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One of the mistakes that many companies make when redesigning their websites is trying to say too much on their product pages. It's understandable how this happens. Company insiders work in a bubble where much of their day is spent talking about product features - what they have now, how competitors stack up, and where they need to be when the next release or big customer comes along. From this vantage point, it's easy to assume that outsiders want this detail as well.
Problem is, it's mostly not true. Some readers may stay longer and drill deeper for information. But most prospects want the big picture. They want to quickly learn what business you're in, what services you offer and whether you may have something to solve their business problem.
Most search engine mavens like to point that pay per click (PPC) advertising does nothing in and of itself to increase the organic search engine results on your site. True enough. You could easily blow through $500 in pay per click advertising over the course of a month by creating all kinds of simple keyword combinations to drive boatloads your way. If you do nothing else but sit back and watch the traffic -- and then shut down the PPC ads in month two -- you'll no doubt watch traffic levels return to their previous sub-optimal levels.
When I mention branding, you likely think of a logo, a color scheme, a general ‘look and feel’ for printed and online materials. Creating these designs often requires a specialist who is trained not only in branding techniques, but in visual design and the software available to implement these ideas. Writing, on the other hand, doesn’t always get such special treatment. Why? Because many businesses view writing as something that everyone can do, so why pay someone else to do it?