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Scoopit vs Wordpress: And The Winner Is... via Curagmai

Scoopit vs Wordpress: And The Winner Is... via Curagmai | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

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Scoop.it Crushes
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The @Scoop.it team has done an amazing job. Their content curation tool anticipates what is going to happen next beautifully as a stat we found by accident proves. 

How does Scoop.it compare to Wordpress?

We wrote and Scooped a post on the 5 Reasons We Are Leaving Wordpress ( http://sco.lt/590bYn ) earlier. As we shared that post in our Web Design Revolution Scoop.it feed ( http://sco.lt/5Hy5Q1 ) we wondered  how the tools would compare. 


As we noted in our post the comparison isn't straight up. We've used Scoop.it longer, but we've put more time into Wordpress  since 2014 (by far). So differences in usage may be moot, but results sure are not.

Results speak to many things including the "lean marketing" and critical role content curation plays in our marketing future as @Guillaume Decugis and the Scoop.it team preach. The biggest win is in the TIME to RESULT ratio. Scoop.it is a snowball rolling down hill now. 

Momentum and good friends such as @massimo facchinetti, @malek , @Ana Cristina Pratas @Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com and @John van den Brink (to name only a few) mean what any content marketer needs most - a supportive tribe of advocates - we have...on Scoop.it. Not so much on Wordpress. 

How does Scoop.it compare on our 5 Reasons We're Leaving Wordpress?

* Spam - Had some in the beginning, but @Marc Rougier Guillaume and the team CRUSHED spam now threatening to choke WP. 

* Unrealized Promise - Scoop.it under promised and over delivered vs. Wordpress

* Bad SEO - Our first feed, Content Revolution (http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution ) has fallen to #6 after owning #1 on Curation Revolution for years.  I'm to blame here. since I put so much time into Wordpress (who knew :).

* Crap Overload - Scoop.it is BUILT to filter the web's CRAP into effective content curation with tools such as their keyword based spider and community suggestions. Scoop.it FILTERS CRAP into meaningful content with ROI attached.  


* Multi-platform Content Curation - That phrase describes Scoop.it's mission so they CRUSH WP here too. 

No matter how you cut the stats, content curation beats blogging and Scoop.it crushes Wordpress (period, full stop).  

http://sco.lt/590bYn

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malek's curator insight, February 26, 4:42 PM

When stats confirm anecdotal evidence:

Good job @Martin (Marty) Smith , you nailed it, I had the same Scoop-it-first, feeling, and here you come with numbers and case for Scoop.it.  It's all about shared interests (what you rightly called, tribe of advocates) and friendly platform. Thank you for mention

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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.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:
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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What Makes Content Relevant & Valuable [Infographic] via @cendrinemedia

What Makes Content Relevant & Valuable [Infographic] via @cendrinemedia | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Following my second article in my weekly free advice series, I decided to create a simple infographic to make the information clearer for you. I hope you will find it useful.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Content marketing's biggest challenge may be understanding not all content is equal. And how unequal your content is may be very different than a different website or business vertical. Your content inequality may be different than mine even if we are in the same biz. 

Here is a great infographic by @Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com that helps put content's context in perspective. 

Love the "take note of" section. Marty 

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, March 19, 2014 11:29 PM
Thank you so much for sharing my infographic @Martin (Marty) Smith!
Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:07 AM

See also: http://socialmediaslant.com/what-is-valuable-and-relevant-content/ ;

mark ivey 's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:45 AM

It's not rocket science. Good content must be compelling/engaging, audience- targeted, timely and consistent (take note of the "take note" section-smart reminder tips) 

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State of the Blogosphere 2011: Part 1

State of the Blogosphere 2011: Part 1 | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Welcome to Technorati's State of the Blogosphere 2011 report. Since 2004, our annual study has followed growth and trends in the blogosphere.


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How to Sell Online Without A Huge Following

How to Sell Online Without A Huge Following | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know before you can start to sell digital products online even without a large following.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Selling Stuff Online
This Jurij Burchenya post includes excellent tips and demonstrates one very cool content marketing idea. We love the big green "click this button to get a list" riff in this post.

Your content needs to appeal to readers and scanners. Jurij's big green button will encourage scanners to quickly get and use the essence of his article. Well done. 

 In addition to Jurij's tips we would add:

* Magazine Your Content - create expectations about what will happen each week, month or quarter and then exceed those.
* Create stores on scaled sites like Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
* Use PPC to teach you how to form offers and what content is gold. 
* Gamify your content (see our Haiku Deck on the topic here: https://shar.es/1vgyKm ) with contests and games.

Do any two of those ideas plus the ditch digging Jurij's post describes and you will build a following, sell things and have fun. How do I know? I'm a former Director of Ecommerce who managed teams who made more than $30M online during my tenure :). Marty 

 

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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
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Great "ditch digging" blogging tips.

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How to Systematically Build a Mountain of Links

How to Systematically Build a Mountain of Links | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Looking for how to increase traffic to your blog or website, this article will give you some very useful information to achieve your goal. [note MG]


We’ve all been taught to create high-quality content to attract links. This argument is usually stated in the context of a blog that basically becomes an authority where you start to build a following around consistent, fresh content—think big sites like Problogger or Boing Boing.


This is not the technique I’m talking about.


Today, I’m talking about a link-building technique that’s bigger, better and quite possibly able to put you on the map faster than you would ever imagine. I’m talking about building a linkable asset—something you do by following the steps I’m about to describe.


First, let’s define “linkable asset.”


What is a linkable asset?


Read more: http://bit.ly/y67FKA


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