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Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List - Meg Sutton via Curata Blog

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List - Meg Sutton via Curata Blog | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Great list here, but "ultimate" not even close (lol). A few of my favorite content curation tools NOT mentioned include:

* Google Plus (duh, G+ is a great tool never included in these lists).
* BuzzSumo (tells me what's trending).
* WordPress is another often overlooked curation tool. Wordpress is really thousands of tools thanks to plugins.
* Guess obvious tools like YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter they left off due to how obvious they are.
* Also surprised they don't extend to inbound marketing tools like Marketo, Eloqua and Pardot.
* On the same vein I would include leading CRMs like SalesForce.
* Testing tools like Optimizely are missing too.

Guess the question is where do you draw the line between content sourcing, sharing and blogging. I tend to mashup all of those things and that means "ultimate" would look more like that huge Brian Solis graphic and I suspect that is what this post was trying to avoid.

About half the apps on this list are new to me, so will have fun exploring...again.

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Pawan Deshpande's comment, March 30, 2014 10:52 AM
Thanks for posting this. Pawan from Curata here.<br><br>All the tools you mentioned such as video sharing platforms, A/B testing software, social media channels, etc... fall outside the scope of curation tools. <br><br>It sounds like you are looking for a map of content marketing tools, as opposed to our map of content curation tools. For our content marketing tools map, see here: http://www.curata.com/blog/content-marketing-tools-ultimate-list/
Beatriz Recio's comment, March 30, 2014 11:08 AM
Welcome, Pawan. It´s a good list, very useful. Thank you!
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Red Bull's Branding Lessons: We Are All Media Companies Now - Curatti

Red Bull's Branding Lessons: We Are All Media Companies Now - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
BANG Branding Changed Figuring out why branding changed is moot. Understanding HOW branding has changed is important. Brands used to create aspirations for customers as this 1958 Tide commercial demonstrates: Flash forward to this video from Red Bull TV: What happened? A: The web, Smart Phones, We Changed, Branding Changed. There isn’t ONE thing moving …
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BlairEvanBall's curator insight, March 12, 2014 4:30 PM

Small company or large brand, we've morphed into our own media company.

The challenge especially for small companies is too develop a daily regimen to find, curate, and produce great content for their customers and audience. While at the same time running a profitable business.

 

FOCUS on those things that give you the highest return for your time.

 

The hugh upside for them, they like control and this gives them control to amplify their brand.

 

For those that don't like the fast pace of change, they'll like irrelevance even more.

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20 Favorite Content Curators on Scoop.it Are #MustFollows

20 Favorite Content Curators on Scoop.it Are #MustFollows | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

20 Scoopiteers who've taught me more than I can repay in one lifetime about #contentmarketing and #contentcuration are #MustFollows :

@Robin Good

@maxOz(Michele)
@Ally Greer

@Ana Cristina Pratas

@ janlgordon

@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com

@Karen Dietz

@malek

@Thomas Faltin

@Jeff Domansky

@Alex Butler

@The Fish Firm

@massimo facchinetti

@Giuseppe Mauriello

@Mariano Pallottini

@Jesús Hernández

@Guillaume Decugis

@Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com

@Neil Ferree

@Jesús Hernández

@Peg Corwin


Congratulations to Scoop.it on reaching 1M users. I wrote this post about my favorite 20 Scoopers a few months ago. It seems to be having a  REDUX moment today as Scoop.it reaches a major milestone. There are several people such as @Therese Torris@Beth Kanter and others I would add now (such is the danger of making a list like this). But you can't go wrong following any of these great, kind, smart, creative and generous content curators on Scoop.it. Marty

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malek's curator insight, June 24, 2014 11:18 AM

@Neil Ferree You made my day again.

massimo scalzo's curator insight, June 25, 2014 3:56 AM

Marty Smith gives us a list of persons who know HOW....We can take a look at thema and see how they curate Content. Thank you Marty!

Rémy Ginoux's curator insight, July 10, 2014 6:21 PM

Possible Inspiring readings for Summer Vacation...

