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Marketing / September 28, 2016 How B2B Vendors Can Generate Trust and Credibility With Their Website
How B2B Vendors Can Generate Trust and Credibility With Their Website

By Lizette Louw

ThinkstockPhotos-475294810-936402-edited.jpgWhat do B2B buyers actually want from your website? What causes them to leave your website and not return? How many times do typical buyers return to your website before taking the next or final step in the buyer's cycle? What kind of content is important to them? 

We looked at the results of the 2015 B2B Web Usability Survey and discovered what it would take for you as a B2B vendor to create credibility and trust. Spoiler alert: it’s not rocket science.

1) Buyers won’t give you a chance until they’ve seen legitimate identification

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Marketing / September 28, 2016 7 Amazing Tips to Help Boost A Blog Post’s Organic Ranking
7 Amazing Tips to Help Boost A Blog Post’s Organic Ranking

By Samantha Shannon

If you are currently running a content marketing campaign, I'm sure that you have written and published a good amount of blogs. But are they bringing in traffic? You can publish a great piece of content, but if no one ever reads it your time and energy will have been for nothing. So what can you do about it? Get that post to rank well organically!

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Marketing / September 28, 2016 17 of the Best Brands on Instagram Right Now
17 of the Best Brands on Instagram Right Now

By Lindsay Kolowich

For a while now, it's been clear that Instagram isn't just a social network for selfies and brunch pics. In fact, Instagram sees a whopping 500 million users -- a 25% increase in audience size over less than a year.

In a world where visual content remains a crucial part of any business' marketing strategy, Instagram presents a unique opportunity to visually represent your brand, celebrate its personality, and keep it top-of-mind for all those users who scroll through their Instagram feeds every single day.

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Marketing / September 28, 2016 How to Use Snapchat for Business: A Guide for Marketers [Free Ebook]
How to Use Snapchat for Business: A Guide for Marketers [Free Ebook]

By Jami Oetting

It used to be easy for marketers to write off Snapchat with its ephemeral social messaging and wacky selfie filters as a silly mobile app. 

But the tool has quickly become the social media darling of the marketing world, leading advertisers to rethink their decision to overlook the platform -- in large part because of its rapid growth.

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Marketing / September 27, 2016 How to Build a Social Media Army
How to Build a Social Media Army

By Richard Stephens

The superheroes in Marvel Comics’ Avengers series often join forces, commonly in some sort of shiny form-fitting clothing, to defend the weak and powerless. Whether it was Thor’s bulging biceps, Ironman’s impressive armour or the Hulk’s super strength – at some point or another, I’m sure that something about this bunch has probably caught your attention.

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Marketing / September 27, 2016 Easy Marketing Partnerships That Work: Why Every Marketer Needs a Marketing Guild
Easy Marketing Partnerships That Work: Why Every Marketer Needs a Marketing Guild

By Aaron Houghton

Over the last four years I’ve helped thousands of businesses create marketing guilds so they could generate more leads and customers, share marketing costs, and ultimately dominate their target markets.

You might ask, what the heck is a marketing guild?

Unlike an industrial guild where businesses creating similar products or services work together, a marketing guild is a group of businesses that sell different products to the same people.

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Marketing / September 27, 2016 10 Pieces of Content Your Audience Really Wants to See [New Data]
10 Pieces of Content Your Audience Really Wants to See [New Data]

By Sophia Bernazzani

Content marketing is constantly evolving, which is what we here on the HubSpot blogging team love about our jobs. It keeps things interesting. And while it’s easy to get caught up in experimenting with innovative content, it’s important that we pay close attention to how our readers are changing, too.

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Marketing / September 27, 2016 10 Common Phrases You Should Stop Using in Client Emails Immediately
10 Common Phrases You Should Stop Using in Client Emails Immediately

By Karla Cook

Think your email skills are strong? Think again. As it turns out, we all overestimate our ability communicate effectively over email.

In a study published in the Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, email writers thought readers would correctly identify the tone of their emails about 78% of the time. In reality? Only 56% of emails were interpreted accurately.

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Marketing / September 26, 2016 How to Get People to Actually Listen to You
How to Get People to Actually Listen to You

By Amanda Zantal-Wiener

By now, you may have heard of a musical called Hamilton.

In you haven’t, here’s a rundown: Since its Broadway debut in August 2015, people can't get enough of it. They're paying upwards of $500 for crappy seats, and close to $3,000 for good ones. It won a Pulitzer, a Grammy and 11 Tony Awards. Its composer and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now a celebrity.

In other words: People are listening to this stuff.

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Marketing / September 26, 2016 How Networking Can Help Your Small Business Grow [Free Guide]
How Networking Can Help Your Small Business Grow [Free Guide]

By Ellen Bartolino

Networking is not just about meeting people, it's about meeting the right people -- the people who can help you move your business or career forward. 

