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Marketing 101

25 top inbound marketing blogs to follow in 2020

By: Dan Tighe November 23rd, 2019

Since IMPACT's founding 10 years ago, we as a company have invested tremendous time and effort into the creation of helpful, in-depth content and articles about inbound marketing strategies that get results. That commitment has helped raise our profile as an agency and today drives nearly 700,000 visits to our website a month and 30,000+ subscribers. What started as a company blog has now become a full-fledged brand publication — and now, with so many marketers, sales pros, and business leaders visiting our site every month, we are frequently asked what we consider to be some of the other great inbound marketing blogs.   To be frank, there are a lot of different inbound marketing resources out there, but not all of them will have a direct, bottom-line impact on your business and/or your career.  Which is why we've hand-selected the following 25 inbound marketing blogs, because they will actually help you craft revenue-generating digital marketing strategies and develop professionally (and as business leaders). In our opinion, these blogs are well, for lack of a better word, addictive.

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Search Engine Optimization • 

Content Marketing

10 reasons why your website and content aren't ranking well

By: Jolie Higazi November 5th, 2019

As a content marketing consultant at IMPACT, one of the most common challenges I encounter with clients when we’re first starting to work together is that their site is not ranking well in search engines.  “I’m not getting enough leads to my site.”  “Inbound isn’t quite working for us.” “We've done the keyword research and we're creating content, but we’re not seeing the results."

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Marketing Strategy

7 'old school' inbound marketing strategies that will no longer work in 2020

By: Brian Casey October 15th, 2019

It's safe to say that inbound marketing is here to stay, but, as with any sales and marketing method, it must continue to evolve.  Like HubSpot moved from the funnel to the flywheel, we must evaluate our strategies and see what, if anything, needs to change as well.  There are several tried-and-true inbound marketing strategies that aren't as effective as they used to be. 

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Google Analytics • 

Google Tag Manager

What Is Google Tag Manager & When Do You Use It?

By: Marc Amigone October 4th, 2019

If you’re a marketer here in the back-end of 2019, you’ve probably had to deal with a tracking code or two in your time. Whether it’s for a marketing automation tool like HubSpot, a tracking pixel for an advertising platform like Facebook or Google Ads, or the code for behavior-tracking software like Lucky Orange, Hotjar, Crazy Egg, or even just Google Analytics, tracking codes are the street signs of the web — they’re everywhere and most people just take them for granted.

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Content Marketing • 

Content Strategy

7 Common Content Creation Mistakes That Can Cost You

By: Christi Wharton September 24th, 2019

Creating content — blog articles, content pillars, etc. — can be a challenge. Even the most seasoned writers struggle sometimes and make mistakes in their blog articles and other types of content. As a content marketing consultant at IMPACT, I have reviewed hundreds of articles for a variety of industries, with the intent of helping our clients become the best and most effective teachers in their given industries. I've noticed, however, that there are seven common mistakes the most well-intentioned content contributors make that erode their credibility and diminish the trust they might have been able to establish with their audience. My goal is to help you understand what those mistakes are and how to avoid them, so you can be the traffic-driving, revenue-generating content creators I know you can be.

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Content Marketing • 

Hiring an Agency

Outsourcing Is Broken: Why We Need to Rethink the Relationship Between Client & Agency

By: Marcus Sheridan September 12th, 2019

If a company is new to inbound or content marketing, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the idea of producing a website full of content — not to mention maintaining content production going forward. This is especially daunting when it means changing your entire company culture to expect everyone to produce content.

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Lead Generation • 

Conversion Rate Optimization

Should You Still Gate Your Inbound Content in 2020?

By: Kathleen Booth August 28th, 2019

As a marketer, this likely sounds familiar.  You create an incredible piece of content, gate it behind a beautifully constructed landing page and conversion form, and celebrate when you generate new leads from it, only to discover that your leads are from people with emails like:

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Blogging • 

Content Marketing

How to Create Content from a Subject Matter Expert Interview (in 7 Steps)

By: John Becker August 26th, 2019

As a content manager, it’s your responsibility to share the knowledge, insights, opinions, and expertise of your company with your audience — typically through blog articles, but also podcasts, videos, and so on.  You stand as a primary ambassador for your brand, guaranteeing that the content published checks all requisite boxes. Are you answering customer questions? Are you establishing your company as a trusted resource within your industry? Does your team feel empowered to produce content?

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