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Redesigning Scoopit and Your Web Design Too - via @Curagami

Redesigning Scoopit and Your Web Design Too - via @Curagami | Marketing Revolution | 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 ( )::

* 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 -
Brian is a great web marketer and one of the POWER users of 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 are not members so can’t follow us via, 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 to engage.

Eg. Pop up and slide up call-to-actions as seen on my h 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 presentation (@Brian Yanish - ). That is a PR6 webpage using OPT (Other People's Templates) and tool (so impressive). Team at really listens to Brian because he has accomplished a lot with their tool. The team is responsive in general, so, thanks to BY and others, we may get a "homepage" we can use.

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Ouch! 3 Ways To Avoid the Coming Community Shock - Curatti

Ouch! 3 Ways To Avoid the Coming Community Shock - Curatti | Marketing Revolution |

Community shock is what comes after March Schaefer's content shock. This post shares 3 quick tips for winning the coming race to create online community:

* Social - embracing social media marketing.

* Mobile - operating mobile first and crating responsive websites.

* Gamification - using the 4th pillar of building online community to attain the scale and return every Internet marketer needs.

malek's curator insight, April 29, 6:48 AM

Intriguing, mix economy with content and you'll be playing a new game. @Martin (Marty) Smith is outlining how to survive the new order.

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How-To: Early-Stage Startup Marketing

How-To: Early-Stage Startup Marketing | Marketing Revolution |
We at Everhour share startup marketing tips and tricks together with the first-hand experience on different promotion tactics.
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Good tips here that apply to any Internet marketing.

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The WordPress Guide For Small Businesses

The WordPress Guide For Small Businesses | Marketing Revolution |
We’ve pulled together a resource which rather than aiming to tell you everything, instead tells you exactly what you need to know to get your own website up and running in no time.


Business owners are aware of the increasing importance of having an online presence; regardless of whether their key objective is using their website to sell online, to generate enquiries, or act as a branding tool. However the costs associated with building and particularly maintaining a website can quickly become a drain on business owners.

WordPress is a platform that appeals to many, as even if you have no coding experience you can set up a website and manage it yourself.

This step-by-step guide takes the guesswork out, so you'll be up and running in no time.


By Jasper Martens / Hannah Smith.


Via maxOz, Yann De Tod
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Interesting way to organize an "Ultimate Guide".

France Lafleur's curator insight, March 6, 10:03 AM

Ce tableau pourrait vous aiguiller et vous permettre de commencer sur le bon pied avec WordPress.

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, March 11, 9:49 AM

a step-by-step approach to a WordPress site for a small business

Social Globe's curator insight, April 7, 8:06 AM

Pour ne rien oublier des étapes clés

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Your Customer Is Mobile, But What Does That Mean? - Curatti

Your Customer Is Mobile, But What Does That Mean? - Curatti | Marketing Revolution |
It’s obvious that we as consumers have taken a liking to our smartphones. It’s our on demand connection to anything we could possibly need when it comes to information. Which means, as a business owner, we need to pay attention to how our customers engage with our content and us. How. Where. When. What Device. …
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Wow, I feel like crap today and reading these Greck Hickman posts from may be the only productive thing I do but glad I got this done since they are BOTH great reads and timely as we try and go MOBILE FIRST on :

First great mobile post 



Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, March 11, 10:07 AM

More and more, Mobile is the way to reach our customer on personal level

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5 New SEO Secrets that Will Shift Your Business into High Gear - Curatti

5 New SEO Secrets that Will Shift Your Business into High Gear - Curatti | Marketing Revolution |
"New SEO" based on content & social marketing spins different than old "optimize everything" SEO. Here are 5 New SEO Secrets to help your content WIN.
malek's curator insight, February 4, 9:13 AM

Eye opener on the ever changing SEO world

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What You Need to Know About Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk [Infographic]

What You Need to Know About Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk [Infographic] | Marketing Revolution |

I'm all about Infographics these days, so I decided to break down my new book into some fun stats. Take a look!


