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Every Word Counts: Writing for the Web

Readers take only seconds to assess whether a webpage is worth pursuing or not, so it’s important to make sure¬†every word counts.¬†Here is a compilation of the things I’ve learned to make sure this is the case:

1. Keep it short.

  • Use short words, short sentences, short paragraphs, and short pages.

2. Keep it simple.

  • Include only one or two ideas in each short paragraph.
  • Use simple language and common words so readers have to scan less to determine what a page is about.

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