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23 Content Distribution Tips & Channels For Increasing Website Traffic

You published a new article. Now what? 73 content marketers share the most effective content distribution strategies for getting more eyes on your work.

Avatar Marketing AvatarKiera Abbamonte   |  Jun 18

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Sales

The 37 Sales KPIs Every Sales Leader Should Be Measuring

If you’re looking to improve your sales team’s processes and performance, consider monitoring some of these more unique KPIs that other sales pros recommend.

Jessica Greene Sales   |  Jun 17

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Marketing

12 Obvious SEO Tips That Almost No One Is Following

More than one-third of SEOs believe companies over-invest in keywords and under-invest in content. Here are the 12 SEO fundamentals you should truly focus on.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jun 12

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11 Facebook Retargeting Tips For Converting Warm Leads

Over half of the marketers we surveyed use website traffic segments to retarget on Facebook. Here are seven other options, plus a handful of tips to maximize results.

Elise Dopson   |  Jun 11

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Marketing

22 Common Email Marketing Mistakes & How to Avoid and Overcome Them

52% of marketers made 2-5 email marketing mistakes in the last year. Here’s what you can learn from those mistakes, plus how to avoid and/or overcome them.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jun 10

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Integrations

New Integration: Monitor Your Overall Search Presence with Google My Business

Now you can track and visualize the volume of searches your business receives by source, listing, or type of action as well as your overall search presence in Databox.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Jun 10

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Content Marketing

20 Ways to Fill Your Editorial Calendar with Highly Relevant Topics

Constantly finding new content ideas can feel exhausting. We asked 64 experts how they find entertaining, valuable and SEO-worthy topics to include in theirs.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jun 5

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Data Snacks

Conversational Marketing: How to Measure ‘First Question Performance’

In this episode of Data Snacks, we dig into how to measure your first question performance in Drift using Drift and Google Analytics and how to increase your conversational marketing & sales results.

Avatar Data Snacks   |  Jun 4

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Marketing

21 Ways to Improve The Average Time on Page for Your Blog Posts

78 marketers share their advice for improving the average time on page for every blog post you write.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jun 4

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Databox Reports

The 10 Most-Tracked Google Analytics Metrics [Original Data]

We analyzed 50K+ data points to find the most important Google Analytics metrics. Here are the top 10, plus definitions for each metric and how to find them.

John Bonini Databox Reports   |  May 31

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Marketing

18 Lead Generation KPIs Every Marketing & Sales Team Should Track

We polled over 50 marketers and salespeople to uncover the 18 most commonly tracked lead generation KPIs for measuring your entire funnel.

Avatar Marketing   |  May 30

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Data Snacks

How to Track the Performance of Your Ungated Content

In this episode of Data Snacks, we’ll cover the best metrics to track to evaluate the success of your ungated content.

Julia Tiedt Data Snacks   |  May 29

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Marketing

The 22 Email Marketing Metrics Every Campaign Should Be Measured On

There are dozens of email marketing metrics available to track in your ESP. But, according to over 40 email pros, these are the 22 most important metrics.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  May 29

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Marketing

The 28 Advertising KPIs That Every Marketer Should Be Tracking

Don’t overspend on underperforming ads. Track these paid media metrics to make sure your next ad campaign is driving your business toward your biggest goals.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 28

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Marketing

Conversion Rate Optimization: How to Discover Your Next A/B Test

95% of conversion rate optimization (CRO) experts prioritize their split-tests. Here’s how you can find (and test) the ones that are worth the effort.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  May 23

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Marketing

The 17 Essential Website KPIs for Measuring Your Website’s Performance

We polled more than 50 marketers to find out the most important website KPIs all of us should be tracking.

Avatar Marketing   |  May 22

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Data Snacks

Landing Page Optimization: How to Identify the Right Tests for Increasing Conversions

In this episode of Data Snacks, Juli Durante of Smartbug Media shows us how to identify the right CRO opportunities for increasing landing page conversions.

Juli Durante Data Snacks   |  May 22

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Marketing

The 28 Blog KPIs that Most Content Marketers Recommend Tracking

We asked 74 marketers to weigh in on the most important blog KPIs. They replied with 28 different KPIs that help you measure progress toward all of your goals.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 21

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Marketing

Email Subject Line Examples: 42 Marketers Share Their Very Best

These 40 email subject lines generated an average open rate of 47%. Consider these examples when crafting the subject line for your next marketing email.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 16

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Marketing

8 Proven Ways to Reduce Your Facebook Ad CPM

24 marketers provided their tips and insights for reducing your Facebook Ad CPM, including ways for increasing your relevance score, targeting more effectively, and more.

