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FEARLESS COMPETITOR How ITSMA is Leveraging Marketing Made Simple TV to promote their offerings
| SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
In 2012, the Revenue Performance Management Software firm Eloqua (Now part of Oracle) became a sponsor of Marketing Made Simple TV – the TV on the Web show created and hosted by Jeff Ogden. They told us they want to test how well we generate leads. Want to supercharge your WordPress blog? This is how we expose the show to over 2.5
B2B LEAD BLOG Demandbase API vs ReachForce Form Appending Solutions
| THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
Landing page and web form optimization for B2B isn’t just about conversions, it’s about speeding up marketing nurture and generating more revenue. As more and more our B2B demand generation activities focus on Inbound conversions, we are seeing a rising number of landing page lead conversions.
HUBSPOT 6 Marketing Automation Lessons I Learned the Hard Way
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
'Not too long ago, my colleague Katie Burke wrote a great article, " The Right Way to Think About Your Marketing Software RFP ," and it got me thinking about my own experiences as a buyer of marketing technology. But when evaluating marketing software, features are the last thing you want to be drooling over. This is a good thing!
HUBSPOT 11 Clever Ways to Nurture Leads With Your Business Blog
| FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
Furthermore, blogging also plays a critical role in the ''Convert'' stage, since we all know how effective it can be for lead generation. Chat with your salespeople and create a shareable Google Doc or wiki page where salespeople can contribute their blog content ideas on a regular basis. That''s right! 1) Implement Smart CTAs. right?
WEBBIQUITY 33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips
| TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
Now in their mid-teens to mid-thirties, people in this generation came of age knowing how to interact with technology and are comfortable using it to their advantage.” Infographics can be great for generating re-posts and inbound linke—if done properly. What types of content are most valuable to my sales prospects? ’ Yawn.
HUBSPOT 7 B2B Companies to Admire for Exceptional Visual Content
| MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
The cloud software file storage and sharing business uses colored-pencil drawings to showcase its playful personality. Help Scout, a company that makes help desk software, is no stranger to visual content creation. The actual design elements of the page are also clean and simple, echoing the ease of use of the product. get it?)
SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW Avoid These Common Sales Mistakes
| THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
If we told you in a lackluster tone of voice that we had a piece of software that your business could use, you might not be too excited. But, if we sounded excited and pointed out that our software has helped other businesses increase their sales by 75 percent, you might stop and listen. 'Poor Lead Qualification. Lack of Enthusiasm.
HUBSPOT How 5 Companies Are Using Inbound Marketing to Succeed in Competitive Markets
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
Main Line Family Law reached a #1 rank for dozens of keywords, saw a 30% quarterly growth in web traffic, and because she used calls-to-action and landing pages to convert all that traffic, she saw a quarterly 30% lead growth, too. Help Scout is a B2B customer service software company founded in 2005 with seven full-time employees.
BLOG MY CALLS What's Your Marketing ROI? How Call Tracking Can Help Measure EVERYTHING
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
Do you know how which ads, campaigns, or keywords are generating calls? These businesses need to know, with precision, how calls are generated and what happened on the phone. The entire goal of call tracking software is to allow marketers to close the loop on their marketing ROI calculations. Call Tracking and Landing Page ROI.
HUBSPOT Why Your Keyword Strategy Is Incomplete Without User Intent
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
There are a number of ways to do this, but I recommend using a tool like the Keywords tool in the HubSpot software, or Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool. 4) User Intent Helps You Craft Better Landing Pages and Increase Conversions. And the most important element of optimizing landing pages is conversion rate optimization.
HUBSPOT The Top 8 Priorities for Any One-Man Marketing Team
| FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
HubSpot customers can easily do that with our closed-loop software, but if you’re not using HubSpot software, see how your marketing tools work to measure this and other goals you set. You don’t have the time or money (or heck, the patience) to guess what landing page layouts, copy, and CTAs work best for your audience.
HUBSPOT Everything Marketers Should Know About Secondary CTAs
| THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
1) They''re Great for Generating Reconversions. But as your secondary CTA, you also point to the landing page for your product demo, and -- whaddya know! -- some of those contacts just so happen to go for the product demo anyway! 3) They Help You Prioritize and Support Additional Business Goals Other Than Just Lead Generation.
