Category Archives: SEO copywriting

Blogging: 4 Simple Steps Towards A Successful Blog…

By Nicholas Beeson – Marketing Associate, Buzzwords Manchester

In the age of social media, blogs should form the backbone of your social media marketing campaigns. The content is also valuable in its own right.

Blogs drive traffic to your website and create valuable links. Despite this, many of us forget what makes a blog successful. As a reminder, here are four SIMPLE – yet effective – tips on how to maintain a successful blog:

  • Develop a strong blogging ‘voice’

The overall style of your blog should reflect your business or brand. It should be designed to meet your overall marketing objectives. Your blog should be written in a tone that is open and credible, conversational and jargon-free. Use the blog as an extension of your website.

  • Blog frequently

For your blog to be successful, you need to add new content often. You should post at regular times to make it easier for your subscribers to follow. As a minimum, you should aim to post three new blog entries a week.

  • Avoid rambling on

Many bloggers don’t realise that the most successful blogs are very narrowly focused on specific issues and are made up of short entries. The title of your blog is also important as it helps optimise each blog post across the web. Blogs are meant to be read quickly. This should be reflected in your writing style.

  • Optimise for ‘The Links Effect’

Make sure you include relevant keywords – and add tags to match! This will help generate back-links to your website and thus help with SEO and search engine rankings. This in turn will generate traffic to provide the sales leads or other enquiries which will ultimately justify your website’s existence.

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If Article PR rings your bells…

There’s a new resource on Buzzwords’ main website featuring a selection of articles written by yours truly (Mike Beeson). If you’re merely curious – or you’re a webmaster, blogger or maybe a publisher of e-zines or online newsletters and you’re looking for quality content to publish for free – visit buzzwords.ltd.uk/free_reprint_articles.htm (just add the ‘www’ and stir!).

Subjects covered include: case study copywriting, PR packages, SEO copywriting and, of course, article marketing. To use Buzzwords’ free reprint articles, simply publish without changing the wording – and don’t forget to include Buzzwords’ URL which is included in the article resource box at the foot of the article!

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PR Packages Option # 1 – Online PR & Article Marketing

This first option in the Buzzwords’ PR Packages armoury opens up impressive SEO opportunities by combining Online PR and Article Marketing. Both have powerful link building potential as well as the ability to generate online publicity that stays around the web for many months.

 
There are of course additional bonuses such as providing valuable content for your website, and opportunities to establish yourself as an authority in your particular field.  Building credibility with your website visitors is as important as impressing the search engines.

Combining the two is an unstoppable option where Buzzwords will commit to working closely with clients for the long haul.  SEO is no quick fix, but solid results based on the proven principles of SEO link building will pay big long term dividends.

(See Buzzwords’ main website for details: buzzwords.ltd.uk/pr_packages.htm)

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SEO copywriting meets PR?

As a PR practitioner who also practises the black art of SEO copywriting, I’ve been surprised at how easy it is to infiltrate the online ranks (and ranking!) of larger PR companies.

It begs the question as to whether certain PR companies are serious about having an online presence.  I read a lot about how concerned PRs are about social media, but what about SEO and SEM – not to mention the wider implications for integrated marketing?

I suppose I should be happy that so many PR companies are hiding their light under a bushel – and that’s not to deprecate the quality of Buzzwords’ PR services, nor the complementary value of SEO copywriting expertise.

In these straitened times, I do wonder whether there are still PR companies out there who merely pay lip service to ‘being digital’ by having a website and some occasional Pay-Per-Click advertising? 

Of course, I’m generalising.  It’s clear that some PR companies have grasped the nettle – and run with it. To those who haven’t – and you probably won’t be reading blogs if that’s the case! – you’re missing a trick that could prove fatal.

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