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The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools

Webbiquity

With 93% of B2B marketers now using content marketing to build brand awareness and generate leads, success going forward will require producing higher-quality content —not just more of it. There are also a number of tools that can be helpful with both content ideation and research.

Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 2 of 9

Kaon

The Neuroscience of Memorable Content, by Dr. Carmen Simon from Rexi Media. Dr. Carmen Simon is a cognitive scientist, who has applied the latest neuroscience research finds to develop why audiences naturally forget most of the content you create. Formal to Informal.

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6 assumptions push marketing gets wrong

Biznology

I recently gave a keynote address to the Content Strategy Applied conference in London. The visuals will help when I reprise the talk at Intelligent Content Conference in Las Vegas on March 30. This is why I like to start with “what is” content for new prospects.

Introducing HubSpot's New Research Hub: Your Go-To Source for Marketing, Sales & Business Data

Hubspot

On our path to embracing a new era of marketing and sales, HubSpot discovered something important. In order to make sure we stay on top of trends, information, and the goals of our customers, we decided to launch HubSpot Research. Information is more valuable than ever.

Polish up your best content to drive content marketing value

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For a little over a week, I have been thinking about writing this post, but haven’t gotten around to it, and just a few days ago HubSpot’s Pamela Vaughan posted a blog that is literally the same thing I was planning to write. Help your reader out and link to that great content!

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. ” Nearly a quarter prefer video content to text.

12 Awesome HubSpot Resources That Won't Cost You a Dime

Hubspot

Over the years, HubSpot has developed a number of free tools and programs that we love to share with others. 1) HubSpot CRM. HubSpot's new site, freestockphotos.org, catalogs photos that you can use for blog posts, social media, or wherever else you need high quality photos.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Roy Wells reports on research from the The Pew Internet & American Life Project detailing Twitter use in America.

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6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity

Recent research shows that only 37% of the Inc. Here are six compelling reasons for organizations of all sizes to make blogging the center of their social media and content marketing efforts. Fresh content. Content that makes all other tactics more effective.

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How to Conduct Research for an Infographic: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide

Hubspot

The original point of the saying still stands, though: Images communicate information more effectively than text alone, and they’re best when working together. More specifically, infographics are shared three times more than other types of content. 2) Do your keyword research.

How to Research Blog Topics: A Step-by-Step Process

Hubspot

Conducting research is an essential part of writing quality blog content. But doing research can be very time consuming if you''re not sure what you should be looking for and how to look for it. The title of the content. Backlinks from other sites to the content.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

The recent 72 Fascinating Social Media Stats post on JeffBullas.com was one of my post popular guest posts ever, so here is an entirely new set of social media stats, facts and research findings. 75 of the Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn in their corporate hiring process. ( HubSpot ).

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Sometimes More Is Better – Hubspot Research Shows Impact Of Volume On Reach And Conversion

B2B Marketing Insider

If an amazing piece of content falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, it does not make an impact. But how often should you publish new content for your business? How many pieces of content do you need to publish to meet your traffic and lead gen goals? But if you’re looking for more solid proof, we can look to the annual study by Hubspot on article volume and frequency. In their study, Hubspot found that 90% of their leads came from old blog posts.

7 Steps to Find Your Content Marketing Sweet Spot

Digital B2B Marketing

You are ready to take your content marketing to the next level. Until now, you have been producing mostly mid and late stage content. Your content supports the sales process and effectively communicates the value of your solutions to prospects.

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Compounding Posts Generate 38% of Your Blog's Traffic: Here's What HubSpot's Look Like

Hubspot

To give you some more information on what these posts look like in real life and what kind of effects they can have, we decided to dive into our own blog data. Using this information, we can work toward increasing the number of compounding posts we have in our arsenal.

Five Expert Guides to SEO Keyword Research

Webbiquity

Indeed, as the volume of online verbiage explodes— 91% of b2b marketers have embraced content marketing ; the web now contains at least 1.65 What other tools and resources are most valuable for keyword research? How can you use keyword research results more strategically?

The One Marketing Automation Guide You’ll Ever Need?

The Point

Research company TrustRadius just published their new edition of the “Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software,” and it’s a doozy. Whether you’re a marketing automation newbie or a hardened veteran, the guide offers useful information and insightful reading.

The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools

Webbiquity

More than 90% of B2B marketers already use content marketing in some form, and spending on content marketing is projected to double by 2019. But content won’t simply be produced in greater volumes, it will also become increasingly visual. ” — HubSpot (Video).

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24 Conversion Rate Optimization Tools for Research, Feedback, Analytics & More

Hubspot

To help you understand which tools are used for what, we’ve also broken this list into a few major categories: lead capture tools, research tools, analytics tools, mouse tracking and heat maps, feedback tools, and experiment tools. Research Tools. 12) HubSpot Website Grader.

Useful Tips from Inbound Marketing Summit and Hubspot User Group

Customer Experience Matrix

I spent three days last week at the Inbound Marketing Summit and Hubspot User Group in Boston. These featured a flock of first-rate speakers who presented more useful information than I can jam into a single blog post. hubspot lead generation inbound marketing innovation social media marketingThat said, here are highlights from my notes.

