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Scoop.it CEO's 12 Step Program To Know If You're Content Marketing Matters

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Content Marketing Is Key
Important post from Scoop.it CEO @Guillaume Decugis because the 12 step program he outlines clearly cleaves content marketing pros from everyone else. We share this post in our Design Revolution Scoop.it feed because we would add 2 more items to a solid list:

13. You aren't designing for content curation and content marketing. 14. You are building community in

Designing for content curation means incorporating the automated feeds Guilluame discusses and leaving room for community and collaboration.  

Community's pillars such as user profiles, timeliens, following, comments, wikis and blogging have to be fuilt into a design or you are talking to yourself about yourself even if you follow many of Guillaume edicts. Guillaume's 12 Step Progam: 

 

1. You’re not tracking your results.

2. You’re not repurposing your content.

3. You aren’t automating at least part of your social media activity.

4. You aren’t automating some of your email marketing.

5. You’re only sharing your own content – you’re not adding any content curation to the mix.

6. You aren’t testing.

7. You don’t have a content strategy that’s tied to business goals and your buyers’ journey.

8. You haven’t defined your buyers’ personas or their typical journey.

9. You aren’t creating content strategically.

10. You don’t have a centralized “vault” of all your company’s content assets.

11. You aren’t promoting your content, either via social sharing or by making it visible to the search engines.

12. You have nothing to show for your work.

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How To Add Haiku Decks To WordPress Blog via @Scenttrail

How To Add Haiku Decks To WordPress Blog via @Scenttrail | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Adding Haiku Decks To WordPress

I love  Haiku Deck tool and figured out a way to add our decks to our blog:

http://www.curagami.com/marketing-haiku-decks/

I've been prodding  Adam Traitt, one of Haiku's founders, for a user profile (done) and more control over display (Haiku Deck team is working on it). In the mean time I decided to add my decks to Curagmai's  blog. Here's how we did it. 

*How To Add Haiku Deck To Your WP Blog*

1. Create a new Haiku Deck category on your blog. 

2. Create posts for every Haiku Deck to be added. You may want to use a date from last year or the year before to fool WordPress into moving your new Haiku Deck posts to the back of your stack. 

3.Create a grid we used WP Ultimate Post Grid and we upgraded to premium for the ability to filter by category. 

4. Redirect your WP posts to your Haiku Deck (we cheated and used the Twitter links, better to grab the nasty URL you can find in the embed area since we will drive up our Twitter share numbers artificially) we used Redirection plugin by John Godley. 

We wrote copy into this page mostly for   reasons. You can see a grid without copy here; http://www.curagami.com/magazines-2/ ;

We also use embedded  feeds behind the "Magazines" link. Each "Magazine" is firing from our Scoop.it feeds. This is how we see "websites" changing. Instead of a place where you creating everything tomorrow's sites will share your creations from all over and encourage visitors to collaborate and share too. If that sounds like we suggest you create online community you win a cookie (and I'm writing this from  so just tell me what kind you want :). Marty 

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26 Outstanding Social Network User Profile Layouts Inspire via SpyreStudios

26 Outstanding Social Network User Profile Layouts Inspire via SpyreStudios | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

The Internet has given rise to a slew of networked communities. User profile pages have become the norm for cloned systems such as Facebook, Digg, Twitter, and others. This trend has converted even the most basic websites into social havens for users.

Below I have cataloged 26 of the best profile designs found on the web. These feature tons of advancements including block stats, avatars, profile names, and a few other nifty features. Let us know your thoughts on the design gallery in our discussion area below.

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User Profiles & Community

Community is a CSF (Critical Success Factor) for e-commerce success in today's crowded and noisy web. Sharing your site with customers is a great way to begin to build an online community. 


