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Why You Might Want to Be More Negative in Your Marketing
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Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Of course you have. We all have. Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and then have to be cheery? Like, interact in social media? Write an engaging blog post? Put together a lovable email marketing campaign? Ugh. Those are the times […]

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Why the Blog Post Is the New Ad Unit
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Back at the turn of the century, blogging was in a nascent state. Over the next five years, many individuals and news organizations discovered the benefits of blogging. And soon after, brands began to realize that creating content (actually they just called it blogging back then) could greatly benefit both SEO efforts and brand awareness.

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A Simple Explanation of the Math Behind 7 Common Marketing Metrics
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There’s this misconception that marketers don’t know how to do math. Instead of debating whether there’s any validity to that statement (because that debate is ridiculous), let’s help any marketers out there that aren’t confident in their math skills. How? I figured we could start by explaining the math behind some common metrics we use […]

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New Calculator Tracks Mobile Marketing ROI, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week
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This has been an amazing week for inbound marketers. Why? Well it seems this week, a number of companies have been working hard to bring us more tools and services to help track and calculate our marketing return-on-investment. And if there’s one thing inbound marketers love, it’s knowing how to calculate our ROI. We have […]

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How to Tell Google Not to Index a Page in Search Results [Quick Tip]
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Indexing as many pages on your website as possible is tempting for marketers who are trying to boost their search engine authority. While it’s true that publishing more pages that are relevant for a particular keyword (assuming they’re also high quality) will improve your ranking for that keyword, sometimes there’s just more value in keeping […]

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Native Advertising Is Broken: Here's How to Fix It
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Native advertising is all the rage these days. Companies like BuzzFeed and ShareThrough have based their business models on the notion that in-stream, organic-like content will save the day and finally allow everyone to retire those tired and underperforming banner ads to a nice tropical island far, far away.

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Why We Acquired Two More Companies … And We’re Just Getting Started
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As you may have seen this morning, HubSpot has acquired Chime and PrepWork, both of whom will bring great innovation and unique IP to the HubSpot team. Below, I’ve outlined why we made these specific acquisitions and explained how we view acquisitions like these as part of our commitment to rapid growth and transforming the […]

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The Marketer’s Go-To Guide for Creating Data-Based Content
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We inbound marketers are a unique bunch. One day we love to dream up lovable campaigns to delight our audience, and the next we want nothing more than to dive into some data. As more and more companies begin to turn on their inbound marketing machine and start creating content, let’s remember that our inherent […]

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The 10 Commandments of DIY Marketing Design
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When we first posted a photo of our do-it-yourself design ebook cover on Facebook, one of our fans challenged us a bit on whether we really designed the cover ourselves by commenting, “I bet 1 million $ they hired someone to design that image.” Since I’m the guy who leads the creative services part of […]

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