Wait Till You See What Happens When You Scoop.It, 16 Great Things [2020 Update]

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Have you heard of Scoop.it?

When you use Scoop it, free tips await you.

Whether you spell the name of the site scoop it, scoopit, or scoopit.com (all are wrong), content creators, you need this website.

By the time you’re done reading this post, you will discover:

a place to promote your website content,

serious content creators like yourself,

the site’s scoop articles sent to your email inbox with powerful tips for succeeding in your niche.

An effective way to build a link to your site from a high-authority blog.

The best part: Not many content creators know about the site, so you will have an edge on the competition for readers.

Are you ready? Let’s dive in.

Scoop it Scoop.itAre you looking for ways to save time blogging?

Scoop.It saves you time with many of your blogging tasks.

Like StumbleUpon, Scoop.It is so effective, you don’t even need to have ever visited the site to get mass traffic from it.

[UPDATE: StumbleUpon folded and evolved into Mix.]

This post will offer a tutorial, testimonials, and an explanation of the benefits you can receive from using this free site.

What is Scoop.It Used For?

(Also known as “What is Scoop It?”)

Scoop.It is a content curation site. You will find the best content on the web placed there, or scooped, by others. It has the potential to increase your influence across the web, bring you mass blog traffic, help you meet like-minded, engaged bloggers, and offer you quality material to read on topics that interest you.

The articles you collect appear in a newspaper-style format. The name of the site is appropriate since reporters get a “scoop” on new stories to cover.

The site can be compared to Flipboard.com. Flipboard allows you the opportunity to “flip” or curate your own content into a magazine. Scoop.It allows you to “scoop” your articles into a newspaper.

Like at Flipboard, other users who are interested in your topic see your content, so you gain visibility.

You can go right ahead and scoop your own content without fear you will be labelled a “spammer.”

#Bloggers can increase blog traffic with Scoop.It

By looking at the screenshot, you can see that Jay scooped my content into his newspaper. As a result, I received traffic from Scoop.It which appeared on my dashboard.

Scoop.It is also used for boosting your Domain Authority Ranking (DA). Since Scoop.It has a DA of 92, you get a strong link when you curate to Scoop.it which boosts your SEO. 

Related Posts:

How to Get Swarms of Free Blog Traffic with Flipboard

What Scoop.It Isn’t

There is a great deal of confusion over how to spell the name of the website. 

I have seen the following are common mispellings of Scoop.It:, 

scoop it, what is scoop it, how to use scoop it, scoopit, what is scoopit, scoop. it, scoop .it, scoopit.com, scoop.iy, and sccopit. 

How to Use Scoop.It

(Also known as How to Use Scoop It.)

  1. Go to Scoop.It.
  2. Click Sign up for free and make an account. You can choose to sign up with your Facebook or Twitter account information.
  3. Click Create a topic. Select your area of interest.
  4. Click your avatar in the upper right.
  5. Click New Scoop found at the top of the screen. Enter the link. With the free version, you can scoop up to ten articles a day.
  6. Click which social media stream you want to publish your link on.
  7. Share your insight is an option so you can explain why you found the content worthy of sharing.
  8. Type in an appropriate tag so others can find the article.
  9. Click publish.
  10. If you want to see your scoop, click view.
  11. To get back to your home page, click the Scoop.It logo in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Scoop.It Strategy

  1. Scoop other people’s articles more than your own. According to site user Jeff Domanski, you will have a better user experience at Scoop.It if you follow this tip.

I asked Jeff to what degree you should scoop your own versus other people’s material. He replied,

I think it’s perfectly fine to Scoop your own material. I think the usual simple guidelines apply. Be transparent. Always include your own material as part of a wide range of curation and try to stay high quality when you do scoop your own material. Maybe the 80-20 rule applies – 20% max of your own.

I chose Jeff to interview since he’s scooped (curated) my articles, and I’ve received traffic as a result.

What if you can’t find other people’s articles to scoop?

No problem!

How to Find Content To Scoop

2. Only curate your best content. People upload the best content of the web to Scoop.It. You should too. The premier bloggers use the site. By increasing your visibility at Scoop.It, you are helping to increase your reputation in your niche.

Understanding Scoop.It

Scoop.It helps #bloggers gain visibility and traffic

Next to your picture in the upper right, there is a drop-down menu.

Click it. You will see the following:

Your dashboard

Settings: Here is where you can edit your bio.

Click “Notifications” to edit your Email preferences.

Visibility

Scoop.It increases #bloggers visibility which can lead to #Blog #TrafficGeneration

By looking at the screenshot, you can see that Sherry Meyer scooped my Evergreen Content article into her curated collection– Writing and Books.

Terms

Like many sites, there are terms you need to know to be successful.

  • Scoop – You save and promote your content
  • Rescoop – You save and promote other people’s content

Notifications

Scoop.It helps #bloggers #blogging

This screenshot shows an Email I received from Scoop. It is showing me the notifications I received in just one day.

