I discovered Susan Weiner on twitter somehow, perhaps a retweet from someone I followed. That short tweet drew me in, and I had to get more information. That led me to Susan's blog at InvestmentWriting.com. I've found that site to be a wealth of information aimed at helping financial services professionals communicate clearly with their clients and prospects. I reached out to Susan to get to know her a bit, and asked that she consider contributing a guest post for the readers here at BDLawBlog.com. She graciously accepted my invitation, and her guest post is below, along with links for you to connect with her online.
Don't Sabotage Your Website's News Page
by: Susan Weiner, CFA
“Wow! This advisor hasn’t gotten any press since 2006.” That was my first thought when I looked at this advisor’s news page earlier this year. I immediately thought, “He should delete his news page.”
But then I scanned the rest of the page. I realized that the advisor had listed his media coverage in chronological order. He started in 2006 and continued up to the present day way, way down the page.
Unfortunately, most readers won’t scan the entire page. They’ll stop with the misperception that the advisor is a dud at getting the attention of the press.
The lesson for you? List your news coverage in reverse chronological order, putting the most recent items at the top of your page. For an example, see my “In the News” page.
Using the proper order is a small step with a big impact.
Susan Weiner, CFA, is the author of Financial Blogging: How to Write Powerful Posts That Attract Clients, which is tailored to financial planners, wealth managers, investment managers, and the marketing and communications staff that supports them. Read her blog or follow her on Twitter, Google+ or the Investment Writing Facebook page.