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The Invisible Giant: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo Now "Seen" By Thousands via @ScentTrail

The Invisible Giant: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo Now "Seen" By Thousands via @ScentTrail | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

New SEO's invisible Giant uses magician tricks such as Google's floating filter bubbles, social media's disappearing act & friends you never knew you had. The Giant is more visible than ever.

Thousands, thanks to shares from friends such as @Kelly Hungerford@malek@ janlgordonand @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.comhave "seen" the Invisible Giant of the #newseo. Have you?


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malek's comment, August 11, 11:21 AM
That's what "Friends of Friends Marketing" is for
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8 Tips to Creating Engaging Content in an Era of Content Overload

8 Tips to Creating Engaging Content in an Era of Content Overload | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

InboundWriter : As brands and businesses are becoming their own pubshers and broadcasters, content overload is not only inevitable, it has already set in. Advanced technology and wide-spread access means it is easy to make content, and even easier to create content that lacks a purpose — other than to clog up with interwebs. 

 

The explosive growth of content marketing is leading to devaluation of content and is causing content marketers to become the victims of their own successes. To set your content apart from the rest, you need to develop engaging content.

 

Here are 8 tips for creating engaging content in the era of content overload 


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Therese Torris's curator insight, April 10, 3:32 AM

By InboundWriter, a content curation software that helps firms optimize their content for SEO and view related content in real-time as they write

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 10, 11:28 PM

Information Overload

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The WordPress Guide For Small Businesses

The WordPress Guide For Small Businesses | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
We’ve pulled together a resource which rather than aiming to tell you everything, instead tells you exactly what you need to know to get your own website up and running in no time.

 

Business owners are aware of the increasing importance of having an online presence; regardless of whether their key objective is using their website to sell online, to generate enquiries, or act as a branding tool. However the costs associated with building and particularly maintaining a website can quickly become a drain on business owners.


WordPress is a platform that appeals to many, as even if you have no coding experience you can set up a website and manage it yourself.

This step-by-step guide takes the guesswork out, so you'll be up and running in no time.

 

By Jasper Martens / Hannah Smith. http://bit.ly/UGsxHk

Source. http://bit.ly/S6x6XC


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France Lafleur's curator insight, March 6, 7:03 AM

Ce tableau pourrait vous aiguiller et vous permettre de commencer sur le bon pied avec WordPress.

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, March 11, 6:49 AM

a step-by-step approach to a WordPress site for a small business

Social Globe's curator insight, April 7, 5:06 AM

Pour ne rien oublier des étapes clés

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5 New SEO Secrets that Will Shift Your Business into High Gear - Curatti

5 New SEO Secrets that Will Shift Your Business into High Gear - Curatti | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
"New SEO" based on content & social marketing spins different than old "optimize everything" SEO. Here are 5 New SEO Secrets to help your content WIN.

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malek's curator insight, February 4, 6:13 AM

Eye opener on the ever changing SEO world

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Repurpose Existing Content for Easy SEO Links

Repurpose Existing Content for Easy SEO Links | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
We've all had clients (or bosses, etc.) who were tough to please or asked what seemed like too much of us.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 26, 2:18 AM

Like this idea but would warn against duplication of content. Make sure if you have content in more than one place you use a canonical URL to tell Google which one (of the multiple URLs) to index.

Bill Gassett's curator insight, January 26, 8:45 AM

How to get your content seen by more people by re-purposing it!

Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 5, 2:32 PM

Are you re-purposing your content in order to extend your reach online? If not you should be! Of course if you are using Scoop.it then you are doing content curation already but do you know some of the other ways as well? Take a look and see how you can make your internet presence grow. One of my personal favorites mentioned in the article is Outbrain.

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Local SEO best practice: dos and don'ts

Local SEO best practice: dos and don'ts | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
The growth and ubiquity of the smartphone means that local SEO is more important than ever, and some of the techniques for improving rankings are very simple, and free.

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How Canonicalization Can Save You: Guide To Canonicals In WordPress

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Welcome To Content Marketing
Many "new to content marketing" are blasting content out on new WordPress blogs, creating categories and loving life. Glad to have you and if you are reading this post then you know it is time to learn some "inside baseball" content marketing and SEO tips. 

Google doesn't like content to be duplicated. Problem is we bloggers and merchants MUST duplicate content since some of our readers care about SEO while another set wants to learn about social media marketing. 

An article like my Websites vs. Blogs post for Curatti.com (http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ ) could be categorized into web design, social media and Internet marketing. WordPress makes setting categories so easy the full ramification of that tag isn't fully understood. 

