12 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Lead Generation Performance

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But for this post, we’re going to focus on one channel you’re more likely to use than anything else: your website. Your website is the hub of your marketing. Smart marketers already know their website is the hub of everything they do. All the social media work, all the email marketing, all the conference connections – they’re all designed to bring people to your website …. Your website can be a core tool in making all that happen. Or another blog post.

10 essentials missing from your business website

Biznology

You want a business website that sells. There are plugins and website features that make your life easier. It’s hard to get someone to comment on your blog when the act of leaving a comment is so difficult! The future of website design is mobile. Business Blog.

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17 Realistic Ways to Get More Website Traffic

Act-On

For instance, is your website fast and mobile-friendly? I know video production can seem intimidating, but once you’re used to the process of making short videos, they often take less time than blog posts. In a few hours you can remake a blog post or an ebook into a SlideShare.

29 Guides to Beautiful and Effective Website Design

Webbiquity

Long gone are the days when websites were essentially static online brochures. How can designers produce websites that offer both stunning visual design and fast page load speed? Website Design Guides. 5 beautifully immersive HTML5 websites by iMedia Connection.

Making SEO a Priority During Website Launch Planning

Act-On

Launching a new website is a large undertaking and an extremely huge challenge. Just like building a tall skyscraper, building a website requires a strong foundation. Each stage of developing a website is equally important, but starting off on the right foot will lead the way.

Top 10 Website Eyesores to Avoid

Vertical Response

Whether you use a do-it-yourself website builder or work directly with a designer, check out the following list of website eyesores that should be avoided at all costs. Does your website have any of these inadvertent eyesores? A background holds the entire theme of a website.

Priming Industrial Websites for Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

High on their list of priorities is redesigning their industrial websites. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Industrial Blogs Website Design & Development Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Industrial Marketing industrial website redesigns Many of my industrial clients are starting to plan and budget for 2014. A welcome change in these discussions [.]. This is only a content summary.

Is The Corporate Website Dead?

B2B Marketing Insider

According to a few trend watchers, some research, and a some live examples, the corporate website as we know it may be ready for some disruptive evolution. . To put it more plainly, the corporate website may be dying a slow and painful death. Why Your Corporate Website Should Die.

Five Things to Consider Before Undergoing a Website Redesign

Vertical Response

Chances are, you probably put a lot of time and effort into launching your website. Your answers will help you evaluate if an update to your website is necessary. Is your website responsive? Are you getting enough sales or leads from your website?

Your website sucks

Biznology

Their sites were responsive before the responsive website was a thing. I was on a sales call with a DC-area architecture firm looking for some website love. Nothing could load the firm’s website because the entire site and all its content was hidden in an Adobe Flash blob.

Why I told a client to quit blogging: finding your “One Thing”

Biznology

Is it blogging? Yes, my client tried to blog. No, I didn’t say, “hire a freelancer to blog for you,” or “blog less frequently.”. What I did say was, “stop blogging.” Instead of blogging, we transcribed the podcasts and posted them on his site.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

Webbiquity

I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. For the record: I wrote 440 posts on the Blogger-based WebMarketCentral blog between 2005 and 2010, and have now published 560 posts here on Webbiquity.

How To Analyze and Grow Website Visits

Webbiquity

If your responsibilities including managing and optimizing website results for a small to midsized organization, chances are you’re using Google Analytics to track website traffic. Google Analytics is used on more than half of all websites. Partner websites (e.g.,

3 Reasons Headlines Matter on Your Website or Blog

B2B Marketing Traction

Headlines are an important element of your website or blog. They provide important information for website visitors, who should be your main audience. So, it’s up to marketers to make scanning website pages easier. Photo by mikecogh on Flickr - Some Rights Reserved.

4 Quick Fixes to Reboot Your Website

Vertical Response

Is your website a little drab? Go with a responsive design The hot, new and necessary trend for websites is responsive design. Responsive design adjusts the look and layout of your website depending on the device your visitor is using. © 2014, VR Marketing Blog.

How to effectively integrate video content onto your website

Biznology

If, right now, your website only features written content, you might want to consider sprucing things up. Studies have shown that blog posts with videos attract three times as many inbound links as blog posts without videos. Video + Blogging = Vlogging.

Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity

Website design standards continue to evolve and grow more sophisticated. Beyond the technology, website designs are becoming more visually rich, with increasing use of animation, lush photography and beyond-the-ordinary typefaces. Visual Website Design. Mobile Website Design.

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15 Elements Most Successful Blogs Have in Common

Act-On

What’s on your blog? But are there blog elements you’re missing? There are a few basic components almost all successful blogs share. These are the widgets, share buttons, and other mechanics of the blog. In other words, your blog is a soft-sell environment.

What is the future of blogging?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

It seems to be that time of year when the “is blogging dead” debate swirls around the social web. In this post I will cover three very important issues to the world of blogging: Exactly what is a blog right now? Are blogs as important as they used to be?

