61 Call-To-Action Examples You Can’t Help But Click

Laura Logue
Laura Logue
Senior Account Manager

As a savvy digital marketer, your goal is to increase sales, drive downloads, encourage sign-ups, and build an email list of happy, grateful subscribers.

A brilliant and simple tool that gets you to these goals is the overlooked Call To Action (CTA) button.

Our advice: Take 10 seconds to write a compelling CTA (link/button). Put some magic on it to guide your visitor seamlessly toward the action you want them to take.

At KlientBoost, we focus on increasing conversion rates. That’s why, in this post, we’ve got 61 examples of CTAs that will increase your conversions.

We’ve broken these call to actions examples down by category:

  • Website
  • landing page
  • email marketing
  • Facebook ads
  • Google Ads
  • YouTube

These CTAs are going to take your clickables through the roof. And they don’t just look clicky—they’re not just a pretty face—they’re backed by strong CTR (click-thru rate) data

They work.

Plus, we’re sharing the link to the Facebook Ads Library so you can check out the CTA examples there, feel inspired by them, copy them in your own style, and create amazing CTAs that work hard for you around the clock all the way to Bank Town.

Who doesn’t love a long list of high-converting freebies?

Nobody doesn’t love that.

Get ready to gear up, buttercups…but first the CTA what and the CTA why

What Is A Call To Action?

A call-to-action, also known as a CTA, is a clickable button or link on your site or in your email, or on your ad. You want people to click your CTA. You call them to action. Typically, these actions look like this:

  • Download 
  • Submit
  • Subscribe
  • Sign up 
  • Purchase

CTAs can also look like this:

  • Want to learn more? Click here.
  • Never want to miss an update? Subscribe now.

Ugh. So boring.

Those are boring CTAs. 

The problem with a ton of CTAs across the internet is that they have no razzle. They are devoid of dazzle. Bleakly bereft of bling

Sadly stripped of style.

The best call-to-actions are simple—but they have sparkle.

There’s something about them that convinces a user to make their mouse work.

Button clickers more often turn into leads than non-button-clickers. 

You want those leads in your marketing funnel so you’re going to put some thought into your call-to-actions because now you realize what a powerful tool they are in your digital marketer’s toolbox. 

According to Unbounce, 90% of website visitors read headlines and call-to-action copy. They might not read for substance, but they scan what you shout about at the top and they look for what you’re asking them to do. 

9 out of 10 people will fix their eyes on your CTA prize. If 90% of all visitors are likely to read your CTA, don’t eff up your CTA.

Side note: We’ve found the same sort of high success rates from our Breadcrumb Technique (more on that below).

Now hear this:

The last thing you want is to get visitors to your page (with paid ads or with hard-won SEO prowess) only to watch those visitors bounce because your CTA bites great big donkey balls.

When that happens, your CTA looks at you with sadness in its eyes—it struggles with abandonment. On top of that, your ads budget scoffs at you. 

You resolve to turn that unclicked frown upside down and turn those scoffing tsk-tsks into terrific CTRs. 

That’s why you’re here. 

So let’s figure it out.

How To Use A Call To Action

Every call-to-action serves a purpose and knowing what works and what doesn’t will change how you design your ads and landing pages.

Our deep dive into hundreds of calls-to-actions trained a spotlight on a few key takeaways:

Key CTA takeaway #1: be singular

Only use a single call-to-action per page, form, email, etc. As soon as you introduce a second CTA, you worsen your visitors’ attention ratio and lessen your chance of them converting on even a single CTA.

Key CTA takeaway #2: test the temperature

Your CTA should mirror the conversion temperature of your traffic

For example, if you’re a lawyer and your CTA is a “Book a Free Consultation” but your visitor got there from a direct Display ad (cold lead), you’ll find that you won’t get conversions on a highly-demanding CTA like that.

We did this research and shared it on stage at Unbounce’s Call To Action (CTA) Conference.

different PPC channels for different conversion intent
Different PPC Channels have different conversion intent

Cold traffic doesn’t convert well with a hot (threatening) CTA, but hot traffic CAN easily convert on a cold CTA. For optimal performance, you need both to match in temperature.

each PPC channel has a different temperature
ice cube and volcano scale
We call this the Ice Cube & Volcano scale.

