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5 Landing Page A/B Tests (And Their Surprising Results)

Hubspot

When it comes to designing landing pages, there is a difficult balance to achieve between making data-driven decisions and using your intuition. Rather than making guesses or assumptions to fuel your landing page’s performance, your success is dependent on trial-and-error. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to landing page design. Landing Pages

5 Ways B2B Marketers Can Learn to Love Facebook

Act-On

Are you holding back on Facebook marketing just because you’re in B2B? It was reinforced by what felt like a bait and switch when Facebook killed organic reach. And because most everyone in B2B seemed focused on LinkedIn, I figured I could maybe just ignore Facebook. I had a Facebook page all along, of course. Next is just how plain ubiquitous Facebook is.

5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

The Point

Email may still be the workhorse in how B2B companies build relationships, maintain awareness, qualify leads and nudge prospects along the sales cycle, but these days, it pays to think about “lead nurturing” as more just an email campaign. The post 5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox appeared first on The Point. That’s not because email is going away any time soon.

How to Use Google AdWords: A Beginner’s Guide to PPC Advertising [Free Ebook]

Hubspot

Do you have engaging tweets and Facebook posts going out at optimal times? Did you optimize your blog posts and landing pages for search? It turns out that if you approach ad creation with an inbound mindset, they can be an extremely effective way to increase leads and customers and enhance your overall inbound marketing campaign. Did you send a well-segmented email?

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Influencer marketing tools of the trade

Biznology

Step one: make sure you have an awesome client with a special, unique, delicious, and superior product, an amazing origin story , industry-leading values , and is willing to be super-generous with not only the A-list but with the long tail, too.† TotalChoice Hosting — When it comes to what I need in a landing page, a Social Media News Release, TotalChoice is the devil I know.

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17 Ways to Promote Your White Paper for Lead Generation

NuSpark

Your objective was likely to establish thought leadership, generate leads and perhaps use it to nurture existing leads until they’re ready to buy. Sadly, Store your white paper on a separate page of your site, as shown on the right, with an SEO-friendly URL, title, and Meta description. Link to your white paper on your home page. Lead Nurturing. Now you can relax.

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How to Master Local Lead Generation

PureB2B

You, perhaps already know, to some extent, what your local community needs and which motives may lead them to purchase your product. Turning an offline local marketing strategy into an online lead generation campaign is actually a task that your marketing or sales team can handle with relative ease. simple way to locally advertise your business online is through Google AdWords.

10 Examples of Facebook Ads That Actually Work (And Why)

Hubspot

Facebook ads. Facebook ads are what bring us here today. While there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the effectiveness of Facebook ads lately (you remember the whole GM thing , right?), If we're talking about 'online advertising best practices,' exactly what makes an effective Facebook ad? The Challenge With Facebook Ads. Close enough, right?

Facebook to Launch ROI Tracking Tool for Ads

Hubspot

News of another Facebook feature test! They will begin rolling the tool out on Friday, and it will allow advertisers to track the actions of Facebook users post-click. This tool will help advertisers track conversions to their external pages, and allow all businesses to track their success on Facebook. Facebook's ROI Tracking Tool. Pretty groovy, eh? Coincidence?

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35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Also included are a few posts from Facebook proponents, and skeptics, to help you determine if you even really need to be concerned with any of this — or if your social media marketing efforts might be best directed elsewhere. Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics. How to set up a Facebook fan page that works by Direct Creative Blog. How to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ by Social Media Examiner. Facebook Marketing Tips: Make the Most of Your Fan Page by TopRank Online Marketing Blog.

4 Advanced Targeting Techniques Every Facebook Advertiser Should Master

Hubspot

Not everyone “Likes” the Facebook ads platform (pun intended). And if you’re not already using Facebook Ads (or you’ve tried in the past and failed), you may have noticed there’s not a whole ton of advice out there that helps to explain why Facebook ad campaigns flatline. How the Facebook Ad Platform Differs. But as a PPC ad platform, Facebook is fundamentally different.

