What is Comparative Advertising? [+ Examples]

Advertising is the process of creating messages that raise awareness of your brand. These messages can have various purposes like attracting potential customers, promoting upcoming sales, and introducing new products to market. Most advertisements center around one business, but a unique type, called comparative advertising, centers around two. When done right, comparative ads can successfully convince consumers to do business with one brand over another. But, when done wrong, companies may find themselves in the middle of a lawsuit. Given this, using comparative advertising requires care and attention. In this post, we’ll explain what comparative advertising is, give examples from real-life…

21 Ways To Build Your Social Media Presence, Like HubSpot Marketers

 I was a lazy natural for most of my life. I had natural hair but I never took care of it in the way I should have. I slicked it back in tight – albeit very cute – top buns, laid down my edges and kept it moving. Then, I discovered a natural hair stylist on Instagram who changed my outlook. She was active on the platform every day, often giving hair care advice, and spoke directly to my concerns. Within a few weeks, I was sold and ready to book an appointment. Not every social media interaction is like…

6 Ways to Bring Empathy Into Your Marketing Strategy (in 2021 and Beyond)

Posted by Nadya_KhojaThe events of 2020 have shown us just how important empathetic marketing is for businesses both large and small. The world has changed and businesses need to adapt to the new needs of their customers if they want to grow. The best way to do that is through empathy. What is empathetic marketing? Empathy is the ability to see events and situations from another’s perspective — to put yourself in their shoes. For brands, empathetic marketing is about seeing the world through the user’s point of view. It helps you place the customer at the center of your…

Why People Click Out of YouTube Videos [New Data]

With more than 2 billion active users — or nearly one-third of the global internet audience — YouTube has become a vital platform used within most video marketing strategies. But, as one of the biggest online platforms, YouTube is also one of the most competitive for brands. For every YouTube channel related to a specific industry, there are a handful of others churning out similar content. To rise above YouTube’s fierce competition, you’ll need to regularly create content that grabs your viewers’ attention and keeps them engaged. Ultimately, if viewers disengage with your YouTube videos, they’ll click out of them before…

How 11 Brands Use Instagram Reels for Marketing

When Instagram Reels first launched, many users treated it like TikTok 2.0. They posted their videos on TikTok first, then reuploaded that same content to Reels. Now, Instagram is saying, “Hey, stop that.” On its creators’ account, the company announced it would be on the lookout for recycled content and stop recommending it to users on the Reels tab. I mean, they’ve got a point. Some videos lose their quality when they’re reuploaded and become blurry, which can dissuade viewers. With this new approach, brands can provide fresh content that generates more engagement, and Instagram can improve its Reels adoption…

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Analytics

Views, new visitors, returning visitors — they sound similar but these metrics are not the same. If you don’t know the difference, you could be misinterpreting your website data and making some ill-informed decisions.   We’re going to cover everything you need to know about web analytics so you can truly understand what’s what, interpret your website analytics correctly, and make well-informed, data-backed decisions for your website and business. In this post, we’ll cover the following. You can click on any of the jump links to skip to that section: what web analytics is and why it’s important web analytics…

What Consumers Want to See on Company Websites [New Data]

For many businesses, a website is undeniably critical for reaching new audiences — and is often the first impression someone will have of your brand. But having a website alone isn’t enough to reach and convert new customers. It’s equally vital that your website is well-designed, or you risk losing valuable leads.  Website design plays a huge role for a few reasons: First, web design can impact your website’s ability to rank on search engines for keywords related to your products or services. Additionally, web design can influence whether a user stays on your site once they find it. And,…

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardIs a high bounce rate bad? The answer is: it depends, but yes, sometimes it can be. Is a high bounce rate bad for SEO? That’s where it gets a little more complicated. In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, Cyrus gives you seven easy SEO tips to address your bounce rate, and increase engagement and satisfaction to make your users happier. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Welcome, Moz fans, to a new edition of Whiteboard Friday. My name is Cyrus Shepard. Today we’re talking about bounce rate,…

What Is Market Share & How Do You Calculate It?

Growing up, I used to play “grocery store” with my sister. We’d go into our pantry, take out all the food, and set up a grocery store in our living room. I would typically “buy” goldfish. You might be thinking, “What does this have to do with market share?” Well, let’s say that I bought 10 bags of goldfish from various “companies” that my sister, mom, and dad owned. If three of those bags were my sister’s goldfish, that would mean that she had a 30% market share of my goldfish. Put simply, that is market share. But how does…

Hreflang Tags: The SEO Attribute for Content in Multiple Languages

Have you ever visited a webpage that was in a different language, and your browser asked you if you wanted to change it to your first language? It’s a life-saver, right? Now think about whether you’ve provided the functionality so your own webpages are ready for a global audience. If you haven’t properly tagged or re-directed your content to be optimized in different languages, it may not be gaining the traffic it could be. The name for this attribute is called language tagging, and it’s an SEO tag you can use to make sure search engines know what language your…