Content Curation Glossary
Aggregate - the process of compiling and grouping information.
Ann Handley - Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, a leading marketing resource for marketing professionals. Co-author of Content Rules.
Autoblogging - refers to the process of automatically posting content to your blog or website. Content is commonly generated by an RSS feed or other type of aggregator. Oftentimes mistaken with content curation, autoblogging offers less control over the specificity and customization of content published.
B2B Marketing - Business to business marketing - marketing directly to business as your target market
B2C Marketing - Business to consumer marketing - marketing directly to consumers as your target market
Blog Marketing - an online marketing program, or program component, whereby the blog is the focal point. Blog marketing will encompass components of both Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and content marketing.
Brand Awareness - a measurement of a consumer or web searcher's awareness of your brand. In an online marketing program, brand awareness can be measured by such metrics as direct website traffic and branded search (i.e. traffic that arrives at your website using your company's name.)
Brand Building - a common objective of an online marketing program. Strategies and tactics are deployed with the purpose of generating awareness of your company name, particularly in online circles. The effectiveness of brand building initiatives can be measured by such metrics as direct website traffic and branded search (ie traffic that arrives at your website using your company's name.)
Brand Engagement - refers to the attachment between a brand and a consumer. Common measurements of brand engagement include blog comments and social media interaction.
Brand Visibility - a primary benefit of content curation. Brand visibility refers to the amount of exposure your company receives in marketing channels, commonly online. Content curation, by combining original content marketing with the collection and publication of relevant industry articles, raises your brand visibility around critical industry issues. Success of a brand visibility program can be measured, in part, by the amount of content your company ranks for in online searches centered on a particular subject.
Business Blogging - a blogging initiative launched for the purpose of meeting a corporate objective, most commonly, increasing website traffic or building brand visibility.
Business Blogging Software - a software platform designed to make it easy for blog writers working on behalf of a company to create and publish content that can be more easily found via search engines.
CC Chapman - is a media creator, entrepreneur, and online marketing expert. Co-author of Content Rules. Founder of digitaldads.com.
Content Aggregation - the process of compiling and publishing syndicated web content, including news and video. Commonly mistaken with content curation, content aggregation offers less control over the specificity and customization of content published. Commonly a compilation of automated RSS feeds.
Content Curation - As defined by Rohit Bhargava, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy, content curation is the grouping, organizing and sharing of the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online. Oftentimes, curated content is re-purposed into an original blog post or resource page. Unlike auto-blogging or content aggregation, content curation empowers a content curator to hand-pick content that is re-purposed to become original content, in addition to adding original insight (via a customized introduction or conclusion) that is added prior to publication.
Content Curation Portal - a content specific destination where curated content can be published. Oftentimes, a content curation portal is a part of a blog or online newsroom or a microsite.
Content Curation Software - a platform that eases the content curation process, by automating the collection and organization of curated content.
Content Curator - the human element of content curation, referring to the team member within an organization tasked with finding, organizing, reviewing and adding insight to curated content prior to publication.
Content Marketing - the creation and publication of original content, such as blog posts, photos, videos, website resource pages, case studies or white papers to enhance a brands visibility online.
Content Rules - a guide on how to create blogs, podcasts, videos, ebooks, webinars and other online content. Co-authored by CC Chapman and Ann Handley.
Contentcurationmarketing.com - Curata, Inc's curated blog site dedicated to content curation best practices, tools and industry news.
Curata - launched by Curata, Inc., Curata is an easy-to-use online marketing solution for content curation and content marketing. With Curata, marketers can quickly curate content on specific issues or topics to establish thought leadership, own industry conversations and drive qualified web traffic.
Curate - The act of finding, organizing, sharing and maintaining items in (a collection or exhibition).
Curation Nation - the 2011 book by Magnify.Net Founder and CEO, digital curator and filmmaker Steven Rosenbaum
Digital Marketing - the process of leveraging electronic channels, most commonly the Internet, in promotional initiatives.
e-Newsletter - a simple, effective and powerful tool for staying in touch with customers and prospects by providing timely, relevant and actionable information via email.
eBook Curation - The method of curating eBooks online for the purpose of sharing. Think of an online eBook library, where the publications on particular topics are made available for the people who would be most interested.
Filtering - the act of applying critical thinking to content in order to present only the most compelling and relevant information to an audience.
