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Where WordPress is headed: Longform content, curation and maybe even native ads

Where WordPress is headed: Longform content, curation and maybe even native ads | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
WordPress is going to curate more content and may focus on longform writing and even native advertising, CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a panel at SXSW Saturday.

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20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus [Infographic]

20 Reasons Why you Should Use Google Plus [Infographic] | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it

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I'm a convert

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:05 AM

G+ is catching up big time for many reasons.  Among these reasons is the Hangout integration.  

 

We just facilitated a remote 1.5 day leadership development session with Hangouts and it was fantastic.  

 

Google is sticking to their strategy and their value is starting to win people over.  I was never a fan and, through valuable features, I am changing my perspective on the suite of offerings.

 

This is a relevant infographic.

Penelope's comment, March 10, 2013 6:43 PM
Been thinking about G+. Thanks for sharing, Al. ;)
Shanika Journey's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:49 PM

NICE ONE! Great reference

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Condé Nast Contracts Cut Author’s Share in Film Deals

Condé Nast Contracts Cut Author’s Share in Film Deals | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
The publishing company is seeking film and television profits from articles that may become films and television programs, a plan that writers and agents say cuts into their shrinking compensation.
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So much for the dream. Is it time for writers to stop grovelling?

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How To Do a Full SEO Check on Any Website and Create an Effective Audit Report

How To Do a Full SEO Check on Any Website and Create an Effective Audit Report | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Over the years, the one thing that I’ve always noticed is that most sites aren’t optimized for search engines. Even ...

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:40 AM

I didn't know Google likes 2,400 Words on the page for Optimal Indexing

Ken Dickens's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:01 PM

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is about actions you can take to make your website more search friendly, and therefore improve your overall search results and increase traffic to your website.  It is a huge category with lots of tricks and is a moving target, but this report is a good start- Ken

 

http://www.2080nonprofits.org

Side Effect's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:21 AM

BallyABC provides you the best service regarding the side effect. http://bellyabc.com

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Walt Whitman an SEO Guru? | Freelance Writers Resources

Walt Whitman an SEO Guru? | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Walt Whitman is my favorite poet, but is Walt Whitman an SEO guru? In a strange way, yes, I believe he is.
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12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines

12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
In the world of academia, Google search engine does not always serve the purpose because most of the time its search results are not exact . I am a huge fan of Google but when it comes to academic...

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Forbes Agrees: This is the year of the freelancer | Freelance Writers Resources

Forbes Agrees: This is the year of the freelancer | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Forbes is not the only authority that agrees that this is the year of the freelancer.
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Not just Forbes, but everybody is finally catching on to the fact that content creators are indispensable.

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Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb

Five Grammatical Errors that Make You <br />Look Dumb | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
One thing blogging and good copywriting share is a conversational style, and that means it’s fine to fracture the occasional rule of proper grammar in order t
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This just about covers it.

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MediaPost Publications 2013 Digital Marketing Trends: Brand Conversation To Commerce 12/18/2012

2013 Digital Marketing Trends: Brand Conversation To Commerce - 12/18/2012
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Just had to share this - already seeing some of these trends emerge.

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The Power of Negative Thinking | Freelance Writers Resources

The Power of Negative Thinking | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
WSJ article about the power of negative thinking reminds me of the power of embracing paradox in life.
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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, December 11, 2012 7:00 PM

Haven't even read this article but just the title says something.  I think Robert Schuller (who's church went bankrupt a year or so ago, btw) called it 'possibility thinking'.  In this case, it's 'why NOT' thinking. 

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Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How To Make Vitamin Soup

Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How To Make Vitamin Soup | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
People like my resume—here's a PDF! But a resume is only the skin of a career. And, even then, it's skin with a lot of make-up on it.
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Internet Marketing – Confessions of a Wannabe Marketer.

Internet Marketing – Confessions of a Wannabe Marketer. | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Internet Marketing is a very lucrative field. Whoever sees it from outside gets lured to get inside of it without even thinking what’s there in it for him. I was one of those who saw the lead...
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Super-fast Content Curation: Add Scoop.it to HootSuite and Go!

Super-fast Content Curation: Add Scoop.it to HootSuite and Go! | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it

"Did you know you can now integrate two of the best apps to help you find and share content daily?" writes Liz Wilson on Business2Community.com. 

 

I love the way she describes her Scoop.it community: "It’s a place where you find the leading experts. You will learn from them, benefit from their high-level curation, and connect with them. Some of them will become friends. After a bit more than a year, I have an incredible knowledge network of friendly, helpful people in my Scoop.it community."

