Is Your Website a Brochure in Disguise?

How many times have new clients asked to speak to me about setting up their new website, and then asked, “Can’t you just take the content from our brochure and put it up on the website? We like the way we have the wording and we just need it online,…

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Networking by the (New) Law of the Jungle

Dog eat dog. Survival of the fittest. That’s (theoretically) been the rule of the free market system…that competition improves the quality of everyone’s product, and only the strongest survive. But the other night, I attended a networking gathering that was practically an online marketers’ convention – out of the 30…

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Four Letters Spell Search Engine Love for Your Site

When you’re just beginning to set up your business website, the screen can gape as blank as your mind. How can you communicate your vision and mission, your products and services? What words will have the greatest impact? If you’ve never written for the web, it can seem like a…

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So What, Exactly, Is……..?
Embodying Your Brand

When you choose an identifier for your business, you’re immediately faced with the question of defining it for your clients…and for yourself. What does XYZ mean, and who are you in relation to it? For example, what is copywriting? I’ve often been faced with this question at networking gatherings.  I…

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Does Your Site Serve Your Visitors’ Needs?
Check These Seven Telltale Signs

When you’re setting up your website, it’s the most natural thing in the world to think it’s about your business – your mission, products and services, history, success stories, etc., etc. After all, this is what your customers want to know, right? Actually, no, it’s not. Unless your visitors entered…

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Banish the Terror of the Blank Screen

You held out as long as you could. “I don’t want to be a blogger,” you said. “I don’t see the value to my business, and besides, what would I say?” But one way or another your objections were overcome…fired up with enthusiasm,  you set up your blog, sat down…

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