Website Copywriting Tips that Take the Pain out of Writing

website copywritingIt is no mystery why website copywriting has grown exponentially in popularity. Combine the fact that 34% of the world’s population is regularly online and that it is so easy to start up a blog for any site, business or otherwise, and you have reason to get in on writing content yourself. But all content needs the right basic structure to succeed.

Choosing Content

Before settling down to write anything, you need to settle on what your copy is going to be about. If you are a business, you may want to focus on how-tos or informational posts involving your industry, or overall news. If it’s more personal, you have a lot to choose from, but having a main focus is key.

The best advice is to choose whatever topic on which you are an expert. You want to share information, ideas and opinions to people as uniquely as possible, so capitalize on what you know best.

Writing Headlines

Writing HeadlinesYour headline, or title, is a very important piece of information. It is the one sentence that is going to get people to click further or scroll down to read more and it should always be clear and concise.

If you are writing about your top ten favorite comedy films, you don’t want to be vague and say “Top Ten Films.” That doesn’t mean much to a reader; top ten films according to who? In what genre? Of all time? There are too many questions.

But if you write “My Top Ten Comedy Films” that hones in on exactly what you are talking about, let’s your reader know right away that it is an opinion piece and gives them something to expect.

Headlines also work well further into articles, as per this one you are reading right now. Considering “sub headers”, they break up articles into easy to read increments. If it can be done, it should be done to make the experience easier. Website copywriting means making headlines that will grab your readers attention and keep them reading.

Keywords and Website Copywriting

Using the right keywords in your website copywriting, from writing headlines to actual content, is vastly important. It is how Google knows what your copy is about so that someone will stumble upon it in related searches.

If you own a tiling company and want to write about tiling kitchen backsplash, you should be using keywords like “kitchen backsplash” not only in the header, but sprinkled through your content. Too many times and it will be considered keyword stuffing and ultimately look like spam. Make it natural and make sure they make sense within your text.

These keywords ensure you pop up for the right searches on Google and not the wrong ones. Coming up for the wrong keywords or categories won’t ensure any traffic if your content is not what someone is looking for.

Editing

If there is one thing you should do above all else when dealing with website copywriting, it is edit, edit, edit. There is far more content out there with errors that you may think (even some big online newspapers have had major typos and grammatical issues). An article editor can catch things that you didn’t see. It is difficult to catch your own mistakes sometimes. A second pair of eyes always pays off.

Perfecting your content means people trust you more. An article riddled with problems may come off incompetent, but one with perfect grammar and clear, concise sentences will prove your intelligence and that your content is worth reading. It will put you steps ahead many others who never bother to edit at all.

What do you find are your biggest obstacles with putting together great web copy? Do you have any more tips about website copywriting that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments section below.

Comments

  1. says

    Keywords are your ticket to creating content for both people and search engines, and they’re an important component to any piece of content. By using keywords that people frequently search, you help search engines direct readers your way. The fine art of using keywords though, is finding the balance of using them in a natural way so they come across effortlessly and aren’t included to entice search. Keywords should merely be a part of the content and occur a few times within it.

  2. says

    While you can take your headers and subheads and edit them for style individually, it is bad web practice. Set up your header styles and use them in your content. That way, Google and other engines can immediately understand the purpose of your posts. For that reason, also be sure to put your keywords in your headings and subheads.

  3. says

    The importance of SEO copywriting is known to all. We also know that content plays a vital role for a website. Writing SEO friendly content will attract both traffic and readers to a website, along with increase the search engine ranking. Lousy SEO content will be ineffective and throw a bad light on the concerning website. These websites usually contain many paragraphs, long sentences and too many keywords.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>