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bad credit business loans Content is king goes the saying, and to the one with the best content go the spoils is what one might conclude from this. However, this isn’t absolutely true when you include content curation in the picture. Content curation refers to finding and sharing content that is directly relevant to the interests of your target demographic, turning your social media presence into a place where your followers can find the type of content they are looking for even if you are not able to write a new piece every day. Along with strategic recycling of content , curation is the best way to flesh out a thread and retain interest.

Content curation is great because it can also allow you to find opportunities to collaborate.  When you promote the content of another business , you are helping them reach a new audience and allowing them to gain beneficial exposure. In many cases, this will be enough to prompt them to return the favor. Fruitful interactions between social media profiles can spawn opportunities that range from simple guest posting to something as advanced as the chance to create a joint branded product . Social media is all about interactions, so think of how you would approach and interact with another business owner at an event, then translate those steps into your curation approach.

Content curation gives your followers variety that you can’t provide alone.  While you may have a great perspective on a wide range of topics, it is unrealistic to assume that your content is the only content that your customers are going to be consuming. They will be consuming a variety of different viewpoints, so providing them with a few more than your own is a smart way to give them more value from your feed and even potentially create more interactions with them in the form of feedback.

You can still add your own insights.  Just because you are sharing someone else’s content, that does not mean that you are not allowed to say anything about it. In fact, submitting a piece along with your own perspective can stimulate healthy dialogue as well as potentially make your followers more likely to read the piece when they see what you have already said about it.

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Huffington Post and BuzzFeed built massive audiences through ‘curation’ – finding the best of the web and collecting it into one place.

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Who does your content curation? Amazing artwork courtesy of our ICA Boston trip where we saw the Brazilian brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo stunning exhibition. 

Every few years, there seems to be a surge in popularity for a certain buzzword-y job title that previously hadn’t even existed. For example, I’m pretty sure no one was writing “ content marketer ” on her resume in 2000, and yet now we can’t seem to escape it. We’ve addressed how  important curation is with content creation . Now we want to take on the title of content curator, which jumped the shark long ago. However, unlike some of these jargon-like roles, a content curator position is just what it sounds like. They take content from somewhere on the Internet…and curate it on a new site. Some people and sites are amazing at it (see Dave Pell in the bulleted list below).

If it sounds straightforward, that’s because it is. But don’t mistake being straightforward for being simplistic. The process of content curation – the collection and display of content pertaining to a particular field – is easy enough to grasp, but the execution requires a keen eye and knowledge of the subject matter, and more importantly, an understanding of today’s culture and societal habits. Most of us live fast-paced lives (particularly those lucky enough to fall into the marketing field), so a curator who can not only successfully pick and choose the most valuable online content, but then display it in a digestible format, is a rare find. And with content and media sites all the rage these days with VC s, having an ace curator in your back pocket will help you glean insights from the deluge of news coverage that awaits you online.

So now you might be wondering, where can I find all these life-changing content curation sites, for other experts or even your own efforts? We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites. Digg : Shares the Internet’s most popular and trending stories, and offers a Daily Digg to keep you posted in emails even if you can’t find the time to get to the actual site.

Fark : A one-stop shop for some of the quirkiest headlines on the Web, hand chosen by the site’s team from a pool of 2,000 daily applications.

iFlow : Do-it-yourself curation with features for different “flows” on different topics, all with the option to invite other [...]

Content Curation Success in 10 Easy Steps

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The old cliché about content being king may feel worn out, but it has never been truer. Quality content is more important than ever, but it’s not just the content itself; it’s the relationships that are born out of the conversations started from your content. So it has to appeal to more than just search engines. What does this mean for you? Your content has to be relevant, timely and interesting to read.

But you don’t have to write all of the content yourself. You can enlist the help of guest bloggers, paid contributors and others. The key is to cull the content down to what is interesting and relevant to your audience. Here are 10 tips to curate content in a way that will bring users to your site again and again. 1. Use Content Curation Tools

Feedly, Storify and List.ly are great examples of content curation tools. You can create your own news feed based on the keywords that are important to you and share your curated “newspaper” on social media. Because it is a culmination of many sources, the paper itself will be unique to you. Just keep in mind that many people are using these tools for the exact same purpose, so yours must stand above the rest in order to get noticed. Content curation software is just a tool. You need some skill and creativity to turn the result into something usable. 2. Browse Content Curation Sites

