The amount of information bloggers receive as it happens on any given day is so much and so rapidly delivered that it’s intellectually impossible to keep pace. Content curation is a time management and content creation strategy that could be your best hope for overcoming the challenge.
Content curation is an editorial function
Information overload is one of the major challenges bloggers face in the information age. However, there are content curation tools that you can use to reduce time and energy it takes to sort through the “noise” and find the right piece of orchestral music for your audience.
Content curation is an editorial function involving locating, organizing, categorizing, commenting on and presenting the top content on a given topic.
A curator (editor) carefully selects the most relevant, highest quality digital information to meet readers’ needs on a specific subject.
Neil Patel’s interesting and informative article How Content Curation Can Improve Your Search Rankings points out how curation and SEO are connected.
Using content curation tools to present the best selection of digital content on a specific topic will result in more traffic to your blog and more backlinks to your content.
Create a scoopit.com magazine topic
Scoopit is free and makes it easy to cut through the noise on social media by creating your own magazine style curated topic pages.
You scoop information from your social networks into an organized collection of curated topics and send it to your followers to build your authority in any niche.
The free account allows you to curate five topics and you can post your scoops to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr and WordPress.
Here are my two topic pages on Scoop.it
Scoop.it Tutorial – Curate Content, Build Backlinks and Track Engagement
(This is the third article in a series focused on increasing organic (unpaid) traffic and natural backlinks to your blog.)
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