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.
New Keynote Speaker announced:
HubSpot announced Brené Brown as a Keynote speaker for INBOUND 2015! As a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Brené studies vulnerability, courage,worthiness and shame. She is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, and has a new book releasing this summer: Rising Strong.
In addition to having Brené at INBOUND 2015, she will also answer exclusive community-generated questions submitted through a forum at www.inbound.org on April 23, 2015. You can learn more, here.
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In today's strategy section we talk about the need for hiring a content manager for your company. We talk about the importance of your content creation being their only focus. We warn against the too many hats syndrome that happens way to often to the content manager position.
Speed Up Edits With - Source Code Select
This wish list item comes to us from one of our great clients Amy Dagliano From E Group Engage.
It would be great if you highlighted content on the page, and then when you click source code, it would take you to that spot in the code. This way you wouldn’t have to scan through the copy to find the right place in the code to make adjustments. Very similar to how Dreamweaver functions. This would allow HubSpot users to get in and out of the editing process and back to their normal workload. #Savetime
I went over to ideas.hubspot.com and added it as an idea so go vote it up.
The Prospects tool is moving out of the marketing tool and into the Sales tool. This is effective today for all new trial portals. Moving the Prospects Tool into the CRM makes it more powerful for the core user: Sales Professionals. Any HubSpot portal created before April 15 will remain unchanged at this time.
HubSpot has released the ability to now associate COS Site Pages with Campaigns both from the Site Page itself or from the campaign tool. This is now available to all customers on the COS.
To associate a Site Page with a campaign, you can either tag the Site Page with a campaign when creating it under Content > Site Pages, or build it right from the Campaigns App itself, which will automatically tag the site page as being associated with that campaign.
You can find Site Pages in the "Promote Campaign" section within Campaigns tool:
And under the "Options" tab when building a page in Site Pages:
Customize social messages when publishing blog posts
You can now customized the social message that automatically posts when you publish a blog post.
When setting up your social accounts in HubSpot’s Social Inbox App, you have the option to turn on Auto-publish for every channel on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. I will add a screen shot so yu can see where to find it in your Social Media Settings:
Once you’ve turned this feature on, every time a blog post is published from your HubSpot account, it will also send a message out on these channels. Before the update, it used to send out the link and title of your post to these channels. Now, you can configure the message any way you’d like to entice your social audience to click through and read your post. Much more creative, a ton less “automated feeling” if you will.
When creating your blog post in HubSpot’s Blog App, click on the “publishing” tab on the right to set up your publishing settings. Here’s what you’ll see:
Now, you can create a customized message about your blog post to automatically publish on your selected channels when your blog post goes live. If you have selected channels for auto-publish but choose not to write a message here, your social message will automatically pull in the title of your post and the link like before.
Please note: You must have included a featured image in the post for it to show up as an option to include with Twitter messages for Social Media Auto-publishing. For more information on featured images, check out this Knowledge base article.
HubSpot Tips & Tricks
This week I spread the tutorial love to three of my favorite things. HubSpot CRM, HubSpot COS, and Wistia.
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WOW Event 2015 - Richmond Virginia June 3rd
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