A Sampling of the Sexiest Business Blogs on the Internet
MARCH 6, 2014
IMPACT Branding & Design is a HubSpot Platinum Partner that works with companies on their inbound marketing strategies -- and they definitely practice what they preach. Check out their blog on HubSpot''s COS! 2) Yoh. They recently underwent a website redesign as they moved onto HubSpot''s COS. Check out their blog on HubSpot''s COS! 3) SparkReaction. That''s it.
Lessons from HubSpot’s State of Inbound Marketing Report
APRIL 29, 2013
HubSpot last week released its 2013 State of Inbound Marketing report, this year weighing in at a massive 175 pages. But as always, the report is crammed with useful facts, interesting stats, and vital tips, tools and techniques for inbound marketing success. To get the full story, download the HubSpot report here. Inbound marketers plan to hire an average of 9.3
13 Lucky Takeaways from HubSpot’s 2015 State of Inbound Report
The Forward Observer
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Get lucky with HubSpot's State of Inbound Report. For the past seven years, marketing automation software company HubSpot has published findings from its annual survey on marketers' challenges, priorities, tactics and results in its "State of Inbound" report. The study was a voluntary sample of nearly 4,000 respondents from more than 150 countries. What's different this year?
15 Call to Action Samples for Rocking Blog Posts that Convert
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Call to actions promoting eBooks are a highly effective tool for generating leads, according to HubSpot’s research. Do you offer a 30-day free trial, product samples, or consultations? Here’s a well-designed, compelling button for a blog article that succinctly offers the option for a product trial: Image credit: Hubspot. Or Tweets without links. Of course you do. Learn More.
The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools
MAY 17, 2016
Sample review: “Trello is a simple, yet effective project management tool following the agile development model. Sample review: “This is a very easy-to-use tool for brainstorming and creating mindmaps. I use it for mapping out different content and blog post types to include in my editorial calendars.” — Online Marketing Institute. Showcase reviews: HubSpot, SnapApp. Siasat.
How to Optimize Your Content for Google's Featured Snippet Box
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
From a sample of just under 5,000 queries, I found that the CTR to the HubSpot website for high volume keywords increased by over 114% , even when we ranked #1 (just below the Featured Snippet -- like in the example below). How often does HubSpot rank within the Featured Snippet? The y-axis shows the click-through rate (CTR) of the ranking HubSpot URL from within Google (i.e.
Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us
Customer Experience Matrix
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Mintigo’s conclusion across 186,500 B2B companies was that just three percent were using the most common marketing automation systems: Oracle Eloqua , Marketo, HubSpot, and Salesforce.com Pardot. Create Success Pepper Global also asked some interesting questions about evaluation criteria and obstacles. million for HubSpot and $85.1 Here’s how I see things.
10 Ways to Boost Your B2B Content Shares
MAY 4, 2016
Identify the engaging topics in your industry, both the permanent topics of interest and those that are in vogue right now. The average shares for the entire sample of 100 sites were as follows: Facebook. The median can therefore be a better figure to look at, the median is the 50% mark ie in our sample 50% of posts got 214 shares or more. How shareable is your B2B content?
The Difference Between Content Marketing and Inbound Marketing (and Why It Matters)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
We wondered if sample bias was skewing the results. After all, HubSpot sells inbound marketing software, and nearly half of our survey respondents are our partners or customers -- so perhaps we were sampling an audience that had been preconditioned to favor inbound? We tested this possibility by comparing responses from HubSpot customers to non-customers. See below.
What Type of B2B Leads Do You Have: IQLs, MQLs, or SQLs?
The Forward Observer
MAY 12, 2014
Lead scoring is a process of ranking a lead’s interest level and sales readiness based on a methodology agreed upon by marketing and sales. It will boil down to a combination of “fit” and “interest.” If there is a fit but low interest, marketing needs to continue nurturing the lead. If there is a fit and interest, sales needs to follow-up quickly. Graphics: HubSpot
20 Amazing Examples Of Brand Content Marketing Hubs
B2B Marketing Insider
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Lesson for brands: Find the intersection of your brand purpose and the topics your audience is interested in. Lesson for brands: Tell stories about the people and the human connection behind the things that interest us. Hubspot. Hubspot has been a shining example of content marketing almost from the very beginning. Now I know there are more great examples out there. So
6 Email Prospecting Tools Every Inside Sales Rep Should Be Using
Sales Prospecting Perspectives
AUGUST 19, 2014
Streak has an interesting value proposition: “You already live in your inbox; shouldn’t your CRM?” Signals - Email Tracking with HubSpot Integration. If you’re a HubSpot user, Signals offers integration with HubSpot, which can be immensely helpful for email marketing and prospecting. You may be interested in this lastest post about.” Streak - A CRM in Your Inbox.
