People are still talking about Autoblogging as though it is an effective business model. Let’s face it. We have all tried it and found it to be lacking. If a human being didn’t at least look at the info to verify that it really does pertain to the topic you are trying to add content to, then you risk looking like a fool!
As you can see by the following blog post, they feel the same way I do about autoblogging!
Autoblogging Software – The Best Auto Blog Generator … I personally do not believe it has a bright future considering the amount of time I waste seeing auto messages, auto blogs, auto tweets, automatic everything. Do you not realize that …
Publish Date: 09/01/2011 7:29
While others are still trying to sell you the latest autoblogging programs…
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Publish Date: 09/02/2011 8:46
What is the new blog model?
Being the source. The person that everyone goes to for up to the minute info. As people are getting overwhelmed by information overload, the people who can wade through the bullshit and find the nuggets of gold to serve up are going to be the thought leaders in the industry.
Plain and simple.
You become the curator of your niche museum! You locate content that makes people stop and read. You also become the person everyone links to, shares with friends and talks about. This is also known as content curation!
The proliferation of the Internet has transformed the way we create, publish and distribute content. Think about the pre-Internet era when companies were at the.
Publish Date: 09/01/2011 8:00
Content Curation is the new aggregator.
You accumulate and parse the content, select the top articles, videos and products in this market, publish them to your blog, and you are ready to roll. You become the source, because you publish the sources. It is the win-win of article marketing, because those that publish articles are praying that someone will link to their articles. Those links are authority juice to the search engines, and the funny thing is, when you pass along some of your authority juice to someone, you get a little back yourself, simply because the search engines see that you are not duplicating their content, you are linking to it. So you must be an authority yourself.
Especially when the search engines see that you are aggregating links to one market, and not being a catch-all!
So you want to curate your content by targeting specific keywords, then linking to those articles, blog posts and videos with a little word glue that ties them all together.
I have a plugin that I am using to aggregate content as I am working. But instead of using it as is, I am taking the info I get from it, and dragging it into my Microsoft Live Writer software, and creating my post to look as good as possible before I publish it.
You see, Live Writer is a free program that allows you to format a blog post exactly how you want it to look on your blog, and when you publish it, you are not surprised, because it looks exactly like the post on your desktop. Try doing that with the WordPress Editor on your blog. Nothing frustrates me more than trying to get my post looking just so and then publishing it to find that WordPress decided that some of my code didn’t belong and whole sections of my post are missing or misformatted!
Now you can also have others do this for you, but that defeats the purpose of being the obvious expert, since you aren’t being involved in the actual work. THe coolest part of all this is that it does not take that long to curate a good blog post. You just need the right tools!
Content curation is slowly but surely becoming an integral part of B2B content marketing strategy. Find out how your customers can benefit from it.
Publish Date: 09/02/2011 10:48
You should definitely look into this practice!
Shel Holtz on content curation: Master business communicator, Shel Holtz, ABC, shares with us his views on why content curation is the ´next big thing´ and why we should be paying attention to it right now, whether we are a SoHo consultant or an organizational communicator. August 19, 2011
This video really hits home…
Mari Smith talked about this way back in January of this year!
8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content Do you want to know how to find the most valuable social media content? Are you looking for great articles and videos to share with your friends and fans?
Be sure to watch this edition of Social Media Examiner TV with our host Mari Smith. In this episode, Mari introduces you to the concept of curating content and how it can help your business. And Mari also reviews 8 content curation tools to help you find the best information for your business.
Share your feedback, see the show notes and discover how you can be part of a future show below!Here are the content curation tools Mari reviews on this video:
- #1: Google Alerts – Use Google Alerts to get notifications of your important keywords. Mari also explains how to use Google Alerts for reputation management with vanity searches.
- #2: Google Reader – Subscribe to blogs in your Google Reader for better social media management.
