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Invisible Giant: Why New SEO Is So Hard To See via @HaikuDeck by @Scenttrail

Invisible Giant: Why New SEO Is So Hard To See via @HaikuDeck by @Scenttrail | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

There is a new invisible giant using 5 "tricks" so the "new seo" is getting harder and harder to see and understand. This Haiku Deck and Curatti blog post is about how to see the invisible giant. How to win hearts and minds online.

Why New SEO So Hard To See
* Google Float & Filter Bubbles.
* Social Media Marketing's Disappearing Act.

* Friends of Friends Marketing.

* Multi-channel Marketing.

* Web's "Fabric" Like Space/Time.

Adding a Curatti blog post at midnight tonight too.


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(From the article): Content Marketing is a tricky idea. You need to create authoritative content, but just enough that community is forming comfortably. Talk to much, in the wrong voice or at the wrong time sand you kill your fledgling community (easy to do). 

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malek's curator insight, August 5, 7:37 AM

Thought provoking on many fronts. The notion of need of predictive models (and other tools) to link content with visitors.

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7 Tools for Lean Content Marketing via @Scoopit team and Martin Smith

Recently, Scoop.it released the official #leancontent framework. The lean content ideology addresses the issue of knowing a content strategy is necessary but...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 15, 2:14 PM

Yeah this deck from Ally rocks. 3 "new to me" content curation tools and love the lean content overlay. #toogood #mustread

Change Impetus's curator insight, May 16, 10:45 AM

Good summary- useful tools.

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Scoop.it Top 10 Content Marketing Conversion Analysis Study

Scoop.it Top 10 Content Marketing Conversion Analysis Study | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Scoop.it Top 10 Content Conversion Study
What content curation generates views? What content curation generates clicks (conversion for the sake of this study)? What can we learn from comparing VIEWS and CLICKS?

For those wondering what I'm up to with these lists of Top 10 Scoops of all time it is simple. By comparing traffic generation (views) or the top of the conversion funnel with conversion (the bottom of the funnel) we will see new content marketing iideas.

Here are Scoop.it feeds whose Top 10 analysis for clicks is complete:

http://sco.lt/7HnqjZ ; Curation Revolution

http://sco.lt/8CZurZ Design Revolution

http://sco.lt/7PxYjx Startups Revolution

http://sco.lt/8cl8Yz Ecommerce Revolution

 

http://sco.lt/8xqxAP Contests & Games Revolution

http://sco.lt/6KdbNJ Social Media Marketing Revolution

 

http://sco.lt/7tUwSn Marketing Revolution

Stay tuned for more.


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The 7 C’s of a Successful Social Media Strategy

The 7 C’s of a Successful Social Media Strategy | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Finding out where your community interacts on social media is the first step of a successful social media strategy.

 

A lot of people and companies decide, after using social media for a while, that they need a strategy. Of course, that approach is like putting the cart before the horse. To ensure success, think about your social media strategy in the context of the seven C’s.

 

1. Community

 

Like all good communication, it is best to start by determining your target audience. Where do they spend time online? What social media channels do they use? Before your social media efforts can take shape, you should listen and learn about your community.

 

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Relationships and Recommendations Soon More Valuable Than SEO

Relationships and Recommendations Soon More Valuable Than SEO | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Jan Gordon: "Here's what caught my attention:

 

 Axel: As long as people search for a product not knowing their name or a technology, not knowing its source or a solution not knowing who is a potential supplier SEO is an important part of the marketing mix...

 

However, this is slowly and steadily changing.

 

Today 60 – 80% of the so called educated purchase decision is based on recommendations by trusted individuals or groups that have no or no significant interest in the sale but helpful and experienced people using or knowing the product or service in need.

 

And the number of recommendation based purchases is steadily growing. I'm sure it will hit the 80 – 90% range in the next 5 to 10 years.

 

Now – what does that mean to SEO?

 

Why should a business invest in search engine optimization if most of the purchase decisions are based on recommendations?

 

Wouldn't it be smarter to invest into the "recommendation chain" instead in SEO?

 

Wouldn't it be more effective and successful to make sure people recommend a product than hoping to come up higher in the list of search results?"

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/AxRrEr


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janlgordon's comment, March 15, 2012 8:05 PM
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You made my day! I always love reading and curating your articles this was definitely no exception. Thank you for always raising the bar and making us pay attention to what's really important.
janlgordon's comment, June 17, 2012 3:53 PM
Thank you for this Robin, it's greatly appreciated. It's exciting to watch and be a part of all this change, I'm sure you agree:-)
Robin Good's comment, June 18, 2012 2:28 AM
Yes Jan... I don't know exactly what you are referring to, but this the only sure thing we have today: this is time of fast and continuous change... so I am certainly enjoying the ride.