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Content Marketing's Magic Beans: 4 Sharing Tips - via Curatti

Content Marketing's Magic Beans: 4 Sharing Tips - via Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Sharing is the "magic beans" of content marketing. Sharing starts the train,but there are ways to share that help generate more shares. This post includes 4 Sharing Tips:

* Give Expertise Away.
* Following Is Currency, Spend It.
* Presence Makes You Real.
* Trust in Karma of the Share.

If you plant these magic beans your content marketing will reach for the clouds. Just make sure to run for the hills if you year, "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum".

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Therese Torris's comment, February 19, 2014 4:14 AM
Great post, Marty, thanks !
Therese Torris's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:19 AM

Excellent. Sharing is vital to content marketing and it's not as easy as it seems: "Trust is hard"

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The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised: Google Plus For Real Estate Agents

The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised: Google Plus For Real Estate Agents | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, there are two platforms that are no longer optional: Facebook and Google Plus. Yes, Twitter is cool and Pinterest is fun, but they can’t do for your real estate business what Facebook and Google Plus can -- at least not yet.
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The Revolution Won't Be Televised YOU Will Create & Publish It
Real Estate is about to CHANGE. The space is being "rolled up" by outside forces - forces who know more about Internet marketing than real estate such as Redfin, Zillow and Trulia.

Bloomberg shared the GOOD NEWS (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-07/why-redfin-zillow-and-trulia-havent-killed-off-real-estate-brokers ) about the "resilience" of "the old model". It seems buying a home is something people want help with and are willing to pay for that help.

If the attack of the roll up artists have been at least momentarily slowed there is another problem - how should realtors market themselves. I just scooped a post about niche marketing (http://sco.lt/7V8dLV ).

Finding an ownable "content niche" may be the most important mission any realtor faces and few understand or discuss. An attempt to be all things to all buyers/sellers online is a prescription for disaster.

Online your ability to own a niche such as relocation specialist or passionate about Arts and Crafts bungalows CREATES AN ABILITY TO SELL MORE BROADLY.

This is the CATCH-22 of marketing online where you must effectively narrowcast to have the authority needed to broadcast. Tools mastery reflects this online marketing irony for realtors. YES you can get business from StumbleUpon, but that business may be costly since learning StumbleUpon took away from your mastery of Facebook and GooglePlus.

I don't agree with the elimination of Twitter for realtors. Twitter is the "radio of the web" when you blog something Twitter is a great place to announce its presence. Twitter helps build community and its time to use to mastery is low enough it shouldn't take away from a more concentrated focus in learning how to use Facebook and G+ at high levels.

I do agree with Facebook and G+ along with a blog / website (see my Curatti post on the difference between blogs and websites http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ ) as the core of any realtors online marketing tool set and arsenal and the linked post does a great job explaining why.

The most important, and counter intuitive, idea is to NARROW to an ownable niche in a real estate agents online marketing since doing so creates the permission and authority needed to benefit from broadcast.


In other words, if you are the Arts and Crafts bungalow expert in Durham, NC you will get more condo and Victorian sales too because your online presence has authority. Trying to become an online authority in more than one niche is HARD to IMPOSSIBLE.

And that online marketing lesson applies to lawyers, doctors, accountants and car dealers too. Find the ownable niche, become an authority even if it is only "local authority" and use Facebook to create community and GooglePlus to create conversation and you will continue to beat back the Zillows of the world.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:28 AM

Totally agree, this is not limited to real estate agents. It's an excellent article that describes all the potential of Google+ in everyday language.

Bill Gassett's comment, February 13, 2014 3:04 PM
Thanks for sharing Marc! I have followed and recommended your Scoop.it page:)
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How Beyonce's SURPRISE Marked Social Marketing's ROI Tipping Point

How Beyonce's SURPRISE Marked Social Marketing's ROI Tipping Point | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Social media has been with us for over a decade. Its impact started small but it's now significant. We have passed a social media marketing tipping point

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I Scooped this amazing Jeff Bullas article and thought about it more. The tipping point is bigger than just Social Media Marketing. Beyonce worked the album to make it VISUAL. This took 18 months, but she succeeded (not hard when you are Beyonce).

