Sat.Nov 11, 2023 - Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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Sales Transformation Strategy for Evolving Organizations

Force Management

How do you help your organization to evolve and grow? Economic indicators suggest that the sluggish economy is taking a positive turn. Now may be the time to shift your strategy from hold-the-line to a focus on growth and transformation. The organizations that come out on top will be the ones who embrace this new era with a strategic plan to hit the ground running.

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Debunking the Myth-Sales Success Is Not a Game of Chance

Iannarino

Discover why treating sales like a lottery is a flawed strategy and how adopting an intentional approach can transform your sales results.

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Best Practices for Lead Relationship Management

Anthony Cole Training

Prospecting is one of the most important of the 21 Core Sales Competencies, because salespeople must have new opportunities entering their pipeline at all times. But what about lead relationship management? Once you have that important lead, how do you nurture it and potentially turn that lead into a long-term client? What skills are involved in building a relationship with leads and how do we improve?

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Google Search ranking improvement aims to surface hidden gems

Search Engine Land

Google has rolled out ranking improvements aimed at showcasing more content from social media, blog posts, forums and more that share personal insights and experiences. This is the hidden gems announcement Google made back in May, but this update is not part of the helpful content system. It is part of the Google core ranking system, Brad Kellett, Senior Director on Google Search product and engineering told us.

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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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Thought leadership: The human element your marketing needs

Martech

AI is everywhere, filling the web with content that often lacks the depth, nuance or forward-looking angle of expert insight. While tools like ChatGPT can supplement expertise with efficiency and creativity, more than ever, buyers need perspective that comes from years of experience and deep industry knowledge. In this sea of increasingly repetitive and recycled content, you need to offer something unique to capture attention.

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To Hell with Efficiency

Iannarino

We are consumed with efficiency. We want to produce more with less and less. As we try to keep pace with the rate of change in our environment, software has eaten the world and technology continues to promise that we can do more and more.

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Yahoo Search to start rolling out in the first weeks of 2024

Search Engine Land

Yahoo Search is expected to start rolling out aspects of its new search engine in the first weeks of 2024. Brian Provost, the Senior VP and General Manager of Yahoo Search, said Yahoo Search will be launching in the very early days of 2024. Brian Provost said this at Search Marketing Expo Next event during the question and answer portion of his talk today.

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2023 in review: 3 key trends to inform your 2024 marketing plan

Martech

Whoa, did you just hear that? If you’re a retailer, an ecommerce company, or anybody else who relies on Q4 to make big money, that distant rumbling is the Black Friday engine revving up to what will become a deafening roar. At this time of year, we’re all crazy, working on campaigns, tightening our final strategy and getting ready to run the last big race.

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How to Avoid P2B Sales

Iannarino

One of my friends was helping a salesperson to leave the legacy approach and adopt a modern sales methodology. At some point, my friend used the term B2B , and the salesperson asked what it meant. No one had ever explained it to him, so how could he know?

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Turn Your Biggest Fans Into Sales Machines: A Guide to Referral Marketing

Salesforce

In a time where consumers have as many options as they do today, sifting through the endless research can feel daunting. It’s why many of us turn to reviews and recommendations from friends, relatives, and influencers. Marketers can plug into this by rewarding customers who share their positive experiences with the world. This is called referral marketing.

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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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Google updates search quality raters guidelines

Search Engine Land

Google has updated its search quality raters guidelines for the first time in 2023 with a number of updates including simplifying the needs met scale, adding some more modern examples and some other minor changes. The last update to this document was 11 months ago on December 15, 2022 , which was a much larger update to the document. What changed. Here is a list of the documented changes: Simplified Needs Met scale definitions and added guidance for specific types of Needs Met ratings; refreshed

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4 essential ways to boost your marketing automation program

Martech

Marketing automation platforms (MAPs) help marketers speed up processes and increase efficiency. There are always more tasks that can be added to the marketing automation program and other ways that the program can be improved. Here are four essential steps marketers can take to boost MAP performance and drive value for their organization. Reverse engineer segmentation Customer segmentation is something marketers frequently do to improve marketing automation and make sure the right messages are

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Cleaning Up Your Pipeline

Iannarino

Over time, your CRM becomes a junk drawer of stalled and stuck deals, lies, exaggerations, half-truths, neglected prospective clients, and falsehoods. Even though you want coverage over your sales team’s quota and your sales goals, much of what you believe is coverage is not.

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Preparing to Convert: The BIG Miss You Might Make – Part 2

SalesProInsider

“Measure twice, cut once.” That’s how I started the first article in this two-part series about the most boring habit. And it’s the ONE key habit you should develop to have better sales conversations and success. “Measure twice, cut once.” This adage is about preparation, and when it comes to preparation for sales conversations there are two levels that you should consistently complete to increase your probability of success.

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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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Google says major changes coming to search rankings

Search Engine Land

Google’s Search Liaison, Danny Sullivan, has reportedly said that major changes are coming to Google’s search rankings in the future. This comes from a talk Sullivan gave at an event last Friday, where he was quoted as saying that these “major changes” are coming and that some may need to “buckle up.” Danny Sullivan after this story was published replied on X saying, “I was talking about various things people have raised where they want to see our result

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Google gives advertisers new generative AI tools for the holidays

Martech

Google is introducing new generative AI capabilities for advertisers in search generative experience (SGE) to mark the start of the holiday season. The new features include: New SGE subcategories. Photo search shopping. The expansion of its virtual try-on technology. Why we care. These updates offer fresh opportunities for brands to enhance product visibility and drive potential customers toward making purchases.

