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We write for individuals, companies large and small, government entities, charities, and more. Sometimes we even help companies build their content strategy.
To succeed, a business needs its website to be attention-grabbing, relevant, interesting, and easy to read – achieving each of these elements requires one thing: great copy!
B2C copywriting is all about speaking to the consumer, telling them what they want to hear and then moving this audience in a way that compels them to buy your product or service.
When it comes to relaying your ideas to other businesses, you only have a small window of opportunity to compel and convince them that what you have is worth having.
Our content strategy service will help you plan, develop, and manage your written content (which we will hopefully be writing for you ).
Have an exciting product or service? It’s essential that you promote it in a way that is informative, focused, clear and, most importantly, a way that sells.
When it comes to being successful, whether this is online or offline, no single factor carries as much weight as the written word.
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Testimonials & Featured Clients
We have just used Connotations’ copywriting services for the first time and have been extremely happy with the result.
We engaged Connotations to write and reword copy for our new web site. They immediately grasped our preferred writing style, producing consistent and concise copy without diluting the content or quality.
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Having approached a number of companies both large and small, Connotations were the one that sat down and listened to what was required advised accordingly and came up with the perfect solutions.
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What forms of website copywriting do you offer?
Using the broader definition, Connotations can create any kind of content you need for your site. We can write blog posts, informational articles, product reviews, product descriptions, short memes, testimonials, and textual snippets. Whatever you need to fill out the text space of your website can be produced by our skilled writers. Please note that various forms of content serve different purposes. When you use us as your website copywriting services of choice, please be prepared to help us understand your goals and objectives.
How do I start the process of ordering website content?
The purpose of our first contact is to gauge what kind of content you need and what your goals for that content are. We can then take it from there. We may need to ask follow-up questions from time to time in order to make sure we stay on track.
If you are a current Connotations client, you can order new content via e-mail or through our contact forms. If the content involves new requirements we are not already aware of, we will need the details of those requirements.
How far in advance should I place my website copy order?
Also bear in mind that a job can be as small as one piece or as large as hundreds of pieces. The size of the total project will determine delivery dates. A one-piece job doesn’t need to be ordered a month out, but a project requiring hundreds of pieces totalling thousands of words should be ordered that far in advance. Rest assured that when you use our webcopy service, we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs in terms of deadlines.
Is it possible to order ongoing website copy?
Should you order ongoing work and your needs change, please make a point to inform us of those changes as soon as possible. Connotations’ schedules work several weeks in advance for most jobs. Occasionally, we have to schedule things several months out to accommodate larger projects. Therefore, changes in your needs may affect other projects we have in the pipeline. We appreciate your cooperation when it comes to scheduling needs and changes.
Are there any copyright issues related to website copy I should be worried about?
For the record, copying and pasting from other sites is considered a black hat practice for content creators. We don’t do it. You should know that you are ultimately responsible for any and all content that is published on your site. If you do use protected information from other sites, you may run into copyright issues as a result. Always check with content owners before you reuse anything that is not original to you or that you did not contract with us to create.
Should I be concerned about a particular volume of website content?
Our only recommendation in terms of volume is that website owners update frequently. Updates are the only means by which search engines know that website owners are still putting effort into maintaining their online spaces. Sites that are infrequently updated tend to plummet in the rankings while those that receive regular updates tend to do better. Don’t focus on a particular volume, but do focus on updating regularly.
How often should I be ordering website copy?
How Important Is A Call To Action In Web Writing?
Our webcopy service uses calls to action in order to prompt a website visitor to make a decision about the information he or she has just absorbed. It is a useful tool for blog posts, informational articles, advertising copy, and just about any other form of web content. However, the call to action must be used appropriately and in context.
A well-formed call to action prompts the website visitor to do something without directly challenging him or her. Why? Because visitors that feel as though they are being challenged are likely to leave a site quickly – without becoming a paying customer and with a negative impression in the mind. To avoid this kind of scenario, a call to action should be direct enough to be clear but subtle enough to seem a suggestion rather than a challenge. When used correctly, it is a powerful tool.