As you read the amazing stats below how Beyonce BLEW UP social media and commerce with her Surprise album read Jeff's post about how she changed her approach too since there may be more than one tipping point here - Social Media Marketing & Visual Marketing on SMM.
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Great Scoop by Mike of a Jeff Bullas post noting how Beyonce may have marked our social marketing roi tipping point. Here are quotes from Jeff's post:
 

The tipping point?

With the evolution of the web there are some events that are small but significant. One of those happened on December 13, 2013. It was when Beyonce launched her latest album with an update on Instagram just captioned as “Surprise”

This broke convention.
 

Normally millions are spent on traditional media. Lady Gaga hyped her latest album by spending millions on bus advertising, billboards, 2 pop up stores and performed countless interviews. The result. She sold 305,000 copies in 2 weeks.

Beyonce, who has 8 million Instagram followers and over 53 million fans on Facebook decided to go straight to her fans. She decided to give the bus a miss. It was launched directly to iTunes and social media. She invoked the power of  ”World of Mouth”


The results

* It sold 828,773 copies in 3 days

* Twitter reported 1.2 million Tweets in 12 hours

* It was the largest single week ever in the Apple iTunes store

* It was iTunes fastest selling album worldwide


Jeff notes implications including

The lessons and what can you do

You may be not a Lady Gaga, Beyonce or a famous singer but the lessons are there. Start building your “own” digital assets. The world has changed. It is digital and it is social.


*Take control of your own digital future and build your own online assets and authority.

Grow your social networks now. The priorities are still for the most part Facebook and Twitter. It will also depend on the demographic, audience personas, media preferences and industry. So you will also need to consider Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Slideshare and YouTube. It will also be determined by whether you sell to business (B2B) or to consumers (B2C).

Create the best content you can. Repurpose it in a range of media including visual.

Publish and promote it everywhere on social media.

Don’t forget your other digital assets. This includes a blog, search engine optimisation, continue to increase your email subscriber list and keep up your content creation. It also means using content marketing in your mix.

* Boost your marketing with paid and targeted social media advertising. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You may need to get marketing traction fast and can’t wait to build the social networks from day one.


Marty
I agree with Jeff's points, would go easy on the paid stuff until you know what works, and would add these:


* Use G+ Author Rank as a great way to carry your klout with you.
* Crowdfund content - find ways to create community around your content and best way is to put THEIR content on YOUR websites.

* Contests and Games - great social content you can create with low costs and high User Generated Content (UGC) & social value.

* Be SOCIAL on Social Media - say congratulations, thank you and ask for favors. 

* Create video content because it is engaging, highly social and easy to move around the web. 
* Do Hang Outs On Air because they are fun and LIVE and so a little dangerous. 
 

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, February 3, 2014 6:59 PM

Social media: Be on the wave or under it.

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Content's Marketing's Hard Rain A-Gonna Fall & Here's Your Umbrella

Content's Marketing's Hard Rain A-Gonna Fall & Here's Your Umbrella | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Content's Marketing's Hard Rain A-Gonna Fall
As much as I love a good debate the one I covered on ScentTrail Marketing on Friday between Scoop.it CEO Guillaume and ace content blogger Mark Schaefer is moot.

Google's algorithm is set. Facebook's "edgerank" is tightening. As Barabasi notes in his highly recommended book LINKED: How Everything Is Connected To Everything Else a hard rain is about to fall on content creators.

Do I believe in Guilluame advocacy of content curation? Yes, do I believe content curation can save PR4 blogs? Not even a little bit. The rich are about to get richer. Smart move is to pay the freight - cut partnership deals with content hubs in your business segment.


This G+ post shares how to structure such a deal since you need to discuss a lot of dimensions of support (not just what you owe them for their greatness lol).

