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Case Study

How Sellian Moved to Real-Time Client Reporting & Cut Reporting Costs in Half

Showing results and delivering great value to their clients is what Sellian is striving for. With Databox they’re even more data-driven, more agile, more responsive.

Belynda Cianci Case Study Belynda CianciBelynda Cianci   |  Jul 8

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Marketing

The 11 Best Pipedrive CRM Features According to Sales Pros

Do you use Pipedrive to track your sales pipeline? Here are 11 of the best Pipedrive features that can help your sales team close more deals.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Jul 8

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Analytics

18 Plays for Tracking Your Content Marketing Using Google Analytics

Tracking the performance of your content marketing doesn’t have to be complicated. In this guide, 30+ experts share how they do it with Google Analytics.

Elise Dopson Analytics   |  Jul 7

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Marketing

Increase Your Landing Page Conversion Rates with These 18 Proven Plays

Not sure what’s an ideal landing page conversion rate? Finding it hard to improve your landing page conversion rates? Get your answers here with 18 proven tactics from 60+ experts.

Masooma Memon Marketing   |  Jul 6

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Marketing

Google Ads Click-Through Rate (CTR): What’s Considered “Good” and How Can You Increase It?

What’s a good click-through rate (CTR) on Google Ads? How do you increase your Google Ads CTR? 88 paid marketers offer their expert advice in this report.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Jul 6

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Marketing

15 Things You Will Learn From Analyzing Your Traffic Sources in Google Analytics

What can be learned from analyzing your website traffic sources in Google Analytics? More than 65 marketers share their most valuable insights here.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jul 2

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Marketing

The 25 Most Powerful SEMrush Features for Improving Your Search Rankings

What’s SEMrush and which features work best for tracking and improving your search rankings? More than 60 marketers share their thoughts and experiences.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jul 1

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Marketing

How to Improve Your Post Engagement on Facebook Ads

Struggling to get engagement on your Facebook ads? Learn how 45+ Facebook ad experts are driving engagement with these easy to try tactics.

Masooma Memon Marketing   |  Jun 30

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Analytics

How to Measure Blog Attribution Using Google Analytics

Struggling to see how your blog posts contribute to leads and sales? Here’s how 20 content marketers use Google Analytics to measure blog attribution.

Elise Dopson Analytics   |  Jun 25

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Marketing

New vs. Returning Visitors: What’s the Right Balance & Does It Even Matter?

What’s the right balance of new vs. returning visitors? What can we do with the information gathered from this metric? 34 marketers share their insights.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jun 24

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Marketing

What is ‘Pages Per Session’ in Google Analytics & How Do I Increase It?

While there are many website engagement metrics you can track, ‘pages per session’ is one of the most useful. Here’s what it means and how to increase it.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jun 23

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Marketing

Google Analytics Goals: 75 Marketers On How to Set & Use Goals in ‘GA’

Creating goals in Google Analytics can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. Over 60 marketers weigh in with tips to help you set, track, and customize your goals.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jun 18

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Content Marketing

How to Create & Measure Your Content Marketing Funnel

Content works best when it serves unique buyers differently. Here’s how to establish and measure your content marketing funnel according to 26 pros.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Jun 16

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Case Study

MarketLauncher Cuts Reporting Costs in Half & Improves Goal Achievement by 17% with Databox

MarketLauncher, a boutique firm providing lead-development, market research, and prospecting services, needed a better way to keep their goals front and center while reporting progress to clients.

Belynda Cianci Case Study   |  Jun 12

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Marketing

6 Ways to Maximize Your Facebook Ad Reach (& Why Yours Might Be Low)

Want to maximize your Reach and overall engagement for your next Facebook ad campaign? We polled dozens of marketers for the best ways how.

Avatar Marketing   |  Jun 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   |  Jun 10

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Marketing

26 Ways for Improving Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate

How do you improve the conversion rate of your online store? Whether its purchases, items in shopping carts, etc., here are 26 ways to improve conversions.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jun 9

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Marketing

100+ Experts On How to Use Google Search Console for SEO in 2020

We asked 100+ marketers to share how they use Google Search Console to support their SEO efforts. Here are their top tips (with step-by-step instructions).

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Jun 4

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Marketing

Sessions vs. Users vs. Pageviews in Google Analytics: Everything You Need to Know

What’s the difference between Sessions, Users, and Pageviews in Google Analytics? Here, we share the best ways for tracking and visualizing the metrics.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Jun 2

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Marketing

Here’s How Marketing Agencies Are Helping Clients Manage & Recover From COVID-19

How do you run an agency during extreme uncertainty? Nearly 60 agency professionals share how they are currently managing their businesses and helping clients.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  May 27

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Marketing

KPIs & OKRs: How to Leverage Both to Improve Your Performance

What’s the difference between KPIs and OKRs? How can you leverage both to improve performance? 30+ professionals share their experiences.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  May 20

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Marketing

Facebook Video Ads: 26 Practices For Driving Conversions

Nearly 60 marketers share their top tips for producing video ads that generate more leads, sales, website visits, and post engagements.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  May 18

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Marketing

20 Tips For Writing High-Converting Facebook Ad Copy

How do you write Facebook ad copy that actually converts? We polled a few dozen paid marketing professionals to hear about their most effective methods.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  May 11

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Marketing

How to Set SEO Goals for Your Team (That Actually Drive Action)

How do you set SEO goals that will actually help you target the right keywords, increase search rankings, and drive more organic traffic?