HUBSPOT 15 Insider Tips for Creating a Content Creation Machine [SlideShare]
| MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
How HubSpot Does Inbound: Creating a Content Machine from HubSpot All-in-one Marketing Software. When you publish a gated piece of content (typically lead generation content like an ebook that is behind a form on a landing page), a quick source of content is an excerpt of that piece. Be careful here. how-to post !
HUBSPOT 10 Ways to Drive Instant Results With Inbound Marketing
| FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
Create dedicated, conversion-optimized landing pages. recommend running email A/B tests because you don't need to rack up enough traffic to, say, a landing page to wait for statistical significance; if you have a good size email list, you can get statistically significant results much faster. But don't nuke 'em just yet.
BLOG MY CALLS 5 Things You Need to Know About Call Tracking Software
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
If you use call tracking software , are considering buying call tracking software, or are thinking about call tracking software in any way at all, you should read this article. things you need to know about call tracking software. Remember how awesome and fun it is to install software on your machine?). Don't.
WEBBIQUITY 26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
Tracy Gold offers tips for creating a more effective LinkedIn profile, among them writing a rich but concise summary (“use concrete details like results you have generated and tasks you do on a daily basis to show people how awesome you are, not tell them,” and connecting with care (“I favor being a tad picky. ’”.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Best Practices for Marketing Automation from 11 Experts
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
With a solid lead management process in place you’ll not only get to your destination (the land of revenue), but according to Sirius Decisions, you’ll make 5 times the revenue when you do! Similarly with marketing automation, a common trend is to fill your application with data, emails, landing pages, etc. Marketers: resist!
B2B VOICES SXSW: R “Ray” Wang on Customer Engagement
| SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
As I have a SXSW Interactive video sharing those 9 Cs courtesy of Software Advice and CRMSoftware.tv , this now gets to be a SXSW post! concern was generating enough content for their content marketing efforts. Video: 9 Cs of Customer Engagement. The 9 Cs break down this way: People-Centric Values : Culture, Community and Credibility.
B2B MARKETING INSIDER Is Big Testing the Future of Marketing?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
I’m the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive , a marketing software company that provides a SaaS platform for creating and testing post-click experiences. — things like landing pages, microsites, or app-like interactions. Every day, we are seeing more overlap between marketing and technology. Tell us about yourself?
HUBSPOT How Context Strengthens Your Entire Marketing Funnel
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
We saw which pages our prospects were viewing, and we put calls-to-action on those pages. We used a lot of different marketing tools -- an analytics tool, a CRM system to tap into our sales team's data, an email marketing tool, a landing page tool, a blogging platform, a social media tool, etc. Forms & Landing Pages.
MODERN B2B MARKETING Marketing Automation 101
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Your marketing will integrate with customer relationship management (CRM) software, so you can make sure you’re following up with “hot” leads, right when you know they’re ready to buy. Lead Generation : A complete marketing automation system offers lead generation, including online and offline events, pay-per-click, and tradeshows.
HUBSPOT The Marketer's Ultimate Guide to Measuring the ROI of Twitter & Vine
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Customers Generated Through Leads Acquired by Twitter. While Google Analytics is free, the benefit of using a tool like HubSpot is that, through closed-loop reporting, you can directly see how many leads and customers are generated through your Twitter marketing (more on this later). And Vine doesn’t have any analytics. Of course.
HUBSPOT How Inbound Marketing Can Fuel Native Advertising
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
So why would an inbound marketing software company like HubSpot be telling you about the benefits of native advertising, which, by most accounts, is just advertising? And within inbound marketing, you're using that content to cultivate and generate leads through marketing offers (e.g. In plain English, that means paid editorial.
HUBSPOT 30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
At HubSpot, we’ve tried pretty much every social network that’s popped up, but some have fallen by the wayside, and we’ve focused our efforts on the networks that continue to generate results for our marketing. You can’t convert followers into leads without landing pages and compelling offers. Have no fear! 2) Focus on Facebook.
HUBSPOT 15 Metrics Every Marketing Manager Should Be Tracking
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
The first few sets of metrics and measuring methods are to help you (you fearless marketer, you), stay ahead of your lead generation goals so you can have a solid month. For example, if you generated 300 leads in January, and your boss tells you to maintain that same about of lead generation in February, could you relax that month?