On another note: I would humbly suggest to consider posting shorter stories, especially when you are also pointing to the original, as what I am looking for from you, is not a rehash of what's in the article - outside of a 1-3 para excerpt - but the reasons why you are recommending it. You are already doing both, but it is overwhelming for me. Too much stuff, and I haven't even seen the original yet.

I would also gently mute some of the visual noise you create by heavily formatting with asterisks, bolds and big font sizes. In my case that doesn't help much. It actually hinders my ability to rapidly scan and check whether you have something good there.

I suggest to limit greatly the formatting options you use and to highlight only what is really relevant, because when too many things are highlighted, bolded, asterisked, none has any more an effect on me. It's like a crowd screaming: who do you help? :-)
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A Comprehensive Guide to Marketing on #GooglePlus

A Comprehensive Guide to Marketing on #GooglePlus | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Google plus is one of the most unknown, under-utilized internet marketing tools available on the internet right now. It contains magical powers, like the ability to get your face to appear next to your search result listings in Google Search and the opportunity to network with thousands of like-minded individuals.   Many whisper that Google Plus holds the secret to future Google Search organic rankings.   At the very minimum, Google Plus is a vibrant community full of engaged users that are ready to become a part of your online audience.  It also has so much potential to become intertwined with every aspect of Google’s multiple prominent platforms.

 

To read the full article, click on the title or image.

 

 

 

 

 

Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

 


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Helpful resource for those using Google Plus!

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 10, 8:21 AM

I'm amazed every time to see my picture pop up on Google searches with some very general keywords. Every time it goes back to Google+.

Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, June 10, 10:19 AM

Amazing way for connecting ideasesg

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 11, 5:43 AM

Alles wat je wilt weten om Google+ goed te gebruiken, staat in dit uitgebreide overzicht. 

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Curation Is The Next Web Revolution - ScentTrail Marketing Archive

Curation Is The Next Web Revolution - ScentTrail Marketing Archive | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Scenttrail Marketing Archive
Thought it might be an interesting exercise to revisit key posts from Scenttrail Marketing. Curation Is The Next Web Revolution is why I got to play with Scoop.it.

After one of Scoop.it's founders, Marc Rougier, read this post they offered to let me play with their cool new tool while still in beta. Curation Is The Next Web Revolution feels more true today than when it was first shared in early 2011.

Curation is the best way to test content as I described in How I Use Scoop.it (http://sco.lt/5pwF6n). We are so committed to content curation we are building a new tool called CrowdFunde to help websites understand what content helps them the most.

No doubt in our mind content curation is what's next. What about you? Are you curating content? Share how you use tools like Scoop.it, G+, Paper.li or your blog to create effective content marketing and we will share with our tribe.

 


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3 S’s of Successful Content Marketing [Infographic + Marty Note]

3 S’s of Successful Content Marketing [Infographic + Marty Note] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Content's Many Audiences
When you create content you need to think about who will be its eventual consumer. Do you know who and why your content will be consumed by? Not ever and not nearly.

What you do know is you need some content for search engine spiders, the only one guaranteed to read every word on your pages (lol). You also need short attention span and mobile theater. Think of a smart phone as a game console and you wouldn't be too far wrong.

Finally you need content that springs legs and walks around the world. My advice is to NOT plan for consumption as much as general content characteristics. Search engines love LONG form content. Users love graphics and short attention span theater.

Mobile users want instant gratification and to easily file for later. Rich snippets work great on mobile, will leave search engines wondering what the heck you are up to and may or may not go viral.

Do you need all three kinds of content: long form, rich snippets and games for mobile and viral content? Sure, and DO make sure you create all three, but don't limit where you publish.

Always test everything everywhere. If you have a rich snippet go viral then write a blog post and create some more weight for SEO and to promote viral. If you have long form go viral cut it up and tweet it.

Don't get MARRIED to the idea that X content goes into Y channel. Be flexible, test everything and COPE (Create Once and Publish Everywhere).


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Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day

Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The classic sales funnel has long been used to describe website development strategy.

 

However, the deployment of content marketing in a sales funnel with a campaign focus is a relatively new concept to many.

 

It’s not as simple as writing lots of blog posts every day and distributing them on social channels.

 

In fact, the goal of strategic content marketing should be to identify, qualify, segment, score and, ultimately, close leads in an accelerated and predictable fashion.

 

In order to strategically deploy content marketing it requires the right software, a defined sales funnel and a campaign structure.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/MjFpfA


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 7:27 PM
Segments are usually FINANCIAL measures such as VIPs or "multi-buyers". Segments is one way to quantify groups within your marketing. Personas are another. Personas identify archetypes and group characteristics (instead of financial segments). Personas help develop creative segments make sure you make money.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 29, 2013 8:12 PM
Hi Marty. I temporarily forgot that our comments showed up on your wall as well. Yes, I was endorsing you to a business student because your posts can add fresh insight in many of her buisness courses. Thanks Marty for all of your great scoops and true curation.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 8:13 PM
LOL, no worries Ken and next time I get to go hiking too :). Marty