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SEO Isn't What You Think It Is Or What It Used To Be

SEO Isn't What You Think It Is Or What It Used To Be | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Your site must appeal to people.

 

From the original article on FastCompany: "Both the Panda and Penguin updates contained very clear messages for marketers: stop focusing on technology and tricks and start focusing on people. If your website appeals to people, it will appeal to Google's algorithms too.

 

But the Panda and Penguin messages go deeper. With them, the search engines are openly acknowledging that a website isn't the only place on the Web that a brand needs to maintain a strong presence.

 

The interactive exchanges that people have with each other and with the brand--online--are happening in the social media channel, and the search engines are placing an increasing importance on how these conversations influence their views on brands and how their websites should rank.

 

This means that a brand can no longer rely on a well-optimized website to earn Google's attention.

 

A brand must be a conversationalist, going where the people are and engaging them in discussion, and by doing that earn a wonderful reputation.

 

Smart brands are doing this by fully leveraging each social channels particular properties".

 

Full article here: http://www.fastcompany.com/3000283/seo-isnt-what-you-think-it ;

 

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This is why I wrote The Best SEO Is No SEO (http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2012/04/best-seo-is-no-seo.html ;) and Storytelling Panda's Secret SEO Implication (http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/storytelling-pandas-secret-implication/ ;).  

 

 


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UGC = Content Gets Best Marketing Results (Great Infographic)

UGC = Content Gets Best Marketing Results (Great Infographic) | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Stop wasting time on content marketing tactics that don't deliver. This infographic reveals which types of content work best, and the metrics you should track.

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At our startup Curagami (http://www.curagami.com) we had an epiphany. Most valuable content is THEIRS not YOURS. Testimonials rock. We knew that :). M

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Guest Blogging: Google Not Walking Their Talk

Guest Blogging: Google Not Walking Their Talk | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Guest Blogging Works Because
Guest blogging is not dead and most likely it will never die. We have the proof coming right from a guest blog post on Google. We also have proof from fiends at SalesForce who BLEW UP their blog by asking for guest posts.

SalesForce published 54% of the time from guests last year and their blog traffic went through the roof. Even better, they made more money. Strange that Matt Cutts would suggest sticking a fork in guest blogging when Google continues to ask guests to blog.

Guest blogging works, when done right, because your guest brings their social network to your content. This "friends of friends" marketing idea is at the core of our Startup Factory funded startup. Curagami believes in the power of THEIR content on your digital assets.

So, when Google's talk is one way and walk is another GO WITH THEIR WALK. And in the case of guest blogging Google's walk supports guest blogging.

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$15M For ALS, A Wet Bill Gates and Charities Seek Their Own Ice Bucket [video]

$15M For ALS, A Wet Bill Gates and Charities Seek Their Own Ice Bucket [video] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The success of the ALS challenge has other nonprofits hoping to capture the viral wave.
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Amazing Viral "Challenge"
WOW, any disbelief about how social / mobile turns marketing into movements should be answered by the now ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is what we love about the challenge:

* Videos are amazing.
* Celebrities laying down a TIME based, money and activity challenge (dumping ice water on your head).
* Plays great on SOCIAL.

That last bullet is where the real win is. Just as ToughMudder's CEO said they are as much a SOCIAL phenomenon as race this "challenge" spreads because its EASY, FUN and by accepting a "challenge" we join the tribe of previous challengers.

Now the question is how do we dump the equivalent of cold water on curing cancer?

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Dr. Jonas Salk, who in 1955, after he created the first polio vaccine, was asked, So what’s next? Cancer? — as if a doctor finished with one disease could simply shift his attention to another. 

You probably can say the same about funding cancer after #ALS campaign, except for the fact that it's the complexity of cancer which makes it difficult to cure. Hope is our best ally for now.

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Redesigning Scoopit and Your Web Design Too - via @Curagami

Redesigning Scoopit and Your Web Design Too - via @Curagami | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Scoop.it Redesign Suggestions
Redesigning Scoopit sets a new stage for a favorite content marketing tool. Making Scoopit to be social & to createscommunity can help your web design too.


Things every website design can improve discussed in our Curagami post (www.curagami.com/featured/redesigning-scoopit-web-design/ )::


* Set your “stage” (webpages) to be aligned in a “hierarchy” of need.
* Create feedback loops and expose them (like nonprofits use thermometers to track donations).

* Don’t hide your analytics SHARE THEM.

