Blog

Website Intro Text Tips

Posted by Masen

Great marketing copy inspires, motivates and almost compels users to take action. It does such a good job of talking to your customers core needs and concerns that they literally love you just for writing it and feel excited by the possibility that you can satisfy their need. How do you do that? Here are some tips:

Posted in Conversions, Website Marketing - No Comments »

Tags: , , ,


Your Website’s Intro Text

Posted by Masen

The intro text on your site needs to immediately capture people's attention and give them a reason to read more. It shouldn't be a book, more like a sentence or two that pulls them in. The majority of visitors will take a quick look at your site and go elsewhere. If you use Google Analytics, this is called your "Bounce Rate", i.e., what percentage of people go to your home page and quickly bounce away from it. How to you grab visitors and get them to stay? Simple, you speak directly to their core needs and major concerns.
Here's how you do that... (more…)

Posted in Conversions, Website Marketing - 1 Comment »

Tags: , , ,


Writing Compelling Content for Your Website

Posted by Masen

Most of the clients we work with provide their own copy for their website although an increasing number are asking us to help write the text or are hiring other professional copywriters. If you are writing the content for your website, here are some tips to keep in mind. This is part IV in the series on increasing your online credibility.

There are several categories of site content:

  1. Your Positioning Statement
  2. Introductory Text
  3. Supporting Content
  4. Call To Action

(more…)

Posted in Conversions, Website Design, Website Marketing - No Comments »

Tags: , , ,


Increasing Your Online Credibility Part III

Posted by Masen

Everyone says what they DO on their website. "We fix computers", "We sell homes", "We make BBQ sauce", etc. This is important - people need to know what you do or sell. However, it does little to increase your credibility. People know what you do, but do they trust you to do it well? To do it at a reasonable cost? Within a reasonable time frame? Not likely. The problem is that anyone can say anything on the internet and it's up to us as consumers to sort out the well-made stuff from the junk, the great services from the lousy. Marketers have crossed the trust line so many times in the name of profit that many of us have become slow to trust. How can you build trust just with the words that you use? (more…)

Posted in Conversions, Website Marketing - 4 Comments »

Tags: , ,


The Single Most Important Factor In Turning Visitors into Customers

Posted by Masen

conversions and credibility in internet marketingThe classic cartoon to the right illustrates the basic problem all of your prospects face when they try to decide whether or not to buy your product or service. If they don't know you or haven't been referred to you by someone they trust, they have no idea if you are a "dog" or not. Since anyone can put up a website, are you for real? Visitors to your site are constantly evaluating on a conscious and unconscious level whether they believe they can trust you – whether you will deliver on the promise you are advertising. This is a measure of your credibility. Webster's defines credibility as "the quality or power of inspiring belief". The greater your credibility, the more likely that someone will buy from you site unseen. So, how do you increase your credibility or believability through your website? There are many ways. I'll discuss the first here and more in a later entry. Design. The professionalism of your website's design goes a long ways towards convincing your prospects that YOU are professional. A nice design is not only attractive and inviting, but it actually subtly conveys the message that you want your visitor to get. For example, a massage therapist's site should probably subtly convey a feeling of relaxation and healing whereas a baseball team's website should convey excitement, action and fun. If you've settled for a template design for your website, you've missed a huge opportunity to convey credibility and the unique feeling, or selling point, that you offer. Anyone with experience in visual communication can instantly recognize whether a website design is effectively contributing to your credibility or limiting it. Feel free to submit your site and I'll be happy to review it. Just send me a note via the Contact page. What challenges have you run into in terms of the design of your site?

Posted in Conversions, Website Design, Website Marketing - 5 Comments »

Tags: , , ,