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HUBSPOT From Competition to Bribery: Convincing Coworkers To Blog
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
Many marketers have bought into the idea that blogging is a valuable part of the overall inbound marketing strategy. Blogging builds thought leadership and credibility while becoming a powerful magnet for new visitors and leads for your business. Have these strategies worked for your business? Does this work? Absolutely.
WEBBIQUITY 87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
Is blogging coming back or trailing off? Social networks and blogs In the U.S Social media and blogs reach 80% of all U.S. Just 23% of Fortune 500 companies maintain an active blog, vs. 37% of Inc. Digital Buzz Blog ). Digital Buzz Blog ). Digital Buzz Blog ). Digital Buzz Blog ). MediaPost ).
HUBSPOT 7 Things Blogging Does [Plus a Free EBook]
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
According to HubSpot research companies that have a business blog attract 55% more website visitors than non-blogging companies. HubSpot has partnered with Jeff Ente of Who’s Blogging What to create a a new 24 page ebook that provides business blogging expertise from some of the best bloggers on the web.
HUBSPOT 12 Inspiring Examples of Beautiful Blog Homepage Designs
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
This is an excerpt from one of our latest offers, a collection of 47 Amazing Blog Homepage Designs. Download the entire collection here , for free, to browse through all of the blog homepage designs we think are amazing! online consumers trust information and advice from blogs, according to BlogHer. 81% of U.S. 1) PandoDaily.
HUBSPOT 10 Amazing Blogs About Blogging to Start Reading NOW
| MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
With all the changes in inbound marketing over the past few years, one tactic has bubbled up and stayed at the top as a crucial part of a successful marketing strategy: business blogging. You probably have a hefty mix of blogs and websites in your RSS, some of which might talk about blogging every once in a while.
HUBSPOT How to Master the Art of Exceptional Blog Titles
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Writing exceptional blog titles is something of an art form. In fact, a great title is often the difference between a business blogging article that generates a few views and an article that generates tons of views. Luckily, you too can learn the art of writing exceptional blog titles. and a little practice.
HUBSPOT The Foolproof Formula for Writing a Solid Blog Post [Template]
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
You know blogging is critical, paramount, indispensable to the success of your marketing. So why, oh why, does almost every marketer I talk to have a laundry list of excuses for why they can't consistently blog? Maybe because, unless you're one of the few people who actually like writing, business blogging kind of sucks.
WRITING ON THE WEB Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It
| THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
The checklist is designed for digital content creators and marketing teams, but it can and should be used by anyone writing a business blog or other content for the Web. This is a great checklist to keep handy for anyone creating content for blogs. This is similar to what I write about in my ebook, Content Marketing with Blogs.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR My totally awesome review of the book, Launch, by Michael A. Stelzner
| THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
Small business owners : Launch was crafted to help small business owners figure out how to respond to an ever changing world without performing the types of activities people hate to do (like selling). Instead, Launch focuses on how to build lasting relationships that will help grow small businesses into empires. refused.
HUBSPOT How to Turn Employees Into an Epic Blogging Team
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
This workshop wasn't at a conference - in fact, it was at the quarterly meeting of a company that believes so strongly in the business results of blogging that they've enlisted their entire company to participate - thereby increasing content, search results, traffic and leads in a dramatic way. Their team of bloggers?
HUBSPOT The Ultimate Checklist for Integrated Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
Successful inbound marketing requires a hand in a number of different marketing channels, from blogging , to social media, to email, SEO, PPC, and even live events. Email and Blogging/Social Media/PPC. Social Media and Blogging. Like email and social media, blogging and social media can also have quite a symbiotic relationship.
HUBSPOT 10 Marketing Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
It is a busy time of year for most marketers, so we wanted to close the week out with a recap of some of the biggest online marketing related stories that you might have missed. Hot Tips to Make Your Readers Fall in Love - Building an engaged readership for your blog is important. Free Download: Better Business Blogging in 2011.