As can be seen, the folks over at Scoop.It made me the featured blogger after just two visits to the site. I received visibility at Scoop.It after just one day. Since Scoop.It boasts the most influential people in blogging as its users, I’d say that’s a pretty good return on my time invested.

Tools

Scoop.It helps bloggers get #blogging exposure

By looking at this screenshot, you can the tools at the top of your home page.

  • The first circle shows where you search for topics of interest and writers whose work you might want to read.
  • The second circle shows you your notifications. When I clicked it, I saw the notifications that came in the Email.
  • The 3rd circle shows the number 8. This indicates I had eight notifications waiting for me since I’d been in last.

How to Find Curated Content to Read

Look at the screenshot above under “Understanding Scoop.It.” When you click your topic of interest, every type of content format appears on your topic. You can filter what interests you.

Scoop.It suggests relevant content for #bloggers

One of the topics I am interested in following at Scoop.It is “blogging”. The site indicated there were 100 suggestions on my topic of interest. As you can see, I could look at any of these or even what other people suggested for me. If I am not interested in that format, I could just uncheck the selection.

UPDATE: 2019

Readers and Scoop. IT users express concerns over the Scoop. It’s free plan.

Scoop It only allows 50 free “scoops,” curations.

As you can see, I am already at 36 scoops. I only have 14 left.

Good news: You can delete the scoops you’ve curated and start over curating your 50.

Here’s how:

Click My Curated Topics.

Scoop.it tips

Go to your curated topics. Click your topic with the post you want to delete.

Find your post.

Hover over it until the toolbar appears.

Click the trash can to delete your post. Click it again to confirm you want to delete the post.

Scoop.IT 2020 Updates:

Scoop.it now deletes your old posts for you so you don’t need to manually delete them.

Look:

All you need to do is click Delete and Publish and your oldest post will be deleted.

Of course, if you’d prefer to delete another post to make room for your new article, you will have to delete that post manually.

Update: August 2020

I previously reported that Scoop.it wouldn’t load when I tried to publish a new post. Happily, the problem is solved. That is old news. Ignore the July Update. Scoop.it is now loading quickly.

Also, Scoop.it has a chat box for immediately help when you arrive at the site.

Update: July 2020

For the last few months, Scoop.it won’t load when I try to access the site. For this review to be objective, it needs to present both sides.

Yes, the site is wonderful, when it works.

Scoop.IT FAQ

Are curated articles bad for SEO?

No! Google doesn’t care about duplicate content. However, Google may choose the content that appears in its search engines. You may find it’s your curated content and not the content from your website. However, there won’t be any Google penalties.

  1. Harry Hoover

    Thanks for the reminder to sue scoop.it. I have been neglecting it and this has prompted me to get back to it.

    • Janice Wald

      Sue?? Although there’s a paid version, I use the free site. Did you pay to use it? I’m guessing here, you can tell. I’ve only had good experiences with it, but I am relatively new to the site as I explained in my article.
      J

      • Harry Hoover

        Ha! It’s snowing and in the 20s here – I think my fingers were cold and confused!

        • Janice Wald

          You mean you don’t have a good story to tell me? I was waiting to hear a great story about why you need to sue the site. LOL.
          Janice

  2. Carol Cassara

    I hadn’t heard of this. But I always wonder: who has time to read all this stuff? Is there any productivity at all going on? If we aren’t flipboarding we’re scooping, tweeting, facebooking and Pinteresting. I really don’t have enough time for this, so how do others? It’s a sincere question!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carol,
      I try everything, and then I see what brings me the greatest return on my time.
      Janice

    • Melinda Mitchell

      CArol, I feel the same way! I only have so much energy!
      I reply to my readers, Pin some of my pix, automatically share to FB, and Goggle.
      That’s all I can do!!
      My BBFFJanice is a Energizer Bunny Super Woman!!

  3. The Hook

    Sounds like a pretty clever concept, Janice.
    Thanks for the recommendation.
    I could definitely use a boost like this.

  4. Olivia Morris

    I’m going to try it and I’ll let you know the results. Right now I could use a boost for both of my sites, so I will try! Thanks for letting me know.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Olivia,
      Scoop.it is a respectable site with serious bloggers. Let me know what you think of it.
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  5. Donna

    Thanks, Janice – I”m off to check out Scoop.It now. I’ll let you know how it works for me.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      Thank you for dropping by. Yes definitely let me know what you think of this site.
      Janice

  6. Donna

    Thanks, Janice – I”m off to check out Scoop.It now. I’ll let you know how it works for me.

