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Lastly, page had to uphold Cruise Vacation Center’s excellent search engine rankings. They were ranked at top of several major engines, and rewritten copy couldn’t jeopardize their positioning.
The first step was, without question, to woo site visitors with delightful fantasies about their next vacation. My goal was to conjure up all sorts of visions in minds of Cruise Vacation Center’s visitors. I wanted visitors to be dreaming of exotic places with lots of fun things to do, interesting sights to see, and 24/7 access to gourmet meals that rival any five-star restaurant. I wanted their blood pressure to drop 10 points just from reading about onboard staff of hundreds who would pamper them with VIP treatment. After reading this copy, I wanted them ready to leave on vacation today! However, I also had to persuade them to book online rather than calling CVC’s office.
During rewrite, I had to carefully plan use of their primary keyphrase, “cruise vacation,” so as not to disrupt their most reliable source of business… search engines. After all, there is a delicate balance between pleasing search engines and appealing to site visitors.
If I leaned too much toward search engine side of equation, conversion ratio of home page would suffer. In other words, Cruise Vacation Center would get lots of visitors, but few of them would book cruises.
If I leaned too much toward customer side of equation, CVC’s rankings would plummet, and they would need to find a new way to drive qualified traffic to their site. As is normally case with SEO copywriting, balance was going to be vital.
In conclusion to this two-part series, you’ll see how I handled rewrite and what end results of all work were. Curious to see new copy? You’ll find it on CVC’s site: You can see new copy on CVC’s site at http://www.cruisevacationcenter.com.
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