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. 8) Automatically Direct Message (DM) every new follower you get with a link to your pricing page. Right?
HUBSPOT How to Capture More (and Better) Lead Intel With Progressive Profiling
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
After all, how would we generate and reconvert leads as effectively without them? Last but not least, progressive profiling technology can also save you the trouble of creating separate forms tailored to different landing pages on your website. Raise your hand if you hate filling out forms! Heck, so is mine! No surprise here!
HUBSPOT The Right Way to Think About Your Marketing Software RFP [+Sample]
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
You end up with pages upon pages of data, case studies, and background information, but no real answers to why this partner is the right choice for you, or how your entities will work together to achieve your marketing goal. Or you might inquire, "How many steps does it take for a non-technical user to create a custom landing page?"
HUBSPOT 10 Places You Can't Afford to Publish Mediocre Marketing Copy
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
The same goes for social media updates, too -- if you're publishing a blog post to your Facebook Page, you better believe a compelling meta description is of the utmost importance. it's crucial you spend some time really thinking about what you're calling your offers -- whether to generate leads, or transactions. 1) Meta Descriptions.
HUBSPOT A Simple Guide to Setting Up Your First LinkedIn Ad Campaign
| MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
You can send people to a specific external web page, such as a landing page for an offer on your website, or you can send them to a page on LinkedIn about your company, such as your compa ny page or a group discussion. After spending thousands of dollars, you only generated 10% of the leads you were hoping for.
NUSPARK How To Develop Keyword Lists for Adwords and Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
Therefore, that pay-per-click ad must align with the keyword phrase, as well as the landing page offer, for better paid search optimization. Keywords, landing pages, and offers need to address these audiences within specific paid search campaigns. Actual query: Top Pay-per-click firms that focus on lead generation.
HUBSPOT What You Can (and Should) Ask for on Your Landing Page Forms
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
Your lead generation forms can make or break your online conversion goals. Because of this, very few other page elements receive quite as much attention as the lead-capture form. Well, it’s basically the entire point of a landing page -- and the entire crux of lead generation! Step 1: Understand Page Friction.
HUBSPOT 8 Ready-Made Job Descriptions to Recruit an All-Star Marketing Team
| MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
Did you know that, according to HubSpot's 2012 Marketing Benchmarks Report , companies with over 200 blog articles generate >5X the leads than those with 10 or fewer ? Optimizing content for search engines and lead generation. Building and executing link-building strategies to enhance off-page SEO. Definitely! Maybe not.
HUBSPOT How to Create Top-Notch Visual Content in PowerPoint [Tutorial]
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
Visual 1: Creating a Landing Page Visual. We don't want it to overtake the corresponding landing page that it's on. In this example, I’m going to create a piece of paper (to illustrate a "template," the hypothetical lead generation offer for which I'm creating our hypothetical landing page) using the square tool.
HUBSPOT 28 Quick Tips for Customizing Your Email Preference Center
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
Truth be told, now that the HubSpot software supports customized email preference centers , we're still working to better customize our own! Personally, after checking out my clickthrough and landing page conversion rates, the unsubscribe rate is the next top metric I look at to measure the performance of my email marketing.
HUBSPOT 30 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Muck Up Your Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
If you aren't using software like HubSpot's Email tool , which uses drop-down tag options to make it easy not to mess up your personalization tags, double check that your tags are constructed correctly, and be sure to set up default tags just in case you don't have the information you're personalizing with for any given contact. Bummer, dude.
HUBSPOT 4 Failing Marketing Relationships You Need to Fix ASAP
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
But once a visitor lands on your site, none of that optimization will matter if your page is difficult to navigate or doesn’t contain useful, up-to-date information that’s easy to find. Visitors will leave your page faster than they hang up on telemarketers. If you want to land your company on the Inc. on marketing spend!
- Interactive 24x7 Content: Why Online Presentations Belong in Every Digital Content Strategy
24/7 INTERACTIVE 24/ 7 CONTENT page 2 www.knowledgevision.com KnowledgeVision ® Interactive 24/7 Content: Why Online Presentations Belong In Every Digital Content Strategy Interactive 24/7 Content: Why Online Presentations Belong In Every Digital Content Strategy By Michael Kolowich, Founder and CEO, KnowledgeVision Systems, Inc. For many.