 These 30 designs share best practices in user profiles today and some don't suck (Plurk, Vimeo). None is breathtaking or outstanding. Common and important elements for community building include:

* Picture
* Following / Follower Stats
* Bio
* Links out to social nets
* Summary of user actions on  the site
* Badges or other social status definitions


If you have a favorite user profile please share as we're working on creating one for a client now. Thanks, Marty 

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User Profiles & Community

Community is a CSF (Critical Success Factor) for e-commerce success in today's crowded and noisy web. Sharing your site with customers is a great way to begin to build online community. 


 These 30 designs share best practices in user profles today and some don't suck (User Profiles & Community

Community is a CSF (Critical Success Factor) for e-commerce success in today's crowded and noisy web. Sharing your site with customers is a great way to begin to build online community. 


 These 30 designs share best practices in user profles today and some don't suck (

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Burn Your Website Down - 3 Reasons - via Curagami

Burn Your Website Down - 3 Reasons - via Curagami | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Burn Your Website Down
Our recent Burn Down Your Website Haiku Deck confused several loyal Curagami customers.

“That’s crazy,” one customer said. Crazy to burn down something so expensive to create and so dangerous to imagine burning down. Surely competitive flood waters, waters our client worked so hard to keep at bay, would overwhelm, drown and end their brands. 

3 Reasons To Burn Your Website Down

* Cardboard Vitual Reality
* Smartphones
* Friends of Friends

 http://www.curagami.com/burn-down-your-website-3-more-reasons/


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Disruptive Ecommerce Burn Your Website Down via @HaikuDeck #setyourstoryfree

Disruptive Ecommerce Burn Your Website Down via @HaikuDeck #setyourstoryfree | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Burn Your Website Down
Websites are about to become an expensive tyranny. Tomorrow's e-commerce happens everyone and at any time on any device. Still demanding customers come to your website?  Crazy! 

Better to "burn your website" and all of the preconceived notions about what a website is and should be down today. Recreate your site as a fluid expression of content, community and commerce.

Here's how:

http://bit.ly/burn-down-website

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Static Website Generators: The Next Big Thing & Everything New Is Old – Smashing Magazine

Static Website Generators: The Next Big Thing & Everything New Is Old – Smashing Magazine | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Static websites are hardly new, going all the way back to the beginning of the web. So, why the sudden explosion in interest? What’s up? Why now?
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Everything New Is Old
This post from  Smashing Magazine is prescient and nostalgic at the same time. Prescient in its prediction that we are about to make websites flatter and easier to code. Nostalgic because I've been pressing the STATIC button for years now. 

Because you CAN do something doesn't mean it is the right thing to do. Search spiders have NEVER been as good crawling dynamic pages as static (I don't care what anyone says). As a Director of Ecommerce my question was, "Why do we NEED that to be dynamic?" 

Our CMS was.Net, a platform WE DO NOT recommend since you need LOTS of programming resources and ASP.Net fights SEO like a sumo wrestler.  Just because we COULD make something dynamic meant it should be dynamic (to our IT team). 

I'm a marketing guy and a publisher (at heart). That means I want pages that I can easily manipulate AND let our customers easily manipulate. Wordpress seemed to offer just such a platform.

And then the hackers came and WP's weaknesses became painful (as the Smashing Magazine post shares). On the phone with my friend and the CEO of WTE.net the other day (Eric) I heard an interesting thing - PCI compliance was going to require any site with a form (and that wold be all sites) to be secure (HTTPS instead of HTTP).

The ability of hackers to exploit cracks meant security was about to be pushed across the entire site, not just the cart. To secure the cart credit card companies are insisting ALL user data be secure or PCI is void and your site can't take credit cards.  

So FLAT and SECURE is the future of e-commerce and everything new is old and vice versa.  

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Nowism Design Implications via Curagami

Nowism Design Implications via Curagami | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Super Secret Marketing Trends
One of the "Super Secret" Marketing Trends we see for 2016 is Nowism. As defined brilliantly in a TED Talk by Joi Ito (embedded in the post) Nowist plan less and react more. Nowist look to the web to provide the collaborative means to react to what is happening now.

