Since our first interview with Steve Rayson in June 2015 — and only two years after he and co-directors James Blackwell and Henley Wing launched BuzzSumo — the SaaS company has grown by quantum leaps to become a leading content data and analytics platform. And it shows no signs of slowing down. Nor does Steve, for […]
About Laura Crest
A professional writer and editor for over 30 years, Laura Crest began her career in print while earning her degree in Natural Resources Management and Journalism from Michigan State University. She established her own professional resume writing and SMB marketing business based in Denver, then moved on to writing white papers and publications for non-profit environmental organizations as part of her inter-disciplinary graduate work at the University of Washington’s Institute for Marine Studies.
She launched her online SEO copywriting and content marketing business in 2009, creating optimized websites, sales copy and marketing content for a diverse clientele, from small businesses to enterprise-level brands. She’s recognized as an accomplished (and oftentimes colorful) digital marketing copywriter and editor.
Laura’s passion for writing and connecting brands to their audience is only matched by her love of wilderness and wildlife, both terrestrial and aquatic. As an advocate for the planet’s denizens, she supports several international and local environmental organizations.
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If you’re not already familiar with Mike Allton, there’s no better time to get to know him. Mike is the CMO for SiteSell and lead “Content Marketing Practitioner” at The Social Media Hat, which only last week was voted one of the top ten social media blogs to follow in 2016 by Social Media Examiner. For our […]
Recently, we shared a series of posts on how to create conversions-driving content. We started with proven copywriting formulas and how-tos on writing clickable headlines and email subject lines and ended with what Google can teach us about copywriting. In the second article, we shared expert strategies for creating powerful landing pages and engaging content, […]
Recently, we shared several evergreen resources for creating conversions-driving content that featured copywriting formulas and how-tos for crafting compelling headlines and email subject lines. Today, we follow up with expert strategies, tips and tools for writing persuasive web copy, including home and landing pages, as well as engaging, shareable blogs and articles. We also share […]
Do a search on “sales writing” or “copywriting” and you’ll see that the body of content around it is ginormous. And that’s no surprise. After all, copywriting is the substance of all the print and digital marketing materials out there, from headlines to calls to action (and all that stuff in between). The art and […]
Steeped in Local SEO and search for some 13 years, Andrew Shotland is a leading expert in this highly competitive space. He is the proprietor of Local SEO Guide, an SEO and SEM consultancy (and blog) he founded nine years ago. Andrew has also authored Search Engine Land’s monthly local search column since 2009. Before […]
As an online writer and/or digital marketer, at some point you are sure to come across Portent’s CEO of 20 years, Ian Lurie (if you haven’t already). His wicked sense of humor is matched only by his expertise in all things content and internet marketing. Here, Ian addresses questions about content visibility beyond the blog, […]
As an online writer, you’re probably familiar with at least one of these scenarios: Oh no (or expletive of choice)! I only have 30 minutes to get this blog post written… or, I need to come up with at least 10 blog topics for this month’s editorial calendar, but my brain is drained… or, I […]
Today we’re happy to feature Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting. As a recognized, wicked-smart digital marketing and SEO expert, he brings a lot to any table. He’s served up many delightful and insightful dishes to our readers over the years, and his latest spread concerns influencer marketing. Feast on his insights into this latest […]
As the go-to expert for all things Google patents for some ten years now, Bill Slawski of SEO by the Sea and Go Fish Digital has made an art and science of predicting and explaining the deep water currents driving search engine results. Lately, Bill has focused on the changes to search results brought on by Google’s […]
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