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I Build Content Marketing Systems and Help My Clients Monetize their Social Media Campaigns by Increasing their Online Visibility on the Right Social Networks, with the Right Message to the Right People at the Right Time. Get in Touch (424) 248-5122
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Content Marketing Ninja Hack

Content Marketing Ninja Hack | Google Plus and Social SEO |

This is an advanced Content Marketing Ninja Hack I've been using to drive targeted traffic to my Blog.

By following this content marketing routine, you can quickly find and curate quality content and share it with your target audience on multiple social networks.

You will need to have the following social profiles and apps set-up in advance to clone this content marketing routine.

Social Media Tools
Feedly Reader (Pro) (Pro Account) (Basic Account)
Buffer App (Basic Account)

Social Media Profiles
Google+ Page
Step #1 Search Feed

Neil Ferree's insight:

This Content Marketing Ninja Hack uses some of the best social content marketing tools and apps around so the average CMer can find and share great content without spending a ton of time doing so.

Get in touch to arrange a 1-on-1 session to see my system in action and decide if this routine is a good fit for you and your content marketing strategy.

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Year End Cool Tools Report: Twitter,, Gplus & Haiku Deck

Year End Cool Tools Report: Twitter,, Gplus & Haiku Deck | Google Plus and Social SEO |

Social Media Marketing Tools
Team Curagami thought it would be interesting to look across the tools we love to use to see who is helping and how much:

Total Views
GPlus: 1.92M Views: 173,000
Haiku Views: 83,464
Twitter: ?

Use Time

Twitter: 6 Years Use: 3 Years
GPlus: 2 Years
Haiku Deck Use: 1 Year

Content Created
Scoops: 6,716
Tweets: 17,300
Haiku Decks: 38
Google Plus: 2,000 (estimate)

Following 34,000
Twitter: 5,355
GPlus: 4,397

Haiku Deck: Doesn't Offer Yet (have talked to them about this)

If your Apples to Oranges warning light is on we agree. There are so many variables with one of the variables being how each of these tools helps the others so comparison is somewhat moot.

That said here are some random thoughts about each social media / content marketing tool:

Twitter = Frustration
Twitter is always 3 steps forward and 2 back. Each day @Scenttrail ( and @Curagaqmi ( )gain and lose followers. Engagement is limited in this kind of "fire hose" marketing and for every 3 followers 2 drop off (I trim with JustUnfollow) despite my generally trying to follow everyone even remotely related who has followed me or us.

When we see Ashton Kutcher has millions of followers and treats what we work at so HARD as a big joke it's frustrating and maddening. I don't think any team can DO WITHOUT the "radio of the web", but its hard to grow a tribe there. Best to use Twitter for what it is good at - informing your tribe about what is happening now. = Following & Future of Content Marketing's ability to form a tribe is outstanding. The stumble comes when we try to figure out how to communicate with, listen to or curate from our followers. We think our "Magazine" Page: @Martin (Marty) Smith should be MORE IMPORTANT. has 1M users now. We would love to see more Hero Marketing similar to what Haiku Deck does so well. Where is the Top Curators list? Where are the stats showing the Top Scoops of 2014 on a variety of dimensions (share, links, views)? is sitting in the catbird seat since content curation is about to be the big win, but we would love a more proactive stance from Team That said, they've been KIND and GENEROUS adopting me despite tough financial times due to cancer treatments. Like Haiku Deck has a great team and they will figure it out.

Goole Plus
We LOVE Google Plus, but losing the charismatic leader Vic Gundotra was a shock. I love hangouts, but they are not enterprise ready full of creaks, pops and cracks when used. Not easy either. GPlus has a LEARNING CURVE.

On the positive side IT'S GOOGLE. I don't know anywhere else where a following of less than 5,000 can generate page views close to 2M. Content on Google gets seen, commented on and that's worth our investment and continued learning. 

Haiku Deck
For team Curagami the real revelation is Haiku Deck. We get MORE for LESS with Haiku Deck than any other social media tool (period, full stop). The fact that our decks, even the old sleepy ones, continue to generate new views is amazing.

Haiku Deck's adoption of our favorite online community / Hero Marketing idea is why our 38 decks are slouching toward 100,00 views after only a year and much less ditch digging than our first two years on We created a Haiku Deck about their creation of online community:

Haiku Deck Model

Yes, Haiku Deck is being helped by the entire ecosystem especially, but if you have ONE thing you can do create decks and pray.

Because no one can do ONE THING anymore (sadly). What about you? What are your favorite social media tools and why?

