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by Tabitha Young on November 5, 2019

7 Google Analytics Metrics That Beginners Should Know

In 2019, almost everyone knows how to Google. And, it would be reasonable for any business that is implementing a solid SEO strategy to expect their website to return higher results in the search engine results. 

However, even more valuable than someone Googling your website is understanding...

Topics: SEO

by Lindsey Gutierrez on November 1, 2019

How to Make Your Website’s Content a Great User Experience

Your website’s content 100% has an impact on your business. You want that impact to be a positive one, right? Website content is just as important as website design. Both will affect your user immediately when they visit your website. Every business should have a content marketing strategy but...

Topics: Website Design

by Tabitha Young on October 25, 2019

Social Media Vanity Metrics and Why They Don't Matter

Social media is a valuable - and necessary - part of any team's inbound marketing strategy. With more online social media platforms than ever, it's easy to get caught up tracking metrics on every network. With all the options available to your audience, it's easy for you to get discouraged while...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Social Media

by Tabitha Young on September 26, 2019

What is a Landing Page?

You may have come across the term “landing page” while learning about digital marketing. But honestly the term is used very loosely. So what exactly is a landing page, sometimes referred to as a lead capture page? How do you use them in your digital marketing and advertising?

Have no fear - we...

Topics: Website Lead Generation, Lead Generation, Landing Page Strategy

by Erin Good on September 25, 2019

5 Things to Remember When Creating a Health Care Testimonial Video

Patient testimonial videos are a great way to build trust and credibility with your past, current, and future patients. Testimonials videos allow potential patients to hear and see a story from another patient who might have been faced with the same diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  Videos...

Topics: Medical Practice Marketing, Video

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 13, 2019

INBOUND 19 Takeaways You Can Put Into Action Today

What a whirlwind it was! Mark, Tabitha, Erin, Aaron and I spent last week in Boston at the annual INBOUND conference by HubSpot. This is a solid four days of inspiration, ideas, new product announcements, networking, food truck lunch selections, and miles and miles of walking. We'd like to share...

Topics: Video, Sales, Marketing Strategy

by Tabitha Young on September 11, 2019

What Is Inbound Marketing and Can It Work for Your Business?

Marketing has changed a lot in the past two decades. For one thing, there's the internet, and with it came business websites, search engines and social media. 

For another, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and marketing automation have given marketers new tools to do their...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Landing Page Strategy

by Tabitha Young on August 27, 2019

Topic Clusters: What You Need to Know About This SEO Content Strategy

Remember back in the earlier days of SEO when the main goal was to fill a webpage with a keyword or two that you wanted to rank for in search results? Sometimes it would even seemed a little ridiculous when you were reading "SEO'd" content because you'd read the same key phrase over and over in...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 26, 2019

Start Blogging With a Purpose and Increase Your Website Leads

It's probably nothing new when you hear that you need to blog. "What's it gonna do for me," you ask? Well... it can mean all the difference in the number of good leads that you bring in through your website. And that should help you increase sales.

We often hear, "Blogging takes time and it uses...

Topics: Lead Generation, SEO, Marketing Strategy

by Brian Hegvold on August 23, 2019

4 Ways to Make a Great First Impression With Your Website Design

Good design is something you see every day. Throughout our day, we experience good design. Whether it’s on the box of toothpaste you use or that billboard you see on your way to work, good design is happening all around us.

Topics: Website Design

by Erin Good on August 15, 2019

Social Media for Medical Practices: Why? What’s Best?

Social media isn’t just for socializing anymore. It’s an immediate way to exchange information and content in a way that, until recent years, wasn’t possible for medical practices. Not only is a social media presence a great way to showcase content, but it also gives your practice a chance to...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Medical Practice Marketing, Social Media

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 13, 2019

How Much Should You Spend on Digital Marketing?

Before you decide on a budget, you should consider what you're trying to achieve. Remember: 70% of a purchase decision is made before someone talks to a sales representative. Because of this, a heavy online marketing presence plays a big part in the overall sales process. 

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Lead Generation

by Erin Good on August 12, 2019

How Content and Video Marketing Can Change your Company: Insights from the IMPACT Live 2019 Conference

Wow! I just got back from a great couple of days at IMPACT Live 2019. IMPACT Live is a 2-day conference full of expert speakers on all things marketing. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to put all the things I learned into action! 

