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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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Learning To Tell Time: 5 Internet Marketing Time Tips via @Curagami

Learning To Tell Time: 5 Internet Marketing Time Tips via @Curagami | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Time Management
Time is a TACTIC many Internet marketers forget or don't fully utilize. Here are 5 ways we've learned to tell time:

Time Tip #1: What's Happening NOW?
The web is becoming more and more obsessed with what is happening now. Why? Not sure and who cares (lol). The closer to "real time" your content the more authentic and real it becomes. We use this in our favor in three ways:

* Note and share when content is scaling fast.
* Records are important even when they are YOUR records. Fastest, biggest, most are valuable words in Internet marketing. They are also TIME based. Use fast, faster, fastest to help your content scale.
* Now slips away, but using time parameters provides benchmarkes and scale. Earlier I Tweeted about a Haiku Deck that reached 225 views the fastest and then included (12 hrs).

Time Tip #2: Use History 
The web's time is always NOW, but you can create interesting juxtapositions with the past. When your following reachers the NY Times 1950 subscription level NOTE IT. When you compare a modern web EVENT to a past "real world" event you gain gravitas and understanding. BTW, good luck finding NYT circulation in 1950.

Time Tip #3: Process Is Product
Easy to forget that whatever you are doing NOW is, when published and shared, a product. This is why I like multiple publishing platforms (blogs, Scoop.it, G+ are my most frequently used platforms). Sharing your process as close to CREATION as possible brings the NOW into your content (see tip #1).  

Time Tip #4:  Redux Is Truth
We lucky few Internet marketers are like scientists. We test, test and test content, ideas and memes. When you find something that pops DOUBLE DOWN and keep doubling down (publishing a post about the post, publishing a II or III version) until you exhaust upside. Once you reach the point of diminishing return make a note and move on. First time ANYTHING can be a fluke. If you can repeat the same or better results over and over you've found EVERGREEN content you need to OWN. 

Time Tip #5: Don't Forget TIME Is In The Web's Algorithm
Everyday millions of things happen online (maybe billions). With that much NEW going on TIME becomes a way to TRUST you (or not). every day you build or lose clout, reputation and status (authority). Crying over yesterday's losses is foolish and expensive. Gear up, learn and move on. Always remember you can't do anything TODAY the web won't remember TOMORROW.  


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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, 2014 2:21 PM
That's what "Friends of Friends Marketing" is for
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Is Ecommerce Stuck In The Mud? - via @Curatti_

Is Ecommerce Stuck In The Mud? - via @Curatti_ | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Is E-commerce Stuck In The Mud? After our first Holiday Ecommies Review of 30+ top online retailers (@Ecommies is a new ecommerce ratings, review and award site coming soon). It’s clear e-retailers are stuck in the mud.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:47 AM

Fun writing this post for [url=/u/98044 x-already-notified=1] janlgordon[/url] new Editors of Chaos http://www.curatti.com. Conclusion after our first Ecommie Awards for Holiday 2013 is YES e-commerce is stuck in mud of its own making.

Online retailers seem stuck fighting battles that are all but over such as the adoption of free shipping out and back, deal-of-the-day and Buy More, Save More. The ocean runs red as competitors face off with each other with little regard to the unique characteristics of selling online.

There were bright spots in the more than 30 top e-retailers reviewed including REI.com and Williams-Sonoma, but even well established brands such as L. L. Bean seem to struggle this holiday selling season.

Not hard to see WHY ecom is in a rut. Mobile is changing everything though few seem to realize the magnititude or sweep of the change. In addition to the Ecommies Report card we created a Social Media Analysis showing most e-retailers follow less than 1% of their followers.

Clearly the conversational nature of the new web is as perplexing to retailers as mobile. The combination of these two big misses, mobile and social, made holiday 2013 lackluster and stuck in the mud. This Curatti.com post shares ideas for how to fix not least of which would be embracing social media marketing and joining a mobile marketing revolution that has little to do with phones.

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Infographic: What Drives Social Media Searches and Engagement?

Infographic: What Drives Social Media Searches and Engagement? | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

As it turns out, social media and search go hand-in-hand...


From Facebook and Twitter, to Pinterest and MySpace (yes, it still exists), social media users are often on the search for… something.

For marketers, understanding the searches that lead to improved engagement is critical.

To that end, Azntaiji Multimedia and SocialRadius have produced a new infographic highlighting exactly what so many of us are searching for.


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Joe Wise's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:33 PM

Helpful in knowing which clients will need you to pull content out of thin air for them >

Ramzi Mouakassa's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:06 AM

Not a surprise at all that the top 5 searched topics socially are (1) Technology / Scoial Media, (2) Fitness, Health, & Sports, (3) Music, (4) F&B, & (5) Travel... I think that this one dropped Movies / Cinema for sure

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, May 22, 2013 12:37 PM

Ever wonder what people are searching for? This infographic will open your eyes. If you have a small business, you might want to be on the social media that can get this type of search by consumers.

