5 Reasons Why Great Web Copy Is Important

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So, you want your business to be taken seriously. You’ve splashed out on a beautifully designed website and you’re all ready to take the online world by storm with the best website you’ve ever seen. But then you realise that you don’t have any copy for your website.

You think to yourself ‘I can write, I know my business, there’s no reason why I can’t pull something together’. And so you do. But your website fails to convert sales and you’re left wondering why.

I can tell you why. No matter how great your website looks it’s the web copy that will sell your products to your customers. That is why using a professional web copywriter means the difference between success and failure and whether your fantastic looking website delivers a return on investment or not.

Not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why you should use a web copywriter:

1. SEO – Search Engine Optimisation

Any company looking to make a name for itself online knows how important seo-optimized content writing is; before you can sell to your customers, they have to be able to find you. When it comes to writing copy for websites, a copywriter knows just how to write great SEO content that will make sure potential customers can find your website easily. It can be difficult to perfect SEO though, especially if this is brand new. Saying this though, this is why SEO by Bigfoot Digital is seen as a tried and tested formula for good SEO since they are a team of professionals that specialize in this area.

2. Look professional & sell

But it’s not just about your Google ranking, it’s also about appearing professional to your target audience. Three quarters of web users say they notice the quality of spelling and grammar on company websites and 59% say they wouldn’t do business with a company who made obvious spelling or grammar mistakes (source RealBusiness). So, bad grammar can be bad for business.

3. The hard sell

You may know your product better than anyone else but that doesn’t mean you know how to sell it better, especially when it comes to the written word. Using a web copywriting service means your content will be well structured, appealing and will make sure your customers know exactly why they need your product.

4. Keep it brief

It’s much harder to sell something in 10 words than it is in 100, but that’s what trained copywriters do – pull out the key messages, structure effectively and cut out the chuff. That is essential to draw them in when the average person spends just 10 seconds making their mind up whether to read the rest of a web page (Nielson Norman Group).

5. Make it shareable

The better the quality of the content on your site, the more likely it is that your customers (and others who stumble upon it) will share it on social media. A few well-placed shares will increase your web visits massively, as well as increasing the reach of your brand.

Plus, deciding to use a copywriter means you will have more time to focus on what you do best – running your business!

Westfourstreet offers a copywriting service, producing content that perfectly complements your website. Using your site map and information about your business we can produce content that is not only readable but effectively engages your audience to encourage them to buy into you and your brand. Even if you can’t afford to invest in our full copywriting service, we can provide proofreading and copyediting services (a once over and tidy up of the copy you provide) to maximise the impact of your website. Get in touch.