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Interactive Writing Puts the Punchline First

Posted: April 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: copywriting tips, interactive marketing, online copywriting, public speaking | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Writing for the web is no joke, because online copywriting always puts the punchline first. Think about the order with which you tell a joke: first you tell a little anecdote, then BOOM! Punchline. Writing for the web, however, requires you to put the punchline in a headline, in the first sentence, and in the first paragraph.

Here’s why: Putting that point of view and main message right at the top of a web page allows your reader to quickly decide if the information you’re providing is the information they want. If it is, they read on. If it’s not, you haven’t wasted their time. Read the rest of this entry »