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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

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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

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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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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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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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How To Create a Landing Page That Really Converts: Key Ingredients and Good Examples

How To Create a Landing Page That Really Converts: Key Ingredients and Good Examples | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

At first glance, you may wonder how Landing page creation ties into content curation. But if we take a closer look, we may discover that there are some major tips that we can use to help us create better content for our audience.

Let's just take a look at one example, creating an effective headline. When people view your curated content they are going to decide in a split second, while looking at your headline whether to stay and see what you're talking about or move on to greener pastures.

The content we choose to curate and how we package that content make up the offers that we present to our readers. It can make a difference as to whether our reader chooses to stay and read our content and then go on to our landing page or leave our site before they ever find out what we are really offering them.

The original article gives great information that we can use to increase the effectiveness of the information we curate.

This is a great article you should check it out
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"If you don’t have a good landing page, it’s like going fishing without a net: you might land a big one on your hook, but you won’t be able to drag it into the boat.

You don’t want people to just visit your page. You want them to take action once they are there. So make it as easy and compelling as possible for them by including these elements found in a landing page that CONVERTS:

C = Clear Call to Action
O = Offer
N = Narrow Focus
V = VIA: Very Important Attributes
E = Effective Headline
R = Resolution-Savvy Layout
T = Tidy Visuals
S = Social Proof

CLEAR CALL TO ACTION:
Whatever it is you’ve decided will move people further along your conversion funnel. That’s what you should be asking them, clearly and temptingly, to do. Don’t distract them with lots of other requests. The best pages accentuate only one CTA.

OFFER:
An offer is anything you give your visitors in exchange for getting them to do what you want. This can mean offers in the traditional sense of coupons or discounts, but it also can mean a free trial, a free version of the product, a whitepaper, or a matching gift.

NARROW FOCUS:
Research has shown that the more choices you offer people, the longer they take to make a decision. So the clearer and simpler you make your page, the more likely you are to get someone to take the action you want.
- Do you really need that navigation bar?
- Do you really need to talk about your company philosophy?
- Do you really need to collect all that information?

VIA: VERY IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES:
We’ve all heard stories of companies that reserved a catchy URL, put up zero information about what the site was for, and harvested 1 million email addresses before they even launched.
You should assume that’s not going to happen to your company.
Instead, you’re going to have to give visitors some good reasons they should do what you want. Those reasons are the VIA: Very Important Attributes.

EFFECTIVE HEADLINE:
People coming to your site are going to decide in a split second if they want to go back to their game of “Words with Friends” or stay and see what you are all about. A key way to keep them is to tell them in plain language what your site is all about.

RESOLUTION-SAVVY LAYOUT:
Do you know that there are people out there still surfing the web on 800 x 600 monitors?
Keep the most essential parts of your message – logo, headline, call to action, a supporting visual – in the center top of the screen, with supporting messaging lower down on the page.

TIDY VISUALS:
As with the headline, distracting elements can work when you’re trying to get attention. But when people are on your site, you don’t want to sidetrack them with a bunch of visual junk.

SOCIAL PROOF:
As social creatures, humans tend to place greater value on things that other people have already approved. That is why most sites will tend to display evidence of such social validation."

In the original article there are more information about: "Considerations for strategy", "Considerations for design", "The cautionary tale", "Doing it right" and some examples. Check out full interesting article here:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/c-o-n-v-e-r-t-s/


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Simon Cripps's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:35 PM

Great Acronym for making people convert to sales (or leads) on your site. Keep it simple Stupid ! KISS is always another

YvonneFinn's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:42 AM

Useful tips that bear repeating often even though they should be well known to all marketers.
The "call to action" can make a big difference in a successful marketing effort.

Mr Branson's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:17 AM

Interesting article. I am wondering what will the future of landing pages be in the face of online users reading less and watching more daily? http://www.infogurushop.com The online world in the past few months has again changed and VIDEO will surely take center stage worldwide. 

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The Top 30 Affiliate Marketing Blogs to Keep an Eye On in 2013 | Affiliate Programs Directory Blog - Twist Directory

The Top 30 Affiliate Marketing Blogs to Keep an Eye On in 2013 | Affiliate Programs Directory Blog - Twist Directory | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
The 30 top affiliate marketing blogs that you need to be keeping an eye on in 2013...
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Do you want to know the top affiliate marketers to watch in 2013? Check out the top 30 affiliate marketing blogs for 2013. I give it a thumbs up! Check it out.

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How Content Curation Can Improve Your Search Rankings

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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

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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/ 

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?
Marco Favero's curator insight, October 20, 2015 10:32 AM

aggiungere la vostra comprensione ...

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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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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

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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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Five Effective Ways To Make Content Curation Work On Your Blog

Five Effective Ways To Make Content Curation Work On Your Blog | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it

 

 

Susan Gunelius does a great job of suggesting how to put to good use the content curation potential on your own blog site.

 

Here her first two recommendations:


1) Publish Editorialized Content that You've Curated:
It's important to understand the difference between content aggregation, content syndication, and content curation before you can effectively curate content to publish on your blog.


2) Publish Curated Round-up Blog Posts:
You could publish a weekly round-up post where you share links and descriptions of great content from multiple sources about a specific topic. You can even add your own brief commentary with each link.

 

 

 

Good advice. Useful. Resourceful. 7/10

 

To get the remaining points, please read full original article here: http://weblogs.about.com/od/writingablog/tp/5-Ways-To-Curate-Content-On-Your-Blog.htm

 


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This kind of breakdown is exactly what I have been looking for.With articles like this and others, affiliate marketers like me, will be able to create a kind of mix and match follow the steps blueprint that we can use to structure our curated content. I agree, this Is Curation!

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Romila De Munshi's comment, February 6, 2013 9:19 AM
Informative article
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Informative article
Asil's comment, February 23, 2013 4:02 PM
oh boy ... looks like the smamographers have found Scoop-It. @ Timothy. Suggest you report 'francisca' to Scoopit and delete their post.
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Content Curation: definition and generation.

Content Curation: definition and generation. | Affiliate Marketing & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Content Curation is Needed.Because getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant (Content Curation: definition and generation.)...
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