Recently, I was speaking with my brother, who is launching his own digital marketing agency in Staunton, Virginia. We were discussing my ‘ideal client’ vs his ‘ideal client’, and one of the things that I believe we both realized quite quickly while having this conversation, was whether your business is fortune 500 or you’re a small mom and pop business – while the term inbound marketing seems to be a trending topic, not many small businesses think they can afford it.
Yet just because your business thinks they can’t afford an inbound marketing agency, it doesn’t mean you can’t begin to implement some foundation methods to help get your website quality traffic, build brand recognition, and begin to see leads from your efforts. So instead of worrying (at least today) about the huge amount of marketing your competitor down the street does, spending even a few minutes a day implementing these techniques will help better prepare both your website and your business for tomorrow. Continue reading “4 Ways Small Businesses Can Implement ‘DIY Inbound Marketing’”
All leaders have weaknesses and blindspots that limit their opportunities. The higher you go in an organization the more people watch and evaluate your smallest behaviors. Sadly, the way you’… Source: 15 Proven Behaviors that Elevate Leaders Continue reading 15 Proven Behaviors that Elevate Leaders
I was recently asked my favorite influencers in the industry. Trying to recall a few (which even a year ago I could have spewed at least 100 of the industry’s top influencers), but quickly drew a blank. I began to ponder how in the world this could be. I am constantly reading, researching, and website/blog/social media account hopping.
It was instantly then, that I realized the one keyword… hopping. With the availability of sites like inbound.org , growthhackers.com, linkedin.com, reddit.com and the growing usage of specific hashtags on social channels (that then link to relevant content) — well the truth is, in 2015 I stopped following specific industry leader’s or blogs, and instead started following topics that peaked my interests. A blog might have 1 killer post, but the rest could pretty much suck. So why waste your time visiting individual sites, or receiving emails of the latest posts
That aside; If you have an interest in inbound marketing and the various components that help produce great inbound campaigns, here are 40 blogposts that can help you bring your best to all you do in 2016.
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If you don’t already, you need to subscribe, follow, read and watch Gary Vaynerchuk on anything and everything. (In no way am I being paid, reimbursed, bribed, or anything else to tell you that! I’m merely trying to tell you FOLLOW THIS AMAZING MAN if you want AMAZING inbound marketing tips, digital marketing tips, personal branding … Continue reading The Power of One – by Blair Pettrey
The reality? The best place to hide a dead body? Page 2 of Googlesearch. 80% of people don’t look past the top 3 results on Google, 90% don’t look past page 1. Where does your business’ page land? Blair Pettrey http://www.inboundBlair.com http://www.BlairPettrey.com http://www.facebook.com/BlairPettreyforhire http://www.linkedin.com/in/BlairPettrey http://www.twitter.com/BlairPettrey Continue reading Reality of SEO…
When times are tough and things are confusing – I am grateful for the resources I have to reach out to… Bill Faeth of “Inbound Marketing Agents” has been a constant source of inspiration and reminder of what it takes to succeed…. The best advice received? “Outwork everyone else. Focus. Figure out how to increase … Continue reading The Secret to Inbound Marketing