Avatar Marketing   |  May 15

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Marketing

How to Track Your Content Editorial Calendar in Databox

In this episode of Data Snacks, I walk you through how I built this simple editorial Databoard using only Databox and our native integration with Google Sheets.

John Bonini Marketing   |  May 14

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Marketing

13 Advanced Google Analytics Metrics & Hacks for Measuring Your Marketing Campaigns

Want to drill deeper into performance using only Google Analytics? Here, 32 experts share the best tips, hacks, and metrics for analyzing your campaigns.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  May 14

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Marketing

15 Tips for a Lower Facebook Ad Frequency and Higher Relevance Score

High ad frequencies can lead to low relevance scores and Facebook serving your ad to fewer people. Here’s how to avoid the trappings of a too-high frequency.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 10

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Marketing

The Best Video Gear & Tools for Marketers

Are you one of the 88% of marketers planning to invest in video this year? No matter your budget, 27 video pros share their must-have tools.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  May 9

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Marketing

The 49 SEO KPIs That Marketers Are Tracking Most

We asked 129 marketers to weigh in on the most important SEO metrics. They responded with 49 different metrics that will help you measure absolutely everything.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 8

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Product and Design

Inside the Design of the New Databox Logo

We recently launched a new logo. Here’s why we did it and the thought that went into the design.

Avatar Product and Design   |  May 7

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Content Marketing

The 19 Fundamental Content Marketing KPIs for Measuring ROI

Save time in reporting meetings by using these content marketing metrics–all of which our pros focus on when evaluating the success of their strategy.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  May 7

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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   |  May 2

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Marketing

The 24 Social Media Metrics That 95 Marketers Agree You Should Be Tracking

We asked 95 marketers to share the metrics they track to determine the success of their efforts on social. Here are the 24 metrics they say matter the most.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  May 1

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Integrations

New Integration: Track & Visualize Campaign Performance with Twitter Ads

With Databox’s new integration with Twitter Ads, you can track metrics on a campaign basis like spend, impressions, clicks, engagement rate (and more) alongside all of your other important business KPIs.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Apr 30

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Content Marketing

What’s the Best Blogging Platform? 66 Content Marketers Weigh In.

Powering over 32% of the web, WordPress is often considered the go-to blogging platform. But, these platforms are coming for the title.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Apr 30

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Sales

11 Successful Plays for Running Great Sales Calls

From setting expectations to handling objections–here are 11 effective ways for improving your sales calls, according to 48 sales professionals.

Avatar Sales   |  Apr 29

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Marketing

The 31 Irrefutable Laws for Creating an SEO-Friendly Website That Ranks in Search

65 SEO experts share their best tip for optimizing an entire website–ranging from content marketing to technical SEO–to help you reach the top spots in Google.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Apr 25

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Marketing

Use These 10 Proven Tactics to Improve Your Video Conversion Rates

If you’re spending time and budget creating videos but aren’t getting the returns you expected, consider these 10 tactics for boosting video conversion rates.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Apr 24

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Product and Design

Say Hello to a More Personalized Databox

New customizable Home screen and improved design for quicker access to what’s important and a new wizard for building new dashboards faster.

Avatar Product and Design   |  Apr 23

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Sales

Ask These 24 Sales Questions & Lead More Productive Prospecting Calls

45 sales pros share their go-to prospecting call questions for starting a conversation, uncovering pain points, and making sure a partnership is a good fit.

Jessica Greene Sales   |  Apr 23

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Marketing

Blog Optimization: How to Update Old Blog Posts & Boost Search Rankings

Reference this checklist each time you sit down to update an old blog post and you’ll never run out of ideas for new ways to refresh your old content.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Apr 17

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Content Marketing

14 Proven Ways to Increase Your Blog and Newsletter Subscribers

48% of respondents to our latest report convert >11% of visitors to blog or newsletter subscribers. In this guide, 28 experts share the proven tips for doing so.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Apr 16

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Sales

16 Proven Ways for Increasing Inbound Sales Calls

92% of all customer interactions happen over the phone. Here, 26 sales experts share proven ways for increasing the inbound sales calls your business receives.

Elise Dopson Sales   |  Apr 10

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Sales

19 Prospecting Tips to Help You Book More Sales Meetings

We asked 33 sales professionals to share their best practices for prospecting. Here are the tips they recommend for getting more meetings on your calendar.

