Rating the Crowd-Sourced Marketing Software Review Sites

Customer Experience Matrix

What began as a whimsical “ landscape of landscapes ” led me to realize crowd-sourced review sites are the most common type of vendor directory, accounting for 15 of the 23 sources listed in my original graphic. The first question was which sites draw a big enough crowd to be useful.

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How do you replace Google Site Search?

Biznology

I’ve gotten a flurry of phone calls recently because Google has announced that they are withdrawing their popular Google Site Search product, which many companies—even large ones—have been using as their website search engine. The post How do you replace Google Site Search?

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Trending Sources

SEO for site acquisitions

Biznology

Use these steps as a guideline: Create a map that identifies any content overlaps or gaps with the existing site and the acquired site. for the main site and the acquired site. Prioritize the keywords that map best to the acquired site’s content.

How do you migrate to a new site search engine?

Biznology

Recently, I shared how I have become very popular recently because Google has withdrawn Google Site Search. Many large companies who were using it as their website search engine recoiled in horror at the prospect of having ads on their site search results page—ads from their competitors.

Why Written Plans Improve Web Site Project Success

B2B Marketing Traction

Studies show that up to 25% of web site projects fail and 30% are over budget. When creating a new or updating an existing web site, marketing professionals have a tough role to play. The solution is a written web site project plan. What is the objective of each page on the site?

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Google chooses speed over content from sites

Biznology

There are some important things to consider if you want to take your fully-realized and powerfully-optimized site to the next level and give Google what it really wants: customer experience satisfaction. The data latency slows down the experience of the site — and pisses Google off.

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Cool & Useful Sites for the Holidays

Paul Gillin

While I was familiar with several of these sites, I hadn’t heard of gems like Yap.tv, Wantful and Trippy. Through sites like this, shopping online is no longer an isolated event. These sites allow you converse with friends (through Skype and chat), compile lookbooks for your friends and family’s seal of approval, and most importantly, buy online. Make someone’s day brighter with this site that allows you to send a lucky person a gift of your choosing.

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How and Why To Set Your Site Up for Google’s Rich Answers

Act-On

Here’s how the percentage of rich answers has risen between two studies Stone Temple did last year: Should site owners worry about rich answers? Part of Stone Temple’s research on rich answers included two case studies about how rich answers affected different sites.

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The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos

Type A Communications

August 29, 2017 by Tom Pick There are lots of great reasons to include images with your blog posts and other marketing content. They add visual appeal. They can help. read more.

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6Sense Finds B2B Prospects Using Web Site Activities

Customer Experience Matrix

and key activities (Web site visits, topics researched) and scores at both company and individual levels. It then matches against company profiles that 6Sense itself has gathered from the usual Web sources – public social media, Web sites, job boards, directories, etc. – and from a network of third-party Web sites. The advantage of Web site activity is it finds companies early in the buying cycle, when they are most open to considering new vendors.

10 Sites for Free, Non-Cheesy Stock Photos

Hubspot

To prove it, we''ve compiled a list of 10 awesome sites for free, non-cheesy stock photos. proudly claims that they''re " not your typical crappy stock photo site.". We''ve all heard the mantra, "don''t settle for anything less than you deserve.".

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Why It’s Important to Understand the Expectations of Your Site Visitors

Marketing Insider Group

You write really compelling content, create perfect images and hone overall website design to perfection to get more traffic to your site. The post Why It’s Important to Understand the Expectations of Your Site Visitors appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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Hushly Helps Marketers Connect With Anonymous Web Site Visitors

Customer Experience Matrix

When this blog last left Geoff Rego in 2010 , he had just sold the assets of pioneering B2B marketing automation vendor Market2Lead to Oracle. Since then, he’s been gnawing at the bone of anonymous business leads, suspecting that there’s some way to gain value from people who are interested in a product but haven’t identified themselves to vendors. Rego has shown me a couple of approaches over the past few years, none of which quite worked out.

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All social media sites should offer profit sharing and ad revenue

Biznology

The post All social media sites should offer profit sharing and ad revenue appeared first on Biznology.

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Build Your Marketing Strategy Like a Construction Site

Modern B2B Marketing

I know what you’re probably thinking, “A construction site?! First impression aside, a construction site and the construction team actually run like a well-oiled machine. There’s a lot you can learn from a construction site. Author: Aseem Badshah Don’t let the title fool you.

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Helping Hesitant Customers Make the Purchase On Your Site

Marketing Insider Group

It happens all too often: a person is shopping on your site. The post Helping Hesitant Customers Make the Purchase On Your Site appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. They’ve picked out a product or two, added them to their cart, created an account, and might have even put in their credit card information, but all of a sudden just stopped. They don’t finish the purchase, never come back, and you don’t […].

Have top influencers author your sites to appease Google search

Biznology

Consider the blogger you bring on board as authors of your site to be the helium balloons lifting Carl Fredricksen , Russel, and Dug up into the sky in their house. Also, to my company site, Gerris digital , and to a former client’s site, too, DCBIA.

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The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos

Webbiquity

The sites below keep you safe by providing access to vast image libraries, in most cases free, with clear guidance on acceptable uses and any applicable attribution requirements. Registration on the site (free) is required. The site also offers more than 45,000 free images.

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7 Creative Content Ideas for Your Ecommerce Site

Hubspot

If you’re not sure what that looks like or how you can use creative content for your ecommerce site, we have some pretty spectacular examples for you. Sure, any old ecommerce site could feature a blog, but there’s something special about JackThreads.

Engage and Convert Site Visitors – 9 Tips to Make it Happen

Marketing Insider Group

You have to put yourself in the shoes of your visitor and see your site and […]. The post Engage and Convert Site Visitors – 9 Tips to Make it Happen appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. When you land on a website, what makes you stay? What makes you bounce?

