26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools Content is still king, but it isn't always practical or cost effective for marketers to produce brand-new, meaty, thought-leadership level content pieces on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Content curation offers a nearly limitless method of fueling your inbound marketing efforts. Unearthing and sharing the quality content of others allows you provide your audience fresh content on a regular basis to serve any interest, industry, or market. What's more, sharing and celebrating the work of others helps get you on their radar and can forge valuable, long-term relationships with the content authors. To help you curate, here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or to share via social.
We’re all Digital Content Curators (but some of you don’t know it). I don’t think I need to convince anyone who regularly uses the Internet or World Wide Web that finding useful and relevant information amongst the volumes of dross we get from advertisers, marketers, brand mangers and those-that-want-to-be-heard-but-have-nothing-of-value-to-say which, unfortunately, accounts for the largest proportion of content that swills around our in-boxes and search results, is becoming increasingly difficult. Information is being pumped at us almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This was bad enough when we were shackled to an office desk and a “lobotomised” corporate desktop PC – you know, the ones where IT security bods and corporate policy makers have surgically removed all the useful productivity applications – but now that most of us are connected 24 x 7 via our smartphones, tablets and laptops, information can get to us wherever we are and whatever we’re doing. Curation, when it comes down to it, is all about creating value from building collections.
Content Curation Tools: 21 Criteria To Select And Evaluate Your Ideal One Nonetheless we are just at the beginning of a new era, in which content curation will be as important as search, there is already an apparent abundance of content curation tools of all kinds. Photo credit: Hand filling out checklist on clipboard with a pen by Shutterstock To the superficial eye, many such curation tools also appear to be very similar to one another, especially if evaluated exclusively from the type of news streams or visual collections that can be produced with them. On the other hand it is not realistic for someone to go out and test each and every one of the available solutions. 15 top-notch content curation tools Content curation tools play an important role in the content planning and publishing process. Before we provide you with our picks for the Web’s best content curation tools, let’s go back a step revisit the origins of content curation and the specific role it plays. The role content curation plays across the social Web Content curation has risen in significance for a number of reasons: 1.
220 Social Bookmarking Websites Free List About Advertise Disclaimer Write For Us Adsense Revenue Sharing TechMaish Theme An Expert Guide to Idea Curation: How to Get More Ideas for Great Content Where do blog post ideas come from? This one came from someone else’s headline. We are constantly inspired by the amazing work of others, and we owe a lot to the deep thinking and amazing resources that are readily available within the industry. How can we get more ideas more consistently? There’s inspiration everywhere.
Why Startups and Bloggers Both Fail at Blogger Outreach Startups need attention and a very relevant technique to gaining attention is maintaining a healthy relationship with bloggers. Bloggers (no matter how popular) need content, things to write about and news to spread. Sounds like a joint venture made in heaven? 5 essential (and free!) content curation tools I tend to have problems with brevity when I write. Because of this, people often mistakenly believe I don't deal with writer's block. That is not the case. Sure, I always have 2,000 words in my pocket, but those words are not often about the topic I need to write about. When the blank page stares relentlessly back at me, one of my favorite fall backs is to curate and comment on other people's content.
50+ Social Bookmarking Sites : Importance of User Generated Tags, Votes and Links Editor’s Note: This post was updated in October of 2016. Is social bookmarking still relevant in 2016? Read this updated post by Anna Crowe to learn more. Top 5 Content Curation Tools Within the last year, there has been an unprecedented shift in social media popularity. Facebook has shown declining user numbers, and even social media giant Twitter has seen a decline in activity. Despite the natural tendency of internet users towards content creation, these statistics seem to reflect a change in priorities. Meanwhile, sites for “content curation” seem to be prospering. Based on the concept of compiling, sorting, discovering, and sharing the most relevant and valuable pieces of content, these sites have seen an increase in users and overall popularity.
How to Streamline Your WordPress Blogging Workflow How many of you think that there is not enough hours in the day to manage your blog, participate in social media communities, while running a successful business? If you are one of the many bloggers and business owners who constantly looking for more ways to be efficient, then you are in for a treat. I own and manage numerous multi-author blogs including WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site. Through the years of experience, I have signifincalty streamlined my editorial workflow which allows me to focus my time on growing my business. The key to streamlining any process starts with organization. You cannot be efficient until you are organized.
Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together Through digital curation we collect, manage and collate the best, most relevant content, on a specific topic or theme, for ourselves and share with others. Using tools like Scoop.it, Pinterest, Diigo and Livebinders educators collect the best resources to put them into context with organisation, annotation and presentation. This post is a summary of the ideas. tips and resources shared during my presentation for the 2013 Reform Symposium e-Conference on digital curation.