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Why & How Merchants & Retailers Should Embrace Showrooming via @Curagami

Showrooming Scurge
Most retailers HATE people showrooming in their stores. That's stupid as it is like trying to hold back the tide. Better to embrace showrooming - the practices of shopping in the world and then buying online for better price.

One way to embrace showrooming occurred to this morning watching Bruno Torturra discuss how easy it is to stream a live event to the web. Torturra is streaming protests, but retailers brave enough to encourage showrooming could use the same tactics to build a powerful Ambassador layer.

The recipe is simple:

1. Create content explaining how to stream live video.

2. Create a community to share your "shopping videos".

3. Provide social rewards (encouragement and features) to filter.

4. Rinse and Repeat

Your customers could help keep your prices in line, alert you to cool merchandising by competitors and a million other near real time benefits. You can't go into something like this halfway.

It's an all or nothing idea and that means listening more than you talk (some sites, brands and companies are better at 2 way communication than others). Early today team Curagami wrote a piece about competing with Amazon (http://sco.lt/58qhn7 ).

Add this "video showrooming army" to that and you get differentaion from the monster. Cool thing is cost of creating such cool and cutting edge competition is minimal (webpage and some serving). I wouldn't host on YouTube unless you were strapped for cash since you want the SEO juice flowing in your site's direction.

Soon retailers will be glad people are in their stores FOR ANY REASON, beat them by embracing showrooming now.


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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, 2014 10:18 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, 2014 4:45 PM

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

Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:32 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.