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8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords

Salesfusion

Among the many inbound marketing tactics, one of the most valuable is search engine marketing (SEM). Afterall, using the term “Google” as a verb didn’t become part of our everyday vernacular for nothing! When it comes to search engine marketing, there’s a lot that you can do organically, which is where a strong SEO strategy comes into play. Using Google AdWords for SEM.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity

Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Marketing Land ).

Broad Match is Not Your Friend: Using Match Types to Get More from Your PPC Campaign

The Point

Selective and proactive use of match types (broad, phrase, exact) is a key technique in optimizing the performance of Google AdWords™ campaigns. Unfortunately, many less experienced advertisers tend to over-use the default setting, broad match, for their campaigns, based on the faulty logic that it will generate the highest volume of impressions and therefore the greatest number of leads.

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Do Lead Nurturing Campaigns Always Need an Offer?

The Point

Which leads to another question: do certain types of campaigns even need an offer in the first place? Take lead nurturing : is it strictly essential that every lead nurturing touch include a specific, gated, call to action? As further context, the 4-1-1 Rule that Jon references is a principle intended for Twitter and credited to Tipping Point Labs and Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute. Jon wrote the book on lead nurturing ( literally ) but, personally, I have concerns about extending Twitter rules into the realm of email marketing.

Sales Lead Generation: The Hub and Spoke Marketing Approach

Fearless Competitor

Hub and Spoke Marketing Plan from Find New Customers, Inc. This Slideshare presentation, with audio (IMHO – a best practice) shares a recommended approach to marketing campaigns by Jeff Ogden of the sales lead generation company Find New Customers. (By the way, Slideshare was re-written in HTML 5 – Google can search inside your slides too. Then you use the spokes to drive traffic and grow your marketing database. Nurturing and Scoring Leads. Don’t confuse buyers with complexity. Keep it simple.

Are You Alive? Why Your Blog is the Heartbeat of Your Business.

Fearless Competitor

As part of my day-to-day activities at the b2b demand generation and global marketing company  Find New Customers , I research the websites of lots and lots of companies. By the same token – marketing in business to business needs a heartbeat too. Unfortunately, so does Google and Bing. Because Google reads them. Nice stuff. That’s your blog. They are static.

The “Whom to Consider?” Buying Phase

Fearless Competitor

Lead Generation Companies | The “Whom to Consider&# buying phase. He might do a Google search. And to learn more about buying stages, lead nurturing, etc. Jeff Ogden is President of the  B2B lead generation  consultancy,  Find New Customers. Now his mind turns to the decision of whom to look at. The Whom to Consider buying phase is a great opportunity.

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12 Marketing-Takeways from the B2B Marketing Manifesto

Fearless Competitor

B2B Demand Generation | 12 Marketing Take-Aways. One of our favorite content marketing firms is Velocity Partners in London, creators of a 42 page “rant” called the B2B Marketing Manifesto. Doug Kessler, an American living over there, recently participated in a webinar with Bob Apollo, Inflexion-Point Strategy Partners and John Sweeney of DemandGen in which he shared lessons learned from marketing that content. I’d like to share Doug’s lessons with our fans. First Doug and his team combined great content with marketing automation ( Marketo ).

Sunday thoughts

Fearless Competitor

Brain-dead marketers are everywhere. Looking for instant results in B2b lead generation ? Run a few email blasts and watch the leads pour in? B2B marketing is hard and takes time.  It’s not about campaigns anymore. It’s not about throwing so-called sales leads to salespeople. Check out our new lead nurturing cheat sheet in this video clip.

4 Ways to Improve Your Online Marketing Funnel

It's All About Revenue

He is focused on providing marketers the tools to justify their marketing spend by understanding the customer journey from online to offline channels. Inbound marketing, especially for B2B companies, is difficult to get right. Once you have a manageable campaign, you can begin to piece together the parts of your marketing puzzle. Tracking Your Leads. SEO & PR.

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The Power of Article Marketing

Fearless Competitor

B2B Demand Generation | The Power of Article Marketing. Reviewing Google Webmaster for Find New Customers, I see that we now have 246,843 inbound links to our website. According to Google Analytics, the #1 source of traffic for Find New Customers is organic search. We use article marketing. Have you tried article marketing? Problem is, it’s really hard work.

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Interesting insights from Google Analytics

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | Traffic Sources. That means when people type keywords like “ B2B Lead Generation &# into Google, we show up. Conclusion 2: Our BEST traffic comes from our Fearless Competitor blog. So blog leads are vastly more valuable. Jeff Ogden ( @fearlesscomp ) is the President of the B2B lead generation consultancy Find New Customers.

I’ve seen the future of search, and it’s social

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation : Social Becomes an Important Element in Search. Journal today: Google Inc. The “social search&# effort, dubbed “+1″ or “plus one,&# could change the way that some people use Google’s search engine. This holds massive ramifications for the B2B marketer and Chief Marketing Officers. Quality sales leads matter.

