people to buy a product or service.

Types of sales pages

Types of sales pages

Sales pages are split into 2 main types:

1. Short-form sales pages

You’ve probably seen it a million times by now.

A short-form sales page is your regular product page on Amazon, ecommerce stores, or even info-product pages.

They generally have:

  • Low price (under $100)
  • Brief copy that talks about the product (features and benefits)
  • A few sections for reviews, pricing, and FAQs
  • Tendency to work well with digital products that make the buying process frictionless for prospects

They also normally feature products/services that are simple and easy to understand, like toothbrushes, for example.

2. Long-form sales pages

If you have a product/service that is:

  • Complex, complicated, or technical
  • Has a high price range ($100 - $10,000)
  • Marketed to a cold audience that doesn’t know or understand it yet
  • Requires a commitment by the buyers

Then a long-form sales page would drive you more conversions and sales.

Simply because it features persuasive — and rather long — copy that details everything about the product, eliminates doubts and fears for prospects, and offers incentives to push readers to make a purchase.

Both short-from and long-from sales pages work in their respective areas to drive excellent conversion rates, but it all depends on the context.

So if you want the perfect sales page structure, you’ll need to build it around your offer and your target audience.

What’s a landing page?

It’s a post-click web page that people land on after clicking on a link from ads, social media posts, or other traffic sources.

By definition, it looks like any web page could end up being labeled a landing page...

But it’s an unspoken truth among internet savvies that, in most cases, landing pages:

  • Are designed to convert prospects to leads
  • Have a form to collect prospects’ emails
  • Have 1 clear call-to-action (CTA) button
  • Have concise wording and copy
  • Are marketed to cold audiences
  • Can take the form of multiple web pages

Types of landing pages

Here are 6 types of web pages that you can call landing pages:

Lead magnet landing pages

These types of landing pages sit on top of your sales funnel.

They offer a lead magnet in exchange for customers’ emails.

2. Squeeze pages

Squeeze pages

While these landing pages don’t offer a lead magnet, they serve the same goal of collecting emails.

Usually, via giving access to content, memberships, or other freebies.

3. Thank-you landing pages

Thank-you landing pages

After a sign-up or a purchase, use these landing pages to send the remaining traffic to wherever you want in your online business.

They’re also neat for confirming what the lead signed up for/bought and how they're going to get it.

4. Unsubscribe landing pages


These landing pages are used when someone clicks “Unsubscribe” on an email.

Usually to opt-out of an email list or a service.

5. Click-through landing pages



These landing pages don’t have a form to collect emails, rather, they act as top-of-the-funnel pages that push traffic into other steps in the sales funnel.

6. Product landing pages



Perfect pages to display your product collections and what you have to offer.

So, in conclusion, you can think of the term “landing page” as a broader spectrum that includes many other web pages — and yes, even sales pages sometimes.

Sales page vs landing page: Build with purpose

Sales page vs landing page: Build with purpose

In the landscape of the ever-changing internet, simply existing is a significant challenge for any small online business.

This is where sales and landing pages come to save the day by:

  • Serving at the forefront of websites to bring in a constant stream of leads, conversions, and revenue
  • Reaching a bigger target market
  • Building a convenient experience for your customers

So it’s safe to say, getting the right page in front of your prospects is crucial, and for that, you’ll need to know the distinct differences between sales and landing pages.

Biggest differences

Here’s how sales pages and landing pages differ.

So while you technically can’t call all landing pages “lead generation landing pages”....

You’ll find that it’s the most common type of landing page marketers and online businesses refer to when mentioning a landing page.

Sales pages vs landing pages: Where and when to use them?

The last thing you want is to make it hard for your website visitors to navigate and do what you want them to do — buy your product or service.

Considering that you’ll surely be using both landing pages and sales pages, it can’t be overstated how much you need to optimize them for conversions.

And by optimizing, we mean:

  • Have them in the right places
  • Give them flawless designs (don’t mix the 2 up)
  • Have a crystal clear goal for each page
  • Craft your buyer’s journey

(Plus, don’t forget to optimize each page for mobile devices.

More than 55% of your online traffic comes from there)

So depending on your situation, what you have to offer, and the status of your target audience, you’ll have a different arrangement of landing and sales pages along with other pages as well.

For example, let’s say you’re promoting an online course.

Your sales funnel might look something like this:

1. Lead generation landing page

First page, collect prospects' emails in exchange for lead magnets, or even access to the first lesson of the course for free.

2. Sales page

If prospects go through and sign up on the first page, they get redirected to this sales page where you offer them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain access to all of your courses for X amount of money.

3. Order form page

Depending on what prospects decide on buying, you’ll display a checkout page that will let them complete their order.

