Testimonials for SEO Copywriting Services
and Copywriting Coaching
|"Karon, thanks a million...literally! $1.84MM dollars in revenue from four, count em--four little landing pages. The ones you wrote. Using only email marketing, AdWords, and your four landing pages I built a business that previously didn't exist for my client. Because of this success, other retailers started are pining to sell a product that was previously unsellable. As you can image, my clients are very happy!" -- Matt DeYoung, 10-Spaces Consulting, Inc.
After discussing the needs of our company with a colleague we found Marketing Words. They came highly recommended and had an impressive track record of helping companies capture the essence and emotion of their businesses. We then visited the Marketing Words website and fell in love with the magic / copy that they create.
One conversation with Karon Thackston and we were sold by her down-to-earth honesty.
In the past we were “hard to find” on Google and our website lacked customer focus. Unfortunately the heart of our company was not being conveyed. Our old site came across cold, scientific and confusing. There was no flow, no call to action and it was difficult for potential clients to find out who we really were.
Karon and her team developed new copy that spoke the precise language our target customers understood. Additionally, Karon went the extra mile to ensure our design team took the appropriate steps to optimize our site.
We can now be found on the first page of Google in many of the keyphrases we targeted.
Karon and her team have brought a great deal of hope, and excitement to our business. The day the new copy went live on our site, our team felt a renewed sense of pride in how we serve our customers.
I would highly recommend Marketing Words to anyone looking to revolutionize their website copy. FitMetabolism is going to work with Karon and the Marketing Words team for a very long time.
Craig Rieger, General Manager, Owner & FitSpecialist
"At the recommendation of a business associate, I contacted Marketing Words for help with corporate copywriting training: specifically outlining procedures and best practices for my staff copywriters. I am so glad I did!
"The first project we did with Marketing Words went beautifully and accomplished everything I wanted it to. Karon Thackston always had insightful information to share during consulting sessions and was quick to offer suggestions that truly made a positive difference in the way we write copy for our clients.
"I especially like how easy Marketing Words is to work with. Karon is efficient, timely, understood our problems right away and stayed on top of things. As a senior executive, I hate to have my time wasted on useless conversation. This never happened when working with Marketing Words.
"We've done several projects thus far and I am constantly on the lookout for new ways we can use Marketing Words. I love working with Karon to define our corporate copywriting procedures and hope to do so for a long time to come."
Benu Aggarwal, President, Milestone Internet Marketing
“Working with Karon Thackston at Marketing Words is truly a pleasure. Our goal was to get higher rankings, and increase traffic and sales leads from our existing websites. Karon quickly delivered high-quality web content, keywords and PPC text ads for two websites. We’ve seen an increase across the board since implementing the new content and ads. I would recommend Marketing Words without reservation. Thank you Marketing Words for a job well done!”
Arch Painting, Inc.
||"I love when we have
Karon do our SEO copywriting because I know I won't
ever have to edit it or send it back as it will be absolutely
perfect each and every time."
Jill Whalen, Owner
Rankings Search Engine Optimization
|"My biggest hurdle is
creating copy that will both grab the visitor's attention
and also be optimized for the search engines. That's
where Marketing Words takes over!"
Stephanie Meacham, VP Operations
Creations Custom Inflatable Advertising
"Sales tripled after we
added your copy! Usually around 10 online bookings
over the weekend. Last weekend had 30! Also, Google
re-indexed and the home page moved up [two positions]
for our primary keyphrase. It has a great lead-in
on the search page, too.”
Kristi Stangeland, Designer & SEO for Cruise
"As a local veterinarian, I knew I needed a website to reach new clients. I wasn't sure how to go about creating one that communicated the unique attributes of my practice and also ranked high in the search engines. Karon at Marketing Words was a big help! She did the keyword research, tag creation and wrote copy that really shows just how much we care about our four-legged patients. Within a short time of making the copy live, we landed high rankings for several important search terms. I'm very pleased."
Dr. Wendi Lilly-Bare, DVM
Pet Friends Veterinary Clinic
Nine months after launching my artisan jewelry site, I had made no sales. With just a bit of traffic and no search engine rankings to speak of, I was beginning the wonder what I was going to do. That's when I was referred to Marketing Words.
After researching my target audience and uncovering my unique competitive advantage, new search optimized copy was created for my Home page, my category pages and each product page. The results? I finally was able to make my first sale! In addition, unique visitors to my site increased 74%, I have been approached with requests for customized engraving and two U.S.-based companies have asked to become resellers of my jewelry.
I love that Marketing Words provides a complete (one-stop) service from keyword research to content. That's extremely helpful. I like the inspiring tone of the writing and their service is quick and reliable (highly important as I am an international customer). Their copy gives me the opportunity to connect with American audiences in a convincing way. Most importantly they are helpful beyond the service, giving me valuable tips and providing an important point of view regarding the site.
Working with Marketing Words has been a pleasure. They provided great content ideas and a lot of enthusiasm. Karon Thackston delivers on time and the finished product always makes a lot of sense. I was particularly impressed with the last project she worked on. She and her team researched and created a 19-page PDF "how-to" document, which we give to our website's newsletter subscribers. The document is chock full of great advice and provides tremendous value to our customers. Thank you!
Ed Kosenski - Owner, www.emweddingfavors.com
I had tried writing copy for my website but it always sounded flat. Karon truly captures the look and feel of our website and writes copy that makes our website stand out from the others. Her understanding of Search Engine Ranking and knowledge of good SEO practices has been very helpful. I use Karon and her team at Marketing Words for all my copy and highly recommend them.
