The Write Blog

02 Oct 2014

EVERYTHING ABOUT WIKIPEDIA, PART 3: SOURCES

As you probably remember from our last post, Wikipedia eligibility is (mostly) based on the answers to two important questions: Question 1: Is your topic notable? Question 2: Has your topic received significant coverage by neutral, reputable third-party sources? Last week, we took an in-depth look at notability. This week, we’re going to discuss sources. […]

28 Aug 2014

CONSIDERING A WIKI

So you’re considering a Wikipedia article for your company. But how do you know if you’re eligible? The first question is whether your organization been covered in-depth in the media. This media needs to be produced by a neutral, verifiable third party – not a press release, your own website, or social media that you […]

10 Sep 2013

CONCISE WRITING CHEAT SHEET

“Vigorous writing is concise.” -William Strunk Jr. The writing tips resource section covers an abundant amount of information on clear and concise writing, but this “cheat sheet” proves useful when you need an answer quickly. The following guidelines serve as a concise-writing overview. Print out our printer friendly version to keep on your desk or […]

10 Sep 2013

PREPOSITION LIST

What is a Preposition? A preposition is a word or phrase typically placed before a noun and indicates the relation of that noun to a verb, adjective, or other noun. Richard Lanham’s “Paramedic Method” consists of six steps to create clear and concise copy. The first step is to find and eradicate unnecessary prepositions. But, […]

01 Mar 2013

SALES EMAILS: THEY’RE NOT ABOUT SELLING (REALLY!)

Want to improve the click-through rate on your sales emails? Stop trying so hard. Well, there’s a little more to it than that — but the bottom line is, if you want to make sure that your sales emails don’t end up in the spam folder, you need to make sure that you’re not striking […]

11 Feb 2013

IS YOUR COMPANY READY FOR WIKIPEDIA?

Hot off the (virtual) presses! If you enjoyed our six-part miniseries on Wikipedia, you’ll definitely want to check out our Wiki eBook. Is Your Company Ready for Wikipediacontains everything you ever wanted to know about Wiki for business.This 36-page free eBook includes expanded versions of all six original posts — plus loads of new info […]

09 Jan 2013

HOW TO MAKE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS BLOG WORK FOR YOU

Thank you to Shelley Roth for allowing Socialot and Jessica Scheider (from The Writers For Hire) to host this Webinar on small business blogging. It’s really got some GREAT info in it. Jessica answers questions for beginners and advanced bloggers. How can I use my blog to increase my search engine results? What is a […]

09 Jan 2013

CONVERTING YOUR FACEBOOK PAGES INTO SALES

Anyone can take a Facebook page and pay for likes with ads. You can run a coupon and drive a few sales, or make a few interesting posts asking for feedback and get responses. The trick is figuring out how to actually use your Facebook page to drive sales without having to do any work, […]

12 Dec 2012

BRAND YOURSELF AS AN INDUSTRY EXPERT USING AUTHORRANK

This fall, Google rolled out a major change to search rankings: Google Authorship, also known as Author Rank. Basically, Google wants to make it easy for users to find content by a specific writer, and use those authors as elements for ranking websites and pages. Google search will interpret which authors are relevant sources with […]

21 Nov 2012

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WIKIPEDIA, PART 6: FAQS

Here it is: the very last in our Wikipedia blog series. We’re wrapping things up this week with a few odds and ends, random tidbits, and FAQs that didn’t quite fit in any of our other posts in the series. Enjoy! Frequently Asked Questions Q: I want to write a Wikipedia article about my company […]

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