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Life After Google: Why Google Isn't Growing & More PAIN Ahead [ + exclusive chart link]

Life After Google: Why Google Isn't Growing & More PAIN Ahead [ + exclusive chart link] | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

"Google’s growth is ultimately limited by the population of users and that itself is a predictable number."

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We wrote about this last week on G+ (https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/i8GsS6piTdz ) with a graph showing Year over Year Google search growth slowing as smartphone and social media adoption goes crazy.

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Is Crowdfunding A New Marketing Channel? A: Yes

Is Crowdfunding A New Marketing Channel? A: Yes | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding As New Channel
If a "channel" is a set of tactics who’s ROI exceeds its costs then YES crowdfunding can become a new channel. Current Internet marketing channels include:

* Social Media Marketing.

* Email Marketing.

* Websites and other digital publishing platforms.

* Pay Per Click Ads (PPC).
* Content Marketing.

* Content Curation.
* Video Marketing.
* Cause Marketing.
* Event Marketing.
* Mobile Marketing.

* Traditional advertising.

* Crowdfunding.


You may notice SEO is not on the list. Search Engine Optimization used to be a distinct channel. One could argue technical SEO should remain a channel, but I think technical SEO belongs as a tactic in each of those channels.

You might think of crowdfunding as a subset of social or content marketing. We don't. We think crowdfunding ideas; content, promotions and product development will become an ecommerce channel in the next two years.

Imagine you have a crowdfunding board showing the latest coolest gizmos or thinking in whatever business you are. What will happen with that content? Content that viral will be shared, LIKED and blogged about.

User Generated Content, (UGC) the one content all ecommerce merchants need and can't buy, flows into crowdfunding like streams into a river. The coolest part of all of this CHEAP UGC is not only is it VIRAL and SOCIAL but it is addictive and fun.

In this game you are the BANK and make money either way. If your ideas get funded you make money. If THEIR ideas get funded YOU make money. If your ideas don't get funded you SAVE MONEY.

Yes, the team at CrowdFunde believes crowdfunding is a new channel.

 

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UGC = Trusted, You...Not So Much: Millennials Trust UGC More than YOU

UGC = Trusted, You...Not So Much: Millennials Trust UGC More than YOU | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

UGC = Trusted, You...Not So Much
Love it when someone makes our +CrowdFunde points for us. This post, shared by +Phil Buckley, shows how Millennials trust #UGC  (User Generated Content) more than a website's marketing voice.

Duh, of course they trust #socialmediamarketing  and UGC since it is where they and their friends LIVE via their #smartphones . The CONVERSATION is the new means of mem transfer.

* Will be writing more about this for our blog
http://www.crowdfunde.com

"Meme transfer" sounds confusing and dense, but if you think of your products as content and #SMM  as a way to share your content then you are already engaged in "meme transfer". When an article like this one points out who the next generation trusts - their friends on social media - every #Internetmarketer should take notice.

We've not only taken notice we are building a tool to harvest UGC called+CrowdFunde. Good news is Millenials (and soon everyone else btw) trust User Generated Content (UGC). Bad news? Millennials trust UGC and your website doesn't have a way to ask for UGC, analyze it once you get it or take an action based on it. OUCH!

That ouch is why we are spending +Triangle StartUp Factory's money to create CrowdFunde :). Marty   

Love it when someone confirms our thinking
http://www.crowdfunde.com  

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Content Marketing For Lawyers 1,2,3 - Martin Marty Smith Marketing Blog

Content Marketing For Lawyers 1,2,3 - Martin Marty Smith Marketing Blog | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
  . Content Marketing Tips For Lawyers Imagine you are a lawyer. You work hard, graduated with honors from law school and don’t understand why your billing this year will be slightly less than last continue a three year trend.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Had fun writing this post after reading a Neil Ferre post encouraging lawyers to embrace content and social marketing or pay the consequences (slowly decling billable hours).

Neil's post is here:
http://circleoflegaltrust.com/is-not-participating-in-social-media-a-liability/

Neil's post got me thinking, "If I were a lawyer how would I create a website to win fast..."
http://martinmartysmith.com/content-marketing-lawyers-123/ 


Added some new lawyer web designa and content marketing ides on GPlus today: https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/VXnDh36cXKK 

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lorrinda's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:35 AM

The retainer is a  projectized version of the lawyer's billable hour.  Content marketing can be the current day "retainer" for lawyers.