29th Sep 2016 –
Not only are the number of decision makers higher, but a lighter tone may put of senior executives who believe professional tone also mirrors professional commitment.
However, that doesn’t mean that advice that applies for improving conversions doesn’t make sense here.
Well, you get the flow. If you understand these things well, you’ll be able to create a copy that resonates well with what they have in mind and thus improve conversions with ease.
The homepage is the heart of your site. The homepage copy should be able to generate interest.
You can use several sources to conduct research required for creating the buyer persona. Facebook is one place that lets you search for different audiences and understand their interests.
1. Use a professional tone
Who are the ideal customers? What’s the product? What kind of problems does this product solve?
The headline should be short with 6 words being the ideal length. Often people only read the first and last 3 words. It’s important to keep that in mind when creating headlines.
There’s industry specific jargon that is used at large only in a particular industry. Terms like Click through rate generally appeal to people working in email marketing.
So you have listened to all the good advice on creating a killer B2B copy. It’s important to remember that it’s an entirely different audience who you’re writing for and thus the copy should be relevant to them.
2. Spend time and thought on the headline
It’s imperative that you spend time learning about your client. What kind of business does the client run?
A buyer persona can be key in understanding what kind of homepage copy to create. A buyer persona is an approximate representation of your ideal client.
You can also dive into Google analytics to understand in greater depth about your visitors with the Demographic tools.
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Your company’s content should stand out from the rest. The only real way to do that is by creating content that’s insanely useful, easy to read and implement.
On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.
3. Your homepage copy should be spot on
Content personalization can very well lead to great improvements in how the content is received. The very fact that you have gone to great lengths to create content that speaks directly to them can appeal to the readers and make them more receptive.
Here are the tips that can help you make the most of your B2B copy.
B2B copywriting is often an altogether different ball game.
AirClic, a company that helps track shipments has a homepage that simplifies the core concept behind what they do, so much so, that you can understand what they do in under 10 seconds.
4. Personalize and Segment the content to appeal to different audiences
The headline should be carefully crafted.
Here’s an example of a great headline.
The people you’re writing to are in different stages of conversion and also do different roles.
But that’s not all.
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Often the purchases are for the long term and require costly overhauls. Hence a professional tone is often the key to good conversions.
5. Knowing is key to conversions
According to Dave Ogilvy, the copywriting maverick,
While a light tone would appeal to most B2C customers, appealing to a B2B audience requires that you put forward a professional tone.
But not if self-praise appears to be something else. If you talk about how good you are in indirect terms then that could create a positive image in the minds of the readers.
6. Learn the language that they use
If so, use those terms.
But there’s a difference between writing for B2B and B2C audience.
HelpScout does it with style. Not only do they say that they are the best, they infuse humor into it.
7. Say you are the best without saying it
Some may be C-level managers, some others SEO executives, still others marketing managers and so on.
You may not see results in one day. You may not see results in a month. But a few months down the lane and you will see concrete results.
While B2C customers are the sole decision makers, B2B customers need approvals from a slew of decision makers. The purchase decision isn’t a singular thought but a collective thought.
It isn’t enough to spend hours crafting the perfect piece of content and scribbling just anything for the headline.
Concluding thoughts on B2B copywriting
Self-praise often kills conversions.
According to Neil Patel, “On average, when I write a great headline, I generate 6,591 more visitors the day I publish the post. I also generate 292 more tweets and 137 more Facebook shares.”