- #3: Facebook Friend Lists for Better Facebook News Feeds Get more control over your Facebook news feed with Facebook Friend Lists. Mari shares a great tip on how to make a Facebook Friend List with your favorite fan pages for better content curation thanks to a filtered view of your news feed.
- #4: Twitter Lists – Mari shares how you can create Twitter Lists to curate information from people who consistently share great content on Twitter.
- #5: HootSuite – You can use HootSuite with multiple social media profiles to make it easier to share the valuable content you find online.
Mari gives you some great ways to curate content!
What tool did I use?
While Google is a huge helper, it is a pain to copy paste from Google to your blog. WP Simplicity has a content grabber that will bring up videos, articles and products that meet the criteria of your search, and you can pick and choose which posts and videos you want to use. I will be doing a video series to show you how you can use this tool with your live writer so that you do not miss a beat when formatting your posts for a great experience!
Here is a link to WP Simplicity:
It sounds like the scaremongerers are out at force again!
First it was AdSense
Then it was Internet Marketing in general
Then it was PPC Marketing
Now it seems SEO is having its turn
SEO is by no means dead, it is just harder as it seems that every other day, Google is changing their rules and chucking thousands of sites out of their index
However, as long as you stay within their rules then you shouldn’t have a problem.
But there is another solution…
Too many people and so called experts spend way too much of their time attracting free traffic from the search engines when there are other places where you can get visitors to your website FAR easier and FAR quicker.
And the best thing is, that there is a ridiculous quantity of traffic to be got which dwarves that of the search engines.
And don’t tell Google this, but much of this traffic, although free is far more targeted and will make you much more money in the long run.
If this sounds like something that you want a part of and you REALLY should, then go to:
You will hear from Ben Shaffer how he is able to drive over half a million unique visitors to one of his websites which has nothing to do with the internet marketing niche.
And that is just one of his websites!
Once again, click on the link below:
He has a secret to share in the first few minutes which may totally change the way that you think about traffic.
PS. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Go and take a look at the link below while it is still fresh in your mind.
A blog is a great way to write about what is going on in your life. You select a topic you are familiar with, and then you write about it in terms of your day to day existence.
I drove from Beverly Hills, Florida to Quebec, Canada on Tuesday morning with my mom and dad. Well, we stopped in Statesville, North Carolina on Tuesday night, then drove to Binghamton, New York on Wednesday and finally drove to Quebec, Canada on Thursday. Boy was I glad to stand up at my aunt Micheline’s place when we finally arrived.
Everyone kept asking me to sit down and make myself at home, but I told everyone that when you make your living writing on the Internet, then you drive for 8 to 10 hours a day for three days, you really do not want to put any weight on your backside.
When I finally sat at my computer last night, I found that I had made some commissions on Amazon and on Commission Junction. I had also made some sales from some other affiliate programs that paid me directly to my Paypal.
Because I have spent my last couple years developing income streams online, it has rewarded me with being able to earn money without being at my computer. Heck, without being at home…
One of the ways I make commissions when I am not home or at my computer is to set up blogs on some topics that I am interested in, like computer games, golf, coffee, and many more. Not the least of which is Blogging. In fact, I do a weekly Blog Talk Radio show called Blogging With Micheal, where I talk about blogging, social media and Internet Marketing. On Tuesday, I did my show from the van, with my parents sitting in there with me (I love a captive audience) as I navigated through the highway system of Florida. My dad couldn’t believe that I could talk for a solid hour each week, and after my show, he said “I take my hat off to you, I would never be able to do that!”
Obviously, I never would have believed I could do that, either. But after two years of broadcasting steadily an hour a week, it now comes much easier. But that is another topic I love doing, and the fact that I can do it with my cell phone, wherever there is a signal, is a bonus!
But by setting up blogs, I have traffic coming to my affiliate links pretty consistently. I don’t make hundreds of thousands like some will claim to you, but I do make enough to cover my expenses. Even while I am traveling.
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