Mon.Nov 27, 2023

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Understanding Why Sales Teams Prioritize Prospective Client Qualification

Iannarino

You want your sales team to qualify prospective clients. You don’t want them to pursue prospects not likely to buy from your sales team. Yet, the ridiculous amount of pipeline you require makes it easy to add an opportunity with nothing more than a first meeting.

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Google Search now supports discussion forum and profile page structured data

Search Engine Land

Google Search supports discussion forum and profile page structured data. This functionality allows Google to show “first-person perspectives from social media platforms, forums, and other communities” within the search results. In addition, Google added new Search Console reports to support those who added structured data to their pages, the company announced.

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“Pursuing Better, Differently……”

Partners in Excellence

I was excited to see the CMO of one of my clients speaking about a pillar their culture, “Pursuing Better, Differently… ” It’s such a critical concept, particularly if we want to stand out to our customers and differentiate our companies. It’s so important, if we want to continue to grow, outperforming others. It’s, also, so obvious–or should be.

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Personalization and real-time interaction management: Best of the Chatbot

Martech

Best of the Chatbot showcases MarTechBot’s responses to prompts submitted by readers. The language model is based on content from MarTech embedded on top of ChatGPT. The editors of MarTech selected this response for its usefulness and have supplemented it with additional relevant content. I am the first generative AI chatbot for marketing technology professionals.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.

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How to find high-potential keywords for SEO

Search Engine Land

High-potential keywords are phrases that bring relevant traffic to your website and lead to revenue. While Google Keyword Planner and SEO tools are useful, they focus on search volume and intent, not necessarily revenue. To find keywords that actually lead to sales, it’s important to explore other sources that combine website traffic with actual conversions.

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The data disconnect: Why understanding your data landscape matters more than ever

Martech

If you were asked, right now, on the spot, to cite every possible source creating new contacts, leads, or supplemental data points in your CRM , could you do it? If you can answer that question “Yes!” with 100% confidence, congratulations! You can stop reading here. Go grab a celebratory cup of coffee! But chances are, if you’re like most marketers, you’ve kept your focus primarily on how data flows from your marketing automation platform to your CRM.

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How HubSpot found the right sports sponsorship partner

Martech

Brand sponsorships require some very sophisticated matchmaking. Both sides are tying their public image to that of the other organization — which they have no control over. It’s easy to think of big failures: In 2001, the Houston Astros had to rip the name Enron off their stadium when the company collapsed. Earlier this year the Miami Heat had to do the same when naming-rights owner FTX filed for bankruptcy.

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YouTube steps up roll out of Shorts ads

Search Engine Land

YouTube Shorts ads are being rolled out to more advertisers as the solution moves from beta to general availability. For the first time, Marketers are reporting the ability to choose Short ads as a video format, integrate them with in-stream ads and combine them with in-feed ads. While many advertisers worldwide are finally gaining access to these new options, Google notes that this feature is not yet available on all accounts, but will be rolled out to all advertisers within the coming months.

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HubSpot’s October 2023 releases: The manager’s guide

Martech

HubSpot’s October releases include same object associations, adding external webpages to campaigns, AI assistant and ChatSpot additions, and more. Here are the updates relevant to managers. Associate records of the same object type (beta) To correctly demonstrate how your business relationships connect with each other, HubSpot now allows you to associate records of the same type (e.g., connecting contacts to contacts or companies to companies).

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Number of websites blocking Google-Extended jump 180%

Search Engine Land

More than 250 websites now block Google-Extended , the “standalone product token” Google introduced Sept. 28 to let you block Bard, Vertex AI generative APIs and future generations of models from accessing your content. That’s according to research shared exclusively with Search Engine Land by the Detailed.com team. Why we care. There has been much debate and discussion about whether brands and businesses should block any bots (e.g., GPTBot , CCBot) that crawl content that is then used to

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Dear SaaStr: What Risks Do Limited Partners in VC Funds Face That General Partners Do Not?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Risks Do Limited Partners in VC Funds Face That General Partners Do Not? Limited Partners or “LPs” are the folks that give the VC partners (the “General Partners”) the actual money to invest. There are many types of LPs, but the vast majority of the money comes from large endowments, non-profits, and sovereign wealth funds.

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Google tells ‘freaked out’ advertisers to ignore account suspension notification

Search Engine Land

Google Ads mistakenly sent out an email telling some advertisers that their accounts had been suspended. The notification, which was triggered by a technical fault, was issued just hours before the Thanksgiving holiday, causing some marketers to “freak out” Google confirmed the error shortly after and reassured advertisers to disregard the message.

