All the Facts: 9 Great Places to Find 2020 Marketing Trends and Statistics

If you’re a strategic marketer, you use facts to help build your strategy, check on marketing trends, and get expert perspectives. But looking for reliable, up-to-date marketing data can be frustrating–and waste your valuable time. Here are examples of common time-wasting problems (which led me to find the resources provided in this article):

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8 Great Ways that Blogging Can Help Small Businesses Improve Search Results

Every blog post is an opportunity to boost SEO for your small business.

Is blogging really worth it? On the plus side, it’s been shown that businesses that blog have been shown to see up to 55% more traffic than companies that don’t blog. On the other hand, for marketers at small B2B businesses, all the time and energy spent writing articles can just seem like an obstacle to completing critical and time-sensitive projects. This is especially true if your company doesn’t have a dedicated in-house writer.

However, if one of your main jobs as a marketer is to drive qualified leads to your website, it’s important to keep in mind that helping you get found in search results is one of blogging’s main benefits—and the primary reason you need to make close friends with your B2B blog, rather than view it as an annoying office mate. By blogging wisely, you can give your search rankings a huge boost, making it well worth your time and resources.

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Don’t Miss Out: Use Hashtags on LinkedIn to Boost B2B Engagement.

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LinkedIn is an unbeatable platform for publishing B2B content.

LinkedIn is prime content real estate for B2B Marketers. There are many reasons why business make it a major part of their social media strategies, including:

  • Thought Leadership: LinkedIn is one of the best spaces for publishing long-form content that builds credibility and the perception of expertise among B2B professionals.
  • Engagement Opportunities: The platform offers numerous ways to build engagement with leads, customers, and peers through posts, comments, groups, articles, and more.
  • SEO: Google search engines crawl every post on LinkedIn, supporting your SEO efforts.

What’s missing from that the list above? LinkedIn’s hashtag functionality. Unlike consumer-oriented social platforms, LinkedIn’s professional base provides extensive opportunities to leverage hashtags as a B2B marketing tool.

You can’t afford to pass up hashtags on LinkedIn.

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Are You a Blogging Newbie? Crush It With This 11-Point Blog Post Checklist.

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My blog post is done and I’ve clicked “publish.” But then I have a nagging feeling in the back of my head. Did I leave out my contact information? Did I use the right photo? Are there any typos?

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