Everyone loves content rich articles. No one likes to read boring text. Adding images, videos, links to ones articles greatly impacts an article quality. Good quality articles not only result in happy readers but also increased SEO relevance.
However, sometimes adding content can become a daunting task. One needs to find images on google, and then add it to the article. A similar demanding activity for the relevant videos and links makes people skip some of them as its time consuming and seems wasteful. But Using Zemanta one can get it in one click.
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Zemanta is basically a content suggestion service which integrates very well with common blogging platforms like Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger, Posterous, Typepad etc. Moreover its available as a plugin for all the major browsers. You can check the download page on Zemanta for all the plugins.
Using Zemanta is pretty straight forward. For Tumblr just create a new post (http://www.tumblr.com/new/text) and zemanta loads up as as sidebar automatically. However, it does not seems to load up when creating a new post within a particular blog in tumblr. For Such cases the Zemanta Bookmarklet under zemanta.com/download might come in handy.
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Main Features of Zemanta are:-
* In-Text Links - Zemanta automatically finds text which can point to external websites and shows recommendations for each of these words.
* Media Gallery - This shows media recommendations based on context. Adding these images is as simple as clicking on them. You can also search for a particular term in media gallery.
* Related Articles - This basically shows articles with similar context.
Apart from these features Zemanta also lets you customize to add other recommendations under My Sources which supports recommending your own blog posts, or your favourite blog posts, Flickr photos, Amazon Affiliate ID.
Note: All links, images used in this article were inserted using zemanta.