Whether you're looking for referrals, word-of-mouth support, co-promotional opportunities, or just business advice, knowing how to build relationships and make the most of networking opportunities is key.

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Marketing / September 26, 2016 12 Ads That Prove Nostalgia Is a Powerful Marketing Tactic
12 Ads That Prove Nostalgia Is a Powerful Marketing Tactic

By Karla Cook

Nostalgia marketing is the advertising equivalent of comfort food.

In a time when most marketing focuses heavily on the future, it transports us back to a simpler place where our current problems don't matter and the hustle and bustle of modernity just melts away. Instead of anticipating the next great thing, nostalgia marketing urges us to focus on the things we already know are great.

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Marketing / September 23, 2016 Why Business Travel Is Making You Sick (And What You Can Do About It)
Why Business Travel Is Making You Sick (And What You Can Do About It)

By Amanda Zantal-Wiener

I recently read that 45% of Millennials want to travel more for business.

Are they crazy? I mean, I get it. Travel is an opportunity to do something different -- to have an experience. But as someone who spent considerable time in seemingly endless business travel, I understand the frequent (non-recreational) flyer’s lament.

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Marketing / September 22, 2016 How To Increase Referral Traffic And Get More Leads
How To Increase Referral Traffic And Get More Leads

By Michael Kiel

Most marketers have one goal in common: increasing the amount of traffic to their website. There are various tactics for accomplishing this goal including search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click advertising (PPC), blogging, social media marketing, etc. The problem is that SEO takes times, PPC is expensive, Google is becoming oversaturated with blog content, and social media has always had a problem proving ROI.

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Marketing / September 22, 2016 15 of the Best Slack Apps, Integrations & Bots to Try
15 of the Best Slack Apps, Integrations & Bots to Try

By Lindsay Kolowich

These days, teams of all shapes and sizes -- from NASA to charity: water -- are using the real-time messaging app Slack as a tool for communication and collaboration.

Over the past few years, it's become a robust platform thanks to all of the fun and useful integrations folks have built on top of it. Nowadays, there's a whole lot of really cool stuff you can do in Slack, from polling your teammates, to tracking bugs, to adding GIFs to your conversations.

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Marketing / September 22, 2016 How to Engage Your Audience Using Digital Advertising
How to Engage Your Audience Using Digital Advertising

By Elissa Hudson

Digital advertising doesn't have the best reputation amongst consumers. In fact, earlier in 2016, HubSpot Research dug into how people interact with digital advertising, and it confirmed what many marketers have known for a long time: Consumers are actively avoiding our ads.

Over half of the respondents said they used ad blockers or were planning to install one in the next six months -- certainly not something most brands want to hear, but what's the solution?

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Marketing / September 21, 2016 Want to be a Better Social Media Marketer? Listen to These 10 Podcasts
Want to be a Better Social Media Marketer? Listen to These 10 Podcasts

By Sophia Bernazzani

The last time I went on vacation, Facebook and Instagram announced two big product changes that I was left scrambling to catch up on when I returned.

Know the feeling? If you work in social media marketing, my guess is you know it all too well.

Social media is constantly evolving, making today an exciting time to work in marketing.

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Marketing / September 20, 2016 Phone Photography 101: How to Take Good Pictures With Your Phone
Phone Photography 101: How to Take Good Pictures With Your Phone

By Lindsay Kolowich

Before the days of smartphones -- if you can remember such a time -- taking a great photo was a labor-intensive process. You'd have buy a fancy camera and editing software for your desktop computer, and invest some serious time and energy into learning how to use them.

But thanks to our mobile devices and the editing apps that come with them, we can now take high quality photos and edit them without too many bells and whistles -- all from the same device that we use to make calls.

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Marketing / September 20, 2016 How to Create Banner Ads That Get Results: A 10-Step Guide [Free Ebook]
How to Create Banner Ads That Get Results: A 10-Step Guide [Free Ebook]

By Ellen Bartolino

Banner ads get a bad rap, and are often thought of as old-school due to their disruptive nature. But believe it or not, there's way to make inbound-y banner ads that actually drive results.

However, even marketers that recognize the value of banner ads struggle to design ones that don't seem spammy, let alone ones that get desired results.

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Marketing / September 19, 2016 The Decentralized Content Marketing Playbook [Infographic]
The Decentralized Content Marketing Playbook [Infographic]

By Megan Conley

In the past, content marketing revolved around one thing: your blog. Marketers lived by the promise that if they wrote quality articles on their website's blog, traffic would come. And after decades of interruptive television commercials and dinnertime cold calling, it was a welcome change in the world of marketing and selling.

But, your website isn't as important as you think -- at least not on its own.