Every Page is a Potential Landing Page: 6 Tips to Optimize for the New Reality

Marketing Action

Lead-capture or shopping-cart form:  The heart of the landing page, this is the form where visitors will enter their information and submit it to you in exchange for the offer. It’s essentially the exact same practice today. What IS practical is to follow a few tips as you (slowly and practically) update your site design and structure. Would it upset you? Be a red flag?

Google’s Panda update dooms the SEO industry

Fearless Competitor

When I worked for a UK search marketing firm, Green Light, they used two main strategies to drive SEO results: On page optimization – layouts, keywords, etc. But as this video by Rand Fishkin points out in How Google’s Panda Update Changed SEO Best Practices forever - with the Panda update – the Google algorithm changed dramatically.

Why “We’re the Leading Provider of” is NOT!

Fearless Competitor

Lead Generation Companies | Why “We’re the leading provider of” is a BIG Mistake. As an experiment, I did a Google search on “Leading Provider of” Wow! Here’s an example: Olive Software – the leading provider of digital edition & digital … A click on their website takes me to their “ value proposition.” Olive Software is the leading provider of digital edition and digital archiving solutions for the publishing industry. Lots and lots of hits. ” Here’s how they say it.

How IntraLinks Used Social Media to Generate Twice as Many Sales-ready Leads as Any Other Channel

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In this high-tech world, social media has revealed itself to be a lead generation goldmine. Twice as many sales-ready leads as any other lead generation channel. In February, Johnson enlisted the help of a B2B social media lead generation agency, to develop a lead generation campaign on LinkedIn. Enlist the marketing division. Setting direction. Industry.

The Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website

Hubspot

There are plenty of ways to increase the number of people visiting your site, but unless you convert these visitors into leads, you won't be able to ultimately get new customers. That's why it's so important to design your website with lead generation top-of-mind. Do you have lead generation CTAs on each of your blog posts? (Do you have a blog at all?). Create an account?

B2B Marketers Lose with Inbound Only Strategies

NetLine B2B Marketing

B2B marketers, it’s time to wake up and smell the content marketing opportunity outside of inbound. Inbound marketing is an obvious and must have strategy for all corporate websites, no disagreement there; however, that is simply one piece of the pie. In some cases, strategies outside of inbound might actually be easier for online marketing newcomers to take advantage of.

Mayday and Caffeine – Two Google Projects That Changed Your.

B2Bbloggers

In recent weeks, Google completed two rather significant changes; one, Mayday , is related to how Google handles search queries and the other, Caffeine , deals with how Google indexes the web. but, “when will our B2B social media and content marketing strategy be completed and ready for execution?” B2Bbloggers.com is an online magazine for B2B marketers. Sign up.

Keep it fresh

Fearless Competitor

Google changes the logo at Google.com every day. Marketing lead-generation management-best-practices marketing-campaignsThe Simpsons changes the intro for each and every show. I, like everyone else watches closely. So why do I see the same boring ads on TV over and over and over? Car ads, pharma ads, banking ads. The same content ad nauseam. tune it out.

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

Webbiquity

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. Today’s most effective marketers are optimizing content across channels, coordinating search and social marketing activities with traditional PR, and measuring their web presence and performance with sophistication.

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Marketing, circa 1982

Fearless Competitor

Have you read it?). I was graduated from University of Notre Dame with a degree in marketing in 1982. If you wanted to get leads for sales, you spent on ads, print media or hosted events. Marketing channels were simple. So what is the marketer to do? No company except maybe Google and Microsoft can afford to advertise in every channel. Search marketing.

You’ve Got Mail from Eloqua, Hubspot & Neil Patel

B2B Lead Blog

Great marketing automation is a multifaceted, complex endeavor that done well can be the critical success factor in a more leads, more MQL, more SAL and a faster sales pipeline. List segmentation and nurture are critical functions of B2B lead routing – and ongoing email campaigns are an outgrowth of that. Email Marketing Lead NurturingShare and Enjoy.

Ten Fantastic Facts About The History of Internet Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman As internet marketing grows at a rapid pace, it has accumulated quite a history. From email marketing to social media, every great historical story is bound to have some really interesting and fun facts. So, we have put together a list of some of our favorite internet marketing facts for your viewing pleasure! 1. Google’s first ever tweet was sent in 2009.

“If you just do , your lead generation challenges will be over”

Fearless Competitor

Just buy our (crap) and your lead generation problems are over! Everyone seems to have the answer to the lack of quality sales leads problem. For instance: Buy some Adwords on Google. Use our marketing automation software. They all promise that, if you will only do X, all the lead generation quality issues your salespeople are griping about will be over.

How to Turn Your Blog into a Lead Generating Machine

PureB2B

In today’s digital landscape, businesses have come to rely on automation to perform a large bulk of their marketing tasks. Suffice it to say, blogging is best done the old fashioned way. Blogs are also widely recognized as an excellent way to generate leads, and a huge help when it comes to achieving a robust bottom line. Generate Quality Leads. Worst case scenario?

