This is interesting because it shows how far the concept of 'Curation' has come in the last 10 years. I don't remember much about it but I remember that in the early days of Blogger, perhaps even before Google bought it, they had a tool or bookmarklet or some little button that had certain curation abilities. My first blog was on Blogger and I remember using that tool.
Later, I maintained a Posterous blog for a couple of years...maybe more. I liked Posterous a lot and was very sad when they sold it (Posterous) to Yahoo and then about a year later those jerks at Yahoo closed it down. I thought Posterous was a very nice blog with just the right amount of features to get the job done without getting too technical.
The service will be available everywhere in the Prime Now delivery area.
The restaurant niche has been targeted by the "local biz" Internet Marketing crowd for a long time. They've also come up with a lot schemes (many of which work just fine) for integrating Amazon functionality into their various ideas. This is a further evolution of that idea and is also going to get a LOT of people's attention on the opportunities that local businesses have to use Amazon in a variety of creative ways.
.Dubbed the “king of social engagement” by Forrester Research, the top brands on Instagram are seeing a per-follower interaction rate of 2.3 percent, which far surpasses the engagement rate these brands are seeing on both Facebook (0.2 percent) and Twitter (0.02 percent).
With high engagement rates and over 400 million active monthly users, it comes as no surprise then that gaining more Instagram followers is a high priority for any business using the platform.
Unfortunately there’s no magic formula on how to get more. But this guide will help....
Reinvention and relevance in the 21st century instead draw on our ability to adjust our way of thinking, learning, doing and being. Leaders must get comfortable with living in a state of continually becoming, a perpetual beta mode. Leaders that stay on top of society’s changes do so by being receptive and able to learn.
Every time you type your email address, you're playing with fire. Websites ask for email addresses all the time -- but there's no way to guarantee that said websites will play nicely. Many places will store your email address and sell them to email harvesters for money. Tada! Your email is now available to spammers.…
The big question, of course, is: SO WHAT? After all, live streaming is nothing new; it’s been around for the better part of a decade. However, as Northern Lights PR from the UK points out, the audience for live streaming is suddenly much larger due to widespread adoption of smartphones, social media is part of our daily lives now, and Periscope was designed and integrated into the Twitter platform for easy access to your contacts there.
Many a marketer head spins when thinking about the possible applications for such a tool. Thankfully, we’ve boiled down eight of the most effective ways companies are using Periscope to boost sales conversions....
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I'm curating this website only because I think it's a nice theme. I like it. In my opinion, it's ridiculous for most online business people to waste to much time on picking a theme...
Because most of them don't know how to maximize the space on it anyway. I think most of 'us' have ideas but we're not that strong in design and packaging. That's a separate skill.
And I had another thought looking through this particular site: They all (pretty much) look and sound alike. I'm getting very conscious of experts who make money primarily because they've mastered to art of creating problems where none existed.
For example, a line of copy that says, "How To Make Your Lists Pull Prospects Like Super Magnets".
What's wrong with that title?
It's the fact that there wasn't anything wrong with the frigging list in the first place. 97% of anybody's competition doesn't even have a damn list so don't waste their time, and siphon investment capital away from, people who at LEAST went so far as to HAVE a list.
I don't claim to be an expert in doing it... but there is a school of thought that says that if you get good at producing content that resonates with people, and if you do it consistently enough, the right people will eventually see it and your business will grow.
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I don't say much about it but I do respect network marketing. And honestly, when you consider the number of really unique MLM companies there are today with uber-cool products, I think the average business person is crazy not to find one of those companies that's compatible with his/her lifestyle, ethics, dreams, etc. and get-going on it.
I can think of at least four companies right now that would be great for almost anybody. The key, IMHO, to success is to have a mentor and accountability partner AND (last but not least) to START doing it while you can afford the learning curve.
Most people get into MLM after they're fired or so far down a dead-end path to nowhere that they're too despondent and semi-broke to be able to focus on or afford the small investment that most MLM opportunities cost (and some cost very, very little).
There are some major paradigm shifts in the way that successful MLM'ers think about their MLM career and the way they respect their profession. That's important too... getting rid of the guilt-factor that people who choose to NOT accept the challenge of going after their dreams try to put on you... not just for MLM but for anything else that looks like it might make YOU more successful than THEM.
