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6 unpopular SEO opinions you need to consider

Search Engine Land

It seems like the search algorithm changes have been hitting harder than a Taylor Swift breakup song. There’s been much talk about core updates , helpful content , reputation abuse , etc. OpenAI is building a search engine , and Google’s Search Generative Experience is likely expanding soon. It’s getting hard to keep up, and many SEOs are having some serious FOMO.

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Proving & Improving Your Inbound Marketing Spend

The LeadG2 Blog

Inbound marketing attracts people who are actively interested in your offerings or brand to your business. Using SEO and other inbound tactics, you can bring in audiences more likely to invest in your business, services, and products. To get the most from your inbound marketing strategy, you must measure the performance of your campaigns. Measurement will involve tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) and calculating your ROI, which will help you make the necessary adjustments to y

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What Challenges do Agency-side Marketers Face?

Set Up

The 2023 Marketing Relationship Survey revealed that Delivery and Business Development remained a key challenge for Agency-side marketing leaders in the last year. Agency leaders and marketers in general are dealing with worldwide challenges like adapting to and adopting advanced technology and social platforms, budget constraints and showcasing marketing’s ROI, and navigating data privacy changes.

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7 tips for using marketing automations to drive leads

Martech

You want to capture more leads. But your marketing team is already running on fumes, attempting to drive results with limited resources. How can you use software to build a lead-generation engine that delivers big results? Marketing automations can help you streamline processes, increase productivity, and yes, capture more leads. Are you ready to shift your team into high gear?

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Do's and Don'ts: How to Pitch Your Press Release to Journalists

Speaker: Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, Author, Speaker

Yes - press releases are still relevant in the world of public relations! 🎯 Ever wondered how to write a compelling press release, or what are current best practices for pitching your news to earn media coverage? In this exclusive webinar with Michelle Garrett, PR Consultant, we’ll cover tips and advice to help you get the most out of each piece of news you pitch!

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9 proven marketing automation workflows (examples & templates)

Use Insider

6 simple and powerful marketing automation workflows We’ll begin this list with some well-known but essential workflows that most online businesses should implement and optimize. Before we dive in, note that you can build all of these workflows with Insider — our AI-native platform for individualized, cross-channel customer experiences. Our solution offers: A flexible marketing automation tool for 12+ channels.

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The 7 Best AI Video Tools for Creators and Marketers, Tried and Tested

Buffer Marketing

After analyzing millions of social media posts sent through Buffer, we discovered that video content is far and away the best-performing content type for every social media platform.  Great! But… creating enough video content to satisfy the TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram algorithm is not easy. Unlike text and photo posts, video requires a lot of work — scripting, filming, and editing your content can slow you down.

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How to Create an Effective Nonprofit Event Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

Effectively marketing a nonprofit event requires more than just hoping it becomes popular through word of mouth. At the same time, your nonprofit needs a way to publicize your event and build excitement without overspending on a limited event budget. If you have a nonprofit event coming up, whether small or large, explore the following key steps to create a plan for marketing your event.

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Demystifying Marketing's 6 Biggest Mixed Messages of 2024 with Jasper's Head of Enterprise Marketing

Hubspot Marketing

Welcome to HubSpot's Expert Edge Series , where we interview top execs at major brands to explore their perspectives on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the industry. " Use AI. But not too much AI … and in the right ways." "Optimize for SEO – but it's changing completely and irrevocably, so also optimize for other channels." "Speed and relevancy are top priorities.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Pitching Journalists To Get More From Your Owned Media

Content Marketing Institute

You spend a lot of resources on the content published on your brand’s site. Why not get a credibility boost and a wider audience for it? Put on your PR hat (or get with the PR team) and get pitching with these tips.

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The Buyer's Journey: Best Content for the Decision Stage

Aspiration Marketing

Welcome to the final stage of the buyer's journey: the decision stage. Potential customers have compared features, weighed options, and now they're staring down the final hurdle: choosing YOU. This is the decision stage of the buyer's journey, a make-or-break moment where the right content can seal the deal.

