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Rankings of Best Web Development Company (ies) and Firms

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Ranking for Web Development Company (ies) and Firms...
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Good feedback from Robin made me realize I didn't explain why this link is cool, why I scooped it into Curation Revolution. Here is why I included it:
 

  • I liked the dimensions of the evaluation, the report card (especially the process grades for source code to industry standards, etc...)
  • Like the Matrix Approach as it tends to normalize out the data a little (and that is the good and bad news :)
  • One thing I like about putting stuff in a matrix is to see what pops

A massive amount of data about companies and process like this allows me to look for exceptions and then explore to see if there are ideas, passions or approaches that reinforce what I'm already doing, imply a re-think of what I am doing or something I should be smart enough to steal outright.


Picasso said Great Artists STEAL, good artist copy. What the master meant was when HE (Picasso) steals something it goes into an engine so unique that only Picasso knows of the theft. I hope my Internet marketing and curation process is just such an engine. If you can see through to the direct steals then I'm not doing my job. Ultimately the canvas we paint in Internet marketing is about what and how we LOVE and so my stealing ideas only makes what I'm up to that much more unique. Strange theory to think the more we steal the more orginal we become, but such are the times we inhabit :). Picasso would have been a MONSTER Internet marketer, curator and truly dangerous on Scoop.it.  


The reason I LOVE this much data gridded up in this way is stuff flies off the page for investigation and in the world I live in (Internet marketing and my particular expertise is ecommerce) when so robustly represented. The irony, not lost on someone who believes Curation Is the Next Web Revolution, is curation's absence.  I'm just crazy enough to belive the next time this matrix comes out all of us have impressed upon all of them the importance of CURATION as a category.

Marty


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Robin Good's comment, February 29, 2012 12:52 PM
Dear Marty,
thanks for sharing this news item.

I was wondering what is the connection though between this news story and curation itself as it is not self-evident from the title or your own comments.

Keep it up! :-)
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 29, 2012 5:41 PM
Thanks Robin. Sometimes I share something sure the rest of the sentence, the why of it, is immediately there. Rarely is that actually the case (lol), so appreciate your getting me to slow down and share what I love about BIG DATA like this. I hunt for these kinds of grids because someone else has done all the hard work and I get to do all the FUN work. Years of my life have been on the other side of this particular Rubicon so now I appreciate it when I can just look for exceptions and then dive in to find out why. One less spreadsheet for ME to have to build (lol). I think you are right about the news story, it is misaligned. I love the grids and tried to share why above. Thanks, Marty

P.S. My guys are working on the voting page for Curaiton Contest and am hoping up by Friday for first week of voting. Thanks for all your help, support and advocacy. Funny quick story. I was searching for piece of my content on Google the other day and ran across friends of yours talking about Curation Next Web Revolution in very kind, generous ways. Made my day to run up on your smart friends (the ones with the curation software company I need to know more about) and their kind words. Thanks Robin that made a tough week less so :).
Robin Good's comment, March 1, 2012 5:02 AM
Thank you Marty for your kin deeply and clarification. I had no doubt that this was just an accident, but as I was reviewing the latest scoops for a live curation lesson, I wanted to show my students how important it is not only to look at others, but like in this case, to help them cooperatively whenever possible.

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Trending Vs. Best Sellers via @Curagami

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Trending AND Best Sellers
Good idea to have TRENDING and BEST SELLERS categories. B2B SaaS companies may not have "best seller". "May not" because we believe every online marketing team should have an ecommerce store, but few B2B marketers take us up on that belief.  

Trending  is what is happening NOW. Best Sellers are what has happened over a longer period (say a month, quarter or year). Trending is a great word since it implies the influence of the "mob". 

The best "trending" is where the guts of the trending engine is shared and easy to see. Digg's voting engine or Facebook's thumbs up / down make it easy to SEE the tribe and their votes.

We added Trending as a category today, but are manually calculating what should be in the category form Google Analytics. Better to automate it all and then share what you automated. If you count sales, shares and subscriptions (immediately after)  TELL YOUR CUSTOMERS and they will give you the kind of feedback your system needs.

If you aren't that sophisticated yet do something like what we are doing. Share your GA results so customers know how you are calculating "trending" (reminds us we need to add that). Not as good as trending based on easy to SEE feedback loops, but trust creating nonetheless.  

