Every time I read Curah’s tagline I immediately think of the TechNet Wiki community spirit. “Curate the web and share what you know”. It’s the sharing aspect that reflects the essence of what the Wiki is all about. Curating the best parts of the Wiki is definitely a community win! In this post I’ll be highlighting the efforts by the community to curate articles from the TechNet Wiki within Curah.

Curah was officially launched on November 20, 2013 and since then I’d say it’s been a great start. You can visit Curah at http://curah.microsoft.com and follow the team on Twitter @mscurah.

Curah previously highlighted on the Wiki Ninjas Blog

Curah has already been highlighted twice by other Wiki Ninja Bloggers:

Curah related articles on the TechNet Wiki

  • Curah! Portal on the TechNet Wiki
  • Tag Search: Curah! articles on the TechNet Wiki (these articles are about Curah! itself)
  • Tag Search: TechNet Wiki articles 'Curated in Curah' (see also 'Curated in Curah' in the Portuguese Wiki). Articles with this tag have been included in a curation within Curah!

With the above links you'll find resources to get you started on your curator journey. There are English and Japanese resources available at this time. If anyone can translate the portal and resources to other languages, the community would be grateful.

Curah Statistics

Since the intent and scope of Curah is to enable everyone to curate and share the best technology articles from all corners of the Internet, let’s start with some overall Curah statistics (not specific to the TechNet Wiki).

Curah Overall Statistics - Summary
General Totals Curations by Language Links Curated by Language
Curations: 1403
Curators: 566
Links curated: 6223
Unique Links curated: 5870
838 en
127 tr
110 es
59 zh-Hant
51 pt-BR
35 th
34 de
33 ja
23 ru
22 zh-Hans
22 it
18 ar
13 fr
9 pt-PT
5 id
3 az-Latn
1 he
3942 en
639 tr
361 es
260 zh-Hant
213 pt-BR
156 de
155 ja
91 it
87 th
81 zh-Hans
71 ru
49 ar
46 fr
43 az-Latn
13 pt-PT
12 id
4 he

I think these numbers are great for the first two full months an the numbers are growing daily. The name of the game is provide quality expert curations, not quantity.

Wiki Related Statistics

Now, of course this post is all about highlighting articles from the TechNet Wiki! Here is the same table as presented above, but this time with TechNet Wiki specific numbers related to curations in Curah!:

Curah TechNet Wiki Related Statistics - Summary
General Totals Curations by Language Links Curated by Language
Curations*: 105
Curators*: 46
Links curated: 213
Unique Links curated: 199

* contains/provided 1 or more TechNet Wiki Link(s)
72 en
14 tr
11 pt-BR
2 ru
1 az-Latn
1 zh-Hant
1 fr
1 id
1 it
1 ja
163 en
19 tr
11 pt-BR
10 az-Latn
3 ja
2 id
2 ru
1 zh-Hant
1 fr
1 it

Here are some general percentages related to TechNet Wiki curations in Curah:

  • % of overall curations that contain one (or more) TechNet Wiki link(s): 7.48 %
  • % of overall curated links from the TechNet Wiki: 3.42 %
  • % of overall unique curated links from the TechNet Wiki: 3.39 %
  • % of overall curators who contributed one (or more) TechNet Wiki link(s): 8.13 %

Who's curating and who's articles are being curated?

As both Curah and the TechNet Wiki both rely on a large community of passionate individuals to contribute content, this next set of statistics recognize the top 15 contributors in three different categories. Congratulations to everyone on these lists! The first two categories represent work done within Curah. The third category is a listing of Wiki Article Authors (Article First Publishers) whose work has been curated in Curah.