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Social Influencers: Digital Marketing’s Most Overlooked Resource

Social Influencers:  Digital Marketing’s Most Overlooked Resource | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

It is hard to believe that in a digital world where people are so connected, it still seems to be completely difficult for businesses to use that to their advantage to more efficiently maximize their ROI. Companies continue to spend on banner ads instead of on the people who can really make a difference in the way people purchase.

 

This infographic should help researchers and advertisers see what great potential there is in the power of social media and general online influence. Bloggers, tweeters, and Facebook champions really can be wise investments; read more at the article link.


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Retro Social Media's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:13 PM

Great read..

Athena Catedral's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:58 AM

It's about time to leverage social influencers and how they impact purchasing decisions & even brand advocacy

gillkelley's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:09 AM

Some useful stats here!

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The Social Media Sizing Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Social Media Sizing Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Setting up a new Twitter profile or Facebook Page can be a time-consuming process, especially when it comes to working out the sizes of all the images you need to make your channels – or those of your clients – stand out from the crowd.


And what about the other social platforms, like Pinterest and Google+? Wouldn’t it be great if somebody could put all of this information on a single page?

Earlier this year we looked at a very thorough social media sizing cheat sheet from those nice folks at LunaMetrics and now, not only have the team at LunaMetrics revamped the look of their graphic, they’ve also updated the content so that it now includes all the latest social media sizing information for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


See the infographic for all that essential sizing details...


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Anthony Burke's curator insight, November 29, 2012 5:07 AM

We have posted something similar before but here is another one.  These are very useful guides.

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The Anatomy of Going Viral [Infographic]

The Anatomy of Going Viral [Infographic] | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
The key of having a successful viral campaign lies in really understanding the targeted demographic. The use of music, facts, comedy and sex will only help the campaign if it;s appreciated by that desired audience.

But how does a video go from one view to millions?

Check out the infographic for more information...


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10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Social networking sites have each a unique protocol and don’t usually provide members with practical how-to advice to help use their sites effectively. They let us figure out the how-tos on our own.

 

I share in this article my basic LinkedIn how-tos that may shorten your learning curve and save you time and frustration. They are merely suggestions, not rigid guidelines. If you have an idea or advice you find helpful, please share it with us in a comment.

 

Here are ten tips for maximizing your LinkedIn social networking success:...


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27 E-commerce Website Designs @Scenttrail Hates & Why via @Curagami

27 E-commerce Website Designs @Scenttrail Hates & Why via @Curagami | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Marty (Scenttrail) Note: 27 Bad Ecommerce Designs
These CSS Design Award Winning sites illustrate why designers shouldn't be in charge of your commercial website. In a recent G+ post I shared our journey across time, place and money online (Why Time Is Money Online: https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/RdjAjWoJTHw ).

It's easy to get lost. We kept trying to make narrative, movie and book-like) logic work on our ecommerce site and it never did. To the extent we told stories we depressed conversions and we conducted these tests before the web was drowning in content.

Not that the web has been fully "content shocked" to within an inch of its life one of the FIRST jobs any ecommerce site must accomplish is loudly and clearly proclaiming their STORE-NESS.

These 27 "pretty picture" designs are find for big established brands people trust, but they would CRUSH a new commercial site. The "store-ness" is confusing. Are these content sites or can we buy stuff here.

Some communicate some "store-ness",but none have the "ditch digging" realities of large, successful ecom sites such as REI.com or Schwan's.com (highest converting ecom site in world). Call-To-Actions are missing (mostly), navigation is murky and not keyword dense and images don't you line of sight rules (viewers' eyes go where people's eyes in your images go).

Real ecommerce needs a few things to be successful that most of these sites ignore, miss or don't know such as:

* Email subscription forms (email list = your most profitable channel because YOU OWN IT, don't believe BS about email marketing being dead mobile is making email marketing different but dead =nope.
* AN OFFER - see REI.com's "daily deals" or Amazon's ability to sell any and everything.
* Great navigation balanced between seo and customer engagement.
* Images mapped to produce CLICKS where merchants want them.
* Every image, click and share creates analytics and data so part of what you need to map into an ecom design is WHAT DATA YOU NEED. Can't figure out what actionable thing I would know after a month's traffic on these designs.
* Sense of TIME and PLACE (what season are we in? Where are these sites?).
* TRUST and that comes from other people (testimonials, curation of User Generated Content and NONE of these have anything like that so unless they are major brands they won't pass the trust test with many shoppers).
* TRUST MARKS = didn't see a VISA or MC logo either. One way to create trust online is to align with brands and marks people already trust. Those badges look like ugly scars to designers and they help make merchants millions.
* Content - we love VISUAL MARKETING but some context such as the context one satisfied customer would share is a must.
* Design = Trust - we grant that these sites look amazing and looking amazing helps with creating trust, but junk 'em up a little and make more money.

