Quick Question on Getting Copywriting Feedback

by AnneE
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Hi, so I haven't visited Warrior Forum much at all over the last couple years. When I last came here regularly there was a subsection under copywriting where people would ask for a critique of a sales page (or so I remember). Is it still allowed to post a link to a sales or promotional page and ask people's advice on that page?

I wouldn't want to return to the forum just to get myself banned my first day or two back.

Thanks,
Anne
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by AnneE View Post

    Hi, so I haven't visited Warrior Forum much at all over the last couple years. When I last came here regularly there was a subsection under copywriting where people would ask for a critique of a sales page (or so I remember). Is it still allowed to post a link to a sales or promotional page and ask people's advice on that page?

    I wouldn't want to return to the forum just to get myself banned my first day or two back.

    Thanks,
    Anne
    You will getter better feedback at Colin Theriot's Cult of Copy FACEBOOK group, where he has a section just for copy critiques, the Copy Colosseum. Much better opinions than you will get here.

    GordonJ
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    • Profile picture of the author SARubin
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

      You will getter better feedback at Colin Theriot's Cult of Copy FACEBOOK group, where he has a section just for copy critiques, the Copy Colosseum. Much better opinions than you will get here.

      GordonJ
      Wow GordonJ,

      I usually have a great deal of respect for your straight up wisdom. But I'm confused by your response here. Weren't you the guy who (just a couple weeks ago) said good changes were coming to this forum?

      I realize there's only a few truly helpful members on this forum, but with your expertise, can't you try to be the change you want to see, and make this forum better? Instead of sending people somewhere else, because this place is not as good as it could be?

      I too have found this copywriting section to be lacking. That's why I've tried to raise it up over the past few days. So far my efforts have not worked. But I'm not ready to give up just yet.

      Or, maybe I should give up, and just move on? What do you think? I respect your opinion. If you think I'm wasting my time here, just let me know.


      P.S. AnneE, while I'm still here, I'd be happy to look over your copy and give you any help I can.
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      • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
        Originally Posted by SARubin View Post

        Wow GordonJ,

        I usually have a great deal of respect for your straight up wisdom. But I'm confused by your response here. Weren't you the guy who (just a couple weeks ago) said good changes were coming to this forum?

        I realize there's only a few truly helpful members on this forum, but with your expertise, can't you try to be the change you want to see, and make this forum better? Instead of sending people somewhere else, because this place is not as good as it could be?

        I too have found this copywriting section to be lacking. That's why I've tried to raise it up over the past few days. So far my efforts have not worked. But I'm not ready to give up just yet.

        Or, maybe I should give up, and just move on? What do you think? I respect your opinion. If you think I'm wasting my time here, just let me know.


        P.S. AnneE, while I'm still here, I'd be happy to look over your copy and give you any help I can.
        Good on you. And Jason (who came back). And others willing to be the change. And maybe this will become what it could be.

        As for public critiques of copy. Just my opinion. NO place is a better idea.

        Best bet for a real critique is to pay one of you, so you get the DETAILS.

        Without knowing where the traffic is coming from, and how the promotion is being presented almost all critiques at forums, blogs, or Facebook are simple generalities.

        You will probably offer some very good copy advice, as you usually do, and it might help her (or anyone's cause), still, the traffic source, how it is targeted and brought to the promotion is more important than the copy itself.

        I'm glad I was able to spur a few of you on to participate and make this a better place, I'll give myself a thank you for the last 17 years of contributing here. So carry on.

        GordonJ

        PS. Looking forward to the critiques.
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        • Profile picture of the author SARubin
          You are absolutely correct.

          The written copy is only part of the equation. But sometimes we can still spot obvious "rookie" mistakes (spelling errors, grammar errors, syntax errors, formatting errors) or copy that's just too drawn out, and boring as hell to read.

          And maybe we can help someone, before they embarrass themselves by publishing obvious crap.


          I guess my earlier comment was mostly because I'd like to try and make this copywriting forum better than what it currently is.

          Now, I might just be an idealistic dreamer here... but I think it's possible.

          All the best,
          SAR


          Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

          Good on you. And Jason (who came back). And others willing to be the change. And maybe this will become what it could be.

          As for public critiques of copy. Just my opinion. NO place is a better idea.

          Best bet for a real critique is to pay one of you, so you get the DETAILS.

          Without knowing where the traffic is coming from, and how the promotion is being presented almost all critiques at forums, blogs, or Facebook are simple generalities.

          You will probably offer some very good copy advice, as you usually do, and it might help her (or anyone's cause), still, the traffic source, how it is targeted and brought to the promotion is more important than the copy itself.

          I'm glad I was able to spur a few of you on to participate and make this a better place, I'll give myself a thank you for the last 17 years of contributing here. So carry on.

          GordonJ

          PS. Looking forward to the critiques.
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          • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
            Originally Posted by SARubin View Post

            You are absolutely correct.

            The written copy is only part of the equation. But sometimes we can still spot obvious "rookie" mistakes (spelling errors, grammar errors, syntax errors, formatting errors) or copy that's just too drawn out, and boring as hell to read.

            And maybe we can help someone, before they embarrass themselves by publishing obvious crap.


            I guess my earlier comment was mostly because I'd like to try and make this copywriting forum better than what it currently is.

            Now, I might just be an idealistic dreamer here... but I think it's possible.

            All the best,
            SAR
            Glad you are here SAR, think I've told that to you before. It is great to see participation and once in awhile, oldies return, like Seth, Alex, and others.

            ME? I'm like Santa Claus in MIRACLE ON 34TH ST. Remember him? PAID by MACY'S yet making referrals to Gimbles.

            Why? Because in his heart, he had the customer's best interest in mind. I'll continue to refer people to other sites, to get second or third opinions, and especially to those sites where it is known the quantity of professionals is significantly higher.

            So doing what is best for other people, how does that measure up on idealism scale?

            HO HO HO.

            GordonJ

            PS No one pays me to be here, do it simply from the goodnes of my heart.
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            • Profile picture of the author SARubin
              Yes, I understand, and agree...

              We should always put the clients best interest first and foremost. (even when it means sending them to someone else who can serve them better)

              On a side note: Santa, can I have shiny new motorcycle for Christmas?
              Please...PLEASE! I've been really good this year.
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  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    Is it still allowed to post a link to a sales or promotional page and ask people's advice on that page?

    I wouldn't want to return to the forum just to get myself banned my first day or two back.
    Part of the etiquette here is to come back and acknowledge the advice you've received...

    Best wishes,
    Marcia Yudkin
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  • Profile picture of the author AnneE
    Marcia, I do appreciate the advice I've received. I'm not sure if you meant that I hadn't commented on my other thread. I was offline for a few days there for surgery. Perhaps my timing of posting wasn't the best, but I am absolutely grateful for the help I've received.
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