Internet Marketing

Fact or Fiction: The SEO Edition [Quiz]
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Just when you thought you were up-to-date on the latest SEO best practices, an algorithm change or a new expert post has you questioning yourself. Sound familiar? It’s true, the world of SEO is spinning faster than ever, and for every new strategy, an old one becomes obsolete. As inbound marketers, it’s our job to […]

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The Anatomy of a Search-Friendly URL [Infographic]
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Before we publish anything on the HubSpot blog, we always take a minute to optimize its URL for both our readers and search engines. It’s an SEO best practice that’s withstood Google’s many algorithm changes over the years. While your URL structure isn’t the be-all-end-all of your SEO efforts, using SEO-friendly URLs on your site […]

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Want to Pitch Your Startup to Thousands of #INBOUND16 Attendees?
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The INBOUND stage has been home to some pretty big names: Arianna Huffington, Aziz Ansari, Martha Stewart, and Amy Schumer — just to name a few. Now it could be your turn. This November at INBOUND, HubSpot’s annual sales and marketing event, General Catalyst and HubSpot for Startups are hosting our first ever startup pitch-off […]

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5 Psychological Concepts That'll Strengthen Your Social Media Strategy
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Most of us joke about being addicted to things like Snapchat or Instagram, and we’re all probably guilty of compulsively checking our phones for updates. However, social media is changing more than just our immediate behavior. Think about it: We’ve all seen the infamous commercials illustrating the effects of various illegal substances on your brain, but most of us […]

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How to Run an Instagram Contest: A 10-Step Guide
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With 400 million monthly active users and more than 80 million posts per day, Instagram has established itself as an obvious platform for brands looking to expand their reach and engage with their audience. Figuring out how to launch a successful Instagram contest, however, is much less obvious. Sure, it sounds like an effective strategy […]

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Beyond .COM, .ORG & .NET: A Beginner's Guide to Brand Top-Level Domains
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For marketers, the domain name system (DNS) can be a little tricky to navigate. If you’ve ever been tasked with buying a domain name, you’ve probably heard of terms like hyper text transfer protocol, subdomains, top-level domains, and more. Now, whether or not you remember the function of each part is an entirely different story […]

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How to Use Facebook for Business: 25 Facebook Marketing Tips and Tricks
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Although some of the younger demographics are passing up Facebook in favor of tools like Instagram and Snapchat, Facebook still dominates the market. With 1.09 billion people logging in daily (a 16% increase year-over-year), it’s still the most popular social network around. Not to mention, Facebook owns 77% of all social logins. If you want your business’ […]

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How to Write Good Instagram Captions: 8 Tips for Perfecting Your Copy
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At the end of the day, Instagram is all about the visuals. The quality of your photos will be the differentiating factor when it comes to gaining Instagram followers, getting them interested in your brand and what it’s about, and showing off the human side of your business. But the hard work doesn’t end once you’ve taken that beautiful photo […]

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