4. Thank-you page

Confirm what prospects signed up for and tell them you’ve already sent their lead magnet or access link via email.

- That’s it? Is that the simple recipe for making money online?

Yes and no — allow us to explain.

The formula itself works 100%, we know because we’ve used iterations of it to generate results like this.

A sales funnel that was used by in the past

A sales funnel that was used by in the past

But the arrangement of your landing and sales pages is only one piece of the puzzle.

The design of the pages and what you actually offer are equally, if not more, important.

Assuming your offer is irresistible — or for your sake, compelling enough to generate attraction and sales — how can you possibly know the best arrangement of pages?

Or the best possible design of the pages themselves?

Easy, you A/B test everything!

For the uninitiated, A/B testing (also known as split testing) refers to splitting online traffic between two identical pages with only 1 known variable being different, like having different titles, for example.

This method is super effective in increasing the performance of your online business.

We know because recently, we A/B tested our homepage at and managed to increase our conversion rate by more than 30%!

And the best part about it is that it’s actually way easier than you may think to implement an A/B test.

In fact, if you’ve already got a sales page or a landing page with a platform like, you can create an A/B test in no time.

A/B test and see what works for you

A/B test that’s ready to start in

A/B test that’s ready to start in

When first creating sales pages, here’s what you should A/B test:

  • Depending on your offer, test out whether a long-form sales page or a short-form one would deliver you the most sales
  • Try testing different headlines and different arrangements of body sections
  • Use different descriptions on CTA buttons and different positions as well

When creating landing pages, here’s what you should A/B test:

  • Try out different designs/templates for your landing page (and choose the one that best matches your goal for the page)
  • Again, you can test different headlines, body sections, CTAs, etc

Then, while not a technical A/B test, you can mix arrangements of your pages at set periods of time to figure out which ones perform the best.

Create your sales or landing page in the next 5 minutes

You can have the best Google ad campaign out there, and the best sales team to back it, but if you drive traffic to a landing page that looks like this...

Bad landing page example

Bad landing page example

You’re going to most likely fail in generating enough leads to stay in business for a long time.

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Oh great, now I need to hire a designer, a copywriter, and who knows what else to make this work."

And the answer to that would be... No, you don’t!

It takes less than five minutes to create a proven design for a sales page and/or a landing page.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Get your forever-free account at, and you’ll be greeted with this dashboard

Main dashboard in

Main dashboard in

2. Head to Funnels in the menu, and create a new funnel

Creating a new funnel in

Creating a new funnel in

3. On the left, create a new step, and choose a type of page

Creating a funnel step/page in

Creating a funnel step/page in

4. Choose one of the proven templates for your page design

Templates in

Templates in

5. And Voilà! You have a solid design for your first landing page and all you need to do is plug in your info

Drag-and-drop editor in

Drag-and-drop editor in

You don’t need to worry about hosting, file storage, or custom code.

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A/B testing with

It takes 4 clicks to create and run a split test with, simply:

1. Head to “A/B test” when having the desired page selected in the funnels dashboard

Main funnels dashboard in

Main funnels dashboard in

2. Click the “Choose Variant” button, and then, select the variant page and goal page (where all traffic will go) for your A/B test

Setting up an A/B test in

Setting up an A/B test in

3. That’s it! You only need to click on “Start A/B test” and you’re good to go!

Starting an A/B test in

Starting an A/B test in

From here, keep an eye on how your pages are performing from the same dashboard.

Analytics dashboard in for A/B tests

Analytics dashboard in for A/B tests

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Can a sales page be a landing page?

Yes, and here’s why…

A landing page is a post-click web page that online traffic “lands” on after clicking on an ad, a social media post, or any other traffic source.

Now, if that page happens to also sell a product or service, with a pricing section and multiple CTAs that would lead to a checkout page, then that landing page is also considered a sales page.

When should I use a sales page?

Use sales pages to directly sell your offer to your target audience.

Your sales page shouldn’t be used as a homepage for your website in most cases.

Sales pages tend to drive more sales when they’re placed effectively in a sales funnel.

When should I use a landing page?

You’ll use landing pages for various reasons, most notably, as lead generation pages to build your email list or enroll members into a community (like a Discord server for example).

What’s a click-through landing page?

Simply put, it’s a landing page that doesn’t contain any form to collect emails, rather, it acts as a bridge for moving traffic down the sales funnel.


Alright, today we’ve learned:

  • The term “landing page” includes many other types of web pages, and sometimes even sales pages
  • You need to build each page with a distinct goal in mind
  • Both landing pages and sales pages tend to go hand-in-hand in sales funnels to bring you the highest conversation rates
  • You should run A/B tests to optimize your conversions and figure out what works and what doesn’t for your customers
  • Creating both sales pages and landing pages is easier than ever

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