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Quick Web Writing Lesson - Curagami

Quick Web Writing Lesson - Curagami | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

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Writing web copy that wins hearts and minds is easier and harder than you think. Easier because tiny changes make huge differences in customer engagement and your website's ability to convert. Harder because learning to slow down and think about things like empathy, using OPW (Other People's Words) and the right way to use acronyms takes practice, discipline and courage. 

Here are the tips we share on Curagami:

Use OPW (Other People’s Words) – Trusted sources or industry gurus make excellent sourcesUse Customer Words – Customers know you listen when they see features of User Generated Content (UGC)Touch the Universal – R&D is hard, takes time and money is a “universal truth.”Cliches – Cliches are another “truth” you can turn in your favorEmpathy Words – Use words that create a sense of empathy between YOU and whoever is reading your copy words such as “collaborate,” “teamed with” and “love.”Acronyms – Acronyms can convey industry knowledge, but be sure to explain fully the first time you use an acronym

 

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Your Signature Story: Why + How To

Your Signature Story: Why + How To | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Customers need to know the essential story that brought you to the place you are now -- it helps them identify with you and want to do business with you.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 12, 12:26 PM

This is a great post about how to connect the dots in your career journey so you have a signature story to tell about yourself. The author also discusses why this story is so important for anyone in business -- whether you work for a company or have your own.

 

What I particularly like is that the author, Karen Tiber Leland, shares a story of working with a client to find her signature story. This alone shows us how to think about our crafting our own story.

 

You should get some solid ideas from this article to help you craft your own signature story. Story on!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

 

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SEO & Affiliate Marketing For Newbies, An Interview With Backlinks Expert Brian Dean

SEO & Affiliate Marketing For Newbies, An Interview With Backlinks Expert Brian Dean | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
SEO is one of the most competitive fields you can be in online especially when applied to affiliate marketing campaigns. And for a newcomer, it can be really difficult to learn things and get ahead...
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Second quantum revolution a reality with chip-based atomic physics

Second quantum revolution a reality with chip-based atomic physics | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

A University of Oklahoma-led team of physicists believes chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution—the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision—a reality. 


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Where Virtual Reality Takes Us

Where Virtual Reality Takes Us | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

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"The New York Times Opinion section presents three groundbreaking virtual reality films from the Sundance New Frontier lineup. These videos explore a range of topics and new approaches to nonfiction storytelling."

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Is Red Bull The Top Content Marketing Company in the World? - Jeffbullas's Blog

Is Red Bull The Top Content Marketing Company in the World? - Jeffbullas's Blog | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The rise of content marketing means we must all become publishers. How do we do that well and what is the top content marketing company on the planet?

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 19, 10:37 PM

We answered this question in the affirmative in a siilar post for [url=/u/98044 x-already-notified=1] janlgordon[/url] Curatti blog in 2014: http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/ 

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How to Shoot Smartphone Videos That's Not Too Bright or Too Dark

Joe shares some quick tips for keeping your smartphone video from being too bright or too dark


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Ileane Smith's curator insight, November 28, 2015 5:26 AM

There are some great tips here - that I can only assume are for iPhone users only because he doesn't say. My favorite is the one where you tap on the screen to lock the exposure! 

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27+ Handy Tools for Better Visual Content Marketing 

27+ Handy Tools for Better Visual Content Marketing  | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Here are eight best practices and 27+ handy tools for visual content creation to give your brand a distinct and powerful look. – Content Marketing Institute

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:23 PM

(From the article): Chuck Frey shares the visual content mistakes to avoid, as experts offer advice on what questions to ask to ensure your visuals further the business’ marketing goals:

What are we trying to accomplish with our visual content?Who is our audience and what content do they crave?What problems does our organization solve?How can we best position our business or brand and create a consistent look and feel?What is our clearly defined vision of who we are and what makes us unique? How can we communicate those messages in a compelling way?What metrics will we use to measure success? For which terms should this image appear in search engine results?
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User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs

User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

"Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we..."


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"Explain, always clearly why something you are curating/communicating is relevant. Contextualize."

This is just one of the five great points from Sam Burroughs that we should consider when communicating relevant information to people on our list.

There are four other great tips equally as important, that we should use when communicating information to others.

