Content Curation

Just a List of Stuff – Content Curation

imagesSources of News to Curate:

  • Industry specific newsletters sent to you via email
  • Links to content and media shared on Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Reddit and other social sharing websites
  • Google Alerts, Google News or Google+ Search
  • Curation tools: Flipboard, Scoop.it, Storify.com
  • Real-time search engines: Topsy, socialmention.com
  • Niche topic blogs
  • News aggregators: Alltop, popurls, Techmeme
  • Bookmark and or subscribe to updates from industry news, magazine and blog websites
  • Press Release Distribution Services like PRWeb, PRNewswire or Marketwire
  • Review competitor websites and monitor for mentions of their brand terms in though Google Alerts and social media monitoring tools like Trackur or Radian6 to see what kind of curation tactics they’re using

Here are 10 sources you can draw from for curate content that supports embeddable media:

  1. YouTube – Embed Videos and Playlists
    2. Slideshare – What is Embedding and How Do I Embed Content?
    3. Twitter – Embedded Tweets
    4. Google+ – Google+ Embedded Posts
    5. Vine – Embedded Vine Posts
    6. Instagram – How to Embed Instagram Photos or Videos on a Web Page
    7. Pinterest – Widget Builder
    8. Facebook – Embedded Facebook Posts
    9. Branch – Curate a Topic, Discuss it With Friends, Embed the Discussion
    10. List.ly lists – Embedding Lists on Your Blog

Types of Content to Curate:

  • Useful resources relevant to your target audience: blogs, news, training, tips, networking and industry events.
  • Content created by influential people of importance to the target audience
  • Statistics, research and reports
  • Compelling or provocative industry news
  • Videos: YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler
  • Slideshare presentations or search Google.com for .ppt file types
  • Whitepapers, eBooks and case studies
  • Infographics and other data visualizations
  • Tips, How To’s and best practices
  • Create short lists of tips according to keyword themes
  • Compile large collections of resources according to topical theme
  • Aggregate the best comments from other blogs or your own blog
  • Run surveys, polls & contests that result in content

Where to Publish Curated Content:

  • Company Blog
  • eBooks
  • Email Newsletter
  • Social Media Channels
  • Contributed Articles or Blog Posts to Industry Sites
  • Niche Microsite Dedicated to a Specific News Category