The Campaign Comeback: What to Do When Content Fails — Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Shannon-McGuirkWe’ve all been there: you plan, launch, and eagerly await the many returns on a content campaign, only to be disappointed when it falls flat. But all is not lost: there are clever ways to give your failed campaigns a second chance at life and an opportunity to earn the links you missed out on the first time. In this popular Whiteboard Friday from 2018, MozCon speaker Shannon McGuirk graciously gives us a five-step plan for breathing new life into a dead content campaign. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab!…

4 Major Ways Your Creative Agency Can Make Money

Every once in a while, I see a commercial that makes me think, “Well, who did they get to do that?” As a marketer, it’s something I can’t really help. I immediately strategize about target audiences and selling tactics — especially during commercials for the Super Bowl. When a video really impresses me, I research the advertising agency that conceptualized the campaign for its clients — like this one, from Sarto Restaurant: I loved how this commercial mixed funky music with action shots. Plus, it was intertwined with an interview with the Chef Du Cuisine. Hearing about the menu, inspirations…

How to Optimize Your URLs for Search [Quick Tip]

Organic search is the most consistent, long-term way to drive traffic to your website — if you can perform well on the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). While many SEO factors are out of your control, such as who you’re competing with and what they’re doing, you can still benefit from on-page optimization, which is very much in your control.  One on-page best practice is optimizing your URL slug for each page and post you create. It’s one of those SEO best practices that’s actually stood the test of time, left relatively unscathed by violent little penguins and fuzzy-yet-aggressive pandas….

How to Do Keyword Research for SEO: A Beginner’s Guide

While Google keeps us on our toes with all the algorithm updates they keep rollin’ out, one thing has stayed pretty consistent for inbound marketers looking to optimize their websites for search: keyword research. Well, the need to do keyword research has stayed the same. How you actually do it hasn’t. What Is Keyword Research? Keyword research is the process of finding and analyzing search terms that people enter into search engines with the goal of using that data for a specific purpose, often for search engine optimization (SEO) or general marketing. Keyword research can uncover queries to target, the…

HubSpot Ran A Co-marketing Campaign: Here’s What We Learned

Co-marketing campaigns can be undeniably effective for increasing brand awareness, reaching new audiences, or creating amazing — and potentially delicious — new products. For instance, consider the partnership between Doritos and Taco Bell, which resulted in Doritos Locos Tacos, a delicious product promoted in a brilliant co-marketing campaign. If you haven’t heard of the partnership, watch the story unfold in this promotional video: In this case, the two B2C companies saw success in their venture — and now, the popular item is a mainstay on the Taco Bell menu. Marketers at the two companies can attribute the home-run to a…

What is a 301 Redirect, and When Should You Use One?

I moved five times in the last year. And every single time I moved, I forgot to sign up to have my mail forwarded to my new address. Mail forwarding is an important step in any moving process, as it ensures you don’t lose any valuable information that’s sent to you. And the same can be said for your website: If you’re moving a website from one URL to another, you need to take the necessary steps to ensure your visitors get sent to the right place. In the world of tech, this is called a 301 redirect. Here, we’re…

Proximity Third: A Deeper Dive into a Local Ranking Factors Surprise

Posted by MiriamEllisImage credit: J.B. Hill What’s the good of a survey if it doesn’t result in at least a few surprises? I know my own eyebrows leapt skyward when the data first came in from the Moz State of the Local SEO Industry 2020 Survey and I saw that, in a break with tradition, participants had placed user-to-business proximity at a lowly third place in terms of influencing Google local pack rankings. Just a year ago, our respondents had voted it #1. If you’re feeling startled, too, here’s our chance to take a more granular look at the data…

500 Apps of Summer: Customers’ Top App Marketplace Picks

Last month, the HubSpot app partner ecosystem passed a notable milestone in our platform journey: we officially welcomed the 500th app to our App Marketplace. App #500 was FaleMais VoiP, a popular virtual calling platform headquartered in Brazil that now integrates with the HubSpot CRM. It was great to celebrate the 500-app milestone with their launch in the marketplace, as they represent the growing number of international partners in our ecosystem. We’re thrilled to have apps from over 30 countries worldwide, from giant market-makers such as Shopify, Slack, and Zoom to entrepreneurial startups that are building apps exclusively for HubSpot,…