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7 Ways to Screw Up a Content Marketing Plan [+ How Marty Uses Scoop.it]

7 Ways to Screw Up a Content Marketing Plan [+ How Marty Uses Scoop.it] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Content marketing is all the rage. Not only can it help expand your brand’s recognition and increase your traffic, it can be a powerful SEO benefit too.

Marty Note
Yeah been there and done a few of these, but the idea everything you create is going to go mega-viral creating LOVE and JOY throughout the land is crazy. If your content was that magical you would be on a beach with a frosty beverage and I would be runing to get you a towel (lol) or be your intern.

How I Use Scoop.it
The way you create GREAT content is to create enough content so that you know what greatness is and get to bat enough times to hit 3 or 4 out of ten out of the park. Here is how I use Scoop.it to increase my chances for success in content marketing:

* Testing ground
** Failure: http://www.scoop.it/t/an-ecommerce-smackdown.

* Almost instant feedback loop.

* Trend analysis.

** Use Scoop.it's solid and visual analytics.
* Proving Ground.

** If can't make it in Scoop.it idoesn't hit our blogs.

* Amplifier.
** If something pops offland (not on Scoop.it) include it.
* Idea Expansion.

This last bullet may be the most important. Since 10 - 20 of the best Internet marketers I know live in Scooop.it (@RobinGood, @Maxoz @SmallRivers team @gtpintado @MarketingHits @Kdietz @AtDotComSocial @JanLGordon and @MikeEllsworth just to name the ones that come immediately to mind) getting help with idea expansion is a key way to use Scoop.it.


I LISTEN to what any of these power curators / Internet marketers think about an idea. I change ideas when they share alternatives and I appreciate and value every interaction. These are some of the best IMers in the world so BUSY dosn't begin to describe them.

The best way to eliminate these 7 content marketing mistakes is to make them (lol), and then develop a process of tool mashup that will help you avoid making the same mistakes twice.



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John van den Brink's comment, November 27, 2012 1:36 PM
Marty thank you very much for the mention. Very much appreciated
Mike Ellsworth's comment, November 27, 2012 8:26 PM
Marty, thanks lots for the shoutout! And such distinguished company!
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A Brief History of Social Listening: Tools & Tips To Listen Better via @cendrinemedia

A Brief History of Social Listening: Tools & Tips To Listen Better via @cendrinemedia | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note - Digital Listening Is Different
Cendrine and I are having a great conversation on G+ about the nature of listening online. Cendrine's great post shares TIps and Tools so you can become a tuned online listener. 

Great post. Here is what I shared on G+:

Are You Listening...Digitally?
Digital #listening  is different. Conversations provide nonverbal clues missing online, but online provides other kinds of clues. Online clues are easy to walk by without even knowing you just missed a clue. 

Examples of missed online clues abound and include:

* Small Follow Back % (sends "we don't listen" signal). 
* Pushing only YOUR content (need to act less proprietarily to become or act as an #authority ).
* Not curating or rewarding #ugc  (User Generated Content).
* Not responding to @yourtwitter mentions with RTs and thanks.
* Not responding to direct @yourtwitter messages.
* Not responding to Twitter DMs in a timely way (can be made worse by not following enough people to be able to DM).
* Not being present on a major social net (like +Google+ ).
* Not asking questions & then curating response.
etc...

Could go on and on, but you get the idea. LISTENING online is different and few do it well. 


FIND G+ Conversation
https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/FgYhn3zoQQL  

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Thank you @Martin (Marty) Smith! A great conversation indeed!
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10 Cool Tools For What's Next Marketing - A Listly List

10 Cool Tools For What's Next Marketing - A Listly List | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Great "New Marketing" Tools

Curagami http://www.curagami.com

Paper.li http://paper.li

Scopp.it http://Scoop.it


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Top 10 Summer Web Designs - Vote Now | Listly List

Gives us your votes and share who we are missing. Who else has done a great job creating a summer look?

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Moon Audio Silver Dragon V2 Interconnect SCORES With Absolute Sound Review

Moon Audio Silver Dragon V2 Interconnect SCORES With Absolute Sound Review | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Winning Ecommerce
When the BIBLE of your industry writes as laudatory review as The Absolute Sound, the bible of audiophies, just did for Curagami beta partner Moon Audio a watershed moment just happened.

The Absolute Sound is known for its editorial honesty and TOUGH reviews. Here they are as accurate as ever describing the sound I hear from my Silver Dragon headphone cables better and more concisely than my efforts.

This amazing review got me to write the 5 Ecommerce Secrets post I've been meaning to write for a month. Here are 5 tips every ecommerce team should steal from Moon Audio:

  • Passion To Be Great.
  • Focus, Focus, Focus.
  • Create Community.
  • Listen and HELP.
  • 10% Play Money.


