QUOTE(dean19693 @ Jan 30 2007, 12:05 AM)
The downside to a lead capture system is that if 100 people visit your lead capture page, a good percentage of those people will never see your site because of "Email Fear"! Afraid to give a free email address out...what a joke!
Anyway, out of 100 maybe 20 will provide their info and continue to the main site. Where as with no capture/squeeze page 100 out of 100 will see the main the site.
I understand what you're saying, but think of it like this. 100 junk visitors isn't as valuable as 20 qualified prospects. 100 visitors will leave and you won't see them again... But qualified prospects can be followed up with because you've captured their information.
Again, I understand where you're coming from, but I think capture pages work better for long-term profitability and results.