Thank you for your interest in becoming a curator on Internet Billboards. Practicing curation, and contributing content here is very rewarding.
Through curation you can cover a topic, keep yourself up to date on current events about that topic and establish yourself as a thought leader in the industry.
If you currently participate in content marketing with a site of your own, curation will drastically enhance your overall result’s with those marketing efforts.
If you are a public relations person, or a marketing professional currently working for a company, curation will help you easily make more industry contacts, receive more engagement, and get more industry recognition.
There are numerous other advantages to joining us as a curator. A significant advantage is that we are not merely a curation platform or a curation tool. We are a community of content curators.
A professional community that will get behind and support you and your marketing initiatives. Our curator’s are professionals, public relations people, journalists and business entrepreneurs. This is to name a few.
We help you position yourself in your niche as a thought leader, and help you drive more traffic to your blogs, platforms and hubs.
***Getting started takes just three easy steps. It is important you follow these steps, 1,2,3, otherwise you will not have the permission settings or tools needed to be able to curate content onto Internet Billboards.***
1. First, simply register for your free account here at Internet Billboards. Be sure to fill in your profile with your picture, social media links, and your short bio. (Important) accounts that do not fill this information out are rarely approved for step two. (Minimum needed is two social links, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus) We preferably like to see these four with your Photo and your professional Bio.
2. Next, request a quick review of your account by emailing [email protected] be sure to include your username. (Important your account must be approved before you can have access to the back end and do step three)
3. Complete steps one and two and you can now go to the tools section when you log in and grab our curation tool called “press this” and drag it to your tool bar. This is so you can easily curate content from around the web in seconds. You will also gain access to the Getting Started page.
That is all there is to it. Simple right. What are you waiting for? You can be curating today!
Still not convinced you should be a content curator, well then read on.
Curation is happening every day. When you share a tweet, post to Facebook, Google+ an article or pin something on Pinterest, you are practicing curation. You are recommending quality content to others.
So in essence you are already practicing curation, you are just not maximizing it’s full potential.
As a content curator on Internet Billboards, in as little as 10 minutes a day you can build a large following and establish a reputation as someone who finds the best information. This creates a huge value. You are saving people time, and helping them solve problems, so they will come to depend on YOU!
As a curator for Internet Billboards you will reach a much larger audience then you could possibly reach on your own. Each piece of content you curate is often shared with social media by other curators and in addition creates a page indexed by search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. These pages give you valuable SEO backlinks and also feature your photo, bio and all of your social media profile links.
If you haven’t gotten it to register yet, I am starting to have some doubt’s about you being a thought leader. KIDDING! well sort of.
Simply by finding and sharing content “really good content” you will develop long lasting, highly beneficial relationships, and quite possibly a network of loyal followers who will come to know you as a thought leader. This will have a real benefit in your professional and learning process.
Ready to take action! Of course the best part of being a content curator is it’s tons of fun and one of the best ways to learn and stay up to date with what is happening in your industry.
We welcome you to our community of content curators, and look forward to learning, sharing, and growing professionally with you.
As a curator you can also contribute full articles to our prominent “Featured Articles” section on Internet Billboards as well. These articles along with our curations go out to our subscriber base with our clever newsletter “The Web Curated” Check it out by subscribing. Internet Billboards is a digital hub-spot, featuring curated digital content, as well as fresh new innovative and thought provoking original content.
Post on Internet Billboards
Posting your content on our site helps you gain market recognition, brand awareness, and increased exposure. Our unique combination of curation and original in depth articles from experts and enthusiasts like yourself coupled with our unique sharing and social media strategy, will help you reach a much larger audience than you might be able to reach on your own.
We help our curators and publishers by providing a community that appreciates great content and builds access to larger and larger promotional channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus to name a few.
All the content on this site is contributed by our many professional members as well as our editors. Every post is moderated and checked for quality assurance. This means you are in excellent company. Also because Internet Billboards is building on the social graph as well as our large interest graph we have many topics to choose from and something for everyone and can help you make many meaningful connections within our community. Bottom line though again is that all of the content is moderated. That means that nothing submitted is published until it has been reviewed and approved by our editors.
Step 1: Sign up and Log in to our site
In order to publish posts on our site, you’ll need to have an active account here. If you have an account on this site log in here. If not, sign up here. Once you complete your registration and enter your activation code you will be able to log in.
Step 2: Fill out your profile
We provide you a nice author bio box which will give you increased exposure and allow you to put all of your social media links in to your profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, your website etc, fill them out and place a picture so we can see the face behind the publish posts and curation. Believe me it makes a huge difference.
When you first log in I would recommend changing your auto generated password to something you will easily remember, your profile is on that page so take the time to update your profile.
Step 3: Add content to the site
There are two ways to submit your content to our site: automatically through a valid RSS or Atom blog feed or manually on the site.
Step 3a: Add your existing blog feed
The main benefit to adding your content to our site via a feed is that each post automatically comes into our system to be reviewed by our editorial team. A few things to keep in mind before you add your feed:
Your feed needs to provide the complete text of your blog posts in order to be published. Summary feeds will be removed from the system, unless you have curated the content from another source.
Incoming feeds can only be attributed to one author. If your feed is a group feed or will have guest posts, they will all be attributed to the user account that added the feed. Consider splitting your feed using Yahoo Pipes or a similar service.
Incoming posts and curation from feeds are not published automatically, only added to our moderation queue. Feeds that continually provide off-topic posts will be removed without notice.
Step 3b: Add posts to our system manually
We love to partner with curators and publishers who provide exclusive content to us by posting directly on our site. The benefits for publishers and curators include:
Access to our large audience
Increased visibility and recognition
Promotion through our network
Increased awareness within your niche
Be aware that material posted directly to our site is moderated for quality just like all the submissions we receive. We encourage anyone interested in posting directly on our site to log in and read the welcome message for some additional rules of the road and a welcome message to help you get started on Internet Billboards.