If I categorized my Websites Vs. Blogs piece in more than one category it appears equally duplicated to Google. The fact I know the piece MAINLY belongs in Internet marketing is something I can share with Google by using a canonical URL. 

I think of the canonical URL as the MASTERBLASTER URL, the URL I WANT Google to think of this content in. Other categories, any category NOT deemed the single MASTERBLASTER category, aren't "indexed" by Google's spider for that piece of content. 

Google sees your intent and understands your instructions to mean "don't index the same content twice" and that makes Google's spider get all warm, fuzzy and happy. You just saved Google TIME and time in the Google algorithm is truly MONEY so chances for your website to gain in authority just went UP. 

Chances to gain in authority when you have the same content in many categories goes DOWN. Your duplication costs Google money and time because they have to sort out if you are good and true or a spammer. Oh, btw Google NEVER sorts out if you are a spammer or good and true (and I wrote that sentence to make my SEO friends laugh :). 

Google ASSUMES you are spamming and treats your dupe content with disrespect and annoyance. Should you create many categories and place content in them? Sure, but when you do so be sure to use canonicalization to send the right signals to Google and so they don't assume you are spamming. 

Promise to write my next Curatti.com post on canonicalization and other important "SEO Ideas For New To Content Marketing". Marty 

BTW, geat @Tomewer post with one of the most clear and concise explanations of a difficult topic I've read. Well done Tom! 

 

 


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5 Essential WordPress Plugins To Boost Your Search Rankings

5 Essential WordPress Plugins To Boost Your Search Rankings | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Search engines provide free traffic. So ranking high in Google is vital on the web. Here are 5 essential WordPress plugins to boost your search rankings.

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Google Penalties: Four Content Strategies To Be Very Careful With In 2013

Google Penalties: Four Content Strategies To Be Very Careful With In 2013 | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Online marketing is competitive and has rules — and you can get penalized if you don't follow those rules. So it's important to stay up on the rules of the marketing game and to take note of warnin...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:32 PM

Excellent resource, especially this advice on infographics:

 

In August 2013, the same Googler followed up on that promise by saying that, to avoid raising suspicion with Google, marketers should consider using nofollow links in the infographics they distribute across a large number of sites. This should be done to signify that your infographics aren’t being shared just to up your Google rankings, but rather they are being shared for educational, promotional, or lead and traffic generation purposes.

 

 

 

HiddenValleyRV.net's curator insight, September 20, 2013 9:02 PM

Rules, rules and more rules...

Mia Voss's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:53 AM

Stay careful, my friends!  A good overview of "What Not To Do"

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The Six Pillars of SEO-Friendly Curated Content

The Six Pillars of SEO-Friendly Curated Content | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Content curation could be an extremely risky practice if you don't put a lot of effort in, or it lacks editorial voice or a distinctive point of view. After all, Google already has a curated list of content.

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:54 AM



I really think that Eric Enge of SearchEngineWatch did not have to go out of his way to post such an excellent analysis of what traits curated content should have to be appreciated by Google.


But given the amount of content marketers adopting curation as the latest magic wand, his work provides a very useful warning for the many attempting to substitute curation for good quality content.


As in real-life, when it comes down to giving more exposure to different curators, both humans and Google will attempt to select those that:


1) put a lot of effort into their curation


2) have a strong editorial voice and


3) a distinctive point of view



and which heavily rely on:


4) recognized expert analysis7cmmentary and reviews


5) access to data otherwise not accessible


6) freshness




Rightful. Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2290885/Content-Curation-SEO-A-Bad-Match 




ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:33 PM

Robin - Another valuable and outstanding summary!

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5 Common Social Media Marketing SEO Mistakes

5 Common Social Media Marketing SEO Mistakes | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:58 AM

Social Media Is SEO's Sister
You MUST have a solid working relationship between your social media marketing and SEO. The two are members of the same family. They share common blood and needs for LOVE and support. Here are five #SMM mistakes to avoid.

5 Social Media Marketing SEO Mistakes To Avoid
1. No Google Author Tags.

2. No Facebook Graph Search tags.

3. Digital assets aren't social enough.

4. Using Social Share Buttons Wrong.

5. Not including social share counts.

#1 and 2 are about making sure your Internet marketing is ready for what's next. Of these two, if you can only do one, make sure you are using Google author tags. There is some debate about if Facebook graph search is going to make it (it is a lot of work for little return at the moment, but still hedge your bet).

