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

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

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

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

5 Ways Blogging Can Boost B2B Customer Retention

17th October 2019Content Marketing

Blogging and customer retention aren’t often found in the same sentence in B2B content marketing plans. They probably won’t even be on the same page. In the relentless quest to find new customers, marketers often use blog posts to throw the kitchen sink at acquisition. But this hyper focus on attracting new customers often means … Read More

How to Check For Duplicate Content

29th August 2019Content Marketing

While prevention is always better than cure, most businesses have published duplicate content in one form or another. The majority of brands do this by mistake. It’s unintentional and there are steps you can take to avoid repeating the same mistakes. There are tools to check for duplicate content so you can remedy any issues. … Read More

Blogs and Copyright – What You Need to Know

12th August 2019Blogging, Branding & Brand Story, Case Studies, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Copywriting Agency, Press Release Copywriting, SEO Copywriting

Blogs and copyright – what you need to know As a blogger there are steps you must take to ensure you are not infringing on the copyright protections of other people’s work. Content that is published online is no different when it comes to copyright protections that those that apply offline. We’ve quickly got on … Read More

Are Press Releases Still Relevant?

12th August 2019Blogging, Branding & Brand Story, Case Studies, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Copywriting Agency, Press Release Copywriting, SEO Copywriting

Are press releases still relevant in a digital world? As a PR pro, you’ll have seen lots of stories about how press releases are going the way of the dinosaurs. It’s been a big talking point in a digital world where algorithms have become the editors curating the content we all read online. But, take … Read More

What content should you be writing for your ecommerce business?

29th July 2019Blogging, Branding & Brand Story, Content Marketing, Content Strategy, Ecommerce, Product Descriptions, SEO Copywriting

In a recent post we discussed three ways that content can help an ecommerce business compete with Amazon. We talked about how unique, valuable content can help you standout by offering customers a differentiated experience. We thought it would be helpful to explore this further and take a look at the types of content that … Read More