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Content Marketing

24 Examples of High-Performing Pillar Pages To Draw Inspiration From

Hear from 45 SEO experts on pillar page examples you can replicate to strengthen your internal link structure and overall search rankings.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing Elise DopsonElise Dopson   |  Oct 15

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Ground Up Podcast

How CloudApp Grew to 3 Million Users Without a Marketer on Staff (And How Things Have Changed Now That They Do)

On this episode of Ground Up, CloudApp’s Joe Martin shares how they grew to 3 million users without a marketer on staff and how their approach to marketing has evolved now that they do.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Oct 14

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Marketing

SEO for Startups: 150 Experts Explain What to Do and What to Avoid

A third of marketers say content marketing is the most important SEO task for a startup, but it’s just one of 23 startup SEO best practices our respondents recommend.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Oct 14

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Content Marketing

How to Guest Post and Actually Get Links & Traffic to Your Website

Is guest blogging dead? The short answer: No. Here, 79 experts share how they find, land, and secure guest blog opportunities that actually get links.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Oct 9

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Agencies

The 13 Most Important KPIs Your Marketing Agency Needs to Track

While your client KPIs might be on track, many agencies end up neglecting their own numbers. Here, 29 experts share the KPIs their agency tracks most.

Elise Dopson Agencies   |  Oct 8

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Ground Up Podcast

How a Vulgar Card Game Helped Shape Transistor & Disrupt Podcast Hosting

On this episode of Ground Up, Transistor cofounder Justin Jackson shares why he and his co-founder Jon started a “boring” podcast hosting company, how they netted their first 100+ customers, and how they modeled their growth in order to grow without outside investment.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Oct 7

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Marketing

SEO for a New Website: Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Start Ranking

These are the 10 most important elements (according to over 200 SEOs) for developing an SEO strategy for a new website so you can start ranking now.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Oct 7

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Marketing

23 Proven Email Marketing Tips From Top Digital Marketers

To improve all of your email KPIs—get more opens, drive more clicks, and boost your conversions—follow these 23 proven email marketing tips.

Avatar Marketing   |  Oct 3

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Content Marketing

26 Blog Title Examples That Get High Organic Search CTRs

You’re trying to craft incredible titles for your blog posts, but although you’re ranking well in Google, people still aren’t visiting your site. Here are 26 examples of blog post titles with high click-through-rates you can use as inspiration.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Oct 2

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Marketing

The 19 Best WordPress Marketing Plugins You Should Install on Your Website

The average marketer uses 1-5 WordPress plugins on their website. Here are 19 of the best WordPress marketing plugins they recommend.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Oct 1

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Ground Up Podcast

Marketing in Survival Mode with Owl Labs’ Rebecca Corliss

On this episode of Ground Up, Rebecca Corliss talks about landing press coverage before you have a product or website, building a brand and content marketing engine from scratch, and marketing through survival mode.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Sep 30

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Marketing

15 Website Speed Optimization Tips That Anyone Can Implement

170 site performance experts shared these 15 website speed optimization tips that can be implemented by even the least technically savvy individuals.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Sep 30

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Marketing

11 Free Plug-and-Play Marketing Report Templates

Simplify and expedite the process of creating your weekly/monthly marketing performance reports with these 11 free plug-and-play marketing report templates.

Avatar Marketing   |  Sep 27

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Data Snacks

How Sagefrog Uses Databox to Identify & Optimize Their Top Organic Landing Pages

In this episode of Data Snacks, Ben of Sagefrog Marketing Group shares how they use Databox to identify and optimize their top organic landing pages.

Mike Schmukler Data Snacks   |  Sep 27

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Agencies

35 Marketers Share Their Favorite Marketing Design Software

We polled 35 marketers to find the best marketing design software for creating assets for presentations and campaigns. Here are the 20 tools they recommend.

Avatar Agencies   |  Sep 26

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Ground Up Podcast

Ben Jabbawy on Privy’s Journey Back from (Almost) Out-of-Business

On this episode of Ground Up, Ben Jabbawy talks about pivoting, a failed acquisition, and how a handful of loyal customers helped fund their early growth.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Sep 26

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Marketing

The 10 Most Important Influencer Marketing KPIs Every Campaign Should Track

The majority of experts we surveyed said influencer marketing has been highly effective for their businesses. Here are the 10 influencer marketing KPIs you need on your radar.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Sep 25

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Ground Up Podcast

The Power of Consistent Messaging & Clear Differentiation with Intercom’s Shane Murphy

On this episode of Ground Up, Shane Murphy joins John to discuss consistency in messaging, moving upmarket, and how to differentiate in a crowded market.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Sep 24

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Basics

How To Analyze Data: 30+ Experts On Making Sense of Your Performance

Do you look at spreadsheets of data with analysis paralysis? In this guide, we share 14 techniques that will help you analyze data (the easy way).

