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An Innovative Approach for Aligning Marketing with Sales

Not all clients are created equal. You’ve witnessed this first-hand as a B2B marketer. The number of prospects that tell you they’ll get back to you but never do, completely ignore your pitches, or outright unsubscribe from your email list is enough to dishearten the most motivated marketer. But you’re not disheartened, are you? Well, […]

Brad Smithin
October 7, 2017

The Hard Truth About CTR

Click-through rate (CTR) is one of the first metrics on the monthly report. Everyone obsesses over it, wondering why Campaign A is outperforming Campaign B. But here’s the thing. It’s actually not that important. Not in the grand scheme of things, anyway. It does serve a purpose. It can be a helpful leading indicator to […]

Brad Smithin
September 30, 2017

Monthly Reporting Is Not Enough

How many leads did you reach this month? If you’re a marketer, chances are you already have a report handy with the answer. Monthly reporting is crucial to the success of any business. It gives a glimpse into which marketing efforts are paying off and which you need to improve (or eliminate.) Without a data-driven […]

Got Your Budget Cut? Here’s What to Do About It

While the majority of marketers are expecting increases to their marketing budget this year, 14% are bracing for a cut. This is up from only 3% who expected cuts a few years ago and is the second highest reported percentage in the last five years for B2B marketers. Budget cuts, while unpleasant, aren’t necessarily the […]

B2B Marketing Basics: Understanding Your Audience (Part 2!)

Effective B2B marketing is kind of like the third date. You’ve gone out twice before, each time carefully gathering and storing information given by the other person. Where they are from. The last place they went on vacation. Their favorite show on Netflix. Then, if you’ve done your job right, on the third date you […]

Brad Smithin
August 28, 2017

Don’t Start a Campaign without these 11 B2B Marketing Tools

High conversion rates aren’t an accident. There’s nothing fluky about them. Yet only 22% of companies feel that their conversion rates are adequate, according to HubSpot. So how can you avoid being the other 78%? Start by using tools that solve problems and provide shortcuts. There’s no reason to guess which campaigns will work. You […]

Brad Smithin
August 18, 2017

Share of SERP: A B2B Cheat Sheet to Maximizing Your Inbound Lead Generation from Search Marketing

Every day, more than 6 billion queries are typed into Google. That’s more than 6 billion chances for a link to your website to appear on someone’s screen. You like your odds. But there’s a lot standing in your way. You find yourself asking a lot of questions, like “what keyword should I target?” and […]

5 B2B Marketing Strategies to Show Up on the First Page of Google without Ranking Organically

There are absolutely no guarantees with SEO. You could spend thousands of hours (and dollars) trying to organically rank for big keywords and still find your website stuck in the SERP swamps. Not every company has the kind of time and resources to sink into SEO, anyway. The reality is that unless you’re already one […]

3 Marketing Activities to Increase Your Google SERP CTR

Keyword rankings used to be more important than they are today. The vast majority of clicks went to the first few positions. So getting into the first three positions meant everything. Even the third position would receive exponentially more clicks than positions six through ten. However, that’s all starting to change. SERPs are personalized to […]

Why Monopolizing SERPs is Your Next Best B2B Marketing Tip

Today’s SEO is far more nuanced and sophisticated than even just a few years ago. That’s because search engines are more fluid, faster, and smarter, too. They can understand what you’re looking for and why you might be looking for it, in fractions of a second, before completely personalizing the results you see. Then they […]

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