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5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself as a Content Curator Content Curation

5 Ways to Differentiate Yourself as a Content Curator

This article is a nice list of items to keep in mind for 2016.  Using MyCurator will help you keep up with your content curation, but there are a host of other things to think about in becoming a good curator.  Some of the items discussed here may help you fill in some gaps in your curation practice.

Being a source of excellent content is one way to differentiate yourself from the rest. You’ll be seen as someone who people can rely on for good quality content, where people will not hesitate to re-share your links and give outstanding recommendations.

20 websites that publish terrific content to curate Content Curation

20 websites that publish terrific content to curate

Great list of some top sites for content.  Not all have RSS feeds for automated discovery with MyCurator.  Our Get It tool will let you get specific articles though if you are browsing some of these sites on a regular basis.

Of course, you’ve probably already got at least a dozen sites you know and love, and those are a great start for curation. But they’re just a start. How about a suggested list of some of the most interesting, most shared, most useful sites online?

We’ve got you covered. With this roundup, you’ll never be short for great content to share.

12 Amazing Tools To Rock Your Content Marketing Content Curation

12 Amazing Tools To Rock Your Content Marketing

This article describes a lot of great tools to round out your content marketing.  I’m interested in the image and graphic oriented tools Curalate and Pikto.  Many of these tools will be great additions to working with MyCurator, which they also mention!

The Following is a guest post by Julie Ellis. Julie Ellis – experienced freelance writer, marketer and passionate traveler. When she’s not engaged in helping her customers and students, you can find her reading articles and books of young writers and attending marketing conferences. Follow Julie’s Twitter and Google+ to learn more about academic and business writing skills.

10 Common Myths About Content Curation Content Curation

10 Common Myths About Content Curation

This is a great list of myths that I still hear all the time.  Browsing through them periodically helps keep you on track with content curation, and the tips the author provides are great.  MyCurator helps you find and prepare content for curation, but leaves it up to you to add the final ingredient, the human touch.

“Curation can bring a lot of value when it has the human touch.” —Kimberley Castleberry

Why is there so much mystery surrounding content curation? And why are marketers still struggling to understand it? It could be that influential voices disagree regarding it. It could also be that there are too many uncertainties that leave you unclear about what you should be doing and how.

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How to Find More & Better Content Ideas with Media Monitoring Content Curation

How to Find More & Better Content Ideas with…

A lot of great tips on finding relevant content for your audience.  Saving some articles into your MyCurator Notebooks will allow you to refer to a broad range of articles when you go to create a post.  As shown in this article, embedding lots of relevant snippets of content can be very effective.  With MyCurator you can select relevant content from a broad range of articles easily and quickly.

As a marketer, one of your greatest challenges is to continuously come up with great content that resonates with your audience — whether you’re writing blog posts, email campaigns and newsletter copy, marketing page messages, or social media updates. When you feel like your main job is to always be producing new content, it’s easy to forget to stop and listen to the people for whom you’re creating it.

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12 best practices for using LinkedIn groups as a marketing tool Content Curation

12 best practices for using LinkedIn groups as a…

LinkedIn can be a great marketing tool.  These tips tell you how to get started with LinkedIn Groups.  When you get to the stage where you are posting content, you can post your best curated articles that you’ve found with MyCurator.

As the “world’s largest professional network,” LinkedIn is designed to help increase brand awareness. Here is how you can use its groups feature to increase engagement with targeted audiences.
LinkedIn groups are great for building brand awareness and engagement with your target audience. Below are 12 best practices for making them work as a marketing channel for your business.

How to Curate Content Your Readers Will Love Content Curation

How to Curate Content Your Readers Will Love

The questions from Ponn Sabra are a great checklist for curated content.  MyCurator can find and help you curate a lot of articles, but it is up to you to make sure they meet your audience needs.

Just remember: It’s not enough to simply care about your audience. You’ll also have to interact with them. You have to be visible. You’ll want them to see you everyday on your blog, on social media, or in forums. And a little less often than that, you’ll want them to see you in their inboxes, too.

  • What is on my audiences’ minds?
  • What are they excited about?
  • What are they interested in?
  • What sorts of challenges do they face? Can I relate to these challenges?
25 Digital-Marketing and Social-Media Experts to Follow on Twitter Content Curation

25 Digital-Marketing and Social-Media Experts to Follow on Twitter

Following experts in your field on Twitter is a great way to find content to curate to your site.  This article lists some of the luminaries in the field of content marketing and curation.  You may want to follow them to keep up to date in the field.

In MyCurator to follow a twitter feed, use our menu item News, Twitter, YouTube and set up a feed.  Use @ followed by the username in the search string.  You also need to set up a twitter app, directions are in the Twitter tab in Options.  Once set up, MyCurator will look for an article link in each tweet and grab it from the site.

Twitter is a great source of information. Every tweet is 140 characters or less, allowing you to quickly scan your feed and engage with the content that interests you. While this eliminates a lot of unnecessary noise, you still need to be following the right people if you want to be constantly flooded with great information.

In no particular order, here are 25 digital marketing and social media experts to follow on Twitter.

Judging Content Curation From Your Crazy Aunt’s Attic to the Smithsonian Content Curation

Judging Content Curation From Your Crazy Aunt’s Attic to…

A different way of explaining good curation.  They use the metrics Amount, Cohesion, Breadth, Integrity and Extension with a great example of each.  Creative post on curation.  MyCurator provides you with the tools to meet each of these metrics in your own curation.

A big focus for content marketers is creating unique and engaging content that builds awareness for your brand and product and sets you up as a thought leader within your community. However, the success of your content curation is largely dependent on execution.

As my old calculus teacher likes to say, “You gotta know what you know, and know what you don’t know.” There are several factors to consider when trying to understand where you fall on the content curation spectrum.

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The 4 Biggest Content Curation Mistakes And How To Avoid Them Content Curation

The 4 Biggest Content Curation Mistakes And How To…

 

This is a must read if you are starting curation.  It is so easy to think that shortcuts such as automation or just posting excerpts with links, will yield benefits to your site.  That might happen in the short term, but eventually Google catches on and it quits working.  If you don’t link to the original article, or publish the whole article on your site, it can get worse – we have had clients that received cease and desist orders from other sites and threatened with fines.  MyCurator is a great tool for helping you find valuable content quickly, making it easy to review and then publish the best pieces for your site.  But it is just a tool and must be used as part of a content marketing program where you provide ideas, insights and information for the visitors to your site, including why the content you curate is relevant to them!

The main reason that content curation is topical now, is the perceived ease at which content can be profited from – through curating the content of others – to avoid the rather more time intensive process of producing it yourself.

This post explores why this is true – if you are careful, and outlines some shortcuts you can use to curate content without either falling foul of the law, or getting slapped by Google for doing it.

Because there are so many sites curating really badly, it is likely that Google is scanning websites to identify sites which are attempting to automate the process. This is likely to continue as the ‘carrot’ of autopilot content creation tempts many more into taking an easy path to apparent content marketing riches.