An integral part of excellent content marketing, content curation can be described as the art of selecting, finding, and sharing only the most relevant and finest content that is associated to a specific topic or theme.
It is not recommended or possible to post everything and anything, and as a result, you need to curate your content. Employing content curation, as well as sharing your timely content, on social media will associate that particular content with your trade name and will create brand affinity. It is important that you are not aligning your brand with the wrong content.
Aside from basic brand image (which is without doubt very important), why else do we need content curation?
Development of Information
With information rapidly becoming more easily accessible, we really don’t have a choice but to call for content curation. Every other day you will come across numerous TV channels, social networking sites, streaming options, and other communication channels all looking to tap into your target market.
Consequently, there will be a necessity and desire for your audience to see further and deeper. So it is important that you are providing your audience with only the most interesting and relevant information. At its most basic level, this is content curation.
Choosing the right content will help you build relationships with your audience.
The starting point is posting content that they are interested in and enjoy. Once you’ve got their interest and they like you, you can further the relationship by asking them questions, running competitions, and engaging with them.
On social media, you need to focus on providing a consistent experience for them, whether that be information sharing, a forum to talk, or even just a place to have a laugh. The more your audience experiences this time and again on your profiles, then a relationship is bound to form.
It Builds Authority
Your audience will look to you if they believe you are an authority in your field. If you’re not, why would they come to you rather than someone who knows better? By ensuring you’re providing the right content, you can position yourself as the authority in your industry.
If you don’t curate your content, and simply post anything you like whether it is related to your topic or not, you are not a reliable source of knowledge on a niche topic, and your audience won’t be interested or trust you.
Choosing the right content is a way of presenting your business in the best light possible, and building relationships with your audience. A museum doesn’t put every piece of art on the walls – it chooses the pieces that work best together and portray the exhibition message. Make sure the content you’re posting is sending the right message about your brand.
Have your say: What content do you love developing?