Content Development

“Content is king,” SEOs, copywriters and search engines say. Content helps search engines decide relevance, helps bring visitors in and converts them into paying customers, avid readers and loyal followers. With something so important to your online business success, you want to make sure you’re putting out the right content. Not sure what that is? Read on…

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Information Architecture – Content Layout is Everything

What is Information Architecture, or IA, and why is it important? Who does it? Who should? If these questions have been buzzing around in your head, getting in the way of daily thought, this article is just the thing for you. On the other hand, if you’re only interested in creating a user-friendly, converting, professional, etc. site, read on, oh grasshopper.

The Psychology of Content

Click behavior, click triggers, logical impulses, common sense… it’s all part of the psychology of content. The amazing thing is how much actually goes into this psychology. Words have more than just a dictionary meaning... They create imagery, emotion and most of all a connection. This is one of the lessons I intend to pound into you today (figuratively speaking, of course).

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Semantics and Relevance: Even Keywords Need Support Sometimes

In content, you have synonyms, plurals and related terms. When you read a sentence, you get the meaning of a word based on the context. You get the meaning of the sentence based on the surrounding sentences. In fact, a lot of our reading comprehension doesn’t come because we’re walking dictionaries, but because we use surrounding information to support our understanding of the written word.

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How to Start a Content Strategy

When writing for the World Wide Web, content developers have to remember to use Internet data to write for their readers. Quite simply, writing for the Internet isn’t the same discipline as writing for print; when writing for print, for example, you don’t have search engines to consider…

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SEO Copywriting: The Road Less Traveled

After many years as an SEO copywriter, I still have people asking me, “What do you do all day?” If I just answer, “I write”, the inevitable next question is, “What do you write?” There’s never an easy answer, so let me break it down into straightforward terms. What does it take to write an SEO article?

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