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The Curated Google Search Result Page: The Mega-SERP

The Curated Google Search Result Page: The Mega-SERP | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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A good example of how you can provide a lot more insight to others by painstakingly curating a specific topic by collecting, organizing and juxtaposing effectively all of the relevant pieces.


Dr.Pete. also known as Peter J. Myers has curated an insightful visual montage that showcases all of Google search engine result page features in one page.


The result is a pretty amazing view, that, at least in my view, would be much more welcome than the existing results. Much more so, if it was me, the user searching, being able to decide which one of these features to turn on or off depending on my needs.


The time has come for me and you to decide how we want to slice, view and rank search results and this wonderful user-generated montage points to how much more could be seen if it was me or you to decide what to display inside your SERPs.



Inspiring. Instructional. Informative. 9/10


Original story: 

http://moz.com/blog/mega-serp-a-visual-guide-to-google 


Interactive illustrated image: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/444884388539269122

*hover your mouse on the different sections to see a descriptio of that feature





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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:45 AM

Thank you for sharing.

Lila Hanft's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:25 PM

This could be really useful for documenting successful SEO or for setting benchmarks.

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Visually Curate Your Digital Magazine or Product Showcase with Clipzine

Visually Curate Your Digital Magazine or Product Showcase with Clipzine | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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Clipzine is a web app which makes it easy to collect images from any website page and to visually organize them into page-based collections.

On each page it is possible to place as many as 24 pieces of content and to decide how large or small each element will be. The user can expand each imported element over two or more tiles and move it around to any position.


It is also possible to use one or more tiles to add custom text and information and to format it professionally.


One key practical use of Clipzine that can be helpful in testing out its capablities is its ability to create a visual magazine of any Pinterest board.

Just go to the selected Pinterest board page, click the Clipzine bookmarklet and select the unique Clipzine option to capture "all" images available on that page at once.


Once captured all the images in a "zine", click on Edit / Syling and then on the Styling button that appears above each page content. Now hover with your mouse on any image in the collection and experiment with the feature buttons that appear around and in the center of each image.


The final collection, called a zine, can be saved, published on the web, shared on social media, embedded on other sites or saved to a PDF file.




My comment: This is one of the very few curation tools that leverages a tremendously powerful variable: control of positioning and size of elements in a collection. This is very useful as it empowers the curator to go beyond the linear top-down list or newspaper/magazine sequence and to create a more varied "equilibrium" between the elements in the collection.

Understanding how to use Clipzine is not as intuitive as one would like, and the UI, thanks also to the presence of unpleasant and distracting ads is not as clean and straightforward as I would like to be.


Promising concept. Powerful visual control in the hands of the curator. A bit disappointing implementation and not so intuitive and simple to use (for now). 




Free to use. Ad supported.


Find out more / Try it out now: https://clipzine.me/



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Melanie Jean Juneau's comment, May 29, 2013 8:30 PM
such a kind comment, i never thought about it that way but you are right
Inyoung Lee's comment, May 29, 2013 8:36 PM
I am pleased too. the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. :)
Melanie Jean Juneau's comment, May 29, 2013 8:37 PM
it is the power of love, unconditional love
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Visual Curation: A Bi-Weekly Color-Themed Pantone Collage by Trendland Magazine

Visual Curation: A Bi-Weekly Color-Themed Pantone Collage by Trendland Magazine | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: A great example of visual curation at work. Trendland magazine features "Curating the Curated: Seafoam" a color-themed collage of inspiring and unique images based on Pantone 18-5315TPX - Bayberry. 


The curated collage is "refreshed" every Tuesday and Friday with a new color-theme.


Original curated collage: http://trendland.com/curating-the-curated-seafoam/


Check out also Trendland visual boards on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/trendland/



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Curated Visual Collection Examples: Typo/Graphic Posters.com

Curated Visual Collection Examples: Typo/Graphic Posters.com | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Conceived and created by andré felipe back in 2008, Typo/Graphic Posters is a curated collection of "inspiring" quality posters with a strong focus on typography and expressive graphical compositions.


The works represented come from artists and graphic designers from all over the world and which "challenge type, colors and shapes to express a message".


For each selected author you can see an horizontally laid out collection of his visual posters, which can be clicked and enlarged, and commented via a Facebook plugin appearing at the end of the set. 

 


Comments. A great curated visual collection, where you can truly find inspiration at every step. Every single set included in it, has been rigorously vetted before being accepted. This is not something you can check, but if you look contained in this collection, you can tell right away that the quality you see is not fruit of an accident.


This type of content is so good and valuable, it stays evergreen even if it's not updated. 


When curating content, even if it is not of a visual nature, a curator should strive to achieve the same level of quality and long-lasting value of such collections.



Free to access.



Curated gallery: http://www.typographicposters.com/ 


Favorite sets: 





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How To Curate a Visual Mood Board

How To Curate a Visual Mood Board | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Mood boards are a way to visually convery a type of "look", feeling and atmosphere for a marketing campaign, a brand identity design effort or for an event project.


Mood boards are created by curating a set of images gathered from different sources, but which - together - convey the type of style, design, colors and "character" that one wants to achieve.


In this guide to creating effective mood boards, Paul Wyat provides some good tips, examples and references to tools that can help you create effective "mood boards".


"When trying to convey a design idea, moods, feelings and fluffy stuff like that are hard to communicate. So professional designers will often use a mood board: a collection of textures, images and text related to a design theme as a reference point."


Interesting. Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/mood-boards-812470



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Visually Curate Historical Events, Dates or Future Programmes: Timeline Tool 2.0

Visually Curate Historical Events, Dates or Future Programmes: Timeline Tool 2.0 | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you want to curate a timeline, a series of events, like in a week-long festival or conference, or even a course outline or a visual gallery, Timeline Tool 2.0 is an available free solution to do so.


Timeline Tool 2.0 allows anyone to construct an interactive timeline with both audio and visual effects.


Key features include:

  • XML based content organizer
  • Media player (sound and audio) on-the-fly
  • Link embedding
  • Built-in file uploader
  • Customized editing interface
  • Interactive presentation interface
  • Drag and drop timeline events


The finished timeline can be re-used and easily shared over the web.

This tool is built in Flash, PHP and XML.

Examples: http://learningtools.arts.ubc.ca/timeline2.0/bin/view.php?id=123698745
http://altonabeauty.blogspot.it/2010/08/timeline-of-altona-history.html


Download: http://learningtools.arts.ubc.ca/timeline2.0/timeline2.0.zip 


More info: http://learningtools.arts.ubc.ca/timeline.htm

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Robin Good's comment, July 22, 2012 8:34 AM
Thank you Greg for your kind suggestion. I have covered "Timeline" some time ago: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/p/1540151189/create-a-multimedia-timeline-to-curate-stories-that-have-strong-chronological-narrative-timeline :-)
Robin Good's comment, July 22, 2012 8:35 AM
To get a more comprehensive view of the alternatives available, please check this one: http://curation.masternewmedia.org/p/1899998923/curation-tools-the-top10-timeline-builders-compared
Greg Berger's comment, July 22, 2012 8:47 AM
My bad, i'll read the topic more accurately next time ;-)