The Scoop.it Content Curation Blog

How content curation can help you to engage your audiences

Articles by Vikas Agrawal

Content Curation for Ecommerce Sites: Four Hacks You Should Know

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’re no stranger to content curation. It’s the core of the content here and you’ve probably already discovered content curation mistakes you should avoid, how to make your content curation a success, and other helpful tips for businesses.

For e-commerce store owners, they already have a lot on their plates. There’s marketing, e-commerce SEO, inventory, audits, and many other aspects of running their business. Fortunately, content curation doesn’t have to be as demanding as other facets of running your store, but more on that later.

If you’re practicing content curation already following the tips found here, kudos to you. You may even have found some applications for e-commerce sites too! But for others who feel it applies only to tech companies, let’s change that, shall we?

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How Personalization is Changing Content Marketing Campaigns

Personalization can be defined in ways that suit your needs or supports your biases. In digital marketing, that may solely depend on your specialization. For example, we can define personalization for e-commerce, PPC, demand generation, and email.

But generally, personalization means using customer insights including but not limited to their behavioral pattern or demographic information to increase the relevance of our content. When done well, personalization gives the feeling that you’re speaking directly with a particular consumer or groups of consumers at a particular time. Why should you bother with personalization anyway?

A study by HubSpot shows that personalized CTAs converted 202 percent better than default versions.
A Deloitte study found that apart from just basic personalization, 36 percent of consumers expect personalized products or services.
88 percent of marketers in a survey by Evergage said personalization has helped them realize better business results and 61 percent say personalization has helped them achieve superior customer experience.
I can keep reeling out these numbers endlessly. But it will do little or nothing for you if you don’t know how all of this personalization stuff works. Let’s go into that next.

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4 Ways to Use Content for Personal Branding

Content marketing generates 3x more leads than outbound marketing and costs as much as 62% less. It is cheaper and more result-oriented. And at the heart of every successful content strategy is not just the brains behind its execution, but the content itself.

This is what makes content the driving force on the internet. Search engines and social media sites exists largely because of content.

Today, more than half of 18 to 49-year old people get their news and information from the internet and this number is growing. When you create content your target audience devours, they will fall in love with you and your brand.

So how exactly is this done?

Here are four ways to use content for personal branding.

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Four Reasons Why Content Curation Will Boost Your Content Marketing Efforts

Accordingly to the 2013 Content Marketing Benchmarks, Trends and Budgets, 68% of marketers were using content curation as a content marketing tactic. Some years have passed, but many marketers will agree that content curation is just as important today.

Content curation is like coupons. According to Couponbuffer, over 300 billion coupons are distributed, but only 0.7% are redeemed. Similarly, millions of content in different formats are created daily, but very little ever gets to an end user.

 Just as coupon redemption is important for customers and marketers alike, content curation is vital for both marketers and their audience. But how? Here are some ways content curation compliments your content marketing efforts.

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Four Email Newsletter Design Tips to Help You Achieve Your Marketing Objectives

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Email marketing has never been optional for any internet marketer. Sure, some have successfully avoided it and undergone shortcuts like buying email lists and what not’s, but in the wake of the EU’S GDPR law, that will have terrible consequences.

For marketers trying to get it right, sometimes designing emails might seem daunting, especially when you’re not a designer. Thankfully, many email clients have templates to minimize your design woes. Still, because some can boast of over 500 templates, it gets complicated all over again.

Don’t worry. In this post you’ll find four tips to stop you from worrying about your email newsletter design ever again.

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4 major content distribution pitfalls to avoid in 2018

According to the Content Marketing Institute’s annual research on content marketing trends, 53% of marketers attribute the success of their content marketing campaign last year to their content distribution efforts. They had figured out their target audience, and what platforms work best for them, and that contributed to the successful 2017 they had. Undoubtedly, content […]

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Four components of an excellent inbound marketing strategy

Ever since HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan coined the term “inbound marketing,” it has been all the rage. And for good reason. Unlike its counterpart outbound marketing, inbound marketing does not shove products or services into people’s faces. Rather, with inbound marketing, you address customer problems, thereby creating awareness for your product or service and attracting customers to […]

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3 easily overlooked tips for producing effective webinars

According to the 2017 Content Marketing Benchmark report, 58% of marketers use webinars as a content marketing tactic. And this isn’t putting into consideration other studies that show webinars are effective, especially for business-to-business (B2B) marketers. Webinars are fairly popular  Jon Morrow describes how beneficial webinars have been for his business in these words: “On average, each webinar […]

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