Writing by Brick Marketing in B2B SEO Marketing
In order to be successful in the B2B world, it’s important to share information. Gone are the days of hiding away all of your “secrets”. People turn to the web for information. If you don’t provide any, but your competitor has a robust portfolio of informative content that’s easily accessible, who do you think that your target audience would prefer to work with? B2B content marketing is about more than just the information that’s provided on a company website. It’s about gaining trust and building a recognized brand amongst potential clients and customers and it can take many forms including webinars, whitepapers, e-books, articles, videos, and podcasts.
Here are 3 important content marketing tips:
If done properly, B2B content marketing is all about providing information that helps your target audience. The goal is to appear to be a trusted source of information and an industry insider and expert. It helps to set you apart from the crowd. If you provide your target audience with a great resource of useful information, it’s more likely that they will hold on to it and continue to use it as a reference into the future.
Your target audience will be less likely to pay attention if it’s obvious that you are trying to sell to them. Don’t mention your brand too often or pitch your services. The content should be purely informational. If it’s all about the sale it’s possible that it will get tossed in the trash and ignored completely.
It takes time and effort to create content, therefore you want the right people to see it. Promoting content is essential. There are numerous ways to promote your content online. You can place ads on popular industry sites and blogs that direct a user to a customized landing page. You can write blog posts about the whitepaper, e-book, etc. and promote it via social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also include information about it in your opt-in email newsletter. Don’t forget to contact your business partners and ask them to help out by mentioning it or writing a review about it on their own blog.
B2B content marketing online takes time to do well. Remember, anything that is published is a reflection of your company. Always be professional and avoid sloppy errors like spelling and grammar mistakes. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter the most.