25+ tips to curate content like a pro

5th December 2018Content Curation, Content Marketing, Social Media

In the spirit of effective content curation, we’ve trawled the net to bring you our list of the best resources out there to help you curate content more effectively. What is content curation? First, do you understand the differences between content creation and curation? If not, here’s a great intro from Hootsuite. https://blog.hootsuite.com/beginners-guide-to-content-curation/ Pulling together … Read More

B2B Content Marketing – How to Make It Work

13th November 2018B2B, Content Marketing

Business to business (B2B) content marketing typically requires a different approach from business to customer (B2C) content marketing. However, you don’t need to change everything about the way you create, publish, distribute, and share your content to appeal to business clients. Here, we take a look at a few of the ways you can make … Read More

These 12 Product Description Problems Are Destroying Your Conversion Rate (Here’s How to Rescue It)

3rd August 2018Blogging, Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, Product Descriptions

Product descriptions are notoriously difficult to get right. As every single business that operates an online shop has to write them, it’s increasingly difficult to sound unique, exciting and original. In some cases, this competition has pushed companies to create incredibly innovative, creative, wacky, and funny product descriptions. In others, it has resulted in companies … Read More

Product description SEO – How to write for Google AND your customers

8th May 2018Content Strategy, Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, Product Descriptions, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Writing product descriptions that accurately represent your products, generate consumer interest, and help raise conversion rates is a difficult task. It involves juggling a number of ideas and honing your writing and editing abilities until you’re comfortable repeatedly writing to a targeted audience and in a specific tone of voice. Here, we take a look … Read More

5 great duplicate content checkers (2018 update)

8th May 2018SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

Recently we blogged about duplicate content and why it’s bad for your website and your content marketing strategy. So, assuming that duplicate content is something that you want to avoid, how do you go about identifying it? Here we look at some of the best duplicate content checkers available.

Online copyright law (updated for 2018)

8th May 2018Intellectual Property, Web Copywriting

In the world of the printed word, copyright is well established and quite clearly defined – copyright is automatically assigned to the creator of a piece of work, unless they have signed that copyright over to another party. Any unlicensed and unauthorised use of that work is considered an infringement of copyright and the original … Read More

TrustRank Explained

1st May 2018Content Marketing, Content Strategy, SEO Copywriting, Web Copywriting

When considering what makes a quality domain, search engines takes multiple ‘trust indicators’ into account. The result is a ‘TrustRank’ score which helps Google et al decide, amongst other factors, how to rank your site. If you’ve received one of Big Star’s free content marketing audits, you’ll have received a score based on the ‘MozTrust’ … Read More

Why Content Marketing Fails – 5 things you need to know BEFORE you write another blog

24th April 2017Content Marketing, Content Strategy

Before we get to the content marketing fails, let’s look at the big picture. Typically, inbound marketing costs around 61% less per acquisition than traditional outbound marketing and advertising methods such as cold calling and direct mail advertising.  That’s a big difference. Weirdly, although content marketing can work out cheaper than more traditional methods only around 9% of … Read More

Publish or Perish – Why you need a fashion blog writer

18th April 2017Blogging, Content Marketing, Copywriting, Fashion & Apparel

Blogging provides the fashion industry with the perfect medium with which to communicate with consumers. It provides labels and retailers with the chance to talk about the current trends and get valuable feedback.  An independent fashion blog writer can also increase a product’s virality and get conversations started on new lines. The fashion industry has been slow … Read More

6 (Challenging) Reasons Why Content is King

13th March 2017Content Marketing, Copywriting

Ok,  so it’s become a huge cliché.  But we need good clichés, especially when they’re true. “The reason that clichés become clichés is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication.” ― Terry Pratchett Thanks, Terry.  We miss you. Content is king.  It’s also the kingdom and the essential means of … Read More

Case Study: SEO Copywriting for NCP

1st March 2017Copywriting

Leading car park brand NCP came to us looking for help with: SEO copywriting Events and attractions landing pages Geolocation pages They wanted to enhance their user experience and also get better results with their SEO. How did it go? After delivering the copy for this project a few months ago, we decided to go … Read More

How Content Marketing Can Work For Insurance Brands

27th February 2017Copywriting, Insurance Copywriting

Let’s face it – insurance isn’t always seen as the most exciting of industries, but that doesn’t mean insurance content can’t be engaging and highly relevant to people’s lives. As a sector, you might think there’s not a lot that distinguishes one brand from another (especially on the comparison sites). But research indicates that it’s the … Read More