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MyCurator Version 1.1.1 Released

MyCurator version 1.1.1 contains some changes to support languages as well as some basic fixes.  Two new option fields have been added to the Options menu under the heading International Settings at the bottom.  These options allow you to change the text in the links to the original article page or the saved, readable page that MyCurator creates.  You can change the text to match the language of your blog, so that article excerpts and the link language are the same.  You can also change them to any wording you would rather use in English.

With this change and a fix to handle language characters in the excerpt created by MyCurator, it will now work with languages supported by UTF-8 encoding, the same as used by WordPress.

Some other changes include:

  1. You can choose to Not have MyCurator save its article snippet in the post excerpt field.  If your theme uses the_excerpt to display posts on a page, this can sometimes cause posts not to display any manually entered information on the post.  By choosing this option, your theme will create an excerpt from the first 55 words of a post generated by MyCurator.
  2. A fix to strip spaces from before and after the API Key entered on the options page, which was causing some users to receive an Invalid Token error.
  3. You now have the ability to delete any topic, no matter the status, from the Remove option.
  4. Topic names are now checked for characters that can cause problems, such as & and ?.

 

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Content Curation

Best-Practices in Content Curation

If you are curating content for your business, what will help you stand out from others doing the same?  The author points out that taking a journalism approach, and finding writers who can create compelling headlines and short introductions could be worth their weight in gold.  For complex financial products, this is even more important as you also have to navigate compliance rules.  Automated solutions such as MyCurator technology can help the process, but don’t replace the human element of making sure your efforts make an impact on your clients.

As anybody in publishing will tell you, writers who can produce accurate, high-impact headlines are worth their weight in gold. Is it any wonder why marketing departments have been busy hiring people trained as journalists?

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Content Curation

Should You Curate Content? The Essentials Every Content Marketer Needs to Consider

A great post outlining the fundamentals of content curation for business, with a focus on deciding whether it works for your business.  For complex financial products marketing, content curation can help you stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your authority in spcific niche’s that your products compete.  You can try out how it might work for your business with a trial site hosted by Target Info.

There’s no doubt that midway through 2012, one buzzword for marketers is curation. Some of us are still trying to wrap our heads around what exactly content curation is. How does it differ from content aggregation? Should it be a higher priority than building your own content?

Click here to view original web page at www.business2community.com

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Content Curation

What Content Do You Share With Your Readers?

This 3 items mentioned in this post are a great checklist to keep in mind as you curate content with MyCurator.

Good blogging is a mix of content creation and content curation—you want to keep your readers interested with your own opinions while offering material from all corners of the web so that they come to rely on you for all their information.

Plenty of bloggers will give you their personal advice about writing stellar content, but how many of them tell you what kind of content you should share from other sites around the web? Content curation is a major skillset in the blogosphere; if you have the eye for reposting articles, photos, and videos that your readers will enjoy, you’ll go a long way.

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Content Curation Tips: A Simple Post Format

If you are just starting out with content curation,  it doesn’t get any more straightforward than this post:

The simplest format is to take a piece of content – be it another post by someone else, an image or a video – introduce it (tell why you’re sharing it), then share it (with attribution and a link to the original piece), then share your thoughts/conclusions about it. Write an awesome, attention grabbing post title and publish!

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Key steps to successful content marketing « iMediaConnection Blog

This is an interesting look at how big brands are approaching content marketing.  Curation is a big part of this strategy, as the quotes on Mint.com and Pepsi highlight.  Like Pepsi, MyCurator uses AI based algorithms that let you train the software to find relevant content.  Using MyCurator to find and curate the content that is insightful and interesting to your community or clients will provide tremendous benefits in building engagement and traffic.

For example, the personal finance tool Mint.com, supplements their services with a personal finance blog. Covering everything from office organization to credit advice,  Mint’s editorial content was one of their primary drivers of user acquisition en route to a $250M+ acquisition.

 

Leading content marketers such as Pepsi are leveraging technology to source, curate and present content in new, immersive experiences. Merging its decades old commitment to entertainment with the newest social and curation technology, Pepsi created Pepsi Pulse, a realtime, multimedia platform showcasing trending news in pop culture now. Using algorithms to surface and add contextual relevance to raw content, Pepsi Pulse is a window into the top entertainment stories each day, reminding audiences that Pepsi and pop culture are synonymous.

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Send in the humans – content curation for beginners

If you are just getting started or thinking about content curation, this post is a good place to start.  It includes a list of other posts that have more information.

More and more, people are looking for curated content on their topics of interest. Where better to look for good quality content on a topic than subject matter experts or people with a passion for that topic?

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How Content Curation Enhances SEO

Many times you just think of

google search ranking as your traffic metric.  With content curation, it is all about building authority, connections and social feedback that can boost your traffic as this post points out.

Content curation is about discovering, gathering and distributing relevant and interesting content on a specific topic or subject matter. By using a curation platform and displaying curated content on your website, your brand’s Website can be kept  up-to-date and feature solid and topical content.

Click here to view original web page at blog.atomicreach.com

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MyCurator

MyCurator Version 1.1 adds support for Content Curation

Target Info is pleased to announce that MyCurator version 1.1 will be released the week of July 30th, 2012. This update has several features to support content curation, making it easier and more productive than ever. Some of the key features include:

  1. You can choose to add the link to the original web page in the post that MyCurator creates for an article (instead of the link to the readable page).  Attribution for content thus becomes automatic when posted to your live blog.
  2. The readable page that MyCurator creates will now be available in a meta box within the WordPress Post Editor.  You can easily review the article, find quotes and paste them into your curated post.
  3. All images found within the article will also be available in the readable page meta box.  You can change the featured image and copy images into your curated post.
  4. You will have the option of going directly into the WordPress Post Editor when you make a MyCurator post live from the Training page.  With access to the full article and images, you can curate your post, save it as a draft for later work, or publish it immediately, saving several steps in the process.

With integrated support for the curation process, using familiar WordPress tools, MyCurator not only helps you find interesting, targeted content, it is now the easiest and most efficient way to curate that information into posts on your blog!

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Six reasons why your business needs to curate content

Some really great quotes in this article, as well as a good set of reasons for business to curate content. My favorite quotes:

Curating a great content stream out of the sea of information in which we are all drowning is pure value creation.

 

By identifying and sharing the most insightful information and distinguishing it from the noise that surrounds any topic, you demonstrate your authority and credibility — regardless of whether you create the content or not.

Read the whole article by Jay at The Globe and Mail