HUBSPOT 15 Examples of Brilliant Homepage Design
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
That’s why your homepage is undoubtedly one of the most important pages on your website. Not every page is perfect, but the best homepage designs get many of these right: Clearly answers "Who I am," "What I do," and/or "What can you (the visitor) do here." It's fairly easy to find what you're looking for when you land here.
DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING 19 Things We Can Learn From Numerous Heatmap Tests
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
Whereas when you use an eyetracking heatmap, you are using a sample group of people who are often taken out of their normal environment, so it may generate distorted results. Content most important to your visitor’s goals should be in the top of the page. Notice the last element on your page. Next, some findings: 1. vs. 1.7
- Closing the Loop on Social Leads
Closing the Loop on Social Leads 2 A guide to measuring social media lead generation Social media has outgrown its infancy and is no longer an optional task for brands. As you can imagine, the lead generation possibilities in social media. Optimize content for SEO Optimize for both on-page and off-page search engine optimization.
WEBBIQUITY 102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
What’s the key to generating more inbound marketing leads? Social media may be good for 99 things, but lead generation ain’t one of them. 57% of companies say they generated sales through their blogs, and an identical share have closed business through LinkedIn. Companies with 101-200 web pages generate 2.5x
HUBSPOT 16 Smart Resolutions for Better Marketing in 2013
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
Did you know that, according to HubSpot's 2012 Marketing Benchmarketing Report , companies that blog 6-8 times per month generate over 2X more leads than companies that blog just twice a month ? Are there certain pages on your site that aren't optimized at all -- for search and for conversion ? And you know what that means. right?
HUBSPOT How to Optimize Your Landing Pages for Long-Term Lead Generation
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012
The Long Term Impact of SEO on Lead Generation. What if the campaigns you’re working on this month were still generating leads for you six months later? At HubSpot, we’ve discovered that 90% of the new leads we generate each month actually converted on offers that we didn’t create or actively promote that month. The Page Title.
HUBSPOT Before and After: 3 Real-Life Landing Page Makeovers
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
Landing pages are the secret sauce to lead generation. But just having landing pages alone isn’t enough. They need to have all the right elements in order to generate high conversion rates. In fact, that’s why we recently wrote about " 11 Simple (But Critical) Tips for Creating Better Landing Pages.".
HUBSPOT 30 Amazing Marketing Tools, Tips & Tricks We're Thankful For
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
2) Facebook Global Pages - These are a pretty new development , but this is so helpful for global marketers. Facebook's global pages mean marketers get the best of both worlds -- a central maintenance location with better targeting options. all without needing to call up a designer or invest in expensive design software. Maybe.
HUBSPOT A Simple Breakdown of All Your Facebook Advertising Options
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Facebook's 5 Forms of On-Page Advertising. This is a simple ad form that can send the user to an external page, or your Facebook business page. To send a user to an external page: Once in the Facebook ad platform, create a new ad by selecting the first option on the destination drop down menu. Great! Right? Optimization.
HUBSPOT 4 Advanced Targeting Techniques Every Facebook Advertiser Should Master
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
But more importantly (at least for marketers), we’re Liking pages that reflect our personal interest in sports, music, movies, and celebrities. Few Quick Notes About Your Ad’s Landing Page. Check out this free introduction to landing pages ebook if you’re just getting started. Leads to this page. different.
VIRALLY BLOG Huge Update! New Hosted Landing Pages, Download Gateways, Campaign Wizards and Performance Boosts!
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
New Hosted Pages. The hosted landing pages provided for each campaign sucked pretty bad. Enter the sexier, fully branded hosted landing pages. These new pages include an optional static webform as a backup for leads who don’t want to be social. Upload your company logo in your account settings page.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX Infor Epiphany Marketing and Interaction Advisor: Good Examples of B2C Marketing Automation
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
The remains were scooped up in 2005 by SSA Global, which was itself purchased in 2006 by enterprise software vendor Infor. On the other hand, Epiphany Marketing currently lacks an end-user tool to build emails or landing pages. This could be triggered by a tag embedded in Web page or call center screen. Neat trick.