* Double down on winners, leave laggards behind.
* KNOW what is winning so you can double down.
* Ask for and prize User Generated Content.
* Share MORE and then SHARE MORE.

@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Brian is a great web marketer and one of the POWER users of Scoop.it. Here is a great comment he left on Curagami about this post:

Marty I agree, I never promote my Scoopit homepage as it has no real value for my visitor. My Google analytics show I get very few visitors to the homepage which makes since because most visitors to Scoop.it are not members so can’t follow us via Scoop.it, but they are following other ways because 48% of them are return visitors.

Looking further into the analytics not many go to the topic homepage either, so I’m testing new ways within my marketing strategy for Scoop.it to engage.

Eg. Pop up and slide up call-to-actions as seen on my hhttp://www.scoop.it/t/marketinghits topic. This pop up also show when someone is coming to a shared post on my topic not just the homepage. Right now it a newsletter sign up, I’m thinking of doing polls, follow me, and maybe even a context are two. On my newsletter sign up is see a 1.4 ctr%


It sure would be nice to have some customization options for the homepage.


** Brian is the MASTER of organization. Check out his Scoop.it presentation (@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com ). That is a PR6 webpage using OPT (Other People's Templates) and tool (so impressive). Team at Scoop.it really listens to Brian because he has accomplished a lot with their tool. The Scoop.it team is responsive in general, so, thanks to BY and others, we may get a "homepage" we can use.





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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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The New Ecommerce: Current Best Practices - Curatti

The New Ecommerce: Current Best Practices - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
There is a new ecommerce creating new "best practices" such as: easy free shipping, new him, her, kids merchandising, social shopping & UGC conversations.

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Malcolm Gladwell’s classic book, Tipping Point,  identifies three unique kinds of people who make social movements possible: connectors, mavens and salesmen.

Brand advocates blend the strengths of a connector and a maven, 

  • a source of reliable information.  
  • ready to create content that influences a purchase.
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5 Secrets of Social Media Lead Generation [Infographic] via @MarketingHits

5 Secrets of Social Media Lead Generation [Infographic] via @MarketingHits | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Did you know that social media can generate almost 100% more leads than any other channel including; direct mail, telemarketing, trade shows or even PPC?

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Yeah I've read that social media is an amazing lead gen tool, but there are some important ways to go about it outlined in this excellent infographic from @Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com.

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Cooking The 'Books': Why We Are Loving Curagami Scores

Cooking The 'Books': Why We Are Loving Curagami Scores | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Cooking The 'Books': Why We Are Loving Curagami Scores
We lucky few #internetmarketers have a problem. We are betwixt and between these days. What was OLD (seo) is GONE. What is NEW isn't clearly visible yet.

One hard won trick from over 13 years of Internet marketing is when the real world gets too weird make and model an artificial one. This G+ post shares how we are creating Curagmi Scores to evaluate exotic "ingredients" and cook the books.

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Filter Bubbles & Invisible Giants: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo via Curatti

Filter Bubbles & Invisible Giants: Why Its Hard To See The New Seo via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Invisible SEO Giant
New SEO's invisible Giant uses magician tricks such as Google's floating filter bubbles, social media's disappearing act & friends you never knew you had.

Here are 5 Reasons Its So Hard To "See" the New Seo
* Google Floating Filter Bubbles.
* Social Media's Disappearing Act.
* Friends of Friends Marketing.
* Multi-Channel Online Marketing.

* Web Like "Fabric" of Space/Time.

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Winning or Losing So Far This Year? A B2B Marketing Evaluation

Winning or Losing So Far This Year? A B2B Marketing Evaluation | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
It’s always not too late to reevaluate the efforts made by your marketing team, especially when it comes to establishing and maintaining the business reputation.
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Holidays happen NOW for most B2C businesses. This post is about doing a B2B checkin, but great tactics to steal and use B2C too.

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How Sampling Transforms Music, Content Curation & Marketing

Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song.

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You may want to jump to time code 3:00 as Ron's first mix goes on a tad long, but stay with this TED talk. What Mark shares about music is true for marketing and content curation - we (content curators) don't "hijack" content wholesale either.

Content curation is about inserting ourselves into the narrative of a piece of content just as I am doing here with Mark's TED talk. I'm "sampling" Mark's thoughts, video and intellectual "property" to cross the Rubicon between music and marketing, listening and creating, consuming and collaborating.

Yes, there are revolutionary original works such as Mark Schaefer on Content Shock (http://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/ ), David Amerland on our new value system (http://helpmyseo.com/seo-blog/692-what-if-we-had-a-new-value-system-for-goods-and-services.html) and Curagami's co-founder Phil Buckley on Fear, Shame and Asking For Help (http://www.curagami.com/featured/fear/ ).