That last bullet reminds me of a story from my P&G tenure. My boss Russ Mills taught me to never leave a display too neat. "People won't disturb a display that is too neat," he explained. These ecommerce designs are too neat for me (by half). If you aren't a major brand ignore every one of these 27 "inspirational" ecom web designs.

PS. Favorite has to be the example in the picture above. Not only do we chop people in half we ask visitors to kiss their behinds (lol). Opposite of the welcoming atmosphere I want to create on my ecom sites (lol) back when I was responsible for millions of online sales yearly. At my core I remain an online merchant, but I don't miss not sleeping and sweating sales numbers from now until Valentine's Day. Don't miss that at all :).




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Killing Your Brand Easy As One, Two, Three via @ScentTrail

Killing Your Brand Easy As One, Two, Three via @ScentTrail | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Killing Your Brand Is Easy
Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) have shipping ALL WRONG. They want cheap shipping. Shipping is a battleground and trying to save money there is often tripping over $100 bills to pick up pennies.

This G+ post shares the wrong questions being asked in the wrong ways by many SMBs. I like FedEx even for TINY companies because they immediately look BIGGER and more trustworthy with FedEx attached.

Things still go BUMP in the night with FedEx, but we trust THEY will make it right. I don't mind checking a tracking number and working with FedEx to solve a shipper's problem. I won't CONSIDER hopping in my car and running to the post office to attempt to do the same for USPS.

The brands live in different places in my head. FedEx has done many more good turns that bad. USPS has delivered more than they failed too, but when they fail its always MISERABLE trying to straighten it out.

All things being equal, and they never are, I can make a solid branding argument for why any online business should ship FedEx with triggers for free ground and air.


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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, 2014 11:41 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 20, 2014 12:06 AM
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, 2014 10:52 AM

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The Life of the Connected Commuter - Infographic

The Life of the Connected Commuter - Infographic | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Social’s on the move. Welcome to the city hall that never sleeps—where people are more likely to tweet about a pothole or support bike lanes on Facebook than go to a city council meeting.

 

City governments that want to keep a finger on the pulse of their transit arteries don’t need an invitation. They just need to know how to listen, which will help them figure out the life of the connected commuter, as depicted in our graphic with IBM.


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Help Traduzioni 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 1:02 PM

Social's on the move. Welcome to the city hall that never sleeps...

Hugo Araújo Lázare's curator insight, June 1, 2013 6:01 PM

COMUTER

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6 case studies & infographics: the optimal time to send emails

6 case studies & infographics: the optimal time to send emails | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Email has the potential to deliver a strong ROI for marketers, though the precise response rates depend on a number of factors including the subject line, type of offers and the time of day the email is sent.

The best way of accurately finding the optimal time of day to send your emails is to run tests, taking into account fluctuations around pay day and annual events such as Christmas and bank holidays.

According to the Econsultancy/Adestra Email Marketing Industry Census 2013 only half of businesses (49%) are currently testing the time and day of their email messages, so either the other 51% already know the optimum time or they're working off a hunch. 


So to give some food for thought on where to start looking and testing, here are six case studies and infographics that look at the best time and day of the week to send emails...


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:38 AM

add your insight...

 
Sue Myburgh's comment, May 13, 2013 10:09 PM
None of these take into account time zone changes. For example, I live in Australia and deal with Africa, Europe and the US. Just sayin'.
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2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs

2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Online marketing has hundreds of individual factors that can make or break your success. 

Hallam Internet Limited compiled all the factors of digital marketing and mapped them out in an easy to read diagram that clearly displays how each major factor breaks down. For example: Link Building includes backlink analysis, deep linking, competitor link analysis, etc...


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Anne-Marie Delfgaauw's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:12 AM

Online marketing for dummies :)

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:45 AM
2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs.

"Online marketing has hundreds of individual factors that can make or break your success. 

Hallam Internet Limited compiled all the factors of digital marketing and mapped them out in an easy to read diagram that clearly displays how each major factor breaks down. For example: Link Building includes backlink analysis, deep linking, competitor link analysis, etc"...


2013 Digital Marketing Map For Online Entrepreneurs via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


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10 Amazing Social Media Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Amazing Social Media Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC] | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it
Did you know that Twitter is grabbing more new registrations than Facebook, with more than half of its entire userbase compromised of people who have signed up in the last year, compared to just 19 percent for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby?

What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.

 

These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics...


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LuciaSilva's comment, October 7, 2012 4:35 PM
Great post!
iPhone Developer's comment, October 12, 2012 7:51 AM
That's ow some good job
Ciberbebe.com's curator insight, July 23, 2013 4:56 AM

#socialmedia statistics