Derek Gleason

Derek Gleason

Derek is the Content Lead at CXL.

He used to do agency-side content marketing and SEO. Before that, he edited encyclopedias. Find him on Twitter.

moat around castle

The concept of “economic moats” came from a 1999 Fortune article by Warren Buffett:

The key to investing is [. . .] determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. The products or services that have wide, sustainable moats around them are the ones that deliver rewards to investors.

Economic moats remain tethered to investing: A bigger moat makes a stock a better bet. But the implications are broader, for companies large and small.

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Form Analytics: What You Can Track and How to Track It

You spend plenty of marketing dollars trying to get someone to your form. But how much goes to waste at that stage? According to data from Formisimo, roughly two-thirds of those who start filling out a form never complete it.

Why? If you’re not tracking form analytics, you don’t know. The data between a pageview and a form completion (or abandonment) is missing.

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linkedin video ads on mobile

On YouTube, a keyword-targeted pre-roll ad might show the same video to a CEO and an intern.

On Facebook, an ideal customer may log on to see photos of a new nephew, not to check out a 30-second demo of your SaaS product.

LinkedIn has the potential to resolve both shortcomings:

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