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Content Curation

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by fredwyatt7777, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. fredwyatt7777

    fredwyatt7777 Registered Member

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    I know there's a lot of sites out there right now that do Content Curation. I have been doing Content Curation for a while now and have had some success with it. My question is has anybody ever got in trouble that you're aware of for doing content curation? I really appreciate any feedback anybody can give me.
     
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    Not if you give them credit. If you just copy paste, and they find you, that can be an issue (theoritically).
     
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    It depends on how you do it. You have to cite your sources and present the information in a way that doesn't seem like you're trying to steal it. After that, you can wrap it up in "fair use" because your presenting it as news or for education. If you want better answers, you'll need to be a bit more specific about what you're doing. If you want legal advice you can lean on, then you need an attorney :)
     
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    If you're copying the whole articles, then that may be an issue even when giving credit. Fair use allows you to use snippets for review and critics but you can't take whole articles, even under some fair use clause (review, critics, etc)
     
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    I am not using the whole article. Say I have a blog on news from my hometown. There may be 4-5 main sources that I use. I’ll take out a very small snippet and make a comment on that and I always give credit to the original source where I found the material. I understand that we can never use the whole article. Most of the stuff that I share just happenings in my community. I.e. Fires, crimes and local politics. I also do little snippets of national news. I believe I’m okay, but I understand there’s no guarantees.
     
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    Thanks, that was a good clarification that I missed. I forget that some people will literally grab whole pieces of content and call it "curation."

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    I see a lot of sites doing this and ranking for local news and local happenings. I search for some footprints in my manual link building and I often find repeated snippets of articles in several sites and they all rank page 1 citing the same things. There is a rather large news aggregator site out there right now that uses snippets and the news article's own image (hot linking). They rank for tens of thousands of keywords. I just don't know how they monetize them cuz there are no ads or anything on this particular aggregator. If you want the URL for this aggregator, you can PM me, I won't expose it here in public though, but the way they worked their link structure is interesting. Sometimes they outrank the original articles themselves.
     
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    Some websites copy the content but just the first 200-300 words (snippet) and then redirect to the original website to read the entire post. It's ok for publishers, you don't really steal their content but promote it. But many backlinks into duplicate content it's not really good for their SEO so...If your websites send a substantial amount of trafic it's ok, if not they'll ask you to stop it. If you don't want to stop they use the legal way. If you don't stop again...some guys will shut down all your websites with ddos, or click boom your adsense or other ad networks with bots. Be careful and don't underestimate the threats they tell you.
     
  9. fredwyatt7777

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    There are so many software products out there for Content Curation. I own a few. I actually found a way to do it with out all this high price software.