Marty Note
Gary Vaynerchuk's latest book is excellent. Gary describes the Thank You Economy as a great "jab" book. He wanted to right a great "right hook" book too, a book about conversion and how to finish the social marketing fight we are all in. 

He is aware, via his consulting work, that many view social media as a fad. He wishes them well as they fade off into obscurity (lol). I love his 3 characteristics of a great "right hook":

* Easy to understand (and present) Call-to-Action (CTA). 
* Crafted agnostic and beautiful on any receiving device.

* Respects the nuances of the social network for which you make the content. 

That last bullet should be the eye opening moment for many Internet marketers. Marketers who have one-sided conversations that don't respect the subtle and not so subtle nuance of platforms they use to communicate their stories will be treated like the spammers they are. 

It is not enough, Vaynerchuk explains, to have awesome content. Content must be massaged to the medium. Where once the medium was the message now the medium influences the shape, form, tone and syntax of our stories. To be heard your marketing must speak the right language at the right time. 

Will be writing a more extensive review, but BRAVO and KUDOS to Gary for creating writing another groundbreaking book a true "right hook".  

malek's curator insight, January 9, 1:18 PM

Looks interesting. Infographic is a visual leap, add some fun and you have a great resource to read and SHARE

Neil Ferree's curator insight, January 9, 2:38 PM

What we need to know as Internet Marketers

Where once the medium was the message now the medium influences the shape, form, tone and syntax of our stories.

To be heard your marketing must speak the right language at the right time.

 What are your Top Performing Social Media Profiles?

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 9, 6:39 PM

Gary is keeping us up on the latest trends in the marketplace. You can always learn something from his books  and blogs. Great use of infographics and his ways of explaining was we need to know for our businesses about social media.

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7 Common Video Marketing Mistakes To Avoid via

7 Common Video Marketing Mistakes To Avoid via | Marketing Revolution |
It’s every marketer’s dream: producing a company video that goes viral or gets nominated for an Emmy Award. But if we have to be realistic, it should, at
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Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Video, especially great video marketing, is hard. I've created a handful of videos and have come away from the experience changed (lol). Best to avoid these BIG mistakes:

* Overlook importance of the script (AGREE).
*  Information overload, remember the KISS idea. 

* Too long - Vine is 6 seconds and that is the direction we are headed. 

* Bad Music or Music That Sits Up too Much (too loud or distracting).

* Animation is too fast (they always are). 

* No clear goal for the video in the first place (AGREE). 

* Bad VO (voice over). 

I got a lot of grief for insisting on a second to second mapped script by my last boss. Too much planning felt like selling used cars to him. Problem is time is literally MONEY on a video shoot. Even if you are doing you own shoot, something I would NOT recommend, you have people and resources tied up so PLAN IT OUT I say and so disagree with my old boss (lol).

Good luck, video is HARD but necessary. Video is an important bridge between your written and graphical content. Video creates personality and warmth (done right) and anger and frustration (done wrong). Angry customers don't typically BUY anything so avoid these seven video marketing mistakes.  

BTW, you want to HOST your videos inside your techncial "stack", see my note on this GPlus post:  

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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 |

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 ( ) 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 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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Mobile Is The New Black: Make Your Social Media Mobile Friendly

Mobile Is The New Black: Make Your Social Media Mobile Friendly | Marketing Revolution |
Are you reading this on your mobile device? The probability is likely, considering there are currently 6 billion (and growing!) active mobile devices in the world, and companies continue to tailor their marketing to the small screen of your iPhone.

Via Brian Yanish -
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Great mobile / social Tips Scooped by Brian Yanish (@MarketingHits) including:

* Resize your Facebook posts No bigger than 620 x 320

* Choose Facebook Ads wisely

* Make it visual

* Turn up the content

* Get smart about couponing

* Take advantage of Twitter

* Upload to Instagram

* Utilize Email Marketing

My favorite is getting smart about couponing as that tip can make a real difference to your bottom line especially at this time of year.

Be careful not to have "battling coupons" where one deal wipes out another an check coupon websites like Retail Me Not to make sure they are up to date and don't have old coupon codes that don't work anymore since there is nothing more frustrating than trying to get a deal that is dead.

