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How to Do Keyword Research for Content that Generates Leads
I’ve written about the importance of keyword research before. It’s the critical first step in developing your SEO strategy, and making sure that your business ranks well in organic results on the major search engines. But the way that you undertake keyword research for your homepage will be different from how you settle on the […]
Why Storytelling Can Help Your Business’ Bottom Line
When you’re thinking about how to promote your business, it can be tempting to focus solely on your products and services. After all, when you boil any business down to its most essential element it is about getting consumers to purchase the product or service that’s being offered. But how you reach the end goal […]
Why Behavior Scoring is the Missing Ingredient in Your Marketing Approach
With inbound marketing becoming ever more popular in recent years, a marketer might be tempted to think broad when it comes to their approach. After all, when anyone can happen upon your brand, it means that anyone’s a potential customer, right? That’s not quite true. In fact, the number of leads that actually become customers […]
How to Build a Website That Generates Leads
In today’s day and age, every business owner knows they must have an online presence to be competitive. But not everyone understands how to optimize that online presence. Your website is the heart of your business’s online existence, so ensuring that it’s designed to maximize lead generation is critical to securing long-term success for your […]
The Impact of Understanding Customer Acquisition Costs and Customer Lifetime Value
It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing, and today’s post is from Dan Kraus – Enjoy! Have you heard someone talk about customer acquisition cost (CAC) or customer lifetime value (CLV or LTV)? If you’re in the tech business, and especially if you work with SaaS products, you’ve definitely heard of, and can […]
Why You Need Inbound For Outbound Marketing and Vice Versa
In recent years, outbound marketing has gotten a bad rap. It’s seen as expensive, time consuming, and it feels like a relic of the past. And the numbers bear this out: in 2017, HubSpot’s State of Inbound report found that 71 percent of businesses worldwide are focused primarily on inbound marketing. But I’d argue that […]

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How to Use Advertising as a Lead Generation Tool
Marketing is a broad term that encompasses a number of channels and approaches. Advertising is just one of them, and in our increasingly digital age, it can sometimes feel like a tactic of the past. However, when advertising is used properly, it can become an effective lead generation tool. Below we’ll take a look at […]
Local SEO for Lead Generation
Marketing Podcast with Justin Sturges Podcast Transcript SEO tools and strategies are constantly changing. All the while, it’s never been more important that you get found online when people go out there searching – particularly if you’re a local business. Your website is the foundation for how you get ranked and found locally. It’s important […]
The Role of Content Has Changed – Here’s How You Can Adapt
It wasn’t too long ago that you could follow the formula below to attract and generate leads for your business: Develop a content upgrade, like an ebook Gate it behind a form on a landing page Drive people to your landing pages through blog posts, social media, advertising, and email campaigns People see the offer […]
Why Local SEO is an Important Lead Generation Channel
Marketing Podcast with Justin Sturges Podcast Transcript SEO tools and strategies are constantly changing. All the while, it’s never been more important that you get found online when people go out there searching – particularly if you’re a local business. Your website is the foundation for how you get ranked and found locally. It’s important […]