SEO


What is Microdata, and How Can it Help My SEO Ranking?

If you’re really savvy with SEO, you know that there are different techniques to get your website found in search engines. Many marketers are most comfortable with on-page SEO: creating content for keywords, then optimizing that content (like adding header tags, …

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Growth Hacking Strategies to Get More Leads for Your B2B Tech Company

What is growth hacking, and how can it grow your B2B technology company? Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the most effective, efficient ways to grow a business. – Wikipedia …

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20+ Content Marketing Statistics, and What They Mean for You

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Oct, 2016 and has been updated with new statistics and insights. Content still matters deeply to B2B business. In fact: A Regalix 2016 survey found 96% of marketers identifying content marketing as a …

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9 Amazing Nonprofit Marketing Ideas That Will Increase Online Donations

Giving back is growing, much to the delight of nonprofits. It’s more important than ever for marketers to keep up with new nonprofit marketing ideas. In fact: Total giving is expected to increase 3.6% in 2017 and by 3.8% in …

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Marketing Your B2B Technology Company? You Need These Tools

As a B2B technology marketer, you no doubt want the best technology to help your marketing efforts. Thankfully, we live in an era of innovative marketing technology. And you can invest in tools for important B2B marketing functions: like content marketing, …

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HubSpot COS vs WordPress: How to Choose the Best Website Platform

Choosing where to host your website? As you know, it’s a huge decision, and many decision-makers wonder: HubSpot COS vs WordPress — which is better? Users produce about 76.9 million new posts and 41.4 million new comments on WordPress each month. – …

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5 Benefits of a Content Audit

Inbound marketers spend many hours generating content to raise awareness, nurture leads, convert sales, and encourage brand advocacy. Inbound focuses heavily on making content a key ingredient for driving engagement, advocacy, and customer acquisition. For many teams, content management can …

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Web Design Statistics for 2017

“In a crowded market, having a website that simply serves as a brochure is no longer competitive.” — 2016 Small Business Marketing Trends Report Defining the market There were 320 million Internet users in North America as of June 2016. …

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Lead generation tips for IT service companies

Judging by Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of Information Technology (IT) service companies are small (10 – 99 workers) or even micro-sized establishments.  Yet, the demands for differentiation, marketing effectiveness, and sales are increasing and forcing IT service companies …

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Content Marketing for Manufacturers — Report

Some 85% of manufacturer marketers use content in their marketing efforts, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Content Marketing (MCM). The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs report highlight valuable trends to guide content marketing strategy for manufacturering companies. Content marketing …

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6 Benefits of Microsites

Marketers understand the value of focusing on specific campaign goals. A microsite represents one more way to do this effectively. For many brands, their primary website represents a political hurdle where frequent updates, marketing experiments and timely updates present a challenge for …

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Small Business Marketing Trends

Small business owners juggle many jobs in keeping their businesses afloat. One of these is often marketing. A review of small business marketing trends indicates nearly half (47 percent) of small businesses take a Do-It-Yourself approach to marketing. The State …

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B2B Marketing Statistics and Trends

B2B marketing statistics and trends illustrate the global B2B marketing industry is still going strong. It’s predicted to grow annually through 2018. Digital in particular will continue to garner attention with a 12.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), per PwC. B2B …

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Startup Marketing Plan Essentials

Inbound marketing works well for startups for many reasons: lower customer acquisition costs compared to traditional advertising, wider audience reach, shortened sales cycle and more. Grow a startup business and edge out the competition with these inbound essentials for a …

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How to increase lead generation with a focused call-to-action (CTA)

Whether the phenomenon is deemed the choice paradox or analysis paralysis, most people have experienced an inability to decide when confronted with too many options. Marketers aim to appeal to an audience, by educating and delighting. This doesn’t mean piling …

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How to make SEO-friendly blog articles

Organic search can be a powerful driver of leads.  For many inbound marketers, search engine optimization (SEO) is a vital channel for lead generation, brand visibility and sales nurturing–and blogs can play a significant role in driving search efforts. In thinking about …

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Digital Marketing Spending Trends in the US and Globally

Digital marketing spending trends in the US and globally offer valuable insight into the industry today. One encouraging finding is Forrester Research’s forecast that digital marketing spending will continue to rise through 2019. The research firm forecast an increase from …

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Marketing Tips for Enterprise Software Companies

There is growing demand for software and cloud services, such as file sharing, online backup, storage, payroll, HR, accounting softwares, and more. The opportunities for enterprise software are countless. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is poised to top $112.8 billion by 2019, according to …

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5 Best Practices for IT Websites

Spending on worldwide information technology continues to grow with IDC predicting the market will reach $2.252,9 billion this year and $2,461.1 billion by 2019. That’s a lot of market share up for grabs, but how does IT marketing standout? Try …

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Thoughts on the Future of Marketing and Sales [REPORT]

To celebrate the release of its 128-page 2016 State of Inbound report, Hubspot organized a week of events related to the future of inbound marketing and sales. Here are some takeaways on the future of marketing and sales that Ironpaper …

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Blog Metrics to Track for Inbound Marketing Success

Many B2Bs today accept that blogging is an effective inbound marketing tool. Yet attention should also be paid to metrics that enable data-driven tweaking of the blog process. First, why blog? According to one statistic, B2B companies that blog generate …

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Lead Generation Mistakes to Avoid

Lead generation was the most important content marketing goal for 85% of B2B marketers surveyed in 2016 by the Content Marketing Institute. Yet even though lead generation is essential to marketing and sales efforts to grow revenue, marketers continue to …

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5 Inbound Marketing Best Practices for IT Value-Added Resellers

The Value-Added Reseller (VAR) drives business value through software, hardware or networking products. Yet communicating that value is essential for the VAR to capture leads and sales opportunities. Amp up the next marketing campaign with these five inbound best practices for IT Value-Added Reseller …

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How will voice search impact SEO?

Some 55% of teens and 41% of adults use voice search more than once a day, according to Google. Yet what does this search process transformation mean for marketers? How will voice search impact SEO? Voice Search Trends Just three …

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10 Important Marketing Acronyms and What They Mean

No one likes to waste time with full words any more, right? OMG. LOL. A review of discussion among marketers highlights that acronyms are as common in this industry as in any other form of communication. Without wanting to risk …

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4 Best Practices in B2B Digital Marketing

B2B marketing has evolved greatly with innovations in analytics, publishing tools, understanding of web user behavior, and lead tracking tools. In most cases, the B2B buying cycle is often slow. Often, the reason for this is that the B2B buying …

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6 Inbound Marketing Best Practices

Inbound marketing is a powerful and effective methodology for B2B, B2C and nonprofits alike. The most recent State of Inbound study from Hubspot found respondents prioritizing inbound over outbound at a 3:1 ratio — no matter the audience. So, what are …

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4 Best Practices in B2B Digital Marketing

B2B digital marketing faces unique challenges. For one, the B2B buying lifecycle is often slow since a purchase decision typically requires buy-in from many other business decision makers. Better achieve success, no matter the pace of the purchaser’s journey, by …

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B2B Social Media Marketing Statistics 2016

Social media is first and foremost a way to stay in touch with friends and family. Yet, social media also fills spare time and helps people stay current on the news. No wonder, then, that marketers continue to embrace B2B …

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B2B Marketing Builds Brand Authority with Quality Content

No one likes to be told what to do. Successful B2B marketing, too, is driven by the knowledge that audiences don’t want to be dictated to and interrupted but rather informed, educated and delighted. While quality content is central to …

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