We have been a HubSpot Partner Agency for about six years now, and it's been one heck of a whirlwind. When we started with HubSpot, we really didn't think that inbound was as intensive of an undertaking as it would prove to be. See, we were already performing and executing on all kinds of inbound marketing tactics - website design, search engine optimization, blogging, social media, email marketing, landing pages and diving deep into analytics. So, this inbound thing was just a nice way of wrapping it all up together, right? Eh...not exactly.
HubSpot is one of the world’s leading marketing automation platforms and they have also added on sales, service, and CMS website platform options in the last few years. While they realize that they will never be an all-in-one platform (mostly because that is genuinely impossible), they have adopted an all-on-one mantra. Through all of the thousands of native and 3rd party integrations, you truly can turn your HubSpot portal into your all-on-one option.
That being said, HubSpot can also be a lot to handle and it’s easy to lose sight of all of the things that HubSpot can do simply because there are so many moving parts.
Everyone likes getting something for free and now is the time to give it to them. Like we've talked about in many of our blog posts including How to Use Calls-to-Action in Your Lead Nurturing Campaign, 8 Ideas to Generate More Leads Online Today, and 5 Reasons Your Content Marketing Strategy Sucks, if you had the best website ever created, but didn't give your visitors a reason or a way to become a lead, you might as well not even have a website.
But, getting someone to become a lead isn't as easy as just having a form on your site. You've got to provide your visitors with an offer that they want to take advantage of.
A new year means a new opportunity to make 2021 the best year yet. For many businesses, that also means a website makeover may be on the horizon. While not every business needs (or has the budget) to completely redo their website, there are things that you can do to give your website a digital face lift in the new year. Here are six of our favorite website additions and changes that you can make right away to improve your online presence.
Pay-per-click advertising is one of the most effective forms of advertising in the world today and businesses from brand new startups and mom-and-pop shops all the way up to Fortune 100 businesses rely on pay-per-click to drive revenue and grow their businesses. There are several kinds of pay-per-click advertising (PPC) including search engine marketing, social media advertising, retargeting, and display advertising. They all serve their own purpose, but today I am going to be specifically talking about search PPC.
If you have looked at the HubSpot app marketplace recently, you’ve probably noticed the expanded number of native integrations available and that it keeps growing by the day. HubSpot never sought out to be the all-in-one platform (regardless of how much it may feel like it). They set out to be the all-ON-one platform. They realized that they couldn’t check every single box. That there were always going to be other tools that we, as businesses, needed. And they embraced it. They created the app marketplace and over the last year, they’ve really invested in it.
For a marketing agency, there are plenty of software tools that you can hitch your wagon to. And those software tools can be in all kinds of segments - marketing automation, sales tools, chat, email, website hosting, productivity, etc.
Several years ago when we were looking through all of the tools that we could partner with, one quickly floated to the top - HubSpot. In 2014 we became a HubSpot Agency and joined their partner program. Why? Well I'm glad you asked...
When it comes to content, far too many businesses are making content for the sake of making content. No strategy. No real purpose. Except to put out content.
When we think about a content management system (CMS), we typically think of the biggest player out there - WordPress. And when we think about WordPress, we think about "free", right? So why in the heck would you spend $300/month for HubSpot CMS Professional or even $900/month for HubSpot CMS Enterprise?
Well...all CMS's aren't created equal.
There are so many mediums that you can take advantage of when you are ready to market your business, but for some reason podcasting always seems to be forgotten. Regardless of your industry, podcasting can create a lot of exposure and as Ben Baker of Your Brand Marketing explains in this episode of the Gettin' Buzz'd Podcast, it can be so much more than just the 15 or 30 minutes of audio for your business.