26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics
MARCH 27, 2013
Lessons from HubSpot’s LinkedIn Company Page by Business Insider. Amanda Maksymiw shares lessons from examining how HubSpot utilizes its LinkedIn company, such as “Build a robust product tab…HubSpot has done a really nice job utilizing the Products tab within the company page. 11 LinkedIn Marketing Gems You’re Missing Out O n by HubSpot. ** 5 STARS.
International SEO 101: Which Domain Structure Should You Use?
JANUARY 14, 2015
Respondents are selected at random, and because the sample is statistically significant , the sample should mirror actual user behavior pretty closely -- this type of survey was even used to correctly predict election results in 2012 , 2013, and 2014. For this survey, I collaborated with Sam Mallikarjunan at HubSpot to craft and analyze the surveys. Domain Architecture Options.
Photos on Facebook Generate 53% More Likes Than the Average Post [NEW DATA]
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
To learn if using visuals in social content has an impact on social media engagement, HubSpot evaluated 8,800 Facebook posts from B2B and B2C companies' Facebook Pages in October 2012 by comparing each businesses' average Likes-per-photo to their overall average Likes-per-post. While this specific HubSpot study does not discredit that theory, it could proove that it is irrelevant.
How to Write a Cover Letter That Doesn’t Suck [Template]
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Sample Cover Letter. If you''re applying to a formal business, it''s important to use a formal header to open your cover letter, like in the sample above. Use this paragraph to show you''re genuinely excited and interested in the position. 5) Paragraph 3: Why the Company is a Great Fit for You. No one seems to agree on cover letters. Do hiring managers even read them? Hiring
10 Excel Tricks Every Marketer Should Know
JANUARY 30, 2015
frequency distribution displays the number of data points that fall within specified ranges in a sample. Regression analysis is a statistical process that compares the relationship between different variables in a sample. Conditional formatting is useful to identify trends or points of interest in a data set. Google, Hubspot, Salesforce.com). Watch the video.
How to Create a Holiday Marketing Campaign: A Step-by-Step Guide
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Download more holiday marketing resources to help your business succeed this season from HubSpot's #HolidayHub. Depending on what you want to get out of your campaign, your goals might look something like this: Generate 1,000 leads who are interested in our annual holiday sale by December 5, 2015. Interesting visuals. ttsZQ71Ixx pic.twitter.com/cK794XcEDh — HubSpot (@HubSpot).
14 Ways to Increase Your Clickthrough Rate on Twitter
MARCH 19, 2015
HubSpot did a study where they compared CTRs from two different tweet types: those with clear, to-the-point copy and those with more ambiguous copy. Here''s an example they used of ambiguous tweet copy: Get a sneak peek backstage on how @HubSpot does inbound marketing: [link] pic.twitter.com/9Z6acPm4OL — HubSpot (@HubSpot). Tweeting is easy. They can. Retweet your tweet.
The Data Driven Marketer: Leveraging Data To Engage Your Prospects
OCTOBER 13, 2015
As more and more marketers are becoming interested in ABM (or Account Based Marketing), it is getting important to make sure that the required tools are surfaced to help make their decisions easier and target accounts correctly. To solve this, we introduce a few concepts: Stage of interest: This indicates the stage of interest that a prospect is in (early/mid etc.). Table 1.
Digital Does Not Mean "Just Build a Website"
MAY 3, 2016
Responsive design is the method of designing web pages that automatically appear in their optimized form on all devices ( click here for a more detailed definition from HubSpot ). Many publications, like the Wall Street Journal , have daily emails that highlight the most relevant stories based on subscriber’s interest profile. Data support this. The mindset needs to shift. Media
The Anatomy of a Shareable, Linkable & Popular Post: A Study of Our Marketing Blog
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
So when I recently joined HubSpot, I decided to use my love of data to help us understand what our "winning formula" is for content that is heavily shared on social media, earns lots of links, and brings in tons of organic traffic. To say that the results have been interesting would be an understatement. hubspot," "click here," etc.). The number of words in the title.
