The headline of your press release is the most important part of the entire piece.
Here are 10 simple tips to help reporters, bloggers and your customers understand what you’re talking about:
Follow a format that makes sense. Bold the headline and make it a larger font than the rest of the release, and avoid clutter at the top.
These tips aren’t just for newbies. With the volume of information in cyberspace, it’s more important than ever to write a headline that’s short, concise and interesting.
Here are three examples of websites that have the content and copy arranged in a way that allows visitors to find every area of information quickly:
In addition, they all have a clean layout and the words aren’t overwhelming.
When writing for a website, think about how to avoid throwing your visitors into “information overload,” with too much copy.
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Paste your press release into it, and then look closely at the results of the analysis. You’ll learn how to make your release more search-engine friendly, how to determine an appropriate length and what types of links work best.