For the past few months, the team here at Scoop.it has been focusing on “taking curation beyond the platform,” our own little bit of rebellion against computer-only or anti-mobile curation tools and platforms.
Over the past 18 months, we’ve seen Google progressively change its algorithms through Panda and Penguin to augment the importance of the social signal. Curation also helps significantly in any Content Marketing strategy, which – as top blogger Neil Patel reminds us – is often the starting point to improve your Search Rankings.
This morning we released something really exciting — curated newsletter functionality! We recognize the role curation is playing in the evolution of the newsletter, and we wanted to provide an easy way for our users to expand their reach into the be-all-end-all of web communication — email. Seamlessly export your Scoop.it topic to a newsletter template or send to your email lists in MailChimp by connecting your accounts with the new MailChimp integration. This feature is free with all Scoop.it accounts and is unlimited until April 15th. To access it, simply click “Manage” on your topic of choice and click “Create a Newsletter.”...
Scoop.it is an opportunity to publish great content on your own magazine. As a curator you selected the best articles for your topic and, of course, you want everyone to recognize your work. Take ownership of your magazine: make it stand out thanks to our customization tools!
The same way you can manually add a new post using the bookmarklet or clicking the "New Post" button in your topic top bar, you can as well suggest content that fits to the topic of your choice using the bookmarklet or clicking the "Suggest" button in the topic top bar.
Up to the curator now to accept or decline your suggestion.
If your post is accepted, you will be mentionned in the result post and will as well be credited of views done on this post.
If you like Social Media and have not heard of Pinterest yet, you probably took a loooong vacation. Some say it is growing as fast as Facebook; some are already fed up with it but nobody seems indifferent.
Including Scoop.it users who more and more share their scoops on Pinterest; a rising traffic source for Scoop.it pages as you can see at http://pinterest.com/source/scoop.it/ or in this chart.
So as we’ve designed Scoop.it to be the hub of your social media publishing, it won’t surprise you that we’ve been looking at ways to enable sharing to Pinterest more easily. Today, we’re happy to have completed a first step by including the “Pin it” button in the sharing options of a post (just like we added the Google +1 button before).
Over time, we will look at adding both Google + and Pinterest as connected social media accounts just like we do for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress and Tumblr but we didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer.
So now, more than ever, you can make an impact and catch attention with your Scoop.it topic magazines by sharing them everywhere.
And as we look to other connectivity options, just tell us: which social media service would you like us to connect next?