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12 #mustfollow Web Marketing Pros

12 #mustfollow Web Marketing Pros | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

Follow & Learn From These 12 People
At the bottom of our Make Buffer's Social Failure Your Success Curagami post (http://www.curagami.com/buffers-social-failure-your-success/?v=7516fd43adaa ) we included a list of a few of our favorite web marketers. 

Each of these 12 people teach us things daily, and the list includes many from the Scoop.it community including:

@Guillaume Decugis 
@Kelly Hungerford 
@Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com 

Read about why Buffer's social "failure" can be your success and discover some of my favorite teachers so your online marketing wins customer hearts, minds and loyalty. 


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Susan Charles's curator insight, October 27, 2015 6:51 AM

I'm a certified accountant (CPA, CMA) with over 10 years of experience as both a freelance and corporate accountant. I currently work with a wide variety of small business owners  internationally) providing services including financial planning, accounting, payroll and Business promoting

https://uk.fiverr.com/queenofgig

 

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5 Tips To Help Online Merchants Cross the Content - Commerce Rubicon via @Curagami

5 Tips To Help Online Merchants Cross the Content - Commerce Rubicon via @Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

5 TIps To Cross Ecom's Rubicon
Smart merchants are beginning to cross the ecommerce rubicon between content and commerce. Discover 5 Tips to cross your online store's ecommerce rubicon.

5 TIps

* “Magazine” your content
* Curate from brands
* Curate from customers
* Lean & Visual Win
* Tie In Email, Social & Mobile

Going to incorporate @Guillaume Decugis and Scoop.it's ideas on Lean Content on this not very lean post too. I set aside some content to keep the post pinging with fresh content.

Evergreen means our team will refresh the content (or ask for help from our Ambassadors to do so) regularly. Not all content is equal. Places in our "evergreen" regularly scheduled updates category must be earned (lol).

So help 5 Tips to Cross the Ecom Rubicon earn evergreen status, or better yet contribute your thoughts and we will curate in.

Crossing the Rubicon between content and commerce is the BIG ISSUE in online retailing today. Discover our tips to cross and add yorus.  

 


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SEO: What Is THEIR Rank Telling You - Curagami

SEO: What Is THEIR Rank Telling You - Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

How Their Rank Teaches You SEO Lessons
SEO: Their Rank Talks To You, but are you listening, emulating category leaders and finding ways to disrupt your space to win hearts, minds and loyalty online is the "new SEO". 

So if your question is, "You talking to ME?" and you are asking Google the answer is YES.  


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 24, 2015 11:33 AM

Corrected
Updated this post with a PageRank is Dead note from my friend Mark Traphagen. 

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3 Surprising Patterns of Reading Online

3 Surprising Patterns of Reading Online | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it
While writing content for online environments you must think of the following paradox: reading is the PRIMARY action performed on the web. AND people try to read as LITTLE as possible (online) 20%!...

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Don't Make 10 Content Marketing Mistakes That Amateurs Make

Don't Make 10 Content Marketing Mistakes That Amateurs Make | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it
consuming.

Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. We all do.

Blogs take time to write, those great images need to be found or created and those social networks meed to be managed and nurtured. It is often not done or persisted with because there are no apparent quick rewards. This is where the tortoise can beat the hare by slowly persisting. It is a marathon and a journey not a sprint.

One way of thinking about great content marketing is that you are building an audience before you need them. Content builds credibility, trust and followers over time. This earns you the right to then sell them something down the track.

When content marketing and social media emerged there were no tools. Today we have so many technology tools that it’s overwhelming.

But what is great with marketing tools is that you can scale your efforts. It was something I realized with Twitter early on. A few years ago I implemented one software platform that saved me 120 hours a month and it still does.

So what are some content marketing mistakes that many amateurs new to the game are making.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 11, 2015 8:02 AM

Great Scoop by @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com. Loved the 10 Item List of mistakes "amateurs" make.

1. Not automating

2. Not optimizing for search engines

3. Not hustling your content

4. Not working on your headline

5. Not experimenting

6. Poor quality content

7. Email List Is Money

8. Not thinking like a publisher

9. Not learning from the innovators

We can even agree with #1 since they are "automating" things like social search and, to some lesser extent, publication. We shortened #7 based on their implication - email is money. So True.

Alex Griffiths's curator insight, August 23, 2015 10:02 AM

Great atricle!

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Hero Marketing: Compete with Amazon - via @Curagami

Hero Marketing: Compete with Amazon - via @Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

Hero Marketing: Compete with Amazon shares passion, customer focus, exponential thinking & need to create movements not promotions needed to win online and how SMBs can compete with Amazon.


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2M Views On G+: Why Google+ Helps Online Davids Slay Giants

2M Views On G+: Why Google+ Helps Online Davids Slay Giants | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

2M Views On GooglePlus
You may think, "2M views so what, many have more than that," and you would be right and wrong. Right because many friends including @Mark Traphagenand @Neil Ferree(to name just two) have many more G+ followers and views than little ole me.

The point of Social Media Marketing is not to win a horse race. The point is to communicate YOUR message in order to create scaled online community. Once your community more than pays for itself your "degrees of freedom" open up.

If you know of another "moderate effort, HUGE return" tool please share and I will use that one too. In the meantime G+ may be the best "do less, get more" online marketing tool ever created. G+ is Davids stone helping to slay giants - how else can a tribe the 4500 generate views of more than 2M?