What is a Keyword and Why is it Important?
A good keyword is one that is regularly associated with the topic at hand. Let’s take electronic cigarettes as an example. The e-cigarette industry has exploded over the last five years to become a worldwide phenomenon now worth more than USD $3 billion annually. When people talk about e-cigarettes, the words they use include terms such as ‘vaping’, ‘tank systems’, ‘cigalikes’, and ‘e-liquid’.
If we were to write a blog post for an e-cigarette customer, we would look to use these words throughout the text. As keywords, they link the content to the topic of e-cigarettes in order to tell search engine algorithms what the page is about. If the search engines successfully figure it out, that particular page will rank very well for those specific keywords.
In order to make the bait as attractive as possible, we like to include keywords in the title, first paragraph, last paragraph and several other places scattered throughout the text.
Why Do Writers Use Sub-headings and Bullet Points so Often?
Studies have shown that the average internet user spends very little time on a given web page reading content thoroughly. Instead, they skim pages looking for relevant information that can help answer their questions or point them in the right direction. They only stop and read thoroughly if skimming proves fruitful enough to pique their interest.
Sub-headings are used to give the reader a summarised explanation of what a given paragraph is about. Bullet points complete the picture with a few additional details. When done properly, readers who are just looking for basic information get what they need very quickly. Those who have a mind to read in depth are invited to do so by the summarised sub-headings and bullet points.
Without breaking up the text, a writer has but a slim chance of convincing the average web user to read a piece of content in its entirety. This is the reason why web-based writers use sub-headings and bullet points.
What Is the Difference between Web Copy and Advertising Copy?
Advertising copy, in a generic sense, is any kind of written text put together for the purposes of selling a product or service. The platform for the text is irrelevant for purposes of definition. Whether you see the written word on a billboard, poster, your smart phone, or an ad on a web page, it is all advertising copy. This sort of copy existed long before there was an internet.
Web copy, on the other hand, is a form of advertising copy that is created to take advantage of the unique aspects of online marketing. It can take the form of product descriptions on a retail page or product reviews intended to promote one product choice over another. The web copywriter must know how to soft sell the product in question, and he or she must also know how to structure the text in order for it to be search engine friendly.
What Sorts of SEO Practices Does Connotations Employ?
As for the specific practices, please understand that Connotations is only involved in the content creation aspect of SEO development. Our SEO practices are limited as such. The practices we implement include proper keyword placement, keyword density as ordered by the client, creative use of titles, use of sub-headings and bulleted lists, calls to action, and the implementation of localisation techniques.
Our most important SEO tool is that of creating content that is highly relevant and useful. Relevance improves search engine rankings while usefulness drives traffic by encouraging readers to engage with our content. These two practices, combined with the others listed above, enable Connotations’ website copywriting services to create content that is SEO friendly in every aspect.
Do You Follow Any Keyword Density Rules?
The standard rule of thumb we see published quite often is a 1% density. That would mean a single keyword would appear one time for every 100 words of text. In truth, there is no hard and fast rule. Even Google’s Matt Cutts has been quoted as saying that he wishes people would stop obsessing over keyword density. It is not that density plays no role in SEO results; it is just that the overall quality of a piece of content is more important.
In short, the density of your chosen keywords should be relative to the topic of your content and how it is presented. Everything you write should flow smoothly and naturally irrespective of keywords and their density. If it does not, the density of your keywords will not matter very much.
Is the Placement of Keywords within Text Important?
Placing keywords and phrases in specific positions helps search algorithms better analyse topic and relevance. Therefore, the place to start is the title. The title of the page tells the search engine what a piece of content is supposed to be about. Including a keyword is always a good idea. Repeating that keyword in the first and last paragraphs provides additional clues that help search algorithms analyse content. From there, it is a matter of placing keywords within the text wherever this is appropriate and logical.
Google also likes keyword derivatives. Such derivatives give the algorithm more concrete evidence of context and relevance. The combination of well-placed keywords and a few derivatives can go a long way toward achieving the search engine ranking you are looking for for any given page.