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Cracking the Code: Turning Intent Data into Go-to-Market Success

Speaker: Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo & Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2

Join Steven Bryerton, SVP of Sales at ZoomInfo, and Robin Izsak-Tseng, VP of Revenue Marketing at G2 in this webinar where you're guaranteed to walk away with a fresh understanding of and a new perspective on intent data! Turn your go-to-market motions around with intent data! Instead of searching for ways to showcase your products, reach out to the customers that are searching for your solutions — then build your messaging around their needs to set you apart from the competition. 🚀 With

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Why advertisers can no longer trust Google

Search Engine Land

The Department of Justice’s laid out a damning case against Google in the antitrust lawsuit closing argument. Search Engine Land Managing Editor Danny Goodwin highlighted some of the damaging evidence – including how Google has been increasing costs for advertisers – in How Google harms search advertisers in 20 slides In light of the revelations, I contacted search marketers to get their thoughts on Google Ads to evaluate the current confidence level.

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Cutting through the hype: Generative AI adoption in B2B

Martech

Ah, there it is again — the genAI buzz. It’s going to transform B2B sales and marketing, right? You’ve been on LinkedIn. Like me, you’ve come across a flood of posts waving hands in the air — AI is a magic pill promising to skyrocket productivity, slash costs and practically do your laundry. But here’s the wet blanket: If AI adoption was as straightforward as these posts suggest, why does nearly everyone find themselves with a case of the hives when they think about it?

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What social media tasks to automate and what to personalize

Sprout Social

When you think of a social media manager’s job, you probably picture them planning and posting content all day. But there’s much more to the job description. That clever LinkedIn or eye-catching Instagram post? Social media managers brainstormed those ideas, wrote captions, designed visuals, researched hashtags and scheduled posts for the best engagement.

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Leadership Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Meet Emmett King

Aspiration Marketing

In this edition of our Leadership Spotlight series, we had a Q&A with Emmett King about his role as an entrepreneur and angel investor.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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New Google Search AI features to help you plan, research and learn

Search Engine Land

Google is adding new AI-powered search features to Google Search and in Google Search Labs, in addition to rolling out AI Overviews to searchers in the U.S. this week. The new AI-powered features include the ability to adjust AI Overviews, multistep reasoning capabilities, planning capabilities, AI-organized search results and a new Google Lens ask-with-video feature.

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24 customer experience misconceptions debunked

Martech

It’s important that everyone is clear on the definition of customer experience. There are so many incorrect uses of the term and misconceptions about the concept itself that create confusion and dilutes the work that needs to be done. What is customer experience (CX)? Customer experience is the sum of all the interactions that a customer has with a brand over the life of the relationship with that brand.

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My commencement address: Enthusiasm in the darkness

Businesses Grow

Harbour Space University describes itself as “The State of the Art University for Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design.” But over two years, when I taught online classes for them, I also learned that it is home to some of the hungriest, most ambitious, and brightest students anywhere. I was delighted and honored to be invited to provide a short commencement speech for the students at their Bangkok campus.

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Re-engage Inactive Subscribers: Proven Strategies

Aspiration Marketing

Did you know that email marketing is one of the most effective marketing channels available today? But this impressive return on investment hinges on one crucial factor: a healthy subscriber list. Many businesses struggle with inactive subscribers on their email lists, hurting their overall email marketing efforts. The good news: you can fix this! This blog post will show you proven strategies to bring those inactive subscribers back into the fold and get your email marketing humming again.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Google AI Overviews: More searches, less satisfaction

Search Engine Land

I don’t know for a fact that people are searching less on Google. I just know it’s true. During Google I/O, Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai told us AI Overviews have resulted in an “increase in Search usage.” Pichai said the same thing during Alphabet’s Q1 2024 earnings call. But if that’s the case – doesn’t that mean AI Overviews, or the artist formerly known as Search Generative Experience (SGE), isn’t solving a problem it was supposedly invent

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The marketing ROI problem has its roots in marketing culture

Martech

Why is putting a figure on marketing ROI still a problem? While advances in marketing analytics and technology have been made, a significant portion of businesses still report facing difficulties in calculating ROI. In the fall 2023 CMO survey , CMOs report Increased pressure from the CFO to properly report and improve marketing ROI. The problem of marketing ROI is simple, but it’s difficult to solve.