Even these fiercely original works are woven from memes, ideas and threads sampled from others. Just as we can hear Bowie in Vanilla Ice we hear Seth Godin, Chris Brogan and Brian Solis in Mark, David and Phil's thinking and ideas. We sample, remix and mesh because we can.

We sample remix and mes because its fun and challenging too. The most important marketing idea today may be finding new methods and applications for making your products, thoughts and ideas be "sample worthy".


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Social media marketing is dead - Triangle Business Journal

Social media marketing is dead - Triangle Business Journal | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
In today’s millennial-inspired economy, social media marketing is dead. I didn’t say social media is dead — just the idea that social media marketing is the most effective approach to win over millennials. Here's how you should react.

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At our Startup Factory funded startup Cuagami we agree. In fact we believe all tactical online marketing is dead or dying. What's next? Community, Friends-of-Friends Marketing & Content Curation.

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CLASE DE CONSULTA GRATIS DE MATEMATICA

CLASE DE CONSULTA GRATIS DE MATEMATICA | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
CLASE DE CONSULTA GRATIS DE MATEMATICA con Esther Coronel de Iberkleid Si asististe al curso Productos Notables Notáblemente Fáciles, esta clase GRATUITA de Consulta es para tí y si no lo has hecho...
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Invitación a la Clase de Consulta GRATIS online de Matemática

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Invitación a la Clase de Consulta GRATIS online de Matemática

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Invitación a la Clase de Consulta GRATIS online de Matemática

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Invitación a la Clase de Consulta GRATIS online de Matemática

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How To Get Your Best Customers To Do Your Marketing For You

How To Get Your Best Customers To Do Your Marketing For You | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

As a small business owner, you’ve got a lot on your plate. With so many different hats to wear, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.


Wouldn’t it be great if you could get your best customers to do your marketing for you?


If only it were that easy, right?


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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Our epiphany was realizing the most socially shared and linked to content on our websites and blogs wasn't ours but THEIRS. When customers share content they support it with links from their social nets. This "Friends of Friends" marketing is how your brand breaks through to the other side of the filter bubble. 

Filter bubbles, well outlined by Eli Pariser in a TED talk, http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles?language=en,  make it all but impossible for branded marketing messages to reach their intended audience. 

Marketing today must be done by friends of your and friends of theirs where "theirs" are people your brand doesn't know yet. When your brand is introduced thanks to "friends of friends" marketing then trust and conversion aren't far away.

Going in cold is not something that works very often in a socially connected time like this.  

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This article presents an interesting five step process for effectively creating brand ambassadors.  The process consists of creating goals, recruiting a small group, creating a community around your product, rewarding the ambassadors, and adjusting it based on what works and doesn't.  Brand ambassadors can be vital to the success of a company and potential superiority over competitors.  Getting customers involved can also create a greater sense of loyalty than just doing business as usual.

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GAMIFY Content Marketing via @HaikuDeck #gamification

GAMIFY Content Marketing via @HaikuDeck #gamification | Marketing Revolution | 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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Why Mobile-only Shoppers are Changing Car Sales & Everything!

Why Mobile-only Shoppers are Changing Car Sales & Everything! | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

25% of consumers used ONLY a smartphone for automotive research & shopping before visiting a dealership. Find out why Mobile-only Shoppers are Changing Car Sales

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Great share by +Tim McLain that should be read by ALL #marketing pros for its #socialmobile implications. Mobile is SO MUCH MORE than making information look good on a #smartphone .

As we were building http://www.curagami.com I got that strange feeling you get when you take a wrong turn. About halfway in you realize something isn't quite right. If we could do our first attempts at creating a #gamified #contentmarketing engine for #ecommerce over (and we can and will) I would have gone #mobilefirstdesign .

There are many ways Mobile First changes your process and product including:

* More likely to limit functionality (cuts down on superfluous bells and whistles).
* Flatten the design.
* Limit the color palette.
* Change the #informationarchitecture (from long form to combined snippets).
* More social.
* More gamified (phones are game consoles).

What is true for car dealers is true for all #webmarketing - Mobile is HERE and we best get used to it and embrace this revolution as it picks up speed and fury.

