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How to beat Hubspot at its own game

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“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. HubSpot is a machine, you’re not. You have no competition, including HubSpot.

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. Over the years, I've spent a lot of time analyzing HubSpot’s Marketing Blog. Until now. Here's what I found. Jackpot.

How to Organize a Digital Marketing Team – Lessons from Hubspot

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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). First a disclaimer: I don’t actually subscribe to Hubspot any longer. Jeff Ogden on Hubspot TV.

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. We're the same people who just recently blogged about how important growing subscribers is to increasing blog traffic. Time to Reinvent Blog Content Distribution? What gives?

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

manager at HubSpot, had a similar revelation. percent of the roughly 2 million hits on HubSpot’s. blog came from posts that were more than a month. That entire team could stop blogging for a whole. work needed,” he wrote in a blog post. instance, found that the average post on his blog. blog post anymore,” explained Moz founder and SEO. So was I.

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? In a recent study, we investigated these standout posts, which we call “compounding posts," and discovered that they're found in all types of business blogs. An Analysis of HubSpot’s Compounding Posts.

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. Portent is a fun site that helps you hash out an idea or a title for a blog by just entering a keyword or key phrase into the free online tool. Quora. Portent.

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The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

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” — B2B PR Sense Blog. Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute, Anders Orsander, Shift Communications, BuzzBlogger, Perception, Katie Lance, B2B PR Sense Blog, Cent Muruganandam, Quick Sprout, Marketing Insider Group (Strategy), Blogging Wizard, SmartBug Media, Express Writers, Social Media Examiner, Robbie Richards. 2) Jump Start. 17) Blog Topic Generator.

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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. It's very much a chicken-or-egg question. Dharmesh Shah is an example of one of those founders. Not too shabby.

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

you Google it, you’ll find a thousand different blog posts. than thinking about it as a company blog. Like Moz, HubSpot is the envy of many in the content. Its three robust blogs see 2 million. Our blog generated 2 million views. HubSpot’s Chernov likes to quote a line from the com- pany’s CMO, Mike Volpe: We don’t like to build houses. All rights reserved.

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. 12 Free Features & Tools for Marketers. 1) HubSpot CRM. HubSpot CRM comes with a searchable database to simplify researching and prospecting, powerful browser and email integrations, and impressive enrichment capabilities. 2) Free Stock Photos. For free. Sidekick.

Lessons from HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report

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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. To get the full story, download the HubSpot report here. Inbound marketers plan to hire an average of 9.3

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

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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. While blog adoption is actually slightly higher among small to midsized businesses (SMBs), roughly half are still not taking advantage of this medium. blog provides content for Facebook postings.

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

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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! " And they did. Inbound marketing techniques continue to evolve, and HubSpot is the pioneer for Inbound. personally may have benefitted by 1 or 2 a day. Things to remember: Scrub the data.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

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

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As readers of this blog know well, I feel all media (owned, earned, paid) and all users (anonymous and known) should be managed together. It’s solid but not flashy, which is a pretty good summary of the Teradata style. 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. But I digress. Where was I?

Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 4 of 9

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Filed under: Marketing Guru Tagged: B2B , B2B marketing , B2B mobile marketing , Blog , business challenges , Hubspot , Inbound , marketing. Marketing Guru B2B B2B marketing B2B mobile marketing Blog business challenges Hubspot Inbound marketingThe Relevance Imperative: B2B The Way It Should Be, Presented by Russell Glass from LinkedIn Marketing Solutions.

What to Expect During the HubSpot Onboarding Process

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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. Import Initial Contact List(s) – Now it is time to import your contact list(s) into HubSpot.

HubSpot Launches New Version to Deliver Better-Targeted Content

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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. The blocks are stored in a library and the same block can appear within multiple emails, HubSpot landing pages, or external Web pages.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

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. 1) First, create a personal Snapchat account. Back in 2011, Snapchat was synonymous with risqué teen behavior. Add Friends.

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

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Try HubSpot's 30 day trial to see how you can control your marketing from one platform. Infographic Transcription : HubSpot’s all-in-one marketing software provides you with all of the tools necessary for you to optimize your website to get found by more prospects, convert more leads, and delight your customers. Blogging: Easily create content that will help your business get found.

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.” optimize to be read on-the-go with mobile call-to-action and phone number. But for many others it’s in the single digits.

HubSpot Expands into Voice-Based Marketing Automation

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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. As an add-on to the HubSpot Marketplace, Ifbyphone LeadResponder for Hubspot is integrated seamlessly into customer accounts.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. ranging from single-person businesses to $1 billion+ corporations. A few recent success stories:  Doubled a large office products company's online footprint, launched a successful blog, increased organic search traffic to its main corporate site by 74% over a two- year period, and grew Web-generated leads by 79% in a challenging economic environment.

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. Regular readers might be wondering -- why is there an article on company culture on what is supposed to be an inbound marketing blog? HubSpot is growing. The HubSpot Culture Code: Creating A Company We Love.

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. Different systems work for different people, but the point is that you have to have one. "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. Another method? Asana.

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

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So we decided to start a little advice column on the blog to help you figure out these tricky situations. To give you an idea what I''m doing now, I''m blogging every other business day and spending a lot of time optimizing those posts for SEO. People on your blog probably aren''t noticing your CTAs. Create new offers based on your most successful blog posts. confidant.

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

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If you are just building a blog from scratch, here are the foundational steps I would take to do it. 1. Maybe you won’t discover your niche until you have blogged for six months, or a year. Maybe you will discover your niche based on an insight from a blog comment, maybe your niche will shift over time. My blog is different than it was six months ago. So I changed 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 had spent the previous months as a full-time writer, soaking up as much feedback as I could to write the best pieces possible. I'll use this as my idea for this example: "10 Tips for Writing Blog Posts Faster.". Content Marketing Blog featured-1 Daily Canonicalnothing.

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 fact, we were named HubSpot's ‘ International Partner Agency of the Year ’ in August.). The cherry on the cake?

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. The show also features a view on demand offer of The Science of Blogging webinar – learn when to blog, what words to use, how to increase your credibility as a blogger too.

The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

Webbiquity

Sample review:  “Originally designed to help novelists manage their manuscripts, Scrivener is an excellent organizational tool, especially if you blog for multiple clients and outlets. Scrivener works with documents, folders, labels and statuses, all within individual projects.” — Blogging Wizard. Showcase reviews: Katie Lance, Quick Sprout, Blogging Wizard. 4) Windows Live Writer.

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

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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. If you''ve got a question you''re always wanted to ask (it doesn''t have to be about blogging, even though the first two questions were), email us at blogging@hubspot.com. Sound good? Thanks!

Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog

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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 ). Take advantage of these six techniques to help get your blog ranked highly in relevant searches, and increase your overall web presence. 1. Syndication and blog directories. Fresh content. Social media.

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. I get it. My guess is many people or companies say, “Let’s start a blog!” And the blog fails. magazine. So, I see.