MODERN B2B MARKETING The ROI of Marketing Automation
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Generate more high quality sales-ready leads. Source: The Lenskold Group 2012 Lead Generation Marketing Effectiveness Study. He says: “While there’s certainly value in using marketing automation solutions to send email, and create landing pages and website forms, it’s a bit like using a supercar to drive Miss Daisy around town.”.
HUBSPOT The Reports You Need to Keep Sales & Marketing Accountable
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
Dashboards should be shared with the entire SMarketing team by building them into your CRM system , incorporating them into your marketing software platform, or emailing them to the entire team. Generating a Daily Leads Waterfall graph is simple. If you’re a HubSpot customer, your software does it automatically on your Dashboard.
HUBSPOT 12 Critical Marketing and Sales Metrics You BETTER Be Tracking
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
When your two teams get on the same page with these 12 metrics -- that address both quantity and quality -- you'll find it's easier to objectively evaluate your respective performances without devolving into unproductive blame games that don't do anything to advance your company's goals. Sales and marketing alignment takes work.
HUBSPOT 8 Ways for Marketers to Prove Their Value Within Their Own Organization
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
Where do you think marketers landed on that lovability scale? You'll want to cover a few areas when evaluating these metrics, too: Celebrate the wins - "We hit a new record of leads generated this month!". At INBOUND 2012 last month, HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan shared the results of a study on the lovability of different professions.
HUBSPOT 17 Brilliant Sources of Content Hiding Right Under Your Nose
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
But if you're a multi-tasking marketer -- creating email campaigns, building landing pages, managing a staff, tweaking your PPC budget, designing calls-to-action -- content creation has likely been elevated from a royal pain to a practical impossibility. If you're lucky, a new lead generation offer could get pumped out once a quarter.
HUBSPOT 7 Reasons Agile Marketers Are Better at Their Jobs Than You
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Agile marketers are the ones hopping into LinkedIn Answers to answer questions, tweeting breaking news content before their competitors, sharing their funny spin on the latest meme on their Facebook Page , and carrying on conversations in real time with their social networks. 5) Agile marketers can create new web pages quickly. is it?)
HUBSPOT Will Marketing Technology Look Like iOS Someday?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
There are literally thousands of startup ventures pursuing new ideas in marketing software. Agencies, marketing service providers, and business consultants are frenetically weaving these components into "solutions" and a new generation of creative campaigns. 3) Software Is Easier Than Ever to Create. Maybe. Sound far-fetched?
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX ClickDimensions Grows Quickly by Offering B2B Marketing Automation as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Add-On
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Other enhancements include an expanded survey builder that can skip questions or pages based on previous answers; a/b testing (two splits only) within emails; subscription management; and improved builders for email, landing pages, and forms. Sounds like the idea has legs. The product has matured as well. Only time will tell.
HUBSPOT How to Cultivate a Data-Driven Marketing Team
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
What is your average landing page conversion rate? For example, if your company is looking to grow by 5% in revenue in the following quarter, you’ll need to figure out how many leads you’ll need to generate in order to close 5% more customers or revenue. Data: You can't live with it, and you can't live without it. share it!
TOMORROW PEOPLE OMG it’s HubSpot 3!
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Without the complex marketing analytics tools HubSpot software gives Tomorrow People and our clients, the inbound marketing and content marketing campaigns we carry out would be impossible. So I’m sure you’ll understand how excited we are that the latest version of the software, HubSpot 3, will be available in the UK this month!
THE FORWARD OBSERVER How To Create Lovable B2B Marketing with HubSpot 3
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Place Offer on Your Website - Using optimized landing pages and well-placed calls-to-action (CTA). Promote Offer Through Blogging & Social - You blog and social media can increase the reach of your content and support your lead generation efforts. That's a relief. Click graphic for an enlarged view.]. Until now.
HUBSPOT Announcing HubSpot 3: The Future of Marketing Software
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
Our software has helped 7,000+ businesses generate more than 12 million leads for their companies. Your emails become smarter, your landing pages more dynamic, and your social media shares more integrated into the rest of your marketing strategy. Landing Pages: Run an entire campaign from one view.