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Video

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 9, 2019

Six Things to Include in Your 2020 Marketing Budget

Whether you're looking for a way to spend marketing budget left for this fiscal year or you're organizing the next full year's marketing plan, we have six recommendations that can help you bring in more leads and nurture relationships with your existing customers.  

Maybe you can't afford to...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Marketing Strategy

by Mark Croft on July 30, 2019

What is Artificial Intelligence and How Can it Improve Sales and Customer Service?

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? 

Artificial intelligence (or AI) is a term that refers to a melting pot of concepts and technologies. Typically, any technique which enables computers to mimic human behavior is considered AI. AI software is capable of learning from patterns in data and...

Topics: Sales Process, Customer Service

by Mary Ann Hegvold on July 3, 2019

The Marketing Flywheel Model: Turning Customers into Business Drivers

Which of these two terms better describes the impact that customers have on your business: outcomes or drivers?

Sales people and marketers from 20 or 30 years ago would likely say "outcomes" without a second thought. After all, their jobs revolved around moving prospective customers down the...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, Sales

by Lindsey Gutierrez on June 28, 2019

Who Owns Your Web Address? What You Need to Know about Your Domain and How to Manage It

What’s in a name? If it’s your domain name, there’s a lot to consider when choosing and managing your web address. Think of your website domain as something that’s as important as your physical address. It’s where people can find you and reliable information related to you.

Topics: Web Development

by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 10, 2019

Why Organic Search Results & Leads Aren't Actually Free

There is a misperception out there that building a new website will automatically draw in more leads. The first step, before you get more leads, is getting your website to appear at the top of the organic search results. Although the term is "organic results," it's not as simple as planting a...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, SEO

by Tabitha Young on June 7, 2019

Paid vs Organic Search: What's the Difference?

Before we dive headlong into the differences between paid and organic search, it's critical that you understand a bigger picture first. Paid and organic search are both parts of a much larger umbrella in the world of sales and client acquisition – they're both forms of inbound marketing. And if...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO, Paid Search

by Tabitha Young on May 20, 2019

What You Need to Know About Your Website Content

Every organization, regardless of industry, should optimize the digital content that they release. If you fail to optimize the content you put out, you're losing valuable members of your audience before they've even had a chance to find you. It's essential that you make your content accessible...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

by Tabitha Young on May 14, 2019

What Are Pillar Pages?

Pillar pages are not a particularly new idea, but they've recently gotten more attention. Do you understand why pillar pages are a big deal today and how to use them to improve your organic ranking in Google results? 

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

by Mary Ann Hegvold on April 3, 2019

Do I Really Need a Marketing Agency?

Countless members of senior management across companies both large and small, find themselves asking the same question: why do we need to hire a marketing agency when we have dedicated marketing staff?

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Marketing Strategy

by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 29, 2019

Free Marketing Tools To Grow Your Business

Whether you have a big marketing budget or a small one, it's always good to hear the word "free."  But are free marketing services really and truly free? Or are they stripped of most of their features so you pretty much have to upgrade? Those are the questions that run through a marketer's mind...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Sales

by Tabitha Young on February 27, 2019

5 Steps to Develop a Killer Facebook Ad Strategy: A Personal Journey

Did you know that 66% of ALL Americans use Facebook? Not only are they using it, but they're using it a lot. The average American spends 58 minutes per day on Facebook. From a marketing standpoint, Facebook is a goldmine. It's filled to the brim with active users (a.k.a your future customers),...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Social Media

by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 13, 2019

Social Media Marketing For Businesses in 2019: Which Platform Is Best?

As the popularity of sharing just about anything and everything on social media sites continues to skyrocket, according to at least one elite source, the "slow and painful death of print" is comically referred to as how "Internet Killed the Newspaper Star." Back in the day when they actually...

Topics: Social Media

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 23, 2019

Four Website Design Tips That Will Change How Your Website Sells

If we've heard it once, we've heard it a thousand times: Don't judge a book by its cover. But honestly, that really only works with people. And maybe books. When it comes to judging the quality of a company and its products, one of the first things people will do is assess how the website...

