40 Remote Work Stats to Know in 2020

In 2020, workplaces are embracing remote work options more than ever before. This is definitely apparent at HubSpot, where we have a quickly growing fleet of more than 300 full-time remote employees as well as partial remote options for those who work in our offices. As someone who’d never really understood the perks of remote work, my time at HubSpot has allowed me to embrace this work style. While I primarily work in office, I usually spend one or two days a week working from home. During this time, I’m able to build out content strategies, take time for analytics…

Nowadays, Amazon is the largest retailer in the world. Additionally, in September 2019, over 150 million mobile users accessed the Amazon app, making it the most popular shopping app in the U.S. By comparison, Walmart was in second place with a mere 76 million users. However, if you work for a smaller ecommerce business, you’ve likely struggled against the Goliath that is Amazon. If your products or services don’t rank at the top on Amazon, it’s easy to get lost in the mix — but avoiding Amazon altogether isn’t a good strategy either, since the majority of consumers turn to…

The 10 Best Blogging Platforms & How to Pick One

As a baseball player turned blogger, my blogging platform is just as important to me as my bat was to me back in the day. If I went up to the plate with a quality bat that I personally preferred swinging, I would feel more confident, boosting my chances of getting a hit. If I didn’t, I would most likely tap a dribbler back to the pitcher. Similarly, when blogging eventually replaced baseball in life, I discovered using a blogging platform I was comfortable with and liked, which enabled me to produce better work and results. If I didn’t, I…

6 Advertising Tips to Draw Customers In

Today, I was scrolling the Bon Appetit website, and by the end of my visit, I’d signed up for their newsletter. When I saw their newsletter advertisement, it was so effective that I just couldn’t help myself. Good ads get consumers to stop and stare. Effective ads inspire engagement. And when I saw this, I stopped scrolling, laughed, and typed in my email: Source This ad successfully combines humor and relatable language to compel me to subscribe — additionally, it solved a “problem” (learning how to cook pasta) I didn’t know I had. Those are three elements of what can…

We Need to Talk About Google’s “People Also Ask”: A Finance Case Study

Posted by barryloughranFor a while now, I’ve been disappointed with the People Also Ask (PAAs) feature in Google’s search results. My disappointment is not due to the vast amount of space they take up on the SERPs (that’s another post entirely), but more that the quality is never where I expect it to be. Google has been running PAAs since April 2015 and they are a pretty big deal. MozCast is currently tracking PAAs (Related Questions) across 90% of all searches, which is more than any other SERP feature. The quality issue I’m running into is that I still find several…

Okay, okay, I’ll admit it — to waste time, I start a Google search query and let the suggestions do the rest, hoping to fall into a rabbit hole of interesting facts. For instance, today’s lucky search query was “How many businesses”, and I ended up going with “…does Shaq own” (let’s just say, I was shocked to see the result.) Here’s what I figured out: Shaquille O’Neal is the joint owner of over 150 Five Guys restaurants, 17 Auntie Annie’s Pretzels restaurants, over 100 car washes, 40 fitness centers, a mall, a movie theater, and a few Vegas nightclubs….

What’s an Organic Search & How Do You Report on It?

Last week, I was searching Google for athletic wear because I was in the market for some new yoga pants. As I was scrolling through the results, I saw Fabletics. After browsing its site, I ended up becoming a VIP member and purchased $50 worth of athletic clothing. In the same vein, when I worked at a marketing agency last year, I was responsible for social media for our clients. I was curious about how to best use Instagram in the education industry. So, I went to Google and searched for “how to run social media for schools.” I came…

I’m a millennial. Every time I think about making a big purchase, want to learn about new Twitter or Facebook updates, or even plan a trip, I do research. And I always take the same first step: I read a blog post I find on social media. You may run a blog that’s struggling to gain millennial readers. Your problem might not be the content you’re posting, but how you’re executing and promoting that content. For instance, when you write product roundups, are you including all of the necessary information? Are you writing technology demos for an audience that most…

To some marketers, A/B tests are a no-brainer. After all, there’s nothing like knowing which marketing content is preferred with your target audience, before sending it out to the masses. Even though the test is a timeless marketing technique, it can be a little frustrating because of the uncertainty of it all. Thankfully, there’s an unlikely superhero to point to when we’re talking about the upgrades to a regular A/B test — machine learning. If you’re finding inconclusive or unnecessary results after A/B testing, you might want to try machine learning to see if that can optimize your A/B tests….