Writing Your Website Copy Well

This may seem like an obvious statement to some, but to others it isn’t. Spelling correctly on your website is a must, as is punctuation and capitalization.

Too often, I run into words spelled incorrectly on websites. No one is immune to this. I’ve been guilty of it a couple of times myself, but I’ve gone back and corrected it. Some things that are often spelled wrong include words with two vowels in a row, leaving out vowels, words with two identical consonants in a row and infrequently used words.

Also, there are words that are homophones, or sound the same, that are correctly spelled words, but used in the wrong context. Watch out for hear versus here. Also know when to use it’s instead of its, lose instead of loose, then and than, there, their and they’re. Watch out for two, to and too, were where and we’re, your … Read More

Local Business Benefits From Blog Writing and SEO Services

If you have a local business that is focused on a relatively narrow geographical location within your country or state, then you can benefit from local blog writing and SEO services. The reason for this should be obvious, although many small businesses are suffering from a lack of publicity and are not making the most of their customer base.

Even today, people will go to Yellow Pages if they want a service and Gumtree, Craigslist or eBay if they want to purchase products at cut prices. Few will carry out an online search for specific websites or blogs. That’s where you could be missing out!

Seek Out Your Own Local Business Services

There is more to the internet than those well-known sites, and there is no reason whatsoever why your home or local business cannot compete with these giants. Many have done it, and all it takes is to create … Read More

Microsoft Access – Save Programming Time and Cost With A Technique For Writing Less Programming Code

You are probably writing more Microsoft Access programming code then you need to. This means wasted coding time, more code maintenance and possible debugging. This article applies to all versions of Microsoft Access, not just Access 2007, but many new features of Access 2007 allow you to do zero coding to do tasks such as bulk emails, form control resizing, scheduling tasks, date picking, formatting, etc.

I have reviewed tens of thousands of lines of programmers’ code, not just in Access 2007, and have found that many lines of code are being written in areas where much less code was needed to do the same job. Here’s the technique that will save much time.

Did you know that your data tables in Microsoft Access 2007 can be used to control your Access 2007 program and write code for you, if they contain metadata.

Metadata is data about data. You have … Read More

Review of TextDrop, Online Writing Software With Dropbox Sync

As a blogger, I have been extensively using online writing software for the last 4 years. Although I have been using Simplenote until recently, I have always been looking for better alternatives. This review is about a new online software called TextDrop I recently found.

Before reviewing TextDrop, I need to share two most desirable features that I expect from good online writing software.

First, a seamless and fast synchronization with Dropbox.

Dropbox, a wonderful cloud service for file synchronization, is at the center of all my writing projects. All my blogs posts, memos, book plans are stored in Dropbox. therefore, any online writing software to be useful should have an ability to sync with folders of Dropbox.

Second, fullscreen mode for less distraction.

I am accustomed to using fullscreen mode on software like writeroom, iA writer, and Scrivener. A clean blank screen with no menus or other windows helps … Read More

How Can Your Business Benefit From SEO Article Writing Services?

If you are looking to generate a lot of traffic to your site, SEO writing is a great idea. Actually, having an SEO writing service is a way of bringing more buyers for your products or services. Whether your business is big or small, you can benefit from the power of quality writing. Given below are some ways you can get the most out of a writing service.

Professional Content

Content developers can content that is optimized for search engines. Plus, their content provides value for the readers as far as your brand, sales, products and customer engagement is concerned. After all, you want your potential buyers to look for your site via the top search engines on the first pages for the common keywords.

Actually, the content on your site helps your marketing and branding efforts. So, make sure your content is optimized for the Google search engine and … Read More

Article Writing Guide – SEO Vs UCO

Google’s Panda update created a whirlwind storm. It sent marketers scrambling looking for answers. It is no secret. Read any article writing guide and most likely it will emphasize SEO techniques and tactics.

Up until now, SEO has been the dominant driving force behind search engine results. That is changing. Let me introduce User Content Optimization (UCO). UCO is the new kid on the block, formerly known as quality content.

Why would anyone query a search engine? Common sense would tell you that the searcher was looking for information, for quality content. All he wants is an answer to a question. He may be searching for something to buy or perhaps some entertainment. Regardless, he is looking for information.

Tangled Buzzwords

Yet, how many times have you made a query and found an organic list of sites wanting to blatantly sell you something? If you have had my experience, then … Read More

What is SEO Article Writing? – SEO Copywriting Explained

Many freelancers have questions about what is SEO; what is SEO copywriting; what is SEO writing. This article explains – in detail – what this is. And, how to make money from it as a freelance writer.

What is SEO?

SEO is an acronym for the phrase “search engine optimization.” Search engine optimization is all about doing specific things to your website to drive more traffic to it so that you can increase online sales – and traffic.

What are some of these “things?”

There are many, but here we will discuss what it is as it applies to freelance writers. And, this means writing text in a certain way so that web surfers (ie, internet users) can land on a particular site.

What is SEO As It Relates to Freelance Writers?

What freelance writers need to be concerned with is keywords. What are keywords? Keywords are the words and … Read More