Content Rich: Writing Your Way to Wealth on the Web
Encore Publishing (2008)
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (7/08)
The sub-subtitle of this book is “The Complete SE0 Copywriting Guide for Search Engine Rankings and Sales Conversion” which caught my eye immediately. Like anyone else that has an online business, I’m always striving to keep my sites in high rankings with the search engines. With millions and millions of sites and each one of us competing for the top stops, we need to keep on top of the how-to. Jon Wuebben’s book is the how-to from beginning to end!
It has been a slow go for me to get through this book because every page, and I mean every page, has something on it that needs to be done or checked out. For example Wuebben says “Here is something you should do right now; jump on to Google and type in “site: http://www.yourdomain.com” – fill in your domain with whatever your site URL is. What pops up are all your titles and descriptions for pages indexed by Google. Are they all the same? That needs to change! Every page needs unique titles and descriptions.” I did this immediately and yes, we need to change. In fact, we are in the process of doing that now. We used a template before that entered the same thing on every page. Well, we are finding out this isn’t the right way to go and have to change near 5000 pages manually! This is a big thanks to Jon Wuebben.
There is so much information in this book it could be very overwhelming, however, it is also information that is extremely important for anyone who has a web-based business. Wuebben covers things like SEO website copyrighting, going viral, pay per click, and outsourcing. He also gives case studies as well as resources.
“Content Rich” gives concise and relevant information for today’s business world. Wuebben dispels the mysteries and takes away the fears of the “not knowing” about the World Wide Web and how it functions. Upbeat and conversational type of language is straightforward making understanding the concepts a breeze. This is a must-have book by all the millions of website owners.