Consider your CTA copy. 

Take the “Free Consultation” example.

Almost every lawyer offers a “Free Consultation.” What happens if you define the outcome of what the visitor cares about not the thing that happens to get to that outcome? 

You get better performance.

You still offer a “Free Consultation”—but you introduce it with a qualifier (results).  

Something like this:

Injury Lawyer: See What Your Case Is Worth > Book a Free Consultation

Divorce Lawyer: Learn Your Divorce Rights or Get Confidential Help > Book a Free Consultation

Business Lawyer: Get Your Questions Answered Now > Book a Free Consultation

Better, huh?

It’s often the case that your CTA is a button at the bottom of a landing page form. Those form fields are more threatening than the CTA itself.

Unless your landing page answered enough questions to lock in your visitor in the first 5 seconds (or less), any form that asks for name, email, and phone number will scare the visitor away.

They don’t trust you yet and they aren’t ready to hand over their personal contact information. Especially when they know giving you that information means putting up with an annoying sales call or pushy email.

So, instead, consider using The Breadcrumb Technique. Here’s a 3:43 Boost Bit video that walks you through how this awesome technique works.

But, in a nutshell (if you hate fun videos), it’s as simple as breaking up your form into progressive increments of heat/threat and adapting your CTA to the form process.

Come again, partner?

Let’s break it down like Blanco Brown:

Breadcrumbs lead your visitor along a trail to the goodies at the end. 

It’s a hand-holding technique where you take away objections by breaking down the decision-making process into multiple non-threatening steps:

  • You remove any objections from step one by asking a question the visitor doesn’t mind answering. They follow the first crumb.
  • You ask them a few more simple questions after that. Now they’re engaged. They’re a few crumbs farther along the conversion path.
  • Once they’ve answered easy-to-answer questions, they are cozier with answering the big question. They’ve warmed up to things now and they’re closer to committing
  • Ask the big question. They’ve already followed your bread crumbs to the end of the path and they’re at the door. Now they want to see what’s behind the door. 

In Hansel and Gretel folklore, those breadcrumbs lead to a candy-coated door with a lot of death inside (the conversion). Without the bread crumb technique, the witch leaps out of the bushes with skin-flaying knives and asks the scared siblings if she can eat them whole.

They run away. 

That’s poorly planned execution right there.

Instead, the clever witch puts down a path of candies that leads to her candy house. Hansel and Gretel feel it’s worth a peek inside. They open the door. The witch gets her morbid conversion.

Modern stories are fewer Brothers Grimm, though.

Marketing versions of the breadcrumb analogy serve up a happy ending.

The big question at the end leads to conversion—click the button and get a helpful goodie. Visitors will click that breadcrumbed button because they’re so close to completing that sense of accomplishment that they’re not willing to back out now.

They want that goody.

It’s psychology. 

Key CTA takeaway #4: contrast them buttons

In most cases, make sure your CTA button color pops against other elements on the page. Make the button color the opposite of the background color. This is also known as complementary colors (opposites on the color wheel).

Got a bright blue background or, more likely, a bright blue gradient (hello, 2020)? Plaster a bright orange-yellow button on it. 

Canva color wheel tool
Canva color wheel tool

Check out the Canva Color Wheel. Click anywhere on the wheel (or select your background color) and choose the complementary color. Grab the hex code. That’s the color your button should be. 

It’s addicting.

Key CTA takeaway #5: don’t submit

Word of warning: Submit is the hellspawn of terrible CTAs across the universe. 

If “Submit” is the best you can do, cash in your chips and head home sad and poor.

Only, don’t do that.

You’re not boring, and when the chips are down, you buckle down and play smart. Playing smart in the world of the CTA is all about creativity. “Submit” is not creative. It is a poor use of good real estate.

Personalize your CTA. Odds are it will perform 202% better than a generic CTA.

Button-based CTAs increase click-through rates by up to 28% over (non-styled) generic text-based CTAs.

A/B test the words and visuals of your CTAs so you deliver the best CTAs possible for your audience in the future.

Key CTA takeaways: Cheeeeyeck! That’s a Texas-sized 10-4. 

The what and the why are in the bag. 

Now, let’s look at different types of CTA examples.

