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LinkedIn Lead Adds Gen Form For Sponsored Content

by Rohail ImtiazMay 12, 2017

The most awaited Lead Gen Forms by none other than LinkedIn has finally been launched. This feature has removed one of the huge barriers that mobile users tend to face in sponsored campaigns, especially on mobile devices.

On the other hand, it is still a matter of fact that people tend to follow social media platforms mostly from mobile devices but still the conversion rates have been found higher on desktop as compared to mobile devices.

LinkedIn is quite hopeful to have a long – lasting solution that its users were facing for quite a long time with the newly launched Gen Forms. According to the official sources, Lead Gen Forms are one of the major updates in recent years considering that 80 percent of users have been found engaging with LinkedIn through mobile platforms.

How Does Newly Launched Lean Gen Forms Actually Work?

An individual when roams around LinkedIn can see your ad at any point. The moment that individual clicks on your ad, LinkedIn will extract all the important information and bio from the profile that will be automatically populated within the in – app form. This has become quite easier for the users to interact with the sponsored content since there is no such need of manually filling the forms now, which has been quite painful over the last years.

Well, there’s no need to worry since this has nothing do with your privacy. Your data will still remain safe and secure before. The information that will most probably be extracted out of your profile may include:

  • Your Name
  • Company Name
  • Your Contact Info
  • Location
  • Job Title

Once the LinkedIn user submit the form, advertises have now the feature of showing a “Thank You Note” within the app that will ultimately send the people to your website or offered content.

Lead Gen Forms will be more valuable as compared to typical survey forms that every other website used to do it for lead generation. Furthermore, the information when extracted from the Auto Lead Gen Form will be for more accurate as compared to the data available on other website since many people do fill wrong persons. Ultimately, this will lead the publisher to higher quality leads.

The spokesperson from LinkedIn claimed, “LinkedIn would charge no additional cost to sponsored content campaigns for using the Lead Gen Forms.” That means, “the charges will be based upon the number of delivered impressions for CPM campaigns.”, he added. However, for the CPC campaigns, the billable clicks + click on CTA button will remain key aspects for charging.

Measure Lead Gen Campaigns Impact:

Considering the cost per lead, form fill rate and conversion rate – learn how to measure the lead gen campaigns.

Attractions By LinkedIn:

  • More Lead Gen Forms:

    • At the moment, the lead gen forms on LinkedIn are only available for the sponsored content campaigns against the mobile platforms. There are NEWS that LinkedIn will also release desktop version of Lead Gen Forms, later this year. However, these forms will also be incorporated on sponsored InMail campaigns as well
  • New Reports:

    • The individuals can easily track metrics including form – fill rate & cost – per – lead through the campaign manager, as of now. However, the officials at LinkedIn claimed that there are plans to add demographics and more audience segments.
    • Learn here: how to access & manage the leads.
  • Lead Generation:

    • As of now, the advertises on LinkedIn can only download lead lists from campaign manager. However, marketers at LinkedIn will have the access to directly send data and leads to Microsoft Dynamic, Eloqua, and Marketo accounts.

Lead Ad Gens Form Attribution:

  • Now collect more qualitative leads through sponsored content campaigns with seam – less auto – filled forms.
  • Lead Gen Form offers you the pre – filled data of the individual extracted right from his / her profile. With users letting their information directly sending to the advertisers, the chances of generating high – quality leads at large scale have also become higher.
  • You are now able to track the source of leads with different data segmentation with quality proof of ROI.
  • With marketing automation “CRM” tool, advertisers can easily manage access the leads provided that you do integrate the tool with your lead campaigns.

How It Differentiates with Facebook Lead Ads?

Much the same as Facebook, if you utilize non-compatible CRM and don’t have a group of API developers who can work with the LinkedIn API, you can still reap top-shelf, delicious and magical. What you are required to do is to simply download the CSV document containing the leads. Don’t forget to check in as often as possible; doing as such would enable those burning hot prospects to chill and help you discover your rivals.

There’s the Good NEWS:

Given that 80% of engagement with Sponsored Content occurs on cell phones, we are certain that a mobile-first approach Lead Gen Forms will offer better outcomes to advertisers. Initially at the launch, Sponsored Content Campaigns running with Lead Gen Forms may be served on the LinkedIn app on smartphones only, yet we’ll grow that ability to desktop in the coming months. We will likewise offer advertisers to utilize Lead Gen Forms on Sponsored InMail campaigns, for both desktop and mobile, in near-future – claimed LinkedIn official.

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