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Likes & Dislikes About New Scoop.it UI

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A Few Days Later....

** Instead of erasing I will add to this thread so anyone who is curious can see the entire conversation. Guillaume and Scoop.it passed an important test with flying colors. They MUST continue to evolve their magical tool or its success will kill it. We, the rabid fan base, need to be heard. Both goals were achieved. Scoop.it recovered cherish features and connection to power users and the community was restored recovering any lost trust. My 3 concerns were successfully resolved:


* Loss of the leaderboard - http://www.scoop.it/leaderboard/users  (thanks to Stewart Marshal) is resolved.

* Loss of Daily Counts By Topic - True to his word Guillaume recovered this feature within hours of reading our thread. Daily counts have been added to the topic billboard.

* Not feelng valued or heard - Guillaume was eloquent and full of grace even when I wasn't, the true test of great customer service.

Well done Scoop.it! Well done Scoop.it Powerusers! Well done Scoop.it Community. Thanks to all.

Marty



***** Wow, what a fun day. If you want to see a great example of real time customer service and branding in the dgital age read the comments on this post. Appreciate Guilliaume, Robin, Michele, Stewart's magical leaderboard link and Brian's input. You guys rock so much I tossed a post up on my ScentTrial Marketing blog with my comments (in blue) for what may be the first near real time customer service branding operation ever (lol).

http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2012/07/likes-and-dislikes-about-new-scoopit-ui.html

Great comments all. Thanks. Marty


***** Note: I started this thread before sunrise Wednesday a day after Scoop.it's UI Changes. I haven't heard from anyone on the Scoop.it team, but some of the most followed and talented curators I know, trust and follow have weighed in with frustration and the kind of frustration not being included creates. I was more optimistic this morning than now at midnight, but that is the nature of most days (lol). I hope Marc's team responds soon with some desire to connect with the community that is trying to help Scoop.it become a critical tool, a magic wand with staying power. After 12 years of Interent marketing and almost 30 of marketing for companies including P&G and M&M/Mars I know that the best way to create real brand PAIN is arrogance combined with being deaf to feedback. I hope, and pray since that seems appropriate before going to sleep, Scoop.it has a better day tomorrow :). The most recent post on this thread is at the bottom. Marty

AM. Wednesday
Scoop.it is a favorite curation tool. It has rapidly become my social media hub, the place I organize the rest of my social media curation. This week Scoop.it changed their UI and won some important battles and lost a few. Here is a recap:

Winners

* UI - The new User Interface is more visual and engaging another example of visuals beating textuals and well done.

* Presentation Layer - The Scoop.it magazine format didn't change so what the customer of your curation sees remains the same also well done since changes there could rock the boat.

* SEO Layer - Scoop.it has real SEO strength. I've owned absolute #1 on Curation Revolution for over a year and you thankfully haven't changed anything there (that I can see on a quick pass). Kudos to understanding SEO as well as you do! The SEO advantage of a platform is lost on many, many are selfish about its benefits (FB and Twitter) and you aren't either SEO Stupid or selfish. KUDOS!

* Tool Layout - The functional layout of tools such as the Rescoop button is better, more clear and more visual. Harder now to get one button confused with another.


Overall I would say the behind the curtain admin experience improved with these changes.

Losers

* Trending Topics - No Visitor Counts On My Profile Anymore


Thought this was resolved, but it is not. The number is aggregate and what we need, and used to have, is today's visitor numbers by topic. That number helps manage across the 10 different topics I curate. Without knowing what is trending I might step on my own curation or not know when something is a laggard and I need to move on. Wish you would bring back the Today visitor count.


