The Crazy Egg Guide on How to Avoid the Reddit Hug of Death

Success. We all dream about it. And this guide is here to ensure your dreams don’t become a nightmare. The nightmare in question? It was originally popularized as the Slashdot effect, now most notoriously known as the Reddit Hug of Death. From the Wikipedia page: “The Slashdot effect … occurs when a popular website links […]

The Big, Easy Guide to Keyword Research for Businesses

Keyword research sounds like such a daunting task. What’s the point of researching a keyword anyway? Shouldn’t your natural marketing instincts tell you which keywords are most relevant to your business. Not quite… Without quality keywords, found through effective keyword research, your search marketing campaigns (paid AND organic) will be completely misguided. If people aren’t […]

A Marketer’s Guide to Minneapolis: Gearing Up for #DSMPLS + Exclusive Event Invite

Next week, Digital Summit will arrive in Minneapolis, drawing in distinguished speakers and attendees from far and wide while placing our hometown at the center of the marketing world for a few days. Whether you’re coming into town to join the festivities, or simply curious to learn more about the Twin Cities and why TopRank […]

The Non-Perfectionist’s Guide to Noteworthy Blogging for Your Business

The fear of criticism … It can certainly discourage you from writing in the first place, and it also can disguise itself as perfectionism when you do attempt to create content for your business. If you delay publishing your writing — while you try to improve your content before anyone else reads it — you […]

A Traveler's Guide to Using Google Maps [Infographic]

This new infographic looks at the various ways in which you can use Google Maps to find things, highlighting relevant opportunities for businesses. Social Media Today RSS

[Infographic] The In-Flight Guide to Content Marketing

Marketers who plan appropriately significantly increase their likelihood of success. Seems like a novel concept right? You’d think so, but unfortunately the day-to-day grind can cause many marketers to lose sight of what’s important and essential for content marketing success. In today’s competitive landscape, everything from your strategy to the actual content experience and the […]

The Ridiculously Awesome Guide to Facebook Live

I can still remember rushing home from high school to watch TRL. For those of you unfamiliar, TRL (Total Request Live) was a live broadcast from MTV studio in Times Square, where the one and only Carson Daly would count down the 10 most popular music videos in the country. I was so impressed by […]

The Lazy Writer’s Guide to 30-Minute Keyword Research

Posted by BritneyMuller You, a content marketing ninja, are able to wield immense SEO reach with your content in ways most SEOs (*cough* like myself) can only dream of. BUT, you’re not leveraging keyword research to your advantage! The fact that you can discover how many people per month are searching for something, what words […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Automation

Posted by Angela_Petteys To say marketing automation is a complex subject is putting it mildly. On the surface it seems simple enough, but once you get just a little bit deeper into it, it’s overwhelming. Even if you work with marketing automation on a daily basis, it can be hard to describe. When used correctly, […]

Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to International Email Spam Laws

I find this infographic very fitting for 2017. I’m starting to get a lot of emails from companies that haven’t asked permission to email me. I suspect that a few of the new sales-prospect scraping technologies out there are supplying email addresses to aggressive sales and marketing teams. It’s not the worst thing in the […]