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Presented to the students of AAA School of Advertising by Jonathan Andrews, eMarketing Strategist at AlterSage.com

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  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
  • Why Online as consideration? & Evolution to online.
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  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Writing for the World Wide Web
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage SEO copy writing is different to writing for print Generally the same rules for spelling and grammar apply
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Why is it different? The way people use the Internet Looking for specific information – quickly Reading on screen : usability considerations Context in which readers engage with your content is different
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  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Less is more Quality content is king Not about size or volume of content About the value visitors derive from it
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage What is SEO copywriting? Used to be about targeted keyword phrases in certain frequencies and densities Search engine algorithms have evolved: take into account what others think about the content and how they describe it in links Not only the frequency of keywords within a document that determine a page’s ranking.
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Really, all web copywriting should be optimised Captions File names Headings Navigation Summaries Meta data Page content
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Keywords and keyword research
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Research Tools
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Get specific Use words and derivates to make up longer, more specific key-phrases Hard to rank for broad keywords Traffic is less qualified
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Evaluating keywords Search volume not the only metric to consider Think about niche , call to action, relevance
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Highly Relevant If you create content that is tightly focused on a specific topic or theme, you will eventually build credibility and “authority” with search engines in a specific area Develop a valuable resource and ensure returning visitors
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage The keyword density myth There is no such thing as an ‘optimal keyword density’ Keyword density says nothing about the document’s relevance to a search
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage A ttention I nterest D esire A ction AIDA
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage One-size-fits-all approach of traditional push media does not work when it is applied in the online space Know your audience and what they care about.
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Copy needs to speak to individuals and be targeted What is the dominant activity on the web? Reading ! 3 truths for writing killer content: The Importance of Personas 1. Driven by millions of years of conditioning, your customer’s focus on their own needs and those of their family and loved ones 2. To make a customer feel special means understanding what they care about 3. What they really care about can sometimes be the opposite of what you care about.
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage The Benefits of Personas 1. Externalise the target of the writing process 2. Think about their needs 3. Empathy
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage It is a fallacy that you can reach everyone on the web
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Example
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Use verbs rather than adjectives to describe things Tips Remember to talk about features rather than benefits Make it scan-able Keep the usage of keywords and key phrases natural
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Short copy isn’t a sign of laziness. It’s far more difficult to write concisely and make a point than it is to use lots of words Best to conform to standard English , correct spelling and grammar does lend itself more to credibility Write in the active voice as much as possible. Simple and straightforward word order is most accessible. Tips
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Be honest and upfront Structure your site well Offer unique and quality content
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Writing is a craft and it takes skill and practice to master the art of brevity .
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage Remember the 6 C’s Is it compelling ? Is it complete ? Is it clear ? Who cares ? Is it correct ? Is it concise ?
  • Questions? www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage
  • www.altersage.com | info@altersage.com | (+27 21) 462 0036 | skype: altersage | twitter: altersage References Clark, B. 2007. The five essential elements of search engine keyword research [Online]: Available: http://www.copyblogger.com/the-5-essential-elements-of-search-engine-keyword-research/ [24 August 2009] McGovern, G. 2006. Killer web content. London: A & C Black Publishers