Nowism brings several important design considerations including:

* Incorporation of Social Media Feeds

* More space for Content Curation 

* More flexibility and less rigid and static boxes

* More movement and change throughout a site


When something BIG happens and a web design looks and feels the same the sit steps away from the now. One of http://www.Moon-Audio.com major partners is about to launch an earth shatteing new product. 

Moon's site needs to have the ability to curate, create and spin content about this innovation fast and furious. The more your content marketing and website live in the now the stronger its relationship with your customers.

See the other 4 Super Secret Marketing Trends for 2016 here:

http://www.curagami.com/5-super-secret-marketing-trends/?v=7516fd43adaa 

 

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Famous Headphones Hackers - Contribute Yours!

Famous Headphones Hackers - Contribute Yours! | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Famous Headphones Hackers Pics celebrates how Moon-Audio.com hacks headpones with ilver, Black & Blue Dragon audio cables and even great cans sound better.
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14 Beautiful Content-Heavy Website Designs Inspire via @dtelepathy

14 Beautiful Content-Heavy Website Designs Inspire via @dtelepathy | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Designing a good website that accommodates a lot of content is a tricky balancing act to pull off. Does one attempt to present the user with all the information
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Great tips in this "beautiful content heavy websites" post. The Verge has always been one of our favorites and we like the WIRED example too. 

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Google Buzzcut Recovery - A Harrowing Tale of SEO & 404s via Curagami

Google Buzzcut Recovery - A Harrowing Tale of SEO & 404s via Curagami | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Google SEO Buzzcut
Google can cut our website's hair, but they aren't alone. We can be vicious barbers. Our unintended actions often mess with our URLs and that messes with the infinite universe we create whenever we publish.

Lessons shared here including an October update will help your site recovery from a bad Google or self inflicted haircut.  

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Best Headphones - Headphone HiFi Blog by Moon Audio

Best Headphones - Headphone HiFi Blog by Moon Audio | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Best Headphones
Every web designer needs great headphones. Music is key to creating amazing websites and these days we all have too much noise around us to dive in without great cans (headphones). 

This is a great post from friends at http://www.moon-audio.com on the best headphones at $500, $1,000 and $1,500. No you won't find Beats on the list, but Sennheiser, HiFiMan and Shure are well represented. 

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SEO, Canonical URLs, Rel=Canonical & Meaning of Ecommerce Life

SEO, Canonical URLs, Rel=Canonical & Meaning of Ecommerce Life | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Canonical URLs Explained
The Yoast post provides an easy way to understand why rel=canonical is a powerful new SEO tag. Yoast has a dog in the hunt. They make a Magento plugin that easily writes the rel=canonical tag into a product page's head.

The explanation about WHY canonical URLs are so important is only half right. We have a million ways of expressing and sharing URLs these days. Without rel=canonical we end up duping content to distraction.

Here's the rub. All ecommerce sites dupe content. They must. When I was a Director of Ecommerce a single product accounted for 50% of our profits. You better believe I merchandised that product into every nook and cranny our site offered. I duped that product and it's content to distraction.

There are other ways to limit duplication including:

* Use of your Robots.txt file.
* Locking content behind a firewall.  

* Use of blockquotes & rel=canonical tags. 
* Rewrite duplicated content so it's not as duplicated (lol). 

We included our email output into a folder with a "no follow" line in our robots.txt. You may think such a move is enough. It isn't. Be sure NOT to drive links from spiderable content INTO that folder or you eliminate the effectiveness of the robots.txt.

In the end every ecom site worth it's salt MUST duplicate content. Rewriting sounds like a good strategy, but it isn't. Content = time and time = money when managing million dollar commercial sites. You will be duping content.

Best to use rel=canonical because it shows Google you aren't trying to STEAL anything. Reminds me of what a friend shared about the disavow tool (used to deny inbound links or signal they may be untrusted).

 My friend was using the disavow tool daily on his clients accounts. "So you are brown-nosing Google," I kidded him. "Exactly," was his answer. Rel=canonical tells Google you are TRYING to do the right thing and sometimes that is enough. 

