Alex Girard

Alex is an Associate Product Marketing Manager at HubSpot.
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[Heads Up] Increasing the Reliability and Accuracy of your Ads Reporting

What is it?

We’re setting a more specific definition for how ads are attributed to contacts within HubSpot. In the short term, this will increase the reliability and accuracy of your ads reporting in HubSpot. In the future, this update sets us up to provide you with multiple views of attribution.

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[Now Live] View Two Metrics at the Same Time with the 'Combination' Report Visualization in Sources and Pages

What is it?
You can now view multiple metrics (including conversion rates!) at the same time in the sources and pages reports.

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[Now Live] Native Forms Tool now part of HubSpot CRM Free

What is it?
HubSpot’s native forms tool is now available in HubSpot CRM Free.

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[Now Live] Updated Deal Forecast Widget

What is it?
The Deal Forecast Widget has been updated to give sales people a more complete picture of their current deals, and gives managers easier access to controlling their team quotas.

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[Now Live] HubSpot Modules available in the Marketplace

What is it?
HubSpot users in the new Design Manager beta will now have the ability to add individual modules to their portals from the Marketplace. Among the modules that users can now add into their portals is the Custom HTML Module, which was initially removed from the new Design Manager.

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[Heads Up] Twitter Automation Changes

What is it?
On February 21, Twitter announced a change to their stance on tweet automation to deter users from artificially amplifying certain messages. This means that social tools like HubSpot will no longer allow users to schedule or publish the same tweet from multiple accounts. Read More >>

[Now Live] Visual Refresh of Content Strategy

What is it?
Both the Content Strategy dashboard, as well as the topic cluster editor have been visually refreshed. This update makes it easier to tell exactly which pieces of content make up your topic clusters
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[In Beta] New Rich Text Features

What is it?
A number of significant changes have been made to the rich text editor within Hubspot. These changes include

  • Spellcheck has been removed from the toolbar, and is now automatically applied to your text through your browser-based spellcheck
  • The process of adding links, CTAs, and images to your content has been visually refreshed
  • You can now drag an image directly from your computer into a rich text module, and it will add the image not only to the rich text, but also to your file manager
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[Now Live] Shutterstock Integration now available within the File Picker in Social Publishing

What is it?
Last year, HubSpot announced a native integration with Shutterstock, the world’s leading stock photography site. Today, this integration has been extended to the social publishing tool, so you can select images for your social posts to all networks (including Instagram!!) directly within the composer. 

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[Now Live] Publish to Instagram Directly from HubSpot

All users of HubSpot's social tools can now post and schedule photos directly from within HubSpot to Instagram.

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[Now Live] Visual Refresh of the Events Analytics Dashboard

What is it?
The events tool, now found within Analytics Tools, has a fresh new look. The creation flow for events has also been changed to match the rest of the tool.

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[Now Live] Visual Refresh of the CTAs Tool

What is it?
The CTA Editor has been visually refreshed to match the rest of HubSpot’s tools. Today, all users can opt-in to the new editor.

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[Now Live] Customize Lead Flow Form Fields & Block Specific Email Domains

What is it?
The ability to edit the field labels, and insert placeholder text on fields within your lead flows. In addition, you can now block specific email providers and domains from submitting on your lead flows.

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[Now Live] Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA Available on all HubSpot Forms

What is it?
Google’s new “Invisible reCAPTCHA” is now available on all HubSpot forms.

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[Now Live] One Central Location for Content Settings

What is it?

All Content Settings have been moved to one unified location wtihin HubSpot.

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[Now Live] Lookalike Audiences Available within Ads

Facebook is a powerful way to reach any audience - whether you're a B2B or B2C marketer. Globally, people spend an average of 50 minutes a day on Facebook, giving marketers ample opportunities to connect with the right people. Lookalike audiences lets you target Ads to people on Facebook who resemble your website visitors, or contacts already on one of your contact lists within HubSpot. The feature uses powerful machine learning to parse Facebook’s massive network to expand your audience. It’s a proven way to generate more qualified leads through your Facebook Ads, and increase your ROI.

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[Now Live] Manage Salesforce Suspension Notifications

What is it?
The ability to manage Salesforce Suspension Notification Emails from within the Notifications Center.

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[Heads Up] We're Removing Weekly/Monthly Portal Summary Emails

In March 2018, we will stop sending the weekly/monthly portal summary emails out to HubSpot users. These emails are currently controlled within the Notifications Center.

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[In Beta] New Design Manager & New Modules Framework

What is it?
The new Design Manager is now in an open beta, and is available to all HubSpot Partners. Part of this new Design Manager is the new modules framework, which allow you to bundle HTML/HubL, CSS, and Javascript elements directly into the module.

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[Now Live] Edit the Canonical URL of a Page and Set Portal Defaults

UPDATE: On January 8th, a change was implemented that set the canonical URLs for website pages, landing pages, and blog posts to null by default. Today, we are reverting this change but adding a new setting within Content Settings that allows users to manage how canonical URLs are handled for all their HubSpot pages, blog posts, and blog listing pages.   

What is it?
Within One Settings, there is now a new setting where users can set a portal default for the behavior of the canonical URLS for their web pages, blog posts, and now their blog listing pages.

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[In Beta] Lead Flow Follow Up Email

What is it?

The ability to send a single follow up email to contacts directly from the lead flows tool.

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[Coming January 15] Changes coming to Events Reporting

With the Events tool in HubSpot, you can track actions taken by visitors to your website, and trigger lists and automation off those actions. To better align this tool with the rest of HubSpot, your events tool will be undergoing some updates beginning on January 15th. In this article, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about the changes.

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[Now Live] Drill Down into Direct Traffic within the Sources Report

What is it?
The ability to drill down into which pages of your site are receiving the most direct traffic within the sources report.

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[Heads Up] New Forms Editor Available for Opt-In

What is it?
The new forms editor, which has been in beta for the past couple of months, is now available for Opt-in for all HubSpot users. 

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[Heads Up] Navigation change: Ads consolidation

This week, we’ll be consolidating all ads tools under the content dropdown in the HubSpot navigation. This means users with the Ads Add-on will access the tool via the Content tab in an item called ads. We’ll no longer use the term “Ads Add-on” in the nav.

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