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Inbound marketing is based on the concept of earning the attention of prospects (vs. buying attention), making yourself easy to be found and drawing customers to your website by producing content customers value. 

Blogs, podcasts, video, eBooks, e-newsletters, whitepapers, SEO, social media marketing, and other forms of content marketing are considered inbound marketing.  

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"HubSpot doesn't work"


There are a couple people who have said: "HubSpot doesn't work".  Over the last 30+ years I have heard this about mail, telephone soliciting, door-hangers, newspapers, door-to-door, radio, and more recently email and now "HubSpot'.  In every case that someone says "that does not work", I found success.  Success is never 100% for any tool or strategy. 

Google releases a Scraper Report Form to Help You Fight Content Thieves


Google has released a new Scraper Report form.  This will come in handy for webmasters.  The tool is not just for webmasters, you can submit scraper sites which have copied your content by providing Google with the source URL along with the URL of the scraper site where the content is being republished or repurposed.  You must also include the keywords where the scraper site was ranking on.

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Inbound Marketing Insights from Brian, Dharmesh and Mike


Inbound marketing insights from inbound marketing pros.  Each video has Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah and Mike Volpe with their own unique take on inbound marketing and how culture has shifted.

How to Add Canonical Tags to a Website Page and Avoid Duplicate Content


SEO is the topic and duplicate content is the issue.  When there is duplicate content, canonical tags tell search engines which page to index.  They ensure that you won't be punished for having content appear multiple times on your site.  They also allow search engines to link to the dominant page out of the bunch.


Interview: Inbound Marketing Expert Tips


Mike Volpe from Hubspot is interviewed and shares inbound marketing tips with listeners.  While this interview happened in January 2011, the tools and principles for growing business have not changed. 

The funniest joke I ever heard [video]


Inbound marketing.  It is like writing a joke. 

How to make a Google+ Brand Page


If you are looking to create a brand page on Google+ then this video covers all the main factors. If you are a company, a charity, or even a celebrity who is looking to focus on brand building then this is often a better option than a Profile alone (although that is often best to start with anyway). 

Top 5 Marketing Discoveries in 2013: 50,000+ hours of research distilled into 60 minutes


Five experiments, five conclusions - in a slideshow.  In a recent Web clinic, MECLABS walked through the most important discoveries of the year so you can learn the progress MECLABS analysts and scientists have made.

How to Choose the Right CMS Platform for Your Website (or COS)


Choosing the right website platform is confounding.  There once was a simpler time. There aer many options of specialty SaaS (Software as a Service) which appear to be similar on the surface but in reality may be a mismatch for your particular need.

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The future of search: Marcus Tandler at TEDxMünchen (Video)


Marcus Tandler, a speaker at TEDxMunchen, delivers a fresh perspective of the future of search engines. Search expectations constantly change, and search engines are forced to change with them.

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