4 Content Types That Get Non-Organic Traffic, According to Content Strategists

Traffic is a low-impact word for most people but a high-impact word for marketers. Traffic can ultimately dictate success, whether it’s the number of leads that come to your website, visit your social channels, or watch your videos. There are two different types of traffic you can have, organic and non-organic, that can come from all over: email, social media, organic searches, backlinks — the list goes on. Non-organic traffic can be a bit harder to come by, which is why, when creating non-organic content, you want to ensure that it will drive results. However, it’s easier said than done…

What Marketing Leaders Are Investing in This Year

In an ideal world, marketers would have limitless budgets to invest in experimental initiatives and new programs. After all, the customer acquisition and retention landscape are evolving faster than ever. The challenge, however, is that marketing budgets are often limited around what’s proven to work — which tends to look different from company to company. That’s why it’s so important to have access to industry data. By knowing where we stand against our peers and competitors, we’re better positioned to uncover areas of opportunity. And, given that overall marketing spend is expected to grow by 14% in 2021, you definitely…

6 Content Marketing Skills That’ll Only Get More Important

A few years ago, I got hired as a content marketer at a small web design company. At the time, I thought one skill — and one skill only — would serve me well enough to succeed: the ability to write. I was a proud English graduate who had no idea how to make it successfully as a content marketer. Fortunately, I’ve picked up some critical skills over the years that’ve enabled me to grow as a content marketer. Most of those skills have nothing to do with writing. Whether you’ve been a content marketer for years or you’re looking to…

4 YouTube Trends to Leverage in 2021 [Data + Expert Tips]

In 2020, I looked up more recipes than I ever have. Mostly Italian if you’re wondering. I also spent a lot of time watching videos on YouTube, letting the autoplay feature take me down a rabbit hole of videos covering all kinds of topics. Most consumers were doing the same thing. So, what should marketers expect on YouTube in 2021? Read on and find out. Consumers want videos that reflect their daily life. If 2020 showed marketers anything, it was the necessity for agility and authenticity. Every marketer had to shift their priorities and deliver marketing collateral that reflected the…

How Brands Creatively Hosted Virtual Offsite Meetings

As the world continues to move in a remote-first direction, it’s important to consider how to make your company’s in-person events remote-friendly. Even if you don’t always do remote events, the remote option is great for anytime your team is spread around the world. But, a virtual offsite meeting? Sounds oxymoronic. How can you have an offsite, that doesn’t feel like work, virtually? In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into how these brands thought about virtual offsites in a creative way. And didn’t just ask everyone to be on Zoom for 8 hours. 1. Loom VR Virtual Offsite…

5 SEO Success Stories to Inspire Your 2021 Strategy

Search engine optimization (SEO) may seem like a straightforward concept. You pick keywords related to your business, create content with those keywords, and you’re set to watch your site grow — a simple three-step process, right? Nope. While those are fundamental elements of SEO, it can actually be quite challenging to create a strategy that helps you drive traffic and enough of it to meet your overall business goals. It can be difficult to get your feet off the ground. Thankfully, there are various tools specifically designed to help you with SEO, build domain authority, and achieve high ROI. In…

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. There are 72,000 new podcast episodes each day — which means there are five new podcasts made every six seconds. And, as of March 2020, there are a reported 1.9 million total podcasts, and 47 million total episodes. Depending on when you read this article, these numbers could be drastically different. Which is all to say: The podcast industry is rapidly growing. In a world of fast-growing competition, how do we — as podcast…

Multi-Touch Attribution and Models: A Complete Guide

Today’s buyer’s journey includes a number of interactions across various touchpoints and channels. There’s rarely a conversion of sale that occurs based off a single interaction. Rather, conversions and sales often stem from a mix of interactions via a variety of sources such as blog articles, social media posts, webinars, in-person events, conversations with reps, content on your website, email marketing campaigns, and more. All of these touchpoints play a role in getting your customers to convert. Attribution allows you to give credit for conversions to those marketing touchpoints and channels throughout the buyer’s journey. Multi-touch attribution takes this a…