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  May 5

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Marketing

Facebook Ad Formats: Which Are Best for Driving Awareness, Traffic, & Conversions?

Which Facebook ad format is best for driving awareness? How about website traffic or conversions? We polled dozens of paid marketers to find out.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Apr 28

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Marketing

On-Page SEO Reporting: 27 Metrics For Discovering Meaningful Insights

Optimizing for on-page SEO is critical for your website’s success. But, how do you measure and report on it? 89 SEOs weigh-in to share their tips.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Apr 27

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Marketing

Ecommerce Analytics: 19 Tips for Measuring Your Store’s Performance

Which channels drive the most sales? What’s your store’s conversion rate? We asked dozens of marketers to share their best ecommerce analytics advice.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Apr 22

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Marketing

24 Slack Integrations That Teams Can’t Live Without

There are more than 1,500 apps in Slack’s App Directory. We asked 50+ marketers to share the Slack Integrations they rely on most and how they use them.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Apr 14

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Marketing

34 Tips for Delivering Powerful SEO Reports For Clients

How do you create and deliver meaningful SEO reports to clients? We asked 100+ agencies to share their best tips and processes.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Apr 13

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Marketing

50+ Experts Share the SEO Metrics They Track Every Week (& Why You Should, Too)

Your weekly SEO dashboard gives a good indication on whether your strategy is paying off. In this guide, we share the 25 SEO metrics that experts track on a weekly basis.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Apr 6

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Case Study

How Virayo Uses Databox to Build SEO Reports (& Custom Metrics) to Visualize ROI for Clients

Robbie Richards shares why (and how) Databox is the most powerful tool his agency uses to share and improve SEO and PPC performance for clients.

Elizabeth Wellington Case Study   |  Apr 1

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Marketing

15 SEO Metrics That You Should Be Tracking On A Daily Basis

The ability to spot small wins (or fails) in your SEO strategy can be invaluable. In this guide, 38 experts share SEO metrics they track on a daily basis.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Mar 30

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Marketing

Your Website SEO Report: 37 Metrics That Must Be Included

Which metrics should you include in your SEO report? 70+ SEO professionals share the SEO metrics that they include (and you should, too.)

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Mar 25

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Marketing

How to Build a Comprehensive SEO Keyword Ranking Report

A keyword ranking report is key to understanding and optimizing you content efforts. In this guide, 48 experts share how they create theirs.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Mar 23

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Content Marketing

24 Must-Haves For Your Content Marketing Reporting Dashboards

A content marketing reporting dashboard shows your team how well they’re doing. But what should you include? (Spoiler alert: It’s more than just traffic.)

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Mar 19

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Ground Up Podcast

The 4 Principles G2’s CMO Used to Grow Monthly Organic Visitors from 500k to 5 Million

Rapid growth is hard—consistent rapid growth at scale is even more of a challenge. Here, Ryan Bonnici explains the 4 principles that helped G2 10X organic visitors.

Avatar Ground Up Podcast   |  Mar 17

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Marketing

11 Tips for Creating a Custom Google Ads Dashboard to Track PPC Performance

Tracking the performance of your Google Ad campaigns can be a breeze when following these 11 tips for building meaningful Google Ads dashboards.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Mar 17

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Content Marketing

25 Tips for Updating Old Blog Posts for SEO & Boosting Organic Traffic

150+ marketers share tips for updating your old blog posts for SEO in order to improve the content, reading experience, and boost organic traffic.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Mar 16

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Marketing

30+ Tips for Organized, Actionable Facebook Ads Dashboards

Which metrics should you include in your reports? Which tools are best to use? Here, 32 marketers share the best ways to build Facebook Ad dashboards.

Belynda Cianci Marketing   |  Mar 11

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Case Study

How A Growing Marketing Agency Uses Databox to Make Real-Time Decisions & Increase Client Retention

Social Hustle plans to double its team this year. Here’s how they’re using Databox to stage agile, make real-time decisions, and increase client retention.

Elizabeth Wellington Case Study   |  Mar 10

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Marketing

12 Tips for Creating a Content Marketing Dashboard in Google Analytics

Keeping track of metircs and goals in spreadsheets is exhausting. Here’s how to create a meaningful content marketing dashboard using only Google Analytics.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Mar 10

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Marketing

36 Local SEO Metrics That Every Local Business Should Be Tracking

Brick and mortar success stories start on the search page, so we asked over 85 experts to share their best tips for optimizing for local search success.