Joachim Scholz, PhD's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:24 AM

The first phase of the trend towards mobile is in full swing, and it is time to adapt your marketing strategies for it. Resizing facebook ads, making it more visual and so on are the obvious things to think about, but there is also a second revoultion wrapped in the first: The move to (mobile) content marketing.


To oversimplify: Consumers watch big screens, but they touch small ones!


So the marketing communications you put on consumers' phone screens needs to be much more content oriented, something your consumers will voluntarily seek out. Being a service star in getting consumers the right coupon is a first thing to do, but also add levels of engagement and play. Coke did a great example during the London Olympic Games (on Marketing in Motion, use the Find buttom) for which they created a music DJ/mixing app that allowed consumers to build their own soundtrack to the games and send it to their friends.

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Secrets For Revolutionaries

Secrets For Revolutionaries | Marketing Revolution |

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

CureCancerStore - shop to cure cancer and give 100% profits to help cure the Big C.  

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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How and Why Content Should Include Numbered Lists: 4 Ideas

How and Why Content Should Include Numbered Lists: 4 Ideas | Marketing Revolution |
It has become widely accepted that content arranged in list form is quicker to find, easier to remember, and more actionable, which makes lists ideal for sharing content as part of a highly effecti...
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I'm not a big fan of numbered lists since to number is to create priority, but this excellent post from Content Marketing World with great examples of how your look and feel doesn't have to be limited shows numbered lists are a great idea from a Google perspective. Maybe expressing priority isn't all bad :).

malek's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:00 AM

Promising the reader a short list of tips to help improve his knowledge about an interesting subject, is a great attraction. Lists work

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Banana In Pocket Or Just Happy To Tell Brand Stories? Use Brand Storytelling to Make Customers Go Bananas

Banana In Pocket Or Just Happy To Tell Brand Stories? Use Brand Storytelling to Make Customers Go Bananas | Marketing Revolution |
Betabrand sells clothing with a quirky, California feel. The company has managed to turn a relatively small product line into an internet sensation by offering strangely appealing oddities (e.g., Disco Pants) and by encouraging customers to become brand storytellers by sharing photos and videos of their lives.

Via Brian Yanish -
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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 |
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?

Via Brian Yanish -
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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 -

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New SEO: Why Online Community Is A Game - CrowdFunde

New SEO: Why Online Community Is A Game - CrowdFunde | Marketing Revolution |
You are playing a game. Once more than one person is involved games have begun. Online communities must disrupt and gamify to win.
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Building online community is HARD. This post shares the 4th "Pillar" of online community - Gamificaiton. The New SEO: 3 Pillars of Online Community share the other 3: 

and this post is linked to gamificaiton as the 4th Pillar here  

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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 |

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.

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

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Mint Social Currency: 3 Insider Tips - Curatti

Mint Social Currency: 3 Insider Tips - Curatti | Marketing Revolution |

Why Contagious? You could read Jonah Berger’s Contagious: Why Things Catch On as an update to Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference, but I wouldn’t (lol). 

Berger’s assertion that Gladwell is mostly wrong seems moot. The Tipping Point is philosophy. Berger’s book is ditch digging psychology based on his empirical research at Wharton.

Berger shares 3 key ideas to create viral marketing:

  • Find or Create Inner Remarkability.
  • Leverage Game Mechanics.
  • Make People Feel Like Insiders.

This post shares my favorite examples for each of Berger's Contagious traits including Red Bull for "Inner Remarkability", for leveraging game mechanics and Rue La La for making people feel like insiders.

Brian Yanish -'s curator insight, March 4, 12:14 AM

Great post @Martin (Marty) Smith a must read for all marketers!

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5 Easy Steps To EPIC Content Marketing - Curatti

5 Easy Steps To EPIC Content Marketing - Curatti | Marketing Revolution |

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.