* Leaderboard - Don't See My Curator Set Anymore, Those With Visitor Numbers Around Me


http://www.scoop.it/leaderboard/users (thanks to Stewart Marshal for finding this magic link so we can all visit old friends)


One of the most motivating things was to see my immediate curation set, curators above and below my current viewer numbers. When you first launched I could see the top of the stack and that was DEMOTIVATING. Seeing how many visitors Robin or Michele have before I woke up can be intimidating and made my curation efforts feel small. I know that is goofystupid, but the human mind works in strange ways espcially regarding numbers. I used the leaderboard as a form of feedback loop too. If my day was down in viewers I checked to see if others in my set were down too. Sometimes the answer to that question was yes such as on a holiday weekend and sometimes I was lagging behind and needed to get going. I thought one of the most intelligent gamification move was showing me the views of the curators above and below as that helped motivate me to get moving without a sense of intimidation or the futility of it all. Removing that feedback has us back to the same place as when you started since My Community now shows the top of the Scoop.it stack (not where I am by far) and so it feels like the community is for uber-curators like Robin and Michele and not the little guys (like me LOL). Hope you can bring back one of the most intelligent leaderboards I've ever seen.


Summary
The fact this post is weighted toward losers is only because it takes more explanation to cover dislikes NOT because the new UI is more negative than positive. The new UI is net positive for sure, but the real time analytics and leaderboard encouragement have been harmed. Hope you can build back since my curation will be less effective and less motivated.

***** Midnight Wednesday
Robin and Michele have both checked in now and they are NOT happy. If Susan weighs in soon that it the trifecta of several of Scoop.it's top curators. I think Scoop.it is learning a tough but valuable lesson. When you create a community curation tool YOU don't own it - WE DO.

Believe me I know how confusing this can be. Sitting in your offices watching your traffic counts esclate is heady stuff, but don't be fooled. The only place Scoop.it exists is in the hearts and minds of people like Robin, Michele, Susan and me. If you make such sweeping changes without consulting the top of the stack, your power users, then the message to me is beyond clear - I matter not at all.

I pay for Scoop.it myself. My company has offered but I don't want a conflict if I leave to ride a bicycle across Canada in a year (I left my last job to ride a bicycle across America raising almost $30K for cancer research :). I view Scoop.it as important and valuable enough to pay for it myself. The $1,000 I pay you PALES in comparison to my most valuable treasure - my time. I can make more money, but making more time is impossible. As a cancer survivor when you disrespect my time, Robin's time and Michele's time you have done the equivelant of slapped me (and them) hard across the face.

I've been punched in the face before (http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2008/06/punched-in-face.html ) and it smarts and I got over it. This slap seems more painful because I'm so invested in something that apparently doesn't give a hoot about me :(. I pay you money I would otherwise donate to cancer research. I give you my most valuable non-renewable resource - my time. How is it Robin, Michele, me and others have no say, no membership worth consideration and care?

Come on Marc and Guillaume you are better than this, your team is better than this and we the users of this magic wand you've created deserve better than this. We live in a time of magic wands. The surest way to lose our hearts and minds is to slap us across the face. I would do less of that starting with NOW. I recommend creating an advisory group made up of the Robins and Micheles to help guide actions like the one you took a few days ago, guide future community revisions better going forward.

Marty


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 19, 2012 9:03 PM
Guillaume,
FYI, I just did something I've never done before - I drove a link into my profile page because it is a thing of magazine-like beauty. Figuring out how to get what I wanted in the window took a little figuring (largest image), but now I have it tuned AND I'm changing several aspects of my curation to support your new UI including:

* Shorter headlines as shorter works better in that space below the image (they work better anyway so your new UI helps do the right thing.
* Better visuals and in that 400 x 200 range. At first I was having trouble getting the image positioned where I wanted. Kept testing and found the sweet spot.
* Changed my titles to create an umbrella since now that I can see my Scoop.it sections like a magazine it makes sense to treat each section like a subsection of a larger idea (in my case Revolution).

Two things I wish I could do:

* Wish I could move boxes or create a more clear hierarchy by changing the size of 2 to 4 boxes. When everything is equal in size and the default order is yours then I can't react to the feedback loops I'm getting. This slows down my thinking of my Profile as the master magazine and the subsections, the revolutions, as pliable blocks capable of responding to what I see and what the community tells me. Today I had Mobile Revolution blow up. If I could have moved it to top left I would have pushed traffic to the profile in the hopes of helping it blow up bigger (lol).

* I tied two scoops about Facebook together today by physically moving them. Problem is that doesn't last past the next update. These two scoops form an A and B version of an "article" and need to move together across time. Curation will split them and I have to use tags to pull them back together and I haven't figured out how to use the tags yet (though I suspect there is real power in there). This ability to tie scoops together into linked groups kind of like you can do with a PowerPoint presentation or with a graphics program would help create the threads within the subsections such as:

* Apple or Android within Mobile Revolution.
* Storytelling within Curation Revolution.