Find - the act of searching or locating.
Friend - a connection on social media site Facebook and, for marketers, a potential source of brand building and lead generation through social content curation.
Get Content, Get Customers - a 2009 book by content marketing thought leaders Joe Pulizzi and Newt Barrett
GetCurata.com - URL for Curata, a content marketing solution developed by Curata, Inc. Bookmark GetCurata.com to stay up to date on the latest content curation eBooks and case studies.
Internet Marketing - refers to the process of leveraging online channels in promotional, branding and content marketing initiatives.
Joe Pulizzi - Founder Junta42 and Content Marketing Institute and Co-Author of Get Content Get Customers: Turn Prospects into Buyers with Content Marketing
Key Performance Indicator (KPI) - measure of performance used to define and evaluate how successful a content marketing program is over a period of time
Knowledge - Knowledge is power, which is what content curation gives marketers when it comes to engaging customers and prospects.
Lead Generation - refers to the creation of consumer inquiries for your company. A common objective, or KPI, of Business-to-Business (B2B) marketing programs.
Lead Management - refers to the process of generating, organizing, scoring and communicating with inquiries generated by marketing initiatives.
Lead Nurturing - the process of consistently communicating with leads generated by marketing initiatives that are not yet ready to become buying customers. Communication tactics include direct follow-up, or consistently sharing content via email marketing campaigns or blog RSS feeds.
Maintain - keep up to date, curate regularly to keep your voice and brand prevalent in your market.
Newt Barrett - a content marketing thought leader and author.
Organize - synonymous with Internet marketing, refers to the process of leveraging the Internet for promotional initiatives.
Pawan Deshpande - founder and CEO of Curata, creators of content curation solution Curata. Pawan's background includes engineering positions at Microsoft and Google, and he has been awarded patents in social networking and natural language processing.
Public Relations Curation - A focused approach to content curation dedicated to the topic or subject of Public Relations. This could mean curating press releases, PR tips, stories from which other PR professional can learn and more.
Query - to question, or to inquire.
Questioning the current m.o. - All great innovations begin with a simple question: is this the best we can do? Content curation makes the case for changing some fundamental aspects of an organization's marketing strategy, while retaining the fundamentals that matter, such as high-quality content, effective distribution and a way to measure results from curation efforts.
Rohit Bhargava - Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy, Bhargava is an online marketing thought leader credited with one of the industry's most cited definitions of content curation.
RSS Feed - defined as 'really simple syndication,' an RSS feed is a content aggregators that automatically update registrants on material ranging from news to blog posts
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - methodology encompassing a variety of tactics, including keyword research and content creation, designed to help web content be more easily found and served by search engines.
Share - to distribute, the act of distributing.
Social Bookmarking - the process of saving links to web pages that can be shared publicly online.
Social Curation - the process of curating on a particular topic though a user generated forum or community
Social Media - refers to online channels, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, designed to host online communication, networking and social connections and conversations.
Thought Leader - a recognized, oft-cited expert in a given field or industry.
Thought Leadership - a primary benefit of content curation. Thought leadership status is gained when your brand is recognized, and cited, as an expert on critical industry issues. Creating a consistent stream of industry-relevant content is a key tactic supporting a thought leadership objective.
User Interface - back-end of a content curation management platform that the curator leverages to organize and share content.
Venue - a channel or outlet on social and online media that provides marketers with an opportunity to provide content, engage in dialogue and raise brand awareness.
Web content - written copy, videos, embedded audio clips, downloadable documents and other materials that form the bases of an organization's website and can be searched, crawled and shared with customers and potential customers.
Website Curation - The process of curating online content via a website, as opposed to other popular channels such as a blog or social media. This could be as simple as a sidebar with a feed of curated stories or even having a section of a website devoted to curation.
X-Factor - the "undefinable" element of a marketing program that helps it take off - actually a highly engineered and strategic factor involving close analysis of social media channels, timing and content delivery that helps ensure success in marketing online.
Yes - the answer that nearly half of all marketers gave to the question, "Do you have a content curation program in place?" in response to the 2011 Curata survey on content curation. For details, download a copy of our 2011 Curation Adoption Survey.
Zero-to-hero - Curata's straightforward approach to content curation that enables a stratospheric rise for would-be content marketing superstars (see: eBook on Five Simple Steps to Becoming a Content Curation Rock Star).