101 Blog Post Ideas Straight from the HubSpot Brain Trust

We all know blogging is an ultra-important asset to your business when it comes to building traffic and reputation. The hidden dark side, though, is how hard it is coming up with topics that will give you that ultra-good traffic. If you’ve hit a roadblock when it comes to the content on your blog, don’t sweat it. An age-old question between marketers is “What do you blog about?“. It can quickly feel like your company has blogged about everything under the sun. To help, we polled fellow HubSpotters — who know a thing or two about blogging — and we’ve created a list of 101 ideas to keep your queue filled. Multimedia 1. Create a roundup of all the best GIFs on the internet marketers can relate to 2. Make a parody song that describes your office culture 3. Recap your latest company event with photos and/or videos 4. Post a product demo; 5. Write a post explaining a social media channel 6. Make a video that highlights your industry and write a post about[…]

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Why We Removed 3,000 Pieces of Outdated Content From the HubSpot Blog

You know what sounds like a really bad idea? Deleting 3,000 pages from the HubSpot Blog. You know what our SEO and Web Dev teams did in February? Deleted 3,000 pages from the HubSpot Blog. No, this wasn’t some Marie Kondo-ing team-bonding exercise gone horribly, horribly wrong (although those posts were definitely not sparking joy). It was a project that our head of technical SEO, Victor Pan, and I had wanted to run for a long time — because counterintuitively, getting rid of content on your site can actually be fantastic for SEO. In the SEO world, this practice is called “content pruning”. But, while a good idea in theory, content pruning doesn’t mean you should go crazy and hack away at your content like it’s a tree and you’ve got a chainsaw. Content pruning is far more methodical than that — like trimming a bonsai. I’ll get to the results we saw at the end of this post. But first, let’s explore what content pruning is, and then dive into a step-by-step content audit[…]

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Examples of Blogs From Every Industry, Purpose, & Readership

When you hear the word “blog”, what do you think of? Maybe your mind goes to stories about travel, yoga, and exciting new restaurants to try. What if I told you that, although these thoughts may be valid, other terms and phrases should be coming to mind? These include conversions, a boost in revenue, calls to action, inbound marketing, and improving customer relationships. Blogs are powerful business tools. They improve conversion rate, foster relationships between your business and audience members and customers, boost revenue, promote brand awareness, increase your ranking on search engines, and positively impact your bottom line. In this guide, we’ll review the different types of blogs there are and examples of each. These will give you a better understanding of the various ways your business can write and publish content to help you achieve the benefits we listed above … and more. Before we dive in, what is a blog? Any type of business — whether it’s focused on ecommerce, retail, technology, or services — can benefit from publishing and maintaining a[…]

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Facebook Advertising Advice: 10 Tips From Experts at Trello, WeWork & More

Facebook started as a way for college classmates to communicate, and it’s since evolved into a hub for content creation, sharing, and advertising. Over one billion active users engage on Facebook every day, which represents a tremendous opportunity for advertisers to leverage their content in front of potential customers. The variety of targeting options available allow marketers to get the greatest value out of each ad dollar spent on this vast network, making it an ideal place to drive conversions, downloads, and lead generation. In fact, Social Media Examiner found that 55% of social media marketers use Facebook as their primary platform, and eMarketer learned that nearly 68% of all social media ad spending is on Facebook Ads. We decided to consult with a variety of successful social media marketers to learn more about their strategies for Facebook Ad targeting. Whether you’ve been advertising on the platform for years or are just starting out with Facebook marketing, check out these lessons from the pros to maximize your social media advertising ROI. 1. Keep track of qualitative[…]

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The #1 Quality Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed & Other Advice from Jules Pieri

Have you ever heard a cool product idea from a friend, a coworker, an aunt, and thought — Why isn’t that on the market already? Undoubtedly, we’ve all had those experiences. And yet, by and large, it’s typically major corporations like Amazon, or retail giants like Target, that get their products more quickly and easily in front of consumers — even when their ideas aren’t necessarily best. Fortunately, there is an opportunity for your neighbor’s friend’s product to get in front of the masses — and its called The Grommet, an online discovery platform and marketplace. Started by Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, The Grommet’s purpose is to help entrepreneurs and small businesses get their innovative, exciting ideas in front of millions of people. For the past ten years, The Grommet has evaluated 300 submissions a week, and chosen the top three percent — including incredibly successful products like FitBit, OtterBox, and SodaStream. However, The Grommet isn’t the only thing remarkable about Jules Pieri — she’s also been named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women[…]

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5 Colossal Instagram Mistakes That Are Keeping a Brand From Growing

Instagram is constantly growing. It has more than 25 million business profiles, and researchers say that more than 200 million people are visiting at least a few business profiles daily. Since there’s so much traffic, this social media site isn’t the easiest for businesses to master. Getting the attention of an audience gets tricky when everyone gets so easily distracted, but by learning about which mistakes to avoid — and we cover more mistakes to avoid during our free webinar training — brands can help their business grow by effectively using a powerful social media platform. 1. Not optimizing your bio If your biography isn’t adequately optimized Aaron Ward says you’re making a big mistake. Writing a bio is fun, but it should be about gaining a new customer and growing your audience. Figure out the best way to pull potential customers in by writing an excellent bio.   While it may seem obvious to write a great bio… Thousands of Instagram users don’t optimize their bio towards their conversion goal. What does optimizing your[…]

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