Call To Action Examples: Landing Pages and Websites

1. Progressive

CTA: Get a quote

It’s common practice for advertisers to link ads to a custom landing page of a website instead of a generic home page or service/product page. 

The reason why is simple: landing pages are short, usually above the fold (what the user sees when they land—below the fold is the stuff users see if they scroll down), have one message, one form, and one action button. There is no menu bar or other navigation button. 

The user can only do two things on a landing page:

  1. Fill out the form and click the button
  2. Not fill out the form and click away (bounce).

Fewer options limit choice. 50% of that choice is to say yes to your CTA.

This Progressive CTA drives leads with a concise “Get a quote” button. With the CTA button above the fold, a potential customer will know what next steps to take within seconds of landing on the page. 

They either want to get a quote (and instantly find the lowest price) or they don’t. They probably don’t if there isn’t a qualifier: Instantly find the lowest price along with a subheader: compare insurance rates and pick the cheapest option.

get a quote Progressive CTA example
Progressive: Get a quote

2. Goodtimer

CTA: Buy now

A boring BUY NOW button ain’t winning any originality contests. But a picture like that, and a title that very clearly defines the result doesn’t mess around. Want a tool that helps you keep your cool so you don’t dwell in the dumps of despair for being a frustrated parent? Buy that help now. 

Click. CLICK. 

GoodTimer CTA
Goodtimer: Buy Now

3. LeadPages

CTA: Free instant access

Don’t add extra words to your CTA button. Add the extra copy underneath or next to the button to communicate that extra information like in this example from LeadPages. 

Copyblogger calls this type of text a “click trigger,” and cites a case study showing that click triggers increase conversions.

Here, the click trigger reduces credit card anxiety. 

Lead Pages CTA
Lead Pages: Free Instant Access

4. Teamzy

CTA: Start free trial

Teamzy’s landing page demonstrates that advertisers are not restricted to one CTA button. You can have several CTA buttons, in fact. They just all have to be the same one. The two pink “Start Free Trial” and “Start Trial” buttons give users more clickable options to start a free trial. 

Not more choice—more click opportunities.

Teamzy CTA
Teamzy: Start Free Trial

5. Hotjar

CTA: Sign up

Hotjar – an expert in conversion rate optimization on their own, gracefully demonstrates the popular “Sign Up” call-to-action on their homepage. To give their prospective customers a seamless experience, they have implemented a direct integration with Gmail allowing users to sign up in one click. 

Making the sign up stage easy reduces friction at the conversion stage.

HotJar CTA
Hotjar: Sign up with Google/ Sign up with Email

6. Chipotle

CTA: Order now

A good call-to-action tells a user exactly what to do. While the headline and images on a web page compel the user to convert, a good call-to-action should tell them how. Chipotle executes this concept beautifully with its “Order Now” button. 

Chipotle CTA
Chipotle: Order Now

7. Zara

CTA: View

Zara’s homepage takes a more fashion-savvy approach to your typical eCommerce call-to-action. Instead of coaxing users to buy right away, Zara’s homepage features a “View” button that directs users to Zara’s newest clothing lines. 

This nurturing approach takes top of funnel (TOFU) users from the home page to a more bottom of the funnel (BOFU) product page where a customer will choose their size, and then move on to check out. 

Zara CTA
Zara: View

8. Billshark

CTA: Get estimate

Billshark’s homepage features a “Get Estimate” call-to-action under a savings calculator. This gives users a reward for taking the next step.  

BillShark CTA
Billshark: Get Estimate

9. Segment 

CTA: Get a demo

If your product is a SaaS (Software as a Service), your customer journey might involve a longer cycle and a bit of lead nurturing. In this case, “Get a demo” is a popular call-to-action choice. 

“Get a demo” is both a descriptive and concise way to nudge your prospective customer in the right direction. 

Segment CTA
Segment: Get a demo

10. Yoga International

CTA: Get 30 days of free yoga

People love free things, so it’s not a surprise that adding “free” to your call-to-action has a large impact on conversion rates. In this example, Yoga International adds “Get 30 Days Of Free Yoga” to stretch and lift their conversion rates. 

Plus there’s a click trigger (extra copy above or below the button): No commitments. Cancel any time.

