[12] Lead generation, link building, knowledge graph & more

Issue #12 of growth.email – your curated list of the 10 best growth marketing articles this week, is here.

Want all the articles I have shared in growth.email so far? See the link at the bottom of this issue. – Miles

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10 Ways To Make Your Lead Generation Website Convert On The First Visit
Did you know that 84 percent of site conversions happen on a user’s first visit? Learn how to make sure they stick around for more.

The Wise Content Marketer’s Guide to Sensible SEO
Ready to grow your audience? Sonia Simone reveals nine powerful optimization techniques that content marketers can get really good at, without tech skills.

How I Made $10,000 in Four Hours With an Online Course That Doesn’t Yet Exist
Julien Brault, Chief Crowdfunding Officer at Hardbacon takes us through his case study of creating pre-sales for an online course.

Funnel Hacking: More Crucial than Growth Hacking
Audrey Melnik, the Founder of Funnel Ventures, takes us through a methodology she has developed, called Funnel Hacking.

How to Design Facebook Images That Get More Clicks
How do you get people to pay attention to your Facebook images, let alone click them? The Venngage team tested 35+ visuals to find the perfect Facebook image.

Social Media Curation Made Simple – Status Packs
Introducing Status Packs, the new way to share content in just minutes per month. Download the free sample pack and take us for a trial! (Sponsor).

39 Hacks to Score White Hat Backlinks for an Online Business in 2017
39 ways to score backlinks that still work in 2017. This list of hacks will help you to increase organic traffic to your website without penalty.

How to Use Email Automation to Boost eCommerce Conversions
In this article, the CrazyEgg team discuss how you can use email automation to reach up to 15x more site visitors and boost conversions, significantly.

How to monitor Google Knowledge Graph changes and performance
Detailed and accurate Knowledge Graph results are sought after by brands, businesses and individuals alike, but few have a way to actively monitor their listings. Columnist Tony Edward shares his method for doing so.

Examples of scarcity and creating urgency: How to prompt visitors to make a decision
Interesting article with examples of scarcity and creating urgency, from sites such as Booking.com and Garth Brooks.

Link Building for Your Startup
These are the notes from a recent webinar SEMrush held with link-building expert and entrepreneur Jon Quinton.

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