Find 5 Moon Audio Ecommerce Secrets here
http://www.curagami.com/featured/winning-ecommerce-5-moon-audio-secrets/

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Social Media Trends 2014 | Visual.ly Video

Social Media Trends 2014 | Visual.ly Video | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

The social media trends in the US for 2014: twitter, snaptchat, instagram, Vine...

Marty Note
Cool video but MUTE it before you play it (horrible music) and don't be doing three things at once since great stats fly by fast.

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Red Bull's Branding Lessons via Curatti #2 on Google!

Red Bull's Branding Lessons via Curatti #2 on Google! | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

#2 Red Bull Branding
This post is about branding's journey from Tide in 1958 to Red Bull now with one inescapable conclusion - We Are All Media Companies Now.

This post about how Red Bull FOLLOWS and BRANDS their customers in juxtaposition to P&G in the old days when their brands were presumptive. P&G's marketing presumption? We will tell you how to be "good mothers".

The "Red Bull" generation, also called Millennials loves to do extreme things (extreme User Generated Content or eUGC) and have Red Bull notice, share and amplify.

This post is now in the #2 spot for the 2M documents returned on "Red Bull Branding".

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How To Build A Social Media Marketing Funnel [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Build A Social Media Marketing Funnel [INFOGRAPHIC] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
How can you use social media to boost your brand?

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, donhornsby
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Brianne Mellon's curator insight, May 7, 7:44 AM

How to use social media to boost your brand. Good visuals! This post really speaks for itself. 

EZSelect's curator insight, May 7, 11:34 AM

Very good layout showing who's using which social media channels.

Luis Cano's curator insight, May 25, 3:35 PM

Social media marketing funnel...

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Evaluate Web Design Companies Who Can DISRUPT via @HaikuDeck

Evaluate Web Design Companies Who Can DISRUPT via @HaikuDeck | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Change the way you evaluate potential web and software design firms - evaluate for disruption.
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Google Analytics Not Provided Driving You Nuts? Here Is How To Model Around It

Google Analytics Not Provided Driving You Nuts? Here Is How To Model Around It | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Easy to model your Not Provided (or branded) keyword revenue down to where it belongs - the keywords that deserve it if Google was playing fair :). 

 1. Remaining - Subtract the rest of your keyword revenue from your massive Not Provided total. 

2. % Remaining - Divide your "Remaining" or non Not Provided keys into the Remaining total. This gives you the % for each non Not Provided key of the total revenue associated with non Not Provided keys. 

3. Allocate - Now multiple your Not Provided total by your % Remaining. 

4. Finally ADD your new Allocations by non Not Provided keys to their Google reported income (A + C). 

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Storytelling Is The New SEO via @CrowdFunde

Storytelling Is The New SEO via @CrowdFunde | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Storytelling is the new SEO shares examples of how your website and online marketing can tell engaging stories to win the NEW SEO.
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Your customers want to make choices | Graham Jones | Internet Psychologist

Your customers want to make choices | Graham Jones | Internet Psychologist | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Giving customers a choice of products to buy makes it more likely they will purchase something
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Choice is tricky. Read Schultz Paradox of Choice to counter to this more is better post somewhere between them is truth.
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Content Shock: Why content marketing is not a sustainable strategy - Schaefer

Content Shock: Why content marketing is not a sustainable strategy - Schaefer | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Is the end of the content marketing era in sight?
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

This is an IMPORTANT read and one I keep reading over and over. I agree with the central idea. I disagree with the conclusion. Content marketing is important even if no one reads your stuff.

Crazy?

The content you create says more about you than anything. While the goal of every website must be building community you can't build community if you have no content on your site. Your voice and SELF has to be present and accounted for even if the only purpose it serves is to make people comfortable sharing their content.

More later, in the meantime I'm going to re-read this great post again.

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The Secret to Creating a Memorable Blog

The Secret to Creating a Memorable Blog | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Do you have a blog with great content, but miss out on the traffic you hoped for? Make your audience remember YOU by learning the secret to a memorable Blog
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Great "ditch digging" blogging tips.

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Tour de Curagami - What's Your Score? #freereport via @Curagami

Tour de Curagami - What's Your Score? #freereport via @Curagami | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
We created Curagami to answer a single vexing question. What content should you create and why? Our Curagami Reports answer that question for you.
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Marketing Gurus To Follow On Twitter (add yours and vote for favs) | Listly List

Martin's Top 10 Marketing Guru "MustFollow" on Twitter. Add yours and vote for favs. | Guillaume Decugis (@gdecugis), Jason Falls (@jasonfalls), david edelman (@davidedelman), Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki), lisagansky (@instigating), Daniel Pink (@danielpink), B.L. Ochman (@whatsnext), Liz Strauss (@lizstrauss), Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan), and Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas)
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Dognition: Is Your Dog As Smart As My Cat? Take The Test To Find Out

Dognition: Is Your Dog As Smart As My Cat? Take The Test To Find Out | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Dognition offers fun, science-based games to help reveal how your dog sees the world. This citizen science program collects and analyzes data to benefit all dogs.
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Myers Briggs Test For Dogs
Upstairs from Curagami's (http://www.curagami.com) home at the Triangle Startup Factory in the American Underground at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham is a cool company called Dognition. 

