User Generated Content Via Curation

What makes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many other similar sites so popular and successful? What is the common thread or feature among these sites?

Yes, you guessed it – it is “User Generated Content”!

Think about it … what makes FB or Pinterest so appealing to its users? Isn’t it fresh, new content that are updated daily by friends and folks with similar interest?

Another question – how do you make a site rank high on Google’s SERP (search engine results page)? Content? Yes, lots of it. Quality content, not crappy/scrapped content. In addition to fresh content, Google is also looking at ‘social signals’ associated with the site. Content alone is enough to rank high in the SERPs.

These 2 challenges alone (content and social media) will overwhelm any webmaster or site owner … and most will just give up trying to rank high in the SERPs.

What if you can solve these 2 challenges – ‘user generated content’ and ‘social signals’ easily with a few clicks of a mouse?

In other words, what if you can get the visitors to your site to submit CONTENT and generate the social buzz for you?

Impossible? A pipe-dream?

Not, if you know how to do it correctly. Early this year, my good friend, Michael Campbell built a niche fishing site from scratch, adding content daily and then he started coaxing his readers to submit content. Slowly, but surely, his readers began to take a more active role and started submitting content and be a part of the site (a sense of ownership).

Via Content Curation Plugin
Fast forward a few months later (now) – what Michael had been doing manually all these months had been ‘perfected’ and packaged into a handy WordPress plugin called “VIA Curation Plugin”, and it is now available to the general public.

Instead of me rambling on, why not check it out yourself? Click on the image above or the red link below.

Via Content Curation Plugin

I’m off to revive some old niche blogs with this amazing plugin …