What Metrics to Measure Content Marketing Effectiveness With

What Metrics to Measure Content Marketing Effectiveness With

Because building content authority requires time and momentum, companies often get frustrated with measuring the effectiveness of the strategy and aligning those metrics with revenue generated. We tend to discuss metrics in the terms of leading indicators and actual conversion metrics. The two are related, but it requires some work to recognize the impact of – example – likes on conversions. Perhaps the Facebook likes …

6 Benefits of Branded Forums and Online Communities

Online Communities and Forums

This week, we released a major update of our email newsletter plugin for WordPress. One of the elements we struggled with was dealing with all the different ways customers were attempting to contact us with feature requests, implementation questions, or problems. WordPress plugins have their own support forums, we had website contact form submissions, and we had tested a helpdesk. With all of that – …

How Leads are Generated through Marketing Automation

How Leads are Generated with Marketing Automation

We’ve written in-depth about marketing automation strategies, what features are critical, and the challenges with executing those strategies to drive leads. The goal of marketing automation is to bridge a critical gap between sales and marketing, ultimately driving great leads to the sales department at the right time. This helps to improve the lead quality as well as reduce the effort needed to close the …

The History of Email and Email Design

History of Email and Email Design

44 years ago, Raymond Tomlinson was working on ARPANET (the U.S. Government’s precursor to the publicly available Internet), and invented email. It was a pretty big deal because up until that point, messages could only be sent and read on the same computer. This allowed a user and a destination separated by the & symbol. When he showed colleague Jerry Burchfiel, the response was: Don’t …

How to Check Your Domain’s Rank by Keyword on Mobile and Desktop

SEO Keyword Research Mistakes

Key to a successful search engine marketing strategy is understanding the keywords that search engine visitors are utilizing to find your company. You would be surprised at how many companies I speak to that have not done any keyword research. The result of not doing research in an online marketing strategy is that your company winds up being identified for irrelevant terms – attracting the …