Topics: Website Design, Video

by Lindsey Gutierrez on January 15, 2019

3 Ways to Create Videos That Look Great and Cost Almost Nothing

It's no secret that using video is a critical component in just about every business' marketing strategy. With viewers retaining 95% of a video's message compared to 10% retention if they read the same message in text, it's absolutely the way to go. Great! So now what? How do you get good...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Video

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 10, 2019

Website Pop-Ups in 2019 – Love 'em or Lose 'em?

Pop-ups can, and do, work when done right. But what is that happy medium? Do they hurt your SEO? How can you get positive results versus simply annoying the visitor?  

Topics: SEO, Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 4, 2019

How HubSpot CRM Won Our Hearts: A Comparison to Salesforce

Using a CRM (customer relationship management) system for managing leads and customers is something that just about every business needs. With all of the advances of the free HubSpot CRM, we're often asked if it can be a good alternative to Salesforce.

When HubSpot introduced the first version...

Topics: Sales

by Lindsey Gutierrez on December 21, 2018

5 Website Font Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

There are 5 font mistakes you don't want to make on your website; they include: 

  1. Using too many fonts
  2. Using all the same size fonts
  3. Using illegible fonts
  4. Using the wrong fonts for the mood
  5. No typographic contrast

Choosing the best font for a website can feel like playing the memory game....

Topics: Website Design

by Tabitha Young on December 18, 2018

Why Your Business Needs a Website, Not Just a Facebook Business Page

It amazes me how many companies do not have websites -- or have essentially ignored their website -- and have focused their efforts on building a Facebook business page. I'm constantly finding businesses that they need to either create a website or put more emphasis on what they've got. Whether...

Topics: Web Development, Social Media

by Tabitha Young on November 19, 2018

Start Optimizing Your Website's SEO in 5 Steps

Spoiler Alert: There’s No SEO Magic Bullet!

Have a website? Building a website? Already built a website? Thinking about a starting a website?

If you can answer "yes" to any form of the above listed questions, and you're worried about your website's SEO ranking, then you're in the right place! 

...

Topics: Website Lead Generation, SEO, Web Development

by Mark Croft on March 14, 2018

Lion Lessons Learned from HubSpot’s Pipeline Generation Bootcamp

I wasn’t super excited about going to Boston in January. Experiencing Boston’s epic winter weather wasn’t high on my list of life achievements. Passing the frozen Charles River on the way to 25 First Street in Cambridge, I didn’t realize that what was to come would equip me to better help others.

Topics: Sales Process

by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 20, 2018

Three Steps to Closing More Sales: Lessons from HubSpot's Sales Training Bootcamp

Earlier this year I was selected to attend a sales skills training program at HubSpot. It was a mind-melting experience with great information coming at us from HubSpot's best-of-the-best sales trainers – David Weinhaus and Dan Tyre. As I reflected on all that we learned I realized that closing...

Topics: Sales

by Mary Ann Hegvold on December 29, 2017

Physician Online Reputation Management in 2018

A few years ago, when we first wrote about online physician reputation management there were fewer people writing and reading reviews, especially for physicians and other healthcare experiences. The tide has turned since then and now we're seeing that physician reviews are playing a significant...

Topics: Medical Practice Marketing, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mark Croft on September 15, 2017

5 Things You Need for Improved SEO But May Not Know How to Do

Most everyone knows that carefully created content is one of the keys to an effective SEO strategy. But there are some technical details that can also affect your rankings.  You could be doing (or not doing) things that are keeping your website from rising in organic results.  Some of SEO...

Topics: SEO, Web Development

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 18, 2017

10 Things to Know Before Starting an Inbound Marketing Program

It's no secret that most businesses are trying to grow, and you do that through sales. But getting qualified sales leads can be the toughest part of the process. What if the leads came to you? What if you didn't have to work so hard to pull in leads? Enter inbound marketing. With inbound...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

by Tabitha Young on July 27, 2017

What Are Backlinks And Do They Matter?

Even though the changes on how backlinks affect SEO rankings happened years ago, We're still finding that many of our clients don't quite understand what they are or how they affect their web rankings. Which is ok!

After all, we are the SEO experts and stay on top of these things so our clients...

Topics: SEO

by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 27, 2017

Beware of SEO Trollers: How to Tell the SEO Experts from the Hacks

How many times a week do you get emails and phone calls telling you that you have terrible SEO? For us it's got to be 3-5 times every single week. What are they seeing that causes such grave concern for my company and my website's health?

