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High Volume Content Curation with MyCurator

I’m sure you’ve noticed that more and more content is appearing in your Training Posts if you have any broad alerts, searches or news feed type of Sources.  It can seem overwhelming to work through it each week.  Some of our high volume clients using MyCurator process 100’s of articles per day!

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Do I need MyCurator’s new Request Processing?

In version 2.1 of MyCurator we introduced a new background process called Request Processing. How do I know if I need to use it for my site?  The short answer is that it will probably benefit every site.  

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Discovering “Outside the Box” Content for Curation to your Blog

With the rise of content curation, you are seeing the same articles appearing over and over.  It just doesn’t help your readers to bring them the same articles they see at many other sites or in their twitter stream.  So how do you find those interesting, unknown articles, sites and writers?

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Why so many Twitter Errors in my Error Log?

With MyCurator you can discover content from Twitter searches as well as following a specific user’s Twitter stream.  MyCurator looks at each tweet for a link to an article or blog post.  It then grabs that article for your training posts.  If you look at your Error Log in the MyCurator Logs menu item, you may see one or more errors with the message “Could Not Resolve Twitter Link”.  What does that mean?

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Quickly Curating Content with the Get It Bookmarklet

You can immediately start curating content as soon as you install MyCurator.  After adding your API Key into the Options page, just go to the Get It & Source It menu item and drag the Get It bookmarklet to your Bookmarks bar of your browser (see our Documentation and Video for more details).

You are ready to go! When you are reading an article in your browser just click the Get It bookmark. Now you have several options.

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Training MyCurator Articles on your Live Site

The training capabilities of MyCurator are a great way to find and prioritize the best content for your site.  The little green thumbs up and red thumbs down give you a simple way to provide feedback about which articles you like or don’t like.  These ‘thumbs’ are what we refer to as the training tags.  You may also see them on your live site, and this article talks about when they show up and how  to hide them.

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Nothing showing up in my Training Posts or Pages

MyCurator should run automatically in the background without you doing anything, posting content that you can review in the Training Posts in the Admin or your Training page.  If nothing is showing up, then this article will help you figure out what is wrong and what you can do to fix it.

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They’re Back: Google Alerts Turns On RSS Support

Without any news, Google turned on the ability to receive your Google Alerts as an RSS feed.  This feature was killed along with the shut down of Google Reader – again without any news that it would happen.

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Multiple Author Content Curation with MyCurator

If you have a larger media or publishing site, chances are you have many authors who may be curating information.  You may have multiple categories on your blog, with a specific author responsible for each category.  Another possibility is that you are sharing author and editorial duties across many people, and using a plugin like Edit Flow to manage the process.  MyCurator can support these and other scenarios with its multiple author curation features.

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Tweet your content to MyCurator

If you are a heavy user of Twitter or some of the tools such as HootSuite or Buffer, you may find that you are tweeting content regularly.  So, does MyCurator allow you to capture your own tweets and grab the articles for future curation to your site?  Yes!  It is really easy to set up, just follow these steps.