3 Easy Steps to Sharing Content with Shareist

3 Easy Steps to Sharing Content with Shareist

Sharing Content is easy with Sharesit

Sharing Content is easy with Shareist

An Easy Way To Improve Your Blog’s Content

Are you looking for ways to immediately and easily add valuable content to your blog or share on social media?

Do you want to ramp up the content on your blog and bring it to the next-level?

Want to be considered an expert and authority in your field – the veritable “go-to” person for your followers, and drive more traffic to your site as a result?

If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, then check out Shareist: it provides you with trending and popular content and makes it easy for you share and post.

What Is Shareist, and Why Do I Need It?

Using Shareist – a cloud-based content curation system – you can capture snippets of relevant web content, and share that content to your followers in 3 easy steps.

Shareist’s tag line is: Capture, Create, Publish, Share.

That pretty well encapsulates what the Shareist does.

  • Select key-words or domains and have Shareist collect and collate relevant articles.
  • Add value with additional thoughts and insights specifically geared to your followers.
  • Quickly publish on your blog.
  • Easily share on your social media sites.

It is that simple!

But First, Will Google Penalize Me For Using Shareist?

In a previous article, I examined how Google’s duplicate content penalty – implemented with the Panda update – might affect sites that are using curated content without proper attribution or annotation.

While Google is always moving the goal-post, for now (at least) it seems that sites using Shareist will not be penalized if they follow some common-sense some Do’s and Don’ts, as outlined in the previous article. However, the rule of the Internet should always be caveat emptor.

Keep on top of what Google decides is bad behavior, and avoid its wrath at all costs.

How Do I Capture Great Content Using Shareist?

Shareist allows you to create folders for individual projects, and each project can have content driven to it based on RSS feeds or key-words, images (from Bing search), Content Recommendations (internally generated by Shariest), Prosperent Product Search (Prosperent in a new affiliate marketing tool) or Shareist channels.

In short – there are lots of sources from which to draw content!

Getting content from Shareist

Where does Shareist get its content from?

If those options are not enough for you, you can use the Shareist Quick Capture Chrome Extension to capture snippets directly from any web site. This is probably the easiest way to get started: identify the content that you want to share, capture a snippet with Quick Capture and publish it to your blog and share on social media.

What Social Media Sites Can Use Shareist Content?

Shareist has been configured to integrate with a number of sites.

Social Sharing:

  • Tumblr
  • WordPress
  • Twitter
  • Bufferapp
  • FaceBook
  • LinkedIn

Publishing

  • Tumblr
  • WordPress
  • Blogger
  • Drupal
  • TypePad

Email

  • Constant Contact
  • Get Response
  • Mail Chimp

What could possibly be easier?

An Example: RazorSocial.com’s Social Media Tools Directory.

Let’s walk through an example of how easy it is to capture, annotate, and share content. For the purposes of this demonstration, I am going to show how to share content from Ian Cleary’s Social Media Tools Directory.

For those not familiar with Ian, he is the founder of Razor Social, and an internationally-acclaimed expert on social media tools.

Ian focuses on finding the latest and greatest tools for social media, and has recently compiled his Social Media Tools Directory, an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to expand their social media reach.

Make sure that you bookmark his site, as you will want to refer to it constantly!

Razor Social - Not Sure What Tools to Use for Social Media?

Razor Social – Not Sure What Tools