4 Sites Oozing with Killer Content

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Sharing content online has become an extremely important part of our online presence. While original content reigns supreme, a high percentage of our output comes from other sources. With Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and countless other networks surfacing daily, there is plenty of space to fill. Companies should have a focus on what they want to share with their audience, but there are so many small organizations and individuals that don’t have a plan. What should we post? Where do I find content to share? It may sound elementary, but you want to focus your efforts on content in your niche. Starbucks is not talking about Healthcare on their Twitter feed, and you shouldn’t get too far away from your core either.

So, where do I find quality content on large range of topics? Facebook, Twitter, Google + are laced with great content. This issue with these three giants is that it becomes a hunt, and it wouldn’t be deemed the most efficient way to curate. Below are 4 sites that give you the key to a quantity of quality.

Scoop.It! – Allows individuals and organizations to create online magazines. As an user you create topics with keywords. So you create a topic called “Social Media Now” and use the keywords Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. When you hit the “Curate” button recent stories will appear that include one or more of your keywords. You can then Scoop-It for your magazine. This content is now a part of your magazine for that topic. You have the option to share any story on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Linkedin at the same time via a check box system. You can also share to Pinterest, Google +, and StumbleUpon through the Scoop-It interface. It’s a fairly open network that allows you to follow, rescoop, and favorite content of others. It’s not going to be confused with Facebook in terms of interaction with other users, but there is definitely a fair amount of give and take that makes the experience worthy. My one suggestion here would be to not exceed 3 topics. It becomes too much to manage when you have too many topics.

Business 2 Community – B2C is a blog syndicate focused on Social Media, Technology, and Business, etc. It also spans to topics such as Automotive, Entertainment, and Sports to name a few. Their content originates from thousands of bloggers that connect to the network. This content is republished on the B2C site by category within 1-5 days of the original posting. There is a ton of valuable content on the site and it just keeps on coming. A new article appears every 10-20 minutes and starts on the front page. After its time on the front page you can find it sitting in a specified category. It would take you weeks to read all the content on B2C at any one time. As with Scoop-It sharing is made easy across all the major networks. As a matter of fact, this article with be on the B2C site in the next couple of days.

Topsy – Is a real-time search engine that really meshes well with Twitter. This network launched almost three years ago to the day, and seems to fall under the radar. You need to get in there and experience, especially if you’re active on Twitter. When you first go to the site you’ll see what is trending today and a small orange number that shows the number of times the story has been posted. You’ll also see a Real-Time Search Box. Below is a search for “Marketing Strategy” with some of the stats. You can retweet a story right from the interface. Topsy also allows too follow users on Twitter by hovering over their picture without leaving the network. Finally, you can search by Photos, Videos, and Experts.

Google Alerts – This last one isn’t exactly a site. Google Alerts updates you via e-mail for the latest relevant Google results. You manage how often and how many results you receive. It’s painless to set up, and your topic of interest is delivered right to your inbox. Most of us have at least one topic we want to keep tabs on, and Google Alerts is your answer.

Check out these 4 sites if you haven’t already. So, what are your go to sites for content? Please share them with us in the comment section. Have a good one.

22 comments
ArgeeAbadines
ArgeeAbadines

Great resources! You can also add alltop.com, the awesome lite of Guy Kawasaki for excellent content :) 

divorcehood
divorcehood

Great leads. Adding Scoop It and B2C to my list! Thanks for post.

lizmoneyweb
lizmoneyweb

I better check them out. Thanks for sharing.

nimishairc
nimishairc

I actually tried Scoop.It just recently and it's as user-friendly as the social sites I'm used to, e.g. Pinterest, SU. Thanks for the share! :D

itechcode
itechcode

Thanks for sharing this article. I am using Scoop it.

briansrice
briansrice

Steven

 

First off, thank you for being a member of our community.  Secondly, thank you for including Business2Community in your list. The site has come a long way since it started as my personal blog about 2 years ago and I appreciate all of our 4,000+ contributors who have helped make the site what it is today.

 

All the best,

Brian

Jeroen
Jeroen

Great collection, Topsy and Business 2 Community are new for me. Thanks!

WayneMansfield
WayneMansfield

I have been using Scoop.it with great success. Also I get Google alerts but they seem to be very "hit and miss." I prefer Twilerts

annelizhannan
annelizhannan

Gosh, I forgot about Topsy. Thanks for the reminder. And the B2C blog, I won't live long enough to read all the great content there. Now where did I put my glasses? 

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @itechcode Thanks Amit...Definitely give Topsy and Business 2 Community a look.  Have a good one...

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @briansrice Brian - You and the team do a tremendous job with the site.  It's so well organized and crisp.  I definitely mean "oozing." Congrats and continued success.

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @Jeroen Thanks Jeroen.  Good, yes definitely check them out when you have some time. Have a nice weekend...

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @WayneMansfield Hey there Wayne, thank for stopping by...I'll have to check out Twilerts, thanks for the recommendation...

GeeklessTech
GeeklessTech moderator

 @annelizhannan Thanks for stopping by Anne.  Yes, we could all spend lifetimes on these sites.  I spent an hour on Topsy earlier today doing some research and just love it with every visit...Have a great Holiday weekend...