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Beth Carter

Beth Carter
I love to write and I'm a total grammar freak. I also passionately believe that conversational, approachable and insightful content can help people solve real problems and can make a real difference in the world.


My Recent Posts:

12 Quick SEO Tips for Google Ranking In 2020

Aug 3, '20 / by Beth Carter posted in SEO

What does your 2020 SEO strategy look like?

Google updates their ranking algorithm frequently. But with all that’s been going on this year, it may be hard to commit time and energy to keep up with these constantly...


Hiring a Marketing Agency? Ask These 12 Questions

Jun 5, '20 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

Effective inbound marketing often takes a village. And even with the brilliant minds in your marketing village, sometimes you need to call in reinforcements to make the magic happen.

A capable inbound marketing...


How We Manage Our Remote Team of Marketers

Mar 14, '20 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

It’s been a crazy past few weeks. I’m reminded of that old curse, “May you live in interesting times.”

Interesting, indeed.

Many of you will be working from home for a while. And although working from home can be a...


How Inbound Recruiting Improves Company Culture

Jan 17, '20 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

Company culture is a big deal.

A 2018 Jobvite study revealed that the vast majority of job seekers cite culture as at least of relative importance in applying to a company — and 46% claim it’s very important. In...


MQLs & SQLs: What Is a Marketing Qualified Lead & Sales Qualified Lead?

Dec 4, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Content Marketing, Lead Management

Not everyone who lands on your website is ready to buy from you.

Your website visitors might simply be trying to get familiar with what you offer. Or they might be trying to educate themselves on an industry-related...


Should You Rely on In-House Marketing or Hire an Agency?

Nov 1, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy

When it comes to marketing, many companies have the same problem: a great big to-do list, but not enough manpower to make it all happen. Is the answer increasing your head count? Or calling in some outside help?

...


HubSpot Websites vs WordPress Websites: Which Should You Choose?

Oct 18, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Inbound Websites

A website is only as good as its content, and to manage digital content, many marketing teams turn to a content management system, or CMS. Two of the most popular options out there are HubSpot and WordPress.

The two...


PR and Marketing: Does Combining Them Boost ROI?

Sep 26, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in PR and Media

Public relations and marketing are basically the same thing, right?

While there is some overlap, PR and marketing have notable differences. And it’s these differences that when combined, can result in a flood of...


How to Write Your Executive Bio

Sep 17, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in PR and Media, Strategy

As marketers, we generally have no problems trumpeting all the advantages of the products and services our company sells. We can write pages about features and benefits, come up with brilliant positioning statements,...


Do People Read Long-Form Content?

Feb 10, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Content Marketing, Blogging

I’ve been hearing that people don’t read long-form content for decades now. “Nobody has the time,” they say. “People only skim content nowadays,” they say. “People have a shorter attention span than a goldfish,” they...


Sales and Marketing Alignment: What Inbound Marketers Need to Know

Jan 28, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Lead Management, Strategy

There’s a truth that’s not often discussed openly in inbound marketing: Leads generated from inbound marketing are not like other kinds of leads.


Are High Bounce Rates Always Bad?

Jan 14, '19 / by Beth Carter posted in Strategy, Inbound Websites

Many online marketers understand that bounce rate can be an important factor in a web site’s analytics, but it’s also a metric that can cause needless confusion. What exactly does this KPI measure?