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What is Inbound Marketing and Why do You Need It?

True marketing is about creativity, finding ways to not only reach your audience so that you can tell them about your product and service, but to nurture relationships and create an unforgettable experience that will inspire them to tell their friends and keep them coming back for more.

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What is the Best Blogging Platform For My Business?

If you've kept up with our blog, social media posts, or happened to bump into anyone from HIVE on the street, then you know that we're pretty passionate about the importance of blogging. Ok, we may be a bit obsessed. But, it's for good reason. We've seen tremendous results for clients that have embraced the beauty and power of a well thought out and executed blog.

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How Blogging Helps Your SEO Campaign

Like we talked about in 7 Tips to Improve Your SEO Campaign Today, we live in an SEO world. If you can't be found online through search engines, you may as well not exist. Ok, well that may be a little extreme, but it is definitely a marketing tactic that can make or break your business. An SEO campaign really is vital to most businesses anymore.

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The Anatomy of Writing Blogs to Generate Leads Online

Writing blogs is something that we preach about to all of our clients, but writing for the sake of writing isn't effective. It's also ineffective making mistakes with the content within your blog posts. In order to have a blog (and specific posts) that help you generate leads online, you've got to make sure that your blog posts are solid from top to bottom. 

What does that mean though? What items are you potentially missing when writing blogs? Let's take a look at the anatomy of an effective blog post and how each section should be done in order to get the SEO benefits of the post which will help you generate more leads!

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How HubSpot Marketing Software Makes Writing Blogs SO Much Easier

We've talked a lot about how blogging can be beneficial for your business. It not only serves to provide your customers and prospecitve customers with valuable information, it also helps bring more leads to your site and establishes you as a thought leader in your industry. But the fact of the matter is that blogging can be time-consuming and difficult especially if it isn't your full-time job or you have to, you know, run your actual business. So how can you reap the many benefits of blogging in a more efficient way? By using HubSpot's Marketing Software!

Before I jump into some of the great benefits of using HubSpot for blogging, I want to make sure that you, as reader are ready to take that next step with blogging. If you're still not sure if blogging is right for your business, check out our 5 Reasons Blogging For Business Is A MUST.

If you know you want to blog but aren't sure where to start, check out some of these helpful posts: 

For those of you who know for sure that you want to be blogging and have a pretty good idea of the things that need to happen for your blogs to be beneficial, read on to learn how HubSpot can make your blogging easier and more effective.

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How Writing Blogs Can Help Build Your Health and Wellness Company

You've probably heard that blogging can be incredibly beneficial for your business. But you also might be wondering how exactly blogging can help you grow the business. After all, it can be a total time suck and how can you ensure that anyone will want to even read it? Is this really something worth the time it takes? Well I'm here to tell you that blogging is definitely worth it. In fact, consider the following stats:
  • 81% of US online consumers trust information and advice from blogs. 
  • Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links. (Source: Hubspot)
  • 92% of companies who blog multiple times per day have acquired a customer from their blog. (Source: HubSpot)
  • B2B marketers who use blogs generate 67% more leads than those that do not. (Source: InsideView)
  • 81% of companies consider their blogs “useful,” “important,” or “critical”. (Source: Hubspot)
These stats make it pretty clear that consumers are trusting information from blogs more than they ever have in the past. And as a health and wellness business, you can leverage and even profit off of that by investing in writing blogs for your company. You might still be wondering, however,  how exactly writing blogs can help you grow the business. Let's take a look at some of the ways blogging can benefit you.
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SEO Optimizing Your Blog Post with HubSpot

As a marketer, you're probably already aware of how important it is to write your blogs with SEO in mind. I've spent time explaining how to choose a keyword, where to place that keyword in your blog and how to make sure that you are doing everything necessary for Google (and other search engines...which exist...kind of) to know how to return your blog in it's search results and help people find your business. But all of these steps can feel incredibly overwhelming! There's so much to remember and make sure you're doing correctly! How can you possibly be expected to get it right every time?

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The Statistics Behind Writing Blogs for Your Business

Blogging is a commitment. It's a tactic that takes a lot of time, effort, research, and a talent for writing. Because there are so many barriers, it's a tactic that is really only used effectively by larger brands, professional bloggers, and businesses with a successful writer on staff. Well, we're here to tell you that you CAN do it and it CAN result in new customers for your business. Writing blogs isn't easy, but committing to it will only help your business grow.

Blogging is one of those tactics that businesses typically get behind 100% or that completely falls off and gets forgotten about. Let's take a look at 5 reasons your business should be getting behind blogging and the statistics to back it up!

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How to Build a Blog Following

Many businesses will eventually journey into the world of blogging, but there are two big reasons that it can fall flat - 1. they can't keep up with the time commitment and 2. they get discouraged and give up. It's fairly easy to get discouraged with blogging because it's not an immediate fix. If you are only looking for an immediate fix you'd be much better off utilizing pay-per-click advertising than blogging. Blogging is meant to be part of a longer term strategy that provides your visitors with educational and entertaining content that helps establish your brand as an authority in your industry. 

One of the most discouraging things about blogging can be the struggle of building a following. Let's take a look at a few tips on how to build a blog following for your business!

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Writing Blogs: 10 Mistakes To Avoid

So you've finally decided to start blogging. Maybe you've realized that content really is king or maybe you've just read so many of our blog posts about it that you've decided to find out what the fuss is about. ;)
No matter what the reason is, you're making a great decision. One thing to understand is that not all blogging is created equal. Just having a blog is not a sound strategy. We have compiled a list of ten common mistakes to avoid when writing blogs for your business.
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