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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 Jessica GreeneJessica Greene   |  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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Marketing

Blog SEO: A 21-Point Checklist for Optimizing Every Blog Post for Search Engines

Want to increase the search visibility of your blog posts? Over 100 SEO experts shared their best tips for optimizing every blog post for search engines.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Apr 2

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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

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Marketing

How to Run Effective A/B Tests According to 28 Marketing Experts

Not even 30% of marketers say their A/B tests are successful 50% of the time. From varying sample sizes to determining statistical significance, here’s how some of them improve their results.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Feb 21

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Marketing

19 Advanced Google Sheets Tips for Content Marketing, SEO, Reporting, and More

We asked 27 marketers to share how they use Google Sheets. The result: 19 unique use cases you can adopt, plus several tools that make Google Sheets more extensible.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Feb 20

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Marketing

27 Marketers Share Proven Ways for Improving the Conversion Rates of Your Website Forms

Most landing pages convert less than 3% of users. These marketers use website forms to achieve conversion rates of 7% and higher. Here’s how they do it.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Feb 19

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30 Marketers Share Their Most Effective LinkedIn Marketing Strategies

If you’re looking for new ways to generate leads, market events, expand your reach, and engage your audience, it’s time to consider how LinkedIn might help.

Jessica Greene   |  Feb 14

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Content Marketing

Blogging vs. Video: When Does Each Format Work Best?

74% of marketers say videos are better than blog posts for generating leads. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time for your brand to go all-in on video.

Jessica Greene Content Marketing   |  Feb 12

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Marketing

One Channel Rules Them All in B2B Lead Generation [Original Research]

We asked marketers which channel they rely on most for B2B lead generation. The margin between the top-voted channel and all of the others was remarkable.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Feb 11

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Marketing

How to Create A Bar Graph (and more) in Google Sheets

Want to turn that boring spreadsheet into helpful visualizations like bar graphs, pie charts, and more? Here are step-by-step instructions for doing so.

John Bonini Marketing   |  Feb 7

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Product and Design

Google Sheets, meet Databox.

The Google Sheets Integration is Live! Turn your Google Spreadsheets into interactive dashboards that are available on desktop, office TVs, and your mobile devices.

Product and Design   |  Feb 6

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Data Snacks

How to Increase Organic Traffic With an SEO Audit

On this episode of Data Snacks, Sean Henri takes you through the key elements of an SEO Audit and how those learnings can help you grow your organic traffic.

Sean Henri Data Snacks   |  Feb 5

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Content Marketing

How to Get More People In Your Company Creating Content (According to 52 Marketers)

90% of marketers say crowdsourcing content from across their company has a positive business impact. Here’s how some companies make content creation a community effort.

Jessica Greene Content Marketing   |  Feb 5

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Product and Design

New in Databox: Schedule Snapshots of Your Reports in JPG or PDF Formats

Scheduled Snapshots now supports both JPG and PDF formats. Now, your team and/or clients will receive your reports in a way that’s accessible, no matter what.

John Bonini Product and Design   |  Feb 4

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Marketing

The Most Effective Ways to Promote Your Online Store According to 25 Ecommerce Pros

We polled ecommerce marketers to uncover the most effective channels for promoting a new online store. Here are the channels and tactics they recommend most.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jan 30

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Ground Up Podcast

Lessons From One of the World’s Best Content Marketers

On this episode of Ground Up, we chat with Jimmy Daly on lessons learned growing a content agency, the library vs. publication method, the connection between sales and content, and more.

John Bonini Ground Up Podcast   |  Jan 29

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Content Marketing

How Do You Accurately Measure the ROI of Content Marketing? 27 Experts Weigh-In

From varying attribution models to offsetting overall costs, these 27 marketers share how to determine whether a content marketing strategy is paying off.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jan 29

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Ground Up Podcast

HubSpot Sales Enterprise: The Great, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Sales software savant, Doug Davidoff, joined us on Ground Up to discuss the 37 (yes, 37!) features of HubSpot Sales Enterprise.

Ground Up Podcast   |  Jan 29

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Content Marketing

The Shift in Your Content Marketing Mix: 25 Marketers On What’s Changed in 2 Years

Less blogging? More video? These 25 marketers share how their content marketing mix has changed to determine the type of content you should be investing in.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jan 23

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Ground Up Podcast

2 Years of Sales Lessons at a Company Obsessed with Eliminating the Need for Salespeople

On this episode of Ground Up, Brian Moseley joins Pete Caputa as they walk through all of the sales lessons they’ve learned in working together for the last 22 months.

