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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | SM | Scoop.it

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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 3, 2014 6:06 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Roberto De Pedrini (Telnext - Italy) - Twitter: @depetwi's curator insight, October 4, 2014 2:39 AM

This is an Off-Topic but interesting !

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The Best Tools to Manage Your Next Social Media Campaign

The Best Tools to Manage Your Next Social Media Campaign | SM | Scoop.it
Starting a social media campaign? Check out these top 32 tools that will help you manage the campaign, courtesy of Jamie Turner and Erik Qualman.

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Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips

Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips | SM | Scoop.it
Here are 101 fantastic social media technology tool tips that you can use to promote your business on social media.

 

Are you looking for some tools and tips related to social media tools and technology?

 

Want to add a bit of magic to your social media marketing?

 

As we specialise in tools and technology we come across great tips and tools every day.

 

From the list below we guarantee you will find something very useful for your business.


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Ian Cleary's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:14 AM

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Tom Pick's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:10 AM

More of the usual brilliance from Ian Cleary.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:29 AM

Agree, lots of great information. Recommended.


I want to add one thing, if you're looking to build a website and

  • get all the tools and information to create traffic
  • write excellent content
  • find the best ways to monetize
  • blog directly from the site
  • integrate with the social media and much more, take a look at SBI/Sitesell. Tens of thousands happy members have built sites that end up in the 2-3% top traffic sites in the world. Over 300,000 Facebook supporters. Classes taught in over 30 universities around the world. Check out the CTPM process that makes it all happen: http://ctpm.sitesell.com/welcome23.html
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7 Reasons to Love the New Scoop.itScoop.it

7 Reasons to Love the New Scoop.itScoop.it | SM | Scoop.it
.You may have noticed (or maybe not, because they are so awesome to use) that we recently rolled out some big changes to the Scoop.it platform.  Firstly, don’t panic. Secondly. you\'re going to love them.

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, December 11, 2012 12:28 PM
@Janet, Beth and mirmilla : glad you liked this! Special thanks to Beth as this feature is actually the result of a discussion thread we had on Scoop.it months ago about sources & ethics of curation. Don't know if you remember it Beth but we did! ;-)
Deborah Spector's comment, December 12, 2012 10:02 AM
What a difference this makes. I always read the articles before I scoop them. Now I'll be able to add my insights, which I hope will bring more meaning to my growing community. So nice to know your discussions added this feature to the scoop.it platform.
Niels Schuddeboom's comment, December 13, 2012 5:27 PM
But I can't find back the original options to browse scoopits not explicitly followed, based on topics. Where's that?
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How to Maximize the Reach of Your Posts on Social Networks

How to Maximize the Reach of Your Posts on Social Networks | SM | Scoop.it

This article and infographic was posted by Ted Nguyen for his blog.

 

Intro:

 

One of the most pressing questions whether you're new to social media or a social media maven is: What's the best way to post information or share content to optimize your reach

 

Compendium, a content marketing firm conducted a study of more than 200 companies to determine how social media professionals may optimize their engagement with both business-to-business-to-consumer conversations.

 

What they found is consistent with what Ted Nguyen has experienced and he has demonstrated that he clearly knows what he's doing

Here are some highlights:

 

"My experience in sharing more than 21,000 tweets and Facebook posts to my more than 82,000 Twitter followers and Facebook friends is consistent with the study’s findings"

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**I recommend the hours between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time) or 1 to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) are the best times for Twitter and Facebook to optimize social engagement engagement.

 

**I find that tweets shared earlier in the week do better than those sent later in the week. I also have discovered that Facebook posts do best Wednesday early afternoon.

 

**if you look at Ted's social shares, they run around the clock. he tries his best to engage with people in real time or near real time.

 

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering: "Curation, Social Business and Beyond" 

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/VG0xGL]

 

Infographic by DKNewMedia

 

Survey by Compendium


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101 Social Media and Social Network Tools

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39 Web Apps and Tools We Use to Create Websites

39 Web Apps and Tools We Use to Create Websites | SM | Scoop.it

Probably not unlike you, we use a cadre of different tools to help us create websites and products we’re proud of. Every year it seems that this list morphs, evolves, shrinks and grows. So we thought, ‘Hey, it might be valuable to some people to get a look at how we build things and the tools that we use to get the job done.’ We looked at every step of our development process and highlighted our favorite technologies every step of the way. These divisions aren’t meant as hard and fast rules; but rather groupings that can help you if you’re looking for a tool to find efficiencies, process improvements or work product for a particular phase.

