Duplicate content is an SEO no-no. It confuses search engines, leaving them unable to figure out which pages to prioritise in the rankings. It’s likely to deter potential customers as well. If a quick Google search results in pages and pages of very similar or the same content, you’d be pretty frustrated too. But there … Read More
Grammar in SEO copywriting
Website grammar in SEO copywriting is crucial to making sure your content appeals to both your customers and search engines. Recent updates to how Google analyses content means that you can no longer rely on your copy mentioning your target keyword throughout. Instead, Google wants quality content, with a good user experience and that your … Read More
Empathy matters in copywriting – here’s how to show it
Do you know how to use empathy in your copywriting and marketing? Find out why empathy works and how to use it to help your prospects oyour brand.
Effective copywriting examples: bring your website to life
There are precise requirements for good SEO copywriting and, in an omnichannel world, the importance of brand consistency across all your platforms is something that must not be overlooked. Well-written and perfectly executed website copy will enable you to capture leads, grab the attention of your target audience, and grow your loyal customer base. But … Read More
How to Create a Stand-Out Website About Us Page
Last month we revealed our content checklist for new websites and the about page came in at the top as one of the foundations that underpin your site’s credibility and SEO strategy. So this month, we thought we’d dive in and take a closer look at what makes this page so important. We’ll share our … Read More
How to perform a website content audit
Your website content is everything. From forming first impressions of your business to influencing your existing customers’ buying decisions, your website content has the power to turn passing traffic to loyal customers who are invested in your brand. But your website content needs to be updated and maintained regularly to achieve your content marketing goals … Read More
Writing copy for new websites – Our content checklist
Your website is your storefront for the world and one of the best sales tools your company can use. First impressions are everything. You need to be sure your site creates the right impact on the potential customer. As well as an attractive and user-friendly design and layout, writing compelling website copy is integral to … Read More
Our top tips for writing Amazon product descriptions that sell
With over 500 million products in stock and 4000 products sold every minute, Amazon is the largest online retailer on the planet. But with only 30% of shoppers reaching page two of search results, getting your products in those high-ranking spots is a fierce competition. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to hitting the top of … Read More
Product description examples – How to write perfect eCommerce copy
“People don’t buy features, they buy benefits. Your copy needs to get across three things: what the product does, how it is used and why people should buy it.”
How to Write Product Descriptions
“Create your own product description that’s original, longer, and richer than Amazon and you stand a chance of outperforming them on a search results page for the same product.”
How to Turn Your ‘About’ Page Into a Lead Generator
“If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you” – Zig Ziglar When was the last time you reviewed your website About page? If the answer is closer to ‘last year’ than ‘last week’, you’re not alone. Along with the Contact page, About is one … Read More
How Can I Tell If I Need More Content On My Site?
“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.
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
What to Write About During a Global Crisis
You’ve carefully mapped out your content for the year and then there’s a global pandemic. What the hell do you talk to your customers about now? Way back when you were creating your 2020 content calendar (you do have one, right?), you no doubt planned timely pieces relevant to the year’s key events. Depending on … Read More
How to create irresistible fashion copywriting (that sells)
In a world where consumers have virtually unlimited choice regarding what clothes they buy and where they get them from, to have a successful online fashion retail business you need to ensure that everything you do is exceptional. Your clothes, exceptional. Your deals, exceptional. But you also need people to know how exceptional your offering is. That means utilising fashion copywriting which is irresistible.
How to write screen-reader friendly content
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
Complete guide to brand monitoring
Let’s start with what is pretty much a given. People are talking about your brand online whether you are monitoring (and listening) to these mentions or not. If your company has a social media presence (and you’d have to dig pretty deep to find a brand without one) you will need to be actively monitoring … Read More
What You Should Expect From a Website Copywriter
Your website is more than an online elevator pitch. It’s a place where you share your brand story and show users how you make a difference. It’s a place where customers and prospects go to find solutions and information. They will probably only spend 10 to 20 seconds on a page. The design is the … Read More
E-commerce Website Design for Different Buying Styles
Designing and developing an e-commerce website seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Display the products and prices, provide a shopping cart and payment portals, and you’re done. Or are you? A simple e-commerce site may be easy enough to launch, but will it reach all your buyers at any time? With so many different shopping styles … Read More
Online Copyright Law – the Complete Guide
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
Product description SEO – How to write for Google AND your customers
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
Internal Linking For SEO: How to Get it Right
Everyone knows that backlinks are the key to better ranking. (You didn’t know that? Read our article on domain authority and backlink building). And because everyone knows their value, quality backlinks (the only ones that matter) are also damnably hard to achieve. Internal linking, on the other hand, is easy to implement and completely flexible. … Read More
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
Domain Authority and Backlink Building
Read all the guides about on-page SEO but not seen any changes? Invested time and money in web content that no-one’s reading? Still being beaten in search results by your competitors? Here’s newsflash no.1 about modern SEO: it’s hard. And no.2? Gone are the days when a well-researched, correctly placed keyword could give you the edge … Read More
5 copywriting techniques that really work
In copywriting and in life there are a variety of tried and tested techniques we all use when we wish to convince or compel an audience.
Website Copywriting 101: The Most Important Pages on Your Site and How to Write Them
Whatever sector your business operates in, the success of your website is to a great extent down to how well written and designed each individual page that makes it up is. The importance of this page or that page might differ somewhat depending on the exact nature of your business, but there are nonetheless certain … Read More
In-house copywriter or copywriting agency?
If you’re considering taking on a copywriting agency or copywriter, you need to read this first.
Sealing the deal: E-commerce copywriting and the perfect checkout page
Once your customers have found your page, browsed through your products, decided that you can be trusted and actually chosen something that they want to buy, all that stands between you and a sale is your checkout page. Follow these tips to make sure that your checkout page is effective…
How to detect plagiarism of your online copy
We’ve been looking at duplicate content a lot recently, and while it’s important that you yourself don’t use content that has been published elsewhere on the web, it’s also essential to ensure that other people aren’t using your content which you have spent time/ money creating. This week we’re looking at online plagiarism and what you can do to counteract it.
What is duplicate content? Why is it bad? How do you avoid it?
There’s no denying the fact that there’s a lot of content on the web, and inevitably at least some of it is going to be similar to content elsewhere. But there’s a world of difference between similar content and duplicate content. In this special post we examine what duplicate content is, why it’s bad for your online marketing strategy, and focus in on a host of related issues that can come into play.
Ten Tips for Creating Great Content from a Travel Copywriter
Whether you’re a hotel, a travel agency, or you’re renting out cottages, the internet can be a powerful tool for bringing in would-be customers and convincing them that your holiday is the one of their dreams. Setting up your website is just the start, and once you’ve cleared that hurdle you need to populate your site with great … Read More
Authenticity in sales copywriting – is it possible to sound ‘real’?
What does authenticity in copywriting mean and how can you produce sales content that people will actually pay attention to? We offer some tips.