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Addicted To SEO? It's Time To Stop: 5 Techniques You Need To Drop Instantly

Addicted To SEO? It's Time To Stop: 5 Techniques You Need To Drop Instantly | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
When you’re doing your site's SEO, you have to be careful. The techniques that used to work will now get you penalized. The techniques that used to be a w
Robin Good's insight:

While SEO experts keep saying that "search engine optimization" is not dead, it's only changing, I am quite happy to see that more and more of the SEO techniques that have been promoted as the "smart" way to make anyone web site more visible, are finally crumbling down one by one.

In this excellent article, Neil Patel, identifies five of them, that carry more big risks than benefits for anyone web publisher still adopting them. These are:

1) Guest Blogging (spammy kind)

2) Incoming Links with Optimized Anchor Text

3) Low quality inbound links

4) Using lots of relevant keywords inside your content

5) Relying more on building inbound links than on creating high-value content

Excellent recommendations for anyone publishing online. It's time for those who have quality ideas and content to regain their due value and visibility, stolen for so long by those who, without either one, invested fanatically in content marketing and search engine optimizing without ever creating real value. 

Useful. Informative. 8/10

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WebMarketingStore's comment, June 1, 2014 9:35 AM
Good one, Robin. We shall learn this, hard as it may be...
Robin Good's comment, June 1, 2014 1:51 PM
Not hard WebMarketingStore. Just an issue of marketing integrity, nothing technically difficult.
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Translate Your Tweets Into Any Language with Fliplingo

Translate Your Tweets Into Any Language with Fliplingo | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Fliplingo allows you to communicate on Twitter in multiple languages. Choose the languages and the translation quality you need, and enjoy tweeting with the World.
Robin Good's insight:

Fliplingo is a new web app which allows you to translate, either automatically, or with the help of a professional human translator, your tweets into one or more languages.

You simply hook up your Twitter account(s) and then can create a "flip", or a preset that will take care of translating all of your upcoming tweets into your specified language either by manual human translation or automatically.

You can test the service and the human translation by using the free credits that are available in your account as you open it (30 human credits and 300 machine credits. This equals to about 2 tweets that can be human translated and 20 machine-translated ones).

For $29/mo you can 300 words human translated (about 30 tweets) and unlimited machine translated tweets over a max of three different Twitter accounts.

My comment: Excellent tool for content marketers needing to reach out to international audiences on Twitter. Easy, cost-effective.

Pricing info: 

More info: 

Languages supported: 

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Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:55 AM

add your insight...

aelena's comment, February 19, 2014 6:05 PM
better then, translate them yourself and get a basic grasp of other languages :D
Alex's curator insight, August 11, 2016 4:11 AM
The Worst Idea Ever in my opinion, communicating with native speakers is not about translating (oftenly wrong) it is about understanding the "untold" about using colloquialisms about reading between the lines and understanding the culture.

Remember only 20% of our communication is done verbally, 80% is non-verbal or indirect.

If you want to communicate, use natives!
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Why Storytelling Is The Future of Marketing

Robin Good's insight:

Jennifer Aaker does a great job of visually illustrating in a 5-minute clip why storytelling is so effective when it comes to communicating and marketing effectively with your customers.

"...stories are more meaningful–more memorable, more impactful, and more personal–than statistics alone..."

a) By packaging information into engaging stories, readers have the opportunity to memorize better what you are telling them, and to identify more with the situation and issues you are solving. 

b) Studies show that people are more willing to listen to, trust and buy from those people who have stories that they believe in. 

c) Emotions drive decisions and we rationalize them only after having made them.

These are just some of the reasons why, storytelling comes back to regain its original marketplace role: the driver of good conversations around which business is made.

Excellent video. Highly recommended. 9/10

Reference info: 

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Susan Velez's curator insight, October 5, 2013 12:50 PM

Awesome video and I know that story telling can be very powerful. I guess it's time to start reading more stories so I can get better at telling stories.

Imc Csu's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:17 PM

What is your 'story'?

Katherine Anne's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:48 PM

I think this video is very accurate. Today, we are bombarded by information about what we should buy, what we should do, etc. How much of this information do we actually retain? Barley nothing! For something to be retained, it has to be rememberable; what's rememberable? STORIES! The video explains stories are rememberable because they are meaningful. The Internet can so easily simplify information to market products, which ends up having so much information about so many different products all the time. If we take the time to explain a story behind a product when marketing it, I think it will be more profitable. STORIES are the new successful marketing strategy in this world filled with noise and information. 

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SEO Trends - The Successful Way Forward Is Only One: Produce Good Content

SEO Trends - The Successful Way Forward Is Only One: Produce Good Content | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Robin Good's insight:

Andrew Gouty analyzes the history of SEO, while highligthing how increasingly important it is to look less at "SEO tactics" and more at producing truly quality content.