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Web Design: What's Next With Smarts & Surprises via @jowitaziobro

Web Design: What's Next With Smarts & Surprises via @jowitaziobro | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Smart Web Design Trends Post
@jowitaziobro taught our team some important ideas about what's next in #webdesign this morning. She states her goal as digging deeper than the usual suspects in web trends and she succeeds. Here are her 7 What's Next in Web Design Trends:

1. Gestures are the new clicks.

2. The "Fold" is dead (longer swipe-y pages see #1).

3. Websites are quicker users too (so lack of speed kills).

4. Pixel is dead (we used to limit our image sizes and "weight" with the web's advanced caching and Content Delivery Networks no need for such limitations anymore).

5. Animation is back (and about to be in a big way).

6. Components and frameworks are the new design and programming (need to reread and think on this one some).

7.  Social Media is dead long live "direct" email. 

Great post for a Monday. Hell great post for any day. Well done Jowita. Rock on. Marty  

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Won't Find A Better UI Share Than @edumicro @Feedly Share on Medium

Introducing feedly's New Explore Experience - Coming up in feedly - Medium

Marty Note - Great Lesson In User Interface
The user interface is the great overlooked design element. Overlooked because lousy UI can literally cost millions or worse. Tick off today's mobile empowered surfers and they may make letting their friends know how bad your site sucks their mission for the day. 

Eduardo is fixing what is becoming a favorite tool - Feedly. Feedly is how I discover content now their current UI notwithstanding (it is bad). Eduardo's full share tells everything he and Feedly are thinking. Much of it is brilliant and should be copied. 

His post was so inspiring I had to weigh in leaving a comment about not presuming too much how I / we use their tool. Best to ASK FOR HELP :). 
 

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Voice Search Is The New SEO As World Keeps Coming Up Schema via Search Engine Watch

Voice Search Is The New SEO As World Keeps Coming Up Schema via Search Engine Watch | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Voice Search = Next Big Thing
As of 2014 we know 55% of teens and 41% of adults use voice search on a daily basis. Now with virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa and voice recognition. 

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The way you get your content into their voice box is all about how you structure DATA. This post gives a great overview of schema and how to use it to win hearts, minds and loyalty as Siri shows your stuff instead of theirs.  

Might want to sprinkle a little predictive analytics and  AI-like branching too. Read this post and understand the new SEO. 

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Burn Down Your Website: 5 Web Design Implications

Burn Down Your Website: 5 Web Design Implications | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Burn Down Your Website
As we noted on G+ (Inevitable Lightness of Being) websites are a tyranny few will be able to afford soon. Let's follow the rules of improvisation (always a good web marketing idea) and say, "Yes, and" to the issue of burning down your website. What are the web design implications of embracing the next generation of consumer marketing?

* Build for Curation Not Creation

* Remember about THEM (customers) not you so build community in
* FAST, FLAT and FURIOUS
* Don't forget profiles, timelines and shares
* Read behavior THEN create the page (i.e. More Google-like)

Curation Not Creation
Friends @Scoop.itsuch as @Guillaume Decugisand @Marc Rougierare sitting in the cat bird seat. After the latest Google changes, and the last time we will know when Google makes algorithm changes, the curate don't create rule is strong.

Strong because you can't afford to put content on owned properties that isn't insanely great. In a world where the NY Times gets gigged for poorly supported content you need to test BEFORE you write.

Scoop.it is our favorite, "Test before you write" tool. Content curation is more democratic tool. Nothing like finding a cool post, sharing it and explaining why you think it is cool with rich snippets to create relationships. Doubt that? I have 45,300 followers on Scoop.it. Curate don't create and build your next site to make your curation easy, sticky and shareable.