Faith Mori, Owner
"Karon Thackston at Marketing Words has been a key contributor to the success of our online retail store. The product descriptions they have written not only helped us to get top Google rankings but also motivated customers to purchase the products they found on our site resulting in an increased conversion rate. The articles, newsletters and website content they have written for us have always exceeded our expectations. Marketing Words continues to be a key contributor to our ongoing success.
When we need top-rate copy written we always turn to Marketing Words. They continuously provide us with product descriptions, newsletters and website content that is far superior to other copywriters we had previously experience with. Their copy is not only well written but also inspires our target audience to take action."
"I rely on Karon Thackston at Marketing
Words for website copy that meets several key objectives
– has appetite appeal, sells products and generates
good search engine rankings for the keywords we have
specified. Since we launched our site in 2003 Karon
has given us great service that meets these objectives.
I would highly recommend Marketing Words to anyone
looking for outstanding search engine copywriting."
Nancy Peterson, Marketing Manager
“I can’t say I was skeptical, but I was
nervous about hiring a copywriter for the first time.
I was hopeful, but also wasn’t expecting any
miracles. The results have far exceeded my expectations.
Hiring Karon to rewrite the ProviderWatch copy was
money very well spent…no, not spent…money
well invested. To see these kinds of improvements
in such a short amount of time is very exciting. We
52% increase in unique visitors
to the site
22% increase in overall sign ups
86% increase in paid subscribers
Steady increase in phone traffic
"I wanted to tell you the
good news! It looks like our rankings are improving.
We are back in Google and traffic has doubled. We
have record high sales for the last two weeks...
about 70% higher than our next best selling two-week
period ever! Overall, running our site got much
easier after adding your copy because people ask fewer
questions about where to find information... they
are able to sort it out for themselves from the site
copy. We previously had about 5-10 e-mails a
day on average from perspective customers, now we
get AT LEAST 15 A DAY! WOW!! So, in short,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GREAT WORK!"
"I just wanted
to personally thank you for the fantastic job you did
on writing the copy for my Web site. The results have
been amazing! Being a brand new retaining wall construction
business, with fierce competition, I knew my Web site
needed to stand out in a unique and memorable way. Thanks
to your talent of working my targeted keywords into
my copy, I have ten #1 rankings with both Google and
Yahoo, as well as top twenty rankings with another dozen
or so keywords. And best of all, in less than a month
since my Web site launched, I have already gotten several
new jobs that were specifically generated through my
Web site. I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ll
be using your services again very soon as I add more
information to the site."
Clint Pino, President
Retaining Wall Contractors
one of the best web copywriters in the country!"
Cliff Koraska, Chief Operating
"I have had the privilege of working with Karon
Thackston at Marketing Words for a few years on several
projects. My websites have improved in rankings because
of Karon's professionally written search engine optimized
copy. She has also written call to action responses
that I use when following up on web leads. The response
rates and sales closed ratios generated from the responses
Karon wrote have gone up tremendously."
Mike Manosky, REALTOR®
"I have used Marketing
Words for most of the "important” content
of our website and I am thrilled with the results. Having
used other so-called SEO copywriters, which made zero
difference to our rankings, Karon Thackston at Marketing
Words has helped achieve higher rankings for our site
as well as ensuring that the copy was interesting and
not keyword “stuffed."
Sophie Constanti, Managing Director
"Karon did a tremendous job helping us with
our search engine copywriting. Her creative writing
added some energy and excitement to our website. The
whole process was done in a very professional and
Jeff Klaus, Co-Owner
Brothers Store Fixtures
last! I've found a Copywriter who writes articles which
I will feel happy enough to publish in my newsletter."
Joe Robson Co-author of Make
Your Words Sell
and Co-founder of The Newbie Club.
"No wonder I keep asking
for your help! You really write strong copy without
being overbearing." Debbie Williams, Organized
founder of an un-funded startup I needed to locate economical
yet cost-effective professional assistance for our PR
efforts. I wanted our news releases and articles to
deliver exciting messages that would be picked up by
the electronic and traditional press globally. To accomplish
our goals we knew that our tiny hometown PR budget had
to be used very wisely (i.e., highly leveraged).
After reviewing several proposals
from on-line and traditional PR houses, we felt very
discouraged. The various projected costs and expenses
to create and distribute RTT's message were many times
our budget. However, we then heard about Karon Thackston
at Marketing Words, Inc. Karon seemed to intuitively
ask all the right questions and quickly suggested a
very reasonable custom "pay-as-we-grow" PR program.
They even provided a list of free press distribution
-Craig Linden, President
"Every coaching session I've had with Karon has shown
me a nuance about writing copy I never knew existed. A few sessions in
I could finally see how to assemble the invisible structure behind sales copy.
Before working with Karon I was just down right anxious about writing sales copy.
I read lots of books, but was just a spectator watching from the sidelines.
Karon's coaching sessions took me off the sidelines and put me in the game.
Instead of theory or practice she helped me with actual client work
as a way to learn copywriting.
There's a depth to persuasive copy only experience can reveal.
In a way, having Karon as a coach is like putting her 25 years
experience as a copywriter to work for me.
After a few months of coaching with Karon I'm writing with more confidence than ever.
I know it takes practice to get better. But it's freeing to just trust her
copywriting method all the way from research to editing.
And it works. My sales prove it.
- Matt DeYoung, 10-Spaces Consulting