7 Seconds from Hero to Zero

domain trust, SEO, website, conversion, clients, sales

How long do you have to engage a customer on your website?

I’ve heard as little as 1.7 seconds, usually it’s around 7-10 seconds and by 59 seconds your time is UP!

Here are my Top 5 Tips for breaking the 7 Second barrier

  • On Page SEO

On page SEO (search engine optimisation) is essential, but it must be the right search terms. Explained simply, SEO is the search words that accurately describe your business used correctly on your website in the right way.

  • Simple Copy

Google likes you to state clearly what you do, with accurate spelling and grammar, in a unique way. Simple copywriting involves using the key words that match your website, creating a good user journey and creating trust. If you use unrelated key words and have poor quality links, Google can actually remove your website altogether!

  • Unique Copy

Your site must be unique to your business. Many people take a short cut here and there, copying articles from other sites, using template lead sheets or saying something that seemed great from another similar business. The problem is, Google compares websites and scarily, it knows if you’ve been duplicating material from elsewhere.​

  • Behind the Scenes SEO 

An expert researches which words are being used and how often to make sure the ones that are most searched are on your site. This isn’t just a matter of saying the same thing over and over, as this works against you. At Digital Copywriting we always do SEO research for our copy writing, but SEO is now so complex that it’s a full time job for many companies and certainly when I need more help I use Mad Scientist Digital.

  • A Clear Call to Action (CTA) 

An essential part of the ‘simple copy’ journey is the outcome. If your website doesn’t give the reader every chance to take action, through phone calls, emails, links to external sources for verification or your own social platforms, you’ve missed the boat. A sales focussed copy writing approach is essential for you to have a website that actually works.

  • Great External Links to Validate Your Copy

Creating website trust is about knowing how to create good quality external links. The text used to describe the links matters. Broken links, grammatical and spelling errors de-rank you. In addition to this I often see clients who have social links that still have numbers after them. You need consistent URLs, with no numbers and links to external trusted sites such as Huffington Post and government sites.

One Final Tip...

If you have questions and no time, engage a digital copy writer with a sales focussed approach.

With copywriting one of the hardest things to get right, it’s also one of the most crucial factors in being founds, so my advice is don’t take any shortcuts. Employ a copywriter that has the expertise and takes the time to you look amazing online.

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Sources:

https://www.tributemedia.com/blog/you-have-7-seconds-what-a-visitor-should-know-about-your-website-within-moments

https://evermo.re/how-long-do-people-spend-reading-websites-10-seconds/

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/17-ways-to-get-de-indexed/53537/

SEO experts: http://madscientistdigital.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/


  • About the Author Emma Sidney

    Emma Sidney is a copywriter who captures the essence of her clients thoughts and aspirations and translates them into real identifiable results online. As a digital strategist and thought leader Emma takes the content and powerfully adds value through context while explaining the digital space exceptionally well to her clients. Everyone wins when Emma writes.

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