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Ben Donahower

Ben is the owner and a hands on marketer at No Bounds Digital, a small, but mighty, B2B inbound marketing agency.
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Harrisburg’s Best Tech Conference, Or Unconference

Ben Donahower

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BarCamp Harrisburg is part of an international network of conferences focused on technology and the web. Instead of bringing in a bunch of speakers from who knows where, participants are the speakers (if you want to). As ‘’bar campers’’ like to say: There are no spectators, only participants, if you decide to join be ready to share with everyone around you.

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TIClanta: Atlanta’s Newest ChiropracTIC Conference

Ben Donahower

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Success Strategies to Grow Lifetime Practice Numbers is Atlanta’s newest chiropractor conference organized featuring Dr. Daniel Knowles. Dr. Knowles will share the strategies that he has used to grow his cash practice in Boulder, CO and his consulting clients. So get ready Atlanta, as Dr. Daniel Knowles is bringing this practice-changing conference to Atlanta for the first time.

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How to Export Contacts in HubSpot

Ben Donahower

HubSpot

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You can export any contact list you have on your HubSpot account into a spreadsheet to use it outside of HubSpot. Follow the steps below to export a list and have it sent to your email.

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How to Import Contacts in HubSpot

Ben Donahower

HubSpot

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How to Create a Blog Post in HubSpot

Ben Donahower

HubSpot, Blog

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Do you want to create content for your blog, but are unsure where to start? Follow our step-by-step guide to create a blog post in HubSpot.

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How to Increase Website Traffic Using Keyword Opposition to Benefit Analysis

Ben Donahower

content marketing, SEO

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Another great talk at Inbound from Ross Hudgens. 99% of this post is from his brain to this blog. Like with other posts from Inbound, it's not going through our normal editing process, so we can get this information to you quickly, so please be forgiving with spelling and other errors.

1. Topics

Where do you start with content marketing? First, take a step back and do the research to determine what topics will start to move the needle. Ross presented the KOB score, which you can generate using this formula:

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How to Create a Form in HubSpot

Ben Donahower

HubSpot

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Creating a form in HubSpot is a simple process that requires a few short steps. Follow the instructions below to complete the form creation task.

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Why Your Conversion Rate Optimization Strategy Isn't Working

Ben Donahower

conversion rate

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Peep Laja of ConversionXL gave a talk at Inbound 2016 explaining a framework for increasing conversion rates. The first half of the talk, however, really interested me because a lot of clients have come to No Bounds Digital having already tried to increase conversion in house without luck. Why is it after doing all of the conversion optimization tactics that you are supposed to do that they still weren't getting results? But first, please note that we're writing this from the conference and wanted to get it into your hands as quickly as possible. This post hasn't gone through our normal editing process, so our apologies for any spelling and grammar errors. It's because all of the typical processes that a business undergoes to increase conversions don't work. Let me, well Peep, explain.

Completing a List of Tactics That Will Increase Conversion Rates

Even ConversionXL isn't immune to writing a list post of ways to increase conversion rates. That said, if you implemented all 53, chances are your website would be a mess and not convert well at all. We've all seen busy websites that might check all of tactical conversion rate optimization boxes, but don't convert and look just plain ugly.

Methodically Testing Conversion Rate Optimization Tactics

Split testing sounds great in theory, but without a framework to identify the most important things to test you'll be spending a lot of time optimizing for conversion. By a lot of time, I meant years and years. Imagine that you can get through an A/B split test every 60 days based upon the amount of traffic that you have going to your website. It would take 8.83 years to get through the 53 ways to increase conversion rates that ConversionXL lists on the aforementioned blog post!

Copying Competitors

We think that our competitors are thoughtfully testing their websites, identifying bottlenecks to more leads and sales, and otherwise making a killing online, but guess what, they're not. Modeling your website after your competitors' is more often than a mistake because. They are going to take you down the wrong road because they aren't doing conversion optimization right either.

Copying the Market Leaders

The same goes with market leaders. There are companies that are effectively implementing a conversion optimization, but chances are it doesn't apply to your products and services specifically.

Implementing Best Practices

I'm sure that Kissmetrics did double conversions with changes to a form but have you ever tried implemented those tactics not to see a twofold increase in conversions? Sure, because there is a lot more going on in terms of your sales cycle or lead generation process online than that one piece.

Adopt a Conversion Rate Optimization Framework Instead

In sum, if you've only tried the following to increase conversions you're leaking money from your website:
  • Implementing a number of conversion rate tactics all at once
  • Split testing without a set of priorities
  • Copying competitors or market leaders
  • Implementing best practices only

A better way is to adopt a conversion rate optimization framework that allows you to identify what the problem is, where the problem is, and then ultimately directs to possibilities to resolve it. There's no need to reinvent the wheel in termes of a conversion rate optimization framework, Peep has already put one together that works: 

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What Should I Include in a New Business Plan?

Ben Donahower

sales

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We're at Inbound 2016, we're learning a lot, and anxious to share it with you! With that in mind, this post hasn't gone through out normal editing process and we apologize for any spelling or grammatical errors. 2017 is weeks away, so if you haven't started working on a new business plan for next year, now is the time to do it. Developing a plan for new business is important because it aligns everyone at your company around a specific goal with a specific strategy to get there and, heck, impresses your boss if you aren't the CEO. Jody Sutter from The Sutter Company outlined to the eight elements necessary for any new business plan:

1. The Marketplace

  • Trends in the industry
  • Who is your competition?
  • What you need to do to stay competitive
  • Who do you want to compete against?

2. Sales Performance

  • Where are your sales opportunities coming from?
  • How many pitches does it take to acquire a customer?
  • The ratio between proactive to reactive pitches

3. Goals and Benchmarks

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When to Choose In-House Marketing Instead of an Agency

Ben Donahower

inbound marketing, marketing agency

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Despite all the valid points for letting a marketing agency do all your work, there are times when you should rely on your in-house team to do everything. Here’s when it’s usually smarter to stick to in-house instead of retaining an inbound agency.

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