From HBR to Mashable: How to Be a Guest Writer on 11 Popular Sites
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Along with your basic information, it'll ask for links to your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, themes or story ideas you'd cover, why you're an expert on the topic, and links to samples of your work. Ideas and arguements should be backed up by evidence, whether it's in the form of supporting research, relevant examples, or interesting data. Want to contribute to HubSpot's blog?
The Best Cold Email Pitch I've Ever Gotten
MAY 2, 2014
HubSpot gets a lot of pitches in our inbox every month. If you''re interested in an in-depth look into how he preps to pitch people, read his post here. He had been reading and interacting with HubSpot content for almost two years. How do I know? I''m a creep , and I looked up his contact record in HubSpot. Maybe once in a while, we''ll get a gem. maybe. We''re casual.
How to Use Twitter Retargeting Ads to Generate More Customers
APRIL 18, 2016
At HubSpot, we started experimenting with Twitter Ads as a method of lead nurturing. Well, my team's job is to drive product interest through trials, demos, and inbound marketing assessments. HubSpot Marketing customers: You'll want to start by creating a smartlist and setting whatever criteria you want to target. Of course you do. And you would be right. How come? The Results.
55% of Visitors Spend Fewer Than 15 Seconds on Your Website. Should You Care?
MARCH 14, 2014
The sample we used for our research is a random sample of the clients for whom we have permission to aggregate and anonymize their data," said Lauryn Bennett, Head of Brand at Chartbeat. The Chartbeat team looked at a random sample of 2 billion pageviews generated by over a half a million articles on 2,000 sites to see which types of topics got more engagement. Not quite.
How to Use Infographics to Get Leads From Your Website
MARCH 24, 2014
Free samples? Get out a notebook and jot down 10 interesting tidbits that are related to your offer, or the problems your offer will solve: Random bits of trivia. Interesting bits of information. Just input your 10 interesting tidbits and tweak the graphics to fit whatever the bit of information is about. But did you know they can also get you more leads? Free trials?
Content Marketing Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide for Modern Marketers
JULY 21, 2015
You create a few sample infographics and share them on social media so people see what the tool is capable of doing, and between that and the traffic coming from organic search, you start to get a few hundred people using it every month. A few of them like it so much they provide their name and email address so they can continue using it. This is where things get really interesting.
7 Current Design Trends Every Marketer Should Know
OCTOBER 30, 2014
Interested in creating this infinite looping videos on HubSpot''s COS? Learn In the words of HubSpot web designer, Anna Faber-Hammond , "An customized icon set that is consistent across a site helps create visual recognition for a company website and explains key messages to users beyond the typical type and copy." . 5) Grid Design . What are the benefits? . Design
Marketing in 2015: Not for the Faint of Heart
MAY 11, 2015
Instead, create interest for your brand, through online and offline influencers and media. We can deliver compelling messages with pinpoint accuracy, with tools like HubSpot CRM letting you personalize content based on country, device, even entry channel. they don’t experience a cake by sampling a sequence of raw ingredients. You aren’t crazy. One Plus One Equals Dynamite.
Best Practices for Webinar Landing Pages
The Effective Marketer
JANUARY 27, 2014
Let’s take a look at some examples: HubSpot: Click to enlarge. For all the good content that HubSpot puts out there, the registration page for their webinars is quite bad. This is an interesting example of a “webinar series” done badly. This sample webinar page from GigaOm is nicely designed making good use of space, and not trying to do too much.
7 Tips for Finding and Managing Amazing Freelancers
MARCH 10, 2015
simply shot her an email to see if she’d be interested. You can also browse freelancers based on their areas of interest on places like Behance , Elance, and HubSpot''s partner directory. This is what HubSpot''s style guide looks like.). And absolutely worth the money. So where do you find these freelancers? Many of my freelancers came through personal recommendations.
