Hubcast 123: Creepy Episode With HubScotch, Punching Websites & Spying On Visitors
Welcome back to The Hubcast, folks: A weekly podcast all about HubSpot news, tips, and tricks. Please also note the extensive show notes below, including some new HubSpot video tutorials created by George Thomas.
This episode of the Hubcast has been brought to you by our awesome sponsor InboundBackOffice.com.
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Happy New Year Marcus,George!
Super bummed that I missed you guys at INBOUND, was crazy for both of us it sounds.
I was having lunch with an old friend of mine who is the business leader for a small business and when I explained what we are up to, he immediately asked, "Do you know who Marcus and George are?".
He then goes on to explain how listening to the Hubcast transformed their business and now can't keep up with the demand. Prior to him starting their marketing was zilch and while he had a sales background,
Lot's of stories out there like this, but thought I'd share it.
Hope you are well!
This week we talk about website design, strategies you should be thinking about and using in the future.
Most of the discussion is around 3 website design ideas:
- Always be changing.
- Always be testing.
- Always be listening.
Have you looked at our blog lately?
Wait, you are seeing it right now! : )
We also chat about this great article: 2017 18 Website Design Trends
If you want to create great work, you should always be looking at what is hot, new and award-winning. Here are a couple website you may want to check out.
Want to have some fun and learn a ton more about website design? Check this website throwdown out and sign up to be there.
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Refreshed Designs for Your Contacts Tools
Your contacts database is your home base for understanding the people interacting with your business.
With the goal of making your contacts tools easier to use and more consistent with the rest of your HubSpot platform, HubSpot’s been working hard for the last few months on fresh new designs for four screens: All Contacts, the contact record, Lists, and imports.
All Contacts, the contact record, Lists, and imports.
HubSpot is excited to announce that all HubSpot customers have been moved over to the new designs. Rest assured --- the major functionality you're used to hasn't been altered.
The updates focus solely on look and feel.
Note: Some HubSpot customers have been using versions of the updated designs for the last few months. If you’re one of those customers, the changes you see to All Contacts, the contact record, and Lists today will be more minor — you’re already used to most of the new design.
Here's a look at your fresh new All Contacts screen:
A few highlights to bring to your attention:
A fresh new look
The new design is more spacious and more modern. It's easier to look at and more joyful to use.
More consistent with the rest of your HubSpot portal
If you've been watching closely, you'll notice a trend: your entire HubSpot portal is getting a fresh new look, from your Marketing Dashboard to your CRM. This update to All Contacts (and the corresponding refresh of the contact record) bring the same consistent style to your contacts database.
Unified with CRM
If you use HubSpot for both marketing and CRM, your All Contacts screens will now match, across both tools.
Drag & drop columns
Add the columns to your All Contacts page that are most important to your business and prioritize them in the way you see fit.
Brought to us by: Trent Dyrsmid
Allow me to track a WordPress post in an Inbound Campaign via the HubSpot Plugin.
Right now, the only way to track a post as part of an inbound campaign is to use the COS.
But what about those of us who use WordPress?
Please update the WP plugin to allow me to track posts as part of the campaign.
Tweets of The Week
— Nick Sal (@NickSalinbound) December 15, 2016
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Question of The Week
What are some good tools for spying on my site visitors?
HubSpot of course! But, past that what should marketers do?
In this section, Marcus and George talk about all the things we should be doing as marketers to spy (collect data) from our visitors.
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