If you didn’t know, Scoop.it is an online curating site where you can collect links from your favorite topics or niche under one roof. Something like that may not sound much but it has some great features which if used effectively, can help you in both marketing your blog as well as gaining new readers or followers for your blog.
Share Content on all Social Media Networks
Scoop.it has the option of allowing you to share your content throughout every major social networking profiles. Once you scoop an article of yourself or others, you can share it on all social media networks including your Facebook Fan Page, LinkedIn group, WordPress, Tumbir and Buffer Account.
The only catch for Facebook Page and LinkedIn group is that you can only select one fan page and only one linkedin group. It can very handy to save time sharing when you can publish your article on every social media networks simultaneously.
Another great feature of using Scoop.it is that people can follow you and your topics. When people visit your topics and generates a view, then it is added to the counter for the total number of views on your topic. Since, you are able to see the number of views, you can get a rough idea about how well your topic is doing in the market.
When people follow you, you get a notification e-mail in your inbox about who is following you. Scoop.it also has a cool feature of showing reactions on each of your topics (if there is any). By reactions, it simply shows you whether content was shared somewhere or if someone thanked you for it or if it was re-scooped.
Follow other Bloggers on Scoop.it
We all want to follow someone for guidance. Scoop.it gives you the chance to do that as well. Well, currently I only follow one person on scoop.it, and that is none other than Ms. Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips.com. I have to admit that I haven’t been very active on scoop.it but slowly I’m getting there.
When you follow someone like Ileane Smith, you get tons of posts on your scoop.it dashboard which can give you lots of ideas and provide you with lots of things to learn as well. The thing is if you really want to follow someone, you should only follow the top bloggers in your niche who can provide you with valuable tips and who can really help you with your blog.
Get Suggested Content
This is one of the best features that Scoop.it has. When you register as a user, you will have to provide some keywords about your niche or topic and on the basis of those keywords, suggested content from around the internet are presented to you. As far as I have seen, the suggested content that will be presented to you are one of the best.
It’s very difficult to find content like that only via search engines. The most important thing that you can gain from this is that you will never face writer’s block. The number of suggested content is so huge that you will have to find more time blogging about this topics.
Another great feature of ‘Suggested Content’ is that you can filter the source type according to your choice which includes Facebook pages, Google Blogs, Google News, Google videos, RSS Feeds, User Suggestions, Twitter, Youtube etc.
We all know that a mailing list is important for any blogger or an online business. The quality of e-mails will decide whether your subscribers will stay on as your subscriber or will leave your list. Scoop.it gives you the chance to accomplish this task as well.
Scoop.it has recently teamed up with Mail Chimp to enable users send a newsletter to their subscribers directly from your topic. Moreover, you can send a maximum of 5 posts in a single newsletter. All you have to do is connect your Mail Chimp account with your Scoop.it account.
The best thing about this feature is that you can send a mail to yourself to see how it looks and you can also add social sharing buttons to your newsletter which enables your subscribers to share directly from the inbox itself.
Over to you. So, what do you think about scoop.it and it’s recent tie up with Mail Chimp? Share your views with us in the comment section.