Is it true that we must always be very brief on a pet web site because people won’t read lots of content? See what marketing legend Claude Hopkins has to say about this common misconception that I hear a lot in the web content world. Also see how I answer the question, “How much content is too much for a pet business website?”
Today I’m featuring an important article from eMarketer Digital Intelligence. It’s only “open” to non-subscribers for a short time at this link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008070. That’s why I’m passing it along in my blog. I especially like the questions because they reflect my content-writing focus: how can your pet business use content to solve your prospect’s needs in a unique and engaging way? 🙂
I recently came across a powerful explanation of what each visitor to your pet website can bring to your business in VALUE… whether you’re marketing to pet owners or pet businesses.
With permission from the website www.HudsonInk.com (a contractor marketing company), I’m happy to provide this explanation that’s quite relevant to pet business marketers as well: “Putting a Dollar Value on a Browser In Your Site”
What is SEO Copywriting? Technically, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Copywriting is the art of using keywords to write content that helps web pages achieve top rankings in organic search engine results (unpaid search that doesn’t involve advertising). However, according to Wikipedia and other industry sources, “The foremost goal of SEO copywriting is to produce succinct,…
I rarely use exclamation points in my tips, but this topic is becoming a biggie because of changing technologies.
First, a little story. Last week, I was meeting with a pet Internet marketing client and I saw the Apple iPad up close for the first time. It was swell and I thought, how cool is this?
Until the client showed me how her doggie day care website appeared on it. Ouch.
A big portion of the text was invisible because the website was originally designed in Flash. So instead of seeing company information, there was a lovely orange box with nothing in it. No headline, no inviting messages, no nothing.
The iPad hasn’t been supporting Flash technology. And even though a September 10 Wall Street Journal article reported that Apple has “loosened its control over” mobile phone and iPad software development, millions of iPhone and iPad users will still not see sites using Flash.
I’ve seen this happen with search engines, too. If the text is all within a graphic block or in Flash, it can’t be “seen” very well by search engines. All the content that could potentially help with search rankings is invisible.
Yikes! This could become a huge problem if your competition’s web content is visible and yours isn’t.
What’s a web marketer to do? Here are 3 tips that may help:
Recently I was asked to explain the difference between SEO (search engine optimization) in general and SEO Copywriting for the pet industry… and why it matters so much.
There are a number of things that SEO means for any web site, including pet web sites, and copywriting is just one of them. I’ll try to explain concisely:
SEO is anything related to helping websites achieve decent rankings and traffic via organic search (not paid search results). If your pet web site is not being found in search engines, you’re missing huge opportunities for sales. Any of the following factors could be the problem:
What the heck is going on with search engines these days? You may not have heard, but dramatic recent trends could be giving your web page results a search smack-down. For example, it used to be that pet-related website owners could expect a Google algorithm change every year or so. But in 2010, three major…
How exciting! Just saw my pet-retail email marketing advice appear in the latest issue of Pet Business magazine. Check it out under “Cutting Communication Costs” 🙂 http://lnkd.in/732Gx2 That article includes all kinds of free and low-cost tips for running a super-efficient pet retail business. Plus I have a few more suggestions regarding pet internet marketing…
New findings from 200+ web page tests I recently attended a fantastic Webinar about web pages that work, and I’m excited to share the information with you. Whether your web page is focused on getting shoppers to buy from you, getting potential business clients to contact you, or some other mission, 3 main rules always…
Hi there – I’m on a mission to find pet companies who could use free tips on making their websites work better in terms of traffic and sales. Is this you? If so, read on… I’m giving away a free web-marketing book to pet-industry companies each month for the next three months, starting in August.…