Tidy up your pet or veterinary website, to make it more effective

Cat sitting in the middle of a mess of crumpled papers

Maybe you’ve caught on to the new tidying craze brought on by Marie Kondo, a Japanese consultant on decluttering and organization… and her hit show on Netflix. I bought her book a few years ago, and I loved it! And while I never fully worked my way through the entire method… I found that even … Read more

Does Your Copy Speak to Your Pet Industry Audience?

The written word is still one of the most effective ways to reach customers. However, there is a lot of material out there, both online and offline. In the pet and veterinary industries, your audience is bombarded with ads, articles, and emails every day. It’s a real challenge to not only capture attention, but maintain … Read more

Simple Formula for Writing Magnetic Pet Marketing “How-to” Articles

Simple Formula for Writing Magnetic Pet Marketing “How-to” Articles

By David Tomen for PetCopywriter.com

“How to” articles are practically a no-brainer when marketing to pet owners because you’ve listened carefully to what your customers wonder about most.
“How to” articles are practically a no-brainer when marketing to pet owners because you’ve listened carefully to what your customers wonder about most.

Lori does the writing and email newsletters for her veterinary clinic’s website. She has a steady stream of ideas for pet-business articles her business uses when marketing to pet owners. Here, we’ll look at the formula Lori uses to write her blog posts, web pages and email newsletters.

My hope is by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll be able to make Lori’s success your reality too.

Topics for your pet-business marketing articles

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For the most effective pet website SEO, focus on this tactic

For the most effective pet website SEO, focus on this tactic

This just in… quality content matters when it comes to attracting visitors to your pet or veterinary website! Actually, it always mattered, but a recent blog post from Marketing Profs brought it to our attention with statistics from a new marketing survey.

Survey says! Quality content, posted frequently, is critical for getting traffic from Google and other search engines.

The blog post stated, “Marketing and sales professionals say creating quality content is THE MOST EFFECTIVE search engine optimization (SEO) tactic, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Ascend2. More than half (57%) of the global professionals polled say quality content creation is one of the most effective SEO strategies employed by their company.”*

What else matters when it comes to bringing in business through Google and other search engines? The Marketing Profs article noted these survey findings from Ascend2: “Other SEO efforts seen as effective include:

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3 Ways to Turn Customer Questions Into Magnetic Pet Website Content

PetCopywriter.com blog post photo of ToeGrips.com FAQ page

I’m guessing your pet business or veterinary company gets the same questions again and again, day after day. Customers and prospects want to know how your product works, how it solves their problems, what colors it comes in, and much more.

And while you’re happy to answer those questions, you may not have thought about this: all those questions can be the foundation of terrific content for your pet or veterinary website.

“How to” questions are some of the most popular queries in Google and other search engines. I just did a quick search and found these popular ‘How to” inquiries in the pet world: how to crate train a dog, how to train a kitten to use the litter box, how to brush a dog’s teeth, and many others.

You can bet people are searching right now in Google, Bing and even YouTube to find a how-to solution your business can provide. Therefore, why not make the most of this opportunity?

Here’s how to turn your common questions into magnetic pet website content that attracts more customers.

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The Ear Hug Approach to Pet Website Content

PetCopywriter.com Blog about Pet Website

OK, there’s really no such thing as an ear hug. Or is there…? This photo provides clear evidence that ear hugs exist. Isn’t it sweet? To me, it’s the ultimate image of a warm and loving bond between two best buds. So why should you care about ear hugs? Well, as the owner of a … Read more

Quality Content Defined for Pet Internet Marketing

With the mission of helping you keep up with the challenging world of search engine optimization (SEO) and how pet web content works best today, I try to follow the latest guidelines, trends and events that make a big difference in search results.

Finding quality websites for searchers has always been the goal of Google and other search engines. But just what does “quality” mean?

Last year, several strides were taken to clamp down on “thin” pages that offered very little information, keyword-stuffed articles that offered nothing of value, and duplicate content you can find on dozens if not hundreds of websites. So one definition of quality has been “original, useful and highly relevant content,” which I talk about a lot.

Today I read this new definition of quality, and it helps clarify things for us further, to a point.

According to Google, “High quality content is content you can send to your child to learn something.”

Hmmm.

Here’s how I interpret that for pet-industry marketers, whether you’re marketing pet products, pet services, veterinary care, pet business consulting or anything else related to this industry.

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Must Love Blogs for marketing your pet business

If you’re frustrated with your pet business website and you’re thinking, “What can I do to bring in more traffic and sales?” — consider the blog.

In spite of the explosive social networking platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and others, blogs are still extremely helpful for attracting customers via the search engines.

Here’s proof. A client I now work with was unhappy with his search engine rankings for certain important phrases related to his services for pet professionals. Simply put, he was upset that, “My ideal prospects aren’t finding my website.”

So we started blogging tips about his pet-business services, and just after 6 blog posts — voila! The blog appeared on page one, second spot in Google results. Not bad for just 6 posts.

Is this a fluke? No way! I’m getting the same results for THIS blog, and many of the blog experts I follow are enjoying similar results or better.

Consider these 3 reasons why blogging is a fantastic strategy, whether you’re marketing to pet owners or other pet businesses:

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Brandi is helping me introduce 12 blog topics for marketing your pet business in 2012

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from PetCopywriter.com
Happy Holidays! This photo of Brandi, in her lovely holiday sweater, is from my friend and fellow copywriting colleague Sean McCool. (Thanks for the photo, Sean!)

This is my last blog post for 2011 because I’ll be traveling cross-country with my faithful companion Louie (the Westie pup) the week between Christmas and New Year’s. We’re spending the winter in the warm and sunny southeast.

I hope you’re doing something fun this winter, too, such as growing your business by leaps and bounds!

I’d like to wrap up the year with 12 ideas to get you blogging in early 2012. Perhaps these ideas will spark a series of blog posts that captivate your audience and even motivate them to share your blog with their friends and colleagues.

Ready? Here are 12 blog topics and categories to help with marketing your pet business in 2012:

1. Provide How-To Tips

People are always searching the Web for tips on pet care. Offer a whole series of how-to- tips related to the solutions you offer, whether you’re marketing pet products or services. For example, if you sell reflective dog collars and leashes (one of my favorite examples), you could offer how-to tips on dog-walking safety at night.

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Pet Video of the Year and What It Means to Your Pet Business

As the year 2011 comes to a close, I’d like to cast my vote for the best pet video of the year.

Before I reveal what it is, I’m happy to share some staggering facts with you regarding this video and a few others featuring pets… and then provide some ideas to boost your pet business outlook in 2012.

First, the facts:

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