#3 may be the mistake with the biggest consequence. You are only as good as your LIKES, SHARES and LINKS, so make it easy to do all three. Ask for Likes, Shares and Links and equip your visitors with the right social widgets so sharing is a matter of clicks and very little work.

This post is not about how to optimize your social shares since such a post would be lengthy, but let's just say make sure you are sharing what you want to get the juice (page or content or YOU), you are using a common widget used by other sites (or widgets from the social net APIs) and your ASK (to share, link and like) is ubiquitous.

Not including your social share counts is crazy. Maybe you should wait until you have a handful of counts, but the sooner you have counts in an easy to find location the more likes, shares and links you will get. Techcrunch is my favorite way to summarize social shares (the closest thing to a true REACH single number I've seen).

Your social shares don't have to be as elaborate as TechCrunch, but they must be present or you are robbing your website of one of its more powerful viral weapons - sharing the hand and presence of the sentient mob.


 

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5 Common Startup SEO Mistakes

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 10, 2013 6:15 AM
Like Stephanie's postage stamp analogy. Some social tools such as @Scoopit can become creation tools too (not just delivery vehicles). Scoop.it is a hybrid both postage stamp, letter and curated letter (from other sources). Why it rocks SEO and is fun to use. Also the fastest feedback loop on the web :). M
Esther Turón Perez 's comment, July 18, 2013 1:18 AM
Very good!
Stephanie Katcher's comment, July 18, 2013 8:33 AM
Thanks Martin! You're right about Scoop.it's role. Now I need to dig up the mindmap I have for key players.
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Evolution of SEO - The College Years

Evolution of SEO - The College Years | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
SEO is not dead, it's evolving. Learn more about how SEO is maturing and becoming the driving force on collaborations with PR and social media.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:40 AM

I see SEO a little differently. SEO as a thing unto itself is disappearing. SEO is now content marketing, email marketing, cause marketing and video marketing and almost anything else you can think of.

Sure there is technical SEO. Your titles are still important and keywords in body copy are good unless they are too dense or not consistent with the rest of the page.

SEO as a "let's optimize for SEO" feels dead and gone. If your content doesn't breed supporting social signals then it doesn't matter at least and hurts you at most. The need for confirmation kills the optimize only game.

 

The idea in the linked post of coordination across departments is correct and important (always has been). The cross functional nature of Internet marketing, the "it takes a village" aspect, has never been more important due to the need for social signals.

If your right hand doesn't know what your company’s left hand is doing good luck with that. Dissonance kills

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15 Ways to Promote Your Next Blog Post - Create More Engaging Content

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You’ve just finished perfecting your latest blog post. It has everything. An attention-grabbing title. An alluring intro. And it’s dense with valuable content. Now what? You can throw it up on your blog, send out a couple tweets, put it ... Read More


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How I Use Scoop.it To Find Content Marketing's Over / Under - @Scenttrail

How I Use Scoop.it To Find Content Marketing's Over / Under - @Scenttrail | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Visual Marketing Over/Under or How I Use Scoop.it
Friends like +Phil Buckley and +Mark Traphagen are curious about how and why I use Scoop.it. This G+ post shares a detailed analysis of how Scoop.it helps reduce #contentmarketing risks, provides fast feedback to influence social media marketing and creates a safe envrionment to test assumptions, create validated learning and learn fast. 


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Ally Greer's curator insight, March 19, 8:41 PM

We're always finding different ways to use Scoop.it, mostly coming from the intelligent community of curators that has manifested itself over the last few years.


Scoop.it Specialist @Martin (Marty) Smith wrote an explanation of how he's using Scoop.it to gauge interest in potential original content. When his posts on Scoop.it do well, he is able to see what his audience likes, and create content along the same vein.


He also explains some of the SEO benefits seen by other Scoopiteers like @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com.


Read Marty's post to find new creative ways to measure the potential success of content using Scoop.it and share your thoughts in the comments!

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, March 19, 9:06 PM
Thanks for the share @Ally Greer. Don't like the RISK FACTORS without @Scoop.it since each post puts modeled and valuable websites at risk. Better to test with the "fastest feedback loop in the west" :). Marty
LKGayton's curator insight, March 20, 7:52 AM

Scoop.it influences social media marketing and more...