This trainer, Todd Falcone, talks about some of them.
In a recent survey by Smart Insights, content marketing was indicated as the top performer for driving commercial results in 2015. Needless to say, it’s becoming more and more imperative for digital marketers to create not only consistent online content, but engaging content as well. And that can be a very daunting and overwhelming process.
The following list includes 8 tools that I find particularly helpful as a content marketer. Each tool tackles a different obstacle: content management, visual content creation, personalizing email outreach, idea generation, scheduling, writing and note-taking, idea organization and content discovery....
I know this site has been around a while so it must be a survivor. I've always been tempted to try the free version of their product (referred to here) but the primary reason I never did was because I'm worried that too many plugins might drag down the load-time on it. But.... I definately think it's a great idea for the right blog and market.
You can never be too conscious about email security. After all, scams are still commonplace and there are so many ways that email accounts can be exploited. Vulnerabilities are everywhere. And while you may feel safe right now, just know this: everyone is always one mistake away from being hacked. Security is a game of…
This is always a worthwhile topic to keep current on and this article is scanable in less than 5 minutes.
Is visual content part of your social media marketing? This article shares insights on how to use Snapchat or Instagram for your visual content campaigns.
Another one of those 'which is best' articles that ultimately gives you the highly useful answer of, 'it depends'. But I suppose the article is is instructive if you didn't know that....it depends. Or anything about either of the platforms.
We’ve all heard the cookie cutter advice - get a nice camera, post relevant photos, and other simple tips that won’t really do anything to spurt the growth of your Instagram account.
The methods below, on the other hand, will give you that rapid increase you’re looking for. Assuming you have the basics down - good photos, descriptions, everything like that - the guidelines below will help you go above and beyond where you currently are. Read on....
Almost a year ago, Facebook transformed the search bar normally used to find other Facebook users into a tool for finding what those users were saying. The company indexed everyone's posts so you...
The video at the bottom of this article has nothing to do with the article although it is interesting. But I think the article is most interesting because of what it means for the new type of searches one will be able to do on FB. It could have some pretty strong repercussions for people searching about stores and brands.
I've known about this tool for a long time but haven't used it. However, I do think it would be very useful to most business owners. And they can expand to a paid-for plan with more capacity if they want.
Today we’re thrilled to announce Pablo 2.0, the simplest way to create beautiful images that fit every social network perfectly.
We’ve expanded Pablo’s functionality to work with all social media networks – on top of Twitter, you can now create images with the perfect size and format for Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest. You can create the visuals, share them across all platforms and then analyze them with Buffer’s analytics to know how well they’re performing. ...
Weebly makes it surprisingly easy to create a high-quality website, blog or online store. Over 30 million people use Weebly to bring their unique ideas to life.
I've long believed that a person could go out with a handful of business cards and pick up several website building customers simply by cold-calling. Even today, with the web environment as mature as it is, I believe there's still plenty of business out there.
One of the companies that's had a DIY website builder for several years is Weebly. And they have gotten better every year. Here's their newest innovation.
They're not the only one that does this sort of thing. There's Wix and Blinkweb, for example. But the point isn't how they compare to each other. It's what any entrepreneurial could do for OTHERS by using any of them.
It's a shame that more people don't realize the opportunity offered by this kind of software.
This free tool will analyze your headline to determine the Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) score. As you know, reaching your customers in an deep and emotional way is a key to successful copywriting, and your headline is unquestionably the most important piece of copy you use to reach prospects.
Your headline will be analyzed and scored based on the total number of EMV words it has in relation to the total number of words it contains. This will determine the EMV score of your headline.
In addition to the EMV score, You will find out which emotion inside your customer's your headline most impacts...
So with this post, I’ve tried to do things a little bit differently.
My aim is not that you’ll have a huge amount of new knowledge after you finish reading it.
Instead, I want you to come away with just a few quick, actionable (big emphasis on actionable)tips that you can start applying immediately.
To that end, I’ve collected 50 one-sentence, bite-sized social media hacks that you can start implementing today. These are short, easily-executed tips that you should be able to apply in as little time as 10 minutes....
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.