How Does Your Company Research Projects?
The internet makes our research much easier today than it would have been in the past. In fact, most of our research is done online. However, we must be very particular about the sources of information we choose. We must always use credible sites with information that can be verified elsewhere.
From time to time, we are known conduct research through government agencies, educational institutions, and news outlets. Again, most of the information they provide us is found online. Nevertheless, using these kinds of sources adds further credibility to the information we are presenting. Without credible and verifiable sources, we would not be able to create content that our clients and their website visitors could trust.
What exactly is B2B copywriting?
Let’s say one of our clients is a mass producer of after-market car parts. They aren’t selling those car parts to retail customers who like to repair the own cars. They are selling to distributors and repair garages. Their copywriting needs to be targeted to those kinds of customers.
The copywriting component simply describes the kind of content we’re talking about. Copywriting is about providing the kind of information needed to make a sale. Therefore, B2B copywriting is about producing effective copy that encourages business customers to consider purchasing a specific product or service.
Is B2B copywriting very different from other forms of copywriting?
As B2B copywriting is targeted to business and corporate clients, the language used can be very different. Industry terminology would be used where similar content for retail customers would be more apt to use common vernacular. Furthermore, this kind of copywriting tends to be more technologically targeted to the specific industry to which it relates.
Topics for B2B copywriting are also more limited. Connotations wouldn’t produce a generic business piece for a project in which the client was looking for a more targeted topic. In many cases, clients give us the topics rather than asking us to come up with them on our own.
Can B2B copywriting be effectively used for SEO?
Connotations produces SEO-friendly B2B copywriting by constantly adhering to the most up-to-date industry standards. We use targeted keywords and phrases, we make use of headings and subheadings, we utilise bulleted lists where appropriate, and we strive to make sure all our content is relevant and linkable. Connotations will never knowingly employ black hat practices to promote B2B copy for SEO purposes.
Does Connotations' B2B writing service include white papers and case studies?
Copywriting is a kind of writing that produces short, descriptive content for sales purposes. Case studies and white papers are just the opposite. They are rather long pieces intended to provide a lot of information and detail. We categorise them separately so that our clients are better able to understand what they can expect when they place an order with us. If you ever have questions about what B2B copywriting actually looks like, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
How can B2B copywriting help my business?
The second goal of B2B content is to increase conversion rates by establishing authority. B2B customers are looking for the kind of information that tells them a vendor is worth getting to know and, ultimately, doing business with.
If your B2B content does both these things, it will be beneficial to your business. Connotations would be more than happy to create effective B2B content that will engage with your customers and establish your authority as their vendor of choice.
Is B2B more important than B2C copywriting?
B2B writing is characterised by creating content suitable to other business enterprises that might use the company’s products or services. It may be different from B2C in terms of structure and presentation, but the result is still one of reaching potential customers with your message. Obviously, a company that does little or no business at the retail level would choose B2B over B2C writing.
How important are demographics to B2C copyrighting?
When our clients place a B2C copyrighting order, we can only create content based on demographic information they provide or our own best guess. We would prefer not to guess. The more information clients can give us regarding their target audience, the better we can create effective content that will achieve the desired goals.
Should B2B writing focus on a particular word count?
What exactly is B2C copywriting?
Are your B2C copywriting services expensive?
How can I place an order for B2C Copywriting?
The best way to place a B2C copywriting order with us is to contact us through this website or call and speak to one of our representatives. We will respond to your inquiry via e-mail or telephone. If you are not sure exactly what you are after, we recommend calling us directly. This gives us an opportunity to ask the kinds of questions that will give us the information we need to complete your order. It also offers you the chance to ask questions of us. You’ll find our phone number listed on any page across the top of the website. When placing an order, please be prepared with all the details necessary to thoroughly explain what you need.
What is the process for completing B2C copy?
Are conversion rates considered in your B2C writing?
Can Connotations help identify a target B2C audience?
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