Here’s some more evidence that curation is crucial for researchers, whether you choose to be a curator or you choose to follow curators. According to Minocha and Petre (2012) from The Open University, UK (1), curation is useful for researchers and for developing research skills, as it involves: - information management; - curating content on the research topic of interest which appears on a variety of different media; - chances of attracting interesting people to a researcher’s website; - development of your "infotention", mindfulness, and concentration; - self-empowerment, helping you to be seen and trusted as a “topic expert”.
Become a content curator in three steps: 1- Do it on a specific topic so that you are seen as a trusted source or expert on that topic; 2- Share only the best stuff; 3- Do it continuously so that you are continuously providing up-to-date content.
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.