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Musings, ramblings and very useful content tips from the Content Hero team

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Product descriptions

Sell more with better product descriptions

Product descriptions. Their purpose in life is to sell. How do they do that? By being helpful and informative. It’s as simple as that. Or is it? You see, being helpful and informative doesn’t always sell. A case in point – the sales assistant in a retail store doesn’t always close a sale by being …

Keep your audience reading with 2 simple tweaks to your content

Did you know that the attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds? That isn’t surprising, but the attention span of humans is. Microsoft published a report in 2015 with findings that the average attention span of a human is 8 seconds. That was a cited figure from Statistic Brain. Now take that figure and …

Curate more content to grow your audience

Not everything you publish and share online has to be yours. You can grow your audience and brand by curating other people’s content.  If you are unfamiliar with the term content curation then a quick Google search will tell you that it is similar to curating the contents of a museum, only using online content which …

Get to the point

We recently attended a marketing event in London. The show was great, some of the presentations not so much. They dragged on and could have been done and dusted earlier.  You’ve probably been there too, bored to tears because someone won’t get to the point. Makes you want to bang your head against the wall, …

Visual content marketing statistics 2019 [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s power in what your customers see – not just what they read. The right image, video, or other visual content can close a sale, get someone to pick up the phone, or lead to another form of positive action. The most successful marketing strategies make use of visual content and you can too. But …

Answer the right questions

Answer the right questions to boost your enquiry rate

Whatever you’re selling, your prospects have questions about it and you. If you don’t answer those questions promptly and properly, they will exit your website without leaving their details.  There goes that enquiry. See ya, bye.  Your landing pages (we prefer to call them ‘touch points’) exist to create a relationship between you and your …

Content formats

Keep your audience interested by changing up your content formats

Right, I’ll keep this short.  Content marketing is about more than just blogging. To keep your audience interested and your competitors on their toes, you’ve got to change it up and deliver interesting stuff. If you don’t, your content marketing strategy might stagnate and end up on a treadmill going nowhere. The bottom line is …

Split testing images

Make your images convert better with A/B testing

The basic principles of content marketing are quite simple and you don’t need a magic formula to achieve success. Having said that, it doesn’t hurt to introduce a bit of scientific experimentation every now and again to see what works and what doesn’t. If you have some engaging and interesting copy or visually striking and …

Best plagiarism detectors

The 5 Best online tools for detecting content plagiarism

Plagiarism online is a real issue, and an issue which simply cannot be ignored by the professional content marketer. A lot of hard work goes in to the production of high quality unique content, and the very thought of others trying to get a free pass and benefit themselves from our hard work is a …

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