HUBSPOT 9 Chances for Website Conversion Optimization You Don't Want to Miss
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
While your website is definitely no one-trick pony, when it comes to its role as an inbound marketing tool, its ability to drive conversions -- both in terms of net new lead generation and reconversions -- is definitely one of its bragging rights. 4) Update CTAs on High-Trafficked Blog Posts & Web Pages. right? Absolutely! Easy!).
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX Raab Report: OfficeAutoPilot, Infusionsoft and HubSpot Rate Highest in Marketing Automation for Very Small Business
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
Primary marketing interests are group emails, landing pages, and simple lead nurturing through email auto-responders. Before marketing automation, they typically use an email system (which also provides landing pages and simple nurture campaigns) or sales automation product for their marketing.
HUBSPOT How to Identify Leads' Needs So You Can Segment Emails Like a Pro
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
You can do this by surveying a representative sample of your leads, or simply by adding a new field to your landing page forms. As a side note, this is a great tactic to gather information about your database -- just be careful it doesn’t hurt your conversion rates on the landing page. Think about it. Trust me.
B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG B2B Social Media Marketing: Focus on leads, not likes
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012
Tweet It’s time to generate revenue. Nichole Kelly, President of SME Digital , a digital marketing agency, and Chris Baggott, Chairman and Cofounder, Compendium , a content marketing software company, have helped hundreds of clients move from counting “likes” and “shares” to counting what executives care about: sales volume, revenue and cost.
HUBSPOT The Marketer's Guide to Building a Grade-A Internship Program
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
In HubSpot land, each intern is asked to find a "marketing buddy" who will be that intern's mentor and go-to for "stupid questions" and social support. You can give your intern a variety of things to proof, too: email copy , blog articles, landing page writing, CTA copy. Now everyone is on the same page. Let's begin!
HUBSPOT How to Get Hired as an Inbound Marketer
| MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
According to Monster.com , "In 2012, leading-edge internet technologies will again be a leading generator of marketing jobs." That's not a good sign for someone who will have to use social media to generate leads and grow their reach. You aren't working? What's wrong with you? So what's the problem? 1) Be a Content Creator. Nailed it.
HUBSPOT How to Make Customer Experience the Heart of Your Internet Marketing Strategy
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
In today’s wired world, chances are good that the relationship you have with your customers is going to include one or more digital channels -- your website, landing pages, email communications, mobile interactions, social media participation, etc. Creating an Excellent Customer Experience on Your Landing Pages.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Changing Marketing Automation is a BIG change!
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2012
Find New Customers is transitioning marketing automation software. Since the sales lead generation company Find New Customers was founded over three years ago, we used a marketing automation system called Genoo. We built our entire website, Find New Customers, using landing pages created with that system. Training).
FEARLESS COMPETITOR Good-Bye Genoo. Hello and nice to meet you, Act-On Software
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
The sales lead generation firm Find New Customers is finally changing marketing automation vendors. Our entire website was built using Genoo landing pages. However, time had come for the sales lead generation firm Find New Customers to move on. Act-On Software plugs in nicely to external websites. But no more.
FEARLESS COMPETITOR There’s a brand new Find New Customers coming soon!
| TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
The website of the sales lead generation firm Find New Customers prior to Independence Day was brimming with great content on B2B lead generation , content marketing , lead nurturing , lead scoring and more. It was all built in Genoo landing pages and it was great. An all new Find New Customers. Simplicity works.
HUBSPOT How to Optimize Your Google+ Content for Lead Gen, From the Experts at Google
| TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
The most organic way to use Google+ to generate leads is by posting compelling content updates that include links back to your website. First and foremost, give your followers a reason to visit your page! For instance, in HubSpot's software, we look at the Landing Page Analytics tool to figure out which marketing offers (e.g.
WEBBIQUITY Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid
| TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
That makes AdWords a critical component for any company seeking to dominate the first page of search results. Too often, campaigns are set up with an initial list of keyword phrases, a single static bid for all keywords, a single ad, and a single landing page. Poor CTA or landing page design. Not testing.
HUBSPOT HubSpot May Only Be 6, But Our Marketing Software Is Way More Mature
| FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
It’s not often that we write a post specifically about our software. Part of that growth has been in the software itself , and that growth has led to what we care most about -- the growth of our customers’ businesses. We built HubSpot software as a way to help marketers overcome those barriers.
