Craig Kilgore | @ckilgs


  1. #mktgtalk: Big marketing brains for your worst marketing pains

    Join Mainstreethost every Wednesday afternoon for #mktgtalk. Each week, we’ll talk everything from SEO to inbound marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, and more.

    Follow this link for chat details.

  2. The Heartbleed Checklist: What passwords should you change?

    You’ve heard of Heartbleed by now, but do you know which sites have been affected by the bug? See who’s been affected, whether or not they patched their servers, and if it’s safe to change your password.

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    The Heartbleed Checklist
    Infographic courtesy of IVPN and Visual.ly.
  3. New Version of Facebook Business Pages on the Way

    There’s a new version of Facebook Business Pages on the way. Embrace yourselves.

  4. Inbound Marketing: what it is, what you need to do it, and why you should care

    Updated on 2/26/2014 at 7:01 PM.

    Have you heard and/or wondered about inbound marketing? Thinking about applying it to your business? I’m going to say yes if you’re reading this post.There’s a reason businesses are continuing to implement inbound, and the technology supporting and advancing it is impressive to say the least. Inbound marketing is smart marketing. I’m going to attempt to explain what it is and why you should care about it as straightforward of a post as possible.

    Quick background: I’m an inbound marketing manager at Mainstreethost in Amherst, NY (just outside of Buffalo). I’ve been doing digital marketing for roughly 7 and a half years. I’ve witnesses firsthand what inbound marketing can do.

    So, what is inbound marketing and what do you need to do it effectively?

    Inbound marketing is typically made up of the following: persona development, content strategy, marketing, calls-to-action, landing pages, lead generation, lead nurturing, and sales (various other marketing efforts can enhance your inbound marketing efforts). If you’re not sure what any of this stuff is, HubSpot created The Ultimate Inbound Marketing Glossary to get you started.

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  5. What is a landing page and what should be on one?

    Whether you’re a digital marketer, inbound marketer, SEO guru, content marketer, web designer, PPC warrior, or anything else related to the web, websites, and business, landing pages are your best friend. Think of a landing page as one of your employees that works for you 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A landing page is typically associated with some sort of offer (ebook download, webinar, free evaluations, etc.), and typically serves the purpose of generating leads (though this is not the only purpose for landing pages). In addition to a great offer, landing pages will include “to the point” information on that offer, and a form to capture visitor information. If you want to learn more about what landing pages are and what they should have on them, along with some stats to back it up, read the original post by Courtney Christman on the Mainstreethost blog. Or better yet, watch the following video, starring yours truly:

    #MSHUnderReview: What is a landing page? from Mainstreethost on Vimeo.

  6. 30 Tweetable Things about Buffalo, NY

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    Did you know Buffalo, NY originated around 1789? Or that the city was ranked as the 10th best place to raise a family? Below you’ll find 30 tweetable facts, stats, and things about Buffalo, NY. Share your favorites using the hashtag #BuffaloFacts.

    1. Buffalo originated around 1789. #BuffaloFacts – share this on Twitter!

    2. Buffalo is often referred to as “The Queen City”, “The Nickel City”, and “The City of Good Neighbors”. #BuffaloFacts – share this on Twitter!

    3. Buffalo is host to the longest-running foot race in America - the annual YMCA Turkey Trot started in 1896 #BuffaloFacts – share this on Twitter!

    4. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is an actual sentence. #BuffaloFacts – share this on Twitter!

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