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How to beat Hubspot at its own game

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

“How can I ever beat Hubspot?” Why would anybody read my blog for content marketing advice?” First let me say that I admire HubSpot so this is not an anti-HubSpot post. Having said that, you do not want to be Hubspot. Forget about being HubSpot.

How to Organize a Digital Marketing Team – Lessons from Hubspot

Fearless Competitor

The staffing plan idea got me to thinking about lessons I’ve learned about organizing digital marketing teams from my experiences with Hubspot and I ( @fearlesscomp ) was even a featured guest on Hubspot TV with Mike Volpe and Karen Rubin (see image below).

How the HubSpot Marketing Blog Actually Generates Leads (Hint: It's Not How You Think)

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Business blogging "best practices" instruct bloggers to include a relevant call-to-action at the bottom of every blog post. This is nothing groundbreaking -- it's how you convert visitors to your blog into valuable inbound leads for your business.

Why We Unsubscribed 250K People From HubSpot's Marketing Blog & Started Sending Less Email

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A few weeks ago, we deliberately unsubscribed 250,000 people from HubSpot's Marketing Blog -- people who had opted in to receive emails about new content we published on the blog. Well, as it turned out, the HubSpot Marketing Blog had a bit of a graymail problem on our hands.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. socially promoted content that tripled blog traffic and quadrupled the number of blog-referred lead conversions in one year. magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing.

We Completely Redesigned the HubSpot Blog. Here's Why.

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If you''re a regular reader of HubSpot''s Blog, you''ve probably noticed things are looking a little bit different today. Last night, we gave the HubSpot Blog a pretty drastic makeover. A little over a year ago, we redesigned the blog''s homepage.

How Customer-Driven Copy Helped HubSpot Increase Conversions by Nearly 100%

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Last October, I had the opportunity to collaborate with the team at HubSpot to rewrite their copy as part of their site's redesign. We grilled HubSpot's product development, sales, and support staff to get their inside perspective. Building HubSpot's Page Templates.

Compounding Posts Generate 38% of Your Blog's Traffic: Here's What HubSpot's Look Like

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Did you know that there is a certain type of blog post that makes up 10% of a blog's repertoire, but are responsible for generating 38% of total blog traffic? Here’s a real life example of one of HubSpot’s compounding blog posts.

HubSpot Launches New Version to Deliver Better-Targeted Content

Customer Experience Matrix

HubSpot yesterday launched a “completely re-envisioned and rebuilt” version of its marketing system at its Inbound 2012 user conference. This is a major expansion beyond HubSpot’s original focus on “inbound marketing” to attract leads.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. socially promoted content that tripled blog traffic and quadrupled the number of blog-referred lead conversions in one year. magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing.

A Tale of Two Sittings: Best of Times with HubSpot and Teradata

Customer Experience Matrix

As readers of this blog know well, I feel all media (owned, earned, paid) and all users (anonymous and known) should be managed together. I was barely home from Vegas before I headed up to Boston for HubSpot ’s Open House, a small event for primarily for business partners.

Lessons from HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report

Webbiquity

HubSpot last week released its 2013 State of Inbound Marketing report, this year weighing in at a massive 175 pages. Given the report’s heft, no blog post (of any reasonable length) could it justice as a summary, but here are a sampling of the highlights.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity

Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. And presuming that blog is hosted on your company domain (e.g.

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Infographic: Why Marketers Are Creating Too Many Blog Posts

Contently

If most of your content marketing is hidden at the top of your website behind the word “blog,” you’re not alone. But it’s time to start thinking past the blog post and creating the kind of content that’s more likely to attract an audience.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. socially promoted content that tripled blog traffic and quadrupled the number of blog-referred lead conversions in one year. magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing.

@HubSpot Eliminates 2 Billion Cold Calls (from #Inbound13)

Smashmouth Marketing

Just prior to Seth Godin stepping on stage, for what was an entertaining and thought provoking keynote, HubSpot CMO, Mike Volpe , announced that " We saved the world from 2 Billion cold calls! " Inbound marketing techniques continue to evolve, and HubSpot is the pioneer for Inbound.

HubSpot Expands into Voice-Based Marketing Automation

Fearless Competitor

Editor’s Note (Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers was the featured guest on Hubspot TV some time ago. The B2B demand generation and global marketing firm Find New Customers wishes to congratulate Hubspot on this important new capability. About HubSpot. HubSpot, Inc.

3 Productivity Lessons From HubSpot Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah

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This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. Since he co-founded HubSpot almost 10 years ago, the business has grown from $0 to $181M in annual revenue. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. Successful founders are productive.

54 Pearls of Marketing Wisdom from HubSpot

Webbiquity

The inbound marketing experts at HubSpot along with Jeff Ente of Who’s Blogging What have just published an outstanding collection of social media insights, 54 Pearls of Marketing Wisdom by “26 of the world’s best marketing experts.”

