Author Archives: Penny Dablin

What do you need on your home page?

The Home Page of any website is the page the majority of your visitors are likely to see first. For this reason, the Home Page needs to act as the entry portal to the rest of the site. It needs to attract your ideal prospects, and repel the people you don’t want to have as […]

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Improve your open rates

The other day I was chatting to a friend about her recent email campaign. She was complaining about very poor open rates. “The last email I sent only had a 4% open rate, normally I get 11%-12%.” Interesting… When I send out emails to my list I tend to get a 35% – 40% open […]

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Why do you need good copy?

I guess if you’re reading my blog then you already have a good idea what copy is and why you need to make sure your copy is as good as you can make it. However, I thought it might be useful to spell out exactly why you need good copy. And by “good copy” I […]

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Getting your business in the news is (usually) a good thing. None of us can forget Gerald Ratner’s faux pas that destroyed Ratner’s Jewellers, but for most of us, any news is good news. And the way to get your company and yourself featured in the news is to send Press Releases. However, the vast […]

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Results of a copy critique

One of the services I offer is a Copy Critique. This is where I’ll take a look at a piece of your copy – a web page, sales letter, advertisement or whatever – and then we spend 30 minutes on the phone discussing how it could be made even better. Just a few weeks ago […]

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Delivering value is important!

Do you deliver value in your business? I hope so. Maybe I shouldn’t expect something for nothing but I’m really ticked off right now… I’ve just listened to a 90 minute teleseminar from a copywriter who promised a “training” call that would share 3 secrets to writing copy that attracts high quality, high paying clients. […]

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Are You Making These Mistakes on Your Website?

I’ve been reviewing a number of websites for people recently, advising them on how to alter the text to be more effective and attract more buyers and more interaction with their visitors. And I see the same mistakes over and over again. There are five really crucial mistakes that you could be making that will […]

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Being number one on Google isn’t enough! Everywhere you turn people are telling you the Holy Grail is to get to number one on Google for your specific keywords. I’m going to share with you why that’s not enough.  Being number one on Google will get you visitors but if your website doesn’t convert those […]

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How to Write Headlines That Work

Whatever marketing material you are producing, whether it’s a brochure, a flyer, or a website, it’s completely useless if no-one reads it! The headline is the first thing that your readers will see and the headline is what determines whether they will read on or not. So it is vital that your headline is one […]

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