Unfortunately, a browser won’t let a program such as MyCurator re-size the window once it is open – a security issue I guess. What you can do is change the default size of the window, especially if you normally will be editing. You can do this by editing the bookmarklet. Read more “Using a Large Get It Window to Edit your Curated Content”
So what does Google think about Content Curation? The video below is by Matt Cutts, a leading technologist on Google’s search engine team. If you are doing any curation, you really should view it. Read more “Google’s Matt Cutts on the SEO Impact of Curation”
Wouldn’t it be great if some of the content that you curated to your site went viral and pulled in a huge bump in traffic? To make that happen, you usually need to post content that is already popular or ‘trending’. That means that a lot of people are either searching for it or are clicking on it at large sites. Read more “Will Trending Content give your site a Boost?”
If you ever look in your Error Log then you have probably seen the message Error Rendering Page. This post discusses why this error happens and some things you can do about it. Read more “Page Render Errors and How to Fix Them”
Some of the biggest media sites are based on content curation – names such as Upworthy, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Brain Pickings and Techmeme. Your goal may never be to become a big media site using curation, but there are things to learn from them. Read more “How to Curate Content Like a Pro”
You see that articles are being posted on the web site, but nothing is coming through to your training pages or posts on MyCurator! This post will walk you through a step-by-step process to figure out why and what to do about it. Read more “A Feed is not Producing any Articles – What Now?”
As content curation and aggregation grow, questions about legality, ethics, copyright and fair use continue to swirl about it. Is content curation plagiarism? Is content aggregation stealing? These and other headlines testify to the murkiness surrounding curation and aggregation on the web. I think this is fundamentally due to the disruptive nature of curation and aggregation on physical media.
Can you compete against the big sites in search rankings? It may be getting harder, but old fashioned hard work, perseverance and content will do it as this article points out.
Now that Google has discontinued the ability to receive Google alerts as an RSS feed, the search is on for alternatives. We have been using Talkwalker as a direct substitute, see our post about Moving to Talkwalker.
Another alternative is to use Twitter as an ‘alert’ mechanism. In fact, in many ways Twitter can be a better alert source than Google Alerts were. Read more “Replacing Google Alerts with Twitter Searches”
This is a post from back in 2009 by Rohit Bhargava about a new career/job classification called Content Curator. His job description ‘manifesto’ is quoted below. It certainly seems very prescient given how many companies are turning to content marketing, and curation, as part of their branding and advertising strategies.
I think most MyCurator clients are using curation as part of their business, blog or web strategy. I think content curation can be a great way for sole proprietors and small business owners to build content for their sites. Read more “The Next Big Social Media Job Of The Future ?”