How Do You Choose a Blog Platform?

Writing on the Web

How do you choose a blog platform ? . In my last post, How to Start a Blog: 7 Steps BEFORE You Blog , I shared important information you want to consider before your first post, including signing up for a trial blog. Congratulations on deciding to start a blog!

The Anatomy of a Lead-Generating Website

Hubspot

Your website is the most important tool you have for turning prospects into customers. That's why it's so important to design your website with lead generation top-of-mind. Think about what your website looks like in its current state. Do you have a blog at all?).

6 Websites Every Growth Hacker Should Bookmark

Hubspot

But as a content creator, I’ve learned how imperative it is to know how to grow any sort of property, whether it’s a blog, a podcast, or a brand. 6 Websites Every Growth Hacker Should Bookmark. The blog might be one of our favorites. What are your go-to growth hacking websites?

10 simple tweaks to generate more sales through blogs

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We’re not supposed to expect sales though blogs, right? In fact, your blogging space is a very important sales opportunity because if people are finding you through search, these are high-potential leads. I am NOT saying to be “sales-y” in the content of your blog.

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The 10 best big company blogs in the world

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There seems to be a lot of noise about the “death of the company blog.” ” In a world with so many shiny balls to chase like Snapchat and Instagram, are blogs still vibrant? What is the state of the art in company blogging? What are the best company blogs today?

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Does Your Blog Deliver a Positive User Experience?

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You want your blog to be just that kind of place. In website terminology this is called user experience (UX), and can be a content marketer’s invisible advantage. Why would you want your blog to be joyful to use? Consider your own experience visiting other blogs and websites.

6 Experiments You Should Be Running On Your B2B Website/Blog

bizible

For B2B marketers who control or have input into at least some part of their website, it should always be a goal to continuously improve it. So here are six tests that we either have run or are currently running, that you should try, too, on your B2B website or blog: Clean Sidebar.

11 Ways To Optimize Your B2B Website For Search

MLT Creative

Making sure your website is optimized will help you attract more visitors and help those visitors to have a better experience on your website. This post will show you some easy wins in your battle for an optimized website. Ideas@Work Blog B2B Websites Search Engine Optimization

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

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I’m in the process of creating a new website (soon to be revealed with the help of Joel Hughes and his Glass Mountains Digital Agency ) and decided it was time to clean house. After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. What made my blog finally “tip?”

20 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples

Hubspot

You never get a second chance to make a first impression -- that’s why your homepage is undoubtedly one of the most important web pages on your website. What makes a website's homepage design brilliant instead of blah? What Makes a Good Website Homepage Design.

Blog ROI: 4 Tactics to Capture Greater Results

Act-On

The majority of B2B companies are blogging. We know our brands need blogs, but to capture greater results, we need something more than just a wordy post. Brands That Do Blogging Well … and Why. Achieving maximum blog ROI starts with engaging content. Blog registrations.

8 Things Your Website Needs to Increase Traffic and Sales

Vertical Response

If you’ve been scratching your head trying to understand why your website isn’t getting much traffic , keeping visitors’ attention or converting visits to actual sales, we’ve got some tips to help solve this issue. Cookies and website tracking tags.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. B2B Marketing Blogs.

Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post

Webbiquity

As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Her website is KylieOraLobell.com.

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

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If you are just building a blog from scratch, here are the foundational steps I would take to do it. Maybe you won’t discover your niche until you have blogged for six months, or a year. When I started my blog I thought I knew my niche and found after six months that I hated it.

5 Goals for Your Blog & Website… and One Big Challenge

Writing on the Web

and One Big Challenge" width="300" height="256" title="5 Goals for Your Blog & Website… and One Big Challenge" />What goals have you identified for your blog and website ? What do you want your blog to do for your business?

Five simple ideas to cut your blogging time in half

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I stumbled around and fumbled around for a long time when I started this blog. Then I realized how many great business benefits I was realizing through the blog and decided I better get serious about it! Without question, my biggest obstacle to consistent blogging was time.

8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

B2B Marketing Traction

What does a perfect blog post look like? I recently curated an article on the perfect blog post by Kevan Lee of Buffer. Some of the recommendations in the article I didn’t agree with (such as blog post length), so I’ve commented on these in my post.

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Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook.

Does blogging still matter in 2014?

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Five years ago, I wrote my first blog post. When I feel productive, I blog every other month. Yeah, you heard that right — I think a graveyard probably has more going on than my blog. Interaction — Does blogging matter? Does blogging matter to you?

Your Website Only has 10 Seconds

Modern Marketing

Research shows that people visiting your website choose to stay or go in first 10 seconds. This research comes from the website of Jakob Nielsen , a prominent and respected web usability expert. That means the first 10 seconds on your website, web pages or blog are the most critical.