These threads form the magazine within the magazine and may, at some point, earn their way out of the subsection to become a section of their own. I would use analytics to know when such a move would increase reach not split it into too many disparate pieces.

Great job with bringing back our beloved features and with this new UI. The benefits are amazing and we are just getting started. Thanks for fixing the issues with your CDN too (those can be a pain, been there, done that). Marty
Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 23, 2012 5:33 PM
Hi Marty. Thanks for the update on the post and the details on how you're using the new UI. I love the fact you're kind of "hacking" it to create additional meaning :-) Great food for thoughts for the team. I'm getting the first suggestion but the second one is unclear to me. Couldn't you do that by linking one post to the other using the permalink?
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 24, 2012 12:56 AM
Guillaume,
Instead of setting the world record for words in a comment box I posted my thoughts to ScentTrail Marketing: http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2012/07/internet-marketing-secrets-taxonomy-seo.html .

I got into some things I've been thinking about HARD since your new UI. As a Ecommerce Director I always had trouble creating smooth transitions between content and commerce. Facebook is having much the same issue. I think Scoop.it's magazine approach could bridge the commerce / content Rubicon. Shared those thoughts as best as I could this late. Hope they help use see a piece of what I see since ye who solves this particular problem and makes it easy for content and commerce to play together stands to make a few bucks (lol). Night, Marty
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4 Simple Steps To A Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquiries

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If your current blogging strategy isn't growing your online business, learn a proven method for writing one blog post that turns readers into clients.

* Forget about lead generation.
* Stand out as a problem solver.
* Apply "authority enhancers" (quote experts, books, other confirming experts).

* Make readers fall in love with you.  


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Liked @Peg Corwin note, "First step is to forget about lead generation" and agree. 

My favorite tip is the last one - make readers fall in love with you. I like little things like present tense verbs, sharing personal stories (when relevant) and being present and accounted for in social media (not phoning it in). Great Scoop by Peg, a trusted source for me. 
 

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Hint - the first step is to forget about lead generation.  

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Movement Marketing with Orate.me - via @Curagami

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Movement Marketing With Orate.me
Why startups create movements & community from organic fuel such as narrowing focus, winning hearts, minds & loyalty and building online community.

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5 Reasons @HaikuDeck Rocks Visual Marketing

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Haiku Deck Rocks Visual Marketing
If you haven't used http://www.haikudeck.com yet you should. Mark Traphagen turned me on to it and it is the best visual marketing tool out there. Here are 5 reasons we love Haiku Deck:

* SO EASY - the creators of Haiku Deck may have made the easiest to use tool on the plant.
* Free - Amazingly the tool is FREE (at the moment).
* Visual Marketing - we use the tool to find images from the Creative Commons. Content marketing is hampered without great images & Haiku Deck helps you find 'em.
* Their Community - great marketers creating awesome decks makes the Haiku Deck community one of our favorites (right up there with Scoop.it).
* Their team - the Haiku Deck team is responsive, social and they want to help.

If you aren't using this awesome content marketing tool yet, you should be.

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9 Tools Every Blogger Should Use | Social Media Examiner

9 Tools Every Blogger Should Use | Social Media Examiner | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it


Digest...


#1: BuzzSumo

Use BuzzSumo for content brainstorming or to plan blogger email outreach and social media marketing campaigns.

 

#2: Stay Focusd

The free StayFocusd app (available on Chrome only) is a must-have for any online blogger or marketer.

Stay Focusd lets you block out websites of your choice.

 

#3: Add From Server

Enter Add From Server, which lets you simply import any files you’ve uploaded into the WordPress media library.

 

#4: Easy Tweet Embed

With Easy Tweet Embed, blog owners can easily create multiple pre-populated tweets in their blog post. The pre-populated tweets make it easier for readers to retweet the posts.

 

#5: Easy Pricing Tables

Easy Pricing Tables is an incredibly simple and effective solution if you want to sell memberships for premium content on your blog,

 

#6: Internet Archive

Are you audio blogging or podcasting? If the sizes of your audio files exceed what you can store on Podomatic or Soundcloud without paying an additional monthly fee, I recommend Internet Archive.

