Inbound Marketing Blog

Top 10 Google Fonts Pairings

Posted by Adam Gray on Feb 14, 2018 8:55:00 AM

Google Fonts are an awesome resource in a designer’s toolbox thanks to their open-source license, helpful interface, and cross-platform display for web design projects. The biggest challenge can be finding the right font pairing to use for your project. Fortunately, Blue Frog is here to help with a list of our top 10 Google Font pairings.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Web Design

5 Key Ways to Reduce Your Website’s Bounce Rate

Posted by Laura Stroup on Feb 12, 2018 12:42:00 PM

If you’ve been working to drive traffic to your website but aren’t seeing many conversions from that traffic, your bounce rate may be too high. A high bounce rate means that the people coming to your website are not staying long; they simply “bounce” before exploring your content or filling out a contact form.

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Topics: Web Development

3 Steps to Upping Your Video Marketing Game

Posted by Kelsey Halverson on Feb 10, 2018 8:57:00 AM

Are you feeling like you’re not on your A-game and you just can’t seem to win over your viewers with your video marketing? Don’t let a few strike outs discourage you. The game of video marketing involves risks, time, and a lot of practice. Sometimes you'll woo your viewers, and other times you might feel stood up. The secret, however, is that attention to a few key elements can make your viewers fall in love with your videos.

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Topics: Video Marketing

Your Ultimate Pillar Page Development Guide

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Feb 8, 2018 5:39:00 PM

Have you heard of the term “pillar page” yet? If you work in the content marketing world, you most likely have. If you haven’t, it’s time to familiarize yourself. Content marketers have fairly recently started adopting the topic cluster website organization strategy, and they are beginning to be more proactive about implementing it on websites.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Writing

How to Effectively Write Meta Descriptions [in 2018]

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Feb 6, 2018 1:01:00 PM

Near the end of 2017, Google made a major change to how they display snippets (AKA meta descriptions) in organic search results. According to a SISTRIX analysis, before mid-November, more than 90% of all-text snippets were only one or two rows (165 characters or less) long. By the beginning of December, over 50% displayed three rows or more (around 300 characters, on average). Google made this update to give searchers better answers to their queries.

What does this mean for the meta descriptions you write for your website pages moving forward? Should you increase the length? Do you need to go back into all of your old pages and make updates? We’ve been asking these same questions, so we looked to some of the world’s leading marketing experts for answers.

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Topics: SEO

Video Marketing 101: Creating The Playbook

Posted by Kelsey Halverson on Feb 3, 2018 9:43:00 AM

Your company has jumped on board and decided to implement a video marketing strategy this year. There are many different types of videos you can create to promote your business, and there are many factors that go into the production of a video. Most businesses don’t realize that the pre-production phase is just as, if not more important than, the actual video shoot. The pre-production phase is where all of the planning takes place. There are a number of elements that go into producing a video. The success of your video project will largely be determined by the time and effort you put into properly planning it. This article is a tool to guide you through the pre-production process.

When you’re planning to shoot a video, you need to have some basic things in place. If not, not only will you waste a lot of time and money, but you run into the risk of not having any sort of backup plan or schedule in the event things don’t go as smoothly as you’d want. That being said, this is also an exciting phase because you get to be creative and collaborative.



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Topics: Video Marketing

Cover Photo Tips for Facebook Business Pages

Posted by Adam Gray on Feb 1, 2018 8:55:00 AM

When visiting a Page on Facebook, one of the first things you see is the cover photo. It’s crucial to use a cover photo that makes a strong first impression of your Facebook Business Page when people see it.

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Topics: Social Media, facebook

Landing Page Design Best Practices

Posted by Elle Scott on Jan 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It’s great news for your business when a website visitor clicks on one of your calls to action (CTAs). This means they are intrigued by what you have to offer and can potentially become a new lead. In order to convert this visitor into a lead, you need a landing page that draws them in further and gives them confidence to exchange their contact information with you. While the process of sharing your material (like an ebook, downloadable PDF, or case study) in exchange for their information seems simple, there are several components that can make or break a landing page. Consider these best practices to optimize your landing pages and improve engagement with website visitors.

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Topics: Web Design

How to Use the Social Media Tool in HubSpot

Posted by Lindsey Wanninger on Jan 27, 2018 4:19:00 PM

Keeping track of your social media accounts has never been easier. The Social page in HubSpot allows you to publish, monitor, and analyze your social media posts for all your accounts in one place. For the majority of this article, we will be referencing HubSpot’s “Social” dropdown list.

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Topics: Social Strategy

Writing For Your Audience

Posted by Sarah Eggers on Jan 24, 2018 2:19:00 PM

Good content is one thing, but good content written for a specific audience takes your marketing to another level. Identifying who you’re trying to reach prior to putting pen to paper will help you to create successful content.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation