Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC, www.rembrandtwrites.com, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at melanie@startupnation.com and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at: http://www.startupnation.com/steps/77/steps-successful-public-relations.htm.

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Are you staring at a blank screen ready to write some search engine optimization (SEO) copy for your Website?

Hold on!

You need a call-to-action for your SEO copy first!

Before you start writing, you should know exactly what you want site visitors to do on that page of your Website.

Do you want them to register for your free newsletter?

Do you want them to buy your new widget?

Do you want them to watch your video?

Whatever it is, decide what action you want your site visitors to take. Then, write all of your copy based on this single action.

Not only will this process help you focus your efforts on a single message, but it will make it easier for you to write simple copy that gets to the point.

To help you get started, answer these questions:

• What do I want site visitors to do on this page of my site?
• Why will they want to do this particular action?
• What kind of benefits can I offer them so that they take this action?

And don’t forget to focus on my favorite, SEO writing tip…

Provide value to your customers!

Obviously, you want to use your SEO keywords while getting your message across. But don’t forget to think about your customers’ needs and what’s in it for them. Help answer their questions while guiding them through the process you want them to take.

Test The Results.

When you are finished writing, have an outsider read your copy to see if it is engaging and causes him or her to do your particular action. If not, you have some changes to make.

And once your Web copy is ready and goes live, check to see how many people click on your link or take the action you want them to take. Make changes to your copy, and see if that increases the results.

You’ll want to monitor your call-to-action clicks on a regular basis and update your copy to see what works best.

Just as you monitor your keywords, you need to look at the actions your site visitors are taking. After all, if you can guide potential customers through your site, taking the actions you want them to take, you’ll win new customers and see sales skyrocket.

Do you need help writing SEO copy for your site that sells? Please contact me here or at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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