web design


Does Load Time Impact SEO?

The speed of a website or web page to completely load in a browser is a significant factor in SEO. For context, page load time (or page speed) is the time it takes to fully display the content on a …

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Does HubSpot Work With WordPress? — Using HubSpot with WordPress. A Quick Guide.

We get this question a lot. It’s not surprising considering both platforms (HubSpot and WordPress) are the top in their respective areas of focus. WordPress is, by far, the most popular CMS in the world and is used by nearly 75 …

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Top 5 Most Common B2B Marketing Mistakes

Learning from both success as well as failure is essential for modern day marketers. To this purpose, we share our perspective on the top 5 most common B2B marketing mistakes. These lessons we learned from working with B2B organizations of …

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How to Generate Leads for Software Development Projects

To generate leads for software development projects, you must go all-in on a lead generation and conversion strategy. Your ideal customers are searching for solutions online, so you need to be ready with a digital strategy that compels them. It is …

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5 Smart Web Design Tips for Software Companies

Software and technology companies often build marketing campaigns where the brand website acts as a central hub and conversion tool. Software company web design tips. How to design a great software company website. Improve marketing and lead-generation for website. Web design for software company.

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5 IT Website Design Best Practices for More Leads

When marketing for IT companies, it’s important to move beyond a static “brochure” website — that is, putting company information at the forefront. Instead, you must provide value from the buyer’s perspective in order to generate B2B leads online. By following IT website design best …

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7 Crucial Metrics to Measure in a Digital Marketing Audit

Is your website measurably driving B2B lead generation, increasing sales opportunities, and deepening engagement with your target prospects? If not, when was the last time you conducted a digital marketing audit? It’s critical to assess web performance and identify your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. …

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4 Major Business Goals You Can Achieve With a Website Redesign

In the early days of business websites, it was enough to present a static “brochure” online: A quick overview of your business with contact information. But with today’s tools and technologies — like marketing automation, analytics platforms, and digital advertising — your …

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4 Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices for More Donations

As a nonprofit, your website is critical to your organization’s long-term success. A strong online presence can help you: Raise money Engage new and existing donors Attract supporters Create media opportunities Spread the word about your mission Given that, your …

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How to See Results With a B2B Website Redesign (7 Step Checklist)

A website redesign shouldn’t just improve look and feel of your B2B company. Instead, a redesign must grow your lead database and increase conversions.  According to Kinesis Inc., once your page loads, users form an opinion in .05 seconds, so the pressure …

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How One Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Increased Donations by 56%

What does a successful nonprofit marketing strategy look like? Well, as a nonprofit marketer, you might have plenty of ideas for marketing. But still, with a busy schedule and limited budget, it can be hard to execute a cohesive strategy …

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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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Education Website Design Trends Into 2017

Colleges and universities tout their ability to help graduates compete. But higher education institutions are themselves competing in a densely populated market. California alone had 458 higher education institutions in 2015. Yet staying abreast of trends for education website design can …

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8 Website Redesign Questions to Guarantee High Performance

A website redesign is a great opportunity to refresh your online presence. But don’t think of a website redesign as a design task. Instead, you should start with marketing strategy and with data. During and after a redesign, you should be …

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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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The Increasing Importance of Mobile for Marketing

In a year-ending roundup of SEO trends, strategist Gianluca Fiorelli stated “Mobile search is all search.” Observing Google is shifting to mobile-first indexing, he noted, “after 18 years of prioritizing desktop, now we have to prioritize mobile.” This blog addresses …

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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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Online Marketing Trends 2016 to 2017

Digital marketing spend will grow from 57.29 billion US dollars in 2014 to 103.37 billion US. dollars in 2019, per Forrester. These online marketing trends are likely to drive the growth into 2017. Personalized user experiences Marketing personalization is becoming …

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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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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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iOS Mobile Market Stats — Understanding the Apple Audience

Even before the great earbud controversy of 2016, Apple was facing steep competition for global mobile market share. This article’s collection of iOS mobile market stats are telling about the 1 billion active mobile users of Apple. Apple Market Share …

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Best Practices for IT Value-Added Reseller Company Websites

In an ever-evolving landscape roiled by big data, mobile, turn-key applications, and cloud computing, value-added resellers (VARs) are forced to reinvent themselves as broad IT solution providers. Seeking to adapt in a volatile arena, the VAR marketer might ask: How can …

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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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How website redesign drove measurable business value for a leading artificial intelligence company.

An Ironpaper Client Success Story. Arago (www.arago.co) has an underlying mission to give people back the time they are currently spending in mindless processes—helping to drive more value from human endeavors. What they do with operations automation is reminiscent of …

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7 Sales Generation Tips for IT Companies

IT and technology companies are challenged to generate sales in an industry being reshaped by non-stop disruption. With pressure on the IT company evident in shifts in software and services delivery, new business models, the buzz of big data, and a …

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5 Sales Generation Tips for Industrial Manufacturing

Industrial manufacturers are under pressure to improve plant productivity, enhance competitiveness, and meet customer demands for innovation. Yet some manufacturers may be reluctant amidst market uncertainty and memories of 2001 and 2008 economic hits. These 5 sales generation tips for …

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Is Online Fundraising Effective?

There are more donors and donor dollars out there. The Association of Fundraising Professionals reported a 2% gain in net donors from 2014 – 2015 and 5.3% gain in dollars donated in the same period. Nevertheless, those same professionals may …

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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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