What Is Content Curation?
You've already started! By reading widely in your industry or niche you've seen a lot of content. Now just save the best for your site.
Check out my presentation at WordCamp Atlanta on the basics of content curation and how it can help your site get found or scroll through this page for the key highlights!
Quickly Post Some Content
A simple curated post has your comments 'selling' the article to your clients. A short excerpt that highlights the article's themes. And don't forget the all important attribution link to where the article was posted!
MyCurator creates this basic post in the WordPress editor from articles you like. Just add your comments and use our click-copy to replace the excerpt!
Is Content Curation Legal?
Yes it is, if you follow the principles of Fair Use. Don't copy the whole article, or even a lot of it. Just a small excerpt. And always, always, link to the original article website!
The article linked below gives a great overview. We curated it from multiple sources using MyCurator's Notebook feature.Read is Content Curation Legal?
How Does Curation Get My Site Found?
Search engines see regular, new content showing up on your site, and they love active sites. The content is also vibrant - varied and deep.
Well curated articles can rank higher than the originals because they answer the search question better!
Regular curation leads to your own content creation, further helping your site (see the next section below).
Curation is A Short Course in Writing Original Content
You start with short introductions and overviews, within your comfort zone. Those little comments have been growing into paragraphs at times. You start to gain a voice, and begin writing pieces based on several articles
With that practice comes confidence, and the ability to start creating your own posts and articles. It becomes much more natural to sit down and write out your thoughts and ideas. You can now start creating your own content!Read More About This