In headlines every word is key. Literally. Keywords rule internet search. You attract more readers when you use the language your audience uses. Their readership leads to more links, more retweets, more social bookmarks, and more search traffic. Specificity improves headlines. They address readers’ specific interests and needs. A narrower niche also means less competition […]

Headline Tip #2: Swipe From the Masters

by Wes Hanson on April 3, 2012

Writing copy does not mean copying someone else’s writing. But you should study what works so you can head off in the most promising direction. You learn by observing as well as by doing. To be a great (or just better) tennis player, for example, you’d be well advised to study the way Federer constructs […]

Why You Need a Writing Advisor

by Wes Hanson on March 20, 2012

Writing is meant to be read, and by people other than you. No matter how good a writer you are, or think you are, you can benefit from frank feedback and skillful advice. We all can. And because you have other things to do, hiring someone to create, promote, and distribute your communication products is […]