12 Surefire Best Practices for Formatting Website Copy

Properly formatting website copy makes your webpages easy to scan.

VISITORS COME TO YOUR WEBPAGE. BUT DO THEY ACTUALLY READ WHAT YOU WRITE? Probably not. More likely they scan the page—and this is where the art of formatting website copy is essential.

Users today take only seconds to decide if they think a webpage is worthwhile; If they don’t immediately think the page has what they’re looking for, it’s just so easy just to go back to the search page and pick the next entry.

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Understand Outbound Links—And Why You Need Them

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Do you Understand Outbound Links–and Do You Use Them?

Do you put outbound links in your blog articles or other pages? That is, do you put links that point to a website other than your own? Maybe you do. Maybe you just say “meh.” Maybe you don’t because you don’t want to risks sending your visitors to another site. If you’re new to blogging, you may not understand outbound links or why you might (or might not) use them.

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The Power of Internal Linking for SEO

Build the Power of Internal Linking for SEO.

Even if you don’t have a grand SEO strategy, you can pump it up by leveraging internal linking for SEO and a positive user experience (UX). A good internal linking strategy will make your website more successful–without spending lots of time or money. Let’s dive into what internal links are and how you can make to most of them.

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Primer: Write Great Subheads for Better Online Performance

You’ve spent hours crafting just the right headline for your blog article and you’re getting lots of hits. Congratulations! But don’t pat yourself on the back just yet. First ask: Are readers staying on the page or bouncing off? Are the converting? If not, ask if you know how to write great subheads that increase webpage performance.

I mention this because studies about attention spans and scanning give clues about how important subheads are to fight low attention span:

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Expert Copywriting Tips for Your Audience and SEO

I’ve been a marketer and B2B writer for longer than I care to admit. One thing is for sure: bad copywriting won’t get you anywhere, ever. Expert copywriting is the #1 success factor for blog articles and other content. Given Google’s current algorithm, which focuses on high quality writing, it doesn’t make any sense to write with SEO as the top priority. Sure, it counts. But it doesn’t help you gain credibility, subscribers, or shares.

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