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How to Breathe New Life Into Your Google Search Results With Rich Snippets
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Google rich snippets. What the heck are those? They’re these awesome things that can help you improve your SEO, and generate more site traffic from the SERPs, and I’m going to tell you how to set them up in this post. Bet I got your attention now, right? Well to answer your question, let me […]

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The Top 8 Priorities for Any One-Man Marketing Team
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When you’re the Jack or Jill of all trades at your company, it’s hard to always follow every piece of marketing advice you read. You know you could follow it if you had a dedicated team to support you, a million-dollar budget to play with, and 48 hours in a day — but that’s not […]

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Why I Hired the Fake Steve Jobs
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HubSpot is currently hiring about 30 people a month, so normally a new hire isn’t news. But the latest addition to our marketing team is: the remarkable Dan Lyons. The writer and editor formerly known as “The Fake Steve Jobs” will be joining our inbound marketing team from his current role as Editor-in-Chief of ReadWrite. […]

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3 Big Problems Plaguing Enterprise Marketers (And How to Overcome Them)
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This blog post was inspired by and partially excerpted from our latest ebook, How to Execute Inbound: Three Lead Generation Success Stories. For deeper dives into the real-life applications of inbound marketing and how they can solve common problems faced by marketers — Enterprise marketers, in particular — download your free copy of the ebook. […]

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Pinterest Launches Free Analytics Tool for Business Accounts
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You remember a few months back when Pinterest rocked marketers’ worlds by introducing business accounts? We sure do. Now, Pinterest is taking it one step further by introducing an analytics tool for those accounts! Pretty pictures and data … I think this might be the marketing Holy Grail.

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How Even Industry Novices Can Create High-Quality Content
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We all know that the first play in the inbound marketing playbook is to create high quality, relevant content to draw your audience in. But what happens when you don’t know anything about the industry you’re writing for? Whether you’re responsible for content creation at an agency, or an in-house marketer in an industry about which you know […]

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When Content Formats Reach Their Peak: The Risk of Late Adoption
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Sit back for a second, sip your coffee, and try to think of the most insanely innovative thing you’ve seen in, say, 2013. Got something? Cool. Now I’m gonna ask you to place an over-under bet with yourself. How long do you think it’ll take for that innovation to be copied or adopted by hundreds, […]

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How Many Social Shares Did That Get? [FREE TOOL]
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I love social sharing buttons. I like them because they can serve as quiet little social calls-to-action, enticing content readers to share my articles on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. But I love them because they tell me (and everyone else) how many times those articles have been shared. Simple, transparent social media metrics. […]

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How to Create a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for Better Sales & Marketing Alignment
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Sales and Marketing are on the same team. Okay, let’s be honest: At most companies, it doesn’t actually feel that way. According to a Corporate Executive Board study, 87% of the terms Sales and Marketing use to describe each other are negative. Sales calls Marketing arts-and-crafts and irrelevant, and Marketing calls Sales simple-minded and incompetent. Don’t […]

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