Elise Dopson Basics   |  Sep 24

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Ground Up Podcast

Lessons from 7+ Years of Bootstrapping ProfitWell with Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell sits down with John to share the peaks and valleys of bootstrapping ProfitWell over the last 7 years, including making $0 in year one, managing product/market fit, building a consulting model to help sell Price Intelligently, and going through 2 bouts with cancer.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Sep 23

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Marketing

These Are the 35 Best SEO Blogs According to 127 Readers

We asked 127 professional marketers and SEOs to share their favorite SEO blogs—and what they love about them. Here are the 35 blogs they recommended.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Sep 23

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Marketing

Save Time with These Ready-to-Use & Free Marketing Templates

Stop building things from scratch. Use these free marketing templates to create stunning and effective marketing assets in less time and at a lower cost.

Avatar Marketing   |  Sep 20

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Marketing

The 17 Best Lead Intelligence Tools for Marketers and Sales Reps

70% of respondents to our latest survey say lead intelligence tools are “very effective’ in prospecting new customers. So, which tools are the best?

Avatar Marketing   |  Sep 18

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Ground Up Podcast

How Lessonly Built a Thriving Brand Community–One Llama at a Time

On this episode of Ground Up, Kyle Lacy sits down with John Bonini to discuss brand-building, communicating your brand’s vision, and battling imposter syndrome.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Sep 17

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Content Marketing

The Best Structured Data Tools for SEOs and Content Marketers

How’d you like more real estate in the SERPs for your potential customers to see? With these structured data tools, and these expert tips, here’s how…

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Sep 17

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Ground Up Podcast

Building Lola’s Marketing Engine from Scratch with Jeanne Hopkins

On this episode of Ground Up, Jeanne Hopkins sits down with John Bonini to discuss building a strong team, nurturing relationships and team accountability.

Rachael Bassey Ground Up Podcast   |  Sep 16

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Marketing

Here’s How to Use Ahrefs for SEO (According to 97 Marketers)

Are you using Ahrefs to its fullest potential? To help you answer that question, we asked 97 marketers to give us their best tips for using the tool.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Sep 16

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Agencies

38 Digital Marketing Software Tools Top Agencies Recommend

Discover the 38 digital marketing tools that marketing and agency leaders use and recommend for growing revenue and streamlining operations.

Avatar Agencies   |  Sep 13

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18 Proven B2B Instagram Marketing Strategies

Instagram isn’t just for travel bloggers, influencers, and consumer brands. Here’s how 35+ B2B companies are building their brands on Instagram.

Avatar   |  Sep 11

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Content Marketing

The 14 Best Online Communities for Promoting Your Content

Is your content falling into the 91% that gets no organic traffic? These experts recommend using these online communities to help promote your content.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Sep 11

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Marketing

11 Creative Ways to Repurpose Your Existing Content & Drive More Traffic

90% of marketers say repurposing existing content is more effective at driving traffic than producing new content. Here are 11 creative ways to repurpose your content.

Avatar Marketing   |  Sep 10

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Marketing

The 23 Most Important Ecommerce KPIs for Tracking & Growing Sales

We polled 58 marketers to uncover the most important ecommerce KPIs and learned that conversion rate is just one of 23 metrics you should monitor regularly.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Sep 9

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Marketing

The Methods and Tools 57 Agencies Use to Measure Social Media ROI

Databox and Sprout Social joined forces to learn how agencies track and report on social media ROI, including the tools they use and metrics they track.

John Bonini Marketing   |  Sep 5

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Marketing

12 Effective Ways for Increasing Your Average Order Value (AOV)

Increasing customer count (or revenue) isn’t the only way to increase revenue. Here, 37 marketers share the best ways for increasing average order value.

Avatar Marketing   |  Sep 5

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Marketing

No Degree Needed: Do These Things to Get a Job in Digital Marketing.

Struggling to get a digital marketing job without experience or professional qualifications? These experts argue whether you need either–and share tips on how to get your foot in the door.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Sep 4

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Integrations

New Integration: Track & Visualize Your Most Important Tasks & Projects in Asana

Monitor tasks completed, overdue tasks, projects by team and assignee and much more with Databox’s new Asana integration.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Sep 3

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Marketing

14 Proven Ways to Encourage Customers to Write Reviews (According to 100+ Marketers)

How do you get happy customers to write raving reviews for your business on public websites? To find out, we asked 101 marketers to share their best tips.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Sep 3

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Case Study

How Twenty-First Digital Identifies Performance Trends Across All Client Accounts with Databox

Melissa and Natalie of Twenty-First Digital share how using Databox has helped them identify important performance trends across all client accounts.

Victoria Sher Case Study   |  Aug 29

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Marketing

14 Free Ways to Research and Analyze Keywords for Blog Posts

50 marketers share strategies for conducting keyword research, targeting the right keywords, improving your rankings, and outranking the competition.

Avatar Marketing   |  Aug 29

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Sales

14 Ways to Leverage Sales Automation Tools to Close Deals Faster

How can you best leverage sales automation? What are the best sales automation tools out there? We talked with 30+ salespeople to find out.