63 Digital Advertising Terms Every Marketer Should Know

Marketing Action

If we’ve missed something, please use the comment section below to let us know. A/B Testing : A method used to compare different versions of digital ads or website landing pages in order to determine which one performs better. It describes the area of a web page that’s visible before the website visitor scrolls down the page. Lead : A potential customer. AdWords

The “Marketing” Guide for Higher Education Content Marketing

Fathom

They are coming to your page from either an organic source (Google/Bing) or through some medium of paid advertising. PPC ads/Social) Once they are there it is up to the content of your page to A) Get them to stay B) Answer their questions easily and efficiently and C) Get them to fill out some sort of lead form. Welcome back marketers. Geyer). What do all these facts mean?

New eBook: Pay-Per-Click for B2B Lead Generation; The Ultimate Guide to Paid Search

NuSpark

So I was reading with some interest the 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report from Marketing Sherpa because I always like to see B2B marketers’ top challenges in their businesses, which not surprisingly, is generating quality leads.  78% of their biggest challenge is generating quality leads.  Second on the list is generating a high volume of leads; 49%.  In general, their biggest priority is, of course, lead generation, and then converting quality leads into customers. Generate Leads: 46%. . Pay-per-click is the fastest digital method to generate leads

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How to Get Subscribers for Your B2B Email Newsletter [And How Not To]

Act-On

For example – that Facebook contest you ran to build your email list? Often, getting a subscriber via one channel – say AdWords advertising – costs more than getting a subscriber through, say, Twitter advertising. But if those AdWords subscribers end up converting into dramatically better leads, then maybe they’re worth paying for. Use landing pages.

Using the New Lead Gen Feature in Facebook

Fathom

If you’re looking for a fast, easy, and cost effective way to generate leads outside of traditional paid media advertising with AdWords or Bing, you will want to consider the new Facebook Lead Gen feature. With AdWords or Bing, a user has to search a specific query, see your ad, click your ad, and then land on your landing page in hopes of driving leads from a form.

The 9 Circles of B2B Marketing Hell

bizible

B2B marketing and sales is a drawn out process that takes months, or longer, to convert leads to customers. That extended timeframe means tons of touchpoints, multiple leads from single accounts, lots of nurturing, and too many opportunities to fall into marketing hell. All that leads to is a bad review and a lack of long-term client relationships. Page views are great.

102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity

What’s the key to generating more inbound marketing leads? B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). Social media may be good for 99 things, but lead generation ain’t one of them. 48% have generated customers through Twitter and 42% through Facebook. ( eMarketer ).

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5 Effective Options For B2B Advertising on Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

If you look at who is using social media, you’ll see that the majority of millennials (as well as the adult population) are using at least one social media platform, with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter being the most popular. According to Pew Research Center , “82% of online adults ages 18 to 29 use Facebook, along with 79% of those ages 30 to 49.” Target Job Titles in Campaigns.

B2B Conversion Tracking Best Practices

bizible

Mistake #1: Confusing conversions with leads. At the very minimum, there are the conversions from anonymous visitor to lead, lead to opportunity, and opportunity to customer. conversion can be a click anywhere on the page, it can be time spent on a page, but most likely, when talking about B2B web conversions, it’s form fills. These aren’t leads. Analytic

24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google

NuSpark

As a digital marketing lead generation strategist and online media buyer, you just can’t have enough tools to help manage my clients’ online activities.  For this post, I decided to avoid Google properties, because obviously Google Adwords and Google Analytics would be at the top of the list. Acquisio is a pay-per-click management dashboard that allows me to manage Google, Bing, and Facebook Ads all on one –platform. Facebook Ads. Visual Website Optimizer is another landing page A/B and multivariate testing tool. Landing Pages. look it up. 

Paid Media “Molecule” Shows How To Accurately Track Performance With Attribution [Infographic]

bizible

Eva relies heavily on multi-touch attribution models (red), U-Shaped and W-Shaped, and she uses metrics such as “leads by web source” and “revenue by touchpoint” (green) to drive her optimizations. AdWords. Facebook. Landing page. Lead form. Leads by web source. click to view larger). The 26 elements included in the molecule are: Attribution. Shaped.

How to Design a Killer Facebook Advertising Campaign

Hubspot

This is an excerpt from our new ebook, Beyond the Facebook Business Page. Download your free copy to get more valuable insights into using Facebook for marketing. There are a number of ways businesses can use Facebook to support their marketing efforts. But did you know that Facebook Ads can offer a great opportunity to complement your inbound marketing efforts?