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Klout Bought By Lithium Tech & Why Klout Matters - The Next Web

Klout Bought By Lithium Tech & Why Klout Matters - The Next Web | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Klout is reportedly being acquired by the social marketing company Lithium Technologies. Sources tell Re/code that the deal is in the “low nine figures” for the company that help tells users how influential they are.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 12, 7:12 AM

Why Klout Matters
Interesting development. Klout is the great undervalued asset of the social marketing revolution. Problem with Klout is no one trusts it. When I tried to explain why trust is MOOT to my previous employers they didn't get it. 

Trust is moot because in the absence of anything else some metrics always beat no metrics. My previous employer was arguing the "Where's the ROI" argument when the content marketing we created raised their Klout score 292%.

As an Internet marketer debate over whether 2 + 2 = 4 is moot because so what (lol). If something tells me WHY 2 + 2 = 4 or how I can get the social shares and viral lift I need from it then we can make money.

The other point I made is when something goes up 292% ASSUME there was ROI benefit. THAT is the correct debate to have - the attribution debate. I could argue 50% of new business was influenced by our content marketing and they would argue something less.

But at least we would be having the right argument in the right way (lol). M  

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Your Guide to Content Curation for SEO

Your Guide to Content Curation for SEO | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
One of the effects of the rise of popularity in content marketing has been a surge in content curation; the practice of aggregating similar content into on

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Jim Green's curator insight, February 5, 8:49 PM

It's not too hard to guess what kind of content Google values most highly, but this article validates it empirically.

Janice Mobsby's curator insight, February 6, 5:28 PM

Content curation can be good for your business..This is a good Article!

Hugo Reyes's curator insight, February 27, 4:24 PM

La curaduría de contenido funciona siempre y cuando está acompañado de suficiente contenido original

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Why We Are All Content Curators Now - ScentTrail Marketing

Why We Are All Content Curators Now - ScentTrail Marketing | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

This post shares a story, a story of a piece of content written for @ janlgordon curatti.com. How did Startup Trends 2014 II go from being a laggard at social shares to outshining its brother post (Startup Trends 2014 I)?

Ongoing curation and GPlus provide the answers and proving why we are all content curators now. The piece also shares some "down the SEO rabbit hole" content curation and creation perspective.

Promise to write more "down the SEO rabbit hole" content soon.



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What Is Content Curation and How Does It Impact SEO? via ScentTrail Marketing

What Is Content Curation and How Does It Impact SEO? via ScentTrail Marketing | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
What is content curation and how can it help SEO? This post shares how content curation creates more reach faster and protects your Internet marketing.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 12, 7:23 AM

Content Curation = Most Important IM Tactic
Content Curation can help Search Engine Optimization (SEO) when created with care, a sense of the new rules of SEO and commitment. This post, a response to another post, explains what content curation is and isn't, why greate rcontent rearch and testing is possible with content curation and how to add the most important Internet marketing tactic to your 2014 strategy - content curation.

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Be A MENSCH Not A DeFriender Since Unfriending On Facebook Can HURT

Be A MENSCH Not A DeFriender Since Unfriending On Facebook Can HURT | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Quick IM Lesson For Non-IMers
If you don't work in Internet marketing you may not realize every blog post, social net and Tweet is connected and summarized into a Klout score. Here is my Klout score profile page: http://klout.com/#/ScentTrail

The key chart shows Facebook is half of my Klout score. Klout is being used in job interviews and to asses legitimacy of ideas like http://www.curecancerstarter.org. Right now I have 567 Facebook followers mostly friends form Choate, Vassar and my jobs with P&G, M&M/Mars and NutraSweet (some startup friends too).

When you defriend someone you hurt their Klout score and that could be a very big deal. My Facebook churns - Five come on and five drop off. If you are a friend of mine and I did something that makes you want to hit the UNFRIEND button please tell me what it was so I don't do it again (share WHY even if you go ahead and hit the unfriend button as at least then I will know how to avoid more drop offs).

if your Facebook KLOUT is strong and you unfriend then damage is multiplied. I can't think of a GOOD reason to delist someone from your Facebook. Even the most ardent Facebook content creators don't post more than a few times a day (shoot every second a thousand messages hit my twitter feeds).

Please try to be CAREFUL about defriending your friends who are Internet marketers since to do so could cost them jobs and in my case literaly millions for #curingcancer..


If hurting them is what you want then learn a lesson from a cancer survivor - Life is too short to be that mad about nothing at all. I suspect most "de-frienders" have no idea clicking on defriend could hurt the person they are defriending.

I ONLY defriend for spam and will never defriend people I went to school with or know from the various weigh stations of my career. So please don't draw the defriend gun out unless you really mean to inflict HARM (and even then don't defriend).

 


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