HUBSPOT A Simple Guide to Creating Social Media Sharing Links for Your Ebooks
| THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
Theses buttons encourage readers to share our content on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, so while they're flipping through the pages, readers can easily click on any of these links and let their social connections, friends, and coworkers know what they're reading. Remember: people are naturally inclined to share content they find valuable.
AD YOUR COMMENT HERE Reinventing News on Your University Website: Chatting with @radiofreegeorgy #highered
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
User-generated content and community management? News as a Landing Page. How are people getting to your page? “The real value of writers is to use their creativity to craft content that software and computing devices can deliver in meaningful ways. Tufts Now. They weren’t talking to each other.
HUBSPOT How to Analyze the Strength of Your Marketing Offers
| FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
As an inbound marketer, you spend countless hours creating remarkable content to help generate leads for your business. After all, if you don't understand what types of content and topics work best to generate new leads that convert into customers, you can't exactly optimize the process to make it more efficient, can you?
HUBSPOT Lead Scoring: 13 Criteria You Should Be Using to Grade Leads
| THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
Depending on the marketing software and CRM you're using, the method of setting this up will differ for everyone -- if you're using HubSpot, simply install the Lead Grader app (aptly named, eh?) 7) Pages Visited. Is a lead visiting your About Us page? when you compare it with leads visiting your pricing pages! 2) Budget.
HUBSPOT The 4-Hour Marketing Workweek
| MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
They're the crux of your lead generation efforts! Create Your Offer's Landing Page - 20 Minutes. Now that you have an offer, you'll need a landing page to direct traffic to. Finally, include a relevant image to help make your landing page more engaging and break up the monotony of the text. whatever.
HUBSPOT Everything You Need to Run a Successful Social Media Contest
| TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
Who knows -- it could be the best tactic you’ve ever introduced to grow your reach, drive site traffic, and generate leads ! To learn more about Facebook’s contest rules, visit their Page Guidelines. You might remember the days before Facebook Timeline, when brands had welcome pages and like-gating mechanisms.
HUBSPOT How to Promote Your Old Lead Gen Offers So They Feel Brand New
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
So you've successfully created an amazing offer that you think will boost your lead generation like whoa. Do the lead generation benefits have to end so soon? You just reformatted your offer so you now have two pieces of lead generation content in your arsenal! until they eventually plateau. That wasn't supposed to happen.
HUBSPOT 10 Marketing Pairings That Go Together Like a Steamy Summer Romance
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
Use it on the event's website or landing page , in tweets about the event, and in email promotions. 2) Landing Pages and CTAs. Landing pages are an indispensable part of inbound lead generation. And if your landing page isn't attracting visitors, what traffic will it have to convert into leads?
HUBSPOT 11 Clever Ways for Marketers to Reconvert Their Leads
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
Johnny heads on over to that beautifully optimized landing page, fills out the form, clicks "Download Ebook Now," and. Better Lead Intelligence: Finally, the more reconversions you can generate, the richer your lead intelligence will be. 11 Tips for Generating More Reconversions. Say hello to Johnny the prospect. Wowza!
HUBSPOT Why Inbound Marketing Is Perfect for Your Niche Business
| MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
They started blogging as part of an effort to increase the volume of content (pages) on their site, increasing their chances of getting found in search engines, and building credibility in industry-specific topics. 5) You Can Generate High-Quality Conversions. Do you consider your business to be "niche?" It's true!
HUBSPOT Marketing Hall of Shame: HubSpot's Worst Marketing Mistakes, Revisited
| MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
Our sales organization gives demos of our software to people all the time. lead hops onto a shared-screen meeting, and gets a tour of all the features of our marketing software to learn how it works. So it only makes sense that we gave everyone in Sales full access to the software running on our website to show off those features!
HUBSPOT 10 Examples of Facebook Ads That Actually Work (And Why)
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
Well, let's take a look at the landing page I get directed to, just to be sure. You delivered on the ad, but the landing page isn't specifically showing me red running shoes. An effective ad needs to deliver relevancy throughout the entire process, from the ad to the landing page. Facebook ads. 1) Bing.