 

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6 Reasons to Create Great Visual Content Marketing in 2014

6 Reasons to Create Great Visual Content Marketing in 2014 | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Big Data has been a theme for 2013, and it poses the threatening question of how one can possibly interpret all the data that is available to take in.


As consumers of data, we’re constantly deciding whether to “bookmark” a particularly interesting file, or make an entry in Evernote to come back to read it later. There is so much data being generated every single minute on the Internet that it becomes increasingly time-consuming to make decisions such as: Should I read it now? Should I make a note of it in my Moleskin notepad? Should I email the link to myself?


In short, we spend more time sorting through, curating and organizing data that already exists. In doing so, we create more data about data!


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, John van den Brink
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

If we are smack in the middle of a digital marketing revolution one of the most important wheels keeping that revolution turning faster and faster is VISUAL marketing. Friends @Scoopit call this "lean content", content that conveys complexity quickly, simply with visualization.

Mobile is another wheel turning the marketing revolution faster and faster AND being accelerated by little screens with their swiping, snipping and spinning of "mobile content".

What is "mobile content"? Some say there is no such thing ad "mobile content". I think there is an opportunity to create "mobile first" websites where content flows evenly, smoothly and in many directions at once.

Content is why the "mobile revolution" is about more than phones. Once we re-imagine content that creates engagement across all platforms (social and owned) we see the need for arresting visuals, great headlines and content snippets.

We are smack in the middle of a revolution. Visual marketing is a monster flywheel driving this revolution faster and faster, better and better. Find ways to make your content leaner and more visual in 2014 to stay up with the game.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:59 AM

Big Data has been a theme for 2013, and it poses the threatening question of how one can possibly interpret all the data that is available to take in.

 

As consumers of data, we’re constantly deciding whether to “bookmark” a particularly interesting file, or make an entry in Evernote to come back to read it later. There is so much data being generated every single minute on the Internet that it becomes increasingly time-consuming to make decisions such as: Should I read it now? Should I make a note of it in my Moleskin notepad? Should I email the link to myself?

 

In short, we spend more time sorting through, curating and organizing data that already exists. In doing so, we create more data about data!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 12:39 AM

Big Data has been a theme for 2013, and it poses the threatening question of how one can possibly interpret all the data that is available to take in.

 

As consumers of data, we’re constantly deciding whether to “bookmark” a particularly interesting file, or make an entry in Evernote to come back to read it later. There is so much data being generated every single minute on the Internet that it becomes increasingly time-consuming to make decisions such as: Should I read it now? Should I make a note of it in my Moleskin notepad? Should I email the link to myself?

 

In short, we spend more time sorting through, curating and organizing data that already exists. In doing so, we create more data about data!

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Where Is Content Marketing Headed In 2014 | Internet Billboards

Where Is Content Marketing Headed In 2014 | Internet Billboards | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Great post here from Tom George at Internet Billboards.

Agree
* More content marketing.

* More content curation.

* Multi-screen.
* New SEO with Hummingbird leading to semantic web. .

Disagree
* Quality goes up.

I disgree with the last bullet since we don't have the tools yet to insure quality of content marketing and curation improves. Next year we will continue to muddle through. By the end of the year we may have better tools, tools capable of connecting top and botton of the funnel.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:02 PM

Thoughts as we move into a New Year and how they will impact your plans

malek's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:29 AM

But Marty,

Isn't ensuring quality a major target of Hummingbird?

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Scoop.it One of 5 Secret & Disruptive Content Curation Tools

Scoop.it One of 5 Secret & Disruptive Content Curation Tools | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Secret & Disruptive Content Curation Tools
* Scoop.it.
* Haiku Deck.
* Paper.li.
* Pinterest.
* GooglePlus.

More thoughts on Scoop.it as HUB of content marketing on GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/WKour5A4fke


http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/5-secret-content-curation-tools-and-how-to-use-them/


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malek's curator insight, November 22, 2013 8:14 AM

What's Google Plus?

