Copywriting has long been the black sheep of the marketing world. It’s a crucial part of the marketing process, but it’s tricky, and therefore many overlook copywriting as something that will take care of itself. Big mistake. Numerous studies have shown that small tweaks to your copy result in huge returns. Still, most don’t want to pay to have it done professionally, so how can you get away with writing copy that...Read More
As a marketer and blogger, your visuals and your text are going to matter a lot. You have, on average, 8 seconds to persuade your audience to take some course of action. When it comes to your website or blog copy, that 8 seconds is trying to get the visitor to either read more, click on something, or enter some of their information.Read More
Blogging is tough! The hours are long, the information is difficult to come by, and your work isn’t panning out like you’ve hoped. Still, blogging is important. You probably already know that Google and other search engines rank longer content higher than others. A study done by SerpIQ shows that the content length for a web page plays a big part in how high the site ranks. And the higher up you go on the search listings...Read More
You know what a press release is: A press release is the #1 tool in the publicist’s bag of tricks. A press release is what publicists send to media to let the public know what their clients are up to. But what you may not know is that business owners (a.k.a. Those do-it-yourself publicists) rely on press releases too. It’s true – they send them out when they want to tell the world about a new product or service they’re...Read More
As writers and editors, we know that our word choices are important. Some messages call your readers to action – others not so much. What is it that makes one paragraph soar while others fall flat? According to fictitious studies published some 40 years ago, certain power words capture our attention more than others. Though the studies are fictitious, they have been viral for over 40 years! How’s that for setting a trend?...Read More
A sticky situation to be sure – you’ve got this great business and you’ve been growing, expanding, tackling great hurdles, overcoming every darn obstacle, but still… only 50 of your closest friends like you on Facebook! What to do?
Though it may seem hard, growing your readership is something that is doable. Clearly defined goals and a sticking to a game-plan are key – but then again, you know this – you’ve got your own business, for crying out loud! So the discipline I leave up to you, but here are the beginnings of a successful strategy for building your readership.Read More