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How to Recognize and Block Fake Instagram Accounts

Buffer Marketing

Over the past decade, Instagram has grown exponentially, with more than a billion monthly active users. However, with that increase in users has come an equal rise in fake accounts. According to this report, as of 2019, there were approximately 95 million fake Instagram accounts, representing about 9.5% of the platform's total user base​ With about 1 billion active users, that means roughly 1 in 10 Instagram accounts are fake.

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What You Need To Know About Recent ChatGPT and Gemini Features

Content Marketing Institute

OpenAI and Google’s AI ecosystems made headlines this week. They’re going all in on analyzing images, video, and speech features. But it’s what they didn’t say or do this week that marketers should pay attention to.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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How to archive your Universal Analytics historical data

Search Engine Land

Another Google Analytics 4 migration project deadline is fast approaching, and this deadline is hard set. On July 1, Google will delete all historical data from Universal Analytics properties. This deadline also affects Analytics 360 customers. With little more than a month until the deadline, if you have not done so by now, your organization needs to prioritize archiving your historical data.

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3 reasons why digital video and CTV are booming in 2024

Martech

Video ad spend is expected to rise 16% year-over-year in 2024. Brands are interested because of the deep penetration that CTV and digital video have with U.S. households. Streaming services and other publishers are stepping up to bring more ad-supported options to consumers, along with better ad experiences. Dig deeper: IAB NewFronts rings in the age of digital video dominance Here are three key reasons behind this growth in digital video and the numbers behind them.

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Why Every CMO Needs to Know Their Search TAM

Hubspot Marketing

As ad costs have exploded in the last year, founders and CMOs are seeking alternatives to paid acquisition. HubSpot recognized the value of organic search early, enabling our growth alongside the expanding search landscape. While AI-powered search experiences are reshaping the search landscape, we're still firm believers in search. To vet whether organic search is an opportunity for you, you need to understand your Search TAM ( Total Addressable Market ).

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The Best Email Marketing Tells a Story

Practical eCommerce - Marketing

Matt Ragland has been creating marketing emails for a decade. Storytelling drives performance, he says. The post The Best Email Marketing Tells a Story appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: How to Synergize for Success

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Exhaust, Author, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker

Recent research shows that only 50% of B2B organizations state that they have good alignment between their marketing and sales teams. This lack of alignment tremendously impacts the ability to meet business goals, and is a limiting factor for building and maintaining customer relationships. While many B2B organizations continue to struggle with aligning their marketing and sales teams, they can take practical steps to unify both teams and simplify their overall approach.

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Google adds “web” filter to only show text-based links in Google Search results

Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out a new search filter to show only text-based links in the search results. The filter is named “Web” Clicking it removes images, videos, or other forms of search results; only classic blue links are displayed. Web filter. You can find the web filter next to the other filters in the menu. Sometimes that means it is on the same line as the video filter, news filter and so on.

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Martech spending falls to lowest level in 10 years

Martech

Marketing technology spending fell this year, reaching its lowest level in a decade, according to a new Gartner report. Martech is now getting 23.8% of the marketing budget, down from about 25.4% in 2023, according to Gartner’s 2024 CMO Spend Survey. Spending also fell for staff and agencies, while paid media grew. It went from 25.6% last year to 27.9% in 2024.

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Time To Evolve Your Social Media Strategy for 2024

Content Marketing Institute

The TikTok “ban” grabs the headlines. But TikTok’s impact on other social media algorithms has a bigger impact for marketers. Is your content and marketing strategy ready?

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How to Optimize Your Videos to Reach More of the Right People

Social Media Examiner

Want to ensure that your videos are relevant to your target audience? Looking for tactics to retain viewers at various stages of the customer journey? In this article, we’ll explore how to optimize your videos to reach the right people. Why Videos Tend to Underperform In today's digital age, video has become an essential tool […] The post How to Optimize Your Videos to Reach More of the Right People appeared first on Social Media Examiner.

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How to Leverage Behavioral Science Insights for Direct Mail Success

Speaker: Neal Boornazian, President and Nancy Harhut, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer - HBT Marketing

Direct mail has consistently remained a powerful tool in the marketer's arsenal, but in an age of digital dominance, its effectiveness hinges on the strategic integration of behavioral science. 💡 When you incorporate powerful behavioral science principles into your direct mail marketing strategies, you can prompt the hardwired decision-making shortcuts your audience relies on — and that automatically unlocks new avenues for engagement, conversion, and brand loyalty.