My 2 Favourite Apps For Sourcing Content

Trying to find great content through a Google search or through social media feeds is often difficult, especially when you want to find something different. Below are two of my favourite ways to find content.

1. StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a great way to find content, no matter what industry you’re in. All you need to do is put in is the subject or industry that you are interested in and boom, StumbleUpon finds it for you. If the web page is irrelevant, you can rate it thumbs down and StumbleUpon actually learns from the choices you make. You can also submit your own pages to get discovered too so this app is great for sourcing and sharing.

2. Flipboard

Flipboard is very much like StumbleUpon, but instead of displaying webpages, they content is laid out more like a magazine. I find this layout much better as it’s got more content in a smaller space so it’s much easier to flick through. It also has options for easy social sharing. The mobile app is fantastic and gives you notifications when there are “hot” posts in your subject as they come out.

Sourcing content to post on social media is often a laborious task but both StumbleUpon and Flipboard make it seem a little more fun. By using these apps, you can have a few “filler posts” when you don’t have any of your own content ready to go out.

Tips

When you do post this content out, never try to claim it as your own. You should credit the writer by tagging them where possible as often they will share it to their followers and you are seen as the source.

If you can, email the creator of the content and ask if you can put it on your blog with a link back to them. Usually, the answer will be yes as the link-backs will help with yours and their ranking on Google. Nobody likes somebody who steals content and claims it as their own.