Belynda Cianci Marketing   |  Mar 9

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Agencies

How HubSpot’s Top Agency Partner Saves 48+ Hours (Per Client!) Annually On Reporting

Smartbug Media, HubSpot’s top agency partner, shares how Databox has helped its team shift valuable hours away from manual reporting.

Elizabeth Wellington Agencies   |  Mar 5

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Marketing

21 Practical Tips for Building Better Business Dashboards

How do you create a business dashboard that’s meaningful and immediately accessible to anyone who views it? Here, dozens of marketing pros share their tips.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Mar 5

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Content Marketing

22 Ideas for Using Data to Inspire Your Content Marketing Strategy

How do you define a content marketing strategy? Turns out, you already have the data to implement a strong one. Hear from 89 marketers on how to do it.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Mar 3

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Marketing

The SEO Competitive Analysis Tools & Tips 100+ Marketers Rely On Most

100+ marketers share the SEO competitor analysis tips and tools for understanding your competitor’s strategy and outranking them in search engines.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Mar 2

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Ground Up Podcast

The 3-Step Approach HubSpot’s VP of Marketing Uses to Set Goals for Continuous Growth

HubSpot’s VP of Marketing, Kieran Flanagan, recently shared the key learnings that helped HubSpot instill a culture of growth throughout the entire company.

Avatar Ground Up Podcast   |  Feb 26

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Marketing

The Metrics Facebook Doesn’t Show You & How to Track Them In Google Analytics

Here’s how to use Google Analytics to track Facebook engagement, whether that’s organic, ad campaigns, groups, and more––and pull more detailed insights.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Feb 26

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Content Marketing

Content Marketing ROI: 13 Lead Generation Metrics to Measure & Report Every Month

It’s notoriously hard to track the ROI of content marketing. We asked 40 experts to share the lead generation metrics they’re tracking to report on ROI.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Feb 25

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Marketing

11 Tips for Creating An Actionable SEO Marketing Dashboard

You’ve put a lot of effort into SEO and now it’s time to report on results. Which KPIs should be included in an SEO dashboard? Here, dozens of marketers share their thoughts.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Feb 24

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Marketing

Business Reporting: 4 Ways to Report Poor Performance To Your Boss or Client

90 experts delivered their best tips on delivering bad news without losing the trust and integrity of your most important business relationships.

Belynda Cianci Marketing   |  Feb 19

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Marketing

16 Event Marketing KPIs For Tracking the ROI of Every Event & Trade Show

How do you measure the ROI of an event or trade show? By tracking these 16 event marketing KPIs recommended by dozens of marketing pros.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Feb 18

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Content Marketing

Content Marketing Goals: 15 Ways to Set, Track, & Measure Your Efforts

What’s the goal of content marketing, anyway? Here, almost 200 marketers agree on the 15 content marketing goals every program should set and achieve.

Elise Dopson Content Marketing   |  Feb 17

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Marketing

The 22 Email Marketing Metrics Every Campaign Should Be Measured On

How do you measure the success of email marketing? We surveyed over 40 email pros and these are the email marketing metrics they recommend tracking most.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Feb 13

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Marketing

The 22 Essential Startup Marketing KPIs for Measuring Traction

Success for a startup looks different than it does for established companies. Here are 22 essential startup marketing KPIs according to 58 marketing pros.

Avatar Marketing   |  Feb 13

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Marketing

33 Marketers On The Most Effective Ways for Increasing Free Trial Signups

Getting your prospects to “try before they buy” becomes easier when you use these tips from 33 marketing pros to increase your free trial signups.

Belynda Cianci Marketing   |  Feb 12

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Data Snacks

How To Create A Simple Yet Insightful Facebook Ads Performance Dashboard

Marketers tend to complicate things when it comes time to report on results. Here’s how to create a simple and effective Facebook Ads dashboard.

Miha Ambroz Data Snacks   |  Feb 11

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Marketing

How to Set Long-Term Marketing Goals (And Actually Hit Them)

Do you avoid setting long-term marketing goals out of fear you won’t hit them? Here are tips from dozens of marketers on how to properly set goals.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Feb 11

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Marketing

The Definitive List of Marketing KPIs Every Team Should Track

We’ve polled hundreds of marketers to find out the definitive marketing KPIs every team should track across 8 functional areas, including content marketing, SEO, email, and more.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Feb 10

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Marketing

How to Create SMART Marketing Goals That Your Team Will Actually Hit

The SMART framework ensures you’re focused on goals that are simple, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Here’s how to set them for marketing.

Elise Dopson Marketing   |  Feb 6

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Marketing

How to Set Up & Use Google Analytics Across Multiple Websites

If Google Analytics isn’t configured properly across multiple websites, your performance data could be skewed. Here are 12 ways to properly set up and use Google Analytics across multiple websites.

Jessica Malnik Marketing   |  Feb 5