The white plume of smoke that rose above The Vatican on March 13, 2013 signaled the dawning of a new Pope in Rome. Meanwhile, halfway across the world, a
'Timothy Leyfer's insight:
When I was first learning about content curation for Internet and affiliate marketing, Google reader was recommended by every article and training guide I came across, as one of the must have tools for those using content curation as part of their content creation strategies.
So I am sure that there are many people who have built a sizable portion of their resource list, their contact list, and maybe even their prospect list using Google reader.
And now we find out that in a few months Google reader will be gone dead
This copy blogger articles points out two major problems that the death of Google reader will cause.
The Two Major Problems:
Its users are now RSS orphans. Some of these people may have counted on Reader to be their daily online reading hub since all the way back in 2005. They must find an alternative.
Online content creators now risk losing a significant percentage of their daily audience.
But being who they are, Copybloger, they also give us a solution in fact they give us:
Real Simple Solution
Move your Google Reader audience to email
For affiliate and Internet marketers this should be a no-brainer. We understand the value of a strong email contact list. Our subscriber list, and many other sources from which we gather information about what's going on in our market.
As this article points out with a little bit of thinking we may be able to use Google reader's demise to be a new source of information for those people who now need it.
Great article good information something we should think about take a look at it.
Susan Gunelius does a great job of suggesting how to put to good use the content curation potential on your own blog site.
Here her first two recommendations:
1) Publish Editorialized Content that You've Curated: It's important to understand the difference between content aggregation, content syndication, and content curation before you can effectively curate content to publish on your blog.
2) Publish Curated Round-up Blog Posts: You could publish a weekly round-up post where you share links and descriptions of great content from multiple sources about a specific topic. You can even add your own brief commentary with each link.
This kind of breakdown is exactly what I have been looking for.With articles like this and others, affiliate marketers like me, will be able to create a kind of mix and match follow the steps blueprint that we can use to structure our curated content. I agree, this Is Curation!
This seems to be a great way toget your curated content into a form that you can publish on yor blog. It's free to use so I recomend checking it out. I will be giving it a try and reporting my results later. Timothy Leyfer
On today's episode Jeff Sieh talks with Ileane Smith about Driving Traffic With Pinterest. Discussion includes best practices for group boards, maximizing your time on Pinterest, tools that Ileane recommends, and much more Pinterest advice.
There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.
For those of us marketing High value products online this great little tool can help us gather and organize the necessary information we need to help others learn about a specific subject - Chk out what Robin says abou this tool:
"Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify."
For thosse of us marketing online this tolol is worth checking out
Content curation on your website can be a very powerful tool. Curation can create brand authority and awareness, all the while connecting your company to outside sources that can help to improve your blog presence.
'Timothy Leyfer's insight:
Check out this great video covering the basics of content curation good solid information here you might want to take notes. Check this one out
At first glance, you may wonder how Landing page creation ties into content curation. But if we take a closer look, we may discover that there are some major tips that we can use to help us create better content for our audience.
Let's just take a look at one example, creating an effective headline. When people view your curated content they are going to decide in a split second, while looking at your headline whether to stay and see what you're talking about or move on to greener pastures.
The content we choose to curate and how we package that content make up the offers that we present to our readers. It can make a difference as to whether our reader chooses to stay and read our content and then go on to our landing page or leave our site before they ever find out what we are really offering them.
The original article gives great information that we can use to increase the effectiveness of the information we curate.
This is a great article you should check it out Timothy LeyferExcerpted from article: "If you don’t have a good landing page, it’s like going fishing without a net: you might land a big one on your hook, but you won’t be able to drag it into the boat.
You don’t want people to just visit your page. You want them to take action once they are there. So make it as easy and compelling as possible for them by including these elements found in a landing page that CONVERTS:
C = Clear Call to Action O = Offer N = Narrow Focus V = VIA: Very Important Attributes E = Effective Headline R = Resolution-Savvy Layout T = Tidy Visuals S = Social Proof
CLEAR CALL TO ACTION: Whatever it is you’ve decided will move people further along your conversion funnel. That’s what you should be asking them, clearly and temptingly, to do. Don’t distract them with lots of other requests. The best pages accentuate only one CTA.
OFFER: An offer is anything you give your visitors in exchange for getting them to do what you want. This can mean offers in the traditional sense of coupons or discounts, but it also can mean a free trial, a free version of the product, a whitepaper, or a matching gift.
NARROW FOCUS: Research has shown that the more choices you offer people, the longer they take to make a decision. So the clearer and simpler you make your page, the more likely you are to get someone to take the action you want. - Do you really need that navigation bar? - Do you really need to talk about your company philosophy? - Do you really need to collect all that information?
VIA: VERY IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES: We’ve all heard stories of companies that reserved a catchy URL, put up zero information about what the site was for, and harvested 1 million email addresses before they even launched. You should assume that’s not going to happen to your company. Instead, you’re going to have to give visitors some good reasons they should do what you want. Those reasons are the VIA: Very Important Attributes.
EFFECTIVE HEADLINE: People coming to your site are going to decide in a split second if they want to go back to their game of “Words with Friends” or stay and see what you are all about. A key way to keep them is to tell them in plain language what your site is all about.
RESOLUTION-SAVVY LAYOUT: Do you know that there are people out there still surfing the web on 800 x 600 monitors? Keep the most essential parts of your message – logo, headline, call to action, a supporting visual – in the center top of the screen, with supporting messaging lower down on the page.
TIDY VISUALS: As with the headline, distracting elements can work when you’re trying to get attention. But when people are on your site, you don’t want to sidetrack them with a bunch of visual junk.
SOCIAL PROOF: As social creatures, humans tend to place greater value on things that other people have already approved. That is why most sites will tend to display evidence of such social validation."
In the original article there are more information about: "Considerations for strategy", "Considerations for design", "The cautionary tale", "Doing it right" and some examples. Check out full interesting article here: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/c-o-n-v-e-r-t-s/
This presentation will explore how to plan a video curation strategy, how to determine what sources are appropriate for your visitors, and how you invite and curate user-generated and user-submitted content.
From article on Streamingmedia.com:
"Curation can solve the problem of abundance online, Steven Rosenbaum explained at the recent Streaming Media East conference in New York City. While creative professionals occasionally disagree with curation, it's a way for site owners to present strong material to site visitors and cut through the clutter.
"Content curators are distributors of collections," explained Rosenbaum.
That's the abundance problem. If you went ahead and made all the curators in the world go away, you'd still have this signal-to-noise problem that we laid out at the beginning of the talk. So, absolutely no way is curation the thing that is the enemy of creation."
A well-planned content curation strategy doesn't simply present a list of videos to site visitors. It presents a collection with personality. When curating materials to present, think about the persona that makes that collection unique..."
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.