Heather Koroll's curator insight, February 26, 8:06 PM

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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 |

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 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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Quirky Email Marketing Makeover: Good To Great

Quirky Email Marketing Makeover: Good To Great | Marketing Revolution |

Quirky Email Marketing Makeover TIps is new to email marketing. They haven't won the hard won lessons 7 years as a Director of Ecommerce teaches such as:

* Less is more in email marketing.

* Never forget your Call-To-Action.
* Selling more than one idea in an email is crazy.

Quirky started strong with a cold weather hero (hero is largest image on an email or webpage), but made a common "new to email marketing" mistake - they thought their content is as interesting to US as it is to THEM.

Not so much (lol).

Best to apply some Occam's razor to your email marketing cuttting down to a single relevant idea. Quirky's BEFORE makeover email could become 6 or 10 emails. Showed how I would change their email and bet those changes woud increase conversioins 10x.


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Blue Dog Passing: Tips In Viral Marketing via @HaikuDeck

Blue Dog Passing: Tips In Viral Marketing via @HaikuDeck | Marketing Revolution |
Artist George Rodrigue painted his last iconic portrait last week, but his blue dog lives on and can teach Internet marketers how to create viral content.
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Artist George Rodrigue painted his last iconic portrait last week, but his blue dog lives on. He lives on to teach lessons in how to create viral marketing for Internet marketers:

  • Arresting visual images help.
  • When you find the icon let it get GOOD to you.
  • Fun mixed with mystery and irony works well.
  • Good creation story is important.
  • When in doubt, paint it BLUE.
  • Let your icon become THEIR icon.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Turn a pattern on its head a little.

Use any 3 of those tips to increase chances of creating viral content for your website, blog or personal brand.  

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The Most Critical Missing Element of Small Business Marketing? Effective Backends

The Most Critical Missing Element of Small Business Marketing? Effective Backends | Marketing Revolution |
What your sales back end can tell you about your small business marketing… When considering small business marketing, most owners think about getting exposure and visits/clicks/views, etc.
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Great post by Michael Nelson about how and why Small To Medium sized Businesses can create a highly converting online process. Backend is movement of visitors to buyers. Buying can be defined broadly such as joining an email list is a form of "buying".

I love this tip about the Thank You Page:

"The “thank you” page is the location where your prospects who sign up on your squeeze page are taken.  This page can be the place they download or print the free offer and can be a page that provides them with another “call to action.”  Here is an example of a thank you page.

As you can see, neither page has to be too visually appealing, just have an effective offer and clear message."

The ""neither page has to be too visually appealing" message is so important. I've watched new to web SMBs spend budgets on how things look. The elastic value, what you bank after costs, of "beautiful" and confusing vs. "ugly" and clear is NOTHING. I'm an Internet marketer which means "beautiful" to me is something that converts better than what was there before especially if I didn't have to break the bank to learn how to "beat the control".

Michael post explains how to engage and close "sales" online in great detail. Here is another favorite quote from the piece:

"The “call to action” is the most obvious, but often the most overlooked in small business marketing.  Make it clear what you would like the prospects to do.  Click here to get this…Act now to get a free coupon… etc."

YES, hidden or lack critical CTAs (calls to action) would be on my "most common landing page mistakes" list of all time. High contrast CTAs, I prefer orange or red but have tested blue to a win once, that jump off the page would be my preference.

A boss told me he thought CTA approach was too "used car salesmen-like". Perhaps, but visitors WANT you to share what they are supposed to do next AND the benefits such an action should generate. The person who saw me as a used car salesmen did at least an equal disservice by keeping his true desires under wraps.

I prefer being clear, honest and immediate. DO THIS and GET THIS and this offer ends ON. We had long discussions about my belief B2B marketing is only different from B2C in one significant way - TIMING.

The more I thought about it the more even TIMING seems similar since B2C only SEEMS like immediate S-R curves (Stimulus-Response). A B2C merchant’s ability to sell today is built on their reputation and relationships too, so there is NO difference between B2B and B2C marketing.

I tried to explain my "invisible hand" theory of Internet marketing. When you visit a site I've architected you are looking for me (me or my team's curation and design hand). You want to "know" the architects of the space you are in. Clicking is a sign of respect and recognition of that desire (to get to know the environmental architects).

