Usually, every morning, my first job is to sit down for a bit with my laptop and peruse my social media feeds and SEO blogs to see what’s going on and if anything staggeringly interesting has happened overnight. Admittedly, on occasion, this ‘research period’ (ha!) does result in me getting drawn into wasting an hour on Facebook, fighting with Neo-Nazis about the validity of racism in today’s society (I know, I work from home) but, more often, this hour enables me to turn my vague wonderings about the subject of my next blog post into a solid theory from which to work. Read More
Category Archives: Thoughts
I have both written and read many blogs in my time about how you should tailor your blog posts to your ideal customer, the idea being that you research thoroughly who your core customer base is and then envisage a single customer who embodies all the characteristics of that customer base. Kind of like what the politicians do – talk to ‘Middle England’. Read More
Mozilla released a statement yesterday revealing that their search engine of choice was going to change; starting in December 2014, Yahoo will be the default search engine on the Firefox browser in the US, rather than Google. What’s more, they will no longer have one default search engine worldwide; instead the Firefox browser will use a different search engine depending on the country or continent in which it is being used. Read More
When I got this notification in my Twitter feed this morning, sent from the ever informative Search Engine Journal stalwart, Matt Southern, I thought ‘big wow’. Yes, it takes quite a lot to impress me.
Never one to be deterred by simple boredom though, I thought ‘well, I am supposedly an SEO Copywriter, I’d better watch this and keep abreast of the current trends in SEO’. I know; dedication or what?! Sometimes I think I deserve a Nobel prize for my unrelenting devotion to all things Search Engine orientated.
I’ve been a Freelance SEO Copywriter for a good while now, touting my services on a number of different platforms, and one of the first questions that I always get asked is ‘how much do your services cost?’. It’s a fact of life and I understand that, for the majority of small to medium business owners, it is often what decisions are necessarily based on. Usually though, if that’s the first question I’m asked, I know that I’ve already lost the contract. Read More
OK, so as most of you obviously already know (as you live on planet Earth) it was Halloween on Friday and that means that not only did you spend most of last night feeling sick, but your social media feeds were also filled with companies making tenuous links between their product/company and the Eve of All Hallows. Well mine were at any rate.
Now, as I am married to a marketer (for my sins) I obviously know how important it is to use key calendar dates to help fill up your blogging calendar – hell, I’ve even written blogs about how important this is – but when I sat down yesterday morning to have a look at the efforts of my fellow marketers and try to think of something inspirational to blog about, I was attacked by a great big scary Halloweeny monstery thingy, who drained me of all motivation.
It wasn’t as if everything that I saw was bad – some of it was good – but most of it was tenuous at best. So, instead of something inspirational, I present you with this. Lucky you. Read More
In the interests of fair disclosure, I suppose I should probably state, before we go any further, that you’re probably not going to get a fair and balanced article here: as a Freelance Copywriter, I will admit that I may be slightly biased. Bearing that in mind, I’m about to give you 5 good reasons why hiring freelance copywriters is miles better than wasting all your money on expensive agency copywriters. See, not biased in the slightest! Read More
My Sunday Morning Paddy
I was reading an article over the weekend that, unfortunately for my husband, was one of those that caused me to get on my soap box and have a bit of a rant and, as he was the only person around at the time, it was inevitably aimed at him.
However, after about 15 minutes of following him around and aggressively (but eloquently) putting my point across, whilst he told me that I was right and that he agreed with me (naturally), I realized that my chosen means of dissemination was fruitless and decided to air my views here instead. Read More
I Love My Job…
One of the things that I love most about being a Freelance SEO Copywriter is the fact that I can work from home; it’s great, everyone should do it! Having previously worked in large, open planned offices with lots of people, all having different conversations either with each other or on the phone, being able to work in the peace and quiet of my own home is bliss, plus I’m at least twice as productive as I used to be. Read More