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The Beginner's Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)


That’s where conversion rate optimization (CRO) comes in. What Is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)? The process of optimizing those conversions is exactly what CRO entails. When Is Conversation Rate Optimization (CRO) Right for Your Business?

7 Little Call-to-Action Tweaks That Could Give Your Conversion Rates a Big Bump


At HubSpot, we''re constantly A/B testing conversion path elements -- landing pages, calls-to-action (CTAs), and emails -- to see how we can generate more leads, MQLs, and customers. Try to guess which of these two CTAs had the highest clickthrough rate.

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How to Optimize Your Promotion Channels & Increase Conversion Rates


Written by Katherine Boyarksy , Lead Generation Specialist at HubSpot. . With more and more companies straying away from their dependencies on email – including us at HubSpot – it’s important to consider how you can optimize your current channels as well as the content itself.

Disproving Best Practices: The One- vs. Two-Column Form Test


A few months ago, I took the stage at Digital Summit Dallas to talk about blog conversion rate optimization (CRO). The session right before mine was led by Unbounce Co-Founder Oli Gardner -- a household name for those of us in the CRO industry.

5 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Website for Lead Generation


Optimizing your website to generate leads is a no-brainer. But it's not as simple as throwing a "click here" button on your home page and watching the leads pour in. Instead, marketers and designs need to take a more strategic approach. Take a page out of Surety Bonds ' book.

6 Tips for Making the Most of Your Retargeting Campaigns


This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Agency Post. Only 2% of traffic converts on the first visit to a website. If you're ready to turn window shoppers into actual paying customers, this is a technique that you'll certainly want to dive into a bit more.

7 Key Design Tips for High-Converting Landing Pages [+ Free Templates]


Here''s some food for thought: Companies see a 55% increase in leads when increasing their number of landing pages from just 10 to 15 , according to our 2012 Marketing Benchmarks Report. Landing pages are a fundamental -- and undeniable -- part of a sucessful inbound marketing strategy.

15 Tips for Creating Great Blog Landing Pages that Convert


If they convert fairly well, implementing a few tips can help you squeeze even more benefits from them. But if they don’t do a good job of guiding visitors into your sales funnel, it’s time for some serious conversion rate optimization. Write a compelling headline.

17 (of the) Best Email Marketing Guides of 2011


As figures below show, email marketing remains a vital element of modern B2B and B2C marketing programs. Email messages generate 15 to 20 times the response rate of traditional paper direct mail—while costing much less and being more environmentally friendly.

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5 Small Tweaks to Help You Generate More Leads


97% of marketers see the opportunity that content marketing presents, according to a recent survey from HubSpot and Smart Insights. In doing so, we learned a lot. For tips on how to get more leads out your content assets, keep reading. 5) A/B test your titles.

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How to Generate Leads From the Most Popular Pages on Your Website


But regardless how many pages you have on your site, you'll find that the vast majority of your traffic comes in to a few, very specific pages -- often your homepage, your "About" page, your "Contact Us" page, and maybe one or two of your most popular blog posts.

How To Build Landing Pages That Convert


Though anyone can create a landing page, not everyone can do it well. Every campaign should have its own custom landing page that functions as a hub for your lead generation efforts. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to build a great landing page that converts.

5 Smart Ways Marketers Can Prepare for Unexpected Changes


Let's face it: 2016 (so far) has brought about a number of shocks, surprises, and setbacks for businesses -- from stock market instability to events like Brexit. A series of technical SEO updates which increased organic traffic by over 50% in just one month. Share your best tips below.

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The Right Way to Answer a Work Email


Diana: Several reasons: We ran A/B tests that determined that removing both the top nav and social share buttons increase conversion rates. Adding the social share button module increases page load times, decreasing conversion rates as well.

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9 Signs It's Time to Grow Your Content Team


Growing traffic can be a bittersweet experience when you’re first starting out in content marketing. A lack of resources and slow output can limit the top of the funnel content and make it a lot more difficult to properly nurture leads -- let alone attract them.

The Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website


As a result, your business won't be able to grow at a healthy rate. Do you use a tool that automatically pulls the submissions from your forms and puts them into your contact database? Do you have a blog at all?). The Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website.

How to Convert Casual Blog Visitors Into Dedicated Subscribers


You probably know all too well by now that content creation is a very necessary function of successful inbound marketing. And for the inbound marketers who embrace that, a business blog is one of the most reliable and effective platforms for publishing much of the content they create. But if you’ve been consistently blogging for a while, you probably have all the business blogging basics down pat. If you’re currently blogging once a month, work your way up to once a week.

How to Create a Fantastic Email Newsletter [Checklist]


Sending an email newsletter requires juggling a lot of moving pieces. Inspired by an old post from HubSpot Academy Leader, Mark Kilens , we pulled together a completely updated and comprehensive checklist for anyone looking to send an email newsletter.

7 Metrics Every Marketer Should Check Weekly (And How to Improve Them)


As a marketer, tracking and analyzing data is an important part of the gig. In this post, we''re going to cover some of the most important metrics you should track on a weekly basis to help keep you more agile. Want an extra tip? 2) CTA Clickthrough Rates.

The Business Blogger's Ultimate Guide to Mastering Lead Generation


Your blog is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful inbound marketing tools at your disposal. For HubSpot's blog, we've found that banner CTAs that stand out from the rest of the page tend to perform the best. Remember: relevancy increases conversion rates!

