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The Hemingway Guide to Content Marketing

The Hemingway Guide to Content Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Ernest Hemingway is one of the best writers of all time, but a great content marketer?

**** Cool take I wish I'd thought of :). Marty
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Martin Rides Again To Cure Cancer In Real Time

Martin Rides Again To Cure Cancer In Real Time | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Martin Rides Again
Together we ride the real time Internet during our 2-21 Atlantic BT MEETUP to cure cancer....


Earn a penny Today!
Curate content using #MartinsRide or #ABTmeetup and we will donate a penny to fight cancer. our goal is 10,0000 pieces of curated (Scooped, Tweeted, blogged, Facebooked) content between now and Real Time Meetup on 2.21.12. Together we cure cancer in our lifetime :).


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Quora Marketing Guide

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By Kristi Hines


If you are looking to build up your professional brand as an authority in your niche or industry, one great way to do so is to simply answer people’s questions. Even if you’re not the top expert on a particular topic, chances are you still know more than others.


Quora is a great place to start. This question and answer network allows you to help others on any topic from Aardvark to Zumba.


Learn how to get the most out Quora, from creating the perfect profile to submitting the best answers.


Your Quora Profile
Once you’ve signed up for Quora by connecting with Facebook or Twitter (or creating an account on Quora by saying you don’t have Facebook or Twitter), your first task is to create your profile. There is no purpose of getting exposure by demonstrating your industry expertise if people go to your profile to learn more about you and there is nothing there.


To edit your profile, click on your name in the top menu bar. Then click on the Edit links to add your headline and profile content.Learn how to get the most out Quora, from creating the perfect profile to submitting the best answers.

Click here to download the Quora Marketing Guide.


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5 Ways To Improve Your Web Site This Week

5 Ways To Improve Your Web Site This Week | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

A strong website can do wonders for any business, especially small businesses competing with the much larger players in their industry.


Lack of time, is a key reason many business owners neglect their websites, but not maximising the performance of your website is doing your business an injustice.


This good article, outlines 5 ways in which you can quickly improve the performance of your business website, to increase its strength and make it more valuable and engaging, to your site visitors.


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5 Myths of Internet Marketing

5 Myths of Internet Marketing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
5 common misconceptions about internet marketing...

 

Before you turn your nose away from internet marketing for your business, consider what discouraged you from the prospect in the first place.

 

A lot of Flash equals a lot of customers

Wrong. Flash actually takes a lot of time to load for some people, and paying for a ton of flashy, moving things on your site won’t necessarily draw in customers. In fact, a good and simple format works far better since it loads faster for people, and flash really drags the loading time almost to a halt (depending on how much flash you actually used.)

What really keeps a site from going downhill and moving up at a slow but steady pace is the content. Internet marketing isn’t all about the cover. Customers don’t look for a good front page to get what they want. They look for something specific, such as a certain service or product. Everything else is just fluff.

 

Your business doesn’t belong on the Internet

Gone are the days when people would sit around with a newspaper and pen in hand with the phone by their side. Almost every house has a computer now, and it almost always has an internet connection. In fact, a computer that can’t handle an internet connection has a bit of a stone age feel to it, and there isn’t much you can do with the machine.

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TechCrunch | Personalized eCommerce Is Already Here, You Just Don’t Recognize It

TechCrunch | Personalized eCommerce Is Already Here, You Just Don’t Recognize It | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Reading Leena Rao’s recent article on Techcrunch about the personalization revolution, you get the sense that the tech world is waiting for a bus that isn’t coming.
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 5, 2012 10:32 PM
Been feeling like we are already t Minority Report levels in some ways, feeling in my intuition and now, with this scoop, confirmation :). Marty
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QR Codes And UPC Barcodes Gaining Ground

QR Codes And UPC Barcodes Gaining Ground | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

The latest Trend Report from ScanLife, a mobile marketing company, shows that the popularity of QR codes and UPC barcodes is growing in the U.S.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 5, 2012 10:44 PM
Anise is THE QR and Barcode expert. I suspect we will all be wanting her advice here soon as QR, web and mobile all mash up into something cool. When in doubt, ask Anise:). Marty
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How Higher Education Uses Social Media

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As social media becomes more integral to students' lives, educational institutions are finally catching on, and catching up. Here's how colleges and universities are leveraging social in the classroom and the recruiting office.

 

When it comes to higher ed, there are not only opportunities for digital learning, but digital marketing too. Some schools have taken the reigns on both sides, with mixed results.

 

This Infographic takes a look at how schools have fared with social media over the last few years — what platforms are best, where they’ve succeeded, and the challenges that lay ahead.

 

Does your alma mater use social media effectively in the classroom and in the recruitment office?


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 5, 2012 8:07 AM
Great infographic (as usual) M. Thanks.
maxOz's comment, February 6, 2012 4:08 AM
Marty, happy you enjoyed and thank you for sharing xxx
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4 Social SEO Mistakes

4 Social SEO Mistakes | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Just because you recognize that social media marketing and SEO go hand-in-hand, that doesn't mean there aren't pitfalls you should  be aware of.


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Employers and Brands Use Gaming to Gauge Engagement

Employers and Brands Use Gaming to Gauge Engagement | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
More companies are turning to gamification — offering games that let their customers win points for certain activities — as a way to build both loyalty and a trove of data.
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 4, 2012 8:41 PM
Great scoop as usual Alex. Got my Content Curation Contest together and on Scoopit. Hope you will enter. Marty
Alex Butler's comment, February 5, 2012 12:07 PM
Thanks Marty, nice idea regarding the curation competition. Not sure what I do would win any prizes but it is nice that it adds some small value to some people :-)
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SEO Impact of Google’s Search Plus Your World | Practical eCommerce

SEO Impact of Google’s Search Plus Your World | Practical eCommerce | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

As search and social become ever more entwined in Google’s and Bing’s algorithms and search results, search engine optimizers cannot afford to turn a blind eye to social media.

 


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Pinterest Beats Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn Combined [STUDY]

Pinterest Beats Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn Combined [STUDY] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Pinterest now beats YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic in January....
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America’s Fastest-growing Companies Kiling Their Blogs. Why?

America’s Fastest-growing Companies Kiling Their Blogs. Why? | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
A new university study declares that blogging is dying but don't put a nail in the coffin yet -- a closer look reveals some surprises....
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How Starbucks Built an Engaging Brand on Social Media

How Starbucks Built an Engaging Brand on Social Media | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
I just commented on [post_title] : Starbucks has a big brand presence online.
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Future of SEO: Change, Convergence, Collaboration

Future of SEO: Change, Convergence, Collaboration | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

*** Very Important Read - Marty ***

The way you work, the tools you use, and your approach to SEO has changed and its future relies upon a complex relationship with content marketing, Social Media, and collaborative technology.

 

Be open to changing the way you think about SEO and willing to change the way you view the search world.

  

The end result is a whole new way of thinking about utilizing SEO and social media strategy and technology.

 

Read Full Post: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2144350/Future-of-SEO-Change-Convergence-Collaboration


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 7, 2012 7:33 PM
Very important read Antonino hope you are entering our Curation Contest my friend :). Marty
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