HubSpot is one of the best tools in any marketing or sales team's arsenal, but a tool is really only as good as the person using it. Our CAM (Channel Account Manager) at HubSpot, Jacob (@jacobin617), loves to use the analogy of a helicopter. It goes something like this -
If someone asked you if you wanted a helicopter, what would you say? You'd say heck yeah!
Then they'd drop the helicopter off in your backyard and you'd have no idea what to do with it. Where do you get gas for the helicopter? How do you fly it (hint: that's not how!)? Who does helicopter maintenance? There are so many questions to go along with your cool new toy.
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.
Well this is a loaded question and the answer is yes...
We are often asked, "So does HubSpot work? Should I use it?" And even though we are a HubSpot Partner Agency, the answer is not always yes. Not everyone is a good fit for HubSpot or for inbound marketing. It's different for every business, but that's not the answer that you really wanted, was it? I know that I hate when I click on a blog title that seems like it will answer the question that I have and then they give some vague "yes and no" answer like that. So, let us clarify a bit.
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:
- 5 Steps to Amazing Blog Titles
- Blogging for People Who Hate Writing Blogs
- How to Start Writing Blogs That Will Positively Impact Your SEO
- Writing Blogs: 10 Mistakes to Avoid
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.
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?
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing software and has always been known for it's innovative approach to inbound marketing and software. HubSpot has always been driven to help businesses grow and succeed through their inbound marketing. And while it is definitely possible for companies to manage all of their own inbound makreting in-house (more on that in a minute), HubSpot also recognized the value for companies to partner with marketing agencies
So what does working with a HubSpot Partner Agency mean to you as a client? Let's take a look at several benefits of working with a certified partner.
- Inbound Marketing Services: Attracting New Visitors
- Inbound Marketing Services: Converting Visitors to Leads