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17 Content Creation Secrets to Wow Your Readers

17 Content Creation Secrets to Wow Your Readers | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
At a loss for ways to improve the quality of your content? This in-depth list of 17 tips will get you started.
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(From the article): Good content is actionable and insightful. To make yours better, provide a content upgrade in exchange for an email. Content upgrades are bonuses specific to the content that your reader is reading. It is not a generic ebook or toolkit that you offer on every page of your site. Done right, you will be providing high-quality content and building your email list at the same time. In fact, Brian Dean from Backlinko has boosted his conversion by 785% with content upgrades. Some examples are content upgrades are: PDF version of the article: Providing a PDF version of the article will allow your reader to refer to it at their convenience. Summarized Checklist: Your content most likely will be long. Your reader will be most interested in the implementation. Provide a checklist that covers your post’s main points. Templates: Boilerplates/spreadsheets that guide your readers in implementing the techniques in your article. Advanced/Bonus version of the article in PDF: You might not reveal all your strategies in your article. Provide more or advanced materials in the form of an ebook.
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steve batchelder's curator insight, March 30, 1:45 AM
(From the article): Good content is actionable and insightful. To make yours better, provide a content upgrade in exchange for an email. Content upgrades are bonuses specific to the content that your reader is reading. It is not a generic ebook or toolkit that you offer on every page of your site. Done right, you will be providing high-quality content and building your email list at the same time. In fact, Brian Dean from Backlinko has boosted his conversion by 785% with content upgrades. Some examples are content upgrades are: PDF version of the article: Providing a PDF version of the article will allow your reader to refer to it at their convenience. Summarized Checklist: Your content most likely will be long. Your reader will be most interested in the implementation. Provide a checklist that covers your post’s main points. Templates: Boilerplates/spreadsheets that guide your readers in implementing the techniques in your article. Advanced/Bonus version of the article in PDF: You might not reveal all your strategies in your article. Provide more or advanced materials in the form of an ebook.
Jasper Molina's curator insight, April 1, 3:45 AM
(From the article): Good content is actionable and insightful. To make yours better, provide a content upgrade in exchange for an email. Content upgrades are bonuses specific to the content that your reader is reading. It is not a generic ebook or toolkit that you offer on every page of your site. Done right, you will be providing high-quality content and building your email list at the same time. In fact, Brian Dean from Backlinko has boosted his conversion by 785% with content upgrades. Some examples are content upgrades are: PDF version of the article: Providing a PDF version of the article will allow your reader to refer to it at their convenience. Summarized Checklist: Your content most likely will be long. Your reader will be most interested in the implementation. Provide a checklist that covers your post’s main points. Templates: Boilerplates/spreadsheets that guide your readers in implementing the techniques in your article. Advanced/Bonus version of the article in PDF: You might not reveal all your strategies in your article. Provide more or advanced materials in the form of an ebook.
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5 Best Practices Every Content Curator Should Follow

5 Best Practices Every Content Curator Should Follow | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Steve Rosenbaum for Mashable because there are some excellent tips to make you a trusted source, build a loyal following and add value to the community.

 

I don't know about you but everytime I read a post about curation, I see something different, this one is from someone who knows what he's talking about.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

Be part of the content ecosystem

 

**What a curator should do is embrace content both as a marketer and an organizer

 

Follow a schedule

 

**No matter what and how much you post, 2 new links a day and one big post per week, that's a schedule

 

**Be consistent and post at the same time everyday so your readers will know when to expect new content

 

**consistency and regularity brings new users and helps you build a loyal fan base

 

Embrace multi platforms

 

**Put your work where your audience is, today you have to go to them (more about this in the article)

 

Engage and Participate

 

**Select only the best content - read everything before you hit the send button - you'll build trust by helping your readers find great content and information

 

**This is a great way to build relationships with bloggers and other curators (more on this in the article)

 

Share, Don't Steal

 

**Last but definitely not least, you must acknowledge the source, there are no exceptions

 

**When people choose to listen to you, it's because you've proven to separate the signal from the noise

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://on.mash.to/Jk8uWH]


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janlgordon's comment, April 29, 2012 6:06 PM
Hi John, It's funny, we can read these articles over and over but I always find something new each time I read them. How about you?
John van den Brink's comment, April 30, 2012 2:50 AM
Hi Jan, correct. Everytime I think "oh, I know already" But when I read the article I always find one or two things that I didn't knew already :)