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Prove Your Worth:10 KPIs for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

Reports should lead to increased profits. Cost Associated Per Lead Acquisitions. How much is it costing you to acquire each lead? How many leads are generated by each one of your marketing efforts, and what’s the value of those leads? Lastly, the webinar generated  higher value leads than the website, but lost money. Site Traffic : Lead Ratio.

Top B2B Website Metrics to Monitor Using Google Analytics

Hinge Marketing

recommend keeping track of six metrics that, together, begin to paint a better picture for those evaluating the overall performance of their B2B website. 1) Pages per Session. Pages per session, or average page depth, is the average number of pages viewed during a session. means that on average, visitors are viewing at least two pages when they visit your site.

How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hubspot

Here's an example of how to structure this type of goal: Generate [number] leads focused on [topic/product] by [date]. Depending on what you want to get out of your campaign, your goals might look something like this: Generate 1,000 leads who are interested in our annual holiday sale by December 5, 2015. Create a landing page. This is where the landing page comes in.

In Case of Emergency: How to Create & Launch a Content Marketing Campaign in 5 Hours

Hubspot

Maybe it’s the end of the month, and your boss is freaking out. “We need more leads!” is the battle cry. And we need you, [your name], to create and promote some new content pronto so we can generate those leads!". Tools like the Google AdWords Keyword Planner and HubSpot's Keyword Tool can help.). Section 3: 9 Unique Ways to Generate Leads With QR Codes. And Twinkies.*.

From Scratch: Three (More) List Building Strategies for Agencies (and Others)

Act-On

Here are three pay-to-play models for list building strategies: Paid media (Google AdWords, LinkedIn sponsored content, banner ads, etc.). Paid Media – Google AdWords, LinkedIn Sponsored Content, Mobile Ads, etc. Contrasting these stats (not the suggestions), with Facebook’s recent quarterly report results driven by mobile ad revenue. AdWords. Advertising on Facebook.

Interview with Dave Chaffey of Smart Insights

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Most B2B service marketers know the value of tailored landing pages to drive traffic and capture leads for niche B2B buyer personas. We were looking at optimizing targeted landing pages through Siebel for different search behaviors even then before some of today’s well-known marketing automation services like HubSpot, Marketo and Salesforce were even established. This week I had the pleasure of reading a new report from Smart Insights on the State of Digital Marketing 2015 and decided to dig in a bit further with an interview.

Next-Generation Marketing Automation Systems Target Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

Briefly, a standard B2B marketing automation system can send bulk emails to segmented lists, capture email responses on landing pages and forms, track email and Web site behaviors, score leads based on behaviors and profile attributes, execute multi-step workflows (i.e., nurture campaigns), and share leads with a CRM system like Salesforce.com. Among U.S-based

Unveiling The Pipeline Marketing Technology Stack

bizible

In the B2B marketing world, AdWords is a near ubiquitous paid channel. The technology involved in paid channels includes audience targeting through various social, search, and display networks (think: leveraging affinity groups on AdWords or targeting by job skills on LinkedIn). These tools offer A/B, multivariate testing, and more on owned properties like landing pages and emails.

Key SaaS Metrics for Accelerating Growth

Captora

Sales cycle ( number of days from lead to opportunity to close): Once the sales team accepts a qualified opportunity, they have the hot potato! Inbound marketing is comprised of two channels: Organic search: Keyword phrases plus a highly optimized, dedicated landing page (under your URL) with content tuned to that exact search phrase. Trials? Demos? Why does this matter?

Incorporating Mobile Ad Tech into Your Marketing Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

Let’s take a look at a new solution—Facebook Lead Ads. Facebook Lead Ad is a new type of ad unit that Facebook announced in mid September last year that’s designed specifically for the mobile channel. No more re-directing people to a mobile version of a form on a mobile version of a landing page that requires multiple taps and manual data entry.

More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo

Customer Experience Matrix

It also provides the rest of the standard marketing automation functions, including landing pages and microsites, Web behavior tracking, lead scoring, and integration with Salesforce.com. It doesn’t currently provide email or landing page builders, since its graphics arts clients typically had such tools already. Here are a few options.