 

And also how the Scoop.it App enhances her HootSuite experience: "Until the Scoop.it app came along I hadn’t found a satisfactory way to quickly uncover great content from inside HootSuite. I wanted a quick and easy way to do more of my work from inside Hoot Suite – and this is it."

 


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Penelope's comment, January 15, 2013 8:39 PM
I love my Hootsuite and my Scoop It!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 15, 2013 8:49 PM
Thanks for the love!
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Curation, Sharing, Transparency and Failure: How We Can Learn by Sharing Our Process

Curation, Sharing, Transparency and Failure: How We Can Learn by Sharing Our Process | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it

We've heard the argument that everyone's a curator online by means of blogging and reblogging, but what about the professional curators who are responsible for producing major physical exhibitions ...


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Shared mostly because of Robin Good's insightful comment. Fa

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Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, March 13, 2013 2:01 PM

What happens when art curators use Tumblr as their exhibition space.

ghbrett's curator insight, March 13, 2013 4:33 PM

Check out Robin's comments below. Once again, Thank You Robin for a great review

Crystina Castiglione's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:29 PM
This article really brought to light what being globally connected can do for not just artists, but curators as well and how it can be used to create an entirely new type of exhibition. It also describes a new age of art that infuses the way we use technology, especially within social media networks.
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Brainwave Entrainment for Freelance Writers | Freelance Writers Resources

Brainwave Entrainment for Freelance Writers | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular opinion, brainwave entrainment is not necessarily just for meditation - it's great for improving cognition and focus, too.
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Before you write it off, give it a shot.

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Why Advertising Doesn’t Work for Bloggers

Why Advertising Doesn’t Work for Bloggers | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
You might have heard that you can’t make money as a blogger. A few bloggers can manage if they generate superhuman levels of traffic, like Perez Hilto
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At last some useful information for us lowly bloggers!

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Gizmodo Misses Linked's Important Point - Authority Is Content Marketing Nirvana

Gizmodo Misses Linked's Important Point - Authority Is Content Marketing Nirvana | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Gizmodo Misses The Point
Gizmodo read Linked: How Everything is Connected To Everything Else by Barabasi and published the 19 degrees that separate every…
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SEO Knowing The Unknowable ScentTrail Marketing

SEO Knowing The Unknowable ScentTrail Marketing | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
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I've been thinking about this post all day and sharing it everywhere. I found it on G+. The photo of Walt Whitman made me check it out, but the text kept me there. Blogging at its best, Original, unfeigned, unburdened with keyword stuffing. Just really interesting writing.

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Free Web Designer's comment, February 16, 2013 9:25 AM
Write for us http://su.pr/AlIGhb
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Capture and Save Video Clips in Full Resolution From Most Video Sharing Sites with ClipGrab

Capture and Save Video Clips in Full Resolution From Most Video Sharing Sites with ClipGrab | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it

 

 


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Looks good if you have a Mac

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talentosprecato's comment, February 1, 2013 3:27 PM
sono Robin Good addicted
Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:28 AM

Free video capture for Mac.

Dee KC's curator insight, February 9, 2013 5:36 PM

With my mac arriving on Monday I'm glad ths was posted

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Does anyone really understand SEO now? | Freelance Writers Resources

Does anyone really understand SEO now? | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Does anyone really understand SEO now? Sometimes I think the experts understand less than the average blogger.
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Why Content Marketing is the New SEO

Why Content Marketing is the New SEO | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet SEO isn’t the same as what it used to be. You can’t just popup an ugly website, throw up mediocre content, and build a few links and expect to rank well.
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Well, this isn't exactly news, but with all the hype about social media marketing, a reminder is in order.

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Are writing courses worth the money? | Freelance Writers Resources

Are writing courses worth the money? | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Are writing courses worth the money? It all depends on the course and your commitment, but the effort you put into your freelance career can pay big dividends.
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Lessons learned from a successful freelance writer

Lessons learned from a successful freelance writer | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Richard Morgan's remarkable story taught me some great lessons about what it really means to be a successful freelance writer.
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How I stole your freelance writer jobs | Freelance Writers Resources

How I stole your freelance writer jobs | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it
Well, I didn't actually steal anyone's freelance writer jobs; I took them fair and square. Here's how I did it.
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SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic]

SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic] | An Expat Freelance Writer's Thoughts | Scoop.it

Here is a great infographic on keyword research, site architecture and structure, page optimisation for SEO, link building, SEO tactics, linkbaiting and social media.

 

This guide will help you find areas for improvements in your SEO techniques, and most certainly will offer insight on if you are on the right track or not with your websites SEO.


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