If you want to create a content curation wikipedia on your website, look at what else is out there. See what your competitors are doing and figure out what you can do better. Then, look some of the best content curation sites out there (competitors or not) and see how you can emulate what they are doing for your own purposes. 3. Consider a Content Curation Service

There are some services, such as Outbrain and Demand Studios, that work with partner websites to distribute high-quality, relevant content. You can work with these companies if you’re looking to publish curated content or if you’re looking for a wider audience for your own content (or both). But there’s no need to go it alone. Content curation services do most of the legwork for you. 4. Draw Inspiration from Great Content Curation Examples

HodgePodge, Perez Hilton and Reader’s Digest online are two great [...]

Frances Caballo – Social Media Just for Writers Creating content for your social media profiles needn’t take more than 10 minutes each morning.

Really.

Once you have your favorite content scouters (my word) in place, you’ll find that the content will appear before you almost magically. My scouters are the tools I use to help me pinpoint the content that furthers my brand, keeps me updated, and will provide my followers with the information they want to read.

Scouting for Content on the Web

Below are four content curation tools that you may want to start using.

Once of my favorite content curation applications is Swayy. After opening an account, tell Swayy what your keywords are and the app will deliver your content to you every morning via email. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.41.06 AM You can also use Swayy to schedule your content, a definite time-saver. As you can see, Swayy provides the options to share content on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. I can add hashtags and even opt to share it later. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.44.29 AM In addition, when I click the Calendar option, another window opens and I can schedule my content on any day and at any time I wish. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.45.32 AM Similar to Swayy, ContentGems will provide a comprehensive summary each day of the content that relates to the keywords you selected. This is an example of just some of the information ContentGems sent me this morning. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.53.28 AM Similar to Swayy, you can also share content via this application. When you select Share via ContentGems, you’ll have two options as noted in the screenshot below. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.56.29 AM If you use Buffer to schedule your tweets, ContentGems will add your tweet to your queue. When I select Buffer, this window appears with the option to share the information now, later or schedule a tweet at a specific time. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.59.48 AM Twitter lists aren’t an application but they are important to your content curation strategy. Once your following and follower count grow, it will become difficult to sort through your news feed to find the Tweeps you rely on for great content.

You can solve problem this by creating a Twitter list. I created a short video to show you hot to start creating your own lists. Unable to display content. [...]

How Do I Become a Curator?

It takes about 10 minutes to become a content curator, but patience and dedication to become a great one. “To satisfy the people’s hunger for great content on any topic imaginable, there will need to be a new category of individuals working online. Someone whose job it is not to create more content, but to make sense of all the content that others are creating. To find the best and most relevant content and bring it forward. The people who choose to take on this role will be known as Content Curators.”

 With the right content selection and arrangement, curated sites encourage their visitors to delve deeper and grow from followers into fans. Content curation can turn a scattered collection of information bits into a seamless product story that organically builds sales interest. Discovering the right content to curate can have tremendous implications.

Simply posting to a corporate blog once a week and keeping up with Facebook is not enough, especially when everyone is doing it. Instead, businesses need to be conscious of all of the different content that is posted, and how it can be displayed to encourage click-throughs.

Another factor in content curation is the simple truth that many businesses lack the resources to produce all of their content internally. Sometimes, posting links to articles and videos that have already covered a topic creates the same effect but without the often hefty price tag of internal production.

Curation allows businesses to draw on many disparate sources to tell their story and promote their brand. The trick, of course, is knowing what, when and how to share it with your followers.

via The Ultimate Guide to Content Curation

Getting Started With Content Curation

In this video we talk about getting started with content curation . What types of things should you do when you first get start with content curation? What types of goals should you have? How often should you curate?

In any form of digital marketing or any marketing whatsoever, you should start with your goals. With curation there’s a couple goals that you can really realize, I should say, and that’s probably not the way to say that, but you should be able to realize with curation. The first one is authority. If you get known as finding good stuff on a consistent basis and helping your target market gain clarity or your niche gain clarity, you will build authority. Authority is one of those things that’s built over time and it’s trust.

Really, that’s what it is. Authority is I trust you to have some kind of knowledge in a market; that I look to you as a leader. So, curation works really good for that because as you hone your ability to curate and as other people realize that in your market they will trust you. In a way, and this is what you really hope for, you want them to rely upon your curated content, rely upon your ability to find stuff that they need to know about. If you look at the example of, and this is the drudge report, I use this example every now and then, really that the drudge report has the ability to set the story, be it culturally or politically, on any given day.

