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KUDOS & Thoughts On Scoop.it's 1,000,000th User

KUDOS & Thoughts On Scoop.it's 1,000,000th User | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Kudos and Thank You
Congratulations to friends at @Scoop.it for reaching 1,000,000 users. I don't know what my number is, but it can't be far from user #1. The story of my use of Scoop.it is fun, full of serendipity and magical.

One day Scoop.it founder Marc Rougier read a post of mine on Scenttrail Marketing (http://www.scenttrail.com/curation-the-next-web-revolution/and suggested I play with Scoop.it in beta. Several years, more than 138,000 views and many great friendships and business partners later THANK YOU seems a tiny thing next to the tremendous value Marc, Guillaume, Alley and the team at Scoop.it created for me :).

Thank You.

The more I use Scoop.it the more this magic wand of a tool feels like WHATS NEXT. Marc read my Curation Is The Next Web Revolution post (http://www.scenttrail.com/curation-the-next-web-revolution/ ) and made one of the best suggestions of my business life when he suggested I play with Scoop.it in early beta.

If curation felt like the next web revolution in early 2011 it feels MORE like that now as we work on creating CrowdFunde (http://www.crowdfunde.com) our #startup we hope is half as helpful as Scoop.it. Oh, and we have NEW FOUND respect for the hardest working engineers in content curation (this creating useful tools is NOT easy :).

Can't measure the importance of learning great content curation from the best in the world (Robin, Jan, Karen, Michele, Brian, Alley, Guilllaume). Feels like I've invested in a stock whose future is assured. Why?

Content curation is the key to content marketing after Mark Schaefer's "Content Shock" (http://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/ ). Mark's important post carries two implications:

* Ability to test content before committing valuable and model owned properties will become a CSF (Critical Success Factor).
* Partnership and community will be how smaller publishers survive the web (i.e. Google's) move toward HUBES.

Scoop.it is a HUGE help with both of "content shock's" remedies. I love Mark's Content Shock post, but the content ship has sailed. We MUST create content. OUR content opens doors to community and THEIR content (User Generated Content UGC where the real gold of the NEW web resides).

Scoop.it's millionth user is an accomplishment, but not as much as creating a community of that size. Community may be the hardest thing to create known to man. There are SO MANY bear traps most who dream of reaching the 1,000,000 mark will fall into one of those traps.

Scoop.it has had moments too. When they eliminated views I was within a day of closing my account. I shared how I use Scoop.it views to know what content is trending. Trending = we should blog about it, so that data is critical to how we use Scoop.it. .

To Guillaume and his team's credit views where back within moments of my sharing how we used the fastest content marketing feedback in the west (lol). Congratulation to friends at Scoop.it for a job well done, for being smart enough to beat the odds and for being great friends, business partners and creative engineers.

Can't wait to see and use what is next. Marty

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8 Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers

8 Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Let's face it, Google+ is not going to go away like Google Buzz or MySpace. More and more users are becoming familiar with Google+ and using it every day to connect and communicate.

Via Chuck Bartok, donhornsby
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Not only is G+ not going away in many cases it represents the most disruptive tool out there. Facebook and Twitter are usually red oceans of competitive furor. G+ on the other hand is often a blue ocean waiting to be used. 

WHY? Because G+ has a learning curve and it came out at a time when everyone had just about had enough. These days you can never "have enough" (lol) so use these 8 ways to get more G+ followers to your branded pages for the win.  


My GPlus
https://plus.google.com/+MartinWSmith/posts 

One of my branded Pages for CrowdFunde
https://plus.google.com/b/108889653680917133080/+Crowdfunde_GPlus/posts  

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Chuck Bartok's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:26 AM

Good Direction here. Simple and clear

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Google's New Keyword Planner vs. The Old Tool [Read Before Using New Tool]

Google's New Keyword Planner vs. The Old Tool [Read Before Using New Tool] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Google AdWords, Google AdWords News 2013, Google Keyword Planner, Google Keyword Tool 2013

Via themezoom
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

The new tool really confused me the first time I ran into it. This post makes the changes more clear. Wish I'd read it before using the new tool since it was jarring without this primer. 

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themezoom 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:33 AM

You can read this article on Network Empire News.


Related Network Empire Products and Services That Will Help You A Ton:

The Network Empire Private Members Area.


Krakken SEO Tool - The Ultimate Vertical Market Keyword Research Tool:


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themezoom 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:33 AM

You can read this article on Network Empire News.


Related Network Empire Products and Services That Will Help You A Ton:

The Network Empire Private Members Area.


Krakken SEO Tool - The Ultimate Vertical Market Keyword Research Tool:


Krakken Only Prices | Network Empire

themezoom 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:33 AM

You can read this article on Network Empire News.


Related Network Empire Products and Services That Will Help You A Ton:

The Network Empire Private Members Area.


Krakken SEO Tool - The Ultimate Vertical Market Keyword Research Tool:


Krakken Only Prices | Network Empire

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Is That A Flea Market In Your Pocket From Shpock [shop in your pocket]

Is That A Flea Market In Your Pocket From Shpock [shop in your pocket] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
In response to the unworldliness of uber-marketplaces like eBay, Shpock ("shop in your pocket") is a new iOS and Android app from Austrian startup, Finderly, which wants to return the local classified ads model used for selling goods peer-to-peer,...


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This startup looks cool.

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Great Content Curation Tool BuzzSumo: Discover Most Shared Links & Key Influencers

Great Content Curation Tool BuzzSumo: Discover Most Shared Links & Key Influencers | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
BuzzSumo allows you to discover the most shared links and key influencers for any topic. It's free to use and you can run a search in seconds!
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Wow, love BuzzSumo and what a friend to content curators. BuzzSumo organizes the firehose of content and shares the most shared links and key influencers BY keyword search. This morning I typed in marketing and found an amazing post from The Next Web about emotions in marketing. GREAT tool for content curators.

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Pain Free Business Plans: Business Model Generation Great Book, Cool Tool

Pain Free Business Plans: Business Model Generation Great Book, Cool Tool | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Business Model Generation
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Wow, finally there is a book / tool that takes the PAIN out of creating a business plan. Too good and shout out thanks to Frank Pollack for sharing.

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Topsy Rocks Social Media Analytics, ORM and Local

Topsy Rocks Social Media Analytics, ORM and Local | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Social Times Data Analytics Startup Topsy Aims for the Local All Things Digital Topsy, along with other similar services, offers a set of professional analytics tools for sale, so that customers can find key data points like influential Twitter...
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Topsy Secret Weapon
Topsy is one of my favorite social media weapons. With Google Analytics giving your social media the double whammy between 50% or more of Not Provided data and how poor Google is with reporting social media due to friends of friends sharing you must have a better analytics options for social.

Topsy does more than drink from the Twitter firehouse. Topsy is the best place to know the total reach of your Tweets, blog posts and comments. Topsy alerts can watch your brand and help with Online Reputation Management (ORM).

Best part of all is you can get a lot of return from Topsy before you spend a dime.

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