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Marketing / September 16, 2016 The Future of Marketing: WordStream's Founder & ClassPass' CMO on Where Things Are Headed
The Future of Marketing: WordStream's Founder & ClassPass' CMO on Where Things Are Headed

By Brittany Leaning

Inbound marketing is about matching the way you market and sell with the way people actually want to shop and buy. And after reading the 2016 State of Inbound report, it became clear that inbound was beginning to change at a pace more rapid than anything we've seen before.

New technologies were being introduced. Consumers' habits were evolving. Things were different.

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Marketing / September 16, 2016 How to Create & Use Beautiful Infographics in Your Marketing [Live Master Class]
How to Create & Use Beautiful Infographics in Your Marketing [Live Master Class]

By Ellen Bartolino

Infographics are an awesome way to present information. When you combine data visualization, contextual information, and graphics, it's much easier to capture and maintain the attention of your audience.

However, creating well-designed infographics that actually help increase your traffic can be quite the process.

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Marketing / September 15, 2016 How to Use Digital Marketing to Transform Your Business
How to Use Digital Marketing to Transform Your Business

By Justin Lee

Is your company fully embracing the digital age? Is your team engaging digital transformation beyond updating your website every 6 months? For many companies, failure to adapt to new technology means getting left behind and losing business. Your prospects and customers are researching and buying online, so why aren’t you focusing on marketing to them via digital channels?

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Marketing / September 15, 2016 Gmail to Begin Supporting Responsive Design: What Google's Announcement Means for Marketers
Gmail to Begin Supporting Responsive Design: What Google's Announcement Means for Marketers

By Sophia Bernazzani

More than ever before, people are relying on their mobile devices for web browsing. In fact, a recent study from Hitwise found that almost 60% of U.S. online searches are conducted via mobile, and according to Litmus, 56% of emails were opened on mobile devices in April 2016.

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Marketing / September 15, 2016 7 of the Top Marketing Challenges Marketers Face Today [New Data]
7 of the Top Marketing Challenges Marketers Face Today [New Data]

By Lindsay Kolowich

Every marketer faces different challenges. Although we typically share similar goals, some teams are stuck on hiring top talent, while others are having trouble finding the right technology for their needs.

Whatever the case may be, there’s always at least one area that you can stand to improve. In other words, there’s always room to optimize the various components of your strategy and turn your marketing into an even more effective revenue generator.

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Marketing / September 15, 2016 How Mobile, Voice & Social Are Changing SEO [Infographic]
How Mobile, Voice & Social Are Changing SEO [Infographic]

By Brittany Leaning

"Getting found" isn't a new phenomenon for inbound marketers. In fact, being searchable is one of the founding principles of inbound marketing -- a principle that continues to evolve as consumers begin to change their habits and innovative new technologies start to emerge. 

According to the 2016 State of Inbound report, 66% of marketers agree that growing SEO is their top priority for 2017.

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Marketing / September 14, 2016 17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events
17 Great Conversation Starters to Break the Ice at Networking Events

By Amanda Zantal-Wiener

With fall on its way, the countdown to November's INBOUND 2016 event is in full-swing. Every year, thousands of marketers and their peers gather to learn, inspire, and network.

That last one -- networking -- gets a lot of us pretty excited. After all, it's how 85% of people say they've landed a job. And personally, if I'm really into an event and I'm feeling super energetic, I love to network. But I don't always feel so peppy. Then what?

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Marketing / September 14, 2016 The Future of Chatbots in Marketing [YouTube Live Event]
The Future of Chatbots in Marketing [YouTube Live Event]

By Christine White

In the world of tech, there has been a lot of news about the rise of chatbots and why people should care. Picture yourself asking a chatbot on Facebook or Slack, "Remind me to schedule a tweet about our product launch" or "Tell me what keywords our #1 competitor is raking for."

What's crazy is these already exist, and the potential for new bots to change the way we work and live is enormous.

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Marketing / September 13, 2016 A Brief Timeline of the History of Blogging
A Brief Timeline of the History of Blogging

By Amanda Zantal-Wiener

Greetings, readers. Welcome to the HubSpot Marketing Blog.

We’re very happy to have you here. You might not realize it, but getting here was no easy task. Today, in 2016, I blog for a living, which is pretty great. But were it not for the long, twisty journey that got blogging to its current state, I might not be here. You might not be reading this.

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Marketing / September 13, 2016 How Does Inbound Work for Membership Marketing?
How Does Inbound Work for Membership Marketing?

By David DeMambro

Like many other marketing strategies, inbound marketing transcends B2B, B2C, and nonprofit marketing. Inbound marketing isn't just about closing sales. It's about identifying and building trust with people in your target market. Its principles and tactics apply whether you're a business trying to acquire customers or an organization trying to acquire new members and inspiring a more engaged membership.

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