Michael's great explanations expose the invisible hand; make it clear what visitors need to do and who benefits. What a concept! A simple concept that can double your online sales.


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Care and Feeding of Networks & 10 Must Follow Scoopiteers

Care and Feeding of Networks & 10 Must Follow Scoopiteers | Marketing Revolution |

This post was fun to write. I spent the morning writing about the importance of thinking digital first. This post shares 5 tips about the care and feeding of possibly your most important asset - your network of support, advocacy and content. If your content network isn't the most important thing no one really thinks about very often I don't know what is. 

Since it isn't fair to tease such a list and not share, here is my list of 10 Must Follow Scoopers:

@Robin Good 
@Guillaume Decugis
@Ally Greer 
@ janlgordon 
@Jesús Hernández
@Brian Yanish -
@Karen Dietz
@Thierry Saint-Paul 
@Neil Ferree
@Ana Cristina Pratas  

If you want to see what each of these great content curators has taught me you will need to read the post (since I'm not one to spoil a tease :).   

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 9, 2013 8:48 AM

This is a link to a blog by Martin Smith his opinions about how to make your network and connections stronger and who to look towards for direction and inspiration.

Brian Yanish -'s curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:56 PM

Totally agree with Marty, each of these Scoopers uses to build their readership.  That's right they are using Other Peoples Content (OPC) that they curate to build their own following and traffic to their channels be it a website or social network. 

Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:10 AM

       Le 04 Décembre de l'année 2013     

                       Bonjour madame,

                                          Bonjour monsieur,

Êtes vous intéressés par un challenge en recevant dés votre inscription gratuitement  et sans aucun engagement de votre part des actions convertibles immédiatement après le lancement du méga réseau social  actuellement en phase de  pré-organisation GloballSare ? Si oui cliquez sur ce lien et inscrivez vous sans tarder car l'offre est limitée dans le temps:

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Content Marketing Is The New SEO [Infographic]

Content Marketing Is The New SEO [Infographic] | Marketing Revolution |

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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Content Curation, Dupe Content & SEO: A Bad Match? [Matt Cutts Video]

Content Curation, Dupe Content & SEO: A Bad Match? [Matt Cutts Video] | Marketing Revolution |
Content curation could be an extremely risky practice if you don't put a lot of effort in, or it lacks editorial voice or a distinctive point of view. After all, Google already has a curated list of content.
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What Is Content Curation?
I don't agree with much of this article, but then I would never suggest "curation" purely as a form of content build. Yes some curation such as Top 10 lists come close to the kind of "no value add" content Matt Cutts warns about, but as long as your website isn't 90% that kind of content you can afford a list or two or five.

My key disagreement is over what constitutes "curation". Curation requires some filtering and positioning. Yes it is possible to stop there, but most curators place their curated content in some context. They write editorial to wedge their content into their mix.

This "rich snippet" approach to curation creates the logic behind the curation. This post on is a "rich snippet" where I'm adding my two cents worth.

Note too that I add editorial into a theme - content marketing and SEO - I comment and write about frequently. This means my "modeled" ecosystem shows consistent investment and confirmation from links, likes and shares.

I wrote about how feeds are in all of our content marketing future ( ) and think I missed the importance of social signals when I wrote that post. Feeds absent confirming social signals are just useless noise (as Cutts all but declares in the video on the linked post).

Function as "junior-Google" doesn't work UNLESS you have the editorial chops to support it as my friend Mark Traphagen (@MarkTraphagen) does on G+ and my friend Phil Buckley (@19818) does on SEO.

Mark can "curate" related G+ content without his authority taking a hit because his curation is a tiny fraction of his content. Even though Mark can afford some % of comment less curation I doubt he would. Mark likes to add rich snippets to place his curation into his overall context - as so should we all.

Bottom line is don't put content on your site that is duplicated. Use "no follow" tags or canonical URLs to show Google your intent are pure and you are only after the rankings your links, likes and loves generate.