INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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Your Marketing Measurement & Reporting Checklist (infographic)

June 26,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

When HubSpot asked marketers about their top priorities, over the years, one of the perennial top contenders has been the need to prove the ROI of marketing activities. (See more insights in the State of Inbound report.)

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Topics: Analytics, Metrics, Reporting

Why And How To Set Goals For Your Content Marketing Campaigns

May 05,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

We all constantly set goals, some informal, others documented for our reference and for others. As a runner, I’ve seen many different approaches to setting goals. Some runners have very specific time goals—such as meeting the qualifying time to be able to run the Boston Marathon — while others take a less disciplined approach with goals to simply finish the race and enjoy it. I’ve even seen a runner whose goal was to pet 200 dogs in the course of a half-marathon as a fundraising endeavor.

Every runner sets goals based on what he or she wants from the race. It makes it easier to stay focused during the months of training leading up to the big event.

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Topics: Goal Setting, Analytics, Metrics

B2B Content Marketing Statistics For 2020

April 22,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

Some things about content marketing change from year to year, and others simply become more obvious. When it comes to the advantages of working from a documented content marketing strategy, the answer is obvious: Having a strategy pays off.

That can be seen in the results of the Content Marketing Institute’s annual survey of B2B marketers, in which one of their continuing questions is: Do you have a documented content marketing strategy?

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Topics: Content, Strategy, Analytics

An Inside Look At Our Lead Generation Superstars

February 13,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

In marketing, as with almost any endeavor, there is theory and there is reality. Just ask any veteran of a given profession who has recently had a conversation with a freshly-graduated newcomer full of ideas about “how it works” that come from classes and books.

Those classes and books are great, and should be very close to what happens on the ground and in the trenches, but real-world results can also be much different. Which is why it pays to take time to review your actual results and see how they compare to what you would have expected based on best practices and industry averages.

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Topics: Lead Nurturing, Lead Generation, Landing Pages, Content, Analytics

What Do You Know About Your Marketing Content?

January 01,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

No marketing or public relations campaign is completed when the last of the content is published and promoted. There is still one important step to undertake in order to maximize the results of your next campaign: analysis.

It is important to know as much as you can about your content and campaign, and the results it yields, in order to improve the next time around. That means monitoring key metrics, digging through the data, and uncovering what Spiralytics calls content intelligence in this infographic.

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Topics: Content, Analytics, Audits

Are You Doing What It Takes To Prove ROI? (infographic)

November 16,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

When it is time to put in your budget request for the upcoming year, and fight for the funding you know your marketing strategy needs, will you have the data to back up your request?

While marketing teams may be convinced of the value of their work, the executive suite may not have the same perspective, and other departments will be vying for the same dollars. That means it is essential for marketers to prove that they are providing a return on investment.

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Topics: Analytics, Metrics

Dig Into Traffic Sources & Page Metrics With HubSpot

June 26,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

I’ve talked recently about using conversion rates to pinpoint your most effective inbound marketing elements — which offers, landing pages and blog posts most consistently generate new online leads — so let’s continue geeking out about metrics and numbers for just a bit. While I love the creative process of developing marketing strategies and campaign materials, I also love seeing the results in cold, hard data.

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Topics: Website, HubSpot, Analytics

Using Conversion Rate Data to Plan Campaigns

June 19,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

While marketing involves a certain level of art, in the creativity needed to develop messaging and craft visual elements, it is in many ways a numbers game.

Those numbers should begin with the goals you set for your marketing, determined by working backward from the needed customers and revenue, through the leads needed to close those sales, to the contacts and web traffic required to generate the necessary number of leads.

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Topics: Strategy, HubSpot, Analytics

HubSpot Blog Metrics: A Tour of HubSpot’s Measuring Tools

April 26,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

If you’ve been reading the Inbound Accelerator the last few weeks, you’ve heard about how important it is to monitor your business blog’s performance in order to stack up actual results against goals, make decisions to improve future performance, and prove the ROI of your inbound marketing efforts.

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Topics: Blog, HubSpot, Analytics, Metrics

Blog Metrics To Measure & Use (Part 2- Lead Conversion)

April 17,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Measuring blog metrics is an essential task if you want to be able to improve your business blog results and prove the ROI it provides for your marketing strategy. Last week, we covered the first segment of metrics you should be tracking: Traffic.

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Topics: Blog, Analytics, Metrics, ROI, analysis

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