 

#7: Namechk

Before you launch any online presence for your business, make sure all social media accounts related to your name are available. That’s where Namechk.com comes in.

 

#8: Easelly

Easel.ly has a lot of templates you can start with and each one is simple to modify. Just drag and drop the elements, add your text, and change the colors.

 

#9: Markdown Quicktags

Do you write blog posts outside of WordPress? To move your posts into WordPress with automatic formatting, learn how to write posts using multi-markdown symbols and install the Markdown Quicktags plugin.

 



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Love BuzzSumo as a means to know conversations happening on keywords important to you. If stuff is blowing up in your space and you are NOT discussing it on social or your blogs your authority goes down. Other tools new to me :). M

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Click through for details to each tool. #2 is a stretch, but I'm considering switching over from Firefox to use this tool.

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Epic Personal Branding: 6 Tips - ScentTrail Marketing via @JeanneOmlor

Epic Personal Branding: 6 Tips - ScentTrail Marketing via @JeanneOmlor | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

There is only one way to break out of the rat race and eliminate all competing rats - create EPIC Personal Branding. Here's how:

* BHAGs.
* Pictures & Video.
* Think TEAM.
* Use Social "Weapons".
* Fail MISERABLY.

* Give Your Skills AWAY FREE.

Appreciate @JeanneOmlor reminding me of this post about living a eulogy life and creating an epic personal brand on a Saturday :). M


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Turn Visitors Into Your Customers With Persuasive Web Design

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Persuasive Web Design

Clarity – the Basic RequirementVisual FirstSet the Visual in Proper HierarchyAdd a Call to ActionKeep User Behaviors in Mind

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Why I Don't Like Scoopit Links on Twitter [Top Curation Revolution Scoop All Time]

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With 1,387 views, more than 2x the next closest Scoop, The debate about Scoop.it links on Twitter is the most viewed and shared Curation Revolution Scoop of all time.

Dr. V

I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.  Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit.  But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ...

Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog)

Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. More than 90% of the time I’m adding “rich snippets” to content I Scoop.

Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I often create original content ON Scoop.it because whatever I’m writing falls in the crack between Twitter’s micro blog and what I think of as needing to be on my marketing blog.


I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Robin has well over 1M views on Scoop.it now and his advice along with the patient advice of other great Scoop.it curators has my profile slouching toward 150,000 views.


Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. I agree it is frustrating to go to a link and not receive anything of value back, to simply need to click on another link. Curators who pass through links won’t scale, so the Darwinian impact will be they will learn to add value or die out.


For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. I also routinely share my favorite “Scoopiteers”, great content curators who taught me valuable lessons such as don’t simply pass through links but add “micro blogging” value via rich snippets.


When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. I know, for example, Robin Good is amazing on new tools. Scoop.it anticipated this learning and built in a feature where I can suggest something to Robin.


This is when Scoop.it is at its most crowdsourcing best because I now have an army of curators who know I like to comment on and share content about design or BI or startups and they (other Scoopiteers) keep an eye out for me. There are several reasons Scoop.it is a “get more with less effort” tool and this crowdsourcing my curation is high on the list.


So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. You’ve correctly identified the problem too – some curators don’t know how to use the tool yet. I know it is a lot to ask to wait for the Darwinian learning that will take place over generations, but Scoop.it and the web have “generations” that have the half life of a gnat so trust that the richness of the Scoop.it community will win in the end and “the end” won’t take long.


To my fellow Scoop.it curators we owe Bryan and Joseph thanks for reminding us of what Robin Good taught me – add value or your Scoop.it won’t scale. That lessons is applicable to much more than how we use Scoop.it.


Marty

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https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/TUsNtsAsjWp

 


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Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use Scoop.it well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's comment, August 22, 2:07 PM
Right on Marty! I'm re-scooping this as a way to help that learning along about how to really use Scoop.it well and leverage it.
Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 2:25 PM

FYI Folks -- I trust that the reviews I write about the articles I curate help people along in their business storytelling journey. I know that there are many curators out there who do not add reviews/comments to the articles they highlight. 


