YouTube Dominates Google Video in 2020

Posted by Dr-PeteIn a study of 2.1M searches and 766K videos, YouTube accounted for 94% of all video carousel results on page one of Google, leaving little room for competition. Even the most casual video aficionado knows YouTube (acquired by Google in 2006). As a Google search user, you may even feel like you encounter more YouTube videos than videos from other sources, but does the data back this up?  A Wall Street Journal article in June 2020 measured a strong advantage of YouTube in Google search results, but that article focused on 98 hand-selected videos to compare YouTube to…

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past several years proclaiming “infographics are dead,” infographics are, in fact, alive and well. Infographics aren’t just alive and well — they remain a staple in many business’s content strategies. And while there are a lot of them, marketers who spend the time aligning the topic, content, and style of their infographics with the needs and preferences of their target audiences are still finding success among their audience.(And by “success” I mean driving traffic — and potential leads — to their websites and generating social buzz through people sharing…

18 Instagram Apps to Make Your Posts Stand Out

With 500 million daily active users on Instagram, it’s not enough to just rely on the 24 standard filters and tools available within the app anymore. To truly set yourself apart from the other brands competing for attention, you’ve got to supplement your Instagram game with some extra apps. Lucky for you, there are plenty of apps and tools available to help you edit Instagram photos, gain followers, attract likes, and analyze your performance. Unfortunately, a lot of these tools aren’t as helpful as they seem. To help you take your Instagram posts to the next level, we’ve compiled a…

Starting a business can be a daunting task, especially if you’re starting from square one. It’s easy to feel stuck in the whirlwind of things you’ll need to do, like registering your company, building a team, advertising, the list goes on. Not to mention, a business idea with no foundation can make the process seem incredibly intimidating. Thankfully, business plans are an antidote for the new business woes that many entrepreneurs feel. Some may shy away from the idea, as they are lengthy documents that require a significant amount of attention and care. However, there’s a reason why those who…

12 WordPress Live Chat Plugins to Connect With Users

Let’s be honest. No one wants to send a support email only to receive a (possibly automated) response 48-hours later. Similarly, no one wants to be put on hold for 30+ minutes while being told they’re the next caller in line. We live in a world of instant gratification. Your customers are busy and they want to speak to you on their terms and get the help they need on their time. Live chat allows for you to provide immediate, personalized, and efficient support for your customers and prospects. So, if you’re part of the 37% of internet users with…

Competitive Advantage in a Commoditized Industry

Posted by HeatherPhysiocIn a world where search companies are a dime a dozen and brands tout bland “unique selling propositions” that aren’t unique at all, how can you avoid drowning in the sea of sameness? What are you doing that’s any different from every other SEO firm? In this article, you’ll learn how to find, activate, and articulate your competitive advantage. You’ll discover how to identify unique strengths and innovative offerings that equate to competitive advantage through real, working examples so you can bring them to life in search. And finally, you’ll get actionable tips and homework to help your…

The Surround Sound Series: How We Created A New Content Marketing Program & Improved SERP Visibility Beyond SEO (Part 2 of 3)

This post is a part of Made @ HubSpot, an internal thought leadership series through which we extract lessons from experiments conducted by our very own HubSpotters. The way people shop has radically changed. Back in the day, going shopping meant visiting a few shops — maybe some with brands you knew you liked. Now, customers have a wealth of options available online 24/7. They can compare features and prices, read recent reviews, or even get suggestions from influencers and magazines. They can go back and forth between their best options, until they find what suits them best. In this…

How to Turn a Case Study into a Customer Success Story

Expression, passion, style, persuasion, authenticity. These five elements encompass a customer success story — a transformation from a regular case study to an enticing piece of content that encourages a reader to explore what your company has to offer. When people think about writing a case study, they might feel a daunting rise of tediousness, or perhaps writer’s block. This article omits both by showing you exactly how to turn a case study into a customer success story through an authentic writing style. Case studies are more than proving your company’s achievements. Through eloquence and thoughtfulness, you can demonstrate your…

13 Examples of Facebook Ads That Actually Work (And Why)

On average, Facebook is home to 3 billion users — from CEOs to students to consumers. And while the community is clearly there, connecting with them from a marketing standpoint isn’t always easy. For brands, posting on Facebook alone isn’t enough anymore — especially for ones just starting out. Sure, you can throw money at your efforts to drive people to your Facebook Page and send them to your website, but that only works if you’re smart about it. One way to do just that is to create optimized Facebook Ads targeted at the right audience. Optimized ads can help you spend your…