Them Not You
One of the wooden stakes in the heart of tactical web development is it assumes too much control for the creators. As a creator I can attest where the power lives - THEM (your customers) not you. Your future web development needs to build community, make your curation of your user's content, the User Generated Content (UGC) every web miner needs to win today. If you don't have a plan to create user profiles, timelines and following better get one.

Fast, Flat and Furious (in Real Time)
If you haven't watched Joi Ito's TED talk about Nowism do so. The web only has one time - NOW. We've noticed anything we do, share, or create close to NOW does better. Figure the need to share and have content pinging (updating and being shared) constantly will be a huge need in tomorrow's web development.

Building flat and fast sites influenced by mobile's less is more philosophy is highly recommend. If your dropdowns are War and Peace novels you need to reconsider. EASY, simple and beautiful works better in a mobile, connected, and FAST world.


Profiles & More
Changing your role from creator to curator opens your thinking. If your site is about what THEY (your customers) do with it include them in your web design. Create profiles, timelines and make it easy for your customers to speak to and interact with each other. 

Gamified and Predictive
No one gives things for long without reinforcement. We agree with Daniel Pink's great book Drive. Paying = jobs. Don't pay money, but do find ways to share your legitimacy. 

Share your position and site and your community will help build it. Make sure to curate too. When you find great content THEY (customers) gave you, share and elevate the example everyone learns. 

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The Googleization of the World: SEO, RankBrain, Penguin 4.0 & Time

The Googleization of the World: SEO, RankBrain, Penguin 4.0 & Time | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

We Live In Google's World
If the web is the wild west then Google is the organizing and calming sheriff. There latest moves including slapping artificial intelligence into their algorithm and moving to real-time updates mean  we live in Google's world perhaps more than ever. 

Google's ability to balance an ever changing world on the head of a pin can be admired, feared or detested depending on where your website is coming out, on how much traffic your site is losing or gaining based on the latest.

These changes mean a favorite too, the Penguin Tool ( http://barracuda.digital/panguin-tool/) is about to lose it's relevance. The ability to overlay Google's moves on your Google Analytics is yet another "not provided" move. Google wants to hold and control their data since control translates into the ability to sell those tools back to us.

As my friend and Google Watcher, Bill Slawski told me he thinks web marketers should be boning up on AI. As we lose our ability to SEE and learn from the web's data Bill is right. We better know AI or diversify our multichannel marketing FAST. 

We live in Google's world perhaps now more than ever!

http://www.curagami.com/google-penguin-4-rankbrain-love/?v=7516fd43adaa 

http://barracuda.digital/panguin-tool/

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7 Best Auto Blogging Wordpress Plugins - sourcewp

7 Best Auto Blogging Wordpress Plugins - sourcewp | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
WordPress auto blogging plugins can help you to get new content for your site on complete autopilot, it is extremely important for every blogger
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Auto Blog Your Wat To Greatness?
Can you auto blog your way to greatness? We doubt it, but auto blogging, feeding keywords to an algorithm that feeds back "stories", may have a role in your team's content creation.

We use auto blogging to help make suggestions not write actual posts. The voice isn't US and we enjoy writing, but we have picked up ways to artfully deploy keywords and a few phrases.

Hey any writing we don't have to do helps and keeps costs down so reviews these 7 auto blogging tools for yourself and see if they will work for your website's content marketing.  

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Stealing Ecommerce Tips from the Museum of Modern Art

Stealing Ecommerce Tips from the Museum of Modern Art | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

MoMA's Store Rocks
Wow, I don't usually think of museums as sources of ecommerce inspiration and learning, but the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has a special team you can learn a lot from. MoMA's team excels at ecommerce blocking and tackling such as:

  • Great email followups (abandon cart, push emails)
  • Great promotion schedule understands DEADLINES and web's constant NOW 
  • Easy to understand and use navigation
  • Great clean lines and images 
  • Tells great visual stories


Best ways to make money online is to excel at the basics. MoMA doesn't stop there they excel at advanced ecommerce ideas too such as:
  • Bundled and "this = that" merchandising
  • Developing exclusive products and bundles
  • Email marketing


MoMA's backend could be better. They take too long to ship, but once their products arrive they are packed carefully and with a sense of how special the order is / was. If you want to learn ecommerce you should follow and visit the Museum of Modern Art. 

