Good Riddance to Content Keywords

According to a recent blog post by John Mueller, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, Google has just removed one of the earliest tools included in Google Search Console: Content Keywords. Why has this feature disappeared? At the start of Google Search Console, the Content Keywords tool was the “only way to see what Googlebot found…

Google Panda Update: Google Raises the Bar on Content Quality

The degree to which content quality will play a role in Google search visibility has just been elevated with their recent update to Panda, making it a core part of their algorithm for determining how Google grades content quality and ranks pages. This change has been confirmed by Google in a Panda Guide for SEOs…

Google RankBrain: Content Truly Reigns Over the SEO Landscape

Welcome to the democratization of content and information. RankBrain is the super smart three month-old brainchild of five Google engineers and a deep-learning expert. What’s come to fruition after an arduous year of research and development (along with Google’s five year-long movement toward A.I.), is Google’s recent incorporation of Artificial Intelligence into their latest 2013…

TopRank Publishes New Online Marketing eBook Previewing Authority Rainmaker Speakers

The internet is a great equalizer allowing virtually anyone with an internet connection and a device to consume, create content, interact or transact anytime, anywhere. From soloprenuers to small businesses owners to mid-market and large enterprise marketers, the appetite for solid information on online marketing strategy and tactics is high in demand. People want to…

How PPC Budget and Performance Optimization Increased Leads for a Top Medical Center by 72.5%

Current Situation: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center with multiple locations near Winston-Salem, N.C., operating as an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. It has been ranked…

BMA Colorado: Lee Odden Speaking on Influencer and Content Marketing

February in Colorado means much more than just ski slopes. It is also the place to be to get up to speed on the latest  in influencer and content marketing. In Denver, the Business Marketing Association of Colorado will host TopRank Online Marketing CEO Lee Odden on Feb. 11, as he presents on the topics…

Thought Leadership: How to Achieve the Holy Grail of Content Marketing

Many successful business marketers view thought leadership as the Holy Grail of content marketing. Buyers today seek out people and brands they view as experts as they skillfully tune out other interruptive and less credible marketing messages. In fact, 92% of B2B buyers report that they are happy to engage with a known industry thought…

What You Need To Know About Facebook’s Reduction Of Promotional Posts

Facebook has announced that starting in January 2015, they will be reducing promotional page posts from brands in the news feed. This change will affect all Facebook pages. Surveying hundreds of thousands of users, Facebook found that one of the biggest complaints users have is that they see too many posts from brands that are overly…

The Future of B2B Marketing – Predictions from Xerox, MarketingProfs, LinkedIn, & HubSpot

What is the future of B2B Marketing? It used to be that companies pushed towards marketing innovation in B2B to differentiate and stand out. Today, understanding what’s next in B2B marketing is not an easy ticket to the winner’s circle at all. It’s a matter of survival. Convergence of disciplines as well as tactics used…

Improve Your Content Marketing ROI – Tips from 10 Experts & Brands

With over 90% of BtoB and BtoC companies investing in content marketing (study by CMI and MarketingProfs) it’s remarkable that 90% of companies are not confident in their ability to measure the ROI of their content marketing efforts (study by Contently). Information overload makes reaching customers with content more challenging than ever and business leaders need to…