This “new Google” era can be summarized as PEOPLE not BOTS!

Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:09 AM

Una muy interesante reflexión sobre 5 herramientas de curación de contenidos.

 

Google+ es una de las grandes herramientas a invertir tiempo, aparte de Scoop.it

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Top 10 Marketing Revolution Scoops All Time

Top 10 Marketing Revolution Scoops All Time | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
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Top 10 Marketing Revolution Scoops All Time

http://sco.lt/56lkMj Videos - We Are All App Builders Now

http://sco.lt/6w8cU5 Infographic - 12 Things To Do After You Publish A New Blog Post

http://sco.lt/6dQF5l Blog Post - 52 Totally Free Resources For Better Blogging

http://sco.lt/56p69J Scoop + Graphic - Why Facebook Is Making Online Merchants More Money Than They Realize

http://sco.lt/9JMGOX Graphic Matrix - Five Types of Social Media Influencers

http://sco.lt/7KVXIv Study - Content Marketing & Curation Becoming Important For B2C and B2B Says New Content Marketing Institute Study

http://sco.lt/7JDyZl Infographic - SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY 

http://sco.lt/5qwiGX Infographic - Content Marketing Is The New SEO

http://sco.lt/6EZdWT Infographic - The Importance of Social Media and How it can help your business

http://sco.lt/63ldvl Infographic - Top 29 Inspirational Ways To Stay Creative In Life, Love, Business

Learn more about the Scoop.it Top 10 Conversion Study: http://sco.lt/69HeAj

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Content Marketing & Curation Becoming Important For B2C and B2B Says New Content Marketing Institute Study

Content Marketing & Curation Becoming Important For B2C and B2B Says New Content Marketing Institute Study | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) have followed up their study of B2B content marketing trends with research into the emerging trends in the B2C
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Fascinating study showing a narrowing gap between B2B, traditional leaders in content marketing and curation, and B2C. The narrowing gap proves what most on Scoop.it already know - content marketing is THE MOST IMPORTANT MARKETING your company, brand or personal brand is doing (period, full stop).

This piece inspired me to create a post about the difference between B2B and B2C content marketing. You can find that post the Ecom Revolution on Scoop.it: http://sco.lt/5oXU6T 

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:00 PM

I'm still not convinced that curation is all that new or different than blogging or other online publishing activities. (Blogging is not dead.) Nor am I convinced it is the most important thing you can do in terms of marketing. (And just because "everyone is doing it" doesn't sway me either; like momma always said about if so & so jumped off a bridge...) But I don't think curation can be overlooked much longer. Curation needs to be evaluated for several major factors:


a) can it fit within your scope (Do you have the time & skill set? Can you do this in house or should you hire?)


b) purpose (to maintain existing clients/customers, to reach new ones?)


b) where would it fit? (Not all curation sites are the same; some are more suitable for products, brands, B2B or B2C reach, demographics, etc.)

Alessandro Rea's curator insight, October 17, 2013 5:28 AM

While B2B marketers are beginning to adopt B2C best practices when it comes to e-commerce, B2B marketers have traditionally invested more of their budgets into content marketing than their B2C counterparts, making it interesting to see how both sides measure up in this rapidly-growing area. There are many more similarities than one might expect.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:21 AM

Content Marketing & Curation Becoming Important For B2C and B2B Says New Content Marketing Institute Study

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Content Marketing Is The New SEO [Infographic]

Content Marketing Is The New SEO [Infographic] | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

We hear a lot about content marketing these days. It is a phrase a lot of folks throw around to make themselves sound smarter but not many folks understand or


Via massimo facchinetti
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The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of content marketing in a sleek infographic. Use it with your CFO to justify funding the "new SEO".

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Only 28% Brands Can Measure Content Marketing ROI

Only 28% Brands Can Measure Content Marketing ROI | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of brands now have a dedicated content marketing budget, research from Bite has found, with 43 per cent of those surveyed saying content marketing was a board priority for their company

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Yep, this infographic sounds and feels right to me. Fact I was surprised it was as high as a third :). Marty

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Tim Mustill's curator insight, March 18, 2014 6:16 AM

No worse than print media imho!

