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Shayla Price Shows How Practice Leads to Results

Shayla Price Shows How Practice Leads to Results

Freelance content marketers face rejection daily. Not to mention uncertain work prospects and lumpy cash flow. The only solution, then, is  …

10 Data-Backed Benefits of Multi-Channel Marketing

10 Data-Backed Benefits of Multi-Channel Marketing

Multi-channel marketing sounds like a trend, a buzzword, a recommendation some consultant would make for $400 per hour. But it’s much  …

Ty Magnin’s “Fewer Things Done Better” Approach to Marketing

Ty Magnin’s “Fewer Things Done Better” Approach to Marketing

The marketing world constantly sells us the narrative of more. More hacks. More campaigns. More tools. More more more. It’s  …

4 Google Analytics Quick Wins Hiding in Plain Sight

4 Google Analytics Quick Wins Hiding in Plain Sight

Collecting data is great. But on its own, data doesn’t do anything. Actionable insights are what actually help you move the  …

Aaron Ginn is Growth Hacking Silicon Valley and Washington DC

Aaron Ginn is Growth Hacking Silicon Valley and Washington DC

Back in 2012, Aaron Ginn authored Defining a Growth Hacker, a six-part series for TechCrunch. The seminal work gave a  …

How to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment the Multi-Channel Way

How to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment the Multi-Channel Way

69.23% of shopping carts are abandoned. That’s based on an average of over 37 different studies. The most recent, like two  …

Claire Suellentrop is Flipping the Funnel Upside Down

Claire Suellentrop is Flipping the Funnel Upside Down

Claire Suellentrop was (up until recently) the second employee and Director of Marketing at Calendly. Her two year tenure saw  …

Are You Making These 5 Research-Backed Copywriting Mistakes?

Are You Making These 5 Research-Backed Copywriting Mistakes?

A site’s design captures a visitor’s attention. But ultimately it’s the words that compel them to purchase. Or not. Fortunately, you  …

3 AdWords Headline Templates That Write the Copy For You

3 AdWords Headline Templates That Write the Copy For You

You have to write 20ish characters. It should only take a few seconds, right? Yet after 30 minutes and counting,  …

Go Beyond Email With Multi-Channel Marketing Automation

Go Beyond Email With Multi-Channel Marketing Automation

What channels come to mind when you think about marketing automation? I’d bet $50 that email is the first place your  …

Win More Qualified Leads by Weeding Out the Junk

Win More Qualified Leads by Weeding Out the Junk

Are you getting free trial signups for your SaaS product, but they’re not buying? What about content downloaders who seem  …

InVision’s Clair Byrd on Approaching Marketing Like a Chef

InVision’s Clair Byrd on Approaching Marketing Like a Chef

Clair Byrd is InVision’s Director of Content Marketing. She’s developed and scaled the company’s programs to consistently net 75,000 new  …

5 Abandoned Cart Email Examples to Emulate

5 Abandoned Cart Email Examples to Emulate

Up to 75% of shoppers abandon their carts before purchasing. That, my friend, is a high number. The good news  …

How to Choose SEO Keywords for Every Stage of the Funnel

How to Choose SEO Keywords for Every Stage of the Funnel

A slew of zoo animals have shaped SEO over the past few years. But the overall goal has stayed the  …

Aaron Orendorff is Saving the World from Bad Content

Aaron Orendorff is Saving the World from Bad Content

Aaron Orendorff is your “stereotypical Northwestern outdoorsy guy” with a marketing backstory that’s anything but stereotypical. We sat down with  …

Where MBAs Can Actually Help With Growth Marketing

Where MBAs Can Actually Help With Growth Marketing

Would you rather hire a growth marketer with two years of experience or a newly minted MBA grad? If you’re  …

A Primer on Growth Hacking

A Primer on Growth Hacking

Felix Baumgartner hurtled towards Earth at 833.9 mph. His descent began a few seconds ago, when he jumped out of  …

How Johnathan Dane Built a $2 Million Dollar a Year PPC Agency, Fast

How Johnathan Dane Built a $2 Million Dollar a Year PPC Agency, Fast

Johnathan Dane makes the hustle look easy. He played professional basketball in Denmark before attending college. He detailed cars off  …

The Story Behind NerdWallet’s Organic Search Strategy (That Brings in Millions of Visitors a Month)

The Story Behind NerdWallet’s Organic Search Strategy (That Brings in Millions of Visitors a Month)

They rank #1 for “best credit cards”. They were already bringing in millions of visitors each month before any fundraising. They’re  …

Improve Your Lead Nurturing by Baking SMS Into the Mix

Improve Your Lead Nurturing by Baking SMS Into the Mix

Domino’s is known for many things. Chief among them: terrible pizza. What they’re not known for is cutting edge technology  …

Start With Big Wins Then Optimize for Small Wins

Start With Big Wins Then Optimize for Small Wins

Everyone loves a good A/B testing tale. You grab your morning coffee, settle into your workspace, pull up inbound.org, and  …

Email Drip Campaign Examples to Turn SaaS Apps Cash Flow Positive

Email Drip Campaign Examples to Turn SaaS Apps Cash Flow Positive

SaaS apps are notoriously cash-intensive businesses because they need to front-load salaries, office space, and customer acquisition costs before becoming  …

Double Down on SEO (My Agency’s Step-by-Step Process)

Double Down on SEO (My Agency’s Step-by-Step Process)

In one year, my company helped one client increase organic search traffic by 1,762% (from 1,392 to 25,922 monthly visits).  …

My PPC Ads Aren’t Converting, What Do I Do?

My PPC Ads Aren’t Converting, What Do I Do?

Campaign settings are on point? Check. You’ve figured out whether desktop or mobile converts better? Uh huh. Location and language  …

How To Use Pirate Metrics, AARRR Matey

How To Use Pirate Metrics, AARRR Matey

Startups love metrics. They’re obsessed, even. Amazingly detailed dashboards are only a simple google search away, as many companies have  …

Brand Positioning: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

Brand Positioning: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

The Daily Show has lost about 38% of its key demographic (18-49 year olds) since Jon Stewart departed. Believe it  …

Selecting the Best Customer Acquisition Tools: The 80/20 Guide

Selecting the Best Customer Acquisition Tools: The 80/20 Guide

Customer acquisition refers to a broad set of strategies and tactics linked together to provide a seamless experience from first  …

Customer Acquisition for Startups: 3 Examples From Lean Startup’s Engines of Growth

Customer Acquisition for Startups: 3 Examples From Lean Startup’s Engines of Growth

The Lean Startup was published back in 2011 as a guide to explain how new startups should look, work, and  …

10 Low Cost, Actionable Customer Acquisition Tips

10 Low Cost, Actionable Customer Acquisition Tips

You now know what customer acquisition is. And you know how the math should work out (in theory). Now it’s  …

Making Your Customer Acquisition Math Work

Making Your Customer Acquisition Math Work

Customer acquisition is a powerful, repeatable way of growing your business. However talking about it, and actually pulling it off  …

What is Customer Acquisition? A Definition in Plain English

What is Customer Acquisition? A Definition in Plain English

Here’s a detailed breakdown of what customer acquisition is, how it works, and why it’s important, along with a few  …

3 Counterintuitive Conversion Hacks (Without Running a Single A/B Test)

3 Counterintuitive Conversion Hacks (Without Running a Single A/B Test)

Most A/B tests fail. They’re loaded with bias. They take too long to complete. And there’s a huge opportunity cost  …