Jessica Greene Sales   |  Apr 9

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Marketing

The 6 Most Effective Lead Nurturing Strategies of 2019

One-third of the respondents to our latest survey say >50% of their qualified leads aren’t ready to buy. Here’s how they nurture those leads toward conversion.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Apr 8

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Marketing

SEO for Beginners: How to Improve Your Search Rankings from 103 SEOs

If you’re new to SEO, don’t get overwhelmed by long lists of Google’s ranking factors. Start small and make incremental changes using these experts’ tips.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Apr 3

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Case Study

How Interius Builds Trust & Improves Client Performance with Databox

Marcelo Gutierrez, CEO at Interius, shares how his clients trust the agency more now that they can track performance and the value they provide in real time.

Victoria Sher Case Study   |  Apr 1

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Marketing

16 Ways to Improve Your Landing Page Conversion Rates

You’ve invested time and money into building attractive offers and landing pages–here are 16 proven ways for increasing their conversion rates.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Apr 1

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Marketing

Dozens of Proven Email Segmentation Tips for Improving Your Open Rates

Personalizing a marketing email is more than just inserting a subscriber’s name. Here’s how 42 marketers use segmentation to send relevant and targeted emails.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 26

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Integrations

New Integration: Visualize Your Online Store Performance with WooCommerce

Track and visualize all of your online store KPIs like sales, orders placed, best-selling products (and more!) with Databox.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Mar 22

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Marketing

5 Reasons Why Reporting Meetings are Awful (& What to Do Instead)

Reporting meetings are reactive and unproductive. In a time where performance data is available in real time, here’s what to do instead.

John Bonini Marketing   |  Mar 21

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Marketing

22 Content Marketing Metrics You’re Probably Not Tracking (But Should Be)

Traffic, leads, sales: you’ve turned tracking these metrics into a science. Now it’s time to track deeper, more telling content marketing metrics in your reports.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 21

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Marketing

26 Different Ways for Writing Search Ad Copy That Gets Clicks

We asked 51 marketers for their best search ad copywriting tips. The results: 26 creative and practical tips for writing ads that people can’t help but click.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 19

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Videos vs. Images: Which Drives More Engagement in Facebook Ads?

Which performs better on Facebook–images or video? Here’s what 26 marketers say works best as two of the most popular Facebook ad formats go head-to-head.

Elise Dopson   |  Mar 14

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Marketing

The Best Tools, Methods, and Metrics for Measuring Content Marketing ROI

These 24 content marketers take a scientific approach to measuring content success. Discover the metrics and tools they use to prove the value of their content.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 12

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The Best Facebook Ad Content for Driving Awareness & Sales

Approximately 3 million businesses use Facebook Ads, but with so much competition, it’s tough to know what stands out from the crowd. From videos to long-form text, here’s the type of content 29 experts are using.

Elise Dopson   |  Mar 7

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Integrations

New Integration: Track Your Email & Marketing Automation KPIs with Klaviyo

In addition to tracking your email marketing & automation KPIs from Klaviyo, you can also pull data from all of the tools that Klaviyo integrates with right into Databox, too.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Mar 5

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Marketing

How to Use Google Keyword Planner to Research & Target the Right Keywords (According to 30 Marketers)

We asked 30 marketers to share how they find and target the right keywords using Google Keyword Planner. Use these tips for your next Google Ads campaign.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Mar 5

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Content Marketing

The 38 Best Content Marketing Tools

We asked 63 marketers about their favorite content marketing tools. The result: 38 tools that help you create, source, publish, promote, and measure content.

Jessica Greene Content Marketing   |  Feb 28

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Marketing

How to Write Facebook Ads That Convert: 21 Expert Tips & Examples

96% of the marketers who responded to our latest survey create their Facebook ad copy in-house. Here are their top 21 tips for crafting copy that converts.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Feb 27

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Product and Design

New in Databox: Easily Switch Between Databoards Inside the Designer

You shouldn’t have to click ‘back’ in order to navigate to your Databoards. Now, you can view and switch to other Databoards in your account without interrupting your workflow.

John Bonini Product and Design   |  Feb 27

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Marketing

Live Chat vs. Chatbots: How to Start Effective Conversations (According to 26 Marketers)

Website visitors are 82% more likely to convert if they’ve chatted with the business beforehand. These marketers share how to start those conversion-worthy conversations.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Feb 26

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Integrations

New Integration: Visualize Your Marketing & Sales Performance with SharpSpring

Track your SharpSpring marketing and sales performance KPIs like leads, opportunities, opportunities won (and more!) with a free Databox account.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Feb 26

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Ground Up Podcast

Are website forms dying? Are chatbots a better experience? Should you still be gating your premium content?

On today’s Ground Table episode, we discuss and debate the current state of website conversions.

John Bonini Ground Up Podcast   |  Feb 21