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Value, Experience & The New SEO - Conversation With Robin, Brian and David

Value, Experience & The New SEO - Conversation With Robin, Brian and David | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Value, Experience & The New SEO
I'm having five related conversations across three social nets right now about  #contentmarketing  ,  #contentcuration  and #SEO with @Robin Good@Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.comand @David Amerlandthis post pulls these threads together in a single place.

"David's idea is all of factors will align at some point in the not very distant future. Points such as:

* What makes money.
* The value of an experience NOW and over time.
* Value as a function of Uniqueness / Scarcity.
* The social REPUTATION and AUTHORITY of a brand or curator."


Brian suggested we have a debate and I think that is a great idea. Will see if we can put together a HOA on content marketing, engagement and the new SEO soon. In the meantime I'm sure everyone will chime in on this G+ post.

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Heather Koroll's curator insight, March 9, 2014 7:46 PM

add your insight...

 
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5 Easy Steps To EPIC Content Marketing - Curatti

5 Easy Steps To EPIC Content Marketing - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

If you are going to create #contentmarketing these days it better be EPIC. There is way too much noise. Only Epic Content will do. Here are 5 Easy Steps To Create Epic Content Marketing:

* Get your C-level executives to BELIEVE.
* Think Mobile First.
* Work with customers and creating a "commons".
* COPE (Create Once Publish Everywhere).
* Write a Content Marketing Mission Statement.

Set the stage with those easy steps and EPIC is possible, epic content marketing is probable IF your commitment is strong, you learn fast and you don't mind failing a little. Remember the content you write is NOT about you.

Epic content marketing is always about CUSTOMERS. Answering questions, solving pain points and finding innovative ways to be "of service" are all great ideas for your EPIC content marketing.

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Content Marketing Terms A to Z You Should Know

Content Marketing Terms A to Z You Should Know | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Our A to Z of content marketing helps you get a handle on one of the most important aspects of digital marketing. Content marketing is becoming increasingly important (just check out our piece on how content is going to be dominant for 2014).


Via Gwenaël Bonnafoux, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

This is a cool post format - important content marketing terms with short explanations. The format has more editorial control than it appears because the writer is selecting the terms. I would probably arrange in order of priority. They arrange by alphabetical which makes all terms feel equal...they aren't :). M

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Carmen Troche's curator insight, February 16, 2014 4:54 PM

Great marketing tools

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Internet Marketing's 3Cs: Content, Community, Conversion - Curatti

Internet Marketing's 3Cs: Content, Community, Conversion - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Internet marketing's "perpetual motion" machine is based on content creating community and, after winning hearts and minds, community becomes conversion.
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Content, Community and Conversion dance a particular ballet. They are partners each contributing movement and beauty to the other. This Curatti post shares how one dancer supports the other with a simple yet complex goal - the self-perpetuation machine that happens as if by magic and helps create MORE from LESS.

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Why There Is A Curatti In Your Future - Curatti

Why There Is A Curatti In Your Future - Curatti | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Great conversations with Guillaume Decugis, Mark Schaefer, Phil Buckley, Mark Traphagen & others last week convince me there's a Curatti in our future.

Curatti is an example of the HuffPost, BuzzFeed, Mashable multi-author, multi-thread held together by content curation model. I've noted to own the conversaton is to own the traffic. This model is best way to "own the converation" today and that is why there is a Curatti in your future.

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Searchlight Is A Great Enterprise SEO Tool from NY based Conductor

Searchlight Is A Great Enterprise SEO Tool from NY based Conductor | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Enterprise SEO with Conductor Searchlight the world's leading natural search platform. Benchmark your performance against competitors, find the best keywords to target, uncover your competitors backlink strategies and more.

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This is one of the best #SEO tools I've seen combining the best elements of other tools such as SpyFu and SEOmoz. Searchlight by Conductor creates an SEO tool for content marketers and curators and who isn't a content marketer these days? The tool is agency friendly too!

