The home side had the better of the second half after a poor first 45 minutes but their final ball was lacking.
Hearts had a penalty claim rejected when Darren Randolph caught Callum Paterson with his knee as he collected a high ball but referee Crawford Allan was the best-placed man in the stadium to judge and did not appear to think twice about ignoring the appeals.
Both sides were unchanged after victories last weekend but Motherwell could not find the form of their 5-1 win at Inverness, their fourth on the road this season.
They have now only won once in 10 home games and have failed to score in four of the last five matches at Fir Park.
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