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75 Stop Words That Are Common in SEO & When You Should Use Them

From blog titles to URL slugs, you might not realize how frequently you use SEO stop words. But, to be fair, if Google doesn't pay much attention to them, why should you? Research shows that 25% of blog posts are made up of stop words. However, these words have little to no relevance to the topic of the post. These are words that help you compose...

How COVID-19 Could Shift Holiday Shopping Behaviors This Year [New Data]

In 2020, B2C businesses all over the world pivoted their strategies as consumers dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did the pandemic force people to live and work strictly from home, but it also put a financial burden on many households and businesses. Now, as the holidays approach, both physical and online business owners are wondering...

What Are Website Traffic Exchange Sites? (And Why You Shouldn't Use Them)

Traffic matters. The more traffic your website generates, the greater your chances of capturing visitor interest, encouraging user action and generating sales. So it’s no surprise that traffic remains a top priority no matter what kind of site you run. As noted by a recent Forbes piece, everything from specific search engine optimization (SEO) strategies...

Customer Experience Could Be The Reason Your Online Shoppers Aren’t Converting

All humans — including your customers — are emotional creatures. That’s why it’s so important to make sure every interaction customers have with your company a memorable one — so memorable that they’ll want to recommend your business to a friend, family member, or colleague. That connection between your business and customers is exactly what...

How to Determine Your A/B Testing Sample Size & Time Frame

Do you remember your first A/B test you ran? I do. (Nerdy, I know.) I felt simultaneously thrilled and terrified because I knew I had to actually use some of what I learned in college for my job. There were some aspects of A/B testing I still remembered — for instance, I knew you need a big enough sample size to run the test on, and you need to...

How to Get Started With CRM-Powered Advertising [+ Why You Should]

HubSpot was founded during a time when people were under constant attack from aggressive outbound marketing tactics. I'm sure nobody misses the unwanted ads, spam emails, and cold calls that used to interrupt their day back in the mid-00s. Ad retargeting wasn't a thing, so we all had to settle for repeatedly seeing the same ads for products we had...

How to Predict and Analyze Your Customers’ Buying Patterns

Buyers don't think like marketers or salespeople. Anyone who works in these departments can admit that. More importantly, buyers don't think like each other either. Each consumer follows their own set of buying patterns, whether they recognize it or not. For instance, someone who walks to work every morning may grab a coffee from the Starbucks on...

Top GDPR Compliance Software

Disclaimer: This blog post is not legal advice for your company to use in complying with EU data privacy laws like the GDPR. Instead, it provides background information to help you better understand the GDPR. This legal information is not the same as legal advice, where an attorney applies the law to your specific circumstances, so we insist that you...

How to Build a Market Development Strategy [Free Planning Templates]

Your business is getting by just fine – but still, the questions remain: Could you be selling more? Is there an opportunity to increase market penetration? Is there any way you could engage in further product diversification? Companies hoping to increase revenue can do so in a variety of ways — such as an increase in advertising budget, expanding...

Why Blogs Fail — And How to Make Sure Yours Doesn't

Of the 1.7 billion websites in the world, 600 million are blogs. And the number of US bloggers is set to reach 31.7 million in 2020. Clearly, blogging is competitive. You're constantly vying for people's precious online attention, which is around 15 seconds for more than half of readers. But for many, the benefits of running a blog outweigh the time,...

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