Optimization

Supercharging Your Marketo Landing Pages

Supercharging Your Marketo Landing Pages

With all the time we spend on emails that render flawlessly across desktop and mobile, it’s unfortunate how often I tap on an email CTA and end up at a less-than-perfect landing page that either loads slowly or doesn’t display very well on my device.

With some industry verticals already having 50% of opens on tablet and mobile devices, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re optimizing your landing pages and your landing page templates.

Here are a few tips from our Technology Solutions Services team to help you get the most out of your landing pages:

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Posted by Matt Fellows in Marketing Automation, Optimization
The Time I Had to Import 50,000 New Leads into Marketo…

The Time I Had to Import 50,000 New Leads into Marketo…

It wasn’t an unusual request from a client. Waiting for a data file to import leads into Marketo is one of the many things a marketing automation consultant does in a normal day.

Except this time, the list contained 50,000+ rows.

When I first opened the giant file, I crossed my fingers that it wouldn’t make my computer crash. After my silent wish, I knew I needed to quickly get a handle on this massive amount of data. At first glance, I could see a bunch of typos, and I knew this was going to be an issue.

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Posted by Sophie Lee in Marketing Automation, Optimization
4 Signs Your Website Needs a Major Makeover

4 Signs Your Website Needs a Major Makeover

The majority of organizations don’t give much thought to their websites once they’re up and running. Unless there’s some kind of technical snafu, you probably aren’t actively thinking about ways to improve your user experience and boost conversions.

Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of websites out there that aren’t reaching their full potential. How do you know if yours is one of them?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Best Practices, Content, Optimization
Create Custom Marketo Reports for Better Data Analysis

Create Custom Marketo Reports for Better Data Analysis

While Marketo Analytics has reports for email, landing page, and web page data, if you want to dig deeper into your data, you need to take advantage of Marketo’s customization tools.

The People Performance Report will allow you to build custom Marketo reports and answer questions like:

  • How many leads are coming from social media vs your website?
  • What Acquisition Program leads to the most opportunities?
  • Which Engagement Program do your new leads end up in?
  • How many leads are in Marketo from each lead source?
  • What lead sources are generating the most revenue?

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Education, Marketing Automation, Optimization, 1 comment

The Marketo Webinar Features You Should be Using, Like, Now

Our superheroes just hosted a great webinar on Marketo’s new Data Retention Policy, and we want to share some of our success strategies with you! Hosting a webinar can raise awareness for your business, help you develop trust with your target audience, and boost your email list. Luckily, Marketo makes it easy to set one up–-but are you using webinars to your full potential?

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Education, Marketing Automation, Optimization, 0 comments

Dirty Data Got you Stressed? Here’s How to Normalize It

Maintaining a clean database is one of the hardest–-and most time-consuming–-parts of a marketer’s job. To make things easier, we’ve created a step-by-step process full of best practices that will help you normalize key data sets in your marketing automation platform.

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Marketing Automation, Optimization, 0 comments

7 Tips for Landing Page Success

Landing pages are essential to any digital lead generation effort, but are you creating landing pages that drive conversions or act as a repellent? If you want to see landing page success, you need to get these 7 things right:

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Lead Generation, Optimization, 3 comments

7 Tips for Naming Your Marketo Programs the Right Way

Whether you’re part of a team of 20+ marketers for a major enterprise or the lone marketer for an ambitious start up, we all have dreams of a more organized and manageable Marketo instance. Having a good program naming convention is one way to clean things up, and it can also do wonders for your reporting.

Since programs are automatically sorted chronologically in folders and reports, consistent naming conventions will also make it easier to search for programs, add an asset to a smart list or flow step, and filter by “program name” in an RCE report.

Having worked with hundreds of customers on optimizing their Marketo instances myself, here are my top 7 must-follow tips for naming Marketo programs: Continue reading →

Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Education, Marketing Automation, Optimization, 0 comments

Get the Nurture Results Your Team Actually Needs

It’s a brand new quarter, and chances are your Demand Gen team is hungry to launch an engagement program. As it turns out, they even have the proposed program outlined, including how they will determine success—5 unique clicks across different email assets.

You think about the possible ways to track this, and your first instinct is to set up a “clicks link” email trigger in Marketo. From there, you would just add the right link and the minimum number of time constraints possible. Done, right? 

Well, not quite.

The constraint parameter you’ve added in this instance doesn’t actually account for unique clicks. Crap. Lucky for you (and the rest of us Marketo users out there), there’s another way to do this by using a custom field. Let’s set one up for this hypothetical situation together.

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Posted by Marvel Marketers in Additional Resources, Best Practices, Education, Marketing Automation, Optimization, 0 comments

How to Tell if Your Content Deserves a Crown (or Exile)

I know you hear it.

That not-so-subtle chant of “Content is king!” ringing in your ears.  But I won’t bother reminding you why content should be the driving force of your overall marketing (and marketing automation) strategy, because you already know.

Instead, I’d like to discuss the real topic at hand: How to spot the really great content from the “just OK” stuff.

Whether you produce your content internally or outsource it, telling the difference between the good, the bad and the just plain ugly copy isn’t always easy. To help you determine whether or not your content is deserving of its kingly status, or needs some lessons in royal behavior, here’s a few questions you can ask: Continue reading →

Posted by Marvel Marketers in Best Practices, Brand Awareness, Content, Marketing Automation, Optimization, Social Media, 0 comments