Writing Content for Robots and Real People

Writing Content for Robots and Real People

  Robots. He told me he wanted me to write … for robots! The puzzled look on my face gave me away. He smiled and sat down, leaning back in his chair as he tossed his black hat onto the rack. "You need to write so that the search bots can find the website and index it." “Say, what?” “Google sends out these robot spiders. When they find our content, they'll crawl it. And the site will creep quickly to the first search page." Now, that sounded downright disturbing. But, trying to save myself, I responded, "Oh, … [Read more...]

B2B Web Copy – Why Meta Matters

B2B Web Copy – Why Meta Matters

I recently attended a four-day Web Copy Intensive seminar in Austin, Texas. The roster of speakers read like a Who's Who in the field of web copy and marketing. The topics ranged from content marketing to landing pages to lead generation and email auto-responders. In all, seven different aspects of online copy and marketing were extensively covered. I was there because even this old dog can learn new tricks. A B2B copywriter that doesn't keep up with new information and techniques is treading water. Eventually, he'll tire out and, well, … [Read more...]

Do You Really Need a Website for Success?

Do You Really Need a Website for Success?

Bought a hammer online the other day. I had a great woodworking idea, so the first thing I did was buy an expensive, top-rated tool. It was hammer technology at its finest . . . so the ad said. The features included: Durable steel construction for strength, A patented anti-vibration handle to minimize shock and increase comfort; Perfect balance at a full 28 ounces, and Torsion control stabilizers to minimize that dreaded arm-twisting fatigue! Cool. Very, very cool. But, wait . . . here's the best part. It had a 75 percent larger … [Read more...]