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5 Reasons You Don't Want A "Free" Website via @Curagami

5 Reasons You Don't Want A "Free" Website via @Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Free websites can become expensive fast. So called Free Websites can hurt brand, seo and marketing. If something seems to good to be true...it is.

5 Reasons To Avoid "Free Websites"
* You Lose Control.

* Limited Plugins and Addons.
* Ads.

* Slow Site.
* Migration Challenges.

Thanks to @malekfor his great summary (as always) that reminded me to put the bullet points into the Scoop. Not following Malek?  You should because he SHARES, curates amazing stuff and helps a friend out (all the time). #toogood and a #mustfollow on my Top Scoopers list. Marty


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malek's curator insight, September 24, 11:51 AM
You get what you paid for.  The price of a website also includes
  • More credibility with the search engines
  • No banners or popups
  • The master of your domain
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 24, 12:27 PM
@malek YES, good idea to put the 5 point list in the Scoop. Thanks brother Malek and Thanks for the share as always. Marty
malek's comment, September 25, 6:31 PM
#Gratitude promotes #positivity, Thank You.
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How To Sell Without Selling via @mfacchinetti (Infographic w/ Curagami Add Ons)

How To Sell Without Selling via @mfacchinetti (Infographic w/ Curagami Add Ons) | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note
Love "Selling Without Selling" and experienced its power as a Director of Ecommerce when our Buzz Team picked up the baton and helped create trust and conversion from new shoppers to our site.

We liked this @massimo facchinetti Scoop so much we couldn't help but add a few ideas in. We added a section to why people buy to represent the emotional signals Stride's excellent work missed. 

Team Curagami (http://www.curagami.com) also felt strongly that buying personas should be included so we added a pie with a "general" distribution (of site visitors) that may vary depending on business and business category. 

Finding ways to help new, those learning about your site's content and experts find what they want, feel free to contribute and encourage  User Generated Content and community formation is where "buying personas" come in.

We don't stop with such simple personas as New, Learning and Expert for long. We like to tell a buyer's story dipping into psychographics, family, and UCA (Unique Customer Aspirations). Connecting buyers with LOVE and DREAMS are powerful emotional ideas under represented in this otherwise excellent infographic.  


Via Stefano Principato, Marco Favero, massimo facchinetti
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malek's curator insight, July 9, 3:51 PM

90% of people say that positive reviews influence their decision to buy 

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Experience the Zen Of Curagami

Experience the Zen Of Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The Startup Factory funded startup Curagami launches its new content marketing roi tools into "friends beta". What's your Curagami Score? #helpastartup
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Is Your Website A Tease? It Should Be, Learn Why via @Curagami

Is Your Website A Tease? It Should Be, Learn Why via @Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Is your website a tease? It should be since teasing, promising and delivering is how trust forms. Right after trust is community. How to become a web tease.
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The Stengel Brand Ideals & Sentiment Analysis of Keywords

The Stengel Brand Ideals & Sentiment Analysis of Keywords | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

How aligned is yoru brand to its "ideals"? When former P&G Marketing Director Jim Stengel wrote Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profits at the World's Greatest comanies he may have created the most important branding checkliss.


Stengel defined 5 Brand Ideals:

  • Eliciting Joy: Activating experiences of happiness, wonder, and limitless possibility.
  • Enabling Connection: Enhancing the ability of people to connect with each other and the world in meaningful ways.
  • Inspiring Exploration: Helping people explore new horizons and new experiences.
  • Evoking Pride: Giving people increased confidence, strength, security, and vitality.
  • Impacting Society: Affecting society broadly, including by challenging the status quo and redefining categories.
How do your band ideals map? What is your bran's main benefit? 

 

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Thinking about how to use these 5 basic "brand ideals" to create a sentiment analysis tool for Curagami (http://www.curagami.com ):

* Joy.

* Connection.

* Exploration.
* Pride.
* Society (change the world).

Imagine a spider graph showing sentiment on each of those poles based on keyword usage. Trying to make reviews meaningful, social and visual.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:45 PM

I use the Stengel brand ideals ove and over as a "report card" to inform HOW a brand should be marketing. 

Ferananda's comment, March 31, 2013 6:04 PM
Provide True Wealth.
Ferananda's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:06 PM

For those who are authentically looking towards creating brands which are Good, True and Beautiful 

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Invisible Giant: Why New SEO So Hard To See - Most Shared @Curagami Haiku Deck

Invisible Giant: Why New SEO So Hard To See - Most Shared @Curagami Haiku Deck | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
There is a new invisible giant, a giant using 5 "tricks" so the "new seo" is hard and harder to see and understand. This Haiku Deck and Curatti blog post is about how to see the invisible giant. How to win hearts, minds and loyalty online.

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Red Bull, Media Companies & Curagami Scores via Curatti

Red Bull, Media Companies & Curagami Scores via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Red Bull's Branding Lessons taught us we are all media companies now. Curagami scores help content marketers understand how to attack a monster.
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4 Missing Digital Marketing Ingredients

4 Missing Digital Marketing Ingredients | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note
Agree with every one of these "missing" ingredients:

* ROI Driven Metrics (what we are working so hard to create at our Startup Factory funded startup Curagami.
* Behavior Based Marketing.

* Complete goal alignment.

* Willingness to FAIL.


The last bullet is the one that really registers. When I started creating websites in 1999 we had nothing to lose and everything was new. As things grew we became more cautions. "More cautious" is a RX for disaster in Internet marketing.

Google may have done us a great favor by shuffling the deck so violently reminding us control is an illusion so taking RISKS makes sense.

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Red Bull Branding 2: Friends of Friends Marketing via Curatti

Red Bull Branding 2: Friends of Friends Marketing via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Red Bull Branding shared how we are all media companies now. Red Bull Branding 2 is about how to build online community via Friends of Friends. Marketing.
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Think the core of the book we are going to write / edit is in this post - Marty

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