INBOUND ACCELERATOR

A blog dedicated to advancing inbound marketing and PR

     

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: Metrics, Analytics

When You Need Someone Else to Make Sense of the Numbers

November 15,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Some see marketing and communications as an art. And it definitely can be: crafting creative text and images that elicit emotion and drive action requires creativity, vision, and an understanding of how words and visual elements work together. That’s the art.

But, it is also a science. Marketing success relies on data, as well. That includes both the data that help tell your brand’s stories (see more on using data in marketing content here: 5 Ways To Use Survey Data) and analyzing your own performance data to find ways to improve future campaigns.

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Topics: Metrics, analysis, Audits

Rate Your Inbound Marketing Measurement & Analysis (quiz)

July 31,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

When was the last time you reviewed your blog analytics, or checked on the conversion rates of your top-performing landing pages? How do your numbers match up against your documented goals?

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Topics: analysis, Metrics, Analyze

Social Media Tip: Keep Tabs On Your Numbers

June 25,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

For many marketers, one of the biggest challenges is proving the effectiveness of each marketing channel, tactic or message. In fact, in the annual State of Inbound Report, “proving ROI” consistently ranks at the top of the list of challenges.

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Topics: Social Media, Metrics

What Your Small Business Can Learn From Facebook Insights

May 16,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Tracking metrics and measuring results are key elements in any marketing plan, whether the business is large or small. Without measurement and analysis, you won’t know if you are spending your limited marketing budget in the right places or if you could improve results with simple changes.

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Topics: Social Media, Metrics

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: HubSpot, Blog, Metrics, Analytics

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, ROI, Metrics, analysis

Blog Metrics to Measure & Use (Part 1-Traffic)

April 12,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

One of the key steps in any marketing campaign is analysis — reviewing results to find what works, what doesn’t, and how you can improve the next round. Business blogs written to fuel inbound marketing are no different.

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Topics: Blog, Metrics, Analyze, analysis

Business Blogging Benchmarks That Impact Traffic & Leads

April 06,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

Two questions are at the center of developing a business blog strategy to drive inbound marketing:

How often should I publish blog posts?

How long will it take to have a sizeable impact on my website traffic and lead generation?

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Topics: Blogging, benchmarks, Metrics

Email Marketing Benchmarks: 10 Industries & 5 Tips

March 22,2018 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Amongst inbound marketers, email marketing is an essential tool for connecting with prospects, contacts and leads, and while each brand and each industry will have a different approach to using email marketing, everyone should be measuring key metrics and seeking ways to improve them.

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Topics: Email, Metrics, benchmarks

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