That’s a lot of power and just simply by creating the top story can create what people talk about, what news organizations talk about and what, really, sometimes the internet talks about. That authority is something that you want to think about for your market or for your niche.

The next thing is think about what type of things does your target market care about? What type of things are they interested in? When you’re getting started with curation it’s no good to curate stuff that no one cares about.

figure out when you’re going to curate and how much you’re going to curate. What I mean by that is, are you gonna do all your curations first thing in the morning and is it gonna be content from the last couple days or the last day? Or are you going [...]

A 4-Step Guide To Efficient Content Curation

Content curation can be quite time consuming, especially if you fall into the rabbit hole of the internet. Thankfully there are ways to keep on track. Here are 4 steps and tools you can use when curating content for your next blog post, email newsletter, or social network. Step 1: Know where to find your content

The best and most efficient content curators know where they can consistently find high quality content. This means having reliable sources to turn to and reliable tools that help find content for you. If you’re looking for great content, regardless of your industry, here are some aggregators  you can turn to:

You can also use tools like the Hootsuite’s Syndicator and Hootsuite’s suggested content to find great content to share. The Hootsuite syndicator allows you to put all the RSS feeds you follow in one place, so you don’t have to go to multiple locations to find content to share. The Hootsuite suggested content feature uses data from your Twitter profile to suggest three content categories you might be interested in. Once you’ve determined your content categories it will find relevant content that you can schedule or share out to your social networks at the click of a button. Step 2: Actually read the content you share

We’re all busy, and content curation needs to be quick and easy for busy people. But, no matter how busy you are, before you share you should always read the content in question. Hootsuite recently did an experiment to answer the question, “ how much of an article people read before sharing it ,” and the results were surprising. Many people simply skim headlines or the first paragraph before sharing.

To be successful at content curation, you need to be sure that you’re adding value and providing great resources to your followers. You can’t do that without knowing what you’re sharing by reading it. When you are very busy, having a set of trusted sources allows you to share articles you haven’t read start to finish while still being confident in their quality. Step 3: Save the best articles

You may have just stumbled across the best article you’ve ever read but, if it doesn’t fit in any of your content plans for this week, next week, or this month, don’t force it. The key to content curation is making sure the content you curate [...]

The Oxford Dictionary meaning of ‘Curating’ or ‘Curation’ is: "Select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc), typically using professional or expert knowledge." And ‘Journalism’, says the Cambridge Dictionary, "is the work of collecting, writing, and publishing news stories and articles in newspapers and magazines or broadcasting them on the radio and television." Boring definitions – kill the soaring spirit of the modern, bustling ‘Smart Newsrooms’ operating on the right side of the Digital Divide.

At the risk of revealing our tradecraft and hurting the egos of us ‘smart’ online journalists, let me define our occupation in one word: Curation! On this website we select, organise and present content for our readers/viewers in a way which is far, far better that how our rivals select, organise and present content. Take the judicial reforms bill or Robin Williams or even Jeetan Manjhi — we ‘curate’ them better than the best (it’s altogether a different matter that our rivals too make the same claim, but who cares for them?)

The history of ‘Curation’ is actually short. It took birth the day original story-telling or reporting died. In the absence of these two entities, ‘Curation’ became the King. So what started was a ‘chicken-and-egg exercise’ (mind you, you’d be a dinosaur if you regarded C-and-E to be a problem any longer) — we would be curating the best curated content which, in turn, was curated itself. The more downstream you go, the stronger are the currents of curation till you reach a point where you suddenly realise that while you started with the prime minister’s Red Fort speech, you ended up in Bipasha Basu’s engagement. Curating from the Curated: An Independence Day (journalistic) prayer At the risk of revealing our tradecraft and hurting the egos of us ‘smart’ online journalists, let me define our occupation in one word: Curation!

Now if you are on the wrong side of the digital divide and trying to trace the ‘original’ content, then be ready for a long haul. That’s because the original story has almost disappeared, the person who got it is no longer the one telling it and scores of News Desks across the country are rewriting it, adding elements into it and making a ‘hash’(tag) of it.

An airline meal is thus served, and consumed by today’s jet-set reader – wanting to know it all in one click or touch. Who cooked never matters, [...]

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