HUBSPOT How to Write a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Blog Post
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
So wait -- you don't want to win the award for the worst blog post ever written? Okay, I'm not sure if there's an actual award, but there are some easy things you can do to make sure your blog never gets read or does anything to benefit your business. 10 Tips for Writing the Worst Blog Post Ever. You're done!
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Week in Review - Feb 10th
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
While we're sharing a little love for some of our favorite blog posts today, we're also sending out some virtual XO's to all our fellow B2B bloggers, our clients, and everyone else who brightens our days. How George Lucas Would Write a Blog Post by @pushing social. How evolved is your business blog
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Social media among IT and business buyers of technology rose 50% over last year and finally pushed to majority status; 55% said they use social media as part of the technology buying process in 2009 versus just 37% in 2008. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.
HUBSPOT Blog Better with an Editorial Calendar and Style Bank
| TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
Okay, so you've decided to start blogging, or to get serious about the blog you have. Business bloggers often find themselves stymied by the question of what to write about, and just exactly how to write it. First, decide how many times each month you plan to publish on your blog. Now write "BLOG POST" on those days.
HUBSPOT 13 Sloppy Mistakes You're Making With Your Calls-to-Action
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
Luckily, this blog post can serve as your reference next time you create a new CTA or modify an existing one. You can learn more about writing fantastic landing page copy in our blog post, The 7-Point Checklist for Powerful Landing Page Copy. They're just really busy, and multi-tasking their butts off. when you really didn't.
HUBSPOT The Only Metrics You Need to Optimize Website Performance
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
Conversely, if your repeat visitor rate is higher than 30%, you’re probably not growing your audience enough to generate new business. If you’re not satisfied with your site’s unique landing page count or if the list stops growing, consider ramping up your blogging efforts. Unique Visitors. New vs. Repeat Visitors.
PWB MARKETING BLOG Key to Creating B2B Social Content That Engage Audiences
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
How do you get people to share your content, leave comments on your business blog, and get busy executives to interact with you? And, most critically, how will this ultimately help you achieve branding and demand generation goals that fuel business? MarketingProfs and the Business Marketing Association ).
HUBSPOT How to Use Analytics to Achieve Your Next Blog Article's Goals
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
We already know that blog analytics can be helpful in evaluating the performance of your blog, both overall and in individual blog articles, as well as in brainstorming new ideas for blog topics. But what about using analytics strategically to achieve the goals of a particular blog article? What can you learn?
HUBSPOT Companies Relying on Online Lead Generation Are 2X More Profitable [Data]
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Businesses who predominantly leveraged inbound methods observed a 62% lower cost per lead than outbound companies. This data is in line with the Hinge study, as you would expect businesses that spend significantly less on lead generation to be more profitable. Business Blogging. Source: Hinge Research Institute. YouTube.
SAZBEAN Top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of November 26, 2011
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
Here are the top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of November 26, 2011… The Secret Ingredient to a Successful Blog (ProBlogger). Introducing Social Media to Your Business (Danny Brown). Small Business Social Media Infographic (Socialnomics). Define Successful Blogging for You (ProBlogger).
SAZBEAN Top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of October 23, 2011
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011
How To Make An Impact With Social Media (And Avoid Disaster) (Business Insider). Ways to Protect the Reputation of Your Small Business Online (Mashable!). Steps to Ensure Your Business Blog Isn’t Boring (HubSpot). How to get more inbound links to your B2B blog (eMagine). Harvard Business Review).
CONTENT MARKETING TODAY 4 Common Sense Social Media Tips for PR and Marketing Pros
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
The Institute’s interest in how PR or “business communication” professionals practice exemplifies the social media requirement to reach beyond the way we’ve always done things. Moreover, even new elements such as business blogging don’t need to be intimidating. You can read more about the presentations at the blog: [link].
HUBSPOT 7 Ways to Use Social Media to Rock Your Next Event
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
know that at HubSpot, we’re currently busy hosting our INBOUND 2012 conference (seriously -- it's happening RIGHT NOW). Write articles for your business blog that help your attendees plan and prepare for your event, and of course, share them in social media! The season of events is upon us! Tip #1: Create a hashtag.
