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.

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.

5 easy ways to curate content on your blog Content Curation

5 easy ways to curate content on your blog

A good, thorough article on curation.  One of the key features of MyCurator is that it makes searching for and finding good content so easy.  This article just popped up in my list of curation articles after being found through a Google Alert.  It was easy to review the full content in  a pop-up and then quickly publish it.

I like to think of content curation as utilizing existing content in a new, value-added way. It isn’t sharing entire pieces of other people’s content with your audience (that’s syndication), and it isn’t compiling lists of links with no additional commentary (this is content aggregation, and Google doesn’t like this!) Content curation is a bit of an art form, and takes some time to perfect. But once you’ve figured out a strategy that works, you’ll have a process in place for regularly finding, compiling and editorializing content your audience will love!

9 Powerful Ways of Effective Content Curation Content Curation

9 Powerful Ways of Effective Content Curation

If you are starting out with content curation or just want to review the key elements, this is a straightforward bullet point review.  MyCurator saves you time in your curation process, but you always want to make sure your goals are being met with your actual content and that your process is aligned with those goals.

Content Curation Content curation can play a significant role in achieving your business goals—saving time, effort, and budget in the process. From curating your own existing content to collating third party content to engaging with other curators in your niche to following social dashboards—there are a number of ways to gain traction from content curation for your business.

How to Cite Sources & Not Steal People's Content on the Internet Content Curation

How to Cite Sources & Not Steal People’s Content…

This is a nice, all encompassing article on how to quote sources you use in your curations, original articles and on social media.  It is critical that when using content curation on your website that you always attribute any articles to the original source.  MyCurator makes this easy by pre-filling the post with the original article link.

The best content marketers aren’t afraid to share. Share content. Share links. Share ideas. Share data.

The thing is, sometimes marketers get a little protective of their stuff because there are less-than-scrupulous people out there who take content and then try to pass it off as their own. All that hard work, and none of the credit. Not cool, less-than-scrupulous people. Not cool.

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Your First Decision: Be a News Aggregator or a…

This article highlights a choice you need to make early – do you just aggregate news or do you curate content?  As the author points out, just aggregating news for an audience does work for some niches.  It can also work if you set out to build an aggregation site from day 1 and brand it that way consistently.  Trying to be Techmeme probably won’t work, but working in a well defined niche that you promote and market consistently, can be successful.

Content curation is probably the best way to go for most of us though.  Providing value through selectivity, filtering and your own comments is a compliment to your blog or site.  This author also reviews the key points of curation.

MyCurator is the best WordPress plugin for either path.  Its range of features allows you to do straight aggregation or focus on curation.

With sharing information, there are two paths to take – you can be a news aggregator or you can curate content. The key message here is you have to be consistent – no waffling between being a news aggregrator and a content curator. Pick one.

There are some outlets, like member associations, nonprofits and those that specifically brand themselves as such, where news aggregation works. For the rest of us, content curation is the better path.