WordPress Blog Curation – What is it?

What is WordPress Blog Curation?

That’s a great questions and there has been alot out there about Curation Websites… What is WordPress Blog Curation.

Good question.  Before we look at that lets take an example from the real world..

If at first we look at an Art Gallery, how does Art Curation work. The Gallery goes out to find the best pictures in a certain catorgory or artist, they then commission the artist to display their Art on the Walls of the Gallery.  People in turn come vist and ooohhhh and ahhhh over the Art.
So what has actually happened is the Art Curator has bought in the best Art Works to show off to get the art lovers in the Gallery to enjoy the best of the best, and in turn if the Gallery does a great job and have found what people are looking for, then they make money by either charging people as they come in the door or by selling the Art Works. This has been going on for 100′s of years. It’s a great model.

It is probably more complicated than that but really in simplistic terms thats it in a nutshell.

So how does WordPress Blog Creation work?

Well the same way as it works for the Art Gallery….
There are many Curator Blogs out there in the Internet and they are doing very well. In a way I have been teaching a form of this for the last 3 years. It’s getting a website up, adding content both yours and other peoples.
You will know Mashable for instance, it is a curator site. It brings in content from other sites all over the web. I guess that many of the news sites do the same. There are many others but lets not give too many as it may be a distraction. The way to get your curator site to rank faster and not just have someone else’s content is to make sure you have at least 10% of the content as yours.  I share below how you can use the WordPress Youtube Auto plugin to find content and then use that content with a mix of yours to have your own WordPress Blog Curation Site

However WordPress Blog curation has slightly changed due to Google and it’s every changing stance on what is good or bad content. So what I want to talk about in this post in a small way, as I will do another post in detail showing you how to do it, is how you can use one of my great plugins to help you get your content onto your site and to use this content and a mix of yours to get your site ranked higher and quicker using great content that’s already out there online and also adding in some of your own content. So lets get started.

 Using the wordpress Youtube plugin  allows you to set it up with keywords for your particular niche and then set how many videos you want to come in on automatic into your blog and how often. Which is great. However we all know about the Panda Update and how that affected so many sites especially those running auto software. Well good news is with this software is that you have a choice when you set up the automation. You can choose if you want it to publish right away, send it to draft, send to preview, or send to private.. so it is an awesome plugin no others offer that.

As I suggest in the video the WordPress Youtube Plugin is awesome in getting content to your site, and you could set it to bring in videos every hour if you want so you can put all the videos into draft then go in once a week and go through, check them out, add your own review and then set them up to publish through the scheduler … it’ is such a great plugin.
Which is what you do if you want to use video in your Curator site.

You need to use the plugin to find you all the videos on the topic of your choice, get them all into your blog, then go and check them out and make sure they are worthy to be on your site. This is no longer set and forget. If you want your site to rank well then you need to have great content with the help of the plugin and then taking time to go through the videos to make sure they are good quality then you will have a well Curated WordPress Site. Using the Art Gallery analogy you will have the best Art ( Content) on your site and people will want to come to watch, read, take part and share what you have on your blog. 

The other great thing with the wordpress youtube plugin is it allows you to also set up what kind of videos do you want?

  • Do you want popular
  • Most Viewed
  • Top Rated
  • Recently Featured
  • Keywords and Categories
  • Profile

You can also set the category you wish to put the video into, great for SEO Select if you want the comments to come in or not, this can be very annoying to leave as yes and sometimes the comments are just not good. So will leave that choice up to you. If you go yes and then find you are getting alot of spam you can go back in and change it to no, and then go delete out all the comments. If you use the plugin correctly you will find it to increase your traffic as you bring in quality video and add great content to your site. I suggest you check out the WordPress Youtube Plugin and start to use it correctly to add new content to your blogs.

I would not just use this alone on your website but it is a great start. Check out the video below and then go get the plugin, you will love it. If you purchase the Lite Version of the WordPress Youtube Plugin then send me and email with the pay pal invoice I will upgrade you to the Pro version for FREE.

What I want you to notice is that all the information you have read above in the box is Curated content. I have written the words before that box and these words under the video. I am sure you can all do that. All you have to remember to do in a WordPress Blog Curation Site is to add at least 10% of your own content and you will be good to go.

You need to always select really great content as well, so maybe when you choose videos go after those that are popular that have great views and comments then bring them in and watch what happens. This WordPress Blog curation also works with articles use the same principle.

I guess the next question you want to ask me is how I got the Curated content in the box, well it depends on your theme how it will look in end  but all you do is highlight the text that you have bought into your blog, then there is a along the top of your edit bar, click on that, then once all highlighted unclick it.

Oh also give credit where credit is due to the writer especially.
Always say who the author is. All this is really is a new twist on an old idea of using others peoples writings. You just need to add your 10%. Have fun with it and here is a webinar I held with an expert on the subject of Blog Curation so you should go and check it out  WordPress Blog Curation.

If you found this post helpful please leave a comment below and if you are interested in knowing more about Curation sites and how you can set these up easily and quickly let me know and I will have a webinar as I believe the Blog Curation is an amazing way to get ranking for your sites and in turn money to your bank account :-)

 

Comments

  1. Good stuff Gail. Thanks for showing us the way.

  2. Hi Sally, thankyou for taking part, glad to show you the way :-)

  3. Good post Gail. I think curation is a good idea. People are just re-hashing the same stuff that has already been written about several thousand times before. I like to curate with my comments and opinions.

    Steve

  4. Hi Steve, Blog Curation is fantastic as long as people remember to add there comments etc it does save alot of time, I have always been one who agrees that you don’t always have to re-invent the wheel :-) Thankyou for taking part.
    Gail

  5. I am interested! By chance, have a plugin like this that searches blogs and articles and post automatically?

  6. HI Ryan, yes I have a plugin that does that to, but this way we make sure we actually add content to our sites so they can be Google friendly and happy and with Blog Curation you get to be able to be more choosey where your content comes from and not just article directories. So great start, just make sure you add some of your own content to each post and you will be good to go
    Gail…. thankyou for commenting

  7. I did a search for “wordpress theme for blog curation” and you were number one! Well done Gail

  8. thankyou Mish, thats awesome, lots of back links :-) healthy ones that is
    Gail

  9. Excellent explanation of a difficult subject, I think I finally get it, thank you! – I will be curating this post :)

  10. HI Lisam thankyou for your kind comments… I do my best :-)
    Gail

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