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Learn Web Design From Video Game Design: 20 Best Video Game Websites via @whatculture

Learn Web Design From Video Game Design: 20 Best Video Game Websites via @whatculture | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Learning From Video Game Designers
Video game designers can teach you a lot about how to great great ecommerce and B2B websites. Video games are gamified, social and understand the stimulus - response nature of online interaction in a fluid and must imitate ways.  

Here are WhatCulture.com's picks for the 20 best video game websites in the world. We like Gamers With Jobs and Kotaku (though we don't understand a lot of it).  

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Design Competitions and Contests Landing Page Example via HOW Design

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Contests Landing Page Design
How Design Magazine believes in the power of contests. They have a logo, poster or print contest just about every day. Just look at their well designed landing page sharing their current contests to know how much they believe tapping into the User Generated Content wave is valuable.  

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30 Beautiful and Creative Shopify Ecommerce Website Designs

30 Beautiful and Creative Shopify Ecommerce Website Designs | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
People don’t judge a book by its cover, do they?Of course they do.Whether it’s the presentation of your food at a fancy restaurant or the latest Apple product, humans just seem to love things that ...
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The Ecommerce Rubicon
As I've written about before on Curagami in Ecommerce Rubicon: 5 Tips On How To Cross Over http://www.curagami.com/ecommerce-rubicon-5-tips/?v=7516fd43adaa finding a web design that tells a great visual story, converts visitors to buyers, builds brand equity, and creates tribes is a multi-headed hydra. 

You can see all possibilities and challenges in these 30 examples. Some tell great visual stories but good luck converting visitors to buyers. Others are so focused on transactions there is no "there" there.  

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Want To Beat Content Shock? Magazine Your Content Marketing

Want To Beat Content Shock? Magazine Your Content Marketing | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Beating Content Shock
We don't disagree with author and web marketing guru Mark Schaefer. There is too much content chasing too little attention. Once you have attention you need to convert visitors to buyers.

Creating content "magazines" is a great way to beat Schaefer's content shock, create trust, win hearts and minds and engender loyalty. This LinkedIn Post shares a synopsis of tips shared on Curagmai including:


  • Find 3 – 5 content groups that interest your visitors.
  • Decide your schedule (we recommend monthly updates at first because that is a big commitment that must be kept to gain trust).
  • Curate content from trusted sources such as brands, manufacturers and even competitors.
  • Automate at least one of your content groups with feeds.
  • Find and nurture free visual media sources such as Haiku Deck.


The Curagami post is here:
http://www.curagami.com/ecommerce/5-tips-magazine-content-marketing/?v=7516fd43adaa 

And The http://www.Moon-Audio.com example is here:
http://www.moon-audio.com/chord-hugo/magazine.html#

The LinkedIn Synopsis is here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-magazine-your-content-marketing-martin-marty-smith 
 

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Why SEO for Web Designers Went Boom - Curagami

Why SEO for Web Designers Went Boom - Curagami | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
With 22,000+ views SEO for Web Designers blew up thanks to a defined tribal audiences, advocates and luck. Discover tips on how to blow your content up too.
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Design Is A Search For Form: Objectified film by Gary Hustwit

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Objectified Primer In Product Development & Design
If you want to make stuff sit down this weekend and watch Gary Hustwit's Objectified.  Hustwit's film is one of the best walk through the design process we've seen. We've developed a handful of products and the process to turn an idea from murky thoughts to physical reality isn't described well in books. 

The product development journey is simultaneously individual and universal. Each designer's take is different but elements of the design process stay common such as:

* Vision.

* Prototyping.
* Testing.

* Design.
* More Testing.

* Launching.

* Modification and evolution.

If you want to make stuff watch Objectified this weekend.  

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