Get Blogging Suggestions for your Content Using Zemanta
Zemanta is a new web app (still in alpha version) that lets you get suggestions for your content while blogging. As of now, they index around 300 top media sources and numerous blogs of their users. They also provide image suggestions for your content. The suggested images are based on the contextual comparison of your text and image description, title and the articles or posts they were used in originally. They currently get their suggested images from Wikimedia Commons, Flickr and various stock photo providers like Shutterstock and Fotolia. Link suggestions are also provided and even tags for your post.
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The suggestion engine will start working after you have typed in 300 characters in your blog. It will analyze your post through their proprietary natural language processing and semantic algorithms, and then the engine will statistically compare its context framework to their preindexed database of other content.How to Use:
The service currently supports the Mozilla Firefox browser and is currently available in WordPress (supports both hosted and wordpress.com platforms), Blogger and Typepad blogging platforms. All you have to do is install the Firefox Plugin which is available in their site. Once installed, you will notice a small icon (will be activated when you start writing your post) addition on the right side of your URL bar, then go to the dashboard of your favorite blogging platform and start writing an article. When you get to 300 characters, the engine will start to work and will give you relevant articles, images, links and tags suggestions for your post. You can either visit the suggested articles through the link provided or click to insert them in your blog as related article for your content. If you find an image in their suggestion bar, just click on it and it will be automatically added to your post. The same procedure applies to links and tags suggestions.
This is a great way to find additional content for your articles. The service is very new and you can expect more improvements in the future when it comes to bringing suggestions and supporting other blogging platforms and browsers.