Category: Writing for the Web

30 Misused Words That Make You Look Stupid

Posted June 11, 2015 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Misused words

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and that’s especially obvious when it comes to written communication. Trying to use words to make you sound smarter can have the exact opposite effect if you’re not using them correctly. For all “intensive purposes,” misusing common words and expressions will make you look stupid, and you could “literally” die from embarrassment when the mistakes are pointed out.

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The Number of Syllables in Alphabet Letters

Posted February 20, 2014 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Is Your Website Sabotaging Your Marketing Campaigns?

Posted January 29, 2014 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Website budgets

Businesses spend time and money on everything from radio spots to social media to generate leads, but unfortunately they tend to neglect their prospects’ ultimate destination — their websites. This all-too-common oversight sabotages their marketing initiatives, sales and overall success.

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What is a Web Content Strategy?

Posted August 6, 2013 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Content strategy

What’s a web content strategy? It’s planning content creation, delivery and governance, and it’s a practice every business should employ — but few do. Taking a step back and developing the right strategy can maximize the impact and reach of your web content, and help you surpass your business goals.

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Secrets to Writing a Killer Product Web Page

Posted November 26, 2012 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Online shopping web copy writing

Product web pages are the “money” pages of your website. They’re where you convert lookers to buyers. If you want to maximize conversions, it’s not enough to merely cut and paste manufacturer product descriptions onto your product pages. You need to structure and write product information specifically for the web. Here are a few tips.

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Copywriting: Start With the Person, Not the Product

Posted July 4, 2012 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Any experienced copywriter knows when you take time to explore your prospects, you’ll produce more effective content, a stronger marketing campaign and boost conversions. So, to truly connect with and engage your desired audience, be sure to consider their emotions, attitudes and aspirations.

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Top Five Copywriting Myths

Posted February 8, 2012 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Copywriting myths

When you think of myths, you might think of ancient Greece and sacred beliefs about Titans, Olympians and lesser gods. Copywriting, although less ancient or sacred, has its own set of myths about copy length and word choice. In the interests of better copy for everyone, let’s dispel some of the most pervasive copywriting myths.

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“And Then the Beautiful Princess…” Using Storytelling to Sell

Posted December 14, 2011 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Story telling in marketing

Humans are hardwired for stories. Our earliest communities used storytelling to transmit beliefs and information from one generation to the next. Even today, we teach our children to respond to stories, whether it’s The Tales of Peter Rabbit or The Time Aunt Becky Got Smashed during Christmas Dinner.

Today, marketers use stories as a powerful way to connect with consumers. You can use storytelling to sell too, if you know when and where to use it.

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Stick Your Finger in There: Find the Pain for Persuasive Copy

Posted December 1, 2011 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Persuasive web copy

Most marketing campaigns can be stripped down to one of two themes: build the dream or stop the pain. Marketers tend to favour stop the pain. After all, not everyone has a dream, but everyone has a problem.

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Using Emotional Language in Copywriting

Posted November 7, 2011 | Posted By Web Copywriters
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Emotional copywriting

Words carry emotion. Words like hope, freedom, desire, sale and cheap inspire emotional reactions deep in the limbic system. Given the power of these emotion associations, it’s no surprise that copywriters use them to propel people to action. Yet, there are potential pitfalls. Let’s look at how different companies are using emotional language to see what’s working and what’s not.

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