AuthorCraig Bailey

[Episode 73] Infuriating Signup Offers

Ever responded to a promotion of a free trial only to find out they then ask for your credit card? Infuriating right?
In episode 73 of HubShots I highlight a recent experience, plus review some of the new HubSpot features including the new ShutterStock integration – sweet!

HubShots Chat Bot

We released a very simple Facebook chat bot for the HubShots podcast.
You can chat with HubShots Bot here.
The bot is built in Chatfuel, and thanks to Matt Barby for his post here giving an introduction.

Ross Hudgens on the Skyscraper technique

I always love reading Ross’ posts, and this one is another good example of why. In it Ross explains the difference between what the Skyscraper technique actually is versus what it’s perceived to be: Like the name states: it’s a technique. A valuable technique in any toolkit, but one many can misapply if incorrectly assessed. Think it through, have the self-awareness to know what you...

Google Site Search is shutting down

If you use the paid version of Google Site Search then be aware Google is shutting it down this year. Here’s SEL with the news. You’ll have to find a replacement, one of which is the free Custom Site Search – basically the same as Google Site Search but shows ads. Interestingly if you go to the Google Site Search page you can still sign up – at least for another month or...

Bill Gates and the Magic of Zero

A wonderful read – as usual. The Gates Notes annual letter, with an update on the progress of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year they respond to Warren Buffett with an outline of where his donation is working. Bill: We want to end our letter with the most magical number we know. It’s zero. This is the number we’re striving toward every day at the foundation. Zero malaria. Zero...

Hobo Link Building

Linking through to Shaun Anderson’s excellent link building post (updated yet again), because… well, it’s worth reading.

Taxing automation

I love how thoughtful Bill Gates is – everything he says is considered and informed. His quick interview (via Quartz) is illuminating. Touted as: ‘The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates‘ at first glance it may sound extreme. But here’s the logic: Quartz: What do you think of a robot tax? This is the idea that in order to generate funds for training...

How to Trim the Start of a Song in iTunes

If you want to cut the start of a song in iTunes, follow these steps:

1. In iTunes, right-click on the song
2. Select ‘Get Info’
3. Choose the ‘Options’ tab
4. Enter a new ‘Start time’, eg 0:15 if you want to cut out the first 15 seconds.

Social infrastructure – phrase of the year 2017

I’m pretty sure the term ‘social infrastructure’ is going to be used to death now, given that Mark Zuckerberg used it at least 14 times in his latest Facebook manifesto. It’s a good post, or at least I think it is – I haven’t actually read it all, since it comes in at almost 6000 words. But thankfully Recode has a nice summary here. Would love to know how many...

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I'm the co-host of HubShots and the CEO of XEN - helping mid-large B2B companies with their digital marketing and lead generation.

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