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Free Internet Marketing Consulting Saturdays

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Free Internet Marketing Consulting is ON for
This Saturday November 24th. 


When: 11:00 - 2:00


Where: Saladelia in Durham, NC : http://www.saladelia.com/home/


Details: http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2012/10/free-internet-marketing-consulting.html

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Building Links? Beware...

Building Links? Beware... | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

“Link building” as it is traditionally defined is fraught with risks, gray-hat techniques, and dangerous mistakes. Don’t approach link building in a let’s-build-some-links kind of way.

 

If you do, you’re headed for dangerous waters. Instead, consider link building as a byproduct of being a networker, a content marketer, a local expert, a personal brand, and a social animal.

 Read More: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/link-building-brand-new-website/115075/


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When one of our friends shared his use of the disavow tool daily at a recent conference to our shocked and surprise. He went on to explain by alerting Google to spammy links coming into his content he was winning more and more SEO cred and suddenly we got it.

Acting proactively on the knowledge not all inbound links are equal or good can save some SEO PAIN.

Not all links are equal and some may be attempts to HURT your website. Knowing who is linking to you, thanking the good ones and alerting Google to your disdain for the bad ones is becoming an important "new SEO" tactic.

This post shares solid new ways to get good links in the first place and original great content is you best friend on that mission. What it doesn't share is the cost of bad unsolicited links. Treat all links with care and give them with even more care.

We suggest NOT letting the spider follow your links. No Follow links protect you from having the content changed or altered after you link. Even with No Follow Links ONLY link to trusted sources so you may become an authority too.



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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 21, 10:52 AM

Always a worthwhile subject... and this fro a reputable source too.

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Why I Stopped Curating From Top Content Blogs Like Mashable

Why I Stopped Curating From Top Content Blogs Like Mashable | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Neil's Note
Let start off with a question: Why would you share the most popular content from high traffic content sites that most people are already reading and sharing?

Marty 's Note: Why I Stopped Curating From The Big Boys
Interesting conversation broke out on @Neil Ferree's excellent share on G+. I agree with Neil's point and have long since stopped sharing posts from Mashable et al. I've stopped curating off of "big blogs" for several reasons including:

* Find these sites stop being BLEEDING edge and became more mainstream. My tribe and I live on the razor's edge of what's next.
* I share stuff that is too middle of the road and my curation reputation takes a hit and I lose audience.
* Mostly the BIG BLOGS BORE ME now (see note below about Gwen Stefani).
* No way to add value to curation from BIG sites because a. they start from some reasonable and KNOWN place and b. they are going to get 500 comments and a million shares anyway.
* My friends aren't there anymore.

That last bullet is the most telling. I'm part of a nomadic tribe of Internet marketers. Look at http://mashable.com/ homepage today:

* Apple & U2.
* CC hacks at Home Despot.

* Gwen Stefani gives Jimmy Falon a lap dance...

BORING and CELEBRITY BORING. I don't have time to watch Jimmy Fallon (unless there is a laptop on my stomach lol) and could care less about the latest BIG whatever. That is NOT where my tribe lives.

Where My Tribe Lives - In the Desert
Imagine a long, broad desert. The sand whirls and wraps like water. It feels like you could walk for a generation before seeing anything other than what you are seeing right now. Suddenly there is an ornate tent. Inside the tent the strange is mixed with the surreal as monitors glow and keys click.

This is my tribe. Far from the celebrity obsessed too big and boring (to us) now for their own good BIG blogs we compare notes about a semantic future, community, content shock and the implications of wiki-ification and appification.

We have our own publications. We have our own tools to publish too. Tools such as Scoop.it, Haiku Deck and G+ are used in creative ways daily if only so we can smile and cheer each other on. We know and learn about what matters to us from people we've come to know, trust and love.


We don't read Mashable or HuffPost unless one of US is writing or being written about.


We LIVE, BREATHE and THINK about little else than what is glowing now in that tent in the desert where our tribe is busy clicking, thinking and changing the web and Internet marketing. These are the things we care about.

While Mashable discusses what Gwen Stefani did to Jimmy Falon we are thinking about semantic web, content marketing, curation and what Mark did to Phil (or other way around). Unless Gwen created a new startup, app or is publishing something cool and different we could care less what she did to Jimmy.

Oh & U2's new album sounds cool and we are sure we will hear it one night LATE when the desert winds blow and the only sound other than U2 is the sound of a million fingers clicking, writing, thinking, collaborating and doing.

The future is different. In the future we collaborate more and care less about the lap dance someone named Gwen gave someone named Jimmy...at least in that tent far off in the desert.




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Why you should Share Content From Lesser Known Authors?


Social media has a considerable amount of “noise”.


If you are going to be successful using content curation, then you need to be able to cut through the noise effectively.


If you are curating the same content everyone else is, from sources that everyone is already reading and sharing themselves, you end up amplifying the noise, not cutting through it.


This is how to How to Increase Your Social Media Presence 

Marco Favero's curator insight, September 18, 4:43 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

momblogger's curator insight, September 20, 11:24 AM

Why would you share the most popular content from high traffic content sites that most people are already reading and sharing??

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4 Simple Steps To A Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquiries

4 Simple Steps To A Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquiries | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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

Movement Marketing with Orate.me - via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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

Turn Visitors Into Your Customers With Persuasive Web Design | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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]

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

8.21.14
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

Added to G+ too
https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/TUsNtsAsjWp

 


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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 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

From Brands To Communities - Understanding The Wiki-ization of Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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)
http://shar.es/1nY2gX

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)
http://shar.es/1nY27I

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A Vs. B Conversations = Simple Social Enagement via @Moon_Audio

A Vs. B Conversations = Simple Social Enagement via @Moon_Audio | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
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

The Invisible Giant: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo Now "Seen" By Thousands | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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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That's what "Friends of Friends Marketing" is for
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THINK Like A Marketing Pro: 5 Secret Tips [New @HaikuDeck by @Scenttrail]

THINK Like A Marketing Pro: 5 Secret Tips [New @HaikuDeck by @Scenttrail] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Thinking Different = Hardest Thing
Web marketing is different, powerful and transforming. If you can adopt these 5 "Secrets" and shift thinking accordingly you can win BIG online:

* Hedge and Diversify.
* Over and Under.
* Card count & DOUBLE DOWN.
* Become a NOWIST.
* Hit 4 out of 10 = Hall of Fame.

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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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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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Got Authority? Become A Site Google Respects

Got Authority? Become A Site Google Respects | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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

London Calling Crowdfunding Lessons From The CLASH via @HaikuDeck | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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

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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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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

Why Haiku Deck May Be Most Important Internet Marketing Tool You AREN'T Using via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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

Will Widgets Inherit the Web? via @HaikuDeck | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
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

Is Google Becoming Amazon? WSJ Video | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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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