5 Tips to Align Your AdWords Account with Your Sales Funnel Stages

On December 6, 2016
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You bring in a consultant or make a new hire to develop the perfect sales funnel. You’re cranking out quality top of funnel content daily. Your nurture campaigns are building relationships with leads as they drift down, down, down. And your swarm of salespeople, armed with demos and free trials, driven by incentive-laden bonus structures, are ready to close like the dickens.

align adwords account structure with sales funnel steps 

You’re probably thinking, “What does this have to do with AdWords”?

And that’s the problem.

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The 10 Best Online Marketing Strategies to Make You a Unicorn

On December 5, 2016
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Everyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with unicorns – not just the magical beasts you’ll often find hanging out near rainbows but marketing unicorns.

What’s a marketing unicorn, you ask? It’s one of those magical campaigns that’s so effective it performs in the top 1-3% of all marketing campaigns.

Marketing unicorns are so special that, even though they’re rare, they end up delivering almost half of the value of your overall marketing efforts. For example, here on the WordStream blog, our top 50 articles drive as much traffic as thousands of others (the marketing donkeys) combined. I call it the Unicorn Marketing Power Law.

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Ads on Breitbart Don’t Work Anyway, Here’s How to Exclude Them & Save Money

On December 5, 2016
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Recently, some large advertisers such as Kellogg’s announced they would no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, citing that the site’s content conflicted with their brand image. Many smaller advertisers are seeing their ads on Breitbart and following suit, and those who oppose Breitbart’s message are calling on other advertisers to do the same.

Although brand damage is a genuine fear for all advertisers, there may be more reason for advertisers to drop their ads on Breitbart than just their corporate values. As it turns out, Breitbart ads don’t work and may be a huge waste of money!

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Building a Successful Paid Twitter Campaign From the Ground Up

On December 2, 2016
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When it comes to content promotion, Twitter is a veritable smorgasbord of new and engaged audiences. You can create a campaign to get visitors to your website, drive app installs, raise tweet engagement, and more. Users are online all the time and consuming vast quantities of content and media. And with customizable budgeting, you’re in control of your spend.

The catch? It takes a little monetary investment to get the most out of all that Twitter has to offer.

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We know spending your limited budget on a new avenue for marketing is intimidating. That’s why we put together this guide to building your new paid campaign on Twitter.

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The Seriously Comprehensive Guide to B2B Content Marketing

On December 1, 2016
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I don’t even want to try and guess how much content about B2B content marketing is out there. There are possibly thousands of guides on everything from brand voice and editorial style to market segmentation and content amplification.

Unfortunately for newcomers, most of this content is absolutely terrible.

 B2B content marketing

B2B content marketing, or business-to-business content marketing, can be very challenging, and it’s only going to become more so in the coming years (if such a thing were possible).

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19 Genius Dental Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Practice

On November 30, 2016
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I hate the dentist. More than I hate going to the hospital or eating my vegetables, the dentist is my least favorite appointment. And, due to the fact I move around a lot, I’m constantly looking for a new dentist to trust my teeth with.

Talking to friends who also struggled with finding a dentist, I heard all kinds of horror stories. What we could all agree on: finding a good dentist is hard.

You might find that bringing in good clients is hard too! Here are some smart marketing ideas to make it easier for your potential customers to find your practice.

Local Awareness for Dental Practices

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The 9 Best 404 Error Pages We’ve Seen

On November 23, 2016
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What Is a 404 Error Page?

First things first. A 404 or Not Found error happens with a user tries to follow a dead, broken, or nonexistent link. Instead of serving the page the user wanted, the site serves the 404-error page.

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Website designers and marketers are realizing the importance of capturing each visitor to the site, even if they land on an error page. In fact, especially if they land on an error page! You don’t want your visitors abandoning your site for a hiccup that could be your fault for not cleaning up dead links.

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