B2B Marketing Stats from HubSpot’s Marketing Data Box

Webbiquity

HubSpot last week released the Marketing Data Box , a 3.4 While print in general has taken a beating over the past decade, B2B publications have been particularly hard hit, leading to speculation about the future of B2B trade magazines (content marketing? Content aggregation ?).

The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

Webbiquity

The top challenge identified by marketers in the recent B2B Marketing Trends study was “producing better content.” And though video and other video content forms are growing in importance, text remains the dominant for of content for marketing and sales. HubSpot.

How the HubSpot CMO Screens for Top Marketing Talent

Hubspot

One particularly great source of content ideas is talking to your sales team or getting involved in some sales meetings yourself so you can find out what types of questions your prospects are asking. Content means they are naturally a content creator, and they're not afraid of it.

How to Conduct Market Research on a Tight Budget

Hubspot

Each of these product marketing attempts failed for different reasons, but it''s pretty safe to say that all of them could have benefited from better market research before getting rolled out to the public. Working with marketing research firms can be incredibly expensive and time consuming.

Is 2013 the Year Marketers Lose Keyword Research?

Hubspot

Trying to perform keyword research to inform your SEO strategy is tough these days. A lot of SEO has traditionally focused around keywords: choosing keywords, creating content for keywords, building links for keywords, ranking for keywords, and tracking traffic from keywords.

Five Keys to Creating Content that Drives Awareness

Digital B2B Marketing

Current marketing wisdom says content should be mapped to buying cycles. Yet according to a study from MarketingProfs and Junta42 , 78% of B2B marketers say awareness is an objective of content marketing. Answer: Early stage research and creation of a consideration set.

Resistance to Change and Surviving Content Shock

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I’m going to write about breakfast cereal for a moment but I promise it leads to a critical and interesting lesson about content, social media, and marketing. ” What does this mean for content marketing? PR News and HubSpot cited it as one of the top talks of SXSW).

12 Quick Content Marketing Tips and Trends

What Works - What Doesn't

The frigid cold along Route 128 the other morning didn’t keep a standing-room-only crowd from Schwartz Communications’ Breakfast Roundtable on content marketing (using information shared on the Web to drive sales.) For more information…”).

7 Powerful Ways to Conduct B2B Buyer Research

SnapApp

With more access now to buyer behaviors and interests than ever before, marketers can use a variety of methods for buyer research and get a much stronger understanding of their audience — who they are, what their challenges are, and where they need help. Interactive Content.

88 Expert Content Marketing Posts Worth Another Read

Webbiquity

As noted here previously, content marketing is now ubiquitous, with 93% of all marketers saying they do content marketing. All of those marketers are creating an enormous amount of content, which is making it difficult to stand out and rise above the noise. Image credit: HubSpot.

What Marketers Should (And Shouldn't) Tweet [Research]

Hubspot

A recent study via MarketingProfs by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, and Georgia Tech took a look at which types of tweets provide value to readers, and which types of tweets are generally disliked. Consider these tweet formats to provide valuable content to your followers.

45 Engaging Examples of Interactive Storytelling in Content Marketing

Hubspot

As inbound marketers, content plays an important role in attracting attention to our company and building trust with our prospects. Our content can come in many different formats, and the format we choose can speak volumes about the research and ideas within.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Kelli Shaver shows how to display your Google+ profile information on a WordPress site/blog, add the +1 button, and even use a Google+-inspired WordPress theme, with details about and illustrations of three examples. The Ultimate Google+ Cheat Sheet by HubSpot Blog. ** 5 STARS.

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22 Noteworthy Content Marketing Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

Content marketing is a hot topic. According to Google Trends , searches for “content marketing” have increased 150% in the past two years. 90% of companies now use content marketing , and collectively they will spent $135 million on digital marketing content this year.

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7 Powerful Ways to Conduct B2B Buyer Research

SnapApp

With more access now to buyer behaviors and interests than ever before, marketers can use a variety of methods for buyer research and get a much stronger understanding of their audience — who they are, what their challenges are, and where they need help. Interactive Content .

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

Recent research shows that 63% of B2B companies that are growing faster than their competitors use marketing automation. 2) HubSpot. HubSpot handles inbound holistically. 4: The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools. #5:

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How to Leverage User-Generated Content in Your Marketing Strategy

Hubspot

These days, the phrase "content is king" still holds true (to an extent). But the rules surrounding content production as well as our understanding of it as marketers has changed. No longer is it about having content in spades, it's all about quality.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

These are the leaders in the information and communications technology sector who truly “get” social media and social business. Now a Business Information Analyst at The Mint Partnership, Valerie has an extensive background in the architecture and engineering industry.

The Goldfish Conundrum: How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans

Hubspot

It’s clear that people aren’t reading as much as they used to, and content creators need to adapt their strategy to that reality. In this post, we’ll discuss strategies and resources marketers can use to create content that will generate clicks, shares, and most importantly, more readers.

A 3-Step Guide to Performing Prospect Research (Before You Pick Up the Phone)

Hubspot

Researching potential prospects before you first email or call them can make a world of difference between a deal or a bust. It''s important Sales take the time to collect information and then create more tailored experience from first touch.