Yellow Highlighting – How Much Is Too Much?

Yellow Highlighting – How Much Is Too Much?

Yellow highlighting over words and phrases in your online sales letter IS a very effective way to get your message across with more impact.

Yellow highlighting gives your page contrast and should be used with consideration.

How much is too much?

We have all seen a sales letter that looks like it was attacked by a 3 year old with a yellow high-lighter pen. Nearly every line has a word and every paragraph has a whole line highlighted!

What happens when there is too much?

When there’s too much of anything, it all starts to look the same. Too much yellow and the white parts will actually start to stand out more than the yellow.

“When do I highlight then?”

I very rarely see good examples of yellow highlighting being used effectively.

The best examples are when there is one nothing for the first couple of pages and then boom…your eyes are magnetized to this one yellow highlighted phrase.

It could be a trigger word, a sales point or something completely out of the blue to throw your reader off (in a good way).

That’s all it takes.

Just one little yellow streak on one phrase in the middle of no where and you will make an impact.

To your copy writing success,
Stuart Stirling

2 thoughts on “Yellow Highlighting – How Much Is Too Much?

  1. Good tip, Stuart. I think you should fix your headline though. I doubt if you meant to say “mush”. (Isn’t that how you get dogs to pull a sled in Alaska?!) ;o)

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