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Sense-Making Is for Humans: Stowe Boyd on Real-Time Curation in the Enterprise

Sense-Making Is for Humans: Stowe Boyd on Real-Time Curation in the Enterprise | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, January 12, 2013 12:23 PM


Stowe Boyd takes a look at the story of Twitter hiring a team of real-time human curators to organize its key trending topics and why having humans making such choices is such an important element, not just for Twitter, but for any search engine or  company truly interested in what social conversations are really saying.


He writes on GigaOM: "...this sort of human curation will be increasingly important in the business context.


For example, if a competitor’s product XJ11 is being mentioned all over the social network within your company, understanding why may be critical. Perhaps they have just announced a big sale, or are selling the product line off.  But the new spike in activity is likely to be related to very recent events, and not the long tail of older piece of information about that product. And the most likely candidates to help make sense of the new trend? The people originating the cascading comments in the social communications tools.


[The] Twitter approach [with a team of real-time human curators] is one way to go, although instead of using Mechanical Turk a system that asks the originators of these trends for clarification, it might just message the earliest trend setters to ask them what’s up. Alternatively, an approach like Tumblr’s editorial teams might be employed, where individuals are selected to act as editors or curators, and to actively pull out information that is novel and important, and post it onto topic pages.


Whichever approach is taken, I have no doubt that we will see social curation emerging as a key component of our business social networking tools in the near future.


And we will still be relying on human beings as the key element of sense making, not machinery."



Important topic. Good analysis. 7/10


Full article: http://pro.gigaom.com/blog/real-time-curation-in-the-corporation/


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wanderingsalsero's comment, January 14, 2013 6:08 AM
So...this is saying that 'social curation' is more concerned with extracting and analyzing from a diversity of social threads?
Robin Good's comment, January 14, 2013 8:22 AM
That's certainly implied, but more than that the key takeaway here is that algorithms can't do what humans can, especially when it comes to selecting, evaluating and organizing news stories.
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New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences

New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story.
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 


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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:17 PM

Storyplanet seems to be a very cool and easy tool for creating and publishing interactive stories with all kinds of media. Very useful for journalists - and for school kids and teachers, too. Worth trying!

Shanika Journey's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:21 PM

That's actually a pretty cool way to report the news.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:55 AM
New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences.

 

From www.journalism.co.uk - January 12, 4:52 PM

 

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story. 
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 

 

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The 10 "Best" Social Media Campaigns? Marty Says Maybe [eye candy]

The 10 "Best" Social Media Campaigns? Marty Says Maybe [eye candy] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Since social media has become an integral part of our lives, marketers have used their creative talents to develop social media campaigns with various degrees of success which can be measured in a variety of ways.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:12 AM

Best Social Media or TV Ads
The problem with this list is it elevates the visual aspects of social media. I think the most converting social media is some customer service innovation by Zappos or someone similar that we will never know about. 

The elevation of the visual, while cool and fun, reinforces the wrong side of social media. Yes SMM has a fun side, but it is very serious business and that is where the money is being made. 

Treating social media like a one sided visual "campaign" reinforces dangerous stereotypes that have CFOs and CEOs doubtful about the real ROI of social media marketing.

As much as eye candy is fun and sells blog views the real benefits of social media are boring old LINE management benefits. I realize "Boring Old Line Management Benefits" isn't a headline that gets many views, but let's be careful about what we hype as "best" least we reinforce stereotypes we are working hard to throw off.  

 

Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 13, 2013 11:55 PM

Thank you to Marty Smith for this great find. Top 10 social media marketing campaigns in history.  I agree with the author that #1 and #10 are controversial, but they both got me to join.