Dognition worked with top dog behavioral scientists to create a Myers Briggs-like personality "test" for dogs. While knowing if your dog is as smart as my cat may be mystery forever, you can get to know your dog's spirit better with this cool BI application for the 70M dog owners in America.

Take the test so you can be the first at your Dog Park to say, "Yeah my dog is a rebel". Even more valuable is creating appropriate human expectations for "rebel dogs" (like me lol).  

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Looker Marries Data Visualization to BI - IT Business Edge (blog)

Looker Marries Data Visualization to BI - IT Business Edge (blog) | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
“IT Business Edge (blog) Looker Marries Data Visualization to BI IT Business Edge (blog) For some time now, organizations have been investing in separate data visualization tools to make sense of the data that resides inside a business intelligence...”
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The Tiny Advantage Doctrine of Dual Survival on G+ via @Scenttrail

The Tiny Advantage Doctrine of Dual Survival on G+ via @Scenttrail | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

We lucky few Internet marketers make sand castles on the beach and he tide is always coming in. I started this G+ summary of "tiny advantage" thinking how similar Internet marketing is to Outward Bound.

But Dual Survival is a more apt analogy. No one summit our new marketing Everest alone anymore. We need TEAMS of great climbers, Sherpas and rope...lots of ROPE :).

I remember the deer in the headlights look I got from my last boss, founder of one of the larger web dev companies in the southeast, when I told him the most valuable "product" we created wasn't an individual website or app as much as it was a team capable of creating that app, SEO or email marketing

The PROCESS is what remains after the tide sweeps all yesterday's hard work out to see. I remember he looked at me funny :).

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Story Is The New Ecommerce

Story Is The New Ecommerce | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Selling without story and social is over. We by from those we love who share the best stories.

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6 "Could Tell You, But Have To Kill You" Internet Marketing Secrets Shared via @HaikuDeck

6 "Could Tell You, But Have To Kill You" Internet Marketing Secrets Shared via @HaikuDeck | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
These secrets are hard to share not because of how SECRET they are, but because of how automatic they become after Internet marketing for almost 15 years.
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13 Marketing Essentials

Some great tips captured from some of the best Marketing managers who have worked with ODigMa.
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Solid tips from fellow marketing pros here. 

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The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth - via Chris Brogan

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth - via Chris Brogan | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
I'm so excited to announce that my next book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth will be out very soon (March 17thEarly April in the USA, and not sure for other countries). This book is quite diffe...
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My copy arrived today in time for a marathon session at UNC Lineberger tomorrow so may have a report soon. Marty

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Design A Blog With Personality By Using Neuroscienc

Design A Blog With Personality By Using Neuroscienc | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
So, how can you harness this knowledge to your advantage? Let’s look at some of the most notable studies on the subject and how you can apply that directly to your blog.
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Thought this was a cool mashup by Kissmetrics. Write to the psychology of the browser is similar to how we use personas in email.
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Mobile 1/3 of Google Organic Search Even As It Reduces Year over Year Searches

Mobile 1/3 of Google Organic Search Even As It Reduces Year over Year Searches | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Source: RKG [download page]

Notes: Mobile's 33% of Google search visits in Q1 2014 represented only a slight uptick from Q4 2013 (32%), but a more robust rise from 27%
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Expect this number to go up even as  mobile helps reduce the number of searches being done. Why?

* Apps = search less.
* Mobile is more social and so search less.
* Mobile is a "game console" where we "play" apps and connect so search less.

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10 BI Trends For 2014 & 2015 via @TDWI [5 from @CrowdFunde)

10 BI Trends For 2014 & 2015 via @TDWI [5 from @CrowdFunde) | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note - 10 BI Trends
Business Intelligence is breaking out all over. It is as if we've reached some magic tipping point where things that were hard are not easier and our BI imagination is being sparked as a result. Here are 10 BI trends for this year and next (6 - 20 are from team at http://www.crowdfunde.com )

* Enterprise gets a handle on unstructured "Big Data".

* Search Will Improve Dramatically (agree).
* Mobility becomes bi-directional (you GET and GIVE via mobile).

* Enterprises come to terms with Big Data.

* Analytics Tools Vendors see importance of FAST and EASY.

CrowdFunde's Additions

* New Key Performance Indicators helps connect traffic and lead gen to conversion (what we are working on at http://www.crowdfunde.com ).

* How Social Media is changing everything become more clear (less search, more mobile and social).

* Expect a new flurry of WAZE.com-like crowdsoure apps.
* Expect more gamification for engagement and loyalty.
* Loyalty becomes LESS fickle as brands discover how to BE online creating community that wins hearts, minds, engagement and loyalty.


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