This is a great article on duplicate content by Anna Kucirkova. The main takeaway is that pushing your original articles out to other, higher ranking sites is a good practice and not frowned on by Google.
The flip side is that if you build your site with other peoples content, that can be penalized by Google. Read the article as Anna makes some great points about how Google looks at content. And remember that MyCurator can help you curate without copying, as well as help you write your own original content using our Notebooks feature to reference multiple articles.
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Even with all that content on your site – your products and descriptions – content curation can be a great help to position and brand your Ecommerce business. This article has a great introduction to Content Curation and how it can be used for Ecommerce. Using MyCurator as your content curation tool will make your job easier, especially finding targeted content that means something to you and your clients.
Of all the many hats entrepreneurs wear—from sourcing products to writing copy to supporting customers—the “content marketing hat” is one that usually stays on the rack.
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MyCurator 3.3 and WordPress 5.0
This new version of MyCurator supports the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0. There are now 3 different ways that you can edit your curated posts! We will outline each below and how MyCurator will work with them.
Gutenberg Editor and Blocks
The new Gutenberg editor works with Blocks. In the MyCurator Options menu item, Basic tab, you will find a new option to “Create Gutenberg Blocks into Curated Posts?”. Checking this option will have MyCurator create Gutenberg blocks for the title, excerpt, attribution link and any embedded images whenever you [Make Live], [Quick] or auto-post. You can then edit these blocks.
Unfortunately, there is a bug in the Gutenberg editor such that when you use MyCurator Click-Copy (clicking on yellow highlighted paragraphs) the text is inserted but not actually saved. You need to press the spacebar or key in some text after the click copy to get Gutenberg to recognize the text.
Gutenberg Editor Classic Block
If you do not check the Save Gutenberg blocks option, when you [Make Live], use [Quick] or auto-post, the post created by MyCurator will be a Classic Block. Unfortunately, again there is a bug in WP 5.0 where the Click-Copy feature won’t insert the text at the cursor – it goes to the top of the block. To get around this for now, you can turn off Click-Copy (checkbox in upper right of saved page) and just copy and paste into the Classic Block.
Go Back to Classic Editor
If you don’t want to use the new editor, you can install the Classic Editor plugin and WordPress will operate like it always did. MyCurator will automatically check if the classic editor plugin is activated and if so will automatically use it when you [Make Live] from a training post.
Creating an online community is hugely rewarding, but ambitious. It’s a little like trying to light a fire – you must keep adding kindling as you go so it doesn’t peter out. The inception stage is particularly critical; no community website is born a roaring success. You must carefully and continually fuel discussions that will breed participation, before they take off on their own.
A steady supply of exclusive content is how you’ll provide value and earn loyal visitors. But continually producing new content is time-consuming. Through content curation, you can reduce the amount of content you need to create while still meeting the expectations of your emerging community. In this way, you can establish yourself as a trusted authority – and become more aware of developments in your industry along the way. Read more “Why Content Curation Can Help Establish a Community Website”
Great content is the secret to success for just about any new business. Of course, there are many other elements to consider, such as finding a viable niche, building or buying a user-friendly website, and developing a strong social media presence. However, it is your content that will really cause customers to engage with your brand, click through to your website, and ultimately convert.
Yet for a new business owner, the prospect of generating all that content on a regular basis can be daunting. Of course, you could outsource the work, but depending on your budget, that may not be viable either. This is where curated content really wins the day. Instead of only sharing content you have created yourself, you can comb the web for existing material, and use it to flesh out your content schedule. Read more “How to Grow a New Business with Content Curation”
Any business with an online presence will understand how important content marketing has become, enabling companies to attract new visitors, form relationships, and ultimately generate more sales. But while we are all familiar with the concept of creating content – whether that’s an article, an infographic, or a video – many will be less familiar with the concept of content curation. With increasing pressure on businesses to provide a steady flow of interesting content, there is not always enough time in the day to fulfill the original content quota. Content curation fills the gap, helping business owners and marketers to grow their blogs by cherry picking the best content from other sources, and presenting that information in a different way. So, how do we explain this concept to a five year old? Read more “How to Explain Content Curation to a Five Year Old”
This article is by Ian Campbell at Business Transition Simplified. Ian has been a long time customer of MyCurator. He writes here about the importance of setting up an RSS system to provide a daily stream of articles about your industry, competition and economy.
Think of it as a business intelligence system providing important news without you having to search for it. MyCurator is a great tool for setting up this type of system. Its AI based training system will allow you to narrow in on the articles most important to you, weeding out up to 90% of off target and junk information.
Click on over to his site to read the article, and he also has a wealth of information about long term planning and valuation for your business.
A person who organizes and maintains an RSS System can be thought of as someone who generates their own individualized news funnel focused entirely on internet content related to one or more specific topics that person is interested in.
If you are a business owner, imagine automatically receiving a daily stream of articles in one summarized package that with little time commitment and little out of pocket cost will keep you and your management team up to date on things that may directly or indirectly impact your business, including – as you elect and organize:
- industry data, trends, and competitor news.
- industry specific and broad-based technological advances.
- ongoing business consolidation in your own industry(ies) and industries populated by suppliers to your business and its customers.
- the world and country-specific economies, central bank policies, government fiscal policies, regulatory policies, and government debt, and the financial markets.
One of the hardest tasks in curation is tracking down the original source of an image. Even if you start with the original source of an article, the images used in it may, and probably did not, originate with the same author.
To track down the original source, try using Google Image Search to find it. Its amazing how accurate it is in finding multiple copies of the image on the web. Unfortunately, it still takes a lot of digging to figure out which one is the original. The following steps will get you started.
Finally, if you can’t find the source, make sure you use a thumbnail. Using just a thumbnail, and not a larger or full size image, is good practice and seems to be a way to share an image without knowing where it is from.
- In Chrome, you can right click an image and choose Search Google for Images. Otherwise go to google image search and drag the image into the search box.
- A page will open with links to where that image is found. Scan for an obvious source for the image. Click on it and use the link to credit the image. If it is a stock photo site, you will often have to pay to use it.
- Many times you’ll have to dig deeper, click on the “view other sizes” link.
- A new page will open with photo links of where the image is found. Usually the largest image is where the original photo is held. Scroll over the top of the images to see the site info. You may have to click through a couple sites before finding the original source.
- Once you find it link properly.