Tag Archives: website copy
Has Your Website Content Reached Its Sell-by Date?
When did you last revamp your website content? Two, five, seven years ago? Have you noticed a dip in visits or engagement with your brand? Thought so. You see, website content isn’t a ‘once, and it will last forever’ job. There are (at least) three excellent reasons why. Evolution is inevitable The content on […]Read more
In the World of Copywriting, Why WHY Is Important and Why WHAT’S Not
Copywriting is all about the WHY and not the WHAT. What does that mean? The WHY refers to the reason why you offer what you offer. Your service or produce is fulfilling a need. It’s there to solve a specific challenge your customers face. The thing is that customers don’t always realise you have the […]Read more
A Quick Eight-step Guide to Help You Optimise Your Web Copy
[This article was first published in 2010. It’s been updated and adapted to help you achieve online greatness in 2020 and beyond,] Search engine optimisation never stands still. To remain in the game, you have to keep an eye out for the latest tips and ‘how tos’. Some things never change, such as identifying your keywords, […]Read more
Does Your Homepage Hit The Spot?
How hard can it be to write your home page? It’s just a matter of saying hello to the world and telling them all about your company, right? Wrong. And that’s the problem with an alarming number of websites (so you’re not alone). What should your homepage say? Let’s go back to the beginning. […]Read more
I Want What They’ve Got or Why You Shouldn’t Try to Copy Your Competitors’ Copy
Apart from the obvious plagiarism side of things, there’s another excellent reason why you shouldn’t copy the same approach as your competitors. Every year I am asked, at least twice, by potential clients to “just write it as they’ve done it. We offer the same so you can use their content but just change […]Read more
SEO Copywriting is NOT Bad Copy
Here’s a news flash for you, SEO copywriting is not bad copy. Granted, there is a lot of gobbledygook out there pretending to be high-quality content, but it’s usually written by someone who has no idea what they are doing. It’s entirely their fault; they foolishly believe the BS that’s still floating around on […]Read more
The #1 Reason Why Your Website’s Not Converting Visitors Into Customers
How’s your website performing? I’m not talking about its load time or looks, but how many of your visitors go on to become customers – i.e. your conversion rate. There are a lot of websites out there that look pretty, have loads of content, even rank well, and yet they don’t convert visitors into […]Read more
What Comes First? Website Design, SEO, or Content?
You need a new website because you’ve either started a new venture, or your old one needs updating. You know you need a great design. You know you need an expert to help you with your SEO strategy. You also know you need a professional to create mind-blowingly excellent content. But, which one do […]Read more
How to Make Your Company a Zebra Among Sheep
How do you decide on the approach your marketing content will take? Do you look at your business, its ‘personality’, the way you want to be viewed by your customers? Or do you take a peek at what your competitors are up to and base your decision on that? If you fall into the […]Read more
Writing By Numbers Will Ruin Your Reputation
How long should my content be? That’s the biggest headache most business owners have, in terms of boosting the effectiveness of their website. It’s not something that’s kept me awake – here’s why. First of all there is a lot of conflicting advice out there. Some articles tell you the optimum number of words […]Read more