If you are feeling like you are drowning in content, it’s because you are! The world’s information is currently doubling every two years, giving us access to more data, facts and stories than ever before. And, thanks to our smartphones, tablets and the Internet, we are constantly receiving, analyzing, sharing and creating even more information. But, as content marketers, how do we ensure that our content can break through this sea of information? We can by embracing visual content.
Why create visual content? Visuals aid in decision-making and are more persuasive and make a better, longer overall impression than simple text. Consider these facts:
90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.60% of consumers are more likely to click on a business whose images appear in search results67% of consumers consider clear, detailed images to carry more weight than product information or customer ratings
Excerpt from the article by Pawan Deshpande and published on Content Marketing Institute: "Many content curators are still unsure about what constitutes ethical curation, and how they can share third-party content without running afoul of copyright laws. Here’s our 10-step checklist to help you curate ethically and effectively.
1. Draw from a variety of sources; 2. Prominently link to the original source; 3. Avoid “nofollow” links; 4. Quote sparingly; 5. Insert your own point of view; 6. Fill in the gaps; 7. Use thumbnail images; 8. Give readers the option to close an iFrame or share bar; 9. Add a new title; 10. Claim Google authorship, as appropriate..."
Do you ever worry that you might you be tweeting and blogging into empty space? Are you sure that the time you invest in social media is well spent or do you have a nagging suspicion that nobody is listening? Most academics use social media without any clear plan - they're just putting out material and hoping for the best. But if you really want to harness the power of social media to generate impact from your research, you need a plan. It doesn't take long to think strategically about you
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
The emergence of new social media platforms has opened up a world of options for marketers. But many are yet to take that exploratory plunge beyond Facebook and Twitter. afaqs! decodes the world of 'other' social media platforms., IBM, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Vine, Quora, Foursquare, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, social media, BYT Social, Drizzlin Media, Social@Ogilvy, Karthik Srinivasan, Sushant Kumar, Faheem Ahmed, David Ogilvy
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.