WRITING ON THE WEB The 3 P’s of Content Marketing: What’s Your Position?
| FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
What’s your positioning for your business? write articles, newsletters and blogs for executive coaches, leadership recruiting experts, and consultants dealing with CEOs. My business site is at ContentforCoachesandConsultants.com. This blog is currently ranked #5 in the Top42 Content Marketing Blogs.
- Five ways to stay ahead of the digital arms race
And as a relative of the boss … well, I suppose you’ll always have a job and so you’re probably not even reading this blog. Prioritize blog reading – Blogs can be a rich source of ideas and insights but they are usually the first thing to be cut when the going gets tough. Very true. 2) Plant crops.
WRITING ON THE WEB 5 Blog Writing Lessons from the U.S. Open Tennis Championships
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
Every time I watch top tennis players compete, I learn something about blog writing. Seriously, I think about tennis when I’m blogging.) Here are five blog writing tips. Never forget why people read your blog and why you started your blog in the first place. Blog writing doesn’t work that way.
HUBSPOT 5 Must-Test Internet Marketing Tactics and Metrics
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
Geotargeting: If you're a local business, test the performance of different keyword variations that include the geographic region you're targeting. Business Blogging. Calls-to-Action: Each blog post you publish should include a call-to-action (CTA). You can also include CTA buttons in your blog's sidebar or top banner.
HUBSPOT 7 Key Elements Of Great Business Content
| MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
You can find Paul on Twitter @ paulroetzer , and the PR 20/20 blog. Powerful, action-oriented content has become an essential part of every inbound marketing strategy , and offers an enormous opportunity to differentiate and grow your business. Effective Business Copywriting. How Do You Resource Business C opywriting?
HUBSPOT 7 Missed Social Media Lead Generation Opportunities
| THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
If your social media marketing efforts aren’t driving revenue for your businesses, it is time to evaluate your strategies and tactics. No Blog CTA - Business blogs are great, because they are a social media asset that a company owns and completely controls. Learn How to Leverage Social Media for Your Business.
HUBSPOT 5 Types of Posts to Create a Balanced Blog
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
Cooking and blogging -- they have more in common than you might think. You should look at blogging in the same way. Here are five types of blog posts you should be writing: 1. These posts are the foundation of your blog. Roasts - Big Blog Projects. Mix some fun into your blog. Chocolate Cake - Sweet Stuff.
HUBSPOT 20 Variables Every Marketer Should Be Testing
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
Contrary to popular practice, testing in marketing expands beyond email marketing and can be applied to practically every other inbound marketing tactic -- social media, business blogging, landing pages, lead generation, and lead nurturing -- there's virtually nothing you can't test in your marketing. In a pie chart? graph?
LEADER NETWORKS Social Business Strategy Blog Must Reads
| MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
There is a lot of information on the web about social media marketing, but relatively little of it explores B2B Social Business in ways that are useful to the enterprise or take into account the matrix of issues that must be considered when developing the right strategy for one's organization.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B A B2B Social Media Turning Point
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
As CMOs go full-force into planning mode for their 2012 marketing strategy, a recent report suggests that they are ill-prepared for the changes taking place in the larger business world. 12 Reasons Your Business Blog is Failing. Blogging Communications Social Media 101 Twitter CMO content Hubspot IBMContinue reading.
HUBSPOT A Marketer's Guide to Facebook's New Social Plugins
| THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
Any individual or business will be able to add these social plugins to their site to connect it with Facebook. Marketing Implications of Social Plugins So why do you want to integrate your website or blog with Facebook? After clicking, you then go read the blog post as you normally would. Context. Connect with HubSpot
WEBBIQUITY Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. “Social media isn’t the first thing a business should focus on to improve search traffic, but it is certainly part of long-term SEO success.”
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2012
Don’t overlook Twitter as a way to attract customers to your business! Facebook Now Includes Business Pages in Local Mobile Search Results. These updates provide local businesses with an even better opportunity to get discovered by Facebook mobile users. We're About to Start Seeing Video Ads on Facebook, From Business Insider.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 12 Tips to Produce Compelling B2B Video
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
Embed the video on your company blog and drive traffic back to it with updates on Twitter and LinkedIn. Related posts: 5 Tips for Business Blogging While Traveling This week is BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas and a. Steps to Make B2B Social Media Produce Sales Blogging, engaging, listening to customers on Facebook or Twitter.
