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The Art Of Persuasion: Five Strategies To Make Your Web Content Convert

When it comes to web content, “engaging” is an overused descriptor. For content to be “engaging” is surely a necessity, a given, if you want people to read it at all? To make your web content easy and enjoyable to read – that’s non-negotiable. “Persuasive” is an adjective seen a little less in conjunction with […]


Web Pages that Talk Back: Using Video on Landing Pages

Did you know that tech giant Cisco predict that by 2022, 82% of all web traffic will relate to video content (Source: Cisco, 2018)? That’s quite the hefty chunk! It therefore stands to reason that future-proofing your content marketing means incorporating video to some degree – be it live or pre-recorded. Here’s another stat for […]


A Simple Guide to Content Marketing Psychology

Psychology plays an absolutely crucial part in all kinds of marketing. Whether it’s choosing which shelf and aisle to best place products in a supermarket, selecting the right words for a billboard campaign, or simply picking the right colour for your “buy now” button; the way businesses sell to people is inextricably linked with how […]


5 Totally Free Tools for Outreach and Lead Generation

Let’s talk about a problem that plagues marketing teams within companies large and small. Once a business has seen to all of its financial responsibilities for the month/quarter/year, the marketing budget can sometimes get left in the dust. As a marketer, I can safely say – it sucks. However, provided you have time on your […]


6 FREE Online Resources for Budding Content Marketers

Content marketing is an essential weapon in any small business’s arsenal. It’s a relatively easy and often inexpensive way of getting your name out there. However, once a small business has paid the rent, the bills, wages, and other essentials, there’s not always a lot left in the coffers for marketing. This is especially true […]


How To Write Stand-Out Copy In A World Where Everyone’s A Writer

Not only has the Internet got people reading more, but it’s also got people writing more. Nearly everyone has at least one social media account, and according to Social Pilot, Facebook users collectively send 150,000 messages every minute. Now that people have their own platforms, they feel compelled to speak from them – no matter […]


How To Use Fake News To Your Business’s Advantage

‘Fake news’ – literally meaning untrue stories masquerading as news – hasn’t officially been a thing for very long. It feels like it’s really just the past couple of years that the term has been bandied around in earnest, and that’s in response to a proliferation in these false stories circulated quickly and widely on […]


How to Draft a Web Page for Design

Any small business is likely to tackle web copy at some point, and translating the words from a Post-it to a living, breathing web page can be a messy process. As the point of a business website is to get people to call/sign up/buy, every bit of content has to be in a tidy and […]


How to Create a Quality Lead Magnet

Many of us want to incorporate an offer of a lead magnet (a freebie in exchange for someone’s email address) to attract interested parties to our websites and email lists, but it’s important to get the basics right before we plough ahead. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of lead magnets, check out my […]


Referral Spam: Who’s Messing with my Data?

The accuracy of your website’s analytics is paramount to a lot of businesspeople. To many of us, it comes as a great surprise that our own analytical data can be falsified by an external party. Have you noticed that your visits have suddenly gone through the roof (along with your bounce rate) with no new […]


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