Ground Up Podcast   |  Jan 22

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Marketing

What’s the Best Way to Promote New Content? 41 Marketers Share What Works for Them

Content promotion via social media is still highly effective for many marketers, but the best social channels for sharing content might not be those you expect.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jan 22

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Marketing

Here Are The Outbound Marketing Tactics That Still Work in 2019 (According to 29 Marketers)

Is outbound marketing dead? Not according to these 29 companies. Here’s how they plan to use outbound marketing to generate traffic, leads, and revenue in 2019.

Jessica Greene Marketing   |  Jan 17

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Marketing

80 of The Best, Easiest-to-Use, and Most Valuable Marketing Tools from 2018

In the market for a new piece of software? Here, 31 marketers share which tools they adopted in 2018 and will continue to rely on in 2019.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Jan 16

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Agencies

Advice on Preparing for a Client Reporting Meeting from 31 Marketing Agency Professionals

Agency pros share their experiences and insights for running client reporting meetings that are productive and actionable.

Agencies   |  Jan 15

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Content Marketing

How to Build A Successful Content Marketing Strategy from Scratch in 2019

Blogging, podcasting, video, long-form content and more – 40 marketers share their best advice for starting and scaling up your content marketing efforts in 2019.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jan 8

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Marketing

How to Increase Your Live Chat Response Rate, According to 46 Marketers

From personalizing your initial prompt to asking the right questions, here are some proven ways for improving the response rate from your live chat efforts.

Marketing   |  Jan 3

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Marketing

A Foolproof Way to Reach And Engage Your Target Audience Through Your Company’s Blog

A 5-step, systematic approach to engaging and influencing your audience.

Alex Swallow Marketing   |  Jan 2

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Marketing

29 Advertisers On the Top 5 Facebook Ads Metrics for Measuring ROI

We asked marketers to share their 5 most-important Facebook Ad metrics for measuring campaign performance. Here were the most common responses.

Marketing   |  Dec 18 2018

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Case Study

Epicosity’s (Years Long) Search for the Perfect Client Reporting Solution

Chris Kappen joins the Agency Spotlight to share how Epicosity’s client reporting process has evolved since implementing Databox.

John Bonini Case Study   |  Dec 11 2018

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Marketing

25 Marketers Share How to Grow Your YouTube Channel, Subscribers, and Views

48% of the marketers we surveyed are creating between 10-30 new videos every month. Here’s how they’re using this content to grow their YouTube channels.

Marketing   |  Dec 10 2018

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Case Study

How Blue Frog Marketing Improved the Accuracy and Efficiency of its Client Reporting

Kelsey Meyer joins Databox’s Tory Sher to discuss how Blue Frog Marketing has improved both the efficiency and accuracy of its client reporting.

Victoria Sher Case Study   |  Dec 3 2018

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Marketing

Will Increasing Your Facebook Ad Budget Actually Increase Sales?

92% of agencies say that Facebook Ads are at least somewhat effective at generating sales. But, when and how should you increase your investment?

Marketing   |  Dec 3 2018

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Case Study

How SMA Marketing Uses Databox as the Single Source of Truth for Clients and Employees

Ryan Shelley, founder of SMA Marketing, shares how providing real-time access to performance data has transformed the agency/client relationship.

John Bonini Case Study   |  Nov 28 2018

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Marketing

36 Agencies on How to Set Goals for Clients (When the Client Doesn’t Have Any)

97% of agencies say that setting goals for a specific client KPI leads to improvement in that KPI. Here’s how agencies set client goals in the first place.

Marketing   |  Nov 26 2018

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Data Snacks

How Square 2 Marketing Ensures A Great Experience for Every Drift Conversation

Square 2 Marketing’s Cassandra Clemens shares the metrics they monitor to ensure effective response and engagement with website visitors.

Cassandra Clemens Data Snacks   |  Nov 20 2018

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Marketing

42 Agencies On the Traffic Sources That Will Grow & Decline Next Year

60% of agencies say that organic drives the most traffic for clients right now. How will that change over the next 12 months? We asked them to share.

Marketing   |  Nov 19 2018

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Marketing

Dozens of Marketers On How to Get More Views on YouTube

We surveyed dozens of video marketers to find out the most effective ways to drive more views to your YouTube videos.

Marketing   |  Nov 14 2018

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Ground Up Podcast

From Buying Out Its Investors to Launching an Original Series–Wistia’s Moment of Clarity

On this episode of Ground Up, Chris Savage shares the details of what led to the decision to raise debt and buy out investors and why they decided to spend $111,000 to film a documentary.

John Bonini Ground Up Podcast   |  Nov 13 2018

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Product and Design

New in Databox: Onboard Clients Quicker by Sending Templated Carousels

By sending Databoard Carousels into client accounts with just one click, it’s now easier than ever to build client reports and onboard new clients.

John Bonini Product and Design   |  Nov 9 2018