9 Ways to Generate Leads with Mobile Marketing

Marketing Action

So now that we know it, what can we marketers do about it? We want to ride it to success – generating more leads, more conversions, and more revenue. In a new eBook from Act-On , marketing expert Jamie Turner outlines the steps you need to take to generate leads with mobile marketing. Otherwise your lead generation strategies will be less likely to succeed.

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Think Outside the Desktop: How to Build Your Email List Offline

Marketing Action

The best places for your offline list-building promotions. B2C marketers might have a slight advantage when it comes to offline list building, but not by much. B2B marketers can do just fine if they refine where they promote their offline list building efforts. JoinByText is one of the best-known services, but there’s also Call Loop and TXTImpact. Text-to-join. QR codes.

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10 Essential Reports and Research for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

With new online marketing tools, tactics, and channels cropping up daily, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with opportunity. While these opportunities are designed to help B2B marketers address common challenges like lead generation, lead nurturing, and improved brand awareness, choosing the appropriate tools and channels requires due consideration.

Content Promotion Strategy: 23 Proven Ways to Explode Website Traffic

Writtent

While that’s certainly an idyllic thought of a world in which marketers can just focus on creating outstanding content, it’s just not accurate anymore. Leading author Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the idea of a tipping point; “the levels at which the momentum for change become unstoppable.” We couldn’t help but love it when content marketer Michael Campos didn’t just say “thanks!”

15 Effective Ways to Reduce Cost Per Acquisition

PureB2B

Cost per acquisition (CPA) refers to the amount of marketing or advertising money spent to convert or acquire leads who click on your site or respond to your call to action (CTA). Put in simpler terms, ask yourself: how much of your marketing budget has to be spent to get a paying customer? These are essentially hot leads which you can go back to with a compelling offer.

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Practical B2B Blog Strategy | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B Social Media.

B2Bbloggers

Common wisdom suggests that: publishing conversational posts engaging with your audience cross-promoting on all the relevant social media channels having a professional blog theme and working with keywords and search engine optimization will give you the best shot at success. So What’s the Best Approach for B2B blog success? Experimentation Is The New Best Practice 6.

The Evolution of the B2B Marketer

Modern B2B Marketing

This one stat signifies that B2B marketing has fundamentally changed over the past few years. 20 years ago, the B2B marketer’s job was all about supporting the sales team by developing collateral, booking tradeshows, and perhaps securing some directory advertising or planning direct mail campaigns. Shift in Sales and Marketing Roles. Marketing and Sales Alignment is Imperative.

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Think Creatively About Your Search Ads With These Top Questions

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman Today’s guest post is from Marlin Gilbert, Industry Head of Advertising and Sales at Google. Our advertising sales teams at Google meet with B2B advertisers on a daily basis to discuss how we can help our clients grow and best leverage the power of digital marketing.  We cover topics such as Lead Quality, Client Content and Market Segmentation.

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Here’s How to Create a Modern SEO Strategy That Works

Modern B2B Marketing

Content marketing, lead generation , lead nurturing—if any of these words are in your job title, chances are you either love SEO, hate SEO, or hate SEO with a passion. Most marketers that hate SEO hate it because it can be far more complicated than other marketing channels, and it can be difficult to measure direct results. So, marketers, listen up! Leads!

B2B Email Marketing: Interview with Stephanie Miller

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. Marketer’s Guide To Email Newsletters That Build Relationships and Boost Sales. Stephanie describes herself as a customer advocate who, through her work with email performance company Return Path , helps marketers reach the inbox and connect with prospects and customers via email and social marketing. Recent research sponsored by Google and Forbes found that on average 27.6

Inside the Mind of the B2B Buyer – New Paths to Purchase

Fearless Competitor

Only if you care about revenue results, such as a CEO, Board Member, Head of Sales, or Head of Marketing. Reality : 7 out of 10 buyers say they start their buying process at vendor sites, not Google. Lead Nurturing). What kind of content worked best? You should also check out blogs like Buzz Marketing for Technology and MarketingInteractions. Love hard facts.

20 B2B Marketing Blogs You Need To Read

B2B Marketing Insider

When I created my own B2B Marketing Blog almost 3 years ago, I looked out across the blogosphere and asked “what do I have to say that is unique, valuable and helpful?” ” And so I created the B2B Marketing Insider to help provide an insider’s point of view. The Best B2B Marketing Blogs. B2B Digital Marketing  by @ Wittlake Eric Wittlake.

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What do you change every day?

Fearless Competitor

Notice what Google does with their logo? Marketers should learn from this. Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor , is President of Find New Customers “ Lead Generation Made Simple.” He’s also the author of two highly acclaimed white papers, How to Find New Customers and Definitive Guide to Making Quota , as well the ebook, Prospect Driven Marketing (and he’s about to start on his third white paper) and holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. They continually tweak it. Change something every day. A new blog post. tweak to the home page.