Top Curah Curators - TechNet Wiki Related Curations
Curations by curator that include 1 or more TechNet Wiki Link(s): Curation links by curator that point to TechNet Wiki Articles: TechNet Wiki Articles curated in Curah by Article First Publisher:
(16) Gokan Ozcifci
(13) Joe Davies
(7) Mehmet PARLAKYİĞİT
(6) Rover Marinho
(4) Rick Byham
(4) Nitin Mehrotra
(4) Heidi Steen
(4) Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP]
(3) Bruno Lewin
(2) Curah! Webmaster
(2) Gary Ericson
(2) AMOL M GHUGE
(2) Mandi Ohlinger
(2) Kumar Vivek
(2) Denis Reznik
(45) Gokan Ozcifci
(31) Joe Davies
(25) Craig Lussier
(10) Elguc Yusifbeyli
(9) Rick Byham
(8) Mehmet PARLAKYİĞİT
(6) Curah! Webmaster
(6) Kumar Vivek
(6) Rover Marinho
(5) Yuri Diogenes
(4) Nitin Mehrotra
(4) Heidi Steen
(4) Bruno Lewin
(4) Mandi Ohlinger
(4) Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP]
(29) Joe Davies
(11) Gokan Ozcifci
(10) Elguc Yusifbeyli-TAT
(9) Matthew Yarlett
(9) Rick Byham, Microsoft
(8) Yelenah_
(7) Arman Obosyan
(6) Thomas W Shinder - MSFT
(6) tonysoper_MSFT
(6) Kumar Vivek
(5) Margriet Bruggeman
(5) Craig Lussier
(5) Brent Groom
(4) Benoit Jester - MTFC
(4) Heidi Steen - SQLUE

Curation Keywords and TechNet Wiki Tags

This next table highlights the top 30 keywords curators used to describe curations that included one or more link to the TechNet Wiki. Also included are the top 30 TechNet Wiki Article Tags from the set of TechNet Wiki Articles curated within Curah.

Top Curah Keywords and TechNet Wiki Tags - TechNet Wiki Related Curations
Curah Keywords TechNet Wiki Article Tags
(12) SharePoint 2013
(7) Exchange Server
(6) SharePoint 2010
(6) Rollup
(6) Service Pack
(6) Rover Marinho
(5) PowerShell
(4) SQL Server 2012
(4) Exchange
(4) SP
(4) Atualização
(3) Windows
(3) TLG
(3) Windows Azure
(3) security
(3) SQL Server
(3) Analysis Services
(3) SSAS
(3) Windows Azure SQL Database
(3) Update
(3) Exchange Server 2007
(2) Windows Server
(2) SharePoint
(2) TechNet Wiki
(2) Gokan Ozcifci
(2) Exchange Server 2013
(2) BizTalk
(2) Windows Azure Pack
(2) WAP
(2) Windows Server 2012
(212) Curated in Curah
(171) en-US
(96) has comment
(94) has image
(85) Has TOC
(68) SharePoint
(65) has See Also
(55) SharePoint 2013
(38) has code
(31) Has Table
(30) SharePoint 2010
(28) PowerShell
(23) Link Collection
(21) TechNet Guru
(19) test lab guides
(18) TechNet Wiki Featured Article
(18) has Other Languages
(17) tr-TR
(16) Multi Language Wiki Articles
(14) security
(13) has video
(13) SQL Server
(13) Windows Server 2012
(13) TLGs
(12) From Blog
(11) Sharepoint development
(11) Gokan Ozcifci
(11) How To
(11) has 20+ comments
(11) Active Directory

As a suggestion to everyone, if you add a TechNet Wiki link to a curation in Curah, please add the 'Curated in Curah' tag to the article within the TechNet Wiki.

Note on Curah Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Curations with a thoughtful title, description and keywords do in fact appear and rank well in Bing and Google search results. As you would expect, the title, description and keywords you provide appear within the appropriate meta tags in the HTML of your curation.

As an example, I have a curation titled “SharePoint: TechNet Wiki Guru Awards - Monthly Winning Articles” and this is ranked pretty well in Bing and Google. At the time of this blog, when I search for “technet wiki guru awards” it is ranked #5 in both search engines. When I search for “technet wiki guru awards sharepoint” it is the #1 result in both search engines. I'd say these search results are pretty good indeed!

For Curah SEO Tips visit Curah: SEO Best Practices for Content Curators.

The Statistics will keep on coming!

I plan on posting regular updates on statistics related to Curah and the TechNet Wiki over at the Wiki Ninja Announcements Blog.

I hope you found this post insightful. To everyone in the Wiki community - great work embracing Curah! Keep the curations coming.

Cheers,

Craig