The article cum infographic reviews the main five SEO eras, from the 1994-99 Meta era, and through the PageRank years (2000-2003), the Florida era (2004-2009), the Content Era (2010-12) and the Present Day.

A good, fact-supported overview of what really counts when it comes to content visibility on the web.

Useful. Data-rich. 8/10

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Alex McCardell's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:48 AM

Good content is not just a trend. Communicate effectively for your users/customers = optimised SEO

Alexandra Salzedo's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:17 AM

Without valuable content the brand risks losing valuable interactions with their community

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No Pro-Active Link-Building Required: From 0 to 1.4 Million Visitors in 6 Months

No Pro-Active Link-Building Required: From 0 to 1.4 Million Visitors in 6 Months | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Robin Good's insight:

Nick Eubanks has an excellent case study on SearchEngineWatch demonstrating how a content-based web site, built on an existing publishing platform, can reach high levels of traffic without doing any pro-active link-building activity.

Here's the gist of the story: "Useful content and a solid, well-researched roadmap is the best way to acquire organic traffic.

If your content is serving a purpose, is accessible, and is easy to consume – your readers will build all of the links you will ever need, and your online presence will flourish as a by-product.

Put in the time, do the research, build your own websites, talk to everyone you can, TEST, and you will start seeing improvements in your organic search."

Rightful. These guys got it right. 8/10

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It's Time To Find Your Niche, Create Value, Have Personality and To Think Beyond The Computer Screen

It's Time To Find Your Niche, Create Value, Have Personality and To Think Beyond The Computer Screen | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |

Robin Good: Kipp Bodnar at Hubspot suggests that remarkable content, niche identification, personality and thinking beyond the classic computer screen interface are the keys elements in developing a sound content strategy for the future.

Here the essence of what he recommends:

1. Find Your Niche 

Your niche isn't the product you sell. Rather, your niche is the subject matter that is of greatest interest to your prospective customers. If you sell supplies to auto body shop owners, then your niche is content about operating a successful auto body shop in every facet of the business, even those for which you don't have products to sell.

2. Balance Quality and Velocity of Content - The challenge of content in the online media landscape is that content has to be high quality enough to stand out, but also be agile enough not to be out of date the moment it's published. ...

3. Have a Personality - Don't be Bland

Don't be afraid to be fun, sarcastic, edgy, or any other tone that aligns with your brand and products.

4. Start Planning Beyond the Desktop Computer Screen

...Start thinking about what your content looks like in a world without mice (the computer kind). It will have a huge impact on how we design our content and collect information from our leads.

Right on the mark. 8/10

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janlgordon's comment, February 4, 2012 7:40 PM
Great one Robin!
Robin Good's comment, February 5, 2012 3:27 AM
Thank you Jan!
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Stop Thinking About What To Write About, Start Doing It: The Story of Dave Gorman

Stop Thinking About What To Write About, Start Doing It: The Story of Dave Gorman | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Robin Good's insight:

Translate this idea to your specific reality, niche or industry and you have a great approach that integrates storytelling in its DNA and a fantastic way to always have interesting and attention-grabbing content for your readers.

The story of Dave Gorman, a British stand-up comedian, goes like this:

"...instead of trying to think of interesting things to write about for his act, he would do interesting things – and then write about those.

It turns out that people are far more interested in the weird or exciting things you’ve done that in the weird or exciting things you’ve just thought about."

A simple idea like this can truly transform the way you approach writing and the creation of content to build your own reputation and credibility online.

"In other words, doing interesting stuff makes you an interesting person to follow."

Thanks to Ian Brodie for this article of 2012, but as valuable to read now as it was then. 

Inspiring. 8/10

Full article: 

Reading time: 4':35" 

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:26 PM

Have you done anything interesting lately? Don't get hung up on what "interesting" means--remember, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld created an entire series around seeing the "interesting" and amusing in the mundane things we do everyday. Few of us have the freedom (or money) to travel the globe doing interestingly mundane things, but we DO things every day that are more interesting than we might think!

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Content Strategy Resources: The Ultimate Curated Collection

Content Strategy Resources: The Ultimate Curated Collection | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Over 200+ hand-curated content strategy resources: books, blogs, journals, articles, conferences, and meetups - all in one place!
Robin Good's insight:

If you re looking for great articles, resources and guides about content strategy and its characteristics, you have found what you were looking for.

Jontahon Colman, has curated an excellent catalogue of the best resources on content strategy resources available online. 

From books, to magazines, journals, blogs, articles, forums and events, this annotated list has plenty of valuable resources and it is definitely a valuable reference asset to save for anyone interested in deepening his knowledge about content strategy.

Free to use.