The simple answer? In most cases they haven't seen...

Topics: SEO

by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 21, 2017

How to Decide if Your Marketing Plan is the Right One

Ever wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea that you're sure will change the course of the company? Or maybe your latest stroke of genius hits you while you're doing dishes or at some other quiet moment. No matter where you're at and how brilliant we think we are when we dream...

Topics: Marketing ROI, Medical Practice Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 3, 2017

Five Tips for Running Facebook Ads that Produce Results

Facebook advertising can play a critical role in your overall marketing strategy, whether you're marketing to consumers or you're a B2B marketer. 

That's because you don't have to wait for someone to search for you, or phrases related to you, like you do when advertising on Google Adwords....

Topics: Lead Generation, Social Media

by Mary Ann Hegvold on April 13, 2017

5 Ways Healthcare B2B Marketing Can Influence Software Selection

Is it possible to get a healthcare facility to switch to using a new software system, especially the one they use everyday for electronic health record management? It seems a little bit daunting when you consider that this type of change would affect every patient and every employee at a...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Website Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 9, 2017

3 Ways to Use Social Media in B2B Healthcare Marketing

Companies are sometimes a little hesitant to use social media in B2B healthcare marketing situations. We've heard a few things like:

  • No one is going to see my post on Facebook.
  • Twitter is just so overwhelming.
  • LinkedIn is just for people looking for jobs.

Despite the fact that there's some...

Topics: Lead Generation, Social Media, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 1, 2017

Social Media Planning for Your Business: What, When, Where & How

We're often asked by clients if we think that social media is important for them.

The easy answer is: Yes, there's always a way to make social media work for any business. Even a B2B company.

The more complex answer is: Yes, but... to be successful you need to have a social media strategy that...

Topics: Social Media

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 28, 2016

How to Produce More Engaging Healthcare B2B Marketing Content

HIMSS recently published the State of Content Marketing 2016 report with data from healthcare B2B marketers across the U.S. There were some surprising results in that report, including:

  • 85% of healthcare B2B marketers have a content marketing strategy, but
  • Only 4% of them said their content...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 20, 2016

How to Use Inbound Marketing for Software Companies to Close More Deals

In Hubspot's recent report, The State of Inbound 2016, we were able to get a glimpse into what companies are most interested in accomplishing over the next year. Click to download Hubspot's full report: The State of Inbound 2016. 

Overwhelmingly in the software industry, and in the other 10 industries interviewed,...

Topics: Inbound Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 30, 2016

Mobile-First Web Design: Why You Should Start Small

Mobile websites have come a long way over the past few years! Remember when we used to have to create a separate, less robust version of our main website with separate code? It was a bit of a Google Analytics nightmare to track what was viewed most and the mobile version didn't always include...

Topics: Web Development, Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 24, 2016

Three Tips for Growth Driven Design Success

Clients often tell us during a website re-build process that they "need the new website ASAP." But when it gets down to it, there's typically a lot of time that goes by while they collect all of the content and images before we can even dig into design and development.  There's a newer way to...

Topics: Web Development, Growth-Driven Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on July 5, 2016

4 Problems Solved by Inbound Marketing

Using an inbound marketing strategy solves marketing problems that many people often face. Here are four ways inbound marketing will help you overcome some of the biggest problems with growing your online presence and leads generated from the web:

Topics: Inbound Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on June 21, 2016

Five Ways to Create Original Inbound Marketing Content

The idea of inbound marketing is easy to fall in love with. It makes so much sense:

  1. Create content that draws visitors to your website. 
  2. Share your expertise with those who are interested in your products or services.
  3. Convert them to leads and then (hopefully) customers with your educational...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Website Lead Generation

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 24, 2016

Fast vs. Slow Purchase Decisions: When to Use Inbound Marketing

I've attended a few conferences lately and one of the questions I heard asked by those who are new to to inbound marketing was related to the usefulness of an inbound stategy for business-to-consumer (B2C) products and services versus inbound for business-to-business (B2B) products and services.

Topics: Marketing ROI

by Lindsey Gutierrez on February 29, 2016

Why Healthcare B2B Websites Need Growth Driven Design

We’ve seen over the years a lot of healthcare industry websites that are built with the “set it and forget it” mentality. A healthcare company will invest thousands of dollars every 3 or so years to create a great looking website and then let it sit there, unchanged, until the next big redesign....

