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5 Reasons Your B2B Marketing Campaign is Failing (And How to Fix It)

Sometimes, your B2B marketing campaign won’t “work.” Your traffic or lead goals fall short, your team gets stressed, or you just don’t complete the pieces on time. While many factors can affect your campaign during execution, oftentimes you can pinpoint the …

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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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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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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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4 Content Analytics You Should Analyze for Better Results

Content marketers write so frequently that sometimes they forget to stop and check out their content analytics, to track what works and what doesn’t. In 2015, the B2B marketers in this survey reported several different ways that they could “understand their …

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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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Understanding the Impact of Mobile Commerce in 2017

With Deloitte telling us the average Americans checks her phone within five minutes of waking up, there’s little doubt that mobile is a major force in marketing. At the same time, mobile devices play a role in eCommerce too. Understanding …

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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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Top Nonprofit Digital Trends

Nonprofits today are turning to inbound marketing’s collaborative approach to campaign strategy and data focus to boost advocacy and increase donations. Examining top nonprofit digital trends provides insight into the strategies working best online. After all, despite the average American household …

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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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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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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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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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Best Practices for B2B Websites

One second is all it takes. That may sound reminiscent of a tagline for a fear-mongering PSA, but it’s also true that even a single second delay in website performance can lead visitors to abandon a website. Avoid audience attrition and …

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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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Inbound Marketing Tips for Data Centers

Those working in data centers or colocation businesses are likely to recognize the value of binaries. Here’s a marketing concept in those terms — inbound v. outbound marketing. With inbound focused on informing and educating potential customers during their buyer’s journey, while …

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What is Progressive Profiling?

What is progressive profiling? It’s a practice modern marketers use, often with the help of marketing automation, to gather lead intel incrementally to benefit conversion rates. How does progressive profiling work? With marketing automation software offering dynamic or smart form fields, …

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Best practices for small business websites

75 percent of users admit to making judgments about a company’s credibility based on their website’s design. – Stanford University   Increasing revenue is a big goal for businesses of any size. A survey, State of Small Business Report, of …

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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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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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Lead generation tips for B2B technology providers

B2B purchasers are the fish technology providers are trying to hook with their lead generation initiatives. A 2015 report found B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions today and turn first to general web research …

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10 Trends in Web Design Today

With 93% of buying cycles beginning with an online search, a business website needs to efficiently communicate value proposition, aesthetically appeal to users, and offer optimal user experience — across devices. After all, 40% of smartphone and tablet owners search for …

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