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    Web Copywriting: Essential or Not?

    One of the things that makes the Internet so appealing is the fact that there is plenty of useful and entertaining information to be found on it. Of course, some website owners prefer to simply copy data from other sources as a way to flesh out the content of their sites. When this happens, they miss out on some great opportunities.

    Here are just a couple of reasons why original web copywriting is not only important, but essential to the success of a website.

    Firstly, original copy helps to make the website stand out from the millions of other sites that are already up and running. Even if the subject matter that is found on the Internet is the same, original copy is the chance to put the data into word combinations that are a little different. When the content of the site is not a copycat of thousands of similar sites, the chances for ranking higher on search engines is much better.

    Along with making the site stand out more, creating original copy also makes it possible to use keywords to the best advantage. This can help to push the ranking up a few more notches on search engines. Strategically placing keywords that are part of common searches online helps to improve the chances of showing up in the top ten results. Higher rankings mean more visitors. If the purpose of the site is to market an idea or product, this is a very good thing.

    Lastly, copywriting provides a creative outlet. Drafting original content makes it possible to show the world what you have to offer in the way of ideas, style, concepts and opinions. You simply can’t do that if the content is borrowed from another source.

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    While it is true that coming up with original content takes longer than simply cutting and pasting canned content onto your site, the benefits far outweigh the time spend in the endeavor. When given a choice between going with tired old copy that can be found all over the Internet and coming up with something new and different, always go for the fresh web copy.

    How to Mind Map Your Offer & Craft Your Sales Copy Flow

    Mind mapping is a valuable tool when it comes to creating effective sales copy. While not everyone is familiar with the concept of a mind map, chances are you have seen the approach used to great effect.

    Essentially, mind mapping is the presentation of a collection of ideas, concepts, or words that all relate to some type of central understanding. When it comes to applying this approach to the flow of your sales copy, mind mapping can provide some interesting and unique ways to identify benefits of your product that will attract the right consumer market. Here are some ideas of how to use the mind mapping approach.

    1. Identify your central understanding. In this case, that would be your product offering. This will serve as the point of destination that all other attributes will map back to. Keeping your product as the central focus will make it harder to drift during the course of identifying elements for your sales copy.
    2. Use single word designations to identify the main functions of your products. This broadens the central theme, but is still vague enough to allow for more investigation.
    3. Take it one level deeper. Within the context of those broad themes or ideas, provide examples of how your product benefits work. For instance, if you are selling a carpet cleaner, one broad theme may be the deep foam action. Drilling a little deeper, you can also note the foam lifts dirt easily from both carpet and furniture upholstery.
  • About the Author

    Faith M. Davis is both an author and a freelance writer focusing on the subjects and industries she knows and loves most: marketing, freelance writing, copywriting, holistic health, wellness, self-help, metaphysics and inspirational topics.

    Her articles have been featured globally in Vitamin Publications, Wisdom Magazine, inspiremetoday.com and successtelevision.com. As a freelance writer, she has written web copy, blogs, articles, brochure copy, press releases, email blasts, eBooks, marketing campaigns and more for various businesses in the holistic industry, and she has ghostwritten several books for best-selling authors.

    As an author and copywriter with a background as a certified life coach, and as a lifetime participator in holistic health practices, she is uniquely qualified to write for the holistic industry. Her 10-year position as Director of Marketing at a thriving printing company in Pennsylvania has given her tremendous experience in marketing and copywriting, and when coupled with her love for the holistic industry, her writing is nothing short of powerful.

    Discover other titles by Faith M. Davis at SkillBites.net:
    Online Cash Idea Vault – Part 1
    Online Cash Idea Vault – Part 2
    Freelance Freedom for Writers

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The Speedy Guide to Web Copywriting: Write Your Own Sales Copy in One Day, by Faith M. Davis

The Speedy Guide to Web Copywriting is the book that will get you writing copy quickly. By reducing all of the overwhelming information that is out there on copywriting down to the most useful and important information, you’ll have everything you need without having to study the subject for hours and hours. That way, as a business owner, you can focus on the products and services you provide instead of on learning the ins and outs of copywriting. With case studies and examples, you’ll have templates to work from, plus all the tips that will make your copy compelling. An effective website is just moments away!

“The Speedy Guide to Web Copywriting makes it simple and easy to put together your own web copy for your business. The thought of writing my own copy used to overwhelm me because it is completely out of my comfort zone, and that’s why this book is so great. It leaves out all the overwhelming stuff you don’t need and focuses on the most important points. I have a true understanding of how it works now, and I am able to write effective and compelling copy that sells!”
– Eric Kuestner
owner of Integrity Home & Lawn

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