As a result, Scoop.it and other curation sites are getting a backlash because audience members are tired of getting a link to an article that brings them to Scoop.it, and then requires another click to get to the article. Now I know that is annoying. And there is nothing of value offered between clicks.


Marty's response to the original blog post is right on. Read it along with all the other comments. Truly illuminating.


Other than a rant for me, what's the value of this post to you and business storytelling?


Namely this -- no matter what medium you use -- blogging, curating, digital storytelling -- make sure you are actually adding value for your audience. Expand their knowledge, give them tools, show them how, and offer your excellent insights. The stories you share have to connect to your audience in these ways. Anything else is a waste.


All of these posts and reviews add up to telling your story in a big picture way. So thanks Marty for addressing this issue, and reminding us about principles for quality curation. I've learned a lot from both you and Robin!


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From Brands To Communities - Understanding The Wiki-ization of Marketing

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As social media changes web marketint needw to inspire the kind of commitment, support and contribution made popular by Wiki-pedia. Market, create and communicate MOVEMENTS not simply SALES. Create and curate online community. Understand the Wiki-ization of Marketing.



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Marketing Triptych via @HaikuDeck BUZZING

Marketing Triptych via @HaikuDeck BUZZING | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

3 Internet Marketing Haiku Deck Triptych is BUZZING:

Invisible Giant: Why It's So Hard To See The New SEO (1,726 views 2wks)
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Get Hired or Bought By Warren Buffet (132 views in 12 hrs)
http://shar.es/1nY2qu

Connection: The New Ecommerce (1,094 views in a week)
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A Vs. B Conversations = Simple Social Enagement via @Moon_Audio

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Time for a game of Versus!

Fostex versus Sennheiser... Who makes the best headphones? GO!


Friends at http://www.Moon-Audio.com make the best audio cables in the world. Their cables connect to headphones and earphones and passions run HIGH where people's music and gear are concerned.

See Moon Audio's Fostex vs. Sennheiser Question Here
on.fb.me/1uOFvEv

That link takes you to Moon Audio's Facebook page where use of vs. prompts passionate shares and stories of experience and joy. Great simple idea to promote engagement, garner User Generated Content and learn how your customers really FEEL about the brands you sell.

We are working on a vs. tool for Curagami (http://www.curagami.com ) our marketing tool suite meant to create exactly the kind of community Moon Audio is generating right now thanks to a simple "vs." question.

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The Invisible Giant: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo Now "Seen" By Thousands

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New SEO's invisible Giant uses magician tricks such as Google's floating filter bubbles, social media's disappearing act & friends you never knew you had. The Giant is more visible than ever.

Thousands, thanks to shares from friends such as @Kelly Hungerford@malek@ janlgordonand @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.comhave "seen" the Invisible Giant of the #newseo. Have you?

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Meaning, Value, Drive in Work & Life: Dan Ariely TED Talk

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Work and Value
Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational a great book for Internet marketers, explains how meaning is more important than money in this excellent TED talk. In a series of experiments Ariely explains the delicate ballet we dance between motivation, meaning and value.

Reminded me of Daniel Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. This talk ties to Trendwatching's report on Demanding Brands too (http://trendwatching.com/trends/demandingbrands/ ).

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How Do You Swim From Cuba To Key West? Never Ever Give Up Diana Nyad TED Talk

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In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64. Hear her story.
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Great inspirational TED Talk from the swimmer who just made the Cuba to Key West swim on her 5th attempt at age 64.

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Got Authority? Become A Site Google Respects

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Great tips from Curagami co-founder Phil Buckley (@1918) about how to create the authority your site needs to please the Google gods: http://www.curagami.com/featured/becoming-worthy-of-rank-authority/



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Brand Sculpting: 5 Online Branding Tips & 10 Tools via @Curagami

Brand Sculpting: 5 Online Branding Tips & 10 Tools via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Brand Sculpting creates a brand's online community in alignment with User Generated Content, a growing tribe of advocates & trending keywords & content.

5 Tips
* 10 Tools including @Scoop.itPaper.li ( @Kelly Hungerford), Haiku Deck, G+, Pinterest & Others.
* Community & UGC.
* Digital Listening.
* Analytics.
* Moon Audio examples.

