Inbound Marketing Blog

Understanding the Basics of Inbound Marketing with the Buyer’s Journey

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Aug 18, 2017 1:01:29 PM

We all know that today’s consumer is well informed. Technology makes it easier than ever for users to research and compare products or services online before purchasing. In fact, 88% of consumers research before they buy, consulting an average of 10.4 sources. With access to product information at their fingertips, there’s never been a better time to be a consumer. However, marketers need to understand the buyer’s journey in order to stay in front of users.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing

Why Should I Incorporate Video into My Inbound Marketing Strategy?

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Aug 15, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Video has become an integral part of inbound marketing strategy. Why? Because video stands out, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

Attention spans are dwindling, and research shows that marketers have only eight seconds to capture a user’s attention. The easiest way to grab someone’s attention is to create content that is easily-digestible and engaging. From vlogs to testimonials and tutorials, video has proven to be successful. So, finding ways to incorporate video into your marketing strategy is more important now than it ever has been before.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Video Marketing

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 14, 2017 4:26:47 PM

Inbound marketing relies heavily on creating engaging online content that your audience will value. This content can take a variety of forms, including video, graphics, and audio; however, to reach the widest audience online, much of it must be written. If writing isn’t your strong suit, don’t worry. Following these five basic tips will help you get your ideas into written form that will draw your readers in and communicate your message effectively.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Creation

How Can I Use My Blog to Increase Brand Awareness?

Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 11, 2017 9:05:00 AM

If you want your website to be more than a virtual pamphlet about your business that’s easily lost in the practically endless pile of online content already out there, you need to provide enough substantial content for search engines to identify your site as one that provides valuable answers to questions users are asking. If your website isn’t showing up in search engine results for queries related to your business, then it’s not going to draw new potential customers who aren’t already aware of your products or services. A blog provides an easy way to regularly add fresh, relevant content to your website that addresses questions your potential customers are asking now.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

Where to Find Free Inbound Marketing Training and Resources

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Aug 9, 2017 3:29:00 PM

If you're looking for some inbound marketing training and resources, then you've come to the right place! I'm going to share some of my favorite resources to help you learn inbound marketing best practices, tips, and tricks. Discover what's new and next in marketing, and get certified along the way.  

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Topics: Inbound Marketing

How Is AI Transforming SEO?

Posted by Diane Campbell on Aug 7, 2017 8:42:00 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come to organic search, and it’s changing the way marketers approach search engine optimization (SEO). Google began rolling out its AI-based search called RankBrain in early 2015. Since then, this new application of machine learning has proven to be an effective way of bringing users the kinds of results they’re looking for. So, how do you optimize your online content for AI? The simplest—and best—answer is essentially the same as it always has been: Give your audience what they’re looking for.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Content Creation

How and Why to Repurpose Your Content

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Aug 5, 2017 4:15:00 PM

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time creating content. Each blog post or ebook is carefully crafted, and you care about the end result for your readers. So why spend so much time writing and developing content to only publish it once? Content should be a gift that keeps on giving. And unlike re-gifting the t-shirt or coffee maker you got for Christmas, it’s not considered a social faux pas to re-gift—or repurpose—your content.   

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Content Creation

SEO Basics: How Long Should My Blog Articles Be?

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Aug 1, 2017 3:43:00 PM

The answer to this question is probably more complex than you think (or want to believe). Over the past few years, many bloggers have pushed for 500–800-word (on average) blog articles, thinking that was the sweet spot. They weren’t necessarily wrong, but if we don’t keep learning and evolving with the latest SEO advancements and effective tactics, we’ll quickly lose touch, and our strategies will lose their value.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Content Creation

Case Study: Hedrick Construction Builds Business with Blue Frog

Posted by Laura Stroup on Jul 29, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Hedrick Construction, based in Huxley, Iowa, specializes in roofing installation and repairs. At the time Hedrick Construction made the decision to partner with Blue Frog, the company sought to build an online presence in order to help more potential customers find the company online, attract more website visitors, and convert visitors into customers. In the four years since partnering with Blue Frog, Hedrick Construction has increased website traffic 19,527% and generated 583 leads.

 

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Topics: Inbound Marketing

How to Augment Your Inbound Marketing Strategy with Smart Content

Posted by Mikayla Wilson on Jul 25, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Have you ever met a stranger and just instantly hit it off? Your conversations flow and you feel like you perfectly understand one another. What if your website could be like that stranger?

Make your website your number one salesperson with smart content.

 

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Topics: Inbound Marketing