Strengths of this impressive tool include:

* Keyword management (for you and competitors). 
* Paid and organic search data.

* Templated and easy to private label "work spaces" to share reporting with clients.

* Reasonable price / value.

* Sliders to manage prioritization based on dimensions such as difficulty of the task or ROI. 

Searchlight by Conductor is a great SEO tool built for content marketers and curators.  

Will write more about why this tool should be a MUST for any Internet marketing team on http://www.scenttrail.com  over the weekend. 

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How Netflix Is Changing Content Curation - ScentTrail Marketing

How Netflix Is Changing Content Curation - ScentTrail Marketing | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Netflix & Amazon know something most new to web merchants miss; Information creates online scale becoming the gold at the end of a means rainbow.
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Netflix and Amazon understand something most "new to web" catalog merchants don't - information is both means and ends. Online scale depends on information more than money. 

This post is about how Netflix uses their reviews-based User Generated Content engine to disrupt online retailing. Where that disruption will end who knows? The advantage of online scale is, once built, you can point a scaled and increasingly intelligent system at any business vertical and win. 

Amazon will make more money from their cloud services than from book sales soon. Why? Because online scale presents ways to monetize one could only imaging at the beginning of the journey. Netflix's genius use of review curation shows, once again, the value of online scale and of thinking like an Internet marketer instead of print or brick and mortar based retailer....at least online.  

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@Martin (Marty) Smith says,"Amazon will make more money from their cloud services than from book sales soon. Why? Because online scale presents ways to monetize one could only imaging at the beginning of the journey. Netflix's genius use of review curation shows, once again, the value of online scale and of thinking like an Internet marketer instead of print or brick and mortar based retailer....at least online."

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:46 PM

@Martin (Marty) Smith says, "Amazon will make more money from their cloud services than from book sales soon. Why? Because online scale presents ways to monetize one could only imaging at the beginning of the journey. Netflix's genius use of review curation shows, once again, the value of online scale and of thinking like an Internet marketer instead of print or brick and mortar based retailer....at least online."

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How Canonicalization Can Save You: Guide To Canonicals In WordPress

How Canonicalization Can Save You: Guide To Canonicals In WordPress | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Welcome To Content Marketing
Many "new to content marketing" are blasting content out on new WordPress blogs, creating categories and loving life. Glad to have you and if you are reading this post then you know it is time to learn some "inside baseball" content marketing and SEO tips. 

Google doesn't like content to be duplicated. Problem is we bloggers and merchants MUST duplicate content since some of our readers care about SEO while another set wants to learn about social media marketing. 

An article like my Websites vs. Blogs post for Curatti.com (http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ ) could be categorized into web design, social media and Internet marketing. WordPress makes setting categories so easy the full ramification of that tag isn't fully understood. 

If I categorized my Websites Vs. Blogs piece in more than one category it appears equally duplicated to Google. The fact I know the piece MAINLY belongs in Internet marketing is something I can share with Google by using a canonical URL. 

I think of the canonical URL as the MASTERBLASTER URL, the URL I WANT Google to think of this content in. Other categories, any category NOT deemed the single MASTERBLASTER category, aren't "indexed" by Google's spider for that piece of content. 

Google sees your intent and understands your instructions to mean "don't index the same content twice" and that makes Google's spider get all warm, fuzzy and happy. You just saved Google TIME and time in the Google algorithm is truly MONEY so chances for your website to gain in authority just went UP. 

Chances to gain in authority when you have the same content in many categories goes DOWN. Your duplication costs Google money and time because they have to sort out if you are good and true or a spammer. Oh, btw Google NEVER sorts out if you are a spammer or good and true (and I wrote that sentence to make my SEO friends laugh :). 

Google ASSUMES you are spamming and treats your dupe content with disrespect and annoyance. Should you create many categories and place content in them? Sure, but when you do so be sure to use canonicalization to send the right signals to Google and so they don't assume you are spamming. 

