Smash The Funnel - The Secrets To Massive Revenue Growth


A Quick Start Guide To What’s New In Website Optimization

Digital Marketing Is Changing At Breakneck Speed; Don’t Be Left Behind

If your website is more than 24 months old and you haven’t been making ongoing changes or upgrades to the site, it’s likely underperforming dramatically.

If you’re watching the site performance and the visitor numbers are not increasing month over month and/or the site-wide conversion rate is not increasing month over month, you’re not actively optimizing the site correctly.

If you haven’t checked your rankings on search engines and tried adding new conversion tools like chat and video, youre probably losing potential prospects to your competitors.



4 DIY Strategies For Generating Website Traffic

Help People Find Your Site With These Tips

Your new website finally went live. Congratulations!

After spending countless days and sleepless nights building your site from scratch, you’re finally ready to open the doors and let people in. But there’s just one problem:

You have no idea where to start when it comes to generating traffic.



Brewing A Potent Content Strategy: 5 Questions You Must Ask

Effective Content Marketing Starts With Knowing Where To Focus

Content is the lifeblood of successful marketing.

But your content “strategy” has to be a lot more than simply “let’s create some content and see what sticks.” Expecting great results from content developed without carefully developed strategy is a lot like throwing random ingredients into a pot and expecting delicious craft beer to be the end result.

To create potent content that drives results, you need a detailed strategy. Your content strategy gives you the focus you need to actually get the powerful results you’re craving from content.



'Sell' Is A Dirty Word: A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Replace Selling

Look Up Sell In The Dictionary – Its A Dirty Word: Embrace The Evolving Nature Of Sales And Make Major Changes Today

I’m sure this article will generate come conversation. Some people will passionately agree, and other people will passionately disagree.

Whether you agree with my commentary or not, few positive definitions are associated with the word sell.

Go ahead, look it up. Here are some definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary:

Sell – Give or hand over (something) in exchange for money. ... Persuade someone of the merits of. ... Trick or deceive (someone). Click here to see for yourself.

The first definition has the connotation of value in exchange for money (something people work hard to hold on to). It’s certainly an adversarial definition, at best. At worst, it puts the person with the money at odds with the person who wants it.



Want A Quick Spike In Leads From Marketing? Try A Buyer Journey Methodology Map

A Map Helps You Get Where Youre Going; A GPS Works Even Faster And Better

If you’re not getting enough leads, no worries. If you’re getting leads but you need more leads, no worries. If you’re not getting any leads and you don’t know why, no worries.

If you think a single tactic is going to drive a quick spike in leads, think again.

No easy buttons exist in marketing or sales. You wont find secret tactics that you buy to get leads.

We have a guaranteed way to help you turn your lead generation frown upside down. Well show you a step-by-step guide for orchestrating your marketing activities differently to drive more leads.



Why We Don’t Use The F-Word At Square 2 Marketing Anymore

The Traditional Sales Funnel Is Over 100 Years Old, And Its Time For Retirement

No, I’m not talking about the curse word that starts with F. I’m talking about funnel, and we’re no longer using the word funnel internally or externally with clients because it doesn’t illustrate anything close to the process your prospects are going through when making a purchase decision.

I also believe that continuing to think of the buyer journey as three simple stages, with gravity contributing to pulling people through, is a major contributor to the challenges people are having with their marketing and sales execution, as well as setting expectations around results.

Since we’re not talking about the f***** anymore, then what are we talking about?



A Simple Way To Perfectly Blend Inbound Marketing And Outbound Marketing

Inbound, Outbound, Upbound Or Downbound: Who Cares What You Call It

The days of pure inbound marketing are over. It’s rare these days that we’re working with any clients on engagements that don’t include a strategically designed set of tactics that span across a variety of marketing approaches.

But that doesn’t mean when CEOs, CMOs and VPs start working with us there isn’t an active conversation about the mix of proactive outreach tactics (like ABM) and more reactive tactics (like conversion rate optimization).

The key to figuring this out is revenue strategy.



Marketing Regulations? Coming To America!

GDPR In California, The Future Of Marketing Will Be REGULATED!

It was just a matter of time. In this article, published on April 12 of this year, we predicted the U.S. would start considering, and certain states would likely be passing, GDPR-related regulations and legislation.

While we hate being right when it makes all our jobs more challenging, regulation and legislation are coming. You had better be prepared, or you run the risk of taking at least a few steps back on lead generation and support of your sales efforts.

As marketers, we have to take some responsibility for this. We harassed, over-marketed and took advantage of the tools and data provided to us.



The Future Of Facebook And Why You Need A Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy

You Should Never Put All Of Your Marketing Eggs In One Basket

Clearly, choppy waters are ahead for the largest social media marketing company on the planet. But I’m not concerned about their security or privacy issues  I’m much more concerned about the flattening out of user growth.

As an article on Recode reportsFacebook has 185 million users for the U.S. and Canada, which is the same as it had last quarter. That’s four straight quarters it’s been stuck around 185 million users. It also lost users in Europe for the first time. Facebook reported 279 million daily active users in Europe in the second quarter, down from 282 million users in the first quarter.

Even more concerning is the actual user behavior. It doesn’t take a research analyst to see that Facebooks entire value proposition might be in jeopardy.



So Many New Marketing Tactics, Tools And Technologies, Oh My!

How Can Anyone Be Sure What To Do And When To Do It?

Square 2 Marketing was founded on one simple principle: Help people get better at marketing, sales and revenue generation in general.

Back in 2003, we kept meeting really smart business leaders who were great at what their business did (manufacturing, accounting or software), but when it came to marketing, they seemed a little lost.

They were trying different tactics and not one seemed to generate the growth they needed.

Our goal was to help them, either by showing them how to do it or doing it for them.