Avatar Sales   |  Aug 28

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Sales

How to Upsell: 12 Tactics to Increase Your Customer Lifetime Value

The majority of upsells have a 20%+ success rate. In this guide, we’ll share the tactics 23 companies use to upsell–and the effect it will have on your LTV.

Elise Dopson Sales   |  Aug 27

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Marketing

New Integration: Track & Visualize Member Growth in Your Facebook Groups

Monitor Total Members, Current Pending Requests, Member Growth, and New Members from Facebook Groups alongside all of your other important KPIs.

John Bonini Marketing   |  Aug 27

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Marketing

Use These 11 YouTube SEO Tips to Improve Your Search Rankings

Discover the tips that 47 marketers use to get their YouTube videos ranked higher in search, driving exponentially more views, likes, and subscribes.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 26

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Marketing

Facebook Ads vs. Google Ads: Which Is Best for Your Business?

Not sure if you should run ads on Facebook or Google? Check out this comprehensive comparison of the two platforms with insights from dozens of marketers.

Avatar Marketing   |  Aug 23

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Sales

Demystifying Lead Scoring: 14 Ways For Identifying Your Highest Quality Leads

Spending time converting leads with no success? Use this lead scoring model to find your high-quality leads, and prioritize them to close the sale faster.

Elise Dopson Sales   |  Aug 21

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Sales

19 Tried-and-True Lead Nurturing Tips for Closing More Deals

There are countless ways to nurture your leads––so, what works best? Here, 40+ experts share their most effective tips for nurturing leads into a sale.

Elise Dopson Sales   |  Aug 20

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Marketing

Track These 5 Google Analytics Metrics to Measure Your Blog’s Success

Don’t waste your time tracking vanity metrics. Instead, track these 5 blog metrics to reveal the content that attracts, engages, and converts your visitors.

Avatar Marketing   |  Aug 19

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Marketing

Earn Higher Local Search Rankings With This 16-Point SEO Checklist

Earn higher rankings and drive more customers to your local business by following these 16 local SEO tips that more than 80 SEO experts recommend.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 19

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Marketing

The 8 Most Important Landing Page Metrics (and How to Track Them)

Track these metrics from Google Analytics in real-time to generate more leads and develop the content that your audience craves

Janice Dombrowski Marketing   |  Aug 16

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Marketing

The 14 Website Engagement Metrics Every Marketing Team Should Be Tracking

Besides traffic, what are the most important website engagement metrics every marketing team should track? We asked 60 marketers to share their thoughts.

Avatar Marketing   |  Aug 14

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Agencies

26 Account Manager Interview Questions for Marketing Agencies

Leaders from more than 30 marketing agencies share their favorite account manager interview questions to ask (and their favorite answers to receive).

Avatar Agencies   |  Aug 13

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Marketing

Optimize Your Business for Local Searches with These 8 Google My Business SEO Tips

Follow these 8 tips to optimize your Google My Business listing, earn higher rankings for local searches, and get your business to appear in the local pack.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 13

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Marketing

The 44 Most Destructive SEO Myths (According to 120 SEOs)

From “SEO is a one-time thing” to “longer content always ranks higher,” here’s what 120 SEOs say are the most common—and most detrimental—SEO myths.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 12

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Marketing

24 Free-Forever Marketing and Sales Software Tools

Here are the 24 free sales and marketing tools that marketers and salespeople in the Databox community are using to fill gaps in their processes.

Avatar Marketing   |  Aug 9

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Marketing

How 20+ Freemium SaaS Companies Increased Signup-to-Customer Conversion Rate

Discover the strategies that companies like CloudApp, Outgrow, Crazy Egg, Heap—and dozens more—have used to increase their freemium-to-paid conversion rates.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 7

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Data Snacks

How to Improve The Conversion Rate of Every Video You Produce

In this episode of Data Snacks, Gabe from Nextiny Marketing shows you how they optimize their videos to improve their video conversion rate metrics.

Gabriel Marguglio Data Snacks   |  Aug 6

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Marketing

17 Financial KPIs Every Sales and Marketing Team Should Track

Less than 60% of marketers and salespeople say that everyone on their team is aware of how important company financial KPIs are trending at any given moment.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 6

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Marketing

The 23 Best Keyword Tracking Tools (According to 107 SEOs)

Tracking keyword rankings manually is far too time-consuming. A better approach: use one of these keyword tracking tools recommended by 107 professional SEOs.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 5

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Content Marketing

29 Content Marketing Statistics Every Blogger & Marketer Needs to Know

What content types work best? Is content important for SEO? This monster collection of content marketing statistics will answer all of your questions.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Aug 1

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Marketing

6 Ways to Improve the Video Play Rate for Every Video You Create

If your business videos are getting way more impressions than plays, consider these tips for optimizing your videos to increase your video play rates.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Aug 1

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Case Study

How ClearPivot Saves 40 Hours On Client Reporting Every Month (& How That Improves Performance)

Danielle Best of ClearPivot shares how Databox has saved her team 40 hours per month in client reporting and allowed them to have more meaningful discussions with clients around performance.

Victoria Sher Case Study   |  Jul 31