139 Content Marketing Blogs to Watch in 2017 (Broken Down By Category)


With so much noise online these days, finding sources of consistent high quality content can seem like searching for a needle in hay stack. The blogs on this list cover a wide range of topics. Do you need to make a marketing plan? Hubspot. Type A Communications.

10 Stops to Take on the Road to Lead-Generating Landing Pages [INFOGRAPHIC]


If you’ve ever wondered how to build a landing page that converts , or even why you should be using them, you’re in the right place. Today you’ll learn tons of great landing page tips, and get to go on a road trip at the same time. Time for a little recap.

The Top 8 Priorities for Any One-Man Marketing Team


You know you could follow it if you had a dedicated team to support you, a million-dollar budget to play with, and 48 hours in a day -- but that''s not how real life works. Especially for a small business. Here at HubSpot, for instance, we have five core personas!

How 7 Experts Solve Their Most Painful Email Marketing Problems


Planning email marketing campaigns can be, well, a pain. I''d guess that a crafty little outbound devil comes and whispers into your ear a slew of easy tactics to get your message out. Just buy a new email list and send them the same message you sent last week!".

The Complete Checklist for Creating Compelling Calls-to-Action


Lots of times, when marketers want to make a big impact on their marketing, they focus on going after a big project: big email campaigns , big website redesigns , big social media plans , big everything. not a lot of time for those big campaigns, huh?

16 Smart Resolutions for Better Marketing in 2013


Do you have a particular goal in mind that you weren't quite able to hit in 2012? If you’re not sure where to begin, for starters, HubSpot would love to help! We’re offering our marketing community members a free consultation to chat with a HubSpot expert about 2013 goal planning.

The Beginner’s Guide to Content Experiments


In a study from HubSpot , one marketer managed to double the amount of monthly leads from the blog by optimizing old posts. That’s a lot of new leads. Conversion Rate Optimization or CRO is the future of marketing and can be implemented across all channels.

How to Be an Efficient & Effective Marketer (Without Losing Your Sanity)


As a marketer, you''re an extremely busy person. In fact, your hair has already settled in small clumps on the floor after a glance at your task list made you pull it all out. Make sure each ad leads to a highly-optimized landing page with a high quality score to ensure a high ROI.

6 Brilliant Tips to Boost Blog Conversion


Smart business bloggers understand that conversion rate is a very important metric for measuring the success of blogging efforts. Sure, traffic and leads are great, but understanding the correlation between the two is a very powerful thing. Connect with HubSpot

How to Use Marketing Analytics to Get C-Suite Buy-In for Content Marketing

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Not because it's a passing fad, but because it works. In Hubspot's recent State of Inbound marketing report , 41 percent of marketers confirmed content marketing's positive ROI. Intuitively, this isn’t a surprise. Track and Report on Conversions.

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How to Use Twitter Retargeting Ads to Generate More Customers


When you think of lead nurturing, do you think of a series of well-timed, relevant emails to a perfectly segmented audience? At HubSpot, we started experimenting with Twitter Ads as a method of lead nurturing. Not so great on a mobile-first platform.

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The Ultimate Dictionary of Marketing Terms You Should Know


Here on the HubSpot blog, we’ve written glossary-themed posts that cover some of the core components of inbound marketing. Now, I'm no math whiz, but when you try to make a glossary based on a topic with sub-categories that could be their own glossaries, well -- that’s a lot of gloss.

How to Cultivate a Data-Driven Marketing Team


At least, that's how a lot of marketers feel. In fact, the affair between marketers and their data is often somewhat of a love-hate relationship. Data can help you be a much more successful, analytical marketer who makes decisions based on facts rather than hunches.

87 New (Really) Marketing Automation Stats

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This is a January 2015 update to the original April 2014 post. Many of the marketing automation stats we regularly use – to make strategic decisions, craft presentations, prepare for sales calls – are getting a bit long in the tooth. Am I saying that a little age makes data irrelevant?

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Why Marketing ROI is Never a Guarantee


In a professional landscape of annoying jargon, ROI (Return on Investment for anyone who’s taken shelter under a rock for the past few decades) might be the most overused acronym of all. Developing metrics for measuring ROI is not only a productive exercise, but a necessary one.

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70 New (Really) Marketing Automation Stats

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Many of the marketing automation stats we regularly use – to make strategic decisions, craft presentations, prepare for sales calls – are getting a bit long in the tooth. It’s a great stat that gets a lot of traction; I just found it on 3 different blog posts published within the last week.

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6 Email Tests That Matter More Than Your Subject Line


A/B testing is one of those techniques that, if you have enough volume to give you significant results, is pretty much guaranteed to generate better results from your marketing. Try testing longer forms of content vs. shorter offers, or one offer vs. a set of offers. A day later?

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9 Chances for Website Conversion Optimization You Don't Want to Miss


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. 9 Tips to Improve Your Website Conversions.

11 Savvy Ways to Use Buyer Personas to Strengthen Your Marketing


Asking these types of questions will help you paint a clearer picture of your target customer -- what marketers like to call their " buyer persona " -- which will help you make smarter marketing decisions that always cater to the needs of your target customer. That's a major difference!

How To Build Landing Pages That Convert


Landing pages are important for two reasons – they motivate people to click further into the sales funnel and they capture user data so you can connect with prospects and create qualified leads.Though anyone can create a landing page, not everyone can do it well.