What to Expect During the HubSpot Onboarding Process

Synecore

With HubSpot's marketing automation software platform, by contrast, the onboarding process doesn’t throw any curveballs and is easy to progress through. However, just to make sure you aren’t surprised by any eventuality, I wanted to share the following information with you so you know exactly what do expect during the HubSpot onboarding process. If your site is built on WordPress, you can easily install the tracking code by downloading the HubSpot WordPress plugin.

12 Awesome HubSpot Resources That Won't Cost You a Dime

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Over the years, HubSpot has developed a number of free tools and programs that we love to share with others. 1) HubSpot CRM. HubSpot's new site, freestockphotos.org, catalogs photos that you can use for blog posts, social media, or wherever else you need high quality photos.

How to Get the Most Out of Your HubSpot 30 Day Trial [INFOGRAPHIC]

Synecore

Try HubSpot's 30 day trial to see how you can control your marketing from one platform. From attracting visitors to closing customers, HubSpot brings your entire marketing funnel together.". Blogging: Easily create content that will help your business get found.

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

Webbiquity

” — B2B PR Sense Blog. Here you can find all of the top blogs on any given topic. Simply select a category and you’ll be taken to a one-page dashboard with the best blogs in that industry AND their 5 latest blog posts. 17) Blog Topic Generator. HubSpot.

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How to Use Snapchat: A Detailed Look Into HubSpot’s Snapchat Strategy

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After reporting more than 100 million daily active users , and over 8 billion video views a day, we decided to give it a go: The official HubSpot Snapchat account launched in March 2016. How to Use Snapchat for Business: 6 Tips From HubSpot's Snapchat Playbook.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. B2B Marketing Blogs.

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The HubSpot Culture Code: Creating a Company We Love

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We are releasing a public beta of the HubSpot Culture Code. Like HubSpot, the Culture Code is a perpetual "work in progress," so we'll update it periodically. HubSpot is growing. The HubSpot Culture Code: Creating A Company We Love.

OMG it’s HubSpot 3!

Tomorrow People

The new version of HubSpot is released in the UK this month; here are the features we’re most looking forward to getting our greasy mitts on. As I’m sure you’ll already know, Tomorrow People is proud to be a HubSpot gold partner. (In

Tools that help generate blogging ideas

Biznology

Today, this blog will share some tips and tools about where to find current topics and fuel ideas for writing. You might even be able to come up with a new blog post just about your question and the answers you receive. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator.

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The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: HubSpot announced a $32 million investment yesterday by Sequoia Partners, Google and Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com and Google announced their long-anticipated entry into the marketing automation industry, in the baby-step form of investments in HubSpot.

Dear HubSpot: My Blog Isn't Generating Leads. Please Help?

Hubspot

So we decided to start a little advice column on the blog to help you figure out these tricky situations. Dear HubSpot, I''ve been reading about inbound for years now, and with a change in management at my company came a chance to start implementing a lot more inbound tactics (finally!).

What would I do if I were starting my blog from scratch?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

If you are just building a blog from scratch, here are the foundational steps I would take to do it. Maybe you won’t discover your niche until you have blogged for six months, or a year. When I started my blog I thought I knew my niche and found after six months that I hated it.

Confessions of a HubSpot Editor: 11 Editing Tips From the Trenches

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When I first started editing pieces for HubSpot's Marketing blog, I was really, really scared. I'll use this as my idea for this example: "10 Tips for Writing Blog Posts Faster.". Content Marketing Blog featured-1 Daily Canonical

How Effective Managers Organize Their Time: 9 Pro Tips From Real HubSpot Managers

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Here are some top tips from great managers here at HubSpot. My biggest challenge used to be email," admits Nataly Kelly , HubSpot's VP of Localization Marketing. Boomerang for Gmail is a favorite of Melissa Miller , who manages HubSpot's marketing operations team.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

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But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. According to Technorati , there are 158 million blogs floating around, which is partly why I’m so surprised to keep reading that blogging is dead. And the blog fails.

Dear HubSpot: My Mom Is the Only Person Reading My Blog

Hubspot

Last week , we talked about possible solutions to generating leads from your blog. This week, we''ll be answering a question about getting blog traffic when it seems like all hope is lost. I also feel that I could capture leads if we had steady blog traffic, but we don’t.

Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog

Webbiquity

Many of the same principles apply to optimizing a blog for search as for optimizing a business website : use keywords in the body copy, post titles, subheadings, permalink URL, image alt tags and meta tags. But a blog also presents additional opportunities for search optimization beyond those that apply to standard websites (which is why Google loves blogs ). But with a blog, you can create any (reasonable) number of top-level categories, and give these keyword-rich labels.

7 Real Marketing Interview Questions From HubSpot's CMO

Hubspot

Pay attention, blog readers: I'm going to let you in on a few of my best kept secrets. For someone with a more specific role on a larger inbound marketing team -- a blogger , perhaps -- you could focus only on the questions about blogging and content creation.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. B2B Marketing Blogs.

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The Science of Marketing – @danzarrella Social Scientist of @hubspot on Marketing Made Simple TV

Fearless Competitor

In this episode of Marketing Made Simple TV, you’ll meet @danzarrella Social Media Scientist at @hubspot , and prominent inbound marketing software firm. How a blog is the center of your marketing.