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Limericks And Copywriting

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#1 Toadally


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Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:15 PM

After Jill let the cat out of the bag with her "I'm good at limericks though!" statement, I realized that limericks were an excellent exercise for copywriting. You have to convey a story in five short lines, with hopefully humour, cleverness and conciseness while staying within the parameters. Just like copywriting.

What do you think Karon and others, wanna give it a try? Rules and variations for limericks can be found at: [url]http://www.sfu.ca/~finley/discussion.html[url/]. (Karon not too bawdy, OK?) ;) It could be a good laugh at the Pub.

There was a young lady named Karon
Who had a fond like she was share'in
The wording she said
Off the top of her head
Its gotta be right for Jill Whalen

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Posted 01 August 2003 - 05:37 PM

Ha ha ha ha :lol:

Well, unlike Jill, I don't know that I'm all that great at this, but it does seem like a good exercise for writing short copy. OK, how can I focus this on advertising??

How 'bout:

How can I bring in more dough?
My conversions, they really are po'.
To do it just right,
I'll need some insight,
And this forum about SEO.


OK... whose next?

#3 Jill


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Posted 01 August 2003 - 06:27 PM

Well, I actually wrote this one back in February for Nick Usborne's Limerick contest. It was one of the winners! (Or at least he posted it to his site.)

Ode to Search Engine Optimization Writing
If your site's to have search engine success
Long copy generally works best
Too short just won't do
Site visitors will be few
Keyword phrases must be used in excess!



P.S. The limerick had to use the word excess somewhere, and had to be about long or short copy.

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 04:46 PM

Thank you for creating this forum (I've been avidly reading your newsletter for a long time, so of course rushed here when I heard about this!)
I'm enjoying the limericks here as well; it's nice to know that those who spend their days unraveling the intricacies of SEO have a great sense of humor, too.

A man set out to optomize his site,
But unfortunately, he wasn't too bright,
He tried to spam,
over and over again,
and now his poor site, well, it died...

Okay, so no poet I am :huh: but it's fun

#5 sheriw


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Posted 06 August 2003 - 04:47 PM

Oh, so people know, I know optimize is spelled this way, I was showing the guy wasn't too bright... :huh:

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 05:52 PM

Alas! Limericks
Elude my ability:
So I write haiku.


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Posted 07 August 2003 - 05:56 PM


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