 

1. The Blair Witch Project

2. Blendtec: Will It Blend

3.  Old Spice: “Smell Like a Man, Man”

4. Burger King: “Subservient Chicken”

5. Pepsi Refresh

6.  VW: Fun Theory

7. Office Max: “Elf Yourself”

8.  Evian: “Roller Babies”

9. Ikea: “Facebook Showroom”

10. Hotmail

Ken's Key Takeaway 

From text:

What are some of the core elements that were in these campaigns that made them such a success? For me it includes these elements

HumorCompetitionCurioisity


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2010/08/31/the-10-best-social-media-campaigns/#L4cZtwttdWOuo3Tl.99

Ken Morrison's comment, January 14, 2013 9:01 AM
Hi Marty. I agree with your insight. Along the lines of your thinking,.I enjoyed the "Elf Yourself" campaign but I did not remember that Office Max created it. I am sure that people got promotions out of that campaign, but I am not certain that it was a good long-term management benefits.
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5 Easy SEO Tips From ScentTrail

5 Easy SEO Tips From ScentTrail | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

SEO Doesn’t Have To Be Hard Just shot a video with our resident photographer Andrew Bartlett. Our conversation reminded me Search Engine Optimization doesn’t have to be so HARD.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:07 PM

After shooting a video with our resident photographer, Andrew Bartlett, I realized that SEO in a post Panda and Penguin world is easier than ever. Do the basics well, connect everything so Google knows YOU and be consistent and life is good. 

Here are the 5 SEO Tips this piece shares: 

* Keywords in URL.

* Keywords in image Alt text.
* Tell a story with Keywords.

* Content With Call To Action is King

* Be consistent With Other Marketing

Easy right? What are your 5 favorite EASY SEO Tips? 

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:19 PM

Great article Marty. Wasn't long ago I'm talking to fellow website designer who said SEO is dead because of social media. I told him, funny how Google hasn't stopped telling website owners to do many of the items you cover in your article.  

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 11, 2013 8:14 AM
Spiders still need context Brian so you note to the designer was correct. Correct alt text has been a particular challenge for me with many designers. I prefer to have file names with keywords too, but good luck selling that idea to a designer (lol). M
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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road. I travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my team and my clients.


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 11, 2013 1:35 PM
Thanks for the comment Eric!
Barbara Kurts's comment, January 13, 2013 8:21 PM
http://www.scoop.it/t/health-leads-plus
Penelope's comment, January 15, 2013 8:38 PM
You are top of all the latest news and can share immediately!
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Social media sites you should ditch in 2013 | Ragan.com

Social media sites you should ditch in 2013 | Ragan.com | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
StumbleUpon, Digg, and Empire Avenue—among others—aren't worth the trouble, this blogger says.

 

Do you feel like you must be on all social media sites? They can eat up a lot of your time if you are on every one. I've joined most of them in the past three years, and have seen many of them change. A few don't drive the traffic they once did to my websites or blogs. Why spend time on them if they are not productive?

 

Here is my list of social media sites you should ditch...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 10, 2013 3:36 PM

Social media food for thought. I agree. You need to focus on key social channels delivering ROI....

malek's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:01 AM

Time for change

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Content Curation for Commerce Sites: Three Great Examples At Work

Content Curation for Commerce Sites: Three Great Examples At Work | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

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Therese Torris's comment, January 11, 2013 4:58 AM
Achieving "the thoughtful and useful aggregation and organization of content, context and commerce" as Rosenbaum writes, without, as Marty adds, distracting consumers from the goal of converting visits into sales is a huge challenge for commerci stes, especially given the ever shortening product life cycle.
Panicos Kamasia 's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:48 AM
Why Video Curation Is the New Secret Sauce of Content Marketing
Eric Moran's curator insight, January 11, 2013 2:38 PM

The piece that stands out to me in this great explanation of the benefits of content curation is the benefits of the three C's at work in this example.

 

Content

Context 

Commerce

 

Give people great content and they will stay engauged. Keep them engaged in your topic and they are more enticed to stay loyal. That is what we continue to share with the businesses we are working with.

