The Power of Social Media

10th June 2013Social Media

Social media has gone beyond its infancy when it was the next really cool thing, to a point where it is part of many people’s daily lives and a cornerstone of the marketing strategies of global corporations and small indie operations alike. If you doubt the power of social media and the potential it holds for your … Read More

Content marketing techniques for SEO copywriting

3rd June 2013Content Marketing, SEO Copywriting

If you’re seeking fresh inspiration for your SEO copywriting try tapping into techniques used by content marketers. Like SEO, Content Marketing is a potent form of business marketing. It specifically involves creating relevant, useful information to attract and maintain a clearly defined target audience. It is not an overt sales pitch like a traditional advertisement but aims to … Read More

Are you guilty of thinking about SEO this way?

31st May 2013Web Copywriting

You’ve just created that killer blog post or article, and you’re about to hit publish, but then you remember – search engine optimisation. So you tweak your content a little here and there to please the search engine gods, send it off into the virtual ether, and hope for the best. Is this approach working for you? Is … Read More

SEO Copywriting for Social

30th May 2013SEO Copywriting, Social Media

Social media is by now no doubt deeply engrained in your online marketing strategy, and if it isn’t it should be. But social does not stand alone as an entirely new field – it’s closely linked to the older marketing staple of SEO copywriting. SEO copywriting should inform every step of your social media content creation, particularly in light … Read More

Grammar in SEO copywriting

20th May 2013SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Ensuring your SEO copywriting appeals to search engines has moved far beyond strategically placed keywords. Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, Quality Score and ‘dwell time’ along with countless other factors that the main search engines use to determine content quality, mean that site ranking ultimately lies in providing a good end-user experience. Specifically, SEO copywriters need to focus on … Read More

Is the Sun Setting on SEO Copywriting?

17th May 2013Content Marketing, SEO Copywriting

It seems like not a week goes by these days without some blog or other boldly proclaiming ‘SEO is dead’. If you’ve heard these rumours of its demise then you may well be wondering why you should invest your hard-earned money in SEO copywriting for your website. But just how much truth is there in these headline grabbing proclamations? … Read More

The SEO Copywriter Checklist

13th May 2013SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Being an SEO copywriter is a delicate balancing act that involves pleasing human users and satisfying the search engines’ criteria for good, relevant content. But fortunately it’s not all guesswork, and there are certain ways of doing things that remain true for all content and across all the major search engines. Here for the uninitiated, we present a checklist … Read More

4 Great Information Sources for SEO Copywriting

8th May 2013SEO Copywriting

The field of SEO copywriting is constantly changing, and so staying on top of the search engine results pages means staying abreast of the most recent developments. In addition to this, with such a large amount of variables to consider in search engine optimisation, if you’re an SEO copywriter there’s always something left to learn. If you’re relatively new … Read More

Copywriting for Boring Businesses

29th April 2013Web Copywriting

Although it sounds exciting, we can’t all be rock stars. And I’m pretty sure that we only need one Doctor Who to protect the galaxy. So, what are the rest of us supposed to do for a living? If you or your client’s line of work doesn’t involve regularly throwing televisions out of windows or exterminating Daleks, … Read More

3 Magic Copywriting Words You Never Noticed Before

26th April 2013Web Copywriting

Copywriting is all about using the power of words to achieve certain outcomes, and the role of the copywriter is to craft words and sentences into compelling copy. But some words have more power than others, and they’re not necessarily the ones you might think of. The two most powerful magic words are not yours… ..They are your customer’s. … Read More

The Art of Product Description Writing

25th April 2013Product Descriptions

Whether you’re selling furniture, fashion or food, if you run a medium or large e-commerce site you cannot afford to overlook the quality of your product description writing. Writing product descriptions that are punchy, persuasive and SEO-optimised is a powerful tool to drive business, increase conversions and maximise profits. Who has time for writing product descriptions? It … Read More

Blog Writing Basics

19th April 2013Blogging

A regularly updated blog is one of the most powerful online tools a business can use to communicate with its customers, and also has SEO benefits in that it provides your site with regularly updated fresh content. Once you get the hang of it blog writing is also relatively simple and quick to do, and to give you … Read More

How to Write a Press Release – Top Tips From a Journalist

18th April 2013Press Release Copywriting

Press releases may not be as fashionable as guest blogging these days, but they are still the most effective way in generating brand awareness. Once you get the newspapers on your side, they’ll want follow-up stories and expect you to keep them informed. So how do you write your first press release? Here’s advice from someone who deals with … Read More