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Community Shock Is Coming - Read Content Shock's Author Mark Schaefer's Comment

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Content Shock Author Comment
Mark Schaefer was generous enough to leave a comment on our Curagami post about Content Shock. We repaid that favor by purchasing Mark's Content Code book. As we noted in the post we will report back on Mark's book. If you've already read Content Code, please share your review.

Thanks to Mark for a great share.

http://www.curagami.com/magical-thinking/news/community-shock-is-coming/ ;

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Why Market Makers Are More Important Now

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Market Makers Matter
Janet McKean & Drew Baird Are Market Makers. Market makers see what is next a fraction before the rest of us. Janet's gift of vision is in the specialty gift space. Drew Baird is the founder of Moon-Audio.com and the creator of Dragon Audio Cables. 

Market makers matter now more than ever. Our advice? Become a market maker and learn from Janet and Drew.l 
 

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Einstein's Web Marketing Lessons - via @Curagami

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Einstein’s Web Marketing Lessons
We enjoyed the nerdy HBO Einstein and Eddington movie about how the Cambridge mathematician (Eddington) confirms Einstein's General Theory of Relativity by crushing the known and more predictable Newtonian universe.

The web has two camps too. There are Newtonians who believe in an absolute truth we were never able to find during our 7 years as a DIrector of Ecommerce or our 15+ years of online marketing experience. This post shares Einstein's marketing lessons.  

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New Ecommerce Meetup June 9 Six PM RTP Frontier Center

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The New Ecommerce
I've been asked to kickoff the first Triangle Ecommerce Meetup with a discussion of the New Ecommerce tomorrow night (Tuesday June 9) at the RTP Frontier Center in the Research Triangle Park.

Find details and RSVP here:
http://meetu.ps/2JCH9z 

Deck on Haiku Deck on Wednesday.  

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ASP Net Why SMBs Should Avoid

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ASP Net Storefront may be good for many things but online commerce for Small to Medium Sized Businesses is not one of them. Here's why.
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SMBs: Don't Learn SEO, Join the CIRCUS Instead via @Curagami

SMBs: Don't Learn SEO, Join the CIRCUS Instead via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

SEO Freakshow
Small to Medium Sized Businesses are caught in a vicious Chinese finger puzzle. The more they pull the more stuck they become. We say REJECT the CATCH-22 of trying to be us (SEOs, Internet marketers) and run away and join the circus instead. Here's why. 

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Epic? We Want You To Become An Owner: Scenttrail Goes Multi-Author

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EPIC? We Want You

Imagine if you were one of the first contributors to Mashable, TechCrunch or the Huffington post. Life for those first contributors is good now. Life for those trying to elbow their way in is not nearly as good. Stop elbowing because we have a cool idea.

APPLY to be one of the first 5 Scenttrail Authors / Curators and Contributors, become an owner and find greatness...together. 


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Community Lessons: @Medium Is The Message: What eRetailers Sell via @ScentTrail

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The Medium Is The Message
We may have read a better explanation of Curagami’s raison d’être than Medium founder Ev Williams, but we don’t remember when. Ev’s discussion of the move from widget focus (adding features) to the Jungian thing – helping customers self actualize and so become more actualized in turn – is an ecommerce must read. 

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The Platform Revolution #infographic via @Curagami

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The Platform Revolution "
Google is all about big brands now," a frustrated customer said. The complaint was about how this Small to Medium Sized Business couldn't win organic listings anymore. We disagreed. Google isn't rewarding top organic listings to Big Brands. Big brands look and feel more like platforms and that is why they are winning in spite of themselves. 

Learn more about why you MUST think in platforms NOW: http://www.curagami.com/magical-thinking/new-seo/the-platform-revolution/  

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Why I'm Not An SEO - via @Curagami

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Some finally "get SEO" as tactical advantage ends. Online marketing must win hearts, minds & loyalty. Brands must build online community SEO not so much anymore. Those and other reasons are why I'm not an SEO. 

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Why Amazon Prime is MONEY So Steal This via @ScentTrail Marketing

Why Amazon Prime is MONEY So Steal This via @ScentTrail Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
More than a loyalty program, Amazon prime is ecommerce's future. Amazon Prime builds community, reduces customer risks, is easy and fun so steal this...
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