Putting SEO and keywords aside for a moment, let’s think about what constitutes good web copy. It should be current, original, informative and authoritative. Unfortunately, ignoring one major area will undermine your copy even if it has all those traits: readability.
After running two web-based businesses for more than six years I’m still wrestling with whether to post my web writing rates online.
By the time someone lands on your website for the very first time, it’s because they have a specific problem, need or want. Let’s assume for now that your offer is what they’re looking for. Unless you’re Amazon.com or another proven online brand, they’ll likely have questions about you or your company, your service and …
One very effective way to keep your content fresh and relevant to your site visitors is to include a news feature and updating it regularly with relevant/industry content. The demand for information is continually growing and people want to be able to access it quickly and easily. Rather than waiting to find out about current …
It’s common that we think we’re doing ourselves a huge favor by stuffing our pages with as many keywords as possible. Unfortunately, doing so usually hurts more than it helps. It’s overkill.
Failing to bridge that crucial gap from customer to business owner online with a contact button is just as bad as forgetting to give your lovebird your phone number. Unless you operate a retail website with a full online purchasing and checkout system, you won’t convert customers if they don’t find you.
Sometimes, we forget that anything publishable online can be optimized. Because these types of files – like PDFs – are more difficult to manipulate than others, we often overlook them as SEO tools. Don’t! Using PDFs as an example, let’s explore how and why you can make any publishable web file work for you in your quest to optimize your site.
For a change today, let’s talk about a more intermediate or even advanced SEO tactic. How do you make keywords work for you, not against you, when the words you need to target have negative connotations?
While it’s important to keep your user engagement high and keep pumping your SEO keywords with up-to-date content, which could include blogs, you have to be careful not to simply blog for the sake of blogging. If you don’t have an organized message or point to disseminate, you may actually decrease your site’s user engagement and risk turning readers off.
Whether it’s fair or not, spelling and grammar mistakes connote certain negative characteristics about a company that can seriously damage the reputation of your online image and conversion rates.