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Clipped launches as a Flipboard competitor, using natural language processing to better curate news

Clipped launches as a Flipboard competitor, using natural language processing to better curate news | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on The Next Web:

"Finding ways to keep track of what’s happening in the world and in various markets can be pretty difficult, especially on mobile devices. People are interested in seeking out new ways to allow them to get information that’s relevant and important to them.

 

Apps to help with this problem include Flipboard, a popular social news aggregator that has helped to change the way people consume content,Zite, Cir.ca, and Summly. Now, Clipped is seeking to take its place as one of those services and has launched its iOS and Android apps to help optimize the way people consume the news on their mobile devices.

 

Created by Tanay Tandon, Clipped’s original intent was to be something that the average teenager could use easily. He says that it was important for the user to be able to open up the application and immediately find the most important information in front of them.

 

Processing, Clipped believes that it allows it to generate comprehensive summaries of articles. As Tandon tells us:

"The technology grammatically analyzes text, and discovers which sentence structures hold the most important information. The algorithm diagrams sentences through a Part of Speech tagger, and can determine which information is dependent on other sections. Through a combination of statistics and keyword analysis, we are then able to rank chunks of information and select which regions of the sentences are most relevant. Clipped then re-reads its summary and makes sure that the selected information contextually makes sense. The algorithm then returns the top information as a bulleted list for the user to read..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/01/01/clipped-launches-as-flipboard-competitor-to-help-curate-news/


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Curate, Share And Earn Your Own Web Boutique By Selling Jewelry And Accessories With Kitsy Lane

Curate, Share And Earn Your Own Web Boutique By Selling Jewelry And Accessories With Kitsy Lane | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

From "About" on Kitsy Lane:

"Kitsy Lane is made up of a community of Boutique Owners (from stay-at-home moms to professional stylists and even celebrities) who customize their own online storefronts, curating jewelry and accessories from on-trend and up-and-coming designers to sell in weekly flash sales. We simply provide the platform (by the way, our innovative marketing platform is first-of-its-kind), pay the commissions, and securely handle all the orders.

 

Kitsy Lane empowers Boutique Owners to run their own online jewelry and accessories boutique on their own time – and make money while they're at it. Thanks to an easy-to-use, innovative marketing platform, Boutique Owners get to customize their own online storefront, choose the pieces they want to sell, give personal shopping advice, and promote fabulous finds across their social networks.

 

Besides the site platform, the customization options, the marketing tools, we’re pulling out all the stops to help you grow your customer base and keep sales flowing. Between networking tools, coupons to share, automated emails, custom recommendations, and reviews on anything in the catalog, you’ll be building your resume and expanding your network in no time..."

 

Check out it: https://kitsylane.com

 

Read more here: https://kitsylane.com//about/kitsylane

 


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Giuseppe Mauriello's curator insight, January 9, 2013 5:23 PM

Kitsy Lane is an Etsy-style social commerce platform startup that lets its users open their own internet boutiques selling jewelry and/or accessories.

Therese Torris's curator insight, January 10, 2013 5:10 AM

This new store-kit pushes affiliation to a whole new level, almost like franchising. Very curious to see how this develops.

Zakariyya Spain's comment, January 13, 2013 12:42 PM
Problem is the join/ sign in pop up the blocks access to an individual's boutique when accessed by an outsider. It seems to me one can be the only shopper on their storefront.
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Mind Mapping Programs for Schools

Mind Mapping Programs for Schools | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

If you have started looking for a mind mapping program for your school or organization, you may have noticed that there are a bewildering range of options. The majority of mind mapping vendors have little if any experience with mind mapping initiatives in academia.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 7, 2013 9:09 AM

Explicit resource on mind mapping tools and software suitable for schools. Explore the website for more information on creating mind maps as learning and assessment tools.

You may also want to check the free resources page http://www.mindmapsforkids.com/mindmappingresources.html

 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:52 PM

Explicit resource on mind mapping tools and software suitable for schools. Explore the website for more information on creating mind maps as learning and assessment tools.

