Boost Your Social Media Advertising Success with These 6 Pro Tips!

Social media has become an important and necessary tactic within the digital marketing strategies of companies large and small—and it’s not hard to see why. Social media is part of the fabric of our daily lives, which gives brands and marketers the opportunity to create important connections with their desired audience. But with nearly every brand using social media—as well as frequent tweaks to … [Read more...]

20 Awesome Healthcare Marketers to Follow on LinkedIn

Marketing is a challenging profession, full stop. But some flavors of marketing are trickier than others. Healthcare marketers have the same obstacles and issues other marketers do, and they have to contend with strict brand guidelines and stricter federal regulations. It’s like the old saying: “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.” These healthcare … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring & Actionable Social Media Marketing Tips for the Modern Marketer

After years of using “fuzzy math” to calculate the value of social media marketing, marketers are being tasked with generating and showing true ROI. But the truth is, ROI isn’t always just about revenue. Depending on brand objectives, social media ROI could mean everything from awareness and social engagement to visitors to the company website from social media platforms. If you really want to … [Read more...]

We Answer 5 Common Questions People Have About Social Media Marketing

Like brushing our teeth or brewing a morning cup of coffee, checking in on what’s happening within our social networks has become part of the daily routine for most of us. In fact, 30% of all time spent online is on social networks, according to GlobalWebIndex (GWI). As a result, social media has also become a routine marketing tactic for nearly every business, helping brands build awareness, … [Read more...]

5 Helpful Tips to Inspire Employee Advocacy on Social Media

When it comes to building out your brand’s social media marketing strategy, one of your primary objectives is crafting a multi-channel amplification plan for sharing content that raises awareness, fosters engagement, and ultimately helps drive new leads. For many, this means mapping tactics and time to specific brand-owned social channels. But there may be one tactic and channel that’s missing … [Read more...]

6 New Social Media You Need to Watch

It seems like new social media networks are popping up all over the internet. After quite popular sites like Medium, Tsu and Ello or less known ones as Shots, This, Pheed, and Chirp, now it’s the time to introduce some new social projects I found online. Here are 6 new social media you need to watch. 1. Brabble Brabble is plenty a social media. You can interact by posting multimedia files, … [Read more...]

10 Social Media Errors to Avoid

Using social media to grow your community and promote your brand is a must for community expansion, especially if you run a blog or business site. However, sometimes we slip and our efforts backfire. Perhaps it’s been months since you first registered and you’re still not gaining any followers. Or you seem to attract the wrong kind of followers. Or you deleted that TMI tweet AFTER … [Read more...]

On Updating Your Business Blog

I’ve often heard the advice that you should update your business blog everyday, at least twice a day. Seriously? But what if you don’t have anything to talk about? Daily updates are only advisable if several significant changes or events in your business happen frequently and regularly. Otherwise, it’s not necessary to post as often. After all, your number of posts will not … [Read more...]

7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way

This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wondered how to gain a significant advantage with social media? Not just in terms of growing a following but growing an engaged following? I have too, and so have countless others. The truth is that you can, and it’s easier than you might think. If you’re serious about growing a more engaged following, you’ll find this post helpful. … [Read more...]

Why youtube marketing is Important?

YouTube Marketing is the most underutilized marketing tool at present. With billions of users and millions of views every day, youtube has become an encyclopaedia. More and more people are using videos to solve their problems, learn new things and for entertainment. If your business hasn’t started youtube marketing yet, you must begin NOW. Here are some important things you must know Youtube can … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing Case Studies: Learning Moments and Key Takeaways From #SMBMSP76

Here at TopRank Online Marketing, we believe in the power of collaborative learning. Our team members’ backgrounds in diverse aspects of marketing; including PR, communications and SEO; allow us to work together to manage all aspects of digital marketing for our clients, including social media marketing. However, the social media marketing industry is unique, in that the majority of social … [Read more...]

Best Practices for Video Marketing on Social Networks from Cisco, SAP & Bally Switzerland

Driven by consumers' insatiable appetite for video content, video marketing has become an important part of social media marketing. With platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram launching their own video applications, videos can be optimized for success beyond web pages and YouTube to where customers are actively seeking, consuming and sharing video content: social networks. … [Read more...]

Your Social Media Campaigns Should Never Skip This One Step [PODCAST]

Are you putting your social media campaigns to the test? Image by timlewisnm via Flickr. On the surface, running a social media campaign seems relatively straightforward. Write your copy, create your assets, set up tracking and then queue it all up in your social media scheduling tool. Simple enough, right? But if you want to run social media campaigns that actually move the needle for your … [Read more...]

5 Pro Tips To Increase the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Campaigns

{}With more than a billion combined users on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram, social media is a marketing gold mine if you know how to use it effectively. Like search engines, most social networks have also evolved significantly over the last few years. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have gradually changed their […] The post 5 Pro Tips To Increase the … [Read more...]

Lee Odden’s War of Words: Myth-Busting Social, Content Marketing & SEO at NMX

{}Our CEO at TopRank Online Marketing, Lee Odden (@leeodden), shared his War of Words: Myth-Busting Social, Content Marketing and SEO yesterday at NMX Las Vegas. The premise of Lee’s presentation was actually crowdsourced; the title War of Words comes from H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, which was turned into a radio program by Orson Wells and spawned a mass fear that Mars aliens were … [Read more...]

Link Building for Beginners in 3 Simple Steps

{}Historically, link building was critical for companies to appear in search results, as links have long been an important signal to search engines. However, the new link building is about mentions, social visibility, and building your company’s presence, says Alison Groves, Product Coordinator at Raven Internet Marketing Tools. Groves presented her three simple steps to link building for … [Read more...]

Scaling Social Media Selling – 7 Steps to Building Trust & Credibility

{}Interest in scaling social media sales has increased significantly over the past year and in 2013 it be even more so.  Organizations of all types and sizes are coming to terms with the need to better monetize their investments and one of the most compelling opportunities to do so is through helping sales leadership develop their personal brands online. It’s understandable why: A recent … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing Fatal Attraction: When Content Earns Your Brand the Wrong Type of Attention

{}You’re probably familiar with at least a few social media horror stories; those epic hate-bombing situations, where companies commit social suicide in one way or another and pay for it very publicly. One such company was Boners BBQ, who posted on their Facebook page a picture of a customer who had written an unfavorable Yelp review… and captioned it with a rant which included calling … [Read more...]

5 Steps To Grow Your Startup With Content Marketing

1. Know Your Customer Content Marketing isn’t about your product– it’s about your customers’ interests. If you don’t have customers or users yet, make sure you have a clearly defined target customer before you continue with content marketing (or product development, for that matter). If you have customers or users, find out who they are and build a primary archetype … [Read more...]

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