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London Calling Crowdfunding Lessons From The CLASH via @HaikuDeck

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Clash Crowdfunding Lessons
Crowdfunding may be the ultimate "in your face" DIY (Do It Yourself) disruption. Much like the CLASH's "punk ethos", so well described in The Future Is Unwritten the biopic documentary film about Joe Strummer, marketers must create content and community with authenticity and awesome, daring and original content.

Working on a companion Curagami blog post too. Here is link to HaikuDeck:

http://shar.es/11YHo2

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Four Principles For An Open Digital World - author Don Tapscott TED Talk Video

4 Principles of A Networked World
Macrowikinomics author Don Tapscott shares great examples of his 4 emerging principles of our new digital world including:

* Collaboration.

* Transparency.

* Sharing.
* Empowerment

Marty Note
I found the discussion of the commons and the example of starling flocking behavior (at the end) the most resonant. I'd heard about the gold mine several times and agree with Tapscott - crowds are the key to our web future.

At Curagami we've been working on what it means to create online community. CTSE (Collaboration, Transparency, Sharing, Empowerment) are the table stakes of this new poker. We would add:

* Communication.
* UGC.
* Gamification.

Communication within and around the hub is a CSF (Critical Success Factor) for online community. You need to be able to follow and communicate with me and vice versa.

User Generated Content must be listened to, valued and rewarded with gamification or its a one-time "one and done" thing.

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malek's curator insight, September 2, 1:00 PM

Highly engaging presentation. Gone are the days of Security and Reliability as the principles of a Networked world. The C-generation is pulling us to the CTSE world.

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Why Haiku Deck May Be Most Important Internet Marketing Tool You AREN'T Using via @Curagami

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Haiku Decks Create Shares & Community
If we told you there was a tool that would generate 3,200 views of your content on average and produce almost 60,000 views and over 700 shares for 34 uses (of the tool) you would USE IT right? This Curagami post shares why Haiku Deck is a powerful Internet marketing tool you should start using NOW.


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Will Widgets Inherit the Web? via @HaikuDeck

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Creating a distributed content network with widgets is a vast blue ocean of low cost, high reward Internet marketing today. Won't be that way for long.

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Is Google Becoming Amazon? WSJ Video

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When Google went public 10 years ago, co-founder Larry Page said he wanted to get his search engine's users out of Google and to the right place as fast as possible. Today, Google is often doing the opposite. WSJ's Rolfe Winkler reports on the News Hub with Tanya Rivero. (Photo: Getty Images).

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10 years old Google is moving from search to a content and commerce portal. Increasingly Google wants to be s destination not simply the world leading sieve. Content is king and the king is beginning to emulate one of their subjects - Amazon.

Amazon has been successful at balancing their business between content and commerce. Many Amazon interactions are "rich search" engagements where we use Amazon's reviews or vast scale to teach us something about an online marketplace.

Look at Amazon's nascent entry into streaming video market. Using their loyalty program, Prime, Amazon has the most addictive and best looking streaming option. Amazon's advantage? They SELL movies as well as giving away what feels like about 1/3 of their titles FREE to prime members.

BRILLIANT use of a loyalty program since it reinforces a key benefit, access, and creates a crack cocaine like addiction. When I want to find a movie Netflix doesn't have Amazon is where I go. Lately I even pay to "rent" or "buy" a title too having plowed through free titles.

Now let's turn back to Google and realize that content, search and content are VERY different things. Amazon's use of prime to improve their streaming option into a viable digital marketplace demonstrates the interconnected synergies a commerce & content player like Amazon can achieve.

Can Google become equally as successful at content and commerce? Perhaps, but one need only look at Yahoo's struggles to be both search and content portal to question whether either is sufficiently difficult to demand full attention.

As we search less and differently Google wants to diversify and protect the kingdom they've built. Entering oceans made red with competition as both content and commerce are is a different gig. Will be interesting to see how the king adapts to being a lowly prince.


