Best Practices for Marketing on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is by no means a new social media platform. In many ways, it’s not even really a social media platform in the sense that Twitter, Instagram, etc. are. That means marketing here is just a bit...different. Don’t be fooled. LinkedIn is still a social media outlet, you can still post content, engage with readers, and promote your company/client in much the same way as on Facebook. The difference comes when y...
Jesse February 21, 2019 4 minute read
Myths of Influencer Marketing
When you hear the word "influencer", what comes to mind? Maybe it's a celebrity, seen on Instagram flaunting the newest gadget or product. Or perhaps to you, an influencer isn't someone who is showing off a product to their followers, but rather is someone who is influencing a certain kind of lifestyle. But what if we said that a so-called influencer could actually be a marketing strategy prove ...
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Building a Successful Marketing Strategy: Startup Edition
Your startup is off the ground and flying—congratulations! Now, time to focus some time and energy on your marketing efforts. What? You don’t have any budget left for marketing campaigns? Hmm, OK, don’t worry, there’s still plenty you can do to start marketing your amazing new widget beyond your initial investors. There are, of course, a few things you’ll ...
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Opportunities for Better A/B Split Tests
Any marketer who’s been around for a while will tell you that the classic A/B test is an invaluable part of any outbound marketing campaign. What they might not mention is that this simple testing method can also be invaluable to your inbound strategy as well.
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Characteristics of Highly Successful Blog Posts
You may have read that the blog is dead. We beg to differ, in fact we would go so far as to say that the blog is back in a big, big way. Read on for information on how to turn your company blog into a passive source of clients and revenue.
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Why Software Providers Should Educate Consumers
Software providers have the potential to offer a great deal of value to their consumers. Whether it's optimizing recruitment processes, implementing the use of artificial intelligence, or creating a useful customer relationship management tool, software fills gaps to create efficiency and make the day-to-day workload much more productive for clients. Although software providers know the benefit ...
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5 Content Marketing Trends for 2019
With the dawn of each new year, marketers are finding new ways to better attract and engage with current and potential consumers. Staying up to date on what’s new and next helps you make sure that your strategies are current and as effective as they can be. As we look to the year ahead in 2019, we are already seeing some trends when it comes to content marketing. In a previous 
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5 Signs Inbound Marketing Might Work for You
As consumers continually change the way in which they make purchases, how do businesses know how to keep up and be seen? It’s marketing’s job to have their finger on the pulse and be knowledgeable about consumer behavior, which means it’s good practice to check in on the strategies you have in place to see what’s going well, what’s not working, and where there may be some opportunities to impro ...
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5 SEO Myths: Debunked
Think of the last time you had a question or were looking to make a purchase. What did you do first? Chances are that you’re in the group of 62% of people who turn to consult with a search engine  before making a purchasing decisions (HubSpot, 2016). Businesses know that their ideal consumers are using Google as a resource, and that the goal is to figure out how to cut through all of the n ...
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The ABC's of Artificial Intelligence, Part Two
We tend to think of artificial intelligence (AI) in terms of tangible technologies, like robots or even Watson. But most AI-powered technology actually exists in a much more abstract form, in the form of algorithms. And that technology is incredibly important for marketers who wish to stay at the forefront of the industry. Last month we looked at several
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5 Strategies for Better Lead Generation
Understanding your customers' wants and needs is the first step to success. All marketers hope for a steady stream of qualified leads that begin their journey to eventually become a delighted customer. Of course, hope isn’t enough. Having a solid strategy for lead generation is important to gain prospects and customers and there are many ways to make sure you don’t have any missed opportun ...
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Blog Post Success in 2018
With a couple of thousand blog posts under our belt, it is always fascinating to observe which concoctions are attracting the most visitors, the most interactions, the highest conversions.
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How Content Marketing Drives Growth
Marketing is a huge industry these days, with untold numbers of ‘experts’ vying for your attention and your marketing dollars. What to do if you’re looking for a sure way to grow your customer base, and in turn grow your revenue stream?  With so many options to market to your existing customers, and lead the search for new ones, it's more difficult than ever to attract an ...
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The ABC's of Artificial Intelligence, Part One
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been creeping into marketing technology. Chances are, you use multiple marketing tools that rely on at least some AI, even if you don't know it. As these technologies become more ubiquitous, it's important to understand what they are and how they impact the future of the industry. Here's a look at some key AI-related terms and how they're changing marketing. < ...
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Choosing the Right Marketing Strategy: Inbound versus PPC
  When looking at marketing strategies for your business, it’s crucial to first thoroughly understand your options, and how they operate both independently and in tandem. Are you seeing good traffic metrics for your site, but not seeing those visits convert to sales? Or have you recently seen a decline in website visitors and want to see those numbers increase to their old level? Or ...
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How to Establish Your Startup Marketing
So you've set up your own business and have a website. You have a great product or service and have sold it to your first pilot customers, partners in your network, friends, and family. You get encouragement that your solution is something great and you are ready to conquer the world. What's next, though?
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The Top 5 Reasons Marketers Are Going Inbound
In the digital world we live in, it’s no wonder more and more business are turning to digital marketing initiatives to meet their bottom line. When it comes to your digital presence, simply being online isn’t enough any more. 
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Top Tips for Improving Your B2B Website's Conversion Rate
It's time to stop settling for average! The average conversion rates for B2B websites are tough to come by, because most companies closely guard this information. Figures that are available show that conversion rates are incredibly low, lingering around 2.55%. In that context, a 7% conversion rate might sound downright impressive. That's the average for software/SaaS companie ...
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7 Design Trends for Website Growth in 2019
Animation. Hero images. Visual randomness. 2019 promises to be an exciting year for web design, as new trends bring a fresh ...
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Four Reasons to Create Buyer Personas
We’ve all heard and used the adage “client is king”. No matter what sort of business you’re running, you likely understand the sentiment behind that phrase. What the client wants and needs drives the majority of the work you do. So, do you know your client? You probably wouldn’t hesitate to say “yes”. But think about it again. Do you really ...
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