WRITING ON THE WEB How Readers Find Your Blog: A Diagram
| THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a business blog is the best way to get found online, the best way to connect with potential clients, and the pathway to turning readers into clients. So, what’s your favorite excuse for not blogging for your business? Blog this on Blogger. Digg this!
HUBSPOT How to Get More Leads From Existing Content
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Evergreen content may not be fresh, but it can still attract visitors to your website and generate leads for your business. When we talk about evergreen content, we're referring to anything from blog articles to webinars to ebooks and whitepapers. Free Webinar: Advanced Business Blogging. Create Landing Pages.
HUBSPOT 4 Content Creation Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Journalists
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
Just about every successful inbound marketer has embraced the fact that blogging can consistently generate traffic and leads for their business. Similarly, a business blog should provide valuable information and data for its target audience to learn from and use. well then my friend, you're in business.
- A simple strategy to convert blog visitors into sales leads
Today Jon tackles the tough issue of monetizing a blog community in our next installment of Community Week : So many people (including Mark!) have written about the SEO benefits of blogs that I’m not going to repeat that here. regular blog readers often read your site with a news aggregator like Google Reader or NewsFire.
HUBSPOT Why Focusing on Blog Word Count Is Stupid
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
” Length as a poor indicator of content quality rings just as true in business blogging as it did in school. Just compare Brian Solis' latest 1,000-word blog article with Seth Godin's latest 100-word post. What You Should Focus on Instead: Optimize your blog for a mobile environment. In fact, in the U.S.
HUBSPOT Blog Posts Most Valuable B2B Marketing Content [Data]
| FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
Free Ebook: Better Business Blogging in 2011. Companies that blog attract 55% more website visitors than non-blogging companies. Download this free ebook to learn how to gain a competitive advantage through blogging this year and next. Connect with HubSpot
HUBSPOT Becoming a Trust Agent w/ @ChrisBrogan [@InboundNow #6]
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Chris is the President of Human Business Works, a blogger extraordinaire, co-founder of PodCamp, a New York Times Best Seller and co-author of the book Trust Agents , and he's also a member of the Advisory Board here at HubSpot. Blogging tips Chris has picked up over your 11+ years of blogging. What is a Trust Agent?
HUBSPOT The Marketer's Ultimate Guide to Link Bait
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
At HubSpot, we've known for a while -- anecdotally -- that link bait content is extremely beneficial to our business blogging efforts. So I decided to dig into HubSpot's Blog Analytics and do a quick and simple analysis on the success of what we can consider to be the 'link bait' content we've published on this very blog.
HUBSPOT 5 Reasons to Encourage Your Sales Team to Blog
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
One of the most common excuses businesses give when asked why they aren't blogging is the time commitment and lack of bandwidth. That said, a commitment to blogging can yield some pretty powerful results , and while it is -- yes -- a commitment that takes some time and effort, there are ways to lighten the load. It makes sense.
HUBSPOT The Ultimate Facebook Marketing Cheat Sheet
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
And yes, businesses are beginning to understand its potential to help them achieve their marketing goals. To help you stay ahead of the curve, we've put together a handy cheat sheet that businesses and marketers can use to make the most of Facebook. Create a Business Page, Not a Profile: First things first. link] at [link].
HUBSPOT How to Pick the Perfect CTA for Every Blog Post
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
So you want to maximize the conversion potential of your business blog, eh? Your blog can be a powerhouse when it comes to lead generation and reconversion, but you have to know how to use it. The Blog CTA Selection Thought Process. 2) Target Persona of Blog Post. 4) Subject Matter of Blog Post. Voila!
HUBSPOT The Simple Template for a Thorough Content Style Guide
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Most businesses adopt either the AP Stylebook , or the Chicago Manual of Style. This will be particularly important if you outsource content creation or rely on many contributors to keep your business blog running. Section 1: Grammar. Decide which established style manual you will follow. For example: What do you capitalize?