Yoga International CTA
Yoga International: Get 30 Days Of Free Yoga

11. Mint

CTA: Sign up Free

Why are people reluctant to sign up for a service? Because they fear hidden costs. Adding free to your call-to-action button is a non-threatening way to convince your website visitors to sign up, like in this example from Mint. 

Mint CTA
Mint: Sign up Free

12. Netflix

CTA: Try 30 days free

A free trial introduces your product to a potential customer, as demonstrated by Netflix using a 30 Day trial in this example. 

Everything is above the fold and a one-month free trial is a good amount of time to try a thing. Free trials are designed to get users in the door, then get them hooked. 

Plus, QuickSprout found that Red CTAs boost conversion rates by 21%. 

Netflix CTA
Netflix: Try 30 Days Free

13. Checkbox Survey

CTA: Get your free trial

Implying ownership can empower your landing page’s visitor to take the next step. Try to work the word “your” into your call-to-action if it makes sense. 

In this example from Checkbox Survey, we found that “Get Your Free Trial” saw a 37% higher conversion rate than “Get Started.” 

Checkbox CTA
Checkbox Survey: Get Your Free Trial

14. Hulu

CTA: Plan your movie night

When it comes to call-to-actions, you don’t have to stick to the tried and true “sign up” or “shop now.” In fact, please don’t. Use your charm and wit to craft something unique.

According to Hubspot, personalized CTA’s perform 42% better than untargeted CTA’s. Hulu uses a green call-to-action button to encourage users to plan their own personal movie night.

Hulu CTA
Hulu: Plan Your Movie Night

15. Le Tote

CTA: Let’s go

Using inclusive language like “us” and “let’s” in your CTA is a fun way to let your customers know that we are all doing this together, like in this example from Le Tote. 

Le Tote CTA
Le Tote: CTA: Let’s Go

16. Etsy

CTA: Shop the stars

There we go. Good on you, Etsy. Etsy isn’t afraid to get creative. 

Take a queue from this handmade/vintage/craft eCommerce giant. 

Feel free to flex your copywriting skills in your call-to-action. 

In this example, Etsy uses “Shop the stars” to entice people to buy “the best” (jewelry) from their platform. 

And Etsy took a moment to butter us up with some poetic imagery. Get your coin purse out. 

Etsy Shop the stars CTA
Etsy: Shop the stars

17. Etsy (again)

CTA: Make them smile

Make them smile might just be the nicest call-to-action you’ve ever heard. When customizing and tailoring your CTA button add an emotional pull to your copywriting. This one speaks right to parents about their kids’ happiness.

Etsy make them smile CTA
Etsy: Make them smile

E-commerce Call to Action Examples

18. Juneshine

CTA: Shop Now

Shop Now is an Ecommerce call-to-action staple. It’s a clear and evident way to let your website visitors know that they can buy your product online, which is important for convenience—or because of a pandemic. 

Which isn’t to say this button wouldn’t be even better with a CTA that said something like Get Some or Get Yoursamiright? 😉

Juneshine CTA
Juneshine: Shop Now

19. Steve Madden

CTA: Add to cart

No product page would be complete without an add to cart call-to-action like in this example from Steve Madden. The add to cart is a pivot moment in the e-commerce sales funnel when the prospective customer shows intent to buy. 

Steve Madden CTA
Steve Madden: Add To Cart

20. The Sill 

CTA: Checkout

The Sill’s simple checkout call-to-action button is thoughtfully placed under the order summary. The Checkout button is essential to move your customer to the stage where they enter their payment method.

The Sill checkout CTA
The Sill: Checkout

 21. Banana Republic

CTA: Keep shopping

Increasing Average order value is a key component to marketing success. A larger average order value improves return on ad spend and grows revenue. Banana Republic uses a “Keep Shopping” call-to-action after adding an item to the shopping cart to encourage customers to buy more—the upsell!

Banana Republic CTA
Banana Republic: Keep Shopping

 22. Manscaped

CTA: Get limited time offer

When promoting a sale, make sure you have a call-to-action highlighting the sale’s value proposition. Like in this example from Manscaped where they execute a “Get Limited Time Offer.” The special offer lists all the goodies and the CTA conveys the urgency of getting those goodies. 

