This was a short week on Copyblogger, as we took Monday off in observance of Memorial Day. On Tuesday, Stefanie Flaxman wrote about one of my favorite topics — the Necessary Mess, and why writers need it. She gives some helpful tips on how to get comfortable with the funky stuff that comes before the Read More…
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This is a weird time to talk about marketing automation. If you spend time on social media, you’re probably fed up with the plague of misinformation bots that cluster around any important conversation. Then we found out that companies like Cambridge Analytica had put their slimy hands on our data by taking advantage of our Read More…
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I wrote about writing practice last week for a specific reason. Summer is quickly arriving here in the Northern Hemisphere, and when the seasons change, I reevaluate my habits and goals. What should I stop doing (aka, What’s not working?) What could I optimize? What would I like to add to my routine? You probably Read More…
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The last Monday in May is Memorial Day in the United States — a day to remember the men and women who have died in military service. It’s our tradition at Copyblogger to take today off, to honor those sacrifices and to take time for family, community, and gratitude. We look forward to reconnecting tomorrow! Read More…
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Announcing Essence Pro, a beautiful, clutter-free theme for sites in the health, wellness, and lifestyle niches. Imagined and built by our own Rafal Tomal and Chris Hufnagel, it’s designed for simplicity, both at the exterior and on the back end, allowing you and your readers to focus on the essentials. Some key features include: Customizable Read More…
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Reminder: Today at 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern, Rainmaker Digital CEO Brian Clark and Ricardo Bueno from RightMessage are hosting a Free Web Personalization Workshop. You’ll learn how to increase your opt-ins (and sales) by personalizing your landing pages and sales sequences. Get all the details and register here. We love subtle tactics Read More…
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If you’ve got something to sell, at some point you’re going to need to present an offer. In other words, you’ll need to tell your prospective customer: What you’ve got What it’s going to do for them What you’re looking for in return Sounds simple, and it is. There’s just one problem. Too often, we Read More…
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A sales page lies at the end of the conversion path. When a prospect arrives on that page, it’s the result of a lot of planning and hard work. So the next part really sucks. Because most of those visitors will leave the page without buying anything. Fortunately — a small silver lining — there Read More…
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Remember when I overly simplified the term “high quality?” “High quality” is a measure of whether or not your contribution helps your audience in ways they can’t find anywhere else. We can all quickly spot junk content, but it takes a lot more effort to match the description of high-quality content I mentioned above. That’s Read More…
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As humans, we suck at listening.
And that’s bad for marketing and copywriting.
One study found that 50% of adults couldn’t describe the content of a 10-minute oral presentation just moments after hearing it. Results from 48 hours after hearing the talk were even worse: 75% of the listeners couldn’t even recall the subject matter.
But it’s not our fault.
We can safely blame science. The science of listening actually prevents you from being a better listener. Turns out our brains have the capacity to digest up to 400 words per minute of
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