In today's fast-paced world the information that we are trying to communicate to others should be user centered.

You might want to check this one out. I know that I am
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Another Good-One From Mr Robin Good

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:24 PM



Sam Burroughs says it right: "What if we considered content curation from a user centered design perspective? What would audience centered curation look like?"


His suggestions are right on the mark:


  • Stop thinking you need to post always something. If you haven't got something good, don't.


  • Focus on a very specific interest and audience. 
     
  • Evaluate and share your opinion.
     
  • Let readers know how much time it takes to read the source you are suggesting to check.  
     
  • Explain, always clearly why something you are curating is relevant. Contextualize. 


More signal, less noise.


A good review of five things you need to pay attention to, for your content curation to generate some results.


Right on the mark. Practical advice. 8/10 


Full article (4 mins read): http://weelearning.co.uk/2014/01/five-ways-curators-can-improve-user-experience/ 



Image credit: (Teamwork concept by Shutterstock)





Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:17 PM

What if we considered content curation as a value, not just a means to market products & services?

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:06 PM

Tips to improve curation and benefit both you and other users

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Content Curation Tools: The Organized Supermap of Over 400 Services

Content Curation Tools: The Organized Supermap of Over 400 Services | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

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I found This great tool for exploring 400 services that provide content curation tools

 

This Organized Supermap gives you over 400 Services divided into four magor groupings. RSS Feeds Mgt, Content Discovery, Areas of Application, and Curation Tools by Formats & Tech.

 

This can help you quickly find the right tool for your curation needs...

 

Check this one out. You might want to add it to your tool chest...

 

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Alex Grech's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:35 AM

My current absorption with Pearltrees started with an exploration of Robin Good's incredible structure.  To be studied, admired and shared.

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¡Excelente! ¡Menudo trabajo!

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Content Curation Tools: The Organized Supermap of Over 400 Services

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Content Curation: The Big Picture

Content Curation: The Big Picture | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content Curation, in its most simplest terms, is the act of gathering related, targeted pieces of content and sharing it. Like an art curator, a Content Curator is a taste maker—an influencer—and h...
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In this article by Stephanie frasco, learn how you can curate content for branding yourself and your business. Also, learn how you can become an expert in your field using content curation.


 

She gives us a working definition of content curation describes who the content curators are and explains why content curation is important to businesses.

 

To help get you started, she provides information on where to curate content. Among the many places that she provides information on include Scoop.it, Pinterest, and Spundge and many more.

 

Finally, she talks about the importance of using your own blog as a place to create and curate content. She makes the important point that, your blog represents your brand like nothing else can.

 

This is a great article to use as a step by step guide to start curating content to use in your marketing strategies. Check this one out…

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Top 10 Tools for Content Curation | Technology ...

Top 10 Tools for Content Curation | Technology ... | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content Curation is all about gathering items of importance and interest and sharing them for other people to see.Content Curation is a means of feeding....
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A Real Simple Solution to the Death of Google Reader

A Real Simple Solution to the Death of Google Reader | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The white plume of smoke that rose above The Vatican on March 13, 2013 signaled the dawning of a new Pope in Rome. Meanwhile, halfway across the world, a
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When I was first learning about content curation for Internet and affiliate marketing, Google reader was recommended by every article and training guide I came across, as one of the must have tools for those using content curation as part of their content creation strategies.

So I am sure that there are many people who have built a sizable portion of their resource list, their contact list, and maybe even their prospect list using Google reader.

And now we find out that in a few months Google reader will be gone dead

This copy blogger articles points out two major problems that the death of Google reader will cause.

The Two Major Problems:

Its users are now RSS orphans. Some of these people may have counted on Reader to be their daily online reading hub since all the way back in 2005. They must find an alternative.

Online content creators now risk losing a significant percentage of their daily audience.

But being who they are, Copybloger, they also give us a solution in fact they give us:

Real Simple Solution

Move your Google Reader audience to email

 For affiliate and Internet marketers this should be a no-brainer. We understand the value of a strong email contact list. Our subscriber list, and many other sources from which we gather information about what's going on in our market.

As this article points out with a little bit of thinking we may be able to use Google reader's demise to be a new source of information for those people who now need it.