WRITING ON THE WEB Relationship Marketing Messages that Work: How to Use Send-Out Cards
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
I’m someone who puts off marketing (apart from blogging) until after I finish my client work. This is why business bloggers who do nothing but blog wake up one day to find their new business leads are drier than a James Bond martini. As a small business professional, doing everything isn’t possible, of course.
HUBSPOT How to Be a Spammer in 20 Simple Steps
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
Someone once told me that "how-to" content is really great for business blogging. Since I want to be a good inbound marketer, I thought I'd take a stab at writing a "how-to" blog post , and teach everyone how they can become a spammer. Blogging. 8) Tag each blog post with no fewer than 37 tags. Enjoy. Social Media.
HUBSPOT 10 Big Marketing Stories That You Might Have Missed This Week
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
So in case you missed it, check out these 10 stories that will help you catch up to this busy week in marketing. How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Google Rankings - Does your business use Twitter? Rethinking the Future of Business Part 1: The State of Corporate Social Media - How will social media impact business?
SAVVY B2B MARKETING How to Use Conference Calls for B2B Lead Generation
| TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
Amanda is a freelance writer with expertise in teaching small businesses how tomaximize technology in their everyday business. When you hear the term conference call, the first thing that comes to mind is a boring meeting , with bored people sitting around a table, talking about some boring business topic. Admit it. It's not.
HUBSPOT Businesses That Blog Generate 2X More Email Traffic [New Data]
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Peanut butter and jelly, Brad and Angelina, sun and sand, puddles and boots, blogging and email. new study of over 6,000 HubSpot customers shows that among those who use email marketing , companies that blog get 2X more traffic from their email than those that don’t. Of course emails from blogs are going to generate more traffic!
HUBSPOT How to Use Data to Create Awesome Marketing Offers
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
You do this by leveraging a number of different inbound channels such as business blogging, email marketing, and social media. First, you want to think about your business goals and how you can align your offers with these goals. As a marketer, you work your butt off to generate awesome leads for your company.
INBOUND SALES NETWORK Top 10 Social Rock Stars
| THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
Potential social rock stars need to have an active blog as well as be active on Twitter and Facebook. We looked at over 1,000 of the top business blogs. We looked at more than just social media blogs because we felt that there were so many crossovers, it was hard to draw the line. BLOG RANK. BLOG RANK.
HUBSPOT 5 Essential Tactics to Jumpstart Your Google+ Business Page
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
Since Google officially launched Google+ Business Pages , many businesses and organizations have already taken the initiative to create their own page. Add Your Blog Posts to Your Page. Are you making the most out of your Google + business page ? Start Discussions With Your Followers, Peers, and Influencers.
HUBSPOT How to Squash Anxiety and Kill Your Inner Blogging Critic
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
As a new business blogger , you’re facing down one challenge after another. Between deciding you need a blog in the first place, drumming up internal support, finding the right software , and getting all your ducks in a row, just getting started can be a minor miracle. Blogging is business development. Not hardly.
HUBSPOT The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Expert Twitter Marketing
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
and a URL (use your company website, blog, or link to a unique landing page you create specifically for people who find you through Twitter). Promote your Twitter presence on your website/blog. Install the official Twitter Follow Button on your website and/or blog to enable site visitors to follow you on Twitter with just one click.
HUBSPOT 10 Marketing Pairings That Go Together Like a Steamy Summer Romance
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
But even though a lot of marketers are using landing pages to convert their visitors into business leads, many fail to put the promotional muscle behind driving traffic to them. Once you create CTAs for your landing pages, use them - - on appropriate website pages , blog articles, in social media, email marketing, etc. Danny and Sandy.
HUBSPOT The Sales Game Has Changed: Here's How to Adapt
| TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
His top-rated business blog, Understanding the Sales Force , is read by thousands of sales and marketing leaders. The recent economic crisis changed the way that businesses and consumers spend money. If you're a B2B marketer, LinkedIn should be an invaluable source of lead generation for your business. The result?
