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3 Resources to Help You Get Sales and Marketing Working Together Seamlessly

Posted by Laura MacPherson

December 18, 2017

If you work in Marketing, you're probably consumed with generating leads. If you work in Sales, you're probably concerned with closing deals. Because the two departments are usually siloed, it can be challenging to get them working together seamlessly. These three free resources will help you.

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Topics: sales and marketing alignment

5 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Inbound Marketing Program

Posted by Laura MacPherson

December 8, 2017

You’ve created a piece of premium content that you’re proud of. You’ve designed a landing page with all the best practices represented. Your call-to-action (CTA) even makes you want to click on it. You’ve written a series of SEO-optimized blog posts on the same topic, and your content offer is appearing on each of the posts. You’re sharing the posts via social media. Everything is running smoothly.

But is your inbound effort successful, and what could make it more successful?

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Topics: inbound marketing, metrics, conversions, lauramacpherson

How to Speak Your Prospects' Language

Posted by Laura MacPherson

December 1, 2017

David Ogilvy, called The Father of Advertising, said, “If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.” 

How many times have you landed on a website that made your eyes glaze over and your brain turn to mush because the writing was full of jargon or just felt like it wasn't directed toward you? How long did you spend on that site?

To make your prospect stick around long enough to hear what you have to say, you’ve got to speak their language. Here’s how to learn the language your prospects speak.

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Topics: websites, inbound marketing, blogging

Generate More Leads with These Website Optimization Hacks [Infographic]

Posted by Laura MacPherson

November 22, 2017

You built your website so that prospects would find you, get convinced they need your products and/or services, and call for a consultation, sign up for your marketing, or make a purchase, right? The goal of your website is to generate leads. What if you could optimize your site so that it was more effective at cranking out leads for you? That’s what conversion rate optimization (CRO) is all about.

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Topics: inbound marketing, media, conversions, lauramacpherson, professional services

3 SEO Myths That Are Holding You Back From Top Rankings

Posted by Laura MacPherson

November 3, 2017

People believe all kinds of crazy things. And just because people believe something, doesn’t mean it's true. SEO has more than its share of untrue beliefs, and these myths keep good sites from ranking well because the owners of the sites don’t know better.

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Topics: SEO, inbound marketing, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

Creating Engaging Blog Posts: Lessons From Good Journalism

Posted by Laura MacPherson

October 27, 2017

Good journalism can teach us a thing or two about creating blog posts. Journalists and inbound marketers who are dedicated to their craft have something in common: they commit to doing the things that engage their readers. 

Here are five lessons from journalism that companies can apply to their blog writing to increase engagement—and get better results.

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Topics: content marketing, media, lauramacpherson, professional services, blogging

Where Should You Post Your Content?

Posted by Laura MacPherson

October 13, 2017

For a long time, we recommended hosting all your content on your own website — after all, you own your content, and you want people spending time on your website, not someone else's. But the way people consume content and look for information online is changing, and marketers need to change along with it.

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Topics: inbound marketing, blog strategy, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

5 Characteristics of a Landing Page That Converts

Posted by Laura MacPherson

October 9, 2017

 

When you're spending time or money on SEO, AdWords, or email marketing, you're wasting resources if you're not using conversion-optimized landing pages for your campaigns. You’ve invested a lot into getting prospects to your page—now you need to get them to take action! But what makes one landing page convert like crazy and another page lose prospects that could have been perfect leads? Let’s look at 5 characteristics of a high-converting landing page.

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Topics: inbound marketing, landing pages

Ideas and Inspiration at INBOUND 2017!

Posted by Laura MacPherson

September 29, 2017

At the end of a week filled with ideas and inspiration at HubSpot's annual INBOUND conference, I'm physically exhausted, but mentally and emotionally energized! 

This was my third INBOUND and it was the best yet. Every keynote and every session offered myriad insights that changed my perspective and presented practical ways to implement what the speakers were sharing. 

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Topics: inbound marketing, HubSpot, inbound sales

Dani Buckley to Speak at INBOUND 2017 on How to Use a Sales Playbook to Sell Smarter and Faster

Posted by Laura MacPherson

September 20, 2017

We're excited to announce that Dani Buckley will be speaking at INBOUND 2017

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Topics: inbound marketing, HubSpot, inbound sales

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