Content Writing Best Practices | Social Media Today

I’ve been asked to give a brief lesson on how to write content for the web. While it’s writing we’re going to cover, to apply the lesson I want you to think of yourself as an artist. You’re going to paint a picture—illustrate a point (or several). So you’ll start with a sketch. The blank […]

What Makes a Good Content Curator?


Part of being a Social Media Manager is culling the infinite sources of the web for the latest news, information, and resources relevant to your industry or target market. As a Social Media Manager, the content you share reflects your competence and expertise, and reflects how in-touch you are with the industry, thought leaders, influencers, […]

Are you ready for the content avalanche? | LinkedIn

Are you ready for the content avalanche? | LinkedIn

As you think about the many different types of experiences that marketers are trying to instigate in social media, a lot of it is fueled by content. It could be a post or information that goes to employees before they blog about what’s going on in a company. There’s an entire content flow that most […]

The Content Curation Conundrum: How To Strike a Balance Between Automated Aggregation and Manual Curation

Robin Good: Many content curation tools promise to make your content publishing job easier, faster and better. But is it really so? Does less work and more automated aggregation/filtering guarantee a higher quality result?   Christa Carone writes on Fast Company: “New content curation tools make automating the job easier–but easy may not always be […]

Storytelling is the New Currency in Digital Marketing

This piece is from Evivio Blog – I selected this piece because today is the beginning of the Reinvention Summit where people from all over the world gather together to hear and share stories of change. All businesses are going through reinvention, telling the right stories to connect with their audiences in a new way […]

7 New Business Models To Monetize Your Content Online

Via – Marketing Strategy and Business Some new companies are experimenting business models that go well beyond the traditional CPM approach for online ad impressions, resulting in interesting returns for authors and publishers.  Here’s a list of lesser-known platforms that let you distribute your own media content – and make money from it:   […]

11 Guaranteed Ways to Get Others to Retweet Your Content

Via – SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! After creating content — whether it’s a blog post, an ebook, a webinar, or a video — it’s important to promote that content through social media channels.   And when you do promote that content in social media, you cross your fingers that it generates a […]

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts

Via – SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! Facebook recently changed the way users interact with content on fan pages: any user, including non-fans, can now post on fan page walls and like/comment/share fan page content. In other words, a Facebook user does not have to first like your fan page before they can […]

Paying Homage To The Content Curators Who Shine

Content curators help us in so many ways. They identify great content which they themselves are highly knowledgeable about and unselfishly give us  special insight into the material. They are consistently hard at work looking to find the best of the best, which in effect helps us save time by allowing us the opportunity to […]

Content Curation Tools: 5 Different Approaches

Via – SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! According to the Romain Goday, there are five distinct approaches to content curation. They are: 1. The Expert Approach: Curators A way to obtain relevant information with a reduced level of effort is to rely on experts. 2. The Crowd Approach: Popularity Most content curation tools […]

The 3 Pillars of Content Curation – Only Dead Fish

Curation is already becoming an overused word but it’s an increasingly important one. Not least because the way in which we discover content that we like or find useful, and how it gets in front of us or gets our attention, is changing radically. With an explosion of choice and noise, and attention becoming the […]

Does Your Content Curation Strategy Have the X Factor?

Intro: This is an excellent post from the folks over at Business to Community by Richard Turcott on content curation. You can read the post in it’s entirety by clicking the image to view the original source. Be the mentor The judges of The X Factor mentor contestants in a particular category to help them […]

Content Curation: The Future of SEO

Via – Social Media Content Curation “Content is King.” It will always be the chief motivating force behind the Internet. But most recently, content curation has increasingly becoming popular. The talk about content curation has been spreading like wildfire since last year. It may be a great alternative to blogging, or an addition to […]

Few Tips for Great Content Curation

Via – internetbillboards A key factor in content curation is trust, and its not a given. Having a Twitter account doesn’t make you an expert — if that was the case, you’d be clicking on the link that “egg avi” user sent you. Sharing good content builds trust.   Here are a few tips […]

Reaction-Based Curation Platforms: Percolate

Via – Real-Time News Curation Percolate is an online platform that curates content from Twitter and RSS feeds. The sheer amount of information that passes through a typical social media user’s path in a day can be tremendously overwhelming. Percolate, however, using an algorithm, will organize content according to what you’re interested in. What’s […]