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From SaaS To Movement & Community Is Where We Are ALL Headed - @HaikuDeck

From SaaS To Movement & Community Is Where We Are ALL Headed - @HaikuDeck | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Great Comment from Haiku Deck to our Curagami Why Haiku Deck Rocks post (http://www.curagami.com/featured/buffet-tools-conversations-top-haiku-decks/ ) prompted this riff about challenges faced by all online marketers.

The move from solipsistic lecturer to community and movement is the path we are all on whether we realize it or not. Haiku Deck has taken grat steps to move from SaaS to community and movement. Have you?

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Brands Under ATTACK By 5 Ninja Trends - ScentTrail Marketing

Brands Under ATTACK By 5 Ninja Trends - ScentTrail Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Brands are under attack by 5 Ninja:
* Death of Traditional Media.
* Mobile Me.
* Clean Slate Brands.
* Social Media is a Conversation.
* User Generated Content. and the rise of online communities.

What are the most powerful ninja attacking your marketing? How will you defeat attacking Ninja horde?


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malek's curator insight, August 25, 8:39 AM

Coming from FMCG background, I can't help but notice the digitalization of Coupons.

  • Consumers are hunting high and low for coupons to load on a smartphone app, eliminating the need to carry slips of paper around.
  • Companies are actively catching up with social referral coupons
  • With geo-targeting, businesses are able  to learn when consumers are nearby, delivering coupons that entice them to stop by.
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From Brands To Communities - Understanding The Wiki-ization of Marketing

From Brands To Communities - Understanding The Wiki-ization of Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

As social media changes web marketint needw to inspire the kind of commitment, support and contribution made popular by Wiki-pedia. Market, create and communicate MOVEMENTS not simply SALES. Create and curate online community. Understand the Wiki-ization of Marketing.

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Tuning Scoop.it With Their Amazing New Content Curation Tools

Tuning Scoop.it With Their Amazing New Content Curation Tools | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Here are cool things I did TODAY thanks to recent Scoop.it revisions:

* Changed Design Revolution Template: http://www.scoop.it/t/design-revolution.
* Added a subscription form to Design Revolution.
* Changed Design Revolution "SEO Boost".
* Changed Social Shares for Profile & my 10 feeds (easily adaptable to each feed so can be selective with what Twitter / Facebook and G+ pages are connected).

New tools are amazing. What about you? What have you been playing with on the new Scoop.it?

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Can Subscriptions Smite The SEO Giant? - Curatti

Can Subscriptions Smite The SEO Giant? - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Can subscriptions help your online marketing smote the invisible SEO giant? Like Curagami subscriptions create immediate engagement with real customers.
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malek's curator insight, August 12, 12:07 PM

Another intriguing piece of  ever-changing marketing. The car renting app is a case-in-point in online subscription magic. But you can't go without deeply looking at the "Creating Ambassadors" bullet,  details are still building the big picture

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New Trends in Gamification- Yu-kai Chou

New Trends in Gamification- Yu-kai Chou | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
“ A guest blog from our friends at TechnologyAdvice exploring new trends in gamification innovation: Internet-of-things, recruitment, and employee engagement.”
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Crowdfunding Million Dollar Water Balloons @Curagami & @MajesticSEO

Crowdfunding Million Dollar Water Balloons @Curagami & @MajesticSEO | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Bunch O Balloons Featured on TODAY Show This morning!

Bunch O Balloons, an easy to use time saving water balloon invention, may make $1M on Kickstsarter thanks to great crowdfunding marketing and the new SEO. Team Curagami is in Charlotte at the Search Exchange Conference.

This Curatti post combines a fascinating new tool set capable of making "Editors of Chaos" come true and the story of how a crowdfunding project goes "mega-viral".





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malek's curator insight, July 31, 11:39 AM

Curagami helps form the “Ambassador Layer” every website and brand needs these days. Ambassadors, people who’ve “bought in” to a brand’s mission and want to help, need to be given contextually appropriate “jobs”.

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Airbnb Marketing Vine: Monday Marketing Masters - Omaginarium

Airbnb Marketing Vine: Monday Marketing Masters - Omaginarium | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The offer, sent out on Twitter which owns Vine, was an invitation to become part of a marketing video, and a movement, by sending in Vines instructed the users to submit scripted shots from all over the world in the form of Vines, via Twitter.

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Marketing is about movements now. Vine knows this, does your Internet marketing?

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The Illusion of PPC and E-Mail Success - via @Curagami w/ Phil Buckley Video

The Illusion of PPC and E-Mail Success - via @Curagami w/ Phil Buckley Video | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
If you're still betting the farm on Email and PPC delivering you customers and revenue, you're falling behind.

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