Wait Till You See What Happens When You Scoop.It

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Scoop it Scoop.it

Are 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.

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?

Scoop.It is a content curation site. You will find the best content on the web placed there, or scooped, by others. It has 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.

Unlike StumbleUpon, a site that frowns on you curating or  “stumbling” your own content, you can go right ahead and scoop your own content without repercussion.

#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.

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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.

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  1. Carol Cassara at 7:59 am

    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!
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  2. Jeff Domansky at 12:25 pm

    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!

  3. John Maberry at 2:45 pm

    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 at 3:11 pm

      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
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      • John Maberry at 3:25 pm

        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.

  4. Menaka Bharathi at 5:37 pm

    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
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  6. Enzo at 10:43 pm

    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.

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