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16 Ways to Increase Your Average Video Engagement

There’s more to creating engaging videos than having a great script and ensuring audio and video quality. To boost your video engagement, follow these 16 tips.

Jessica Greene Marketing Jessica GreeneJessica Greene   |  Jul 18

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Analytics

15 Google Analytics Dashboards That Have Helped Over 1 Million People (And How to Use Them)

Start using these 15 Google Analytics dashboards instantly to analyze your website data with the same metrics that top agencies and consultants use.

Avatar Analytics   |  Jul 18

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Marketing

Freemium vs. Free Trial: Which is the Better Model for Your Business?

Freemium and free trials are common acquisition models in SaaS––but which is the right model for you? Here, 70+ experts share the best way to decide.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Jul 17

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Marketing

What’s the Average CTR for Facebook Ads, and How Do You Improve It?

30+ advertising professionals share their average click-through rate (CTR) for Facebook ads—as well as the tactics that work for improving it.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jul 16

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Marketing

16 Ways for Creating A Marketing Budget (and How to Spend It)

Need help creating your marketing budget? Not sure what to include and how to allocate funds? Here’s insights from over 50 marketers on how it’s done.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jul 16

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Marketing

Use These 15 Featured Snippet Optimization Tips to Earn More Position Zero Results

What are featured snippets? Do they drive more traffic? How do you get them? Here’s everything you need to know about earning position zero search results.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jul 15

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Marketing

23 Experts On How to Use Google Search Console for SEO in 2019

We asked 23 marketers to share how they use Google Search Console to support their SEO efforts. Here are their top tips (with step-by-step instructions).

Avatar Marketing   |  Jul 11

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Analytics

The 18 Metrics and KPIs Every SaaS Company Should Track

The Marketing, Sales & Customer Success Metrics to Monitor in Your SaaS KPI Dashboard

Avatar Analytics   |  Jul 11

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Sales

11 Ways to Improve Lead Quality According to 40 Marketing & Sales Experts

Marketers say an awareness of the need/problem is one of the most important lead qualification factors. In this guide, they’re sharing how they use that (and more) to improve their lead quality.

Elise Dopson Sales   |  Jul 10

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Marketing

Facebook Ads vs. Boosted Posts: What’s the Difference & Which is Better?

When it comes to driving acquisition on Facebook, what works best–ads or boosted posts? We talked to over 40 advertisers to find out.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jul 9

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Content Marketing

Content Strategy vs. SEO Strategy: How to Decide Which Comes First

Content and SEO are equally as important… But which do you start with? We asked 60+ experts to share the strategy they prioritize—and why.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jul 8

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Content Marketing

How Do You Craft a Successful Media Pitch that Actually Lands Coverage?

The majority of PR pitches result in coverage just 10% of the time. This guide shares from 48 PR pros to help you write a successful pitch–and land coverage every time.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jul 3

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Marketing

How to Use Internal Links to Boost SEO and the User Experience

An internal linking strategy delivers many benefits for both your site’s rankings and its visitors. Here’s everything you need to know about internal links.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jul 2

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Marketing

SEO vs. PPC: Which Channel Generates More Sales?

Should you pay for placement at the top of search results or work long and hard to get there organically? We asked 58 marketers; here’s what they recommend.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jul 1

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Integrations

New Integration: Track & Visualize Your Sales Engagement with Outreach

Monitor the number of prospects contacted daily, the number of replies your sales emails receive, how many prospects are engaging with your sales team, and more.

John Bonini Integrations   |  Jul 1

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Product and Design

8 Proven Strategies for Converting Free Trial Users to Paying Customers

We asked pros from 60 SaaS businesses to share tips for converting trial users to paid customers. Here’s how they’ve improved their paid activation rates.

Jessica Greene Product and Design   |  Jun 26

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Marketing

What is a KPI? A Comprehensive Guide with Tips and Examples

A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a metric that signals how well a company is achieving important business objectives. Here’s how to set and track yours.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jun 25

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Marketing

Social Media and SEO: 13 Ways They Work Together To Boost Your Visibility

It may be unclear if social shares have a direct impact on Google search rankings, but the indirect benefits of aligning both channels are indisputable.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jun 25

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Marketing

29 SEO Copywriting Tips for Writing High-Quality, High-Ranking Content

Want to drive more search traffic to your site? Use these 29 SEO copywriting tips to create content that both your audience and the search engines will love.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jun 24

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Marketing

The 17 Essential YouTube KPIs for Measuring & Growing Your Channel

What are the most important YouTube KPIs for growing your channel? 43 pros weigh in on the essential analytics every marketer and YouTuber should measure.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jun 19

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Marketing

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   |  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