Make Your Website Headline Sell

Written by Chris Mole

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Now, you can edit out any unsuitable ideas and narrow them down to those with potential to make a powerful headline.

Tip 4. Create a combination headline.

Sometimes, it works best to list several benefits all inrepparttar one headline. This can be really powerful if you have several benefits that are all equally important.

You first need to followrepparttar 105144 advice in Tip 1 and list as many benefits as possible of your product or service. Then string them together.

Here’s a great example I found recently onrepparttar 105145 website of a web design company called

“37 Signals is an elite team of expert web design and usability specialists dedicated to simple, clear and usable customer-focused design”.

There are several benefits packed into this headline. But it works well.

Tip 5. Forget your product. Deliverrepparttar 105146 dream.

When people buy things, they do so more on emotion that logic. This is a fundamental principle that salespeople use and you can employ it effectively when writing your headlines.

You need to get insiderepparttar 105147 mind of your prospective customer or client and think about his or her dreams. What would they really like to achieve or accomplish? What can you offer that will help them achieve this dream?

For example, here’s a great headline fromrepparttar 105148 website of a company that sells toys for children … of all ages. It reads:

“We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing”.

Note how it appeals torepparttar 105149 dream we all have to stay young!

Tip 6. Use testimonials from satisfied customers in your headline

Testimonials are a vital part of every small business website. They help establish your credibility faster than any other method. Sometimes, you can make a powerful headline by building it around a comment from a satisfied customer.

If you’re not already gathering testimonials, you should start doing so immediately. Look at allrepparttar 105150 emails, faxes and letters you’ve had from satisfied customers and noterepparttar 105151 comments of appreciation they’ve made about your product or service. Then contact them and ask if they’d mind you using these comments as a testimonial.

Here’s an example of a testimonial used in a headline for a fictional weight loss product:

“I lost 10kg in two weeks with this simple diet plan. I have more energy and feel better than I have in years. Thanks so much Miracle Diet!”

Or this one for a household cleaning product:

“I’ve tried every other bathroom cleaner inrepparttar 105152 supermarket but none even comes close torepparttar 105153 shine I get with Wonder Shine!”

Now, it’s up to you to write a winning headline!

These 6 tips should provide you with lots of ideas to write an attention-getting headline for your website. As a final tip, it’s important you feel comfortable with your headline. It needs to fit with your own personality andrepparttar 105154 image you want to create for your business.

You need to blow your own trumpet a little bit. So don’t be too modest. But don’t go overrepparttar 105155 top with hype, either. If you don’t feel comfortable with your headline, chances are it will turn off your prospective customers.

The aim is a good, strong headline that clearly spells outrepparttar 105156 benefits of your product or service. If you invest a little time, effort and imagination, you’ll be amazed at what you come up with.

And what’s more important, your new headline will almost certainly give your website sales a big boost.

Chris Mole is a freelance website copywriter based near Christchurch, New Zealand. He has more than 20 years experience writing for print, radio and Web media and now specialises in writing truly persuasive sales copy for small businesses.

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Review: Landing Page Handbook: How to Raise Conversions

Written by Karon Thackston

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Most often, our information is just out-of-date. Case in point: I've known for years that people look at people. It's a natural reaction for human eyes to float torepparttar section of a Web page, landing page, ad (or whatever) that has a picture. However, what I didn't realize is that - on a landing page - having a picture of a person can be a dangerously distracting element. Times change and so doesrepparttar 105141 behavior of buyers so we have to stay up-to-date.

The eye-maps included in this ebook also were very interesting to me. You can actually see whatrepparttar 105142 site visitor looked at first and longest to know where to placerepparttar 105143 different elements of your page. Just very, very cool in my opinion!

If you're a:

** Website designer ** Copywriter ** Graphic designer ** Marketing professional ** PPC search engine marketer ** or anyone who wants to improve conversions up to 40%

you need to buy this book today.

I promised you I'd sharerepparttar 105144 results ofrepparttar 105145 improvements and testing I've done to my Copywriting Course site (see using Marketing Sherpa's newest report "Landing Page Handbook: How to Raise Conversions -- Data & Design Guidelines" so here it is.

I made another round of layout and design changes torepparttar 105146 site about a week ago. Once again, I saw an immediate improvement. I had data from sales that were made usingrepparttar 105147 original site design/copy and compared those to sales made afterrepparttar 105148 first round of changes. Then I began tracking sales and traffic patterns afterrepparttar 105149 second and third rounds of change. (If I'd made allrepparttar 105150 changes at once, I would not have been able to tell what worked and what didn't.)

Marketing Sherpa's headline for this new ebook promises a 40% increase in conversions when using their methods. Let's just see how they stacked up. At last check, usingrepparttar 105151 same amount of traffic for each test,repparttar 105152 results did not show a 40% increase. However, it did show a 37% increase in conversions! Not too shabby. I was impressed.

It's important to note that this was after three rounds of changes. I didn't get a 37% increase immediately. But that's somethingrepparttar 105153 ebook tells you… you'll have to test and track. The companies withrepparttar 105154 biggest returns arerepparttar 105155 ones who continually test.

I'll continue tweaking and testing so I can get even better results inrepparttar 105156 future, but my position on this report hasn't changed. “Landing Page Handbook: How to Raise Conversions -- Data & Design Guidelines" has extremely valuable information anyone who designs or writes landing pages would benefit from. I strongly encourage you to get yours today at

Karon Thackston specializes in writing copy that ranks high with the search engines and converts visitors to buyers. Let Karon teach you to write better copy at Be sure to check out her latest e-report “How To Increase Keyword Saturation (Without Destroying the Flow of Your Copy)” at

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