So, in one banner bar, I know that Manscaped

  • has a special offer
  • what that special offer is
  • it won’t stick around for long.
Manscaped CTA
Manscaped: Get Limited Time Offer

23. CCS.com

CTA: Shop bags and backpacks

In this example from CCS.com, they use a clickable banner with a specific call-to-action telling a potential customer to “Shop Bags & Backpacks.” That’s very specific. There’s also a powerful click trigger here (a coupon for 20% off)

CCS CTA
CCS.com: Shop Bags & Backpacks

Pop Up Call to Action Examples

24. Yoga International 

CTA: Get started

Yoga International uses a Pop-Up offer to capture email addresses and drive free-trial sign-ups. Full-screen calls-to-action, such as exit popups perform better than any other CTA. The “Get Started” call-to-action gives the user an easy way to begin their yoga journey.

Yoga International Get Started CTA
Yoga International: Get Started

25. Hello Fresh

CTA: Claim offer

Hello Fresh uses a countdown timer to add urgency to their “Claim Offer” call-to-action. Applying urgency on a landing page helped one marketer increase sales by 332%. 

Where it’s appropriate, best practices call for elements of urgency, scarcity, or exclusivity. 

All of these marketing tools are persuasive hooks. They are loaded with value.

Why? 

Because everyone wants access to special things (scarcity), and everyone likes to be part of special things (exclusivity), and nothing motivates a click more than the click option going away shortly (urgency).

HelloFresh CTA
Hello Fresh: Claim Offer

26. Forever 21

CTA: Get 20% off

Forever 21 uses “Get 20% Off” to drive users to sign up for their mailing list and then receive the 20% off coupon in the form of an email follow up. 

This call-to-action highlights the offer, bringing the discount to the forefront of the customer’s mind. By using the word “Get” Forever 21 implies that they are giving the customer a gift or something of value. 

Using a discount is a great way to increase conversion rates!

Forever 21 CTA
Forever 21: Get 20% Off

27. KlientBoost

CTA: Get your free proposal

Yes, we are using ourselves as an example in our own blog post. Why? Because we practice what we preach. If you spend a sufficient amount of time exploring the KlientBoost website you’ll get a pop up prompt that says “Get Your Free Proposal.”

So what are you waiting for? Get your KlientBoost proposal today. 

KlientBoost CTA Get Your Free Proposal
KlientBoost: Get Your Free Proposal

28. Point Blank SEO

CTA: Be awesome

The buying process happens 3 times faster from emails than on social media. That’s why it is so important to have a strong, direct call-to-action to build your email marketing list. 

In this example from Point Blank SEO, they play to your ego by asking you to sign up for link-building tips with a CTA that conveys you will be awesome for doing so. They also use exclusivity as a hook by telling you that only you will see these special tips because they are “not found on the blog.”

Point Blank SEO CTA
Point Blank SEO: Be awesome

29. Yeti

CTA: Shop the collection

Who doesn’t love a call-to-action that’s clear and transparent upon landing? Yeti wants you to shop their new “King Crab Orange” collection. They tell you what inspired the new collection and hit you with brilliant contrast between the product and the background. Shopping that collection is the first action I take. 

Yeti CTA
Yeti: Shop the collection

30. Levi’s

CTA: Join

Levi’s uses inclusive language to get website visitors to join their email list with their “Join” CTA button. Plus, they added in a 20% Off + Free Shipping offer to wrangle customers in. A “join” or join now CTA is a simple and friendly way to ask for email sign-ups that adds an exclusive touch to the button, elevating it above “sign up.”

Levi's CTA
Levi’s: Join

31. Fashionphile 

CTA: subscribe

Fashionphile uses the popular “subscribe” to drive new email subscribers. It’s popular because it’s universal for “sign up” without saying “sign up.” Subscribe conveys the promise of something. In this example, the pink button on the white background really makes the call-to-action pop while keeping a consistent, clean design. 

Fashionphile CTA
Fashionphile: Subscribe

32. Klientboost

CTA: Subscribe to the blog

KlientBoost Subscribe to the blog CTA
KlientBoost: Subscribe to the blog

Email Call to Action Examples

33. Nike

CTA: Shop

It’s important to include action phrases in your marketing emails. Call-to-actions in email campaigns are imperative to drive results. In this example, Nike uses a product-focused image as the bulk of their email, with a concise “Shop” button that truly pops.  

