Archives for July 2013

5 Top Tips on Writing for Web

Understanding how internet users read online text is half the battle of writing great web content.

The truth is, people don’t really web content word for word, the way you would a beautifully written novel for example.

They prefer to pick out key words and sentences to get an overall understanding of the content. This means that web copy needs to be scannable.

So, here are my 5 top tips for writing for the web!

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1. Use Sub -headings

Sub-headings are a great way of breaking up the text into bite size chunks. They make it easy for readers to scan over the page, and digest the information without being swamped in text heavy web pages.

2. Highlight Keywords

Highlighting a keyword in bold or adding a hyperlink again makes the information easier to scan and digest. Readers are naturally drawn to the highlighted words and phrases, which should be integral to the understanding of the article.

3. One Idea per Paragraph

Keep paragraphs short, and as a rule, only include one key idea in each paragraph. Again, this will help readers to absorb the information easily and maintain the structure of your article. Generally, if readers are not captured by the first sentence, they will tend to skip the rest of the paragraph and move on to the next one.

4. Word Count

Opinions differ on the correct length of an online article or blog post. My personal preference is around 400 words, and never more than 600. This might not sound like a lot, but if you consider the attention span of readers and their preference for bite sized chunks of information, you can actually fit a fair few ideas into an article of this length. Which brings me my next point..

5. Use Bullet Points

Bulleted lists are easy to read, quick to scan, and can deliver a great deal of information in just a few lines. Perfect of web users!

If you have written a blog post or article, and need a hand editing or proofreading to make sure it’s perfect for the web, I can help. Whether you need content written from scratch, or you would like an expert to check through your grammar, punctuation and style, call Content Writer Extraordinaire on 0114 383 0711.

For our full range of Sheffield copy writing services, please visit Seven Creative’s website at www.sevencreative.co.uk, the leading marketing agency in Sheffield.

Content Writer – Copywriting for SEO

An SEO Content writer will produce website copy optimised for search engine indexing whilst still making sure it’s clear, engaging and natural to read

An SEO Content writer will produce website copy optimised for search engine indexing whilst still making sure it’s clear, engaging and natural to read

It’s no secret that in order to get your website to index to its potential, it will probably need a little help now and then. The problem is, though, that the majority of people who you ask for help in this department will probably end up with someone telling them that just they need inbound links… and lots of them!

Suddenly, however, for a lot of website owners it all went wrong! Google changed the way it evaluates websites and many people who had spent money on SEO saw their sites free falling out of the rankings overnight. The two things you need to know about Google are firstly, it’s not stupid and secondly, it doesn’t like to be manipulated.

Whilst it is partly true that inbound links are important, what these so-called experts don’t tell you is that, as with everything to do with SEO,  it’s all about quality – not quantity.

Good quality inbound links should only be part of your website SEO strategy.

Having a high number of poor quality inbound links was all-of-a-sudden one of the indicators Google used to see that the site owner was trying to manipulate the search results by making their site appear more important that Google would have assessed it as.

So what’s the SEO solution?

We’ve always said that content is king. If you focus on creating a high-quality website that people will enjoy and you’ll do well in the search results. Good quality, engaging content – and lots of it – will provide information and resources for your site visitors and Google will reflect this accordingly in the search results.

Copywriting for SEO is creating that text specifically crafted to make sure you clearly communicate to Google what your site is about. It will include your keywords and key-phrases at a natural density whilst still making sure the content is clear and engaging.

A good SEO copywriter or SEO content writer will produce clear, legible and engaging text that will be feel natural to read but still include the correct density of your keywords and key-phrases

…and the best thing is, it’s all perfectly above board according to all the major search engines! This is a win-win situation as your site visitors will be presented with well-written copy and the search engines will be able to figure out clearly what your site is about.

What is a good content writer?

A good content writer is someone who is able to produce clear, natural feeling content that is easy to read and engaging whilst still making sure that the content is optimised for search engines.

Content writers know that SEO is a very important consideration for nearly all sites these days whilst remembering that ultimately it will be humans who read this text.

Copywriting for SEO refers to content specially created to help your website index within search engines by clearly communicating what the subject of page is. if this is done correctly, your visitors will engage with you and Google will index you.

Why is Seven Creative different to the other SEO companies?

Here at Seven Creative, we’ve been practising high-quality, above-board SEO for many years. Our main focus has always been on quality content and not inbound links so the recent Google updates were great news for us and our customers.

We specialise in content writing, copywriting for SEO and general SEO services and we provide a tangible, long-term boost right up the rankings with a tangible return on investment

Find out today if your website content is optimised for SEO by getting in touch with us. We’ll provide you with a free initial analysis of you site and a list of recommendations.

With prices starting from £199 per month for SEO services it’s within almost all budgets.

Call us on 0114 383 0711 or email seo@sevencreative.co.uk or visit our contact page