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Five Software Marketing Tips to Optimize Keywords and Titles

Posted by Rebecca Graves

Sep 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."

These wise words were written by Mark Twain in 1890, but they may be more important than ever today as companies focus on keywords and search engine optimization to drive their inbound marketing strategies.

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Topics: Software Marketing

5 Characteristics of a Great SaaS Website

Posted by Alison Lautenschlager

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You've spent a great deal of time honing your product and/or service into something proven, reliable, and helpful. And since your website is your number one software marketing asset, it should be a reflection of your amazing product. Oftentimes your website is the first impression consumers have with your company and product.

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Topics: Software Marketing

Software or Service: What Should You Prioritize?

Posted by Lisa Isbell

Sep 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's customers who take their business elsewhere. It's money that's simply gone. It's the percentage of SaaS subscribers that stops using the product.

It's churn, and sometimes there's nothing you can do about it.

Or is there?

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Topics: Software Marketing

Marketing Insight: How SaaS Marketing Is Different

Posted by Lisa Isbell

Sep 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM

How do you sell what cannot be seen?

That's the question everyone responsible for SaaS software marketing has to answer—and it's not always easy.

Selling SaaS offers a variety of challenges, not the least of which is its lack of a physical presence. It's always changing. Its moniker is strange. And then there is the fact that most consumers don't even know that a SaaS solution to their problem exists.

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Topics: Software Marketing

What are the Secrets of Success in SaaS?

Posted by Susie Kelley

Sep 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Why spend any time or money on SaaS marketing if it isn't going to pay off? And yet there are plenty of companies sinking thousands of dollars every month into inbound marketing strategies that don't pay their own way—let alone return a profit.

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Topics: Software Marketing

5 Killer Mistakes SaaS Businesses Make

Posted by Rebecca Graves

Sep 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes the very best intentions can totally flatline, killing conversion rates and ROI faster than you can say "CPR, STAT!"

Your SaaS marketing team might have fantastic ideas, but if they aren't part of an integrated, multi-faceted inbound approach - they won't get you anywhere, which leads to regrettable wastes of time and money - and an inevitable slowing of the lead-conversion pulse.

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Topics: Software Marketing

Insider Software Marketing Secrets: How to Develop a Solid Pay Per Click Strategy

Posted by Lisa Isbell

Aug 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns are scary, especially when you consider the average small business owner pays between $9,000 and $10,000 per month for PPC ads.

Take a deep breath and pause for a moment while you soak that in.

That's about $100,000+ per year spent on ads that may or may not work. If they don't, it's $100K in software marketing funds you may as well have used to take your entire team on a Caribbean cruise.

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Topics: Software Marketing

Website Traffic that Sells Software: Quantity Versus Quality

Posted by Lisa Isbell

Aug 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's so tempting to see those whopper visitor metrics and celebrate. And you should! Those numbers say that your software marketing techniques are paying off....to a point.

On the flip side of that coin, if your page visits are high but conversion rates seem pretty low (less than 1% to 3% of those whopping visits resulted in qualified leads), it means there is some more investigative and content work to do.

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Topics: Software Marketing

Get More Software Sales Using SMART Website Traffic and Lead Goals

Posted by Lisa Isbell

Aug 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Selling software, whether as a service or an innovative solution, is all about two things: website traffic and leads.

Without website traffic, you're unlikely to fill the top of your sales funnel with high-quality leads. Without leads, you're unlikely to sell a lot of software.

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Topics: Software Marketing

The Big Picture for Ranking a Website for Software Marketing

Posted by Lisa Isbell

Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

One of the most magical things about Claude Monet's works is that the closer you get, the less the paintings make sense. His painting technique was like the ultimate pre-cursor to pixels—using a series of short, splotch-like brush strokes that work together to comprise a completely coherent, integrated, and stunning picture.

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Topics: Software Marketing

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