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Encore: BuyerZone names Fearless Competitor the #1 B2B marketing blog for 2012
| FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
'Buffer The blog of the sales lead generation company Find New Customers – Fearless Competitor is Ranked No.1 as the Best B2B Marketing Blog of 2012 by Buyerzone.com. Find New Customers Blog Fearless Competitor Achieves National Recognition as the No. You should check out all the wonderful blogs on this great list.).
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Fearless Competitor Ranked No.1 as the Best B2B Marketing Blog of 2012 by Buyerzone.com
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
Jeff Ogden’s Blog Fearless Competitor Achieves National Recognition as the No. Best B2B Blog on the Web for its Content Freshness and Audience Engagement. as the Best B2B marketing blog of 2012 in The Best of BuyerZone series, which highlights great business blogs and sites on the web. About Fearless Competitor.
EB2BLEADS Social Media For Business
| MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
Business Social Media Strategy. great way to do this is with a business blog As you write you can share views, opinion, research and point or link to other articles or content that helps support your ideas. There’s been an on-going argument as to whether social media is an effective marketing tool or not. Event management.
SAZBEAN Top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of February 25, 2012
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
The Four Starring Roles Every Business Project Needs (Marketing Profs). Blogging: It’s all about doing the work (Jim’s Marketing Blog). Is Your Business Strategy 2012-Ready? The Quick and Dirty Guide to Tumblr for Small Business (Mashable!). Hot Tips for Small Business Marketing on Facebook (Mashable!).
WRITING ON THE WEB SEO Basics for Small Business Professionals: 2 Steps Anyone Can Do
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
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HUBSPOT 9 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Content
| FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
It fuels your business blog, website, email marketing, search engine optimization, and well pretty much everything else. While the strategies in this post will instantly make your content better, they are also part of the blueprint for creating remarkable business content. Tell stories related to your industry and business.
HUBSPOT 101 Sure-Fire Ways to Make People Hate Your Marketing
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Write really awesome content that people naturally want to share, but don't optimize that content for social sharing by adding sharing links to landing pages, blog articles, and ebooks to make it even remotely easy for them. 9) Post something to your Facebook business page every five minutes. Business Blogging. Oh look!
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY Is Content Curation an Easy Way for Content Marketers to Do More.
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
Next, I came across a blog post written back in September of 2009 by Rohit Bhargava of Influential Marketing Blog. The final piece of the content curation puzzle was an article by Lee Odden of TopRank Online Marketing blog. an industrial and business-to-business (B2B) marketing communications company in Houston, Texas.
B2BBLOGGERS How To Keep Your Blog From Undermining Your Brand
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
Yet for many small and midsized businesses in diverse B2B industries, from makers of a digital multiplexer to providers of paper pallets , it can be easy to forget this fact when creating their blogs. And when a blog fights a company’s brand in terms of design, tone and vibe, it can be very damaging to that firm’s growth.
WRITING ON THE WEB Social Networking for Business: What’s Right for Yours?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Will your business fall in the water if you don’t? You should only attend the “events that make sense for you and your business. If so, it’s likely because the strategy (or in this case the platform) didn’t fit your business. Blog this on Blogger. The big 3: Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn.
HUBSPOT 8 Reasons You'll Get Buried Alive Without Quality Content
| MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
Perhaps that way, you can truly kick-start your 2012 marketing strategy with some inspiration to get your business blogging into full swing. marketing prediction for 2012 from Small Biz Trends states that all business owners will truly step up and start nailing content creation. Do I hear the sound of guest blogging ?
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Company Blog
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Explore Classifieds Trending Stories OMG, the Oxford English Dictionary Added New Words! Starting Without a Strategy Don’t take starting a company blog lightly. Interested in more Business resources?
HUBSPOT 3 Marketing Lessons From Amazon's Web Strategy
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
More pages also means more opportunities for your prospects to find you in search engines and more chances to rank for your business' top keywords. The best way to create tons of website pages is by blogging. Start a business blog , publish frequently, and make sure each post is search engine optimized for your best keywords.