You may also want to check the free resources page http://www.mindmapsforkids.com/mindmappingresources.html

 

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News curator Summly launches to help simplify the way we consume news on mobile devices

News curator Summly launches to help simplify the way we consume news on mobile devices | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article on The Next Web:

"Summly is a free iPhone program that has a back-end that will automatically determine what the relevant facts of a story are and convert it into consumable bites of information (aka short summaries) to give you just enough to know what’s going on.

 

The company was started by Nick D’Aloisio, a 16-year-old founder who some believe to be the youngest person in the world to raise venture capital.

 

Summly launches to the world and anyone can download it for free. All the content on the screen is formatted specifically for the respective device and you won’t have to scroll through multiple screens to get the summary — just tap and read.

 

When you first open Summly, you will find that there isn’t much there. You have the option of creating channels from pre-determined news topics and personal filters.

The pre-determined topics are sourced from at least 300 English-speaking feeds while the news stories under the personal filters are generated through the Microsoft Bing API.

 

Standard Apple device gestures are integrated into this application to allow you to move forward or back, view additional options, and much more. Articles can also be shared through email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter.

Once you’ve set up all your pre-determined news topics and personal filters, you can set them and watch it update..."

 

Read full article here:

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/11/01/news-curator-summly-launches-to-help-simplify-the-way-we-consume-news-on-mobile-devices/

 

Learn more and try out it here:

http://summly.com

 


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Leadership Through the Ages

Leadership Through the Ages | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

An infographic designed to assist in leadership development courses by helping participants to increase their awareness of leaders and leadership theory.

 

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http://visual.ly/leadership-through-ages

 


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Startup Entrepreneurship: The Five Best Books for 2012

Startup Entrepreneurship: The Five Best Books for 2012 | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

 

 


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Gerrit Bes's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:34 AM

 

If you are looking for a good reading list focusing on startups and entrepreneurship, here is a good one.

 

Book list: http://thestartupdaily.com/2013/01/the-5-best-books-of-2012-for-startups-and-entrepreneurs/

 

 

 

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Idees's curator insight, January 11, 2013 3:53 AM

Los mejores libros de 2012 relacionados con el emprendimiento y las start-up.

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Three Factors To Select What News Stories To Curate: Current, Interesting, Applicable

Three Factors To Select What News Stories To Curate: Current, Interesting, Applicable | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 12, 2013 4:17 AM


To choose which news story to curate and pass on to your readers, is not always something easy to do.


My personal suggestion is to look only for the most interesting and relevant stories for your audience while leaving out anything that is mildly interesting. I'd always go for quality over quantity and I would not discard little-read stories or dated ones, because of these two factors. Rather I'd select them on the basis of their immediate usefulness to my reader and not on the one of their freshness or recency.


Serena Matter, of the Canadian Public Relations Society, has just published a short article suggesting three key criteria to employ in selecting what news to curate each day. She writes:


"Finding content to share online can be a challenge, especially when your goal is to provide information of interest to your followers.


In many instances, it is easier to re-tweet something that appears in your newsfeed, even if it’s not that relevant to your industry, than to come up with new material.


However, this wastes a valuable opportunity to engage your online stakeholders. Rather than taking the easy way out, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to ensure any content you share offers value. When creating or searching for material to share, keep this acronym in mind: C.I.A. (Current, Interesting, Applicable)."


But beware: "current" is a misleading variable, as "something" can be "current" depending on the specific context in which it is presented and it is not an absolute trait of a news story.


A story from two years ago can be made immediately current and relevant simply by relating and connecting it to other information which is directly impacting our present.



Good for beginners. 6/10


Full article: http://www.cprsvancouver.com/what-should-i-post-today-guide-content-curation



Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 13, 2013 7:10 AM

Current is important, but not the most. If anything is interesting and applicable and remains useful, it doesn't matther that was built up 3 years ago...

