Social Media Marketing Tools
Team Curagami thought it would be interesting to look across the tools we love to use to see who is helping and how much:
Scoop.it Views: 173,000
Haiku Views: 83,464
Twitter: 6 Years
Scoop.it Use: 3 Years
GPlus: 2 Years
Haiku Deck Use: 1 Year
Haiku Decks: 38
Google Plus: 2,000 (estimate)
Haiku Deck: Doesn't Offer Yet (have talked to them about this)
If your Apples to Oranges warning light is on we agree. There are so many variables with one of the variables being how each of these tools helps the others so comparison is somewhat moot.
That said here are some random thoughts about each social media / content marketing tool:
Twitter = Frustration
Twitter is always 3 steps forward and 2 back. Each day @Scenttrail (http://www.twitter.com/scenttrail) and @Curagaqmi (http://www.twitter.com/curagami )gain and lose followers. Engagement is limited in this kind of "fire hose" marketing and for every 3 followers 2 drop off (I trim with JustUnfollow) despite my generally trying to follow everyone even remotely related who has followed me or us.
When we see Ashton Kutcher has millions of followers and treats what we work at so HARD as a big joke it's frustrating and maddening. I don't think any team can DO WITHOUT the "radio of the web", but its hard to grow a tribe there. Best to use Twitter for what it is good at - informing your tribe about what is happening now.
Scoop.it = Following & Future of Content Marketing
Scoop.it's ability to form a tribe is outstanding. The stumble comes when we try to figure out how to communicate with, listen to or curate from our followers. We think our Scoop.it "Magazine" Page: @Martin (Marty) Smith should be MORE IMPORTANT.
Scoop.it has 1M users now. We would love to see more Hero Marketing similar to what Haiku Deck does so well. Where is the Top Scoop.it Curators list? Where are the stats showing the Top Scoops of 2014 on a variety of dimensions (share, links, views)?
Scoop.it is sitting in the catbird seat since content curation is about to be the big win, but we would love a more proactive stance from Team Scoop.it. That said, they've been KIND and GENEROUS adopting me despite tough financial times due to cancer treatments. Like Haiku Deck Scoop.it has a great team and they will figure it out.
We LOVE Google Plus, but losing the charismatic leader Vic Gundotra was a shock. I love hangouts, but they are not enterprise ready full of creaks, pops and cracks when used. Not easy either. GPlus has a LEARNING CURVE.
On the positive side IT'S GOOGLE. I don't know anywhere else where a following of less than 5,000 can generate page views close to 2M. Content on Google gets seen, commented on and that's worth our investment and continued learning.
For team Curagami the real revelation is Haiku Deck. We get MORE for LESS with Haiku Deck than any other social media tool (period, full stop). The fact that our decks, even the old sleepy ones, continue to generate new views is amazing.
Haiku Deck's adoption of our favorite online community / Hero Marketing idea is why our 38 decks are slouching toward 100,00 views after only a year and much less ditch digging than our first two years on Scoop.it. We created a Haiku Deck about their creation of online community:
Haiku Deck Model
Yes, Haiku Deck is being helped by the entire ecosystem especially Scoop.it, but if you have ONE thing you can do create decks and pray.
Because no one can do ONE THING anymore (sadly). What about you? What are your favorite social media tools and why?