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Navigating the New Era: Surviving the Cold Outreach Crackdown of 2024

Iannarino

In a world where unsolicited emails face their endgame, discover how shifting sales strategies and embracing smarter communication can be your key to success.

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The Impact of Marketing and Sales Alignment on Go-To-Market Success

Heinz Marketing

By Maria Geokezas , Chief Operating Officer at Heinz Marketing It’s no secret marketing and sales are equally critical to your go-to-market success. Marketing generates leads and builds brand awareness, while sales is responsible for closing deals and driving revenue—working together to create a customer feedback loop that fuels growth. But sometimes, things go off track, and marketing and sales operate in their own silos causing them to be misaligned in the way they attract and acquire n

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Party Intent Data: Which Is Right for You?

How do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party intent data compare? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data each have specific advantages and disadvantages. It comes down to four factors: accuracy, cost, control and quantity. This infographic explains the pros and cons of each and helps you understand which one is best for meeting your business objectives. Intent data can be a great way to fill your pipeline and close more deals.

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Google launches new personal search experience with follow button and personalized ranking

Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out a more personalized search experience that aims to show searchers more information about what they care about directly in the search results. This is being done with several new search features, including a new Follow button, search results tailored to you, perspectives results updates, creator snippets and more. Follow button in Google Search Google is rolling out a new “Follow” button in Google search that aims at keeping you up to date on topics that you want

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5 Black Friday trends marketers can act on this holiday season

Martech

Holiday shopping will soon begin — officially — the Friday after Thanksgiving, a.k.a. Black Friday. And despite fears of economic slowdowns and lingering inflation, the holiday season is expected to be a boon for retailers. Holiday spending is projected to be up between 3% and 4% over 2022, according to the National Retail Federation. Here are the trends we’re watching for Black Friday and throughout the rest of the ever-expanding holiday calendar.

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Redefining the Sales Numbers Game: Why More Isn't Always Better for Sales Managers

Iannarino

Discover why chasing higher activity in sales often misses the mark and learn the strategic approach that truly elevates your team’s success.

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Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes When Growing a Sales Team…

Sales Hacker

I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say: I’ve made plenty of mistakes. Making mistakes is a great way to learn. In SaaS, we all know the value of failing fast. The speed of learning is really the key – speed is currency in the startup world. A solution for speed is to obtain the insight from making mistakes…without actually having to go through the timely process of these missteps.

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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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Google Search Console adds robots.txt report

Search Engine Land

Google has released a new robots.txt report within Google Search Console. Google also made relevant information around robots.txt available from within the Page indexing report in Search Console. Finally, Google has decided to sunset the robots.txt tester. The new robots.txt report. Google’s new robots.txt report shows gives you some information Google has on your robots.txt file including: Which robots.txt files Google found for the top 20 hosts on your site The last time Google crawled t

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Google slips up and admits paying Apple 36% of Safari revenue

Martech

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the company pays Apple 36% of its Safari search revenue. The search engine shares this revenue, which is reportedly worth $18 billion, in exchange for default status on all of Apple’s devices. Pichai made the admission while being cross-examined at the Epic Games antitrust trial after a Google witness at the federal antitrust trial let the statistic slip.

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Navigating the New Era: Surviving the Cold Outreach Crackdown of 2024

Iannarino

Discover the transformative power of collaboration in sales, and how embracing it can turn every client interaction into a victory.

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How To Do Keyword Research That Drives Traffic To Your Site

Salesforce

With over 8.5 billion searches performed on Google globally each and every day, your pool of potential customers is massive. It’s no surprise, then, that you need to make sure your content ranks high in Google and reaches the people most likely to take an action with your brand. That’s where doing keyword research, and choosing the right SEO keyword, comes in.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.

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Bing adds AI-generation captions to some search result snippets

Search Engine Land

Bing is now using AI to generate captions for some of its search result snippets. Bing is using GPT-4 to make the “search results more relevant and informative and helping users find the websites they are looking for more quickly,” Bing announced. What it looks like. If you do a search for my, [ barry schwartz SEO ], and then click on the arrow down by the title link in the search results, you can see that some of the results are labeled with “AI-Generated Caption.” Here

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The latest AI-powered marketing tech releases

Martech

ChatGPT is great for a lot of things, but it won’t win you the search engine wars. The kickoff of the ChatGPT frenzy last year was Microsoft’s announcement it was adding the generative AI chatbot to its search engine Bing. This was seen as a direct challenge to Google’s domination of the search engine market. While ChatGPT (and genAI in general) soared, Bing’s numbers remained unchanged.

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80% of IPOs Since 2020 Are “Broken”

SaaStr

So the Wall Street Journal did a great job slicing and dicing IPO data recently. To me, the most jarring statistic was this one: 80% of IPOs since 2020 are trading below their IPO price, or “broken ”: So what, you might think? Buyer beware? Hooray for “efficient IPOs” that don’t leave money on the table, some say? Perhaps. But the problem is this — when folks don’t make money off startups, everything gums up and slows down.

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Where We Came From and Where We’re Going

Membrain

I recently sat down to draft an internal memo to the Membrain team about the next era in our evolution, and realized that there are things I want the rest of the world to know about who we are , where we came from, and where we’re going next. So here it is.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.