Part of Content Kingpin’s content curation course is teaching its members about the free content curation tools that they can use. There are many free tools that are available, with some of the most popular being social media curators and web curators. In the following article, Ken Lyons lists out some of the free tools which one can use to curate content.
26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools
To help you curate, here’s a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or share via social. Note that some of these tools do all the work, and some are merely tools that lead up to the share.
A granddaddy of content curation, in practice, if not in tenure, Pinterest is one of the Internet’s most popular sites for culling content. Blending the social web with great content (headlined by even greater photos), Pinterest allows users to create pinboards – an homage to the wall-hanging corkboards of yore – that organize themes, recipes and other inspiration.
Pinterest for Business takes curated pinning to the next level, making it easy to collate your favorite pins, market your business (or your clients’), and even promote products and services.
Price: Free business account; Promoted Pins offered as a premium service.
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Social Media Curators
There are, of course, a good number of excellent paid social media curator tools. However, there are also many social media curator tools that are very effective and can be utilized without spending a dime.
When it comes to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, a simple and free social media curator example is the use of user created “lists”. Facebook allows you to create a link to a specific set of friends and Twitter allows you to create a link for a specific set of profiles. Creating a list allows you to have a one-stop space to browse through posts of the people you want to stay updated on. These lists negate the need for you to visit each profile individually. And you also get to filter out the profiles that you don’t want to keep updated on, to begin with.
Content Kingpin will go in-depth about how you can utilize the many social media curators available. The course will give you a host of options for both paid and free social media curators.
Many people actually already use web curators as content tools in their day to day lives without consciously realizing it. Free news tools such as Google Alerts, is a prime example. Many people use Google Alerts to make sure they never miss out on the certain news. That said, it’s safe to say that most people have already given web curators the thumbs up for many years now.
Apart from Google Alerts, newsletters are another commonly used digital tool that can double as a web curator. If you subscribe to a site that already curates articles from various sources, for example, the newsletter you receive via email will ensure that you’ll have all the curated news you’ll want in your inbox.
As with social media curators, Content Kingpin will teach you about more web curator tips and tricks to help you find the best content sources online for your needs!