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6 Secrets To Create Awesome Content ScentTrail Marketing

6 Secrets To Create Awesome Content ScentTrail Marketing | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Everyone does the easy thing. They insist you must create awesome content without completing the sentence to explain HOW to create amazing content. That is because creating awesome content is full of serendipity, but there are things you can do to increase chances for advocacy and social support. This post shares 6 secrets to create awesome content. 

 


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Moore's Chasm Applied To Social Nets - Graphic

Moore's Chasm Applied To Social Nets - Graphic | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
I have applied the Innovation Adoption Model, a model that shows the stages in the adoption process for a new product by a consumer, to social networ

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Bucky Dodd's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:03 PM

Great visualization of Rogers adopter categories and Moore's "The Chasm" for social media technologies. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:27 PM

Moore's Chasm Meets Facebook
I think this is a cool idea, but the scale is a tad off if 1B users doesn't mean you've penetrated at least some of the laggards then we must be talking global numbers. 

 Instead of getting all wound up about the numbers, let's focus n what the chart asserts. It asserts that only 3 social nets are over the chasm. If the chasm was purely controlled by math they would be right. 

Since the chasm is controlled by adoption and adoption is part psychology, part engagement and part acceptance (money or advocacy) then serves other social nets are across the chasm (LinkedIn and Google Plus). 

The other interesting thing about the chasm as applied to social nets is some networks cross and then slide back. MySpace was across and now, well not so much. 

Could have used a legend on this since some of these social nets are international and so not that well known here.  

 

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12 Valuable Tips for Video SEO Beginners

12 Valuable Tips for Video SEO Beginners | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Search Engine Watch:

"If you aren't optimizing your videos to match what people are searching, your videos are likely to get lost and not reach their intended audience. Without reaching their intended audience, they serve no purpose.

 

Use the following 12 valuable tips to get your video to reach the first page of Google and YouTube, but most importantly build visibility to a large niche audience that is interested in what you have to offer.

 

1. Content Quality Check:
Ensure your videos are relevant, informative, and rich with content. Don't waste time producing videos that have nothing to do with your brand or service.

2. Title:
Capture the potential viewer's attention with a catchy title that contains related key phrases that are relevant to your brand or service.

3. Tags:
Optimize your video with important key phrases or keywords. Don't use complicated words or terminology that may not be common to the average person.

4. Description:
Optimize your video's description with relevant keywords and include a keyword-rich description of your video to allow search engines to index it and rank it higher, and for users to better understand your video before viewing.

5. Links:
Use video as a portal to other content on your site. Upload a couple of videos to portals like YouTube and Vimeo, and consider providing links back to related content and other relevant videos on your site.

6. Transcripts:
Provide transcripts of your videos. Good old HTML content is still a favorite with search engines.

7. Length:
Keep your video at five minutes or less. The average amount of time a user spends on a YouTube video is around 1 minute 30 seconds.
If you have video content that is of long duration, consider breaking it up into smaller pieces and tagging each accordingly, to be more appealing to the viewer.

8. Video Sitemaps:
Submit a video sitemap to Google to make sure that the search engine spiders can find your video content and index it accordingly. This is the easiest way for search engines to find your video content.

9. Branding:
As video is a great way to generate brand awareness with prospects, take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate your brand and logos into your videos.

10. Embedding Options:
Help your video go viral. Allow other users access to the coding that will allow them to embed your video on their website or blog. This can help gain valuable back links and shares that will boost your rankings in search engines.

11. Syndication:
Submit your video to RSS feeds and syndicate your videos to drive exposure across various online platforms and to optimize your videos even more.

12. Share, Share, Share!
Get on your social networks, look through your email contacts, write on your blogs, and get the hype going..."

