Really good content curation is very difficult. This great piece makes the case that it is at least as hard and creative as writing original blog articles. With so much content out there, having an “eye” to discover the best and the writing ability to create a narrative or story for your audience is a real skill.
This is a great round-up of some of the sessions at a large Search Engine conference on the impact of Google SEO changes. Jessica Lee at searchenginewatch.com has pulled together some of the key points from several sessions that are important to anyone looking to build traffic for their site (who isn’t?).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom George of Internet Billboards wrote this interesting article on curation and crowdsourcing. He looks at how the technology giants are moving to acquire and build into the crowd sourcing and curation space.
I’ve been thinking that Content Curation is a resolution of the paradox between too much content and the difficulty of writing your own content. Its clear there is so much content on the web, as the posts below illustrate. Curation helps filter content for your readers or clients while at the same time building content for your site.