Everything is good. You have a great looking site, and ready to take you online business to the next level. You’ve got all your “marketing tools” up and ready to promote your business. You have selected a few elite affiliate networks to work with, and you are all systems go.
Now, what’s missing? The hard part, generating content. Without content, there is nothing for your audience to share or talk about. Without content there is nothing to SEO. Without content, there is nothing for anybody to link back to. Without content, your marketing efforts can be seriously hampered as you need to offer something of value to your potential visitors. Without content, you know the drill…
The problem with generating content nowadays is that it is very difficult to constantly have fresh ideas to write about. The more your site gets popular, the more the demand for good content. You can write awesome evergreen type articles, but doing it on a regular basis can be very demanding.
The web has gotten so big that content is created as we speak. So much so, that even Google is having problems to come up with solutions for finding high quality content from reputable sources. Human curation, as a result, is now a trending topic and its “making its way back” as people seek out trusted information from quality sources. This is where you can take advantage of that, by curating content.
What is Content Curation?
To be honest with you, there will probably be hundreds of articles out there that will give you definitions as to what content curation is. I will try to put this in a simple manner by asking you a question. Have you ever created a “roundup”, “mashup” or some sort, or a “resource list” in your website or blog?
Guess what, that is curating content. In essence, you choose a topic, research for the best articles out there, combine them into a post, publish, and share it to the world. That’s curating content! And remember, that curating is one thing, and scrapping is another. The later is frowned upon by just about everyone. including bots.
Now, if you have done any of that work before, you should know that doing so has many benefits, but is also very time consuming. I mean, you can always scour your friends blogs, do a search, visit news sites or other trusted sources available to you. But then, there is the matter of putting them all together, by copying and pasting, editing, among other things.
Well, that’s over now. With CurationSoft, creating curated content has taken a different level. Think of it as your content creation assistant. Just think of a topic you want to curate, and CurationSoft will do the heavy lifting for you.
Here’s a quick presentation of how CurationSoft works.
As you can see, that was relatively easy. Content curation can help a great deal with your online content marketing pains.
- Become recognized as an authority in your topic or niche
- Get easily found by people & related influencers online
- Keep your audience engaged with fresh content
- Improve your SEO.
- Make search bots happy :). This is specially true with Google’s recent “Google Fresh” changes..
- and more…
Is Content Curation Worth The Trouble?
Just look at the vast amount of websites that help curate content for you. You have Paper.li, Scoop.it, Bundlr and more. The only difference is that you are curating content on their property and not on yours. The idea is to generate fresh content in you website that is relevant to your topic and are high authority and of great quality. After all, that is what content curation is all about.
CurationSoft publishes content directly on your property. It works on WordPress or other blog CMS without a middle man. It even works on Google+. Connecting what you curate to your site is obviously more advantageous than doing it on other sites. I publish a weekly “roundup” and it has been doing well.
How Much Does CurationSoft Cost?
OK, the part where the question normally pops up right a the beginning. Well, there are two options, don’t they all?
There is a free version and a paid version. The difference between the two is that the free version comes only with one “source” to search content for, and that is Google’s Blog Search.
The paid version comes with YouTube, Flickr, Google News, Twitter, and now Blekko.
If I where you, I would definitely download the free version and take it for a test drive.
This allows you to make a well informed decision as to whether, this tool will actually be of good use to you. If you don’t like it, delete it, and if you do like it, just hit the “upgrade” button and you are good to go.
CurationSoft will empower your marketing efforts as well as giving you equally the possibility of making money promoting and marketing the product.
They have an affiliate program, which they run via OneDirectNetwork, where they pay its affiliates 30% commission for every sale they generate. Sell 3 times and the software pays for itself.
How’s cool is that?
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