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Why Bother Getting AdWords Certified + How To Do It

There are many resources available that will help you not only pass the Google AdWords Certification exam but more importantly, excel at AdWords.

B2B vs B2C Marketing: The Differences Every Search Marketer Should Know

If you’ve spent any time reading up on digital marketing trends you’ve probably run into the terms B2B and B2C before. The general difference between B2B and B2C is clear enough in the acronyms themselves: Business to Business & Business to Customer. But the nuances between the two are a bit more complex than that. And […]

8 B2B Marketing Conferences to Remember in 2017 (+7 Tactics to Make the Most of Them)

Whether you’re looking to connect with customers, potential partners, or like minded thought leaders, B2B marketing conferences can be filled with gold mines of value – if you know how to make the most of your time there. B2B marketing conferences provide the perfect intersection point for brands and customers. If you know how to work them, […]

B2B Demand Gen Best Practices: 4 Lessons We Learned From Niching

Demand generation is one of search marketing’s leading pain points for a reason. Ideally, search marketing is meant to build brand awareness and drive interest and sales for your unique product/service. But there is a huge difference between a functional search marketing campaign and a cost-effective one. A cost-effective search marketing campaign requires a balance of many different factors. […]

Different Stages of the B2B Sales Cycle

B2B marketing timelines and sales cycles can be confusing. As opposed to classic B2C and eCommerce campaigns, individualizing your brand in the B2B space takes patience. The B2B buyer’s journey is a long and winding road. You need to know where to optimally place your brand in order to educate, nurture, and convert your different level leads.     […]

Grading the Site Speed of 100+ Computer Hardware Sites

Search engine users are not generally known for the lengthy attention spans. The truth is that you only have a matter of seconds to grab your user’s attention and hold onto it. And, even when everything goes well, you only have a brief moment to convert your user into a lead. Timing is everything. Speaking […]

Landing Page Analysis: Breaking Down CTAs for the Top 100 SaaS Sites

If you’re managing any form of paid digital campaign, you have probably spent a great deal of time optimizing your landing pages. Of that time, a large chunk is hopefully dedicated to psycho-analyzing your Call-to-Action. This is the conversion that you want your user to perform. It should be clear, concise, well-placed, and should align with where […]

Ranking the Keyword Value of 180 Series C Software Companies

Overview As an agency that specializes in B2B marketing, we’ve seen our fair share of keyword strategies. More importantly – we’ve seen our fair share of mismanaged keyword strategies. A strong organic strategy is not always defined by how many keywords you can rank for. At Directive Consulting, we’ve noticed that it’s often times more […]

Lead Nurturing Strategy: How to Create a Killer Drip Email Campaign with Wishpond & MailChimp

Most all of us love when our website and individual pages convert new site visitors into actual leads or sales. Unfortunately, regardless of what you are marketing and who you are marketing to, it’s a struggle to determine how to treat a lead once they enter the pipeline. The truth is that the real hard/nuanced […]

Omnivores of the SERP: Eat Up More Market Share

The more universal and user-based search becomes, the more important taking up more market share on each SERP becomes. In a constantly changing search market, the more market share you can amass, the more prepared you will be for Google’s constantly evolving search algorithms. If you have been in the search marketing industry for more […]

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