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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

Quick Marketing Tip: Set SMART Goals for 2018

December 18,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

Have you outlined your 2018 inbound marketing campaign calendar yet? What about goals—do you know what you want those campaigns to achieve?

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Topics: Strategy, Analytics, analysis

Identify the Marketing Content That Creates Customers

November 09,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

We know from years of surveys that generating website traffic is always a challenge and a top priority for marketers. You’ll find it listed in the State of Inbound 2017 report created by HubSpot, and in the 2016 report, and in the same reports for years before that.

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Topics: Lead Nurturing, Lead Generation, Analytics

Dig Into Your HubSpot Data for a Marketing Success Audit

September 12,2017 | BY: Kristin Jones

As we near the end of 2017, now is the perfect time to make use of the seemingly endless list of metrics available through HubSpot and other automated marketing solutions that enable closed loop marketing. Digging deep into the data with an audit can help you identify areas for improvement and pinpoint your most effective tactics in order to replicate them.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Analytics

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