Top Shelf Team

A colleague recently used a term in a webinar he presented that really resonated with me. He was talking about how SEO is really just intended to reduce the Distance From Perfection. That sums up perfectly what the content of a website’s pages should achieve, as well. So with my thanks to my buddy, Ian Lurie, from Portent, Inc.… we’re adopting that as the ideal way to describe what we do at Top Shelf. The concept of DFP can apply to virtually any aspect of online optimization – onpage, offpage, SEO, SEM, content, you name it. The idea isn’t to be “good enough” or “better than your competitor”… if you want to achieve and maintain superior rankings and conversions, you need to be constantly striving to get closer to perfection. Effective copywriting is a necessity to minimizing your DFP, whether you want to rank a page for specific search queries, build an active community or close sales. If you don’t deliver the right message to the right audience, and in just the right fashion, you’re not likely to achieve much success. And perfection, while arguably ephemeral, at best, is also a moving target. You’d better be moving too… in the right direction. When you need great content, designed especially to achieve your goals, the only logical approach is to hire professionals to provide it. But that doesn’t mean just hiring the first freelancer you find for a couple of pennies per word. There’s a stringent process to follow, in order to ensure your copy hits the mark.

We prepare effective content, tailored to deliver a compelling message to the right audience. We’ve been helping our B2B and B2C clients improve their search rankings and conversion rates since 2008. Let us explain how we can do the same for you.

Top Shelf isn’t just a copywriting agency. We specialize in content strategy, which is the science of determining who your audience is, when and where they can be found, what they’re looking for and how to deliver it to them in a manner that will be most effective. In other words, it’s not just words. It’s a message… a very personalized message. When you hire Top Shelf to build a content strategy for your business, the first thing we do is start probing. We want to know all we can learn about you, your product or service, your problems, strengths, weaknesses… your goals, your history and your failures and successes.

The right message – the right audience – the right place – the right way

When we’re comfortable that we have a handle on your business, we start studying your potential customers. We determine what demographic you’re trying to reach. Age, gender, educational level and interests are always critical factors in crafting effective copy, although depending upon the nature of your business’s offering, there may be other factors, as well. At that point, we’re able to prepare a content strategy, defining the sort of content you need, where it will be best presented and how, when and where it should be promoted. That strategy may include imagery, videos, podcasts, infographics and textual content in the form of articles, blog posts, white papers or press releases. We can also provide that content for you and manage its promotion, if you wish. Needless to say, any content presented must be prepared with SEO best practices in mind, in order to prevent any negative impact and ensure maximum effectiveness. That’s what we do, in a nutshell. Our content is crafted by a team of specially selected copywriters, each with years of experience in their specialty niche. Many of our writers hold degrees, ranging from associates to doctorates. We provide them with ongoing training in copywriting and SEO, and every article they submit goes through at least a two level editorial review, before being reviewed by an SEO professional. If it doesn’t make the grade, it will never hit your inbox. We’re picky, so you don’t have to be. Let the Top Shelf team coordinate your marketing campaign for you, using our seasoned pros to help your business achieve the success you seek. Contact us today for a no-obligation assessment of your needs.


Steve Gerencser's bio image  “Top Shelf Copy has been one of our favorite copywriting companies for a long time now. I know that when I contact them with a critical project that it will be done professionally, with well researched information and most of all, on time – no matter how short of a timeline I throw at them. When we need to provide top shelf content for our clients, we go straight to Top Shelf Copy first.”

Steve Gerencser – Steam Driven Media

WissamDandan2  “Doc’s expertise in SEO and the highly qualified copywriters from Top Shelf Copy have provided an exceptional twist to their services that can be described in 3 words Quality, Depth and Optimized.

I am looking forward to a long term relationship and I highly recommend Top Shelf Copy!”

Wissam Dandan, Daytona Beach SEO Consultant

John Britsios, Forensic SEO Consultant at SEO Workers  “Doc began serving my copywriting needs about seven years ago, and he is still my preferred source for top quality material. His extensive technical knowledge of SEO and considerable marketing skills have made him an important asset for my business and my clients. When I need the best, I call Doc, because I know I can depend on him to come through for us.”

John Britsios, Forensic SEO Consultant at SEO Workers

Jey Pandian's bio image  “Doc Sheldon and his team possess a rare combination of incisive wit and intelligence that is combined with a unique flair for copywriting. I use Top Shelf Copy to source all my content strategy needs from personal business projects to demanding SEO clients. Each article is crafted with loving care and attention under the hands of a master craftsman with a thorough vetting process to ensure that it meets the highest of quality standards. I strongly advise hiring Top Shelf Copy for all your copywriting or content strategy needs. You will not be disappointed. They are the best copywriting firm that I’ve ever worked with.”

 Jey Pandian, New York SEO

Gabriella Sannino  “Working with Doc was a pleasure, and an experience I won’t soon forget. He’s reliable, trustworthy, and made our large project seem like child’s play. His knowledge of SEO in the global market has been invaluable. Did I mention he’s dependable, honest, hard working, and focused on results? An excellent addition to our project. We will use him in any future projects we have when it comes to international branding and translation.”

Gabriella Sannino,

RobJones  “When I was called on to coordinate creation of a political campaign website, I was on new ground. First person I turned to was Doc, and he never disappoints. Have watched him work for years, and I’ve been impressed with his varied knowledge base.  Anyone can crank out a website, but in the age of ubiquitous iPhones and Androids, having a responsive site makes all the difference. Thanks for a job well done.”

 Rob Jones – Media Consultant – TexansForMarkSkinner