E-commerce Link: Leads by Design
Strip away any extraneous links or information not required for form completion. This is particularly the case with any navigation options or exit points, as you don't want to highlight opportunities for users to abandon the process. Bring those navigation options back once the user hits "submit" and effectively exits your lead generation channel.
Lastly, consider the way you will request your users' permission for future interaction. To comply with CAN-SPAM legislation, marketers cannot send commercial e-mail to an individual unless they have received the individual's express permission to do so. Permission interactions include:
Double opt-in: Following form submission, a confirmation e-mail is sent to notify users that subsequent action is necessary before their e-mail addresses will be added to your list. Users must click a link to be considered confirmed. This is the highest-level permission standard, but marketers can expect to lose about 20 percent to 30 percent of subscribers during the process.
Single opt-in: At the point of entering their e-mail addresses, users affirmatively request to be included in your commercial mailings by actively selecting a checkbox to be subscribed. Because two clicks are required, one to check the box and one to choose the submit button, these two interactions should be placed in close proximity on your form.
Opt-out: In this case, the permission checkbox is pre-checked and users must actively request NOT to be included on an e-mail list. This method generally is not recommended. Users must physically uncheck the checkbox putting them into a "no" mind-set. In contrast, making users do the work of checking a box to be included signifies a real commitment.
Design for Performance
It's not enough just to grow your contact lists. It's the value of the leads on the lists that will truly impact your business. You can use Web analytics to begin measuring the value of the contacts brought in through your new lead generation campaigns.