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Cendrine’s Favorite Tweeps Daily Features Being Mark Traphagen

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Follow Cendrine's Favorite Tweeps Paper.li
Cendrine is one of Curagami's top 50 curators because she is one of the hardest working content curators. If you don't already subscribe to @Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.comPaper.li you should:

http://paper.li/cendrinemedia/1335165520?edition_id=33690c50-26eb-11e4-8895-002590721287

Great curated content from a great curator that can save you time and energy is always welcome. Look for my Curagami post on Being Mark Traphagen: How You Can Get Paid To Be You (http://www.curagami.com/featured/being-mark-traphagen-get-paid-to-be-you/ ).

Oh, and LOVE The Moon Audio (http://Moon-Audio.com) ad thanks to retargeting (too good).
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SEO Daily Rocks Future of SEO With Excellent Paper.li

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Future of SEO
Pay particular attention to the Future of SEO post in SEO Daily's excellent Paper.li because they have it just right. We riffed on this idea of THEMES and TOPICS not keywords yesterday on Curagami (http://www.curagami.com/ecommerce/future-of-shopping-ebay-r-j-pitman-and-motif-hardeep-walia/ ).

Keywords can't DESCRIBE ideas. Keywords don't understand context, idiom or snarkyness. The next web is about meaning, emotion and connection. This means spiders have to use whats at hand, context, to understand sentiment and meaning.

Think of owning TOPICS instead of keyword positions. Shift your thinking to the border between your ideas and theirs. In that border real "intellectual property" exists, can be mined and spun into gold. IF you think more broadly than WORDS and POSITION.

OH, & thanks for including our Connection Is The New Ecommerce Haiku Deck: http://shar.es/1n6LOA

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Killing Your Brand Easy As One, Two, Three

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Killing Your Brand Is Easy
Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) have shipping ALL WRONG. They want cheap shipping. Shipping is a battleground and trying to save money there is often tripping over $100 bills to pick up pennies.

This G+ post shares the wrong questions being asked in the wrong ways by many SMBs. I like FedEx even for TINY companies because they immediately look BIGGER and more trustworthy with FedEx attached.

Things still go BUMP in the night with FedEx, but we trust THEY will make it right. I don't mind checking a tracking number and working with FedEx to solve a shipper's problem. I won't CONSIDER hopping in my car and running to the post office to attempt to do the same for USPS.

The brands live in different places in my head. FedEx has done many more good turns that bad. USPS has delivered more than they failed too, but when they fail its always MISERABLE trying to straighten it out.

All things being equal, and they never are, I can make a solid branding argument for why any online business should ship FedEx with triggers for free ground and air.

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Making Process Visible & A Lesson In Web Design: Mario Botta at Bechtler Museum

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Curator As Hero
I won't copy my linked GPlus (https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/3KLUrc157bC ) post except to say look at the ceiling. I left the top of this image so you can see THE LIGHTS.

I like to do this exercise in department stores too. Looking at the lights gives you a sense for how some a hard working team created the subtle emphasis that now guides your learning and eye. Seeing the lighting always tells you how DRAMATIC the act of curating is too.

NOW ask yourself how you create drama, emphasis, light and shadow on your website? I share more #webdesign thoughts on the linked post. Bravo to the team at the Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, NC for their hard work on the Mario Botta exhibit. KUDOS!

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Invisible Giant: Why New SEO Is So Hard To See via @HaikuDeck by @Scenttrail

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There is a new invisible giant using 5 "tricks" so the "new seo" is getting harder and harder to see and understand. This Haiku Deck and Curatti blog post is about how to see the invisible giant. How to win hearts and minds online.

Why New SEO So Hard To See
* Google Float & Filter Bubbles.
* Social Media Marketing's Disappearing Act.

* Friends of Friends Marketing.

* Multi-channel Marketing.

* Web's "Fabric" Like Space/Time.

Adding a Curatti blog post at midnight tonight too.
http://curatti.com/invisible-giant-hard-see-new-seo/

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malek's curator insight, August 5, 7:37 AM

Thought provoking on many fronts. The notion of need of predictive models (and other tools) to link content with visitors.

donhornsby's curator insight, August 5, 8:02 AM

(From the article): Content Marketing is a tricky idea. You need to create authoritative content, but just enough that community is forming comfortably. Talk to much, in the wrong voice or at the wrong time sand you kill your fledgling community (easy to do).