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    If you are like me then you are constantly reading feeds, responding to emails and thinking up content for your websites. We have just finished our Guide to SMM in which we tried to list the best sources for advice on a certain subject; this can be both enjoyable to write about and a good resource for your readers if done correctly. With that in mind we are going to look at the best places to ‘Source Your Source’ and find the best content to go with the subjects you are writing on.

    Digg & Clone: I found the best resources for the Social Marketing guide by visiting sites related to the niche that are focused on bringing quality content to the homepage such as Sphinn and Plugim. You could use something more general like Digg or try to find a site like this for your niche.
    Search Engines: Maybe surprising to some I found Live Search to have a lot better results for terms like ‘Youtube Marketing’ which had quality content. The posts on the first few pages are likely to be the most linked so probably have the best content but make sure you check them out before sourcing them.
    Top Blogs: I knew that some of the top blogs on Social Media Marketing included Pronet and SMO Blog so used their search function for sources. You probably know of some top blogs in your niche but you could always use the Technorati Top 100 Blogs to help you on your search.
    Recommendations: Many of the results I encountered on Search Engine’s (particularly Google) led to a page which had a link to the actual source. Just because a page just seems to have nothing there follow the link and you will probably end up at a much better source and therefore a much better source for your readers.
    If you are going to create some content while using the content of others as your primary example try to keep it on a minimum. I did a series because Ive known it too work well on my other sites but I doubt I will do a single post like those over the coming months. Your site readers visit your site to hear what you have to say and not 10+ other people. If you take the time to do a bit of hunting and a bit of research you can find the best content out there to use as your information sources.
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