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Quality Content Defined – 5 Steps to Create Content that Google Loves

Quality Content Defined – 5 Steps to Create Content that Google Loves | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
There is content and then there is CONTENT Google loves.
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Why Social Media works

Why Social Media works | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
What makes social tick? It's social. Duh but important to remember what that means.
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TechCrunch | Visually Beautiful Recipe Curation Site Gojee Adds Drinks To The Mix

TechCrunch | Visually Beautiful Recipe Curation Site Gojee Adds Drinks To The Mix | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Foodie favorite Gojee, which curates recipes from food bloggers around the web in a visually beautiful way, is branching out today to beverages, and will offer drink recipes (including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks).
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The 2011 Mashable Awards

The 2011 Mashable Awards | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Nominate your favorite company, person, site, game, app or gadget in the 5th annual Mashable Awards.
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Google+ Brand Pages vs. Facebook Fan Pages

Google+ Brand Pages vs. Facebook Fan Pages | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Will Google+'s brand pages give Facebook's fan pages a run for their money? Check out what top brands are doing on each social network.
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Google Analytics Blog: You can now see mobile ad performance in Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Blog: You can now see mobile ad performance in Google Analytics. | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
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Report: Facebook Beats Twitter For Video Sharing

Report: Facebook Beats Twitter For Video Sharing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The number of videos shared via Facebook in the third quarter blew away the corresponding totals for Twitter, according to the latest research from video analytics firm Ooyala.
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TechCrunch | 1% Of Nothing Launches To Get Startups Donating Equity

TechCrunch | 1% Of Nothing Launches To Get Startups Donating Equity | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Shervin Pishevar and Matt Galligan have just formally announced the beta launch of their new organization 1% of Nothing. It's aimed at inspiring early-stage companies to donate 1% of their equity to a cause of their choice.
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Storify Makes Its Move: A Social Web News Site Starring You

Storify Makes Its Move: A Social Web News Site Starring You | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Storify, our beloved storytelling tool for the social Web, has just launched a redesign of its homepage that features top stories, topics and users.
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A Simple Way To Rethink Your Brand Narrative

A Simple Way To Rethink Your Brand Narrative | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Many brands fail to realize that the branding game is not one of broadcasting and Social Media. The true marketing imperative is to tell a great brand narrative. It's a cohesive story that takes place over time and in different...
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Toss the Motivation Book, Build a Better Strategy

Toss the Motivation Book, Build a Better Strategy | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
If your business strategy includes financial targets, sales goals, or mission statements, you're doing it all wrong.
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Starbucks: Venti Plans for Micro Loans | Futurelab – We are marketing and customer strategy consultants with a passion for profit and innovation.

Starbucks: Venti Plans for Micro Loans | Futurelab – We are marketing and customer strategy consultants with a passion for profit and innovation. | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The micro-lending revolution, which made it possible for community-based lending institutions to bundle together micro-donations of $25 into loans for...
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Pretium Solutions Blog - Latest Thinking - Brand Loyalty | Pretium Solutions

Pretium Solutions Blog - Latest Thinking - Brand Loyalty | Pretium Solutions | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
It's Emotional!Net Promoter Score & Customer Emotions...
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Scoop.it out of beta today! CEO @gdecugis ahead of the launch: Everyone is now a publisher. (VIDEO)

Congratulations to my Scoop.it friends. You guys ROCK. Martin (@ScentTrail)!


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40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data]

40 Epic Marketing Insights From Google [Data] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Ever needed a compelling, reliable stat to help make a point, round out a blog post, or make your ebook even more data-driven?
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How to Create Blogs (or Websites) with the Long Term in Mind

How to Create Blogs (or Websites) with the Long Term in Mind | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Why are you creating a blog? Is it to share your personal thoughts and daily occurrences with the world? Is it to promote yourself or your company? Or is to make money?
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The Future of Social Media - Mashable Media Summit

The Future of Social Media: The Current Landscape and 2012 Trends Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO, Mashable...
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How G+ Conversations Are Affecting Blog Traffic

How G+ Conversations Are Affecting Blog Traffic | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Does anyone else feel like G+ is about to rule the world?
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5 Steps for a Successful QR Code Marketing Campaign

5 Steps for a Successful QR Code Marketing Campaign | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
How do you know if you are using QR codes to their full potential? A few tips for businesses looking to deliver a meaningful QR experience.

QR codes are going to be a curation revolution.
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A New Way to Create Urgency and Social Proof on Product Pages « Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog

A New Way to Create Urgency and Social Proof on Product Pages « Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
OMG what a great idea. Martini
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Creation, Curation, Ethics of Content Strategy (by Margot Bloomstein)

Those of us who saw Margot Bloomstein at SxSW 11 really liked her presentation : her talk was very subtle and precise as she went out to analyze and define what the key core aspects of curation were.

 

This is an update which is worth browsing as well (even if you saw the first one): this really is very interesting to those of us who try to come out with the best ways to evangelize curation best practices (just like we recently did at Scoop.it by being the first curation platform out there to introduce a score).


What she articulates really well is how ethics constraints and efficiency goals are nicely articulated when it comes to content publishing: it all resolves around the value-add you bring.


As I've said before, one of the very first step one can take in that direction is to be focusing on a given topic. We've observed that many times now by seeing some curators emerge with strong trafic in spite of relatively small social media presence. It never stops to surprise us but it also feels good: adding-value, focused curators are being rewarded over time.


So she really makes a strong point aroung the importance of bringing back meaning in the game: that's what curation is and should be about.


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 31, 2011 12:43 PM
Thanks Robin: good article as well and yes, good point on attribution being key.
Robin Good's comment, October 31, 2011 12:49 PM
Thank you Guillaume for your positive feedback!

Consider for example that if you curate something and then another curator republishes it. All fine. You get credit. But then if a second and third curator do the same, the credit gets lost unless they do something manually.

This is just a consideration on which to think, as the attribution and credit element will gain strength in the coming months.

Scoring: that's another weak point. I have looked closely at the scores Scoop.it gives out and I remain very perplexed of how certain low-quality channels can get such high scores. Something not right in there as well that needs looking into.

:-) Keep it up!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 31, 2011 12:51 PM
Yes. Good points. Thanks for sharing!
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6 Reasons Great Content Fails

6 Reasons Great Content Fails | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Sometimes truly great content flops. And to be honest, it's a big disappointment (and a damn shame).
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Seth Godin Offers 6 Ways To Measure The Success Of Your Website - hypebot

Seth Godin Offers 6 Ways To Measure The Success Of Your Website - hypebot | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
You've probably spent a lot of money and even more time on your web site. So, now what? How can you tell if your efforts are paying off? The week, marketing expert Seth Godin offered 6 questions for analyzing your...
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Social Media Optimization and Conversion on Facebook | Outspoken Media

Social Media Optimization and Conversion on Facebook | Outspoken Media | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
You’ve heard it a thousand times—social media is about engagement and building relationships. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use it to build your business.
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How to Test Multiple Variables on an Ecommerce Site | Practical eCommerce

How to Test Multiple Variables on an Ecommerce Site | Practical eCommerce | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Testing a necessary pain.
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