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Forum: Copywriting 3rd April 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,106
Posted By SARubin
Hello Fotis_Chat, I see this post has been...

Hello Fotis_Chat,

I see this post has been up for over two months now, with over 700 views, but not one reply (until today).

I'm going to give a quick critique here. And I want you to...
Forum: Link Development 4th March 2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,168
Posted By SARubin
Yes, RIP DMOZ. I think it's been on life...

Yes, RIP DMOZ.

I think it's been on life support for a long time now. They just didn't want to pull the plug.

Years ago (around 15) I submitted a few of my sites. One of them finally showed up...
Forum: New Member Introductions 5th February 2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By SARubin
OK, I'm here to help you get your creative juices...

OK, I'm here to help you get your creative juices flowing again.

If you could just answer a few quick questions to get things started, it might help us get some insight on where to go from here......
Forum: Local Marketing 2nd February 2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,854
Posted By SARubin
The main characteristic I've observed with all...

The main characteristic I've observed with all successful entrepreneurs is they all have a "definiteness of purpose," and a strong "reason why" they are doing what they're doing.

When you start...
Forum: Local Marketing 1st February 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,463
Posted By SARubin
"Local" non-profit? Does that mean you primarily...

"Local" non-profit? Does that mean you primarily work in and around you local community?

If so, then one of the best things you can do, for relatively little money, is sponsor, or create an event...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 27th January 2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,254
Posted By SARubin
Love #10 on your list "Publicity Stunts." (taken...

Love #10 on your list "Publicity Stunts." (taken right from the guerilla marketing playbook):thumbsup2

I've been trying to get a couple of my clients on board with using "Promotional Events." (a...
Forum: Direct Mail 27th January 2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,242
Posted By SARubin
Yes, direct mail is still very useful for...

Yes, direct mail is still very useful for marketing. I still help some of my clients use it for a portion of their marketing, so I can guarantee you it DOES work.

Even in the digital age (perhaps...
Forum: Print Advertising 26th January 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,259
Posted By SARubin
A good tagline should be memorable. And just as...

A good tagline should be memorable. And just as important (maybe even more important) it should mean something.

Your tagline is going to end up being part of your Company Name / Logo, and it's...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd January 2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,342
Posted By SARubin
You can try this

Here's a site I sometimes visit to run a quick analysis of blog headlines.

I'm in no way affiliated with this site. Just offering it up because you might find it useful.
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Forum: Local Marketing 21st January 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,214
Posted By SARubin
Direct mail still works

Direct mail still works. I'm sure there's a few people who may disagree with me on this one, but please hear me out before you feed me to the alligators. :D

Less than a year ago I was working with...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,305
Posted By SARubin
I've been doing this for a lot of years. And one...

I've been doing this for a lot of years. And one thing I (and many other copywriters I know) still have to look out for is "falling in love with our own words."

What I mean is... Sometimes I'll...
Forum: Copywriting 19th January 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,956
Posted By SARubin
I think your website looks good. Easy on the...

I think your website looks good. Easy on the eyes, and easy to navigate. :thumbsup2

Although, as a copywriter one thing that hit me right away was the "BENEFITS OF CHOOSING US" box. It's listing...
Forum: New Member Introductions 16th January 2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By SARubin
Exclamation Post Moderation?

Hi all,

I'd love to contribute to this forum, and help out as many aspiring young entrepreneurs as possible, but I already have 1 small concern...

I signed up a couple days ago... answered a...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,043
Posted By SARubin
Writing 400 words in 7 minutes? That's easy!!! ...

Writing 400 words in 7 minutes? That's easy!!!

Oh wait, you want the finished product to be useful... or informative... or entertaining... or perhaps coherent...?

Yeah, that's going to take a...
Forum: Copywriting 14th January 2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,186
Posted By SARubin
I agree, SEO Copywriting is not inherently evil....

I agree, SEO Copywriting is not inherently evil. It becomes evil when people write pages ONLY for search engines. And they disregard the obvious fact...
Search engines don't buy anything...
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