1. What's a topic page?
Your topic is the Scoop.it web page that archives the curated content you publish. It is your very own content hub that displays all of your curations in an organized way, with your personal insights and editing, for your audience.Here’s an example: A topic page consists in: - a home page which displays all your curated content on this topic (by default in chronological order but you can reorder your scoops within that topic page or mark one scoop to be a sticky post at the top); - permalink pages such as this one for each of your topic's individual scoop which highlights one particular scoop in the foreground while showing the rest of the topic's scoops in the brackground enabling your readers to explore your curated content and engage with it easily.
2. How do I create a topic page?
For Scoop.it users:In Scoop.it, creating a topic will automatically create the corresponding topic page at www.scoop.it/t/yourtopicname. That's it: nothing more to do! Note: you can change the URL of your topic later, but make sure you do it before you create any posts, as the posts created on the previous URL of the topic will be dead links after the change. From there, you have the following options:
- You can change the domain of this page to be your own subdomain (eg: news.mydomain.com): instructions are here.
- If you'd rather not publish to a Scoop.it page and want to post directly to your social networks, use the Direct Link option when you publish content (you just have to activate it once and it will stay active for your next posts until you deactivate it).
- If you'd rather use your own CMS, you certainly can by using one of our website integrations: read this article to learn everything about them and get your curated content integrated on your website or blog.
For Scoop.it Content Director users:Scoop.it Content Director also lets you create topic page which can be either private or public. Click on "Add a destination" or reach out to your account manager to have them provision one for you.
3. What are the benefits of using such a content hub for content curation?
Using Scoop.it you will seamlessly publish your curated content to your topic page and to the social channels of your choice in the same click. By doing so:
- You'll get more engagement from your social media followers as clicking on your links will drive them to your content hub where they can not only click through to the content they came for but also discover all the content you've curated on the same topic. Since your curation contains related pieces, chances are they'll check multiple stories (3 on average per visitor to Scoop.it pages), which will increase the time they spend with your content - Note: you can also point them directly to the original content using the Direct Link feature.
- More shares and traffic: while the average time a tweet has an impact is in minutes, your curated content is now archived and can be discovered and re-shared in the future. Each post has its own individual web link and can be shared easily to social networks through the built-in sharing buttons.
- Generate search traffic: your curated content receives targeted traffic from search (on average 40% on Scoop.it topics). This means that people who are interested in your content but not yet your followers will discover you through the content you curate.
- More conversions: you can add conversion & engagement CTA's (subscribe, contact me, request a demo, book services, etc...).
Your topic page is a powerful way to have an impact with the content your curate. But you can have even greater impact by customizing and branding it: learn how.