HubShots Episode 123: Why User Experience Matters for Marketers

HubShots Episode 123

Welcome to Episode 123 of HubShots!

Welcome to HubShots, APAC’s number 1 HubSpot focused podcast, where we discuss HubSpot tips and tricks, new features, and strategies for growing your marketing results.

This episode we look at HubSpot’s Slack integration, some tips for using Google Search Console, plus the importance of user experience (UX) for… everything! Product usage, Facebook ad relevance, Google rankings.

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https://soundcloud.com/hubshots/123-why-user-experience-matters-for-marketers

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Recorded: Thursday 24 May 2018 | Published: Monday 28 May 2018

Shot 1: Inbound Thought of the Week

We have around 100 days to #INBOUND18 > http://inboundcountdown.com/

Where are all the speakers?

Have you gone the extra? #gotheextra

One person who has gone the extra…

Shout out to Jason Ong from HubSpot Support. Was in a meeting with a client and they asked about HubSpot Support. Fired up a chat with HubSpot Support to demonstrate how responsive they are. Jason Ong was on the chat in an instant and guided us through. The client was amazed.

Shoutout to Nick Bayliss in the Sydney office. Nick is an all round great guy and one of the Customer Success Managers. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-bayliss/

A final shoutout to Adam and Louisa, regular listeners, who are holidaying in Florence at the moment. Lucky duckies!

Shot 2: HubSpot Marketing Feature of the Week

Slack Integration with HubSpot:

https://www.hubspot.com/product-updates/slack-integration

https://knowledge.hubspot.com/articles/kcs_article/integrations/how-do-i-use-the-slack-integration

You can now add a task directly into HubSpot from Slack!

The HubSpot task form appears directly within Slack, which makes it easy to include task details like:

  • due date (we wish this was a date picker)
  • task type
  • Association
  • and more with the original context close at hand.

Any task you create within Slack is automatically synced with your HubSpot CRM — exactly where you want it later without any extra work for you now.

Here is a great video on how to install and use it.

Shot 3: HubSpot Gotcha of the Week

Re-enrollment triggers on workflows

Make sure you have this enabled else they will not get any notifications etc with your workflow.

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Shot 4: Marketing Tip of the Week

Brian Dean delivers the goods on using Google Search Console:

https://backlinko.com/google-search-console

A quick favourite tip – using the Fetch as Google option. It’s a quick way to get a new page indexed, or if you’ve done some updates to a page, a quick way to get them recrawled.

Shot 5: HubSpot Sales Feature of the Week

Creating tasks from Slack in HubSpot.

The Slack integration is so good we had to mention it twice in the show!

Craig still can’t get it to work. [sad face]

Shot 6: Opinion of the Week

User Experience is becoming even more important for advertisers.

Perpetual Traffic episode 149:

https://www.digitalmarketer.com/facebook-ad-updates-may-2018/

Facebook now has manual rating teams who check pages that ads send traffic to, to check the user experience. Poor experiences result in high ad prices.

Ralph mentioned that FB has confirmed that an outside agency checks ads to rate the user experience.

See also:

https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/05/reducing-links-to-low-quality-web-page-experiences/

Btw I find it annoying that the podcast has a special offer for people who text a message to a US number. Why do podcasts only cater to US audiences? Not a very good user experience…

Btw more on User Experience in Shot 8, when it comes to SEO ranking factors.

Shot 7: Checklist item of the Week

Chrome is removing the Secure message in September and instead highlighting Not secure:

https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/17/chrome-will-remove-secure-label-on-https-sites-in-september/

chrome not secure

Shot 8: Resource of the Week

https://www.kevin-indig.com/the-10-seo-ranking-factors-we-know-to-be-true/

  1. Content
  2. External and internal links
  3. User Intent
  4. CTR
  5. User Experience
  6. Title tag
  7. Page speed
  8. Freshness
  9. E-A-T
  10. SSL encryption

The 10 SEO ranking factors we know to be true

Good example of getting more than one link – I simply copied the table of contents from the post, straight into our show notes. Helpful for you, lots of links for the site.

Shot 9: Podcast of the Week

Akimbo: Networks, Lock In and Pathways

This is a must listen.

https://www.akimbo.me/blog/episode-13-networks-lock-in-and-pathways

http://hear.sethpodcast.com/?_branch_match_id=528088354257225038

Shot 10: Quote of the Week

Life itself is a race, marked by a start, and a finish. It is what we learn during the race, and how we apply it, that determines whether our participation has had particular value. If we learn from each success, and each failure, and improve ourselves through this process, then at the end, we have fulfilled our potential and performed well.”

~ Ferdinand Porsche

Shot 11: Bonus Links of the Week

https://alistapart.com/article/content-modelling-a-master-skill

https://www.siegemedia.com/marketing/advanced-prospecting-techniques

https://moz.com/blog/how-to-optimize-your-google-my-business-listing

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XEN Systems

XEN Systems is a HubSpot Certified Partner inbound marketing digital agency in Sydney, Australia. We focus on the 4 S’s of digital: Strategy, SEO, SEM and Social.

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