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7 SEO Tips & Trends For 2016 You Need To Know - Curagami

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7 SEO Tips and Trends
Appreciate @Os Ishmael sharing Anne Carton's great 7 SEO Trends for 2016 Post today. Anne's post was so good we linked it from the Curagami post it inspired. Our 7 SEO Trends / Tips for 2016:

* Great Content Creates Community (despite Content Shock) 

* Mobile and Smartphones Are Changing Everything

* Video RULES

* Community Is KEY

* Community Shock Is Coming

* Empower Ambassadors, Understand Proxy Marketing

* Fresh and NOW Beat Stale and THEN

Be sure to add your SEO tips for 2016 and we will mash them into this post with a link back and our thanks.


http://www.curagami.com/7-seo-tips-for-2016/?v=7516fd43adaa

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3 Myths About the Efficacy of Gamification - Gamification Co

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There's a lot of misinformation on how gamification is supposed to work and I'm going to dispel some of those ideas.
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Has @HaikuDeck Created A New Powerful Visual Marketing Channel? +8,322 Views in 22 Days says YES!

Has @HaikuDeck Created A New Powerful Visual Marketing Channel? +8,322 Views in 22 Days says YES! | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Amazing Content Marketing Tool
If you don't use Haiku Deck to help create visual marketing you are missing a powerful tool. We've created 36 Haiku Decks. Over the last 22 days those decks added 8,322 views or 378 new views each day.There is NOTHING we are doing with that kind of reach...NOTHING!

We are beginning to believe Slide Decks may be an exciting new marketing channel. Amazingly NONE of our 36 decks reported zero views over the last 22 days. Even OLD decks continue to be viewed making slides and slide decks VALUABLE content indeed. 

Not a complete surprise since Slideshare has been creating SEO magic for years, but Haiku Deck may have just legitimized slides as a marketing channel. You don't need an excuse to create Haiku Decks. No conference talks needed to win with these new visual marketing tools. SLIDES and Haiku Deck's CMS that sits on top of the Creative Commons are becoming a powerful content marketing tool and a widgetized marketing channel in their own right. 

Trending Haiku Decks Include

Crowdfunding Tips From The Clash +46% Views
http://shar.es/1ao3gt 

Gamify Content Marketing +36% Views 
http://shar.es/1ao3GS 

Invisible Giant: Why New SEO So Hard To See +8% Views
http://shar.es/1ao3ZG 

Warren Buffett's Tips for Startups remains Top Dog w/  7,700 Views
http://shar.es/1ao3Bj  

See performance for all 36 Haiku Decks we've created on Google Doc here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ozsk4hHtT6Xm77SxQbP7EFw259oQMVC_5DY1bOU9dAk/edit?usp=sharing  

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malek's curator insight, September 17, 2014 5:44 PM

Walt Mossberg was right..

The great tech guru once commented that Haiku Deck saves people so much time it will raise the GDP

Haiko Deck is a different visual experience

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Evolution of Web Design & Marketing Infographic via @Curagami

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Pushing web design forward too fast blows up trust from internal stake holders and visitors. There is an organic path the journey to online community takes.
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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, July 3, 2014 12:07 AM

Marty I agree. So many businesses still think "Build it and they will come".
The website gets built, they spend thousands promoting it and doing social media and yes the visitors come. One small problem no one discussed with the website development company or budgeted for follow up analytics and review of the design and content to see what changes can be made to improve the ux. So many visitor never comes back and that's where the problem is with most websites. Percentage of return visitors is key.

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Gamification White Paper From Atlantic BT - Atlantic BT

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Gamification - Winning Hearts, Minds and Loyalty Online a Free Atlantic BT White Paper with tips on using gamification to achieve Internet marketing return on investment (ROI). Continue reading
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Crowdfunding & Gamification: What's Next

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When the lit match of gamificaiton hits the exposed jet fuel of crowdfunding both will feed speed, scale and intelligence into the other. I've read the Forrester report that predicts 80% gamification failure by 2015 and have two thoughts. 

1. 80% failure is about the normal Internet marketing "hit" rate.

2. That means 20% are going to win BIG, very big.

The combination of gamification and crowdfunding is more likely than not to be in that 20% winner category.  

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How Social Media Saved Ford

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BU Today How Ford Became a Leader in Social Media BU Today As the leader of Ford's social media efforts, Monty has been ranked by Forbes.com as one of the top 10 influencers in social media and has been called “the best corporate social media lead...
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Ford Creates DCC For The Fiesta
It is not an exaggeration to say social media saved the Ford Motor Company. DCC or Driver Created Content flowed to Ford because they GAVE AWAY 100 Fiestas for a year. They asked the customers who won the cars to provide real world feedback.

If this sounds like Ford gamified social media you are thinking what I am and what I wrote years ago:

 

Saving The Ford Motor Company (2008)
http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2008/09/saving-ford-motor-company.html 

 

When I wrote that piece in 2008 I wanted convey how the information is more important than the CAR. Ford got it and went me several better. Kudos to FORD and a lesson for every marketer who continues to doubt the power of social media, User Generated Content and gamification. 

 

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SEO, LinkedIn and The Real You - How LinkedIn Is Crowdsourcing YOU

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When my brilliant Quant friend Melinda Thielbar explained how Linkdedin is using gamification to clean their data I was stunned. Stunned at the sheer genius and power of LinkedIn's little endorsement game.


Today I confronted the two Martins. The Martin I THINK I am and the Martin who IS. Fascinating conversation and all from a little game. Brilliant.

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