12 Must-Have Skills for B2B Content Marketers

Scene from a dinner party: “So, Josh, what do you do?” “I’m in marketing.” “Oh, like Mad Men? Ad campaigns and stuff?” “No, it’s content marketing.” “Oh, like the Wendy’s Twitter account?” “…Sure… like that.” I’ve had variations on the above conversation more times than I can count. I’ll usually leave it at “Wendy’s Twitter […]

Social Media Secrets: 5 Under-the-Radar LinkedIn Features for Marketers

It’s plain to see that B2B marketers, at large, see the value in social media. The latest B2B benchmarking research from CMI and MarketingProfs found that nearly two out of three respondents (61%) increased their usage of social media for content marketing purposes in the previous year. Another new report shows that social content is […]

Trust Fractures: How to Avoid Accidentally Eroding Your Brand’s Credibility

Recently, we’ve been running a series of posts here on the TopRank Marketing Blog called “Trust Factors,” where we explore techniques that modern brands can use to build trust and credibility with digital audiences. There are numerous examples of companies building trust with best-answer content and boosting credibility with influencer marketing for this purpose. Marketers […]

5 SEO Mistakes Killing Your Content Performance and a Fix for Each

Even the most seasoned content marketers make mistakes. In the world of SEO-driven content, with constant algorithm tweaks and changing search patterns, it’s nearly unavoidable. However, those same mistakes can often lead to discoveries that enable even better content performance. The key is being able to recognize those easy-to-fix SEO mistakes and address them. As […]

B2B Demand Gen: The Next Evolution of 5 Tried-And-True Tactics

B2B demand gen used to be easier than B2C. Because, let’s face it, so much B2B marketing was deadly boring. A cool concept, a little creative design, or a dash of humor were like water in the desert. Now, though, it’s the norm for B2B marketing to be every bit as visually and emotionally compelling […]