Welcome back to The Hubcast , folks: A weekly podcast all about HubSpot news, tips, and tricks. Please also note the extensive show notes below, including some new HubSpot video tutorials created byGeorge Thomas.
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Was listening to the Hubcast as I was working on making changes to almost every blog post on my site after having spent a month testing “slide-in CTAs” on two of my best articles in terms of traffic and conversions.
Slide-in CTAs like the one that comes out from the bottom-right corner in the example post have led to an increase in conversion rates of 50% versus just having a call to action at the bottom of the blog post.View Post
My personal thoughts are if someone isn’t constantly testing, they are nuts – it takes so much effort to get a site really rocking. However, it’s about 1,000 times easier to complete tests once you’re already getting traffic. If you do enough tests, you’ll eventually find that easy “trick” that boosts leads by 20% or more overnight.
Hi, guys! I tend to run A/B tests on those "best practices" we hear so much about to see if they hold true for my employer. And, usually, those best practices fall flat with our audience of scientists.
I heard so much about landing pages with embedded videos having higher conversion rates that I had try it. Found that the page with the video embedded at the bottom had a conversion rate of 0!!! while the non-video page had a conversion rate of 27.27%.
Knowing that the audience of scientists is very literal and interested in data, I tested adding a photo on the landing page comparing three different slices of bread. The version without photo had a conversion rate of 48.4% while the version with the photo had a rate of 36.92%.
I'm always testing lists: HubSpot lists based on a contact's behavior always outperform lists from anywhere else.
I used to send email under my name until I tested and found ones from the company name had a higher open rate.
I test all kinds of things with the subject line like including the word "video" or the location of keywords in the subject.
You might be thinking: How do I get prepared for Inbound 2015?
This week in the strategy section, we talk about the power of storytelling and how to tell great stories. This is very important for your inbound and content marketing efforts. We also talk about a great podcast you might want to check out, “The Business of Story."
When you get a ton of deals in your HubSpot CRM, like everybody wants, it can get a little messy or confusing for you and your team. Today’s tutorial helps you clean up and understand those precious deals and where they are in the buying cycle.
Segmenting your deals with filters in the HubSpot CRM