SOCIAL MEDIA B2B 6 Instant B2B Social Media Lead Generation Improvements
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Add a Call-to-action to your Business Blog – One of the biggest mistakes B2B marketers make is forgetting to include a call-to-action on their blog. Put a link or image to drive registration in your blog sidebar or at the end of blog posts. Sometimes this might be from a blog post or an email.
B2B MARKETING INSIDER Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
They reported in a separate study by Technorati that blogs are right up there with many traditional media in terms of importance and influence on their buying behavior. Who Blogs? From 7,205 bloggers, the survey reports that 81% have been blogging for more than 2 years, two thirds of bloggers are male, and 65% are age 18-44 years old.
INBLURBS Want more traffic? Than build your visibility!
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
When you can manage to increase new visitors to your website and keep them coming back, this will allow your business to get seen from more people more often and will help you to generating more sales. Start a business blog. And in the next steps to converting them into customers through lead capture and lead nurturing.
HUBSPOT 21 Awesome Inbound Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
Now we have content marketing, blogging, SEO , social media , and other ways to attract visitors and leads to our business instead of pushing out unwanted messages to our audience. So here is a list of 21 awesome inbound marketing blogs you should start reading today. B2B Inbound Blog. Bluleadz Inbound Marketing Blog.
HUBSPOT 7 Places You Need to Publish Content on Your Website (Beyond Your Blog)
| FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
Inbound marketers know content creation is key to their success, so it makes sense that business blogs are one of their most precious marketing assets. Blogging is a natural way to get more indexed pages on your website, create content around keywords you want to rank for in search, and convert site visitors into customers.
HUBSPOT 6 Easy Ways to Get More Visitors to Your Blog
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
A blog is an important asset to any business. But you can only reap these benefits if you can actually get visitors to your blog. But here are some simple strategies you can apply to each of your blog posts that will make your blog traffic soar quickly. Make Your Blog Title Interesting and Engaging.
HUBSPOT The Simple Anatomy of a Conversion-Optimized Blog
| TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
A blog can provide a number of lasting benefits for your business. Carefully crafted blog posts can do wonders for your lead generation efforts. Let's walk through the anatomy of a smart, lead gen-optimized blog post so you can start converting that blog traffic into precious leads. LEADS! That's right.
HUBSPOT Free eBook: 2010 Online Marketing Blueprint [Includes How-to Videos]
| TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
Online marketing has many components including search engine optimization, blogging, lead generation, social media marketing and many others. All of these aspects of online marketing can make it intimidating for business looking to begin leveraging online marketing strategies. 2010 Online Marketing Blueprint. Connect with HubSpot
- Industrial Blogs for Lead Generation Using Inbound Marketing
There are three key ideas in the headline of my post – 1) Industrial blogs, 2) Lead generation and 3) Inbound marketing. study of over 1,400 small and mid-sized businesses found that marketers with blogs generated 67% more leads. An industrial blog will help to establish you/your company’s expertise with free content.
HUBSPOT Why Landing Pages Are an Indispensable Part of Marketing
| FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
Any savvy inbound marketer "gets" that once you've done all that hard work to get visitors to your website, the next big step is to convert them into leads for your business. According to MarketingSherpa's Landing Page Handbook (2nd edition), 44% of clicks for B2B companies are directed to the business' homepage, not a special landing page.
HUBSPOT Inbound Marketing Explained in 6 Simple Analogies
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
Inbound marketing concepts can be complicated for people to grasp if they're new to things like SEO, social media, blogging, marketing automation -- any kind of digital marketing, frankly. Blogging is like jogging. We often hear people say they've tried blogging, but "it doesn't work." Inbound marketing is like dating. an ebook?
SAVVY B2B MARKETING Savvy Week in Review: September 16
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
The Life Cycle of a Business Blog Post - Know It and Maximize Your Marketing by @remarkablogger. The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Conversion Rates on Blogs (7 Videos) by @derekhalpern. NOW Revolution Success: Building a Corporate Blogging Team by @ambercadabra. Enjoy! Nine Global Bloggers You Should Know by @soulati.