Great article good information something we should think about take a look at it.

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Why You Hate Writing - Copyblogger.com

Why You Hate Writing - Copyblogger.com | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
There's a reason you hate facing the blank page. Here are three simple moves that help writers correct this ancient problem.

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Penelope's curator insight, August 24, 9:38 PM
Feeling very unwriterly? Writing is hard work. Sometimes getting those words down on paper feels like trudging through ten feet of snow. But trudge we must and this advice may help us find out way back to our one true love.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful - Smartblogger.com

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful - Smartblogger.com | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.

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Here are 7 Simple Tips To Increase The Power Of Your Writing
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Penelope's curator insight, June 15, 9:40 PM
This is an amazing post. Yes, the writing is crisp and concise, but the editing visual at the beginning is a stand-alone lesson. Every writer needs to bookmark this one!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

Link to the original article: https://smartblogger.com/editing-tips/



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Free Stock Photos: 73 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images 

Free Stock Photos: 73 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images  | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Don't look any further then this ultimate resource to find free high-quality images for your blog or website.

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How to Promote Your Website in 2016: The 70 Best Articles

How to Promote Your Website in 2016: The 70 Best Articles | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
70 articles that will teach you how to promote your website and blog in 2016. Learn content promotion, SEO, social media marketing, and more.

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Driving Traffic With Pinterest With Ileane Smith

Driving Traffic With Pinterest With Ileane Smith | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
On today's episode Jeff Sieh talks with Ileane Smith about Driving Traffic With Pinterest. Discussion includes best practices for group boards, maximizing your time on Pinterest, tools that Ileane recommends, and much more Pinterest advice.

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, January 22, 10:02 PM

Jeff Sieh is such a talented podcaster and graphic designer!

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Affiliate Marketing Strategy - How To Start Your Online Business

Your first step to start your online business.

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Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes

Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let's find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books' 642 Tiny Things to Write Ab...

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These can be used to create ideas that can be used to enhance your emails and ads and articles you write for your business

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 2, 2015 8:41 PM

It was a dark and stormy night ... kidding!

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A flaw in the monetary system? (Video 8min)

Do flaws in our monetary system consistently cause financial crises? 

 

So far, critical questions concerning our monetary system and the financial crisis have not received sufficient exposure. 

 

This new video  ‘A Flaw in the Monetary System?’ clearly depicts in 7 ½ minutes the consequences of interest and compound interest in the financial world, using descriptive graphics.

 

It illustrates the systematic redistribution of money from the majority to the wealthy.


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This could be A first step into designing a system for the 24th century. But 1st we need to understand what we have now.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, September 7, 2015 1:03 PM


Thomas H Greco says: "This is an excellent video---clear, concise and accurate. If you want to understand why we have recurrent financial crises, dire want amidst plenty, and why debts keep growing faster than ability to pay them, this is a great place to start."

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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.


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For those of us marketing High value products online this great little tool can help us gather and organize the necessary information we need to help others learn about a specific subject - Chk out what Robin says abou this tool:

 

"Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify."

(Robin Good)

 

For thosse of us marketing online this tolol is worth checking out

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Angela Watkins's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:34 PM

Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool | @scoopit via @k3hamilton http://sco.lt/...

 

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:16 AM

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Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.

 

Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.

 

There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.

 

Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.

 

PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.

 

N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions ;

 

Free to use.

 

Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books ;

 

Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv ;

 

 

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:04 PM

It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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Content Curation for Your Website [VIDEO]

Content Curation for Your Website [VIDEO] | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content curation on your website can be a very powerful tool. Curation can create brand authority and awareness, all the while connecting your company to outside sources that can help to improve your blog presence.
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Check out this great video covering the basics of content curation good solid information here you might want to take notes. Check this one out

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How to find and share great content | Trafcom News Blog

How to find and share great content | Trafcom News Blog | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Curating content is the new networking http://t.co/FuViRlIJzI good post from @donnapapacosta #content #curation
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This is a great guide. Gives useful insight on sources of information as well as ideas on where and how to publish. Check this one out

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Content Curation Explained | Social Media DIY Workshop

Content curation is a new buzzword. I take out the hype and explain this important strategy | http://t.co/II01Q1gWWd
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