So get out your sling and load up some G+ rocks today and your digital marketing will be slaying giants soon too :). M


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Marijo's curator insight, February 24, 2015 3:14 AM

Must read if you are using G+...

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Long Tail Ecommerce: Pin to Win via @Curagami

Long Tail Ecommerce: Pin to Win via @Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it
Never been more important to know your website's long tail than in ou social / mobile / connected time as Amazon proves and WaNeLo illustrates.

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Web Design Trends 2015 [Infographic]

Web Design Trends 2015 [Infographic] | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it
Explore the top web designing trends for 2015. The infographic discusses the top 6 predictions that are set to rule the web designing world in 2015.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:37 AM

Liked and agreed with all 6 of these 2015 Web Design Trends when I read the post without the infogfpahic. Infographic helps and I bet wil get more shares :). M

malek's curator insight, December 8, 2014 11:24 AM

I like“Card” design, no, it\s not new, but I find it a good tool for designers working on responsive websites. Cards are a great way to keep things modular

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Four Marketing Secrets New Web Designers Should Use • 1stwebdesigner [w/ 1 Scenttrail Dissension ]

Four Marketing Secrets New Web Designers Should Use • 1stwebdesigner [w/ 1 Scenttrail Dissension ] | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

What separates the newbie web designers from experienced ones? It is these 4 marketing secrets every newbie web designer should know. Read all about it here.

Marty Note
The four tips shared are:

* Build Microsites (disagree)
* Create Freebies (really believe in this one).
* Develop a Niche Blog (agree).
* Business Cards.

I would change "microsites" to landing pages. In a post Google Panda / Penguin algorithm change SEO era sites or pages without social support don't fly. Build a website and try and drive traffic to it. NOW tell me you want to build more than one.

That's crazy talk these days because one is more than most can handle. Liked the other 3 tips.


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Ecommerce Revolution Manifesto: Join & Contribute

Ecommerce Revolution Manifesto: Join & Contribute | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

Revolution Has Begun, Now Join & Contribute
Are you as frustrated, bored and wanting more from ecommerce as we are? "We" is five marketing, merchants and Magento programmers who know TOGETHER we change the way we communicate, share and sell things to one another.

Learn More
http://bit.ly/ecom_revolution_google ;


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Crowdfunding IS the New Email Marketing via @Curagami

Crowdfunding IS the New Email Marketing via @Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is a new powerful marketing channel similar to what email marketing used to be - high profit, low cost with big social and UGC benefits.

 


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GAMIFY Content Marketing - Fastest @HaikuDeck to 4K (of 37 Curagami decks)

GAMIFY Content Marketing - Fastest @HaikuDeck to 4K (of 37 Curagami decks) | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it
Successful content marketing engages over time. Engagement needs online community and a role shift from content creators to community curators and GAME creators.

 

 

 


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 24, 2014 1:47 AM

This deck has been flying since we put it up. Being featured by @HaikuDeck really helps. The creation of an ecosystem capable of helping drive over 70 views as I suspect the have (was at 67K a week ago) is pretty amazing.
http://shar.es/1aCHqJ


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5 Tips To Magazine Your Content Marketing via Curagami

5 Tips To Magazine Your Content Marketing  via Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

Future of Content Marketing For Online Merchants
Online merchants are learning hard lessons about content marketing. Mainly that it takes a lot of time, effort and money. What if you could increase your customers engagement, support and loyalty without spending an arm and a leg? Interested?

This Curagami post shares tips on how to think like a magazine editor - at least an online magazine content editor. It shares five tips 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.

 
Read more about evergreen content and why thinking like a magazine editor can help your online store create TRIBE and MONEY on Curagami:

http://www.curagami.com/ecommerce/magazine-ing-content-5-tips/?v=7516fd43adaa  


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Why SEO for Web Designers Went Boom - Curagami

Why SEO for Web Designers Went Boom - Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | 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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Shakespeare For Everyone: Why You Should Add Ecommerce To Your Digital Marketing - Curagami

Shakespeare For Everyone: Why You Should Add Ecommerce To Your Digital Marketing - Curagami | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

Ecommerce For Everyone
There are some web marketing lessons learned best by creating an online store such as:

Words Matter as they lead (or don’t) to conversion.Design Matter as it leads (or doesn’t) to conversion.Money Is The Best Metric.Money Helps Create The Best Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).Money helps create a testing culture.

 
Creating a store is so easy, we developed Curagmai's Bookstore with Amazon's Associates tool in about half a day, everyone should have an ecommerce store these days.  

As Rodney said in Back To School - Shakespeare for Everyone!

Read our Ecommerce For Everyone post: 
http://www.curagami.com/magical-thinking/news/shakespeare-for-everyone-ecommerce-lessons/

& Visit the new Curagmai Bookstore
http://www.Curagami.com/books.html ;

Do you have an affiliate store you want to share? Email martin(at)Curagmai.com and we will create a gallery of cool stores for personal brands, companies and B2B marketing teams. 
 


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Why I'm Not A SEO #3

Why I'm Not A SEO #3 | Digital Brand Marketing | Scoop.it

Why I'm Not A SEO in 3 Parts

Why Not A SEO #1
Blue Oceans on Scenttrail Marketing 
http://www.scenttrail.com/why-im-not-an-seo/ ;

Why Not SEO #2
Used Car Salesmen LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-im-seo-martin-marty-smith ;

Why Not SEO #3
Confusingly Similar & the Psychology of Great Web Marketers
on Curagami
http://www.curagami.com/magical-thinking/new-seo/why-im-not-a-seo-3/  ;


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