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Website Evaluation Comes Before Site Redesign

Industrial Marketing Today

You know your industrial site needs a major makeover but diving right into a site redesign without first doing a website evaluation or a site audit can be a costly mistake. However, you should insist that your industrial website redesign include at least the basic SEO features such as optimized <Title> and <Description> tags, keyword rich H1 and H2 tags, XML and HTML site maps, code for Google Analytics and social sharing options.

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The 20 Best Sites for Wasting Time on the Internet

Hubspot

20 of the Best Sites For Wasting Time on the Internet. If you're into great (and hilarious) fiction writing, then you'll definitely want to bookmark this site.

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How To Start A Conversation To Keep Visitors On Your Web Site

Modern Marketing

This is an adaptation from the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” With so much emphasis put on content marketing and driving traffic, we often overlook the most valuable asset available to us – the people who are already on your site.

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5 Sexy Mobile Sites (and Why We Love Them)

Hubspot

Do you remember the last time you went to a mobile site and had an unmoving (har har) experience? Maybe the site wasn''t responsive. Whatever it was, you may have left to go to another site as a result. Not everyone''s neglecting their mobile site optimization, though.

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How Publishers Can Increase Time on Site

Hubspot

One metric in particular that is particularly indicative of overall reader engagement, is time on site. Why Time on Site is Important. But then you take a look at your average time on site, and it’s around 55 seconds. If someone is on your site longer, they’re more engaged.

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LinkedIn Launches "Content Marketing Score" and Trending Topics Site

Hubspot

You probably already have an RSS feed or bookmarks set up of top sites to get news from -- LinkedIn''s Trending Content tool is one to add to your industry monitoring list. If you''re doing inbound marketing, you''re probably maniacal about measuring your success.

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14 key facts on website speed and 4 top tips when it ‘s slow

Biznology

Is website speed a concern for your site? 79% of web shoppers who have trouble with website performance say they won’t return to the site again. If it takes more than 10 seconds to load, 30% will abandon the site.

6 SEO Tools to Analyze Your Site Like Google Does

Hubspot

That said, there are a number of tools out there -- some free, some paid -- that help you to look at your own site the way that Google sees it. These tools are critical to your organic search strategy because they allow you to focus on the elements of your site that Google deems important.

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What’s Wrong with Your B2B Web Site?

B2B Marketing Traction

Have you spent money on your web site, search engine optimization (SEO), maybe even online pay per click (PPC) advertising to drive more traffic to your site? How do you get web site visitors to convert to customers and generate sales? Tweet.

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Why Account-Based Marketing Won’t Work Without Site-Level Matching

Leadspace

If you’re not using site-level matching, you could be making the same mistake. Lead-to-account matching won’t solve the problem either, because leads can be matched to the right account, but not the right site within an account. The solution is site-level matching.

Say NO to Auto-Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites

Writing on the Web

Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" alt=" Say NO to Auto Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" />. Here are 5 reasons why you should NOT automatically feed your blog into these social media sites: You cannot personalize the content.

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10 of the Best Sales Sites

Sales Intelligence View

As a result, I have provided 10 of some of the best sales sites I read every morning when I come to work with my huge cup of coffee. Do yourself a favor and bookmark these sites and learn from some of the top minds in sales.

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Why You Should Consider Inbound BEFORE Your Next Site Redesign

Hubspot

Redesigning your site first and then implementing inbound seems like the most logical approach. Learn from the metrics and data first and then develop the site accordingly, right? Don’t wait until the site launches to begin blogging -- start yesterday.

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What You Should Know Before Developing Industrial Blog Sites

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial Blogs Industrial Websites Website Design & Development Blog Sites Content Management System (CMS) industrial ecommerce interactive design tools parametric search applicationsAt this time of the year, many industrial companies are getting ready for their annual budget planning meetings. If you are one of them, a redesign of your industrial website [.]. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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From HBR to Mashable: How to Be a Guest Writer on 11 Popular Sites

Hubspot

It's a good look for them to publish a diversity of voices and opinions on their site -- not to mention more articles means more indexed pages, which can be a boon for a site's SEO. Guest blogging is a wonderful and mutually beneficial relationship between writer and publication.

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SEO 101: The 5 Parts of Your Site You Should Keyword Optimize

Hubspot

By having a well-optimized site, you''ll start to see results like an improved quality of visitor, higher conversion rates, and in the end -- more closed customers. Start With a Site Audit. Start Adding Keywords to Your Site.

7 Tips on How to Make a Free WordPress Site Look Credible

Marketing Insider Group

The post 7 Tips on How to Make a Free WordPress Site Look Credible appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. There is tons of potential in a freelance blogging career. If you can write well and you have great ideas for new posts, then you can start making money out of your talent.

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17 Ways to Prep Your Ecommerce Site for the Holiday Rush

Hubspot

2) Site Traffic. Not used to an influx of visitors to your site? You don’t want to lose valuable sales while your site is down. 3) Site Speed. If your site takes more than three seconds to load, you could lose up to 40% of your buyers.

How Strong Is Your Site? Learn From 9 Big Brands With High-Performing Websites

Hubspot

HBO should insert heading tags on all pages so bots know what each site page is about, and improve performance timing by keeping page sizes below 3 MB. As an avid Spotify user myself, I can see why this site scored highly on Website Grader.

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Tips and Tricks for Using Hashtags on Social Media Sites

Marketing Action

They’re used on every major social media site except LinkedIn, and they’re also used on many smaller social sites, like Vine. Let’s take a look at each of these sites, and discover some best practices for using hashtags on social media.