Promise to write my next Curatti.com post on canonicalization and other important "SEO Ideas For New To Content Marketing". Marty 

BTW, geat @Tomewer post with one of the most clear and concise explanations of a difficult topic I've read. Well done Tom! 

 

 

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Editors of Chaos Website Curatti.com To Save Golden Content Marketing Goose From Extinction

Editors of Chaos Website Curatti.com To Save Golden Content Marketing Goose From Extinction | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Major Scoop.iteer Jan Gordon launched Curatti.com - The Editors of Chaos website over the weekend. Jan's mission is important. She wants to save the golden content marketing goose before its killed by its own popularity.

Great mission and a Free "Insiders List" when you sign up for email (I did just that today). Be sure to stop by Jan's new website:

http://www.curatti.com

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Content Marketing Trends 2013: Video Popular, Blogs Valued, Social Measurement Lacking

Content Marketing Trends 2013: Video Popular, Blogs Valued, Social Measurement Lacking | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

|Nearly half of companies (46%) now have formal content marketing strategies, and 37% are considering such strategies, according to a recent survey of 217 marketing professionals by Unisphere Research and...


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The great title of this scoop says it all. Everyone is creating content marketing but no one is sure how the top of the conversion funnel, those things we do like blogging and social media that drive traffic, and the bottom of the funnel, the magic land of conversions and ROI live, are connected.

There are several problems trying to connect traffic generation to ROI and conversion including:

* Attribution.
* Lack of accurate tools.
* TIME.
* Lack of predictive analytics.

Attribution, knowing where converting traffic came from, can be a bear. Conversion funnels can be peppered with visits; content and referring URLs What was the magic combination that actually created the conversion? Sophisticated analytics model attribution and assign some weighted value, but this is riff with bias and accurate enough (generally) to calm the riot. Some modeled attribution still beats NONE since no modeled attribution can lead to cutting off your websites proverbial nose to spite its face.

Time is part of the attribution problem. Some content lasts for a day and that are all its ever going to do. Other "evergreen" content can last for a year sending converting traffic all along. How do you know when you have short or long term content? By how it behaves and that is defining a bard door after horses are already out.

There is a missing algorithm in all of this. The magic QUANT math that can accurately connect funnel tops to bottoms. The problem is that QUANT math better be flexible and have some Artificial Intelligence-like flexibility or it isn't of much use since the web is a constantly changing sea of data, attribution and time.

We will master these complex FACTORS and find a way to better connect our funnel tops and bottoms someday soon. In the meantime bailing wire and chewing gum ROI systems will continue to rule our content marketing investments.

 

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Secrets For Revolutionaries

Secrets For Revolutionaries | Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

These Days if you are NOT a revolutionary good luck with that. The problem is when everyone is a revolutionary is anyone really ahead of the curve? As many know we are trying to STIR THE POT with 2 new BHAGs:

CureCancerStarter.org - crowdfunding cancer research and let patients, friends and family see behind the curtain.
http://www.CureCancerStarter.org  (launching next week)

CureCancerStore - shop to cure cancer and give 100% profits to help cure the Big C. 
http://www.curecancerstore.org  

Here are the first 5 "Secrets For Revolutionaries" learned:

* Revolutionaries need a PLAN.
* Revolutionaries need TOOLS.
* Revolutionaries need to compete.
* Revolutionaries need to PLAY.

* Revolutionaries need to be THANKED!

I'm getting the idea. I need to be chief Thank You Note writer more than chief social, code, design guy (lol). Our Cure Cancer Buzz Team is missing a few of those pieces. Some revolutionaries are so GREAT they don't need every one of those features, but most need a STRUCTURE to the revolution, a sense of MEANING and PROGRESS. 

Will be working on those ideas in the days and weeks ahead. Please feel free to SHARE your community / revolution building tips and ideas. We are going to need so many AMAZING revolutionaries to help launch these two new ideas you may want to get your beret now :). Thanks, M 
 

 

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