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What is Inbound Marketing?

What is Inbound Marketing?
The proven methodology for the digital age Since 2006, inbound marketing has been the most effective marketing method for doing business online. Instead of the old outbound marketing methods of buying ads, buying email lists, and praying for leads, inbound marketing focuses on creating quality content that pulls people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and delight over time. How to interpret the graphic Along the top are the four actions (Attract, Convert, Close, Delight) inbound companies must take in order to obtain visitors, leads, customers, and promoters. Inbound marketing is about using marketing to bring potential customers to you, rather than having your marketing efforts fight for their attention. Major themes: Make marketing people love. Attract Blogging- Inbound marketing starts with blogging. Convert Close

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How Can Your Business Benefit From Using Google Plus Google Plus has been around for quite a while now and people are using it and it is truly enhancing their business successes. If you aren’t using it on a regular basis, it is time to start learning how to take from it all that you can. It will be well worth the effort. Digital Tribes - Creating Behaviour Change in Users - The UX Review Everyone is a customer for something. As UX designers we should be aiming to influence customer behaviour in order to persuade them to take action for the benefit of the brands we work for. One way we can do this is by tapping into the theory of digital tribes and the group behaviour they inevitably create. We are all part of a tribe of some sort, whether that be around an interest, a hobby or an organisation.

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