I know you’re busy with a thousand and one things on your to-do list. Although I don’t want to add to the pressure you’re under, I want to share with you why checking data and metrics should be part of your weekly routine if you want to know how your copy is performing. Many businesses take a ‘write it and […]

Do you know your meta descriptions from your alt tags or is search engine optimisation (SEO) still something of a mystery to you? Several of my clients have mentioned recently that SEO leaves them bothered, bewildered and confused. So, this week, we’re going back to basics for SEO 101. SEO 101 #1. What is a title tag? Some would argue […]

Update (30/08/14): On 29th August 2014, Google announced the end of Google Authorship, which makes the content in the article below out of date. I’ll be blogging about this topic on Tuesday 2nd September, so watch this space.   This week I was talking to a new client when he explained that there were three reasons he’d picked me from all the […]

Running your own business is a rollercoaster ride, especially in the early years when every day seems to bring new challenges. When you’re working hard to establish your name and reputation, there can be days when you feel overwhelmed and other days when business seems achingly slow. If you feel as though you’re waiting for the phone to ring or […]

So, last week included Halloween but in our house, it was a two-week half-term of horrors thanks to a nasty stomach bug that made its presence known, night and day. The challenges of being a work at home parent well and truly came to the fore, including finding time to blog, do my newsletter and keep up with social media. […]

On 26th September 2013, Google announced its largest upgrade to its search algorithm since 2001. Known as Google Hummingbird, this algorithm is said to officially mark the end of keyword stuffing and outdated SEO. Instead, it focuses on understanding the context around natural language searches. Less than a month after its launch, a search for ‘Google Hummingbird’ brings up more […]

This week, I’m delighted to introduce a guest blog by the multi-talented designer, virtual assistant and business coach, Chichi Eruchalu of Kanso Creative. In this blog, Chichi looks at five key areas you should focus on when designing your blog to make it more appealing to visitors. I hope you enjoy it. Emma x   While I believe that having good content […]

Do you sometimes take a ‘spray and pray’ approach to your marketing, aiming at no-one in particular and hoping that if you throw enough balls one of them will hit a coconut? How do you know what you’re doing is working if you don’t measure its success? It’s worth taking some time out once a week to have a quick […]

This week, I’m delighted to introduce a guest blog by the very talented Lis McGuire of Giraffe CVs. I hope you enjoy it. x As a writer myself, I never really considered hiring the services of a copywriter, until I met Emma Heasman, that is.  My thought process had always been that it would be a Downton Abbey-style extravagance to […]

Print is dead! Long live print! For a long time now, there’s been talk about the demise of print, especially print marketing materials. After all, websites and digital media are quick and easy to update without the associated costs of making changes to a printed brochure or leaflet. Certainly, when I started my copywriting career, it was all about print. […]