Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers Blog

    Free SEO Tips for Beginners: Understanding SEO Vocabulary

    If you’re looking for free SEO tips for beginners, then you’ve come to the right place. SEO is vital for reaching the right audience, improving web traffic, and ultimately driving more sales. An SEO crash course is a great way to get started, but it’ll be difficult to learn if you don’t understand the jargon to begin with.

    Topics: SEO Google Inbound Marketing increasing website traffic

    B2B SEO: How Long Does It Take to Rank in Google?

    When was the last time you Googled something? 

    Topics: SEO Google CTA B2B increasing website traffic Keyword Research

    B2B Digital Marketing Agency Breakup? 6 Signs Your Agency Failed You

    (Editor’s note: This is Part 2 in a two-part series about how a relationship with an inbound marketing consulting firm can fail. In Part 1 we covered five ways the client can be at fault in a failed partnership.)

    Topics: Close SEO Social Media Websites Small Business Strategy B2B Content Marketing Blogging Buyer's Journey Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Services B2B Marketing copywriting

    3 B2B Healthcare SEO Strategy Mistakes (& How to Cure Them)

    There’s nothing worse than putting effort into creating a website full of useful content, only to have it buried deep in the search engine results pages. 

    Topics: SEO Healthcare Technology Marketing

    3 Ways Small Business SEO Services Help You Compete with Giants

    You're kinda small, and your competition is very, very large. What's a small business to do? Although it might seem like a losing battle, small business SEO services can provide some aces for your sleeves. 

    Topics: SEO Google Social Media Websites Small Business Strategy

    Insourcing Marketing vs. Outsourcing to an Inbound Marketing Agency

    There's a common misconception that hiring an agency to do your marketing is much more expensive than handling it internally.

    The trick about marketing is that it's not one single job that you're paying someone to do. There are many tasks and responsibilities that require a variety of skill sets. The salary of an individual who can do all of those things effectively is much higher than a monthly agency retainer fee. Hands down.

    "Marketing" is one word that encompasses a lot of components and gears and creative production. You may decide to outsource some of those pieces, while taking care of others in-house. So, the real question you want to ask yourself is: What parts of my inbound marketing strategy do I need to outsource, and which can I do internally?

    For some of our clients, they can't do anything internally. Whether it's a matter of time, resources, or ability, they're simply unable to take care of their marketing strategies on their own.

    Other clients have some experience with different aspects of marketing, plus a little extra time to churn those bits out. They take care of those pieces, and we handle the unfamiliar territory.

    So, what are the different pieces that need work? How do you know if you can handle them yourself, or if you should hire an expert? Let's take a look.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Strategy CTA Mobile B2B Analytics Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Statistics Inbound Sales Keyword Research

    How to Know When It's Time to Modernize Your Website

    In today's high-speed world, a website can feel outdated a month after it's redesigned, at least to the team that worked on it. While a month or even a year may not be enough to make your site outdated, there are some surefire ways to determine if your website is outdated and in need of a redesign.




    Topics: SEO Websites Attract

    Social Media Strategy for SaaS: Healthcare Tech #Hashtags That Work

    Whether you find hashtags to be annoying or not, they’re an integral part of digital and social media marketing. With roughly 80% of the U.S population using social media, using hashtags in posts can get you and your business the attention it needs. 

    By including hashtags in social media posts, users are able to search specific, topical terms and find your post if the hashtag correlates to their search term. Yes, this applies to B2B social media marketing too -- especially on LinkedIn.

    Hashtags allow you to stand out amongst competitors, as well as filter through the thousands of posts we see each day from friends, family, colleagues, and random social media accounts. To develop a rock-solid SaaS social media marketing strategy, learn why healthcare hashtags are so important -- and see our real-life examples!

    Topics: SEO Strategy CTA Attract B2B Inbound Marketing Services Statistics Inbound Sales Search Engines Healthcare Technology Marketing digital marketing Keyword Research Hashtags

    A Basic Prescription for Medical SEO Best Practices

    As technology changes, so does the way customers conduct their research. Just look at the healthcare and healthcare tech industries.

    It’s extremely common for potential patients to search the internet for information, products, or services relating to their medical needs. And the B2Bs who serve medical facilities are trying to get in front of the right person who’s typically researching software and devices via Google.

    As a result, businesses within the medical industry -- both B2C and B2B -- must have fully functioning and user-friendly websites. How else will patients find you in today’s world without a little SEO to even the playing field?

    Having a website is only a piece of the puzzle. A website alone will not get you ranked high in Google search results -- but medical SEO will.

    Topics: SEO Social Media CTA B2B Inbound Marketing Inbound Marketing Services Statistics Inbound Sales Search Engines Healthcare Technology Marketing digital marketing medical technology marketing Keyword Research

    9 B2B Email Marketing Tips to Help You Stand Out


    Ray
    Tomlinson sent the first networked email in 1971. Back then, an email was a way to copy a file to another user’s file directory.

    Email has evolved a lot since 1971, and email marketing has evolved right along with it. Because of smartphones and tablets, we have access to emails 24/7. And with more than 293.6 billion emails sent daily, you don’t want yours to get lost in the shuffle.

    Topics: SEO Social Media Strategy Email Marketing Mobile B2B Twitter Inbound Marketing Services Statistics Inbound Sales Inbound Linking Search Engines LinkedIn Keyword Research