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Are Grammar Mistakes Costing You Money?

Most articles will tell you that poor grammar can kill sales. While not as important in blog posts as in sales copy, grammatical errors can dissolve credibility, possibly resulting in fewer sales.

But what does the actual data say?

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A Copy Testing Methodology for the Digital Age

It takes one wrong word to put your foot in your mouth. We’ve all done it and, in the process, squandered an opportunity to impress someone (or some crowd).

With copy, you have a chance to slip up on every homepage, product page, or ad.

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Office

Have you ever heard of the “significant objects” project?

As a literary & anthropological experiment, Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn wanted to see if they could resell cheap knickknacks (avg. cost $1.25) on eBay and turn a significant profit by adding personal stories to the item descriptions.

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Image showing a person at the fish market

You turn up the volume of your marketing efforts to meet quarterly KPIs—sending out more posts, emails, and ads. But instead of increasing leads, you see diminishing returns. What’s going on?

Customer-focused content marketing can help you stand out from the din of competitor marketing and connect with audiences. But knowing your marketing needs to be customer-focused is one thing; producing it is another.

Where do you start? Here are three steps to execute, not just hope for, a consistent customer-centric content marketing practice:

  1. Treat content marketing as a habit.
  2. Use research to speak to what your audience cares about.
  3. Deepen engagement with a unique brand voice.

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Use Voice-of-Customer Research to Boost Conversions

Knowing what your customers want, when they want it, and how they’d like it served up to them is at the core of developing winning test hypotheses.

It’s the why behind the quantitative data that shapes your copy and gives your visitors an easily navigable path to becoming a customer.

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Microcopy: Tiny Words That Make A Huge Impact On Conversions

POP QUIZ TIME!

When you think about optimizing your website to increase conversions, what are some of the first things that come to mind?

Do you think about copy? Headlines? The need for a strong call to action?

If you thought about any of those things, you aren’t alone. Recently Ott mentioned in the Mastering The Call To Action article, a study of Visual Website Optimizer’s customers shows most people are testing:

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30+ Killer New Content Ideas in 30 Minutes (and How to Prioritize Them)

Every marketing team needs fresh content ideas. 

Maybe you’ve been producing content on the same subject for so long that your idea well has run dry. 

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Your brain

Writing copy that converts is a lot like boxing.

Your shots need to flow, and you need to be 3-4 steps ahead of your opponent. You have to predict their counters, slips and movement patterns before they even think of doing them.

Similarly, to craft high-converting copy, your sentences have to flow. And you have to anticipate your reader’s objections and be mindful of each word, sentence, and paragraph that enters their brain.

Regardless of the technique you use, according to Copyblogger, the goal is “strategically delivering words to get people to take action.”

Using NLP and neurolinguistic principles, we can boost the chances that your copy will resonate with your target audience and move them to action.

Here’s how.

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Emotional Persuasion

You’d like to think that you’re a completely rational person making completely rational decisions, right? It’s nice to believe that you haven’t made major life decisions based on how you were feeling.

Well, you have. Many times.

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Headlines that Convert: 5 Key Characteristics

We see somewhere between 4,000 and 10,000 marketing message per day. To get conversions, you must first grab attention, and the headline is what everyone sees first.

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