10 Lead Generation Mistakes Marketers Need to Avoid in 2020

For many businesses, the key to making sales is to first generate leads. Leads are valuable because they’re the people who have indicated organic interest in your content and your business by giving you their information in some way, whether it’s by filling out a form to download an ebook, completing an online survey, or something else. But leads don’t grow on trees. Some marketers have trouble generating enough leads to feed their sales team. Others generate plenty of leads, but they’re not good leads, and your sales team is having trouble closing them into customers. Others just have no…

11 Lead Generation Mistakes Marketers Need to Avoid in 2020

For many businesses, the key to making sales is to first generate leads. Leads are valuable because they’re the people who have indicated organic interest in your content and your business by giving you their information in some way, whether it’s by filling out a form to download an ebook, completing an online survey, or something else. But leads don’t grow on trees. Some marketers have trouble generating enough leads to feed their sales team. Others generate plenty of leads, but they’re not good leads, and your sales team is having trouble closing them into customers. Others just have no…

23 Conversion Rate Optimization Tools for Research, Feedback, Analytics & More

Believe it or not, driving traffic to your website — albeit challenging — isn’t enough to sustain your business. In an effort to truly leverage that investment in traffic, marketers must use conversion rate optimization, or CRO, to convince said traffic to complete a desired action. In some cases, these optimization techniques might be as basic as changing the color of a CTA. In other cases, there’s a lot more that can be improved. The list below outlines a ton of helpful tools for marketers who are looking to optimize their conversion rates. To help you understand which tools are…

How to Create a Landing Page: The Simple Step-by-Step Guide

The other day, I was reading a blog post about using Twitter for marketing. While reading through the post, I noticed an offer for a free ebook about the same thing, and by clicking on it, I was taken to a new page. This page let me know what was in the ebook, how to download it, and the benefits of this content. I also noticed a few things that separated this particular webpage from others. Source First, I noticed that this landing page was simple. It wasn’t terribly busy, and the design seemed to directly support the ebook. Second,…

19 Ways to Effectively Increase Your Conversion Rate

Have you ever heard the term “analysis paralysis”? It’s the concept that too many choices can inhibit a person’s ability to make a decision. It’s like when a visitor is on your website and there are too many places to look or there’s a confusing design. When this happens, visitors won’t convert. As a marketer, it’s important to remove any type of barrier to conversion. To do this, you should calculate your conversion rate and analyze why visitors aren’t converting on your site. Whatever the reason, I’m sure you’re wondering how you can improve your conversion rate. Below, let’s review…

Today, most marketing teams are focused on driving traffic toward websites in hopes that this traffic then converts into qualified leads for sale reps to close. The cycle continues and business grows.  Although this is an oversimplified look at the standard marketing playbook, it’s relevant to most businesses and marketing teams. But there’s something missing — a tactic that few marketing teams focus on, yet one that propels the companies that do toward long-term, sustainable success and growth: Getting more out of existing traffic and leads (versus entirely new traffic). That’s where conversion rate optimization (CRO) comes in. In this…