Check it out: 

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, December 1, 2013 5:33 PM

So are Content Marketing and Content Strategy the same? No, but they are clearly related, so a better question to ask might be: are these two practices compatible with each other? Definitely!...

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Content Marketing: The Hero's Journey As An Effective Storytelling Plot

Content Marketing: The Hero's Journey As An Effective Storytelling Plot | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Robin Good's insight:

James Carson on SmartInsights outlines the value of adopting a story to be more effective in selling your brand, products or services. He specifically points to a specific story plot generally known as the "hero's journey".

This is a story pattern that can be found in tens of popular stories around 

the world.

From Homer's Odissey to Star Wars you can see the same story pattern at work.

You "can use this kind of story arc in a content marketing strategy through switching the protagonist with the customer, and then offer mentorship through the content, and the promise of reward (or quest completion) from the product."

Useful. 8/10

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Roger Ellman's curator insight, September 26, 2013 5:59 AM

I include this is the ServingExperience collection because a company that exists, follows and thrives upon the ServingExperience way will have a story, and stories that are sincere and true (essential for them to work for a company) and these will also (need to) be truly embraced from CEO to kitchen towel supply supervisor - then and only then does story, brand and reputation float on the high seas of the marketplace. 

FredGodefroy's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:07 AM

Toutes les bases d'une bonne histoire résumé en quelques mots. J'adore !

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New SEO: The N.1 Thing Is To Create Unique, Useful, Memorable Content

New SEO: The N.1 Thing Is To Create Unique, Useful, Memorable Content | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |
Robin Good's insight:

My personal belief is this: in the near future, if you want to stand out in your niche, get a serious following of passionate fans and build a strong credibility for yourself, you will need to do something better than just writing blog posts (however good they may be).

"Recently Martin Laetsch, Act-On’s Director of Online Marketing, presented a webinar covering the 10 most important rules for successful search engine optimization.Not all of them are 100% new, but they’re all critical keys to success. ...You can catch up with the whole on-demand session here."

In this article the focus is specifically on rule n.1: Create content with your audience in mind.

Rekha Mohan writes: "The main point to all this is: create content people want to share. People like sharing interesting information; it builds credibility, creating the image that the sharer is in the know, and consistently sharing good information increases your audience.

Good information also helps visitors and increases your authority on a subject – use white papers, case studies, fun facts, educational material, research results, thought-provoking blog posts, how-to articles, top 10 lists, and more to share your information in innovative and easy-to-read ways."

Very good reminders for anyone having doubts about what's best to do in the near future, to gain extra visibility and reputation, on any content web site.

Rightful. 7/10

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Paola Caballer's curator insight, June 17, 2013 5:41 PM

Escribir pensando en el SEO. Esto es lo que propone este artículo que a más de uno nos da respuestas a la pregunta ¿Por qué ya no tengo tantas visitas en el blog?




- Elegir una frase CLAVE en el post, que incluyamos al menos 3 o 4 veces a lo largo del mismo.

- Escribirlas con las mismas palabras, en el mismo orden.

- Escribir en una extensión de 300 palabras aprox.

- Colocar las palabras -etiquetas en:

   - El título del post

   - La dirección URL 

   - Los títulos y subtítulos de los párrafos

   - Los links

   - Por supuesto, el cuerpo general del texto, de arriba a abajo.


Ni que decir tiene, que hay poner cuidado en el contenido de calidad, que al final, si no es bueno, nadie lo lee, ni pulsa los links que contiene, y lo más importante: no lo comparten, porque no llegan al final del mismo, donde, seguramente, tengas los iconos para compartir. Menciona a gente guay, con links a su Fb, Twitter... Seguro que a ellos también les gusta salir en tu post, y te ayudarán con la difusión.


A este respecto: no te olvides de las Redes Sociales, que son fundamentales para conseguir mayor viralidad. 


Siempre está bien recordar estos tips de cuando en vez ;)

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How To Use Content To Turn Fans Into Paying Customers

How To Use Content To Turn Fans Into Paying Customers | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 |

By Patricia Redsicker - 


How do you attract passionate customers?

What can you do to cut through the noise and get people to notice what you have to say?


The answer is CONTENT—interesting and compelling information that helps solve your customers’ problems.


Why Content?
It’s interesting content that drives people to push that Share button or say to themselves, “Wow! This is a great article! I think I’ll subscribe.”


Here’s an analogy: If a big-time investor invited you to pitch your business idea to him, how much effort would you make to impress him?


I’m guessing that you wouldn’t dare show up without a compelling idea and a well-thought-out strategy. And yet most businesses do just that when it comes to social media marketing.


Given the opportunity to influence an online audience of potential customers, they simply show up without preparing a compelling message.


No wonder they don’t see the results they want with their social media campaigns 

Via maxOz
maxOz's comment, February 17, 2012 8:56 PM
Thanks Robin, I am honoured x