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The SaaS Startup’s Blogging Guide

By Hunter Nelson | April 16, 2021

Blogging is a critical element of success for SaaS companies, especially new ones with little brand recognition and no sustainable source of traffic to their website. Building organic traffic and using it to bring in new subscribers, free trails, and leads is a long term play that is a front loaded investment, with a deferred…

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What Is The Meaning Of RevOps In SaaS?

By Hunter Nelson | April 8, 2021

You may have heard the word RevOps a time or two at this point, but what does it actually mean? Well, in my opinion, it’s just a fancy way to redefine what used to be the marketing function, back into a cross concern team that spans the full customer lifecycle. Once upon a time, marketing…

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Why You Should Keep Your SaaS Installed On A Subdomain

By Hunter Nelson | March 29, 2021

More than a few SaaS founders start out with a technical background, looking to parlay their coding skills into a product and build a business off it. Their surplus of coding ability and lack of practical business sense can sometimes lure them into a trap though, and that trap is attaching their marketing website to…

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Narrowing Focus To The SaaS Industry

By Hunter Nelson | March 15, 2021

Trying to find the identity of Tortoise and Hare Software has been, to put it lightly, a long and winding road. Another step down that road has emerged and today I want to share with you what is changing, some of the rationale behind it, and a few lessons you may find beneficial in your…

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How Much Can I Spend On Google Ads?

By Hunter Nelson | January 17, 2021

One of the first questions I get when talking about google ads is how much is a click? It’s a fair question, but asking it is the wrong way to think about advertising via Google Ads. This is an expense focused question and the whole purpose of engaging a Google Ads management agency or getting…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Thank You Pages For Conversion Tracking

By Hunter Nelson | December 14, 2020

Tracking conversions is one of the most important things to do as you strive to achieve your marketing goals. In recent years, a growing number of companies are turning to their thank you pages to determine their conversions. While this tracking method is easy to execute, it’s actually one of the worst ways to gauge…

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How To Market A Tech Startup

By Hunter Nelson | November 30, 2020

Wondering how to market a tech startup? If your like me, you’re connected to the technology world and news and see countless stories, social media posts, and other such claims of tech startup success. Maybe you have some skills that pay the bills in your day job, or maybe you’re just a hungry entrepreneur looking…

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Is Slack The Next Frontier In Business Development?

By Hunter Nelson | November 19, 2020

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in Slack channels.  As a solo founder I’m primarily dependent on reaching out to other people on social media networks such as Reddit, LinkedIn, and Slack to exchange ideas and keep up with current happenings in the marketplace. Through that process I’ve become quite involved in several…

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Beginner’s Guide To Measuring Search Engine Performance Metrics

By Hunter Nelson | October 25, 2020

If you’re new to the world of working with an agency on your digital marketing, you may have questions on evaluating whether or not your investment is making any difference. A website is a cornerstone of digital marketing infrastructure, and a well built website will naturally attract some traffic from search engines; known as organic…

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Wrong Canonical URL From Yoast Plugin

By Hunter Nelson | September 23, 2020

The other day I was reviewing some indexed pages in Google Search console trying to understand why I was having a drop in rankings and noticed that I had both canoncial URLs and Open Graph tags indexed in Google that were pointing to my local development machines URL. WTF? I knew that the Yoast Plugin…