HUBSPOT How to Breathe New Life Into Your Marketing With Visual Content
| MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
GE uses Pinterest to tell a visual story of their history, pinning pictures of how their products have evolved through the years and even getting users involved, running a #GEInspiredMe campaign that drives user-generated content. That company that sells marketing software (yawn)? pages and pages of copy. Pinterest.
HUBSPOT A Simple Guide for Setting Up Your First Google AdWords Campaign
| MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
Or if you're a HubSpot customer, you can utilize our Keyword tool that exists within the software. Once in the tool, type in a list of keywords you want to use to help generate more ideas. Once you click search, Google will generate other keywords ideas for you to look through. Google is the most used search engine on the web.
INBLURBS 5 Ways How To Gain A Huge Profit From Facebook Sponsored Stories
| THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
Marin Software an advertising management company proved that Facebook ads work. To avoid this mistake companies which perform Facebook paid ad campaigns should be creative and lead these ad attracted visitors to their Facebook page, for example with an exclusive offer. Why should they follow your business page on Facebook?
HUBSPOT 5 Integrations That Will Amplify the Power of Your Lead Nurturing
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
They are so closely tied to landing pages, analytics, social media, etc., Integration With Landing Pages. One is by analyzing the success of your offers' landing pages in generating customers for your business. Integration With Other Pages. ext Steps. Next Steps. Next Steps. Next Steps.
HUBSPOT When to Use Static vs. Dynamic Lists in Email Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
or contacts who completed certain landing page forms. These lists are powered by data and intelligence that can be collected by your marketing software or CRM as well as through interactions contacts have on your website, such as downloading content or visiting certain web pages. Do you understand the distinction? static.
HUBSPOT 9 Pet Peeves to Avoid in Your Pinterest Marketing
| TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
The best way to generate leads from Pinterest is by linking to your blog or website. So if you've discovered some stellar images, create a blog post using these images (giving credit to the source within the article) so you can link back to your own page when pinning those images. Ways to Be a Terrible Pinterest Marketer.
HUBSPOT 11 Great Ways to 'Get Personal' in Your Email Marketing
| MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
Now armed with an understanding of your buyer personas, you can start asking questions on your landing page forms that will help you begin gathering the information you need to help you segment your leads. Ideally, if your CRM system and your marketing software are integrated, you can automate this process. Before You Email.
HUBSPOT 6 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Site Like Google Does
| TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
For example, the Google Friendly Site is a great starting point for anyone needing a primer on how Google views pages. The information returned can help you modify the page in question for better optimization, and can even help you isolate problematic code when you believe your site's been hacked. 5) HubSpot's Page Grader.
THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER Getting Started Guide for Marketing Automation
| FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
Problem is, sometimes the rush to get the software installed and running ends up trampling the creation of processes, content planning, and other key ingredients that are necessary for a successful marketing automation implementation. But let’s say you got approval and have purchased the marketing automation software of your dreams.
THE POINT MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
MobileIron’s software solution is a prime enabler of so-called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives , a fast-growing phenomenon of corporate workers bringing their own mobile computing devices – notably smartphones and tablets – to the workplace in order to connect to the corporate network. Here’s how the campaign worked: 1.
HUBSPOT How the Big Social Networks Use Email to Increase Engagement
| TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
It helps grow your social reach, increases email click-through rate, promotes lead generation and reconversions, and builds a better relationship between brands and companies. This information, coupled with directives to further engage those fans, might entice a little more action from marketers and business owners on the Facebook page!
HUBSPOT 6 Tips for Symbiotic Sales & Marketing Lead Management
| MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
To make sure that application goes off without a hitch, let's discuss six tips for managing the lead generation and hand-off process so that both teams can meet their SLA goals. That means the vast majority of the new contacts you generate each month are nowhere near ready to buy. Tip # 1: Focus on Both Lead Quality and Quantity.
HUBSPOT 8 Ways to Integrate Social Media Into Your Lead Nurturing Campaigns
| FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
Just think, a few little buttons can increase your social reach, email engagement, and generate new leads -- all while nurturing current leads. 3) Add social calls-to-action to thank-you pages. Nurturing starts the second a lead completes a landing page form. Simple Ways to Integrate Your Social Media and Lead Nurturing.
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