12 Sneaky Psychological Biases That Affect How You Sell
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Sales Blog. The prospect isn’t interested in whether the product works, they want to know how it will work for them. 7) Galatea Effect. larger sample size -- the rep’s history over several months -- is likely to be more accurate. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales. They’re due.”. Trust me!”. 10) Gambler’s Fallacy.
Want More Web Traffic? How I Used the 'Skyscraper Technique' to Drive 70K+ Page Views
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Set up Google Alerts for keywords related to topics you want to cover, use BuzzSumo to research the pieces of content that have been most-shared around specific keyword phrases, and analyze opportunities based on search volume with HubSpot's Keyword App or Google’s Keyword Planner. 2) Build a list of potential distribution partners. Can't seem to actually deliver on their expectations?
How to Identify and Fix Friction on Your Landing Pages
JUNE 8, 2015
Despite long submission forms being a common friction point within landing pages, we at HubSpot argue that sometimes a long form is a good thing. This is because those who commit to filling out a long form are commonly more interested -- and often more qualified -- than a visitor who does not. Identifying Friction: Two Real Sample Tests. But why? When Negative Friction Is Good.
5 Smart Tips for B2B Content Marketing
Social Media B2B
OCTOBER 10, 2013
So if you don’t have content that interests them, you’ve lost the sale before you’ve begun. Here’s a sample for you to explore: Free tools to evaluate your website: HubSpot’s Grader , WebsiteOptimization.com , HubShout. Paid tools inbound marketing tools: HubSpot and Moz. What does this mean? People do their research online before they even begin to talk with you.
Data Journalism: A Simple Guide for Marketers
JUNE 22, 2016
The general role of data journalists is to create data-backed content that sheds light on facts, interesting trends, and trivia. As you scroll down and click on each, a sample music plays. HubSpot Research. For as long as we can remember, newsrooms have used data to support their stories. However, in recent years, data journalism has become the norm in almost every industry.
UPDATE 16 Examples of Awesome Email Marketing Campaigns
AUGUST 31, 2015
By tapping into this common pain point, PayPal is able to pique the interest of its audience. 2) ModCloth. This example sample comes courtesy of my coworker who started signing up for Zipcar, got busy, and had to abandon the form. Here's another great example from Litmus of animation being used to create more interesting email marketing design. Did you see that? 10) Bonobos.
How to Write a Press Release in 4 Easy Steps [+Examples]
MARCH 3, 2016
Make their interests your top consideration. Keep it short, concise, factual, objective, and interesting. Keep your lead relevant, interesting, and brief. To save time and effort, we’ve selected several great press release examples: The Big Press Release Samples Book by eReleases. Sample Press Releases by Industries. Wondering how to write a press release? Great
A Marketer's Guide to Understanding Statistical Significance
APRIL 12, 2013
The two marketers had each created a version of a landing page and used HubSpot’s A/B testing functionality to collect the results. While there are a number of free tools out there to calculate statistical significance for you ( HubSpot even has one here ), in order to truly understand what these tools are telling you, it’s helpful to understand what they’re calculating and what it means.
The 3 Most Important Aspects of Inbound Marketing
The Forward Observer
JUNE 26, 2014
Blogging – This is where you create blog articles that interest your prospective audience (tip: talk about how to solve their problems, not about your company ). If you’ve ever shopped at a Costco or other warehouse type club, you may have noticed that they offer delicious samples of food. graphcs credit: HubSpot Don''t be - it all comes down to three concepts. competitive)?
The Ultimate List of Email SPAM Trigger Words
JANUARY 11, 2012
Lower interest rate. Sample. Free sample. Connect with HubSpot Writing the subject lines for your emails can be one of the most stressful steps of email marketing. Is it engaging? Too short? Too long? Too boring? Will people click 'delete' because of it? Or will they open it? Will it even get to them, or will it trigger SPAM filters? Back off, SPAM filters! Commerce.
862 Hours of Inbound Marketing: A Statistical Analysis
JUNE 16, 2015
And I came up with some pretty interesting stuff. Back in November of 2013 (which was 18 months ago), Lance (the founder of Nectafy) signed up for HubSpot to see how it would work out. With HubSpot’s inbound marketing software, Nectafy was able to start carrying out its online marketing, and tracked all of the results in one place. What I Gathered From HubSpot. Now what?