Read full article here:

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2234885/12-Valuable-Tips-for-Video-SEO-Beginners

 


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 11, 2013 9:19 PM

Twelve important steps to squeeze as much Google Juice (SEO) as possible from the hard work you do on your videos.

ben bernard's comment, January 13, 2013 9:11 PM
my topics here http://www.scoop.it/t/direct-marketing-services
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my topics here http://www.scoop.it/t/direct-marketing-services
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How to post to Google+ by email

How to post to Google+ by email | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Google+ is different things to different people. For some, it's a gallery for displaying artwork or photography. For others, it's a powerful way to promote columns, books and blog posts.

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Zbynek Kysela ✔'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:59 AM
Send your updates to the Google network with the magic of automation.
Dona Chakraborty's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:43 AM
Send your updates to the Google network with the magic of automation.
Abir Roy's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:26 AM

Send your updates to the Google network with the magic of automation.

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ToDoList

ToDoList | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
ToDoList provides a set of easy-to-use tools for monitoring several tasks and due dates.

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Season Forenjoying's comment, September 26, 2013 12:42 PM
nice post
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Real-Time News Curation: Twitter Organizes Its News Stream with a Crowdsourced Team of Human Curators

Real-Time News Curation: Twitter Organizes Its News Stream with a Crowdsourced Team of Human Curators | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 10, 2013 1:45 PM


Something quite revolutionary happened the other day, when Twitter official announced with this article, that it had introduced a "human computation engine" to more effectively identify topics and context belonging to their trending news themes and to what people search on Twitter.


To achieve this, Twitter has hired a small custom team of crowdsourced workers from Amazon / Mechanical Turk, and it feeds them in real-time with trending issues and topic they have to analyze on the basis of a specific set of questions. Here is a sample:


"What category does the query belong to? For example, [Stanford] may typically be an education-related query, but perhaps there's a football game between Stanford and Berkeley at the moment, in which case the current search intent would be sports.


- Does the query refer to a person? If so, who? And, what is their Twitter handle if they have one? For example, the query [Happy Birthday Harry] may be trending, but it's hard to know beforehand which of the numerous celebrities named Harry it's referring to.


Is it One Direction's Harry Styles, in which case the searcher is likely to be interested in teen pop? Harry Potter, in which case the searcher is likely to be interested in fantasy novels? Or someone else entirely?"


The article provides wonderful insight into how such a challenging task is carried out, and what measures have been taken to ensure highest quality results.


Check also what ReadWrite writes about it: http://readwrite.com/2013/01/08/watch-out-cnn-new-twitter-search-capabilities-will-rule-breaking-news


Pretty revolutionary. Insightful. Informative. 9/10


Full story: http://engineering.twitter.com/2013/01/improving-twitter-search-with-real-time.html



Therese Torris's curator insight, January 11, 2013 5:05 AM

Fascinating combination of algorithmic and human curation at Twitter, a must read

Semantic Society's comment, January 15, 2013 9:15 PM
Therese, my habit is to go to google News first to find timely information, but now I find that I check to see what you're curating almost as often as I look at GN.
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Bit.ly Releases Search API To Discover Hot Stories & Discussions

Bit.ly Releases Search API To Discover Hot Stories & Discussions | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by Search Engine Land:

"Bit.ly announced a new set of APIs named Social Data APIs.

The new APIs allow you to search for top stories in real time over the Bit.ly URL network. You can quickly see the top URLs and stories for any specific query right now, in real time.

 

The three types of functions include:

1) True Realtime Search: Search for top stories and URLs in real time by query and geographic area.

2) Attention Spikes: This doesn’t require you to search by keyword, instead the “bursts API” returns the current phrases that are receiving a burst in attention beyond what we would expect.

3) Metadata about URLs: Bit.ly will provide the metadata on URLs based off of keywords, topics, content, language, and location relevance..."

 

Original article: http://searchengineland.com/bit-ly-releases-search-api-to-discover-hot-stories-discussions-144639

 

Read more on Bitly Blog here: http://blog.bitly.com/post/40026085295/announcing-the-bitly-social-data-apis

 

 

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:46 PM

I like the potential for news, trend, issues monitoring...