Nike Shop CTA
Nike: Shop

34. 1-800 Contacts

CTA: Order now

Email marketing for companies like 1800 Contacts is especially important. It’s a way for the brand to say “hey, don’t forget you need these!”.  In this example, the “Order Now” button does just that.

1-800 Contacts Order Now CTA
1-800 Contacts: Order Now

35. Airbnb

CTA: Redeem now

Another great approach to email marketing is sending your loyal email subscribers promotions. Airbnb uses a Redeem now CTA that really focuses on the action verb redeem. Also, using the word “now” expresses a sense of urgency that is echoed throughout the ad copy in the email. 

Airbnb Redeem Now CTA
Airbnb – Redeem now

36. Adobe Creative Cloud

CTA: Save now

In this example, AdobeCloud encourages you to make something incredible. And not only that, but they also use a clickable button directing you to Save Now. So, not only are you going to make something incredible this summer but you’re also going to save along the way! This example demonstrates both intrinsic motivation and incentive. 

Adobe Save Now CTA
Adobe: Save Now

Facebook & Instagram Call to Action Examples

1.86 billion people worldwide are connected to a small business on Facebook making advertising on Facebook a key component to many brands strategies. 

Facebook Ads are a great way to reach your target audience. Facebook Ads come with 17 predetermined call-to-action options that are sure to make you take the next step. 

37. Zaful

CTA: Shop now

For eCommerce brands, “Shop Now” is the recommended CTA button for your Facebook advertisements. Brands like Zaful have built their entire business by acquiring customers through Facebook. 

Zaful Shop Now CTA
Zaful: Shop Now

38. MVMT

CTA: Shop Now

The Shop Now button is usually favored by brands looking for a direct eCommerce response. MVMT illustrates how the “Shop Now” Button can enhance your Facebook carousel ad. Pro Tip: You can point the “Shop Now” button to a different landing page for each card in your carousel. 

MVMT Shop Now CTA
MVMT: Shop Now

39. Coleman

CTA: Learn more

Learn More” is Facebook’s default call-to-action button, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. “Learn More” requires little commitment from the ad viewer, and is a great way to nurture prospective customers by getting them engaged with your brand. 

“Learn More” tends to see solid click-through-rates and is used by large consumer brands like in this example from Coleman. 

Coleman Learn More CTA
Coleman: Learn More

40. Facebook

CTA: Learn more

In this example, we check in on Facebook themselves to see what they are doing in their own ads. Here, you can see that Facebook uses the “Learn More” button to educate people about Facebook Groups for small businesses. 

Facebook Learn More CTA
Facebook: Learn More

41. Billshark

CTA: Sign up

Hey, we’re working with preset options here. And “Sign Up” is a straightforward call-to-action for any advertiser looking to drive leads for a service. In this case, Billshark uses “Sign Up” to drive lead acquisitions. 

Billshark Sign Up CTA
Billshark: Sign Up

42. Winc

CTA: Get offer

Winc shows how to promote an offer with both the ad copy and the “Get Offer” CTA button. Promoting a discount on your first order is a great way to grow your customer base! 

Winc Get Offer CTA
Winc: Get Offer

43. Postmates

CTA: Order now

The “Order Now” CTA button might just be the best thing since sliced bread. Order Postmates while scrolling Instagram? Yes, please. 

Postmates CTA  Order Now
Postmates CTA – Order Now

44. Bloomberg

CTA: Subscribe

“Subscribe” is popular among news sources, magazines, and subscription boxes. This example from Bloomberg illustrates the “Subscribe” to drive subscriptions to The Athletic. 

Bloomberg Subscribe CTA
Bloomberg: Subscribe

45. Sprout Social

CTA: Download

The “Download” clickable button is direct and straight to the point. 

In July 2020, over 98% of active user accounts worldwide accessed their social networks via their mobile phones. 

So the download call-to-action is a great way to reach people when they are on their mobile device. 

Sprout Social Download CTA
Sprout Social: Download

46. NoiseAware

CTA: Get quote

I’m sorry, what do you mean? This isn’t clear. 

Kidding.

Offering a quote is a great way to get customers in the door. It’s a zero commitment call-to-action that is easier to get users to click compared to “Buy Now.” 

