Randy Milanovic

  • Why is it So Easy to Chase Bad Strategy Online?

    Stop me when this sounds familiar: one of your colleagues or clients comes up with an idea that sounds mildly intriguing. But, the plan they put together is based on assumptions, the offer they’re making isn’t compelling to customers, or the whole thing just seems destined to go nowhere. From your vantage point, it’s obvious the idea isn’t ever going to bear fruit.

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  • The 2 Harshest Truths about Data-Driven Websites

    Here at Kayak, we are big believers in the value of content creation and advanced CMS’s like HubSpot. We talk about them enthusiastically, and share the results we see from our own campaigns as well as the ones we deploy for our clients. That, in turn, gets other marketers excited about them. Business owners and marketers who come to us after reading our blogs and snapping u ...

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  • 4 Simple Questions for Managing Change in your Office

    As the principle of a web-based marketing company, I’m no stranger to the concept of change. My industry is driven and defined by new ideas, to the point that my colleagues and I are reinventing ourselves on a continual basis. When you’re trying to do things like manage search rankings, paid ads, content marketing and inbound lead generation, there are always new trends and pr ...

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  • Craft Killer Copy Every Time

    Most of us dream of writing a novel at some time or another. Who wouldn’t love the thought of sipping a latte, crafting a few words in a chapter of their novel, telling stories, and soaking up a healthy combination of royalty checks and public praise for the effort? But, as a marketer you'll need to put those daydreams aside for a moment.

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  • 11 Expert Tips for Pairing Images With Blog Posts

    Most business owners and and a few of us online marketers as well – who are concerned about search engine optimization and inbound lead generation – will obsess over the titles, keywords, and internal links used in their blog posts And yet, many never stop to think about a critical conversion element that immediately draws attention and sets the mood: the image that accompanies the post itself.

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  • 2017 HubSpot Pricing Guide by Ben Ratner at HubSpot

    We've received some feedback from users lately that it's not super clear which features come with which particular tier of HubSpot Marketing. I can't say I'm too surprised by this feedback. After all, HubSpot does have 5 different tiers of the product (Free, Starter, Basic, Pro, Enterprise). So please allow us to clear the air :) The best way I can think to differentiate our ...

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  • Working the Grey areas of Search Visibility

    Recently, I found myself in the midst of an online debate about the search engine optimization value of GooglePlus content. Some of my colleagues insisted links from the platform worked their way into Google’s algorithm and content; others were adamant that G+ listings – and perhaps all social content – was irrelevant from a pure SEO and ranking standpoint.

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  • Landing Page Length: Does Size Really Matter?

    The length of a landing page is a bit like the recipe for a good chilli: everyone has their own ideas about what should go in, and some passionate reasons why their version is superior to all others. Unfortunately, the opinions you often hear about landing page length are just those – opinions. They tend to be based on personal experience, rather than rigorous A/B testing.

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  • Is Your Conversion Ratio Accurate or Just a Bold Faced Lie?

    How many blog subscribers do you have? What kind of conversion ratios are you achieving? How much money did you make from that offer? These are questions most of us might not want to answer publicly. They bring up the kinds of vulnerabilities or exposures we’d rather not have… much less admit to. As a result, we may be inclined to stretch the truth a little bit when asked about them.

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  • Is your Website Underemployed?

    Your website isn’t just a marketing item – it’s a potential hub of information, relationship-building, and sales activity. It’s also the most visible component of your marketing plan. Do you get the sense it's under performing? Let's check on a few of the most common and telltale signs... #1 Your Website Isn’t Attracting Qualified Leads You wouldn’t hire a sales professional wh ...

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  • My Egocentric Bias is Bigger Than Your Egocentric Bias

    At some point or another, someone in your life – like a parent or spouse – probably reminded you that you aren’t indeed the centre of the universe. That’s something we all come to learn eventually, even if we don’t necessarily like it. On a psychological level, we tend to think deep down that we just might be integral to everything going on around us.

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  • Who is the Most Influential Person Ever?

    Who is the one expert you trust more than any other in the world? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of a scientist, a mentor, friend, or even a religious leader. And just like the rest, you wound be completely wrong. Every one of us has a single authority that we believe in more than any other, and he or she lives in between your ears.

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  • Is it time to go off road with your social messaging?

    Admit it. It’s so easy for your social media feed to descend into random tweets and personal gripes. It's one of the reasons my team and I advocate in favour of establishing an editorial calendar. That lets you plan the bulk of your activity ahead of time so you're never left wondering what to blog or post about… which leaves you less tempted to use your business profiles as a ...

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