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How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors [Revolution Most Popular]

How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors [Revolution Most Popular] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

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Reviewing Scoopit Analytics shows this scoop to be a Revolutionary Most Popular Scoop.it post.

Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:

"The facts are:

***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content.
***Curation can be a fun, rewarding and highly effective part of your online marketing mix.
***Curating content requires skill, tenacity and, above all, an unflinching focus on the needs of your audience.

 

The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.

 

An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.

 

So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.

 

If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.

 

Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.

1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.

2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords.
3) Build customized MyAllTop pages to keep up on industry blogs.
4) Set up Google Alerts for targeted keywords.
5) Subscribe to blogs by RSS and view them in Google Reader.
6) Create topical lists on Facebook.
7) Perform keyword searches in Trackur.
8) Explore Regator’s curated blog directory.
9) Hunt down content by category on StumbleUpon.
10) Find applicable articles and experts with Topsy.
11) Join relevant LinkedIn groups.
12) Search Scribd’s documents database.
13) Dig into the bookmarked items on Delicious.
14) Keep an eye on curated niche sites that serve your audience, like Inbound.org.
15) Scour the Web with Snip.it and Scoop.it.
16) Drop your keywords into Bottlenose.
17) Scan the curated lists on List.ly.
18) Sign up for a personalized email digest from YourVersion.
19) Say hello to your little friend: Social Buzz.
20) Swing by Ice Rocket and ROCKZi once in awhile.
21) Ignore Google+ at your own risk. I dare you. #smooches.

 

Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:

I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.

 

Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:

If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.

Set high standards and strive to exceed them...."

 

 

Read full, long and interesting article here: 

http://outspokenmedia.com/online-marketing/how-to-consistently-out-curate-your-competitors/


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 2, 2012 7:08 AM
Great note Giuseppe. I moved it to Curation Revolution this morning. Marty
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 2, 2012 7:22 AM
@Marty...I have seen your rescoop few minutes ago. Thanks for appreciation my curated article.
massimo facchinetti's comment, October 5, 2012 7:48 PM
I am far from being namby-pamby
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E-commerce Broken & Branding Is BS...But - Curagami

E-commerce Broken & Branding Is BS...But - Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Sindhya Valloppillil's Revelation
E-commerce Is Broken & Branding Is Bullshit riffs Helix CEO Sindhya Valloppillil's in Business Insider. Sindha's ideas about why many merchants and investors don't understand e-commerce 3.0 are among the best we've read. 
 

What do you think e-commerce 3.0 will look and feel like? What are your favorite sites? 

http://www.curagami.com/e-commerce-broken-branding-is-bullshit-but/?v=7516fd43adaa

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Anne Truitt Minimalist Arist Video

Anne Truitt Minimalist Sculptor
Stumbled on Anne Truitt's great sculptures today. Was so blown away I creatd a quick (less than a minute) tribute video.  

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Is Red Bull The Top Content Marketing Company in the World? - Jeffbullas's Blog

Is Red Bull The Top Content Marketing Company in the World? - Jeffbullas's Blog | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The rise of content marketing means we must all become publishers. How do we do that well and what is the top content marketing company on the planet?
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

We answered this question in the affirmative in a siilar post for @ janlgordon Curatti blog in 2014: http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/ 

http://curatti.com/red-bulls-branding-lesson-media-companies-now/

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West Texas Blizzard - Save Lives With Social Media - Curagami

West Texas Blizzard - Save Lives With Social Media - Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Stuck In Mobile With Memphis Blues Again
I'm stuck in Van Horn West Texas thanks to the day after Christmas blizzard. Stuck also because the highways (I10 and I20) have been closed. This experience made are realize something important every brand manager and web team needs to know.  

How would you answer this question, "What 3 things are you doing to connect with customers in real time in 2016?" If "mobile" isn't part of at least 2 of your answers you aren't ready for 2016. TxDot, the Texas Department of Transportation, isn't ready for 2016 and this post shares why. 

Post also shares ideas on how to connect such as:

  • Assign A Social Media Master – Someone responsible for aggregating ALL social information about an event and sharing across platforms
  • Create Event Hashtags – Create hashtags such as #dec15i10i20 to FORM a community then aggregate from multiple sources using YOUR event hashtag
  • Live Video and Photo Feeds – Why can’t we SEE the problem and then the resolution? Seeing = believing and seeing the parking lot that I-10 became east of Van Horn would reduce the number of motorists driving toward the abyss.

 

Learn more about how your company, team and brand can win in an emergency by curating content and developing community in real time. 

 

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Mikko Hakala's comment, December 29, 2015 3:40 PM
Strong importance of mobile expected also from the technology side: https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/11/these-technologies-are-shaping-the-future
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5 Cool Content Marketing Tools & How We Use Them via @Curagami

5 Cool Content Marketing Tools & How We Use Them via @Curagami | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Cool Content Marketing Tools shares how we use Scoop.it, Haiku Deck, Paper.li, Gplus & Pinterest to create, test and improve Curagmai's content marketing. Tools discussed:


@Scoop.it

@Scoop.itHaiku Deck
Paper.li
GPlus

Pinterest 


Learn why we love these 5 content marketing tools:


http://www.curagami.com/5-cool-content-marketing-tools/?v=7516fd43adaa

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