  7. dgkaye

    This sounds like fun. Will check it out! PS still have to fill out all my info 🙁

  8. Menaka Bharathi

    This is news to me and I am finding it interesting. Let me check scoop.it too

  9. Jeff Domansky

    Hi Janice, thanks for your kind mention of my curation tips. As always, your tips are practical and useful. I’m a huge fan of Scoop.it and a long time user. The free account is more than enough for most users. For Carol and others who don’t feel like there’s enough time in the day to add curating, I sympathize. In addition to the SEO and traffic building benefits you mention, I’ll just add a couple of ways Scoop.it can be a useful tool and time saver:
    – use it as a visual, searchable archive for sharing and retrieving your own best tips, links and resources
    – a regular blogging platform – no need for WordPress or other platforms; in addition to curation, you can just post and share your thoughts with one click
    – social media sharing is easily done with one click as well
    – Scoop.it is a valuable search tool; search broadly for experts or topics; once you follow a few experts in a niche, you can also search within their own topics to find amazing content matter what your interest or need.

    Good luck to all those who give Scoop.it a try and may all your curations be bright!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jeff,
      Thank you so much for the detailed explanation you left for Carol and others concerned there’s not enough time in the day to use Scoop.It. I would have responded sooner, but I just saw this.
      Janice

  10. John Maberry

    Call me cynical or worse, but there is a not so subtle word association here. “Scoop it” immediately brings to mind what is done with litter boxes and while on dog walks. From there, it’s an easy mental slide into considering what’s ultimately happening here. People find something interesting, share it with others who in turn reshare it ad infinitum. I get the idea of social media but does each additional layer of round robin actually create value for anybody? I want to write books that people read and coincidentally offer some original content of value via the web. Along the way, I try to cultivate connections and followers but the farther down the path of scooping up stuff I go the farther I get away from the primary objectives. Increasing blog traffic is probably a good thing but saturating the web may be counterproductive. If everybody is scooping, what we may wind up with is the content of litter boxes or dog doo bags.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      I genuinely appreciated the thoughtful analysis that went into your comments.
      1. I never Googled why the site was called “Scoop.It”. I drew a conclusion that since people were “scooping” articles into their online newspapers, and reporters scoop stories, there was relevance. Your association is just as valid.
      2. As far as the rest of your comments:
      As someone who runs a blogging tips site, I feel it’s my job to tell bloggers what is available to them.
      Do bloggers want traffic? Yes.
      Do bloggers want to meet other bloggers in their niche? Yes.
      Do bloggers need references to research for their articles? Yes.
      Does Scoop.It provide those things? Yes.
      I am not trying to tell people to use Scoop.It. I am trying to tell people Scoop.It is available to them should they want to use the site.
      If it doesn’t sound like it’s for you, then so be it.
      I appreciated the discussion.
      Janice

      • John Maberry

        Perhaps I’m feeling curmudgeonly today. Sorry. Indeed, what you have offered is a tool–perhaps a valuable one for those whose purpose is a good fit. There are so MANY tools out there. The trick is find ones that suit and are least time-consuming. Anything that speeds up essential tasks is a good thing.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi again, John.
          No apologies are needed. I had fun discussing what suddenly seemed like a controversial issue– the merit of sites with “Scoop” in their name =).
          I agree– Scoop.It is a tool, an interesting one for people whose needs it meets.
          Janice

  11. Bartholomew Worthington

    Great tips

    Setting up my Scoop.It right now

    Thanks for sharing this

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bartholomew,
      Thank for writing me to tell me of your interest in Scoop.It. Have fun over there.
      Janice

  12. Kim Mills

    I hadn’t heard of Scoop before, but it looks great! I’ll have to give it a try and see if it helps with traffic like StumbleUpon does.

    • Janice Wald

      It will also help with exposure Kim. People in your niche, serious bloggers, will learn about you and help promote you.
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  13. Menaka Bharathi

    Reading your blog is like a treasure hunt Janice, we keep getting great information as we move on. Scoop.it is truly news to me and I would like to check more on this. I should be concentrating on increasing my blogs exposure through these places too. Thanks for posting such a lovely information

  14. Puspendu Seth

    Wow this is a great post bout scoop it. Scoop.it is a respectable site with serious bloggers. I am a daily visitor of scoop it. I really like it. So thanks for sharing such a awesome post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      Thanks for writing with this testimonial about Scoop.It. I’m glad you enjoyed my article.
      Janice

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  16. Enzo

    great write up i exceeded the number of scoops on the free trial. so it gave me option to delete old threads. Which was very welcome as i changed the thread structure of my website. And those backlinks were now broken as in old permalink format.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Enzo,
      Thank you for commenting on my Scoop.It article.
      I came close to exceeding the number of scoops on the free trial, so I figured out if I deleted scoops, I could stay under the maximum number of free scoops. I heard Scoop.It has a high Domain Authority ranking, so it’s good if we leave our links there. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

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  20. Jose Gomera

    Muchísimas gracias Janice por este maravilloso post. Me has salvado la vida. Es justo lo que necesitaba. Ya he creado la cuenta y la verdad es que la facilidad de uso de Scoop es increíble. Es mucho lo que ofrece a cambio de nada.

    • Janice Wald

      I’m sorry. I don’t know how to translate into English and I don’t know Spanish.
      Janice

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