Build FREE Landing Pages to Capture Emails & Track Users
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Build FREE Landing Pages to Capture Emails & Track Users

Learn to build, host and track landing pages or simple web sites, using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
4.6 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,115 students enrolled
Created by Ben Emson
Last updated 10/2016
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $45 Discount: 73% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Use Amazon AWS to host your landing page or simple web sites, reliably and cheaply
  • Learn how to register domain names on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Understand how to use AWS Route 53 Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Send and receive emails from your new domain name
  • Capture email address for marketing
  • Manipulate FREE HTML themes to create truly compelling landing pages
  • Add social media sharing buttons
  • Track visitors with Google Analytics
  • Apply goals and filters with Google Analytics
  • Visualize and gain insights from visitor behaviours
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Requirements
  • Absolutely no pre-knowledge required
  • Be comfortable using a Text editor to modify a landing page HTML theme
  • A Mac or PC
  • No special software required
Description

Have an idea and need a landing page or simple web site?

Unsure where to start, or worried about costs and flexibility?

Maybe you're just fed up of wrangling with Wordpress?

Well, thanks to some amazing web services, you can build and host your own professional landing page, for simply the cost of your domain name. What's more these landing pages or simple web sites, are more reliable, more flexible and offer greater insights than some of the paid for options.

My name is Ben, and I've been building and selling software for the last 22 years. I have built a popular Elixir programming course on Udemy with over 1.9k students, you can see my five star reviews.

Why a course on landing pages?

All the current landing page solutions frustrate me.

Wordpress requires a database, which means that I'm going to have to understand it, and maintain it. Also Wordpress and all it's plugins need to be updated otherwise you are vulnerable to attacks. Not to mention the associated costs.

Site builder services like LaunchRock and SquareSpace are inflexible and quickly become costly.

Landing pages are often for testing out ideas, if those ideas fail, you don't want to have spent too much on them. Yet if those ideas take off you want to gradually build on them and trust that they are reliable and professional.

So I decided to build this course. Landing pages and simple web sites (those that don't use a database) should have the following criteria:

  • Cheap yet professional
  • Easy to set up and maintain
  • Flexible to accommodate future changes and scenarios
  • Reliable and fast downloading on my customers web browsers
  • Use my custom domain name, and allow me to send and receive emails from my custom domain
  • Capture email addresses using the email platform I choose
  • Track my visitors behaviours, so that I can get insights into how to sell more effectively to them


By following best practices, cherry picking the best services and using my developer knowhow, I have built a course that fulfils these criteria.

I promise, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 16 or 60, absolutely ANYONE will love this course.
You can take away the skills to make your ideas real. The only limit? Your imagination.

Don't settle for tiresome Wordpress sites, save your money from site builders, and learn how to build and host your own landing pages and simple web sites.

AND REMEMBER... if you are unhappy with this course, then I'm unhappy - I offer a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchase.

Go ahead, click the "Take This Course" button. Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose and you can make those ideas real.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to set up and manage their own landing page or simple web site
  • The course describes step-by-step everything a beginner/intermediate needs in order to host and run services for a landing page or simple web site
  • Anyone who would like an introduction to the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Anyone who wishes to intergrate other web services (MailChimp, etc.) into their landing page
  • If you want to run a simple static web site, cheaply and reliably
  • People who are interested in lead generation but don't know how to build and host their own landing page
  • This course is NOT for students that are proficient with Amazon AWS
  • This course does NOT is not about learning HTML, but shows how to modify downloaded themes
  • This is NOT a course on landing page marketing
  • This course does NOT talk about Wordpress or any database driven web site
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
02:21:33
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Welcome to Go Landing Pages!
2 Lectures 08:43
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Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services)
2 Lectures 07:02
Introduction to Amazon AWS
01:16

Register and get Familiar with Key AWS Services, S3, Route 53, etc
05:46
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Finding and Registering Domain Names
4 Lectures 16:23
Lean domain naming
03:05

Quick Overview of the Domain Name System (DNS)
03:35

How Amazon's Route 53 Works
03:27

Register Your Domain Name with Route 53
06:16
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Hosting on Amazon S3
6 Lectures 16:37

Create a primary S3 bucket
06:07

This PDF describes in detail how to create an Amazon AWS bucket to host your Landing Page or Static Site.

Preview 00:14

Create a root S3 bucket
02:19

Link Route 53 domain name to the primary bucket
02:35

Link Route 53 domain name to the root / naked bucket
01:41
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Adding Email Functionality
5 Lectures 27:02
Send / Receive Emails from your Domain: Registering with Fastmail
06:39

Send / Receive Emails from your Domain: Registering with Google Apps 2
08:14

Register for the Mailchimp Email Service
06:46

Mailchimp Generated Email Capture Form
05:07

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Using Themes with your Landing Pages
7 Lectures 49:08
Overview of Theme Sites, and Download a Theme
05:04

Modify the HTML to Add Your Own Content to the Theme
11:31

Where to Find Good Stock Photo Resources
04:00

Add Images into your Landing Page
11:04

Fix the URL Links, Highlight Keywords, and Embed Our Email Capture Form
07:24

Switch the Banner Background for an Image. Add Social Media Sharing Buttons
08:13

Upload and Test Our New Themed Landing Page
01:52
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Analytics and Tracking Visitor Behaviour
2 Lectures 16:40
Install and configure Google Analytics, add goals and IP address filters
10:19

Register for Inspectlet and exclude your IP address
06:21
About the Instructor
Ben Emson
4.3 Average rating
345 Reviews
3,457 Students
2 Courses
Developer, Software Architect and Technologist

Ben Emson had developed software for Startups and large companies a like. For the last three years he was one of the lead technologists for "the Lab" at O2. Where he built cutting edge mobile and web applications.

He is passionate about technology and relishes teaching and developing innovative new products.