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    What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    We all are aware that quality content is essential in marketing for many reasons and therefore attempt to write our articles and content to the best of our abilities.

    We have a tendency to come at it from a marketer's vantage point, because that is what we do.

    I believe that we should also view it from a potential customer's objective as well, so that our efforts can be well rounded.

    So in order to help us be aware and also help those that are new to content or article writing, I thought we could share our likes and pet peeves while reading content on the web.

    What are the things that will cause you to stay or cause you to click the close button while browsing?

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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    While many others will stand by the famous gurus that claim you should hype stuff up in order to get sales, I find it a huge turn-off. If you have to hype your stuff up in order to make sales then your product is not as good as your claim.




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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?



    Could you explain what "hype" is or maybe give an example?

    I've always thought that hype was saying, hurry up and purchase, offer won't last long or a lot of "but waits" if you order now, blah, blah!

    Or statements like "Best on the planet" or "more potent than TNT", etc.

    So what exactly is hype to you?

    I'm thinking it may mean different things to different people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ord Allenbea
    While many others will stand by the famous gurus that claim you should hype stuff up in order to get sales, I find it a huge turn-off. If you have to hype your stuff up in order to make sales then your product is not as good as your claim.




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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    Hype as defined by the dictionary is basically a lie. You could say in some form or another everybody that sells something does use borderline hyped up sales copy. Now this is a matter of opinion though because as you said it does mean different things to different people.

    For example: I could say Marketers Domination has the best article marketing tools online. While that is a truthful statement for those that use the tools vs having used other tools that did not produce as promised. There are some that would consider that hype because they are satisfied with other tools they use. So we have a matter of opinion here.

    Now if I was to say purchase now for a limited time at $29 a month and 1 year later it is still $29 a month then that would be an outright lie. Same thing if my sales copy said "only 10 spots left" and I have no intent on changing it.

    The best policy in my opinion is to list honestly and exactly what your product or service does.




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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    I think the key is extravagant or excessive promotion.

    All hat, no cattle.

    Talk the talk without walking the walk.

    etc etc




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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    Thanks Guys!

    So hype is basically souped up, supercharged bull crap? lol

    One of the things that will make me click away from a page is something on both sides of the spectrum. Either totally nonsensical writing with misuse of words and or/terms all jumbled up without proper sentence structure or so many huge, large words in a sentence that it makes it impossible to understand. I don't want to pull out the dictionary to look up the meanings of four or five words just to understand what you're trying to state. It is not only a bore, but a waste of my precious time.

    A happy medium will suffice, thank you very much!

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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    I don't know, call me strange (most people do) but I don't care so much about the content as I do the ease to contact them. Don't get me wrong, content is very important, but I'm repelled if there's no way to get in touch with the writer to ask tips, reasons for their ideas, etc. For some reason, it really irks me.




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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    Unfortunately, hype sells, lack of hype sells less. I hate the way cars are sold. (Even though I sold them for 27 years). The problem? When you try to sell them in civilized manner, people do not buy them. I realized, if people do not want to be hyped, lied to & smacked around a bit, then THEY need to stop responding favorably to that stimulus! Until then, hype sells, sex sells, warm puppies sell, celebrity sells and oddities sell. All because that is what it takes to get people to buy. It is the buyer that determines the manner in which he/she is sold to. Don't believe me? Take a look:



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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    So it needs to be clever, or cute or sexy hype?

    One thing I know for sure and that is that boring does not sell!

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    Re: What elements of web content are you drawn to, or repelled by?

    Mark has a great point there. I think there is a line that should be drawn though course this is why the FTC has cracked down on those expert marketers (as they call themselves). I kind of like the way that clickbank will no longer allow any products to say "act now before the price goes up" "just for you today the price is $7.97 (normal price [s]$197.97[/s]".

    As for the commercial Mark, yeah I seen that one on TV the other day and I was like "how lame".
    Quote Originally Posted by DogScout
    Unfortunately, hype sells, lack of hype sells less. I hate the way cars are sold. (Even though I sold them for 27 years). The problem? When you try to sell them in civilized manner, people do not buy them. I realized, if people do not want to be hyped, lied to & smacked around a bit, then THEY need to stop responding favorably to that stimulus! Until then, hype sells, sex sells, warm puppies sell, celebrity sells and oddities sell. All because that is what it takes to get people to buy. It is the buyer that determines the manner in which he/she is sold to. Don't believe me? Take a look:


    :




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