Topics: Lead Generation, Web Development, Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 23, 2016

How to use LinkedIn for Lead Prospecting Without Being Annoying

Everyone wants to be liked, right? That's why we constantly go back and check our Facebook or Instagram posts to see how many people gave us the thumbs up or commented. It's not much different in our career endeavors. But the approach you take to networking professionally through social media...

Topics: Social Media, Email Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 18, 2016

How Your Website's Photos Could Sabotoge Your Marketing Strategy

A picture is worth a thousand words. We've been told since the early days of our marketing and design careers (and maybe as early as grade school) that imagery will speak volumes about who you are and what you stand for. And it's still a true statement. You can have the coolest product or best...

Topics: Lead Generation, Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on October 30, 2015

Five Things Healthcare B2B Companies Need on Their Websites

The healthcare marketplace, as you know, has a huge number of players. In every product category and service line there is plentiful competition. So how do you stand apart and make yourself known to potential customers?

Topics: Website Lead Generation, Growth-Driven Design, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on October 16, 2015

How to Grow a Medical Practice Using Growth-Driven Design

You may have heard that Growth-Driven Design is a new and better build and grow your website, turning the web into a greater source of new patients. The concept makes a lot of sense when you're trying to use your website as more than just a brochure.  The Growth-Driven Design process will...

Topics: Website Design, Medical Practice Marketing, Growth-Driven Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 16, 2015

Why You Don't Need a Perfect Website

The title of this post will make most brand managers or Type A marketers like myself cringe. How could you NOT launch a website that was the best possible representation of your brand, your products, your services and who you are?  I'm here to tell you that while it might take a little bit to...

Topics: Website Design, Growth-Driven Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 10, 2015

Four Things You Need to Ensure Website Lead Generation

If you're in the process of a website redesign, or creating an entirely new website, you're most likely trying to decide what to put on the home page and how to organize the site's content. It can be a struggle. But there are some key questions you can ask yourself and your colleagues (and even...

Topics: Lead Generation, Website Design, Growth-Driven Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 31, 2015

Should You Fire Your Website? How To Know When It's Time for a Website Redesign

Your website has the potential to be your best sales person. It's working 24/7. It's full of good information and makes the pathway to working with your company crystal clear. Right?

If you're reading this and thinking, "That would be true, but we haven't updated our website in quite a while..."...

Topics: Lead Generation, Website Design, Growth-Driven Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on July 13, 2015

Why Selling EHR Software Requires More Than a Free Demo Offer

When medical practices first started their research on EHR software, they were most likely searching online for really broad terms. Things like: 

  • Which EHR software is right for my medical practice?
  • Best EHR software
  • Best cloud EHR software
  • Best EHR software for [insert specialty]

But now that...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing to Doctors, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on July 2, 2015

How to Sell EHR Software in a Saturated Market

After a year or more of using an EHR system, it's easy for users to see the holes and identify what's not working for them. They might be thinking about changing, but they also know that it’s a big process to tackle. How do you convince them that the change is worth the effort?

Changing to a new...

Topics: Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 22, 2015

Do Referral-Based Medical Practices Need a Website?

We meet with a lot of oncology practices from all over the country and we have been asked on numerous occasions, "Why would I need marketing for my referral-based practice? I don't need a website to get new patients because I get my patients from referrals."  And we understand why they're asking...

Topics: Medical Practice Marketing

by Brian Hegvold on May 1, 2015

3 Things Clients Should Know Before Starting a Website Design

Whether you have been in business for years or just starting out, everyone knows that having a web presence is important for any business these days. So if you think you're ready to find a web design team to help you get your website where you want it to be, there are few items you should have...

Topics: Website Lead Generation, Web Development, Website Design

by Lindsey Gutierrez on April 9, 2015

Love at First Sight: Email Marketing Best Practices

A marketer’s dream: a subscriber opens, reads, clicks and shares your email. They love your content at first sight and want to tell everyone about it! We’ve pulled together some of the top email marketing best practices to help your readers fall in love with your content.

