What is the purpose of content curation

Aggregated content

Aggregated content (German: "accumulated content") is web content that is usually collected using tools and presented together on a website. The content covers a common topic and can come from different providers.

Aggregate content

With software, a so-called content aggregator, content is obtained from several sources and published in one place. The best known examples are news aggregation pages. These collect press releases from various sources and publish them bundled on one page.

Pages with aggregated content tend to focus on thematic niches. Its aim is to provide users with the most up-to-date and relevant content in a specialized area.

Difference to curated content

In contrast to content aggregation, content curation intervenes editorially in the selection of the content. While aggregated content is compiled automatically, an editor selects the content according to certain criteria. A descriptive text may be added.

Benefits of aggregated content

Automatically compiled content offers advantages for agencies, companies, bloggers or online magazines. But aggregation pages also benefit the authors and rights holders of the content.

  • Time-saving generation of content for social media: Aggregated content can be teased on the social media channels.
  • Increase the reach of the content and the website: Often, aggregation pages are the first point of contact for users looking for information on the relevant topic. Therefore, the content on these pages receives a higher number of clicks than on the original page. The aggregation side has the potential to generate high traffic, which the operating company can use to increase awareness of its products.
  • Establishment of expertise: A company or blogger can use content aggregation to expand and consolidate their position as experts within a niche.