NoiseAware Get Quote CTA
NoiseAware: Get Quote

47. AMC Theatres

CTA: Get showtimes

“Get Showtimes” is recommended for movie theatres, plays, and concerts. AMC Theatres uses “Get Showtimes” in this example below. 

AMC Theatres Get Showtimes CTA
AMC Theatres: Get Showtimes

48. Spotify

CTA: Listen now

Love this one. 

“Listen Now” is a favorite of industry giants like Spotify, Apple, and Pandora. If you are promoting music, a podcast, webinar, seminar, or audiobook definitely use the “Listen Now” call-to-action. 

Spotify Listen Now CTA
Spotify: Listen Now

49. Angry Birds

CTA: Play game

A less common pre-set CTA button when you are creating an ad in Facebook’s Business Manager is “Play Game.” If you are promoting a game or an app convince your ad viewers to have some fun, and use “Play Game.”

Angry Birds Play Game CTA
Angry Birds: Play Game

50. Pizza Hut

CTA: See menu

Promote your restaurant with the “See Menu” call-to-action like Pizza Hut does in this example. This is a top of funnel way to drive take out orders or customers to your restaurant.  

Pizza Hut See Menu CTA
Pizza Hut: See Menu

51. Peacock TV

CTA: Watch more

As streaming platforms like Peacock TV grow, the “Watch More” call-to-action is becoming increasingly popular. If you promote television, movies, or even just want people to watch your entire promotional video, use “Watch More.”  

Peacock TV Watch More CTA
Peacock TV: Watch More

52. University of Phoenix

CTA: Apply now

This is an exciting CTA that no doubt causes a mild adrenaline spike that sends positive energy through the body of your button clicker. 

Use “Apply now” if your digital marketing goal is to drive job applicants, apartment rentals, or if you are a higher education institution like the University of Phoenix in this example.

University of Phoenix Apply Now CTA
University of Phoenix: Apply Now

53. Southwest Airlines

CTA: Book now

Airlines and hotels are big fans of the simple CTA “Book Now.” Southwest Airlines uses the action words “Book Now” in their ad to direct its users towards the next steps of booking a flight. 

Southwest Airlines Book Now CTA
Southwest Airlines: Book Now

54. Wolf & Brown Law Offices

CTA: Contact us 

“Contact Us” is compelling and can be used in many cases. In this example, we highlight a law firm using the “Contact Us” call-to-action clickable button. If you are looking to drive phone calls to your business “Contact Us” is effective. 

Wolf & Brown Law Offices Contact Us CTA
Wolf & Brown Law Offices: Contact Us

55. World Food Program USA

CTA: Donate now

Many non-profit organizations use Facebook ads as a way to build donations toward their cause. In this example, the World Food Program USA shows how to use the “Donate Now” call-to-action. 

World Food Program USA Donate Now CTA
World Food Program USA: Donate Now

Google Ads are often overlooked in conversations around call-to-actions. But here at Klientboost, we are absolutely obsessed with Google Ads

There is no reason you shouldn’t incorporate a call-to-action in your Google ad copy to increase your click-through-rates

You can even use A/B testing to determine which call-to-action drives the best click-through rates. These examples below will inspire you to spruce up your Google ad copy. 

56. Adidas

CTA: Shop the official site

Many brands that have an eCommerce faucet use a “Shop” in their Google search ad copy. For established brands like Adidas, “Shop The Official Site” is a great call-to-action that not only encourages the user to take action, but also adds an element of authenticity to the ad. 

Adidas Shop The Official Site CTA
Adidas: Shop The Official Site

57. Geico

CTA: Get a free quote 24/7

Geico uses a “Get a Free Quote 24/7” in their Google ads headline. It’s important to work in an action verb to entice people to click on your ad. When writing your call-to-action remember that Google ad headlines have a character limit of 30.

Geico Get a Free Quote 24/7 CTA
Geico: Get a Free Quote 24/7

58. Upside Avenue

CTA: Download our investment guide

In this example, Upside Avenue uses “Download Our Investment Guide” as a compelling call-to-action to drive clicks to their site and generate interest from potential investors. 