HUBSPOT 5 Ways to Make Your Marketing Ebooks More Reader-Friendly
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
In business blogging , for example, we often use formatting to make the reading experience easier. Our prospects are often inundated with invitations to download online whitepapers, ebooks, and other text-based marketing offers. Let's change this, shall we? 1) Stick to One Message Per Page. 3) Maintain Consistency of Style.
NUSPARK A Primer on Getting Started with Google+ Business Pages
| SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
Considering Google is the largest search engine in the world it would only make sense that you create a Google+ business page. Using Google+ is much like any other social media site but there are a few things to keep in mind when using Google+ for business. The Benefits of a Business Blog. Social Media
HUBSPOT 5 Things Angry Birds Can Teach You About Online Content
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Consider how writing a blog article, optimizing the content and sharing it effectively in social media can have the same obliterating effects for your article as sailing a red bird into a wooden board, bombing a black bird into a joint of stone pieces and spraying some blue birds into a barricade of frozen planks can have on the Pig Army.
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY Have Digital Marketing and Social Media Killed the Industrial.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Steve Woods said it best when he wrote in his blog post , “As the emphasis on face-to-face interaction as a way to build trust decreases in lieu of other ways of building trust, the need to be “in the field” also decreases.” Provide online access to your in-house subject matter experts via a blog or live chat. Not so fast! Resources
WRITING ON THE WEB 7 Ways to Format Blogs to Engage Readers’ Brains
| THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
opportunities to engage readers) of your business blog post? It’s the bait on your fishing hook which draws people over to your blog site to read your stuff. The call to action is what gets you business results and turns readers into clients. The human mind doesn’t like unfinished business, we want answers.
WRITING ON THE WEB Writing Great Blog Content: Painful?
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
For me, writing – whether for my blogs, website, my email broadcasts and newsletters – is more like getting my teeth cleaned: it can be painful, but then you come out with a pretty white smile! Take this series I’ve undertaken on how to write great content for your blog. What do you think? Add your own comments. (If
SAZBEAN 6 Resolutions for your 2013 Internet Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
Connect the Dots Marketing is still marketing and you’re in business to sell. Think from Customer’s Viewpoint Business owners tend to be excited about their businesses (if they aren’t, why be in businesss?). 11 Lessons Learned After 9 Years of Business Blogging , reminded me to add it to my own list.
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING Blogs are Becoming the New Front Door for Prospects: Is Yours Open?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
" Jon Miller, Marketo Learn More Recent Comments Kirk Taylor : That’s great advice for anyone writing a blog. 84444.com : I have been struggling with getting the other managers here to help me update our corporate blogs. Visitors are now staying 3x-4x longer to read blog content and website links included in that blog.
HUBSPOT 8 Ways to EARN Media Attention Instead of Buying It
| TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
If you're like most businesses, your advertising budget is probably pretty limited. To help get your business covered, subscribe to daily reporter requests on HARO, and more importantly, master your pitch in response to the requests. business blog is the perfect platform for this if you're just starting out. to try out.
HUBSPOT Why the Blog Post Is the New Ad Unit
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
Back at the turn of the century, blogging was in a nascent state. Over the next five years, many individuals and news organizations discovered the benefits of blogging. Social media was all the rage, and blogging was, well, old and worn out. The Blog Post as the New Ad Unit. 13 Reasons the Blog Post Is the New Ad Unit.
HUBSPOT Is the Marketing Campaign Dead?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
Even Bill Lee , in his Harvard Business Review article, " Marketing Is Dead ," said, "Traditional marketing may be dead, but the new possibilities of peer influence-based, community-oriented marketing." Blogs and social media behave like compound interest, so if you treat them like 'campaigns,' you lose all the benefits. wink wink) “.
HUBSPOT 8 Marketing Lessons From Online Dating
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
While in online dating people might prefer “Howdy” as a greeting, in email marketing they want to see a follow-up that corresponds to their latest activity, e.g. an ebook download, blog subscription or a webinar registration. You can do that in the form of blog posts, industry reports, short videos. And don't sound spammy.
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