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Is There a Difference Between Inbound Marketing and Lead Generation?

Posted by LeadG2

August 28, 2018

Marketing is notorious for its jargon. And while the terminology itself isn’t necessarily what's important, what you do need to know is how these strategies and tactics can help you. In this post, we’ll explore inbound marketing and lead generation, and what each can do for you.

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Topics: lead nurturing, lead generation, inbound marketing, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

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

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

Why Managers Fear Change, and How We Limit our Success by Avoiding It

Posted by Laura MacPherson

September 1, 2017

Everyone fears change to some degree. There’s a psychological reason why the thought of shaking things up at work makes us nervous, and why we’re uncomfortable transitioning to new systems. Psychologist and researcher Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, explains that humans are wired to avoid change.

Fear of Change Hurts Us

But fear of change hurts us, because the world is changing. Consumers have access to new technologies. B2B buyers have choices they didn’t used to have. People are evolving and adapting their buying habits. They take advantage of voicemail and caller ID, and their eyes have become trained to focus only on what they have to. They’re listening to what their peers have to say about their business challenges (and about the companies who sell solutions to those challenges) on social media.

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Topics: inbound marketing, Sales, lauramacpherson

Your Brand’s Competitive Advantage: Relationship

Posted by Laura MacPherson

August 25, 2017

In an age where we’re all spending 12+ hours a day staring a screen, where nearly everything is automated, people crave the human element. They crave relationship. The need for human connection is why social media is so popular—in spite of the fact that it’s also elusive on online platforms.

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Topics: professional branding, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

5 Ways to Write an Interesting Blog Post on a Boring Topic

Posted by Laura MacPherson

August 14, 2017

B2B businesses aren't as fun and exciting as B2C businesses, right? Well, you may not be selling sexy sports cars or hot new smartphones, but B2B doesn't have to be boring. Even if you're a CPA firm or a software development company or staffing agency. Here are five strategies you can use to transform boring topics into interesting blog posts that people will want to read.

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Topics: media, lauramacpherson, professional services, blogging

5 Tools to Position Yourself as an Expert in Your Field

Posted by Laura MacPherson

July 21, 2017

If you’ve got rare disease, you’re not going to rely on a family doctor for treatment. You need someone who knows everything there is to know about the specific disease you have. You’ll pay more to go to a specialist, but you’ll gladly do so if it means getting rid of your pain.

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Topics: thought leadership, inbound marketing, media, lauramacpherson, professional services

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