Upside Avenue CTA Download Our Investment Guide
Upside Avenue CTA: Download Our Investment Guide

59. Asana

CTA: Try Asana for free

Asana uses a “Try Asana for Free” in their text ad. The best CTAs rope in their audience with an offer. 

Try Asana for Free CTA
Asana: Try Asana for Free

Display Ads Call to Action Examples

One of our last examples highlights responsive display ads on the Google Ads interface.

Display advertising reaches your target audience through visuals like images and videos on networks of publisher websites like the Google Display Network. 

When creating a display ad, Google allows you to customize your call-to-action with the options below.

Google Responsive Ads call-to-action text options:

  1. Automated
  2. Apply Now
  3. Book Now
  4. Contact Us
  5. Download
  6. Learn More
  7. Install
  8. Visit Site
  9. Shop Now
  10. Sign Up
  11. Get Quote
  12. Subscribe
Google Display Network call-to-action options
Google Display Network call-to-action options

60. Crystal Gemstone Shop

CTA: Shop now

In this example, Crystal Gemstone Shop uses a “Shop Now” CTA to drive direct sales from their display ad. If you are looking to drive sales from your Display ads, try using a remarketing audience for the best results. 

According to Kenshoo, consumers are 70% more likely to convert with retargeting.

Crystal Gemstone Shop CTA Shop Now
Crystal Gemstone Shop CTA: Shop Now

YouTube Call to Action Example

Youtube has dedicated an entire ad overlay to call-to-action. 

A call-to-action (CTA) overlay is an interactive element that appears over an ad that drives clicks to your website. An overlay appears when the video starts and collapses into a thumbnail image after 15 seconds.

61. Felix Grey

CTA: Shop now

Felix Grey uses the “Shop now” call-to-action overlay in its Youtube TrueView in-stream ad. The Shop Now CTA gives users a way to take direct action from the Youtube ad. 

This option, as well as advanced targeting methods, is another reason advertising on YouTube may work better for your brand compared to a more traditional approach. 

Felix Grey Youtube CTA Shop Now
Felix Grey CTA: Shop Now

How to Craft an Effective CTA

Well, that was 61 examples of call-to-actions on different platforms. 

Now, let’s get into how to execute the perfect CTA in your marketing campaigns. 

Every single campaign you run, on every platform or medium, will need a CTA. 

Here are the key takeaways for constructing the perfect words to spring your customers into action, and skyrocket your business. 

Key Takeaways to create clickable actions

  1. Determine Your Goal
  2. Use action words and verbs
  3. Ensure that your CTA is visible and above the web pages fold
  4. Add a clickable element or make your CTA into a button
  5. Always A/B test your CTA’s for continued success

Determine your goal

Your goal is to win clicks. But how many clicks? This depends on your past results, your dedicated effort, and your plausible projections. Set the bar at something achievable, but don’t slouch. Set it high enough so that hitting that marker will feel great.

Use Action Words and Verbs

Picking the right word is important on an action button. And because you’re after an action, the word you use will be a verb. Verbs are by definition action words. We learned that in grade one. 

You have a literal ton of action words to choose from (if your options are pre-set on a social marketing platform like Facebook). 

So go for originality. Have fun with it!

Try these on for size:

  • Get to it
  • Click
  • I’m in!
  • Can’t wait
  • Heck yes 
  • Whoop!

Keep it above the fold

If someone has to scroll down to find your action button, that’s a fail. You can put information under the fold (below what a user sees on their screen), but not the CTA. That CTA goes right in front of their eyeballs right away.

Make it a button

There’s nothing anywhere that says that you can’t bury your action desire in a plain HTML link. But why not style your CTAs as buttons and take advantage of size, contrast, and immediate recognition? 

Make your CTAs buttons, friends. Unless you are raw coding (and you aren’t in 2021), every CMS and every theme has a drop-and-drag button option.

Use it.

Split test

Throwing something out there in the digital void is important. Throwing out something incredible is more important. But how will you know if it was blah or incredible?

You know because you don’t make one CTA. You make two. Then you test out which one does better. A/B testing refines your marketing and gives you something to show to your boss in graph form.

Execute it, then measure it. 

Then make it into a pretty graphic for brownie points.

Have you crafted the perfect CTA recipe? What tactics did you use and what were the impacts on your business? 

Let us know below! 👇👇