Kathy E Gill's curator insight, January 9, 2013 5:05 PM

Bit.ly enters the "discoverability" race (once known as "search"). 

Therese Torris's curator insight, January 10, 2013 4:55 AM

Good move by bit.ly. They used to underexploit their knowledge base

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Ebook Glue, convierte tu blog en un libro electrónico y compártelo

Ebook Glue, convierte tu blog en un libro electrónico y compártelo | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Los libros electrónicos son cada vez más populares y muchos dispositivos soportan distintos formatos para la lectura de eBooks...


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evangelina chavez's curator insight, January 1, 2013 4:41 PM

Si tienes un blog es posible que quieras distribuirlo en formato de libro electrónico, una forma de que pueda leerse offlineen tablets, smartphones, kindles, laptops y otros dispositivos.

Ebook Glue es una utilidad web que se ocupa de generar un libro electrónico a partir de tu blog, para lo que se sirve de su feed. Sólo es necesario que indiquemos la url del feed o del blog, la aplicación se ocupará de detectar el feed...

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:08 PM

Ebook Glue es una utilidad web que se ocupa de generar un libro electrónico a partir de tu blog, para lo que se sirve de su feed. Sólo es necesario que indiquemos la url del feed o del blog, la aplicación se ocupará de detectar el feed.

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The Wonderful World Of Quora

The Wonderful World Of Quora | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Quora, the social Q&A platform, is beginning to get its sea legs. There are so many ways to use Quora, well beyond just asking and answering questions. Some people like to answer and ask questions.

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Andreia Pinto de Sousa e Filipa Rodrigues Pereira's curator insight, January 16, 2013 6:49 PM

Uma plataforma social para a troca de conhecimento que está a crescer a olhos vistos. Quora é uma rede social que nos liga ao conhecimento. Coloca-se uma questão e ao fim de alguns minutos temos pelo menos uma resposta. Está a tornar-se uma ferramenta de aprendizagem. 

Dipanjan Chakraborty's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:59 AM

Quora trends.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:08 AM
Le monde merveilleux de Quora...

Quora, le social Q & A plate-forme, commence à se faire le pied marin. Il ya tellement de façons d'utiliser Quora, bien au-delà de poser et de répondre aux questions. Certaines personnes aiment à répondre et poser des questions.


The Wonderful World Of Quora http://sco.lt/...

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How Google Author Rank could change content marketing… and journalism

How Google Author Rank could change content marketing… and journalism | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Here’s a little piece of SEO nerdery that affects us all: Google is using Google+ to influence search results in a big way, and brands and media organizations alike have yet to wake up to the...

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Erin Griffith analyzes how the use of authorships combined with Google+ is now impacting Google search results.

 

This change is not new but, as she puts it, it is significant: "Google was always about the algorithm, not curation, certainly not curation through something as, well, human as a social network. The emphasis before was about what was on the page not who wrote it."

 

While she focuses on the new importance of authorship given by Google, what's happening is actually a mix of a couple of things which are in my opinion equally good: 

 

AuthorshipSocial results

 

#1 means that an identified, reputable author will prevail; #2 is part of the social signal that Google uses more and more to rank results and that builds on curators' activity.

 

Bottom line is that - as I predicted a while ago - the age of low-quality content cheaply produced by random anonymous writers in content farms for pure SEO purposes is over. By combining a measure of the author's influence as well as taking into account curators' appetite for a piece of content, Google is bringing quality back in the game. Which is good for authors, curators and... readers.

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Laura Brown's comment, January 28, 2013 1:49 AM
I fixed up the Author Rank last week on all my sites. I think it is far more reliable than the old Page Rank plan.
Laura Brown's comment, January 28, 2013 1:49 AM
At least for another six months when some scammer will figoure out how to work around it.
Andre van Wyk's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:49 AM

I think people will now have to sit up and take notice, especially the naysayers ....