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Google Launches Dramatic Redesign of Google+, Emphasizing Context and Content Discovery
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You may have caught wind of some of the announcements coming out of the Google I/O conference over the past couple of days. And while we made some high-level observations here yesterday about how this year’s emphasis seems to be on context, there was one announcement we thought deserved more of our attention: the complete […]

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8 Data-Based Tips for Optimizing Your Content on Pinterest and Instagram
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Even though the two most popular social networks to emerge in the past few years (Instagram and Pinterest) revolve around visual content, there isn’t much data about what content performs best on these platforms. Because Instagram and Pinterest revolve around visual (not textual) content and their APIs are difficult to access, it can be challenging to […]

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The 10 Cutest Brand Mascots of All Time
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This post is full of gratuitous cuteness. Here’s why. I’m looking into some flights to Ireland (I’m a sufferer of the most debilitating form of wanderlust), and I’m using the flight comparison engine Hipmunk to find a flight. I used to use a couple other ones, but the Hipmunk chipmunk is just so cute it’s […]

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INBOUND Keynoters Nate Silver and Scott Harrison Named 'Most Creative People in Business'
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He became famous by creating a blog; his work is data-driven and based on statistical analysis; and he has disrupted the world of politics by applying science and information to a field where pundits and practitioners traditionally relied on an inefficient and outdated mix of voodoo, superstition, and intuition.

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Practical Tips for Modern SEO From the Best Minds in Europe
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The only certainty in the SEO world — or, really, the digital marketing world — is change. And over the past two years, we have seen a whole lot of it. Both Google Panda & Penguin have severely disrupted what works for search marketers, leaving many rather confused about what they should be doing to attract more organic […]

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6 'About Us' Pages That Are Probably Better Than Yours
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When you’re building a website, it’s tempting to get distracted by all the bells and whistles of the design process and forget all about creating compelling content. But having awesome content on your website is crucial to making inbound marketing work for your business.

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In (Partial) Defense of Tracking Cookies
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It’s easy to hate on tracking cookies. Wouldn’t life be great if browsers just shut cookies off altogether — and kept them off? No more annoying ads! No more interruptions! No more feeling like you’re being stalked by those hiking boots you looked at last week, didn’t purchase, but now keep popping up in ads on […]

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Google I/O and the Push for Better Context
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Google’s big I/O conference launched today, with a raft of product rollouts and introductions, including a new music service and improvements to its Maps app and Google+ social network. But the big-picture takeaway, to me anyway, was that Google, across almost every part of its business, is trying to create a

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10 Remarkable Discoveries About Inbound Marketing in Europe [NEW REPORT]
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When HubSpot launched our international headquarters in Dublin this January, we wanted to transform the way people do marketing. An important part of that mission is understanding what inbound means to European marketers and their companies. At HubSpot, we have strong opinions on inbound marketing, but we wanted to hear from other marketers in Europe […]

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