MyCurator | Content Curation in WordPress
Great post! Here are my observations on MyCurator
I have been using the MyCurator WP plugin pretty much since it first showed up. I even beta test some of the new releases for Mark. MyCurator provides a number of key benefits: well targeted, filtered content on specific keywords; it “learns” what is good and not good content so you can focus on the best content for your blog; it keeps your content funnel full so you never run out of ideas for new blog posts, which is huge for me as blogging is a part time project
I have and have used desktop software type content curation products, CuationSoft, PageOne Curator and others. And while they are good products, they are reactive not proactive. You have to go find the content and then rate which is “good”.
MyCurator does all of that “boring” work for you and provides you a list of “good”, “not sure” and “bad” categorized content. Because I have been using it for multiple months on my curation blog, I seldom spend any time with an articles rated as anything but “good” as the software has been trained so well now.
In fact, MyCurator found this blog post 🙂
If you have a WordPress blog and you want to get into content curation, I highly recommend you take a serious look at MyCurator.
Posted by Jeremy Floyd on Feb 21, 2013 in content curation | So, I’ve been a little consumed with content curation recently–I get it. For about six months, I’ve been searching for v.2 of this healthcare reform curation software that we built a few years ago, and I figure there must be a better way. As it turns out, I believe the architecture and design was pretty advanced for 2010, but we still need a refresh. After writing my first post on content curation, I received a pingback from CurationTraffic.com , which led me to research Content Curation WordPress plugins. After a bit of research, I came across MyCurator–a software project of Mark Tilly. According to his site, “MyCurator works tirelessly in the background delivering a pipeline of content to you throughout the day, ready for your curation.” After poking around on the site for a while, I contacted Mark to discuss more about the software, and he agreed to answer a few questions: 1. Why do you think content curation is such a hot topic right now? MT: Fundamentally, there is just so much information out on the web that the old paradigm of using Search is failing. Not only is there too many relevant articles returned at any one search, but you have to keep going back to find the new ones. The idea of content curation is that you can become a trusted source of focused content for your community or clients. By taking on the task of identifying the best content on a regular basis – becoming the active, focused search engine – you can build your authority and engagement with your audience. A second element driving it is that Google’s search engine has focused internet properties on the need to develop content to increase their search rankings. Content curation can help with this, too as it is somewhat easier than creating new content every day. 2. What led you to start Target Info? MT: I was using Google Reader to keep up with 50 or so blogs and news sites. After a while, I had over 1,000 unread articles – who can read that much? I initially developed Target Info to find ways to manage that content. My first product was sort of a spam filter for the web. It used AI techniques to filter content coming from an RSS feed, classifying it based […]
A quick overview of the many features of the MyCurator Software. This plugin for content curation is professional software than can scale from a few articles per day to 100’s of articles across multiple writers and sites. Find out more at www.target-…
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