Should I accept guest blog posts on my site?

11th September 2020Content Marketing

This question is one of the hardy perennials in the content marketing herbaceous border. This year is no different. Marketers, SEO ninjas and blog copywriters are always digging deep to find answers on the best inbound marketing strategies. And when it comes to whether you should still accept guest posts on your site, the answer … Read More

What’s The Perfect Product Description Length?

31st July 2020Ecommerce, Fashion & Apparel, SEO

“The reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you haven’t given them anything else to care about.” – Seth Godin Product descriptions are the cornerstone of your ecommerce store. Done well, they can increase sales, improve your organic traffic and even reduce return rates. But what exactly does a … Read More

How Can I Tell If I Need More Content On My Site?

20th July 2020Blogging, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Content Strategy, SEO, Web Copywriting

“Great content is the best sales tool in the world.” – Marcus Sheridan Industry gurus are constantly waxing lyrical about the importance of content. It’s the king (Bill Gates). It’s the kingdom (Lee Odden). It’s the lifeblood of your marketing strategy (Neil Patel). If you own a website, you already know all this. But are … Read More

Don’t Need a Website? Read This.

25th June 2020Business Tips, Web Copywriting

A 2019 survey by UENI found that 75% of UK small businesses did not have their own website. If this is you, read on. Businesses cite many reasons for not getting online. Here are five we hear most frequently (and why you need to re-think them): 1. “We already have more leads than we can … Read More

How To Report SEO Results to Your CEO

22nd May 2020Content Marketing

SEO is a long-term marketing strategy with literally hundreds of actions required to make it a success. But how do you distil this into a report that matters to your CEO? As a marketer, you may well be fonder of graphs than most, and capable of immersing yourself happily in reporting dashboards for hours at … Read More

Is Blogging Still Relevant?

27th February 2020Blogging, Content Marketing, Content Strategy

Here at Big Star HQ we like to answer a direct question with a direct answer. And the answer to this is yes. It’s a yes because blogging can be your most effective content marketing tactic. The fact that 57% of marketers say they plan to increase their blogging efforts tells us that it’s still … Read More

How to optimise your blog layout for conversions

10th February 2020Content Marketing

Are you investing a lot of time and energy in blog content but not seeing anything like the new leads and sales that you thought you would? Don’t panic. We’ve put together an essential checklist to help you optimise your blog layout to make sure you are doing everything you can to encourage visitors to … Read More

How to write screen-reader friendly content

10th February 2020Content Marketing, Copywriting, SEO Copywriting, Social Media, Web Copywriting

As a business you want to provide an inclusive user experience so that your content is accessible to everyone. This includes people with sensory, cognitive, learning or physical difficulties that use assistive technology like screen readers. There are almost 14 million disabled people in the UK (22% of the population). People use screen readers for … Read More

7 trends in travel content marketing for 2020

3rd February 2020Travel Copywriting

What type of traveller are you? When you’re planning a trip do you know exactly where you want to go, how you’re going to travel, where you want to stay and what you want to do when you get there? Or are you more free spirited or impulsive and seek inspiration? If you are then … Read More

Content Marketing Analytics – What To Measure

3rd February 2020Content Marketing, Content Strategy

What’s the return on your content marketing efforts? Is your strategy delivering the results you’re looking for? Is your content relevant and valuable? If you’re a B2C brand and stumped for answers, you’re not alone. 41% of B2C marketers cited the inability to measure content performance as a significant challenge, according to Content Marketing Institute. … Read More

5 content marketing mistakes to avoid in 2020

15th January 2020Content Marketing

A recording artist like Kate Bush knows her audience. She’ll experiment, challenge and push boundaries with each new release. But her fans know that her distinct voice, artistry and sound mean that every album is unmistakably Kate. When you think about it, content marketing is no different really. Your business establishes its own distinct voice … Read More