5 Reasons Why All Freelance Writers Should Learn To Write a Sales Letter

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When was the last time you wrote something with the intent to specifically motivate your readers to take action?

Admit it or not, we’re all in the same game.

Whether you want someone to buy your product, join your email list, retweet or +1 your post, you’re doing one thing — leading your audience down a path at the end of which lies the action they’ll take.

You want them to do something.

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How to Get More Search Engine Traffic

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Thousands of content creators are getting more targeted search traffic to their sites, their ideas, and their businesses by doing one thing — using our Scribe software.

Here’s what just a handful of them are saying about Scribe:

I have been using Scribe for about three months and my presence in organic listings has jumped almost 50%! I have more visitors than ever before and that is converting to more sales. Thank you for such an easy to use, effective tool. I recommend it to everyone I know!
~ Laurie Cohen

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7 Mistakes that Lead to Guest Post Failure

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Guest posting! The highway to unbridled blogging success! Nab yourself a spot on an A-List blog and suddenly it’s your name in lights. Traffic, engagement, the undying adulation of the unwashed masses!

Sounds great, right?

Well, it is, actually.

But what about those of us who really crave a bit of failure? The ones who like to start every anecdote with “One time I almost” or “I was this close …”?

What does guest posting offer for us?

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7 Useful Links for Weekend Reading

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It’s no secret that much of the link-sharing that goes on these days happens on Twitter instead of blogs, so here are some of the links I shared over there this week. I’m not sure how regular a feature this will be, however, so follow Copyblogger on Twitter for all the real-time linky goodness.

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Five Cool Links to Kick Off the Week

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It’s scorching these days, at least down here in Texas. Let’s chill out with these five cool links before we launch into any more sizzling-hot Copyblogger content.

Wow… that was cheesy, huh? Queso!

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7 Things to Make Your Weekend Sweeter

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Here are seven cool things to check out this weekend that won’t cost you a dime:

  1. You can watch the third traffic video from John Reese without opting in (and the second video too, for that matter). John discusses traffic generation with widgets and applications that can be built for a song by rent-a-coders. He then spills the beans about Traffic Secrets 2.0, with the biggest shock being the unexpectedly low price.
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