Inbound Marketing Blog

Headline Writing TipsAlthough all of the content published on web articles and blog posts should be engaging, the most often overlooked first step in getting readers interested is by using headlines. Approximately 80% of readers will take a glance at your headlines, but only 20% of them will actually click on the article to read the rest. In just a few words, you have the power to make your content sound interesting—to “hook” your reader. Or, you have the ability to push them away. This means that, even though there are fewer words, most content writers probably need to spend more time thinking about their headlines than they actually do. It’s not a waste of time. It’s a way to get the browser to become a reader. So when it comes to headlines, let's look at what constitutes the difference between whether potential readers will Click It or Skip It. Here are some headline writing tips that can turn your browsers into readers:  

Future Proof Your WebsiteIf you are considering a website redesign, there is an abundance of information that can be found online. Tips & tricks, how to's, and step by step guides abound. We even have a number of these guides on our LyntonWeb site. Sometimes it's important to step back, however, and take in the big picture - the 'meta' of your website if you will. If you're investing $15-20,000 (USD) in a website design, how can you future proof your website so that it's design and functionality will serve you well for years to come? Here's one way to think about future proofing your website. 

Lead GenerationInvestment in content marketing is rising every year, because it delivers great results at a reasonable price. Ask any marketing agency and they will tell you content marketing, when done well, can build brand awareness, increase hits to your company website and, crucially, generate high-quality leads. With that being said, certain types of content are more effective than others when it comes to lead generation strategy. Here, we take a look at five of the best formats available to you.

Inbound Websites

Inaugurate Your WebsiteLaunching a new website doesn't exactly compare to a Presidential Inauguration. But after months of planning, design and development, launching a website is quite the achievement and something worth sharing with the world. Would you build a new house and not invite anyone over to see it? Of course not. Here are some ways you can spread the word and 'inaugurate' your new website. 

SSL CertificateRecently, Google has announced that Chrome 56 will mark HTTP pages that attempt to collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure. There are also plans to mark all http sites as non-secure. This is part of a larger effort to make sure the websites we browse are secure. But let’s back up, what is http vs. https? What are SSL certificates and why is all of this important?

Website Design

Is Growth Driven Design Right For You? Imagine that you want to redesign or re-organize your home and you need to choose between two options. The first option is moving out and completely rehabbing the house all at once while interrupting your family’s life—even though your family is still growing and changing, you aren’t quite sure what will work best for you, and you don’t necessarily have a large budget to spend upfront. The other option is to work on the project one room at a time while you still live there, prioritizing the greatest needs as your family grows and changes, and paying for it as you go.

Sales and Marketing

Sales and Marketing AlignmentMoving from traditional sales to inbound sales is a big shift for any organization. If you're a marketing leader, it's important to get out in front of this shift and set proper expectations for everyone involved. The best way to do this is to set up a straight forward service level agreement between your sales and marketing teams. Here's how to do that.