How to Reduce Page Weight on Your Website [Quick Guide]

When it comes to your website pages, size matters. The smaller the file size of a page, the faster it will load for anyone who requests it. And people do notice how long a page takes to load. In fact, according to data from Pingdom, 24% of users will abandon a site that takes four seconds to load, and 38% of users will leave the page if it takes five seconds. Not to mention, Google has admitted to using site speed in web search ranking, as faster sites tend to create happier users. Additionally, nowadays, plenty of searchers use their…

Over the last few years, HubSpot’s audience has gotten chatty. Chatbots and live chat became some of the most popular ways to reach HubSpot and the humans here. For years, prospects have wanted to ask questions and get direction while navigating the website. In the past, we met this need with live chat that handed off to “coaches”. These coaches answered questions about pricing and features; they also helped free users better use their tools. Demand on this channel grew faster than our ability to hire coaches, so we scaled our live chat programs with chatbots. Those chatbots triaged, qualified,…

You’ve had the thought. You know — the one that kicks in on your way to the store, during the daily traffic jam, or underneath your subconscious before you fall asleep each night: I should make a podcast. One of podcasting’s most endearing qualities is its accessibility. Not only can anyone make a podcast, but everyone should make a podcast. Yeah, I said it. Hot take around some circles. Hitting the record button and talking into a microphone isn’t exactly going to land you on NPR. Your supportive aunt Janet might throw you a listen, but most audiences today expect…

12 Social Media Tools You Need to Use in 2020

You already know how important social media is to increase brand awareness, generate more leads, and ultimately score more conversions. The world is on social media — 45 percent of it, at least — so if you want your product, service, and mission to reach the maximum amount of people, your business needs to be on social media, too. Social media, however, can be extremely time-consuming. Additionally, it spans so many diverse tasks, ranging from number-based activities like tracking analytics, to creative jobs such as designing graphics. It can be difficult to find the skills and manpower needed to execute…

25 Stats That Prove Why Workplaces Need to Embrace Diversity

As a legally blind person who’s held roles that involve editing, design, and highly visual tasks, I thought I had it easier than a lot of other visually impaired people in my field. I’d never been blatantly discriminated against or felt like I didn’t receive an offer due to my vision. In fact, I’ve been lucky enough to work on teams run by women or diverse leaders. However, as I got older, I realized that I hadn’t completely evaded misjudgments related to my eyesight. While I’ve had a handful of great experiences, I’ve run into a few subtle job interview…

As a marketer, reading trending predictions or industry forecasts is the norm. But sometimes you just want to pull a Regina George and say, “Stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.” We’ve all been there, especially with social media predictions. Although we’re always trying to forecast what the future holds so we can run successful campaigns and strategize for the future, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes we even get it wrong. In this post, we’re going to look at the top social media predictions that marketing experts got wrong. Bad Social Media Predictions 1….

How to Run a Social Media Contest That Gets Tons of Engagement (11 Contest Ideas)

There are so many rules and guidelines and so much planning and preparation involved. A contest could be the best tactic you’ve ever introduced to grow your reach, drive site traffic, and generate leads, but you want to ensure you’re doing it right.  Here’s how you can set yourself up for success with contests on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. How to Run a Contest on Facebook Facebook is the most widely used social media platform, so running a contest on Facebook makes sense. After all, your prospects most likely hang out here. Here are some best practices: Follow the…

“I got lucky.” “I don’t belong here.” “I’m a fraud, and it’s just a matter of time before everyone finds out.” Sound familiar? Most of us have experienced feelings of doubt and unworthiness at some point in our lives. But when your accomplishments are a result of your own knowledge, hard work, and preparation and you still feel inadequate … you’re probably suffering from impostor syndrome. People who suffer from this syndrome often feel like frauds — despite being smart, skilled, capable professionals who actually deserve whatever commendations and praise they’re given. Rather than celebrating their accomplishments, they worry that…