Writing An Effective, Profit Producing Ad

Written by Ronald Gibson

Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson

One ofrepparttar biggest challenges for most Internet Marketers is writing effective ad copy. This is hardly surprising. Most marketers are not professional writers and writing ad copy is a difficult skill for beginning marketers to master. Here are some tips that might assist you in writing an effective, profit-producind ad.

1. Benefit fromrepparttar 140382 experience of other writers. You can get ad copy ideas by studying similar product's advertising material. Collect their sales letters, classified ads, web ads, e-mail ads, etc. You can model your ad on these-- but don't copy them word-for-word. That's a no-no.

2. Set a goal for your ad. Know exactly what you want your ad copy to accomplish. It could be to qualify prospects, make sales, generate leads, attract web t.raffic, etc.

3. Build your selling points. Make a complete l.ist of your product's benefitsand features. Begin your ad withrepparttar 140383 most important benefit either in your headline or first sentence.

4. Make your ad benefits as specific as possible. Include exact numbers, percentages, times, colors, smells, sounds, descriptive adjectives, and so forth.

5. Set yourself apart from your competitors. L.ist allrepparttar 140384 ways your product is different from your competition's. Include allrepparttar 140385 differences in your ad copy that are better than their product.

How and Why to RSS

Written by Richard Keir

Copyright 2005 Richard Keir

RSS feeds and blogs (and blog and pinging) are part ofrepparttar latest hyper-frenzy in internet marketing. Tools and services are mushrooming all over. But there seem to be some rather distorted ideas about all this.

Unless you want to get intorepparttar 140212 technical stuff, exactly what an RSS feed is doesn't really matter. Now I care because I use them for a lot of things, work with code and do geeky tech stuff. But from a marketing perspectiverepparttar 140213 underlying technical structure is only relevant because it clues us in on what to use an RSS feed for. And that'srepparttar 140214 thing you have to understand.

An RSS marketing feed is not aboutrepparttar 140215 feed's content in most cases. Feeds that carry large quantities of content are usually referred to as data feeds and that's not what people are going to put in their RSS aggregators. A basic RSS feed consists of a varied number of items with title, a link torepparttar 140216 full content source and a short extract or description fromrepparttar 140217 full source. There's more but that'srepparttar 140218 basics.

If you subscribe (by email) to something likerepparttar 140219 daily New York Times headlines, think about what a typical item looks like:

++++ Big deal thing happens somewhere ++++ By A Writer

++++ Once again an astonishing big deal thing has happened...

++++ Read Full Article: URL-link-to-news-story

Title and author - short description - link to full content

Just like an RSS feed item.

What should be obvious from this example is that RSS feeds are about change. New content. Updated information. They are not about static content.

The group you want to reach, people who surf via RSS, are looking for an efficient, fast way to identify new content that they are interested in. So if you're going to do an RSS feed, you need it to link to and report on new and updated content.

There are lots of tools available that will let you create your own feeds, manually or with varying degrees of automation. One ofrepparttar 140220 most popular means is by blogging. You really don't need any technical knowledge at all to set up a blog and produce a feed.

You can use a blog just as a feed generator. Basically this is what blog and ping software and services are doing. That kind of feed is not for people, it's forrepparttar 140221 search engines. It's a way to alertrepparttar 140222 SEs that a new site with un-indexed pages exists. Blogs used that way are not what I'm talking about here.

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