Topics: Marketing ROI, Email Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 31, 2015

How To Be Sure You Have a Mobile-Friendly Website

The day is coming. April 21, 2015. Are you ready? For the first time, Google has given us an actual deadline for a change they're going to make in their search algorithm. Also for the first time, they've given you some heads up on how this will directly impact you. Your site must be considered...

Topics: Web Development, Website Design

by Mark Croft on March 18, 2015

Simple Website Navigation is Key to Happy Visitors

What do you consider the most important aspect of a good website?  Maybe that it uses pleasing colors?  The photos are nice?  The layout makes it easy to use?  A recent study by HubSpot shows that the most important element of good website design is the ease of finding information.  Website...

Topics: Website Design

by Lindsey Gutierrez on March 16, 2015

Facebook Survival Tips for Businesses

Social media for business may seem like a never ceasing flow of information and guidelines. And Facebook, being one of the most well-known social media outlets, is the one we most often have clients ask us about. The list below is a more manageable amount of the top Facebook tips for businesses....

Topics: Social Media

by Brian Hegvold on March 12, 2015

Why You Should Optimize Images for the Web

Everyone's been there...and then left. Been where? You know, that website that is soooooo slow. We've all attempted to visit a website that just seems like it takes forever to load!

You literally have 2 seconds to get a website to load without the visitor considering bouncing off to somewhere...

Topics: SEO, Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 9, 2015

How Blogging Can Grow Your Medical Practice

Updated: December 5, 2017

Doctors and practice managers ask us if we think they should have a blog.  They have some logical questions that are important to address so that it's clear why and how to have a blog for a medical practice. Questions include:

  • Why should our medical practice blog?
  • ...

Topics: Website Lead Generation, Medical Practice Marketing

by Brian Hegvold on February 23, 2015

Principles of Web Design: 3 Reasons White Space on Websites Matters

Determining what works and what doesn’t work for your website is every site owner’s challenge. How can I drive more visitors to my website? How can I get them to stay longer? And then, more importantly, how can I keep them engaged? We’ve all heard the phrase; sometimes less is more. In the case...

Topics: Website Design

by Mary Ann Hegvold on February 12, 2015

Start Your Own Trend to Increase Patient Referrals

With today’s healthcare environment reducing the number of possible referral relationships between physicians it’s important to do something that makes you stand out to not only to colleagues who can refer patients to you, but also to the patients who are being referred.

Marketing to Doctors:...

Topics: Medical Practice Marketing

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 16, 2015

How to Write Sales Emails That Really Work

We've all been there... either on the writing side or the receiving side... of a sales email. We spend lots of time thinking about what it should say and then making sure we check and double check it before clicking the send button. Then you wonder... did they read it? We don't want to use the...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation

by Mary Ann Hegvold on January 5, 2015

4 Ways to Improve Your Email Campaigns in 2015

Email continues to be a powerful tool for marketers around the world. In fact it’s growing because it's one of the few marketing tactics that can prove a return on investment in marketing. According to the 2014 Email Marketing Industry Census, “email marketing was ranked as the best channel in...

Topics: Marketing ROI

by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 22, 2014

How to Increase Sales by Teaching not Promoting

What is the purpose of your website? To sell, right? Some things are easy to sell because it’s not a long decision process. But there are other products and services that buyers are going to research and think about. What can you do to increase sales in these long processes? Why not be the one...

Topics: Marketing ROI, Website Lead Generation, Landing Page Strategy

by Mary Ann Hegvold on August 1, 2014

Content is King. How to Create a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

We all know that a good looking web design will tend to keep visitors from jumping ship in the matter of seconds. But even more important than how it looks is what the website says. If you don't clearly communicate with your audience you'll lose them. Fast. So what can you do to bring them in...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, SEO

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 22, 2014

How to Prove the ROI of Marketing

You’re not the first person to sit in a marketing meeting and learn that your success will be measured by the return on investment in marketing. OK, great… so what does that mean? And is that even possible?

Breathe easy because, yes, you can prove a return on your marketing investment! The...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Website Lead Generation

by Mary Ann Hegvold on May 13, 2014

Beyond Just a Website: Creating a Lead Generation Machine

So you’ve built a website. Is it generating leads for your company? How do you know for sure?

Business owners often ask us, “How many people came to my website last month (or week, or year….you get the picture, right)?” While we can answer that question, we have to push one step further which...

Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing ROI, Website Lead Generation