Entries by Heather Lloyd-Martin

Is SEO Copywriting the Career for You? 12 Questions, Answered

Have you thought about dipping your toes in the SEO writing waters, but you figured it was “too technical” to learn?
Or, have you shunned SEO writing because you’ve heard it was spammy, maddening and not worth your time?
Let me calm your fears…
SEO writing has been around for a long time — close to 20 years now.
A lot has changed […]

Should You Still Create Meta Descriptions in 2016?

Do you want more people to click on your search result — even if you’re not #1?
Masterfully-written meta descriptions have tremendous traffic-boosting powers.
In fact, Neil Patel has stated, “The meta description is the most important feature for improving click-through rate from search results pages.”
What’s more, you can write a great meta description in five minutes or less!
Here’s everything you need […]

Why Incubation Time Makes You A Better Writer: Tips from Henneke Duistermaat

Have you wondered why your blog post titles are falling flat, and folks aren’t taking action?
Are you looking for a way to simplify your writing process?
If you don’t know Henneke Duistermaat, you’re in for a treat. Henneke is the owner of Enchanting Marketing and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Copyblogger. 
In fact, Copyblogger’s Brian Clark […]

7 Hot Tips for Writing a Top-Converting Services Page [VIDEO]

Want to know the secrets to writing a top-converting services page?
Unlike product pages, which are all about landing the sale, service pages are different.
It’s all about getting the lead.
With that in mind, here are seven smart strategies for capturing leads with savvy SEO copywriting.
Watch the video for all the juicy information, or check out a summary of […]

How to Leverage Google’s New Longer Titles for SEO

It’s been an interesting week for SEO…in a good way.
As Jennifer Slegg reported last Wednesday, Google has increased the width of its main search results column. Granted, the news didn’t make for an earth-shattering headline, but Google’s redesign of its search engine results page (SERP) is huge news for anyone involved in digital marketing (including, of course, SEO copywriters!)
Let’s explore […]

[Updated]Why Do Freelance Writers Hate SEO Copywriting?

“SEO copywriting is low-paying, demeaning work.”
“SEO copywriting is synonymous with unethical projects.”
“[Much of this] SEO content is written by non-native speakers.”
In the words of Liz Lemon from 30 Rock, “What the what?”
I was amazed to read such angry posts in a LinkedIn group.  I knew SEO copy had a bad reputation in some circles. But I had […]

SEO Editing vs. Copywriting for SEO

Should you create original content? Or, should you SEO optimize a page that’s already on the site?
Freelance and in-house writers ask this question all the time. Their emails say, “My boss (or client) wants me to add keyphrases to this existing page. The problem is, the page isn’t very good. Will the keyphrases help? Or is better to […]