Posts tagged with Copywriting

How A/B tests improved add-to-basket levels by almost 30%: Case study

If you’re not constantly testing and tweaking pages on your ecommerce site you could be missing out on potential sales. 

But showing is always more powerful than telling, so I’m going to present you with some solid examples of A/B testing in action, along with the results. 

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How recruiters can practice what digital marketers preach

Recruiters should start thinking more like search marketers in order to get more traffic to (and quality leads from) their job listings.

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A copywriter's template for excellent product page descriptions

Here are 17 questions every copywriter should ask themselves when writing a product description.

I've included a few examples to illustrate my points.

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Why visitors only read 20% of your web page

20%? Please tell me you’re joking. I don’t spend hours crafting a perfectly worded article only to have four-fifths of it ignored!

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Five tips for writing cliché-free travel copy

How to address that classic content challenge familiar to every travel brand...

Writing fresh, interesting copy about the same old places.

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Mobilegeddon one month on: five rules of thumb

Google's new search algorithm, which has been dubbed 'Mobilegeddon', was feared to bring ruin to businesses without a mobile-optimised site.

One month on, what's actually changed?

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17 fantastically useful tools for content writers and bloggers

Writing requires discipline, focus, talent, sacrifice and a thick skin, so I have no idea how I’ve managed to survive this long without my editor noticing my fundamental lack of these skills.

What I do have though is an awesome arsenal of tools and web applications that help paper over any cracks in my expertise.

From idea generation, to writing without distraction, to creating jargon-free copy, these 17 tools should also help you improve your own craft and hopefully stop you from banging your head against the keyboard for too long.

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How Moosejaw's tone of voice creates hilarious multichannel experiences

Last month in my round-up of how seven ecommerce brands use highly persuasive copywriting I covered one of my all time favourite examples.

Moosejaw is a US-based retailer and ecommerce store specialising in outdoor recreation apparel and equipment.

What separates Moosejaw from its competitors is its consistently hilarious and quirky tone of voice that runs through all of its website copy, advertising and customer service channels.

I talked to Moosejaw’s CEO Eoin Comerford and customer service director Chad Caudhill about the importance of brand tone of voice, how it effects the company culture, its perception in the wider ecommerce world and the benefits of being an engaging, off-the-wall brand with bucket load of acerbic charm.

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Great copy from The Natural History Museum: email edition

The Natural History Museum relaunched its online shop this summer in a blaze of incredible copywriting.

We featured it on the blog because it was so much fun it had to be shared. And now, here's the follow up post with some more highlights from its summer email campaign.

Fans of the word, great lizards and ecommerce, you're in for a blimmin' treat.

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The Natural History Museum online: a lesson in copywriting

The Natural History Museum in Kensington, London, has a new online store.

It's responsive, has chunky buttons and is easy to read. However, rather than provide a full review of the website (check it out for yourself), I wanted to highlight the brilliant copywriting.

Hopefully it'll prove inspiring for your own product copy.

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Five evocative examples of ecommerce copywriting

Buy me, buy me, buy me!!! 

Not what you want to hear. Sure it’s implied, but as soon as even the most straightforward of online purchases becomes that much more brazen, that’s when us consumers start to rethink our behavior.

So what makes for great ecommerce copywriting? What’s the difference between a quality product listing and a boring list of specs? Does it even matter?

Surely product copy is all about manipulation or at best, gentle coercion? 

As content marketing becomes more and more vital to every industry, the ability to create quality copy, even for ecommerce has become a crucial skill. It’s a key way to market your brand and a fantastic way to separate yourself from similar competitors selling the same product. 

Your excellent copy and the different ways you can use it can also make your brand more trustworthy and foster a deeper sense of loyalty.

Here are five fantastic examples of copy from around the ecommerce world that will hopefully inspire you. For more advice, check out Graham Charlton’s post on what makes great ecommerce product page copy.

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10 sketchy text formatting tips for Twitter and Facebook

Ever wanted to use bold or italics in a tweet? Or a strikethrough, in a Facebook update? Or to use a special character of some kind? Well here’s your chance… 

It’s Friday, so I thought I’d cobble together a throwaway post based around the different text styles you can use on Twitter. Click on an image to go to the appropriate text rendering tool. 

Apologies if this leads to a spate of nonsensical, illegible tweets. 

Unicode… so much to answer for.

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