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Is Google Abusing Its Monopoly Power?
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This post originally appeared on Up & to the Right, a new section on the HubSpot inbound marketing blog. As we reported last week, Google is going to start encrypting all search activity except for clicks on ads. This has huge (and very bad) implications for marketers, who will no longer get valuable keyword data […]

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6 Smart Collaborations Between Nonprofits and Brands for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each October, a considerable amount of organizations and businesses help the cause in a variety of ways — from fundraisers to 5Ks. Many nonprofits are likely still looking for ways to give to the cause this month but may be uncertain about the best […]

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Emails Not Getting Into Your Lists' Inboxes? Try Focusing on Engagement
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Let’s face it: The way in which email now makes it to the inbox is different than it was a couple of years ago. The big dogs of the ISP world (Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo) have changed the way they look at and value emails, from a content-identification system to an engagement/behavioral model.

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10 Ways to Make Your Content More Fun to Read
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“But I write about mortgages (or some other similarly ‘boring‘ topic) — there’s no way I can possibly make my content fun to read.” For many of you in the B2B boat, this is probably an excuse you can easily relate to. But I’m going to fight you on this one because, hey, I’m a B2B […]

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What if Your Marketing Shut Down for a Month?
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Well folks, it happened. For the first time in 17 years, the United States federal government officially shut down today. This means that roughly 800,000 nonessential public sector employees were sent home from work without pay as legislators work toward a solution for implementing a new spending bill — an extremely unfortunate situation for the […]

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How to Use Google Webmaster Tools for Better Post-Encryption Keyword Insight
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Remember that day when Google encrypted all keyword data without telling anyone? Yeah, that sucked. For marketers especially, it was a sad, sad day. But if we’re honest with ourselves, based on how the (not provided) count has continuously crept up since it first came into existence in October 2011, it’s hard to say we […]

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6 Ways to Reduce Wasted AdWords Spend
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Even though I think Google AdWords is one of the greatest advertising systems there is, I’m the first to admit that Google makes it really easy to waste your money. A lot of the default settings in AdWords are there to maximize your reach — which is great if you want the highest possible number […]

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A Free, Customizable Template to Help You Prove Marketing ROI [+ SlideShare]
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It’s a brand new month, everyone! It’s a time for new beginnings. New campaigns, new landing pages, new blog posts, new emails, and new social media posts are all on the horizon.  But wait … aren’t we forgetting something? With last month’s activities all done, we need to pause for a second to examine what […]

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8 Ways to Engage Alumni With Google Hangouts
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Alumni relations pros are constantly on a mission to build lifelong relationships with their alumni. Ideally, alumni could visit campus regularly and interact with their alumni relations office in person. Yet, with increasingly global alumni communities, that’s becoming a greater challenge.

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