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Practical guidance on the hard work of good content,
This review is from: Killer Web Content: Make the Sale, Deliver the Service, Build the Brand (Paperback)Gerry has a blog with sensible views on web marketing and his new book "Killer Web Content" focuses precisely on the important feature of web sites. OK, there are a few basic hygiene factors for web sites such as page title and seeded related key words, but really the whole point is content and how it is delivered to meet the needs of the visitor to the page. He tells you 'less is more', i.e. cut the filler. Switch the focus away from your own PR to what the customer wants: "Your customers have a small set of words that summarize what they care about. Find those words, and you're half way to success". Larry English, the Data Quality expert, would support Gerry on why you need to replace the generic term 'users' with more precise role names.
Gerry's book is full of direct, no-nonsense advice. He tells you as much what to stop doing as what to do. Writing about the words that customers care about, he gives you practical tools and plans to do this. Of course, he covers blogs, search engine behaviour, quotes from real life case studies, and mercilessly analyses real web sites. It's good, I'm glad I bought it.