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Getting Started as a New Sales Manager (Part One) feat. Mike Weinberg

Sales Gravy

On this episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast, I sit down with Mike Weinberg for Part One of our conversation on the state of the Sales Profession, sales leadership, and getting started as a new sales manager. This conversation was a special treat because Mike is such an important and trusted voice within the sales profession and it is rare that Mike and I can find the time to get together.

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Google is updating its Video publisher policy

Search Engine Land

Google is planning to update its Video publisher policy on 1 April 2024. All video inventory monetized with Google ad code (“Video Inventory”) through AdSense, Ad Manager, and AdMob, in accordance with the Google Publisher Policies, will be impacted. The move aims to streamline policies across various Google products and align them with current industry standards, such as IAB OpenRTB.

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5 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns to Take Yours to the Next Level

Your next big B2B marketing idea starts here. Get inspired with these five successful B2B marketing campaigns. Ready to generate more leads, interest, and revenue with your B2B marketing? In this comprehensive eBook, you’ll get: In-depth studies of five successful B2B marketing campaigns spanning a wide range of industries Key takeaways and lessons from each story to implement in your own strategy Resources to help your own B2B marketing thrive By submitting this form, you agree to have your con

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Quantum Energy Frequencies for Health

Sales Pop!

In this blog post, we will discuss the use of quantum energy frequencies for health with Rob Rene. He is the founder of Quantum Energy Solutions and Qi Strong. Rob shares his personal journey of transformation, the concept of quantum energy frequencies. And how they can be used to support overall health and well-being. Rob’s personal journey Rob Rene is a former alcoholic who turned to natural solutions to heal his body.

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The Anatomy of an Ideal Sales Hire According to Meet Recruiting's US Team Lead

Hubspot

Welcome to "The Pipeline" — a weekly column from HubSpot, featuring actionable advice and insight from real sales leaders. There are a lot of standard qualities most companies look for when recruiting sales professionals. Businesses want candidates who check the traditional boxes — goal-oriented, optimistic, coachable, persuasive, and so on. While those are all key bases to cover when recruiting salespeople, there are some lesser-considered elements that, in my experience, make for truly ideal s

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What is technical SEO?

Search Engine Land

Technical SEO refers to the process of improving a website’s architecture and backend elements to improve its visibility and performance on search engines. Tackling such SEO projects often requires collaboration between technical SEO specialists and web developers, especially for large sites. Technical SEO examines page load speed, site architecture, security, internal linking, etc., to eliminate friction points that might hinder search bots from properly crawling, indexing and rendering a websi

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Trash to Cash: 3 Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in 'Fix It' Culture

Hubspot

Ever thrown out a broken coffee maker? You're not alone. Coffee makers are the most represented product that needs TLC. Source: RepairMonitor Next time, just hit up a Repair Cafe and get your caffeine fix while your machine gets fixed. Community repair sites like Repair Cafes are in demand as consumers turn to fixing their old stuff, from vacuum cleaners and lamps to clothing and phones.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How Salesforce Runs Its Internal Forecasting Process with Salesforce’s VP Sales Strategy & Programs and RVP SMB Sales

SaaStr

​Accurate sales forecasting is more critical to business success than most realize. Having a predictable pipeline enables more effective decision-making, from headcount planning to strategic investments in technology and beyond. During SaaStr Annual , Eric Huff, VP of Sales Strategy and Programs, and Theresa Stevens, Regional VP of the SMB sales team, shared an “under the hood” look at how Salesforce does its internal forecasting using Salesforce.

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Women in Sales: How and Why the Sales Industry Should Include More Saleswomen

Hubspot

In a world where women make up roughly half of the population, it’s only natural that we’d see a similar distribution in sales, too. But that’s not the case. What’s more, studies show that despite women consistently hitting or even surpassing their sales quotas, they only earn 82% as much as their male counterparts. Despite these challenges and disparities, women in sales are actively working to shatter the stereotype that has lingered for far too long.

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Sales engagement platforms: The ultimate checklist to choose the best one

SalesLoft

Sales leaders are no longer deciding if they need a sales engagement platform. They’re deciding the best sales engagement platform for their organizations. Sales engagement platforms are built to optimize sales. According to The Forrester Wave: Sales Engagement Platforms, Q3 2022 , “There is a sales engagement platform available to support every seller in every industry, regardless of the buying motion.

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