Is that what your customers and prospects think when they look at your website or read your marketing materials? Let’s hope not! To be effective, you want to make sure you write using the words and phrases your buyers use and respond to.

If you’re not sure, there’s a great free web tool, Gobbledygook Grader, from HubSpot which evaluates your written content (web copy, press release, brochure copy, etc.) and checks for use of “gobbledygook”, jargon, clichés and over-used, hype-filled words. Go to the website, enter your content and you'll receive a grade together with a full report on ways to improve your copy.

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