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
Neil Ferree's insight:

Metrics that Matter from an A+ Content Curator @Martin (Marty) Smith

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5 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Curated Content

5 Ways to Increase the Visibility of Your Curated Content | Google Plus and Social SEO |
I was recently asked by Bill Gasset: “how does one go about being in the recommended feed in the side panel for a specific topic?” As this is a question we frequently have, I thought I would turn my answer to him into a blog post so we can not only help other Scoopiteers benefit from it but also enrich it with your comments, ideas and suggestions. Continue reading →
Neil Ferree's insight:

Follow these Simple Steps

1. Suggest content to other fellow curators

2. Just scoop it!  

3. Scoop your original content

4. Earn recommendations and badges

5. Build your community of interest

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Sending People To See Other Sites Works: One Million Page Views Just by Curating Content

Sending People To See Other Sites Works: One Million Page Views Just by Curating Content | Google Plus and Social SEO |

Via Robin Good, Gerrit Bes
Neil Ferree's insight:

1 Million Views is More than Most so way to go Robin Good for showing us other guys how and why to use to send people to see other sites where the content is timely, trending and useful and semantic and why my Social SEO model uses CC syndication in my DiY Content Marketing System.

David Bennett's comment, August 30, 2013 7:37 AM
I put up a post in Light Reading (a blog) and gave you attribution and a mention:
Michael Ehline's comment, September 3, 2013 9:04 AM
Man this one has gone viral. I see it everywhere.
harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 10:21 AM
Ok I agree with you, let it be
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How to Dramatically Increase Online Visibility and Brand Awareness

How to Dramatically Increase Online Visibility and Brand Awareness | Google Plus and Social SEO |

There are 2 primary tasks involved to dramatically increase your online visibility and brand awareness;

  • Content Discovery
  • Content Sharing
For many of us, Feedly replaced Google Reader as the primary RSS reader. One of the things I like about Feedly is that it will show how many times an article has been shared by the feedly community. I won’t usually share an article that hasn't been shared at least 100 times.

Why bother sharing an article that nobody wants to read and possibly share to their fans and followers?With a feedly Pro account, you can create a shared collectio
Neil Ferree's insight:

Using and Feedly will save you tons of time for finding quality content your target audience is hungry for. and the Buffer App are ideal content sharing tools that semi-automate the social sharing process but still allow you to properly frame the shared content so you can advise your readers why and how they will benefit from reading (and sharing) your curated content.

Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 6, 2015 4:52 PM

Its OK to post a social update to multiple social channels so long as your curated content is properly framed alerting the reader about how and why the shared content is of value and WIIFM is spelled out.

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How Martin Smith Uses To Find Content Marketing’s Over / Under

How Martin Smith Uses To Find Content Marketing’s Over / Under | Google Plus and Social SEO |
Visual Marketing Over/Under or How I Use
Friends like Phil Buckley and Mark Traphagen are curious about how and why I use
Neil Ferree's insight:

Finding and publishing relevant curated content to your blog and your top social channels and doing it at a fraction of the time it takes to research, compose, edit and publish an original article on your blog has huge upside to those who use the platform.

@Martin (Marty) Smith dives deep into the technical aspects of how he uses and measures his content marketing over/under quotient and for some, that's honey to the bee.

For me, I find enormous value in being able to train my CC engine to find more than just relevant content, I seek content that has 3 things every submission needs;

  • A Headline with Immediate Click Me Now Appeal
  • An Image that tells and sells Read Me Now
  • Copy worthy of a Demian Farnworth byline

What Marty forgot to mention in his well thought out piece is the awesome social content amplification that occurs when you curate awesome content that other Scoopiteers share to their top socials.

Seeing 10 people share your Scooped Story to their social channels with the click of a mouse is good validation you're on the right track

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, March 20, 2014 10:52 AM
Wow, great thoughts here @Neil Ferree going to curate into my G+ post. Thanks for the cool share. Marty
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Embed Your Stories Anywhere

Embed Your Stories Anywhere | Google Plus and Social SEO |

Via Robin Good
Neil Ferree's insight:

This give us even more reason to give thought to the Insight we add to our Stories. Not for the convetional SEO link juice dance rather being able to give your Reader a summary and compeling CTA on who, what, when and why they should take time to click through to read your submission and maybe add you to their social sphere

Robin Good's comment, September 4, 2013 3:11 AM
a CTA is a "Call to Action". Something you ask your readers to do specifically.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 9:46 AM
Oh! Thanks! I just figured all my comments were CTA. Sort of. :)

This has been a really good discussion.
Treathyl Fox's comment, September 4, 2013 11:14 AM
You noticed the embed button. I just noticed the Thumbs Up button. :)