 

39 WEB APPS AND TOOLS WE USE TO CREATE WEBSITES

 

MEETING, BRAINSTORMING, STRATEGY
Our initial planning phases are all about collaboration. Here’s what we use to communicate, ideate and put the plan together.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KMGb4d


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8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond

8 Tips to Get Your Brand on the Social Curation Boom and Beyond | SM | Scoop.it

This post was written by Melonie Gallegos for iMediaconnection

 

In this piece, there are 8 tips to help marketers get in on the social curation boom in a meaningful way - that means Pinterest and beyond!

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

"Curation is a long-standing tradition of collecting, saving & organizing objects. Today it takes on a different meaning. Organizataions have evolved from collecting artifacts to digital curation of media and content"

 

When human behavior shifts and it certainly has, (more about that in the article), brands are quick to follow suit.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

There are a lot of websites offfering curation-type services

 

To get a clear sense of how a brand might leverage curation in this article, they have broken them down into categories.

 

**social bookmarking and news

 

**sharing

 

**Aggregation and syndication networks

 

**There are 8 ways your brand can get in on the action

 

Here are a few that caught my attention:

 

Become a curator creator

 

**Create your own Pinterest board and it's more than just slapping images, it takes thought, strategy, being part of the community and continually showing up

 

**appreciating other people's content and having two-way conversations

 

Create an Interest-based content strategy

 

**Focus on the interests of your audience, not your products and services!

 

**Allign their real-life interests with your brand position

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/IXNQQB]


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, May 2, 2012 2:58 PM
"thank you"!
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Easily manage all your social network settings

Easily manage all your social network settings | SM | Scoop.it

You having trouble managing your social network settings? We're to help you manage sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and more here is the tool you're waiting for long time and it's very easy to use. [note mg]

 

What is Bliss Control?

Bliss Control is simply a directory of links to manage your social media settings. The tool helps you easily access links to any settings page on the top social networks.

 

For example if you want to change your bio on Pinterest, you select those options on the homepage, hit “Go” and you’ll be taken to the right place on Pinterest to change your bio.

 

We were inspired to create this site following the success of Notification Control, a more basic site that we built.

 

Does Bliss Control use my login details?

No, we simply provide links to the right settings pages.

 

Should I be concerned about my privacy?
No, again, we’re only providing links, we don’t receive any information from you.

 

What actions do we list?

Change profile picture Change bio Delete account Change 3rd party permissions Change connected accounts Change password Change design Change username Change email Change mobile settings Change email settings Recover password

 

What services are supported?

Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Pinterest Tumblr Foursquare YouTube LinkedIn Google+ Meetup Path Instagram Flickr

 

Try it, it's free: http://blisscontrol.com/ ;


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John van den Brink's comment, March 20, 2012 1:59 PM
Martin, thank you for this one!
Martin Gysler's comment, March 20, 2012 6:16 PM
You're welcome John. I'm glad if this tool is also useful for you!
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WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress

WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress | SM | Scoop.it
Discover these 12 *unusual* uses of the popular WordPress platform and build a plethora of creative websites using simple plugins.

 

WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for over 35 million bloggers, and this WordPress Tutorial will show you some very interesting (yet uncommon) ways to use WordPress. Although the majority of users choose WordPress’ easy-to-use software for blogging, its power extends far beyond building blogs and static websites. In fact, with over 12,000 plugins available today, you can make your WordPress site do virtually anything you can imagine (well…. except for maybe cutting your grass)!

 

Not only is it dynamic and capable of doing what you want, WordPress plugins do exactly what they are described to do and “plug right in to your WordPress blog”. This means that with simple configurations a world of opportunity is open to even the most basic user. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of our favorite uncommon uses of WordPress.

 

Read  more: http://blog.freeblogfactory.com/12-websites-you-can-build-with-wordpress/


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The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site

The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site | SM | Scoop.it

What do we mean when talking about reader engagement? Well, in terms of blogging the first things that come to mind are comments, sharing, questions, conversion rates. To sum up we could compare reader engagement with building a community. A community where readers care about each other, where action doesn’t stop after reading the final paragraph and where exciting discussions are born. Unfortunately, good content and neat design aren’t the only factors which affect reader engagement. You need to learn to focus readers attention and start a conversation. Developing an engagement is a win-win situation. Your visitors will want to explore more and join the conversation but you, as the publisher, will be looking at higher conversion rates.

 

Gamification is a whole branch in reader engagement which brings together game mechanics and marketing to create engagement and solve problems. What do we understand with game mechanics from a web standpoint? Well, that doesn’t necessarily has to be the traditional online games as we are used to seeing them...


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jeevanand's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:17 PM

Does outbrain really increase reader engagement? In most of the sites i hv seen Outbrain (taboolaa and similar others), they show quite unrelated and random stuff!

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40+ Social Media Dashboard Tools for Tracking Stuff

40+ Social Media Dashboard Tools for Tracking Stuff | SM | Scoop.it

As part of my on-going work developing social media for business units, I’m often asked about what types of tools I used for tracking all that ‘social media stuff.’

 

Let me talk about how I go about creating a social media dashboard

 

The basic answer is that I don’t have one tool (I have dozens, if not hundreds.)

 

The real answer is that I am not tracking social media.
I am tracking key performance indicators (KPI)
I don’t care if it is a shipping problem or a viral YouTube video.
I simply want to know how I can track it, manage it, and maximize results.

 

With that said: when I think about creating a social media dashboard or using a platform to track results… I am looking at several unique business identifiers that define what tool I need for the job at hand...


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TOOLS - 10 tools to add sizzle to your business's Facebook page

TOOLS  - 10 tools to add sizzle to your business's Facebook page | SM | Scoop.it

There are plenty of tools and apps out there designed to make running, updating, and promoting your Facebook page easier and more effective.


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Peg Corwin's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:17 PM

Learn about these apps and tools to take your FACEBOOK PAGE to the next level:


 - PageModo: Call attention to your page

 - Linqto: Personalize your Facebook page, host conversations

 - SocialDon: Boost your performance

 - ShortStack: Run better contests

 - MediaFeedia: Wear all your hats

 - HootSuite: Facebook+

 - MailChimp: Build your list

 - Facebook Page Insights: Track your performance

 - EdgeRank Checker: Where do you stand?

 - SocialMention: Find your relevance


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Beyond Facebook – Twenty Some Social Tools Your Business Should Be Using

Beyond Facebook – Twenty Some Social Tools Your Business Should Be Using | SM | Scoop.it
You know about Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You might be using them every day for business and consider yourself a social media professional.

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Andre Beukes's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:23 AM

Something social media guys should look at even if you know a lot you can not know all and some that you do know might not work as well as others could

Kim, Youngmin's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:23 AM

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Naomi Assaraf's comment, May 21, 2013 2:32 PM
Here, here to @AndreBeukes!
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Using Facebook Graph Search For Business

Using Facebook Graph Search For Business | SM | Scoop.it
How can business owners optimize Facebook Graph Search? It's the Facebook feature we've all been waiting for!  The ability to find things on Facebook -- A bank of one billion+ users that log in from their home, office, and mobile phones.

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Martin Gysler's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:07 AM

I look forward to try this new tool.


This post has an interesting approach from Facebook graph search for business and shows the real potential from the tool.

 

Let me know what you think, and if in your opinion this tool will be a plus for you and your business.

Gwynne Wade's curator insight, February 19, 2013 8:46 AM

A well written article on the new Facebook Graph search and how you can use it for your business.

Martin Gysler's comment, February 19, 2013 2:58 PM
I'm glad you like it Gwynne ;-)
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Timeline Cover Maker | Custom Facebook Banner/Background

Timeline Cover Maker | Custom Facebook Banner/Background | SM | Scoop.it

I like this tool, it's free, easy to use and without advertiser banner. Even if you're not a computer genius, you can use it. Try it, you'll be glad you did, for sure! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Facebook is changing how we can express ourselves on our facebook page. With their new Timeline Profile you are now free to express yourself with a big banner behind your profile picture.

Timelinecoverbanner.com provides you with the power to create a creative and customized Facebook cover easily and free even for commercial use.

 

Some of our cover editor features are: No visible watermark or branding on final image, very fast and responsive, you can blend profile picture seamlessly with timeline cover background or in other words you can make your profile photo and cover look integrated as one image, you draw or add text, and many more. We also have tons of cool graphic clipart from our partner sites which exclusively available only for our cover editor. You just need to browse them and copy paste the GRAPHIC ID of your desired image to our editor, and,.. presto!.. your chosen graphic is added and ready to combine with your photo.

 

Read more: http://timelinecoverbanner.com/


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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | SM | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

Caroline Matet's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:08 PM

Le top 20 des outils pour faire ses propres data visualisations

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How To Get More Out of Triberr

How To Get More Out of Triberr | SM | Scoop.it

Triberr’s Mantra

 

Triberr’s mantra (or mission statement, if you went to business school :-p ) is to help bloggers be succesful.

 

And to bloggers, “successful” means three things:

Content distribution Content generation Engagement

1. Content Distribution

This is where Triberr began.

 

Triberr enables bloggers to form tribes and effectively establish a long-term Tear 1 supporter networks.

 

Since everyone on Triberr is a blogger -and therefore audience builder- each share is worth much more than a share by your average Joe Facebook user. Gross generalization of course, but accurate for our purposes.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KM4q8b


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48 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools

48 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools | SM | Scoop.it

Even if this list is from 2011, you'll find a lot of interesting tools for today. [note mg]

 

If you want to know what’s happening in the social web you need monitoring tools. Before you get out your credit card and start to spend money try out some of the free social media monitoring services. This way you get a taste of what is available and if you need paid services.

 

I have collected 48 free social media monitoring tools. In the Group A are the services that I use regularly or seem interesting to check out immediately. The Group B is an alphabetical list of tools for you to play with. Here we go:...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IDzrqr


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10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics | SM | Scoop.it

Maybe you want create your own infographic, here 10 tools to support you to do it. [note mg]

 

Information graphics, visual representations of data known as infographics, keep the web going these days. Web users, with their diminishing attention spans, are inexorably drawn to these shiny, brightly coloured messages with small, relevant, clearly-displayed nuggets of information. They’re straight to the point, usually factually interesting and often give you a wake-up call as to what those statistics really mean.

 

Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/K0s4LL


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Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free

Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free | SM | Scoop.it
Convert files like images, video, documents, audio and more to other formats with this free and fast online converter.

 

This free online file converter lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another. We support a lot of different source formats, just try. If you can't find the conversion you need, please let us know and write us an e-mail. We probably can help you...


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Namita Patel's comment, March 18, 2012 11:27 AM
What a great resource! Thanks Martin.
Martin Gysler's comment, March 18, 2012 1:09 PM
It's my pleasure Namita
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100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User | SM | Scoop.it

That's a must read post, it'll learn you how you will become a Twitter power user! [note Martin Gysler]

 

CNNFortune reported 100 million Twitter users log in at least once a month. Half of those, 50 million, log in every day. About 55% check in with mobile devices, while about 40% just check in without actually tweeting.

 

Those numbers are huge for anyone who’s marketing online. But that’s not all.

 

Thirty-four percent of marketers who use Twitter have generated leads from its use…with 20% of those closing deals.

 

But how do you take advantage of this growing audience of Twitter consumers? You have to become a power user. So here are 100 proven tips to help you do just that.

 

And to make it easier to follow along, I’ve broken them up into 10 sections that each contain 10 tips.

 

Read more: http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/01/30/100-ways-to-become-a-twitter-power-user/


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The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site

The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site | SM | Scoop.it

What do we mean when talking about reader engagement? Well, in terms of blogging the first things that come to mind are comments, sharing, questions, conversion rates. To sum up we could compare reader engagement with building a community. A community where readers care about each other, where action doesn’t stop after reading the final paragraph and where exciting discussions are born. Unfortunately, good content and neat design aren’t the only factors which affect reader engagement. You need to learn to focus readers attention and start a conversation. Developing an engagement is a win-win situation. Your visitors will want to explore more and join the conversation but you, as the publisher, will be looking at higher conversion rates.

 

Gamification is a whole branch in reader engagement which brings together game mechanics and marketing to create engagement and solve problems. What do we understand with game mechanics from a web standpoint? Well, that doesn’t necessarily has to be the traditional online games as we are used to seeing them...


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jeevanand's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:17 PM

Does outbrain really increase reader engagement? In most of the sites i hv seen Outbrain (taboolaa and similar others), they show quite unrelated and random stuff!

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How To Create An Infographic - With No Discernible Talent Whatsoever

How To Create An Infographic - With No Discernible Talent Whatsoever | SM | Scoop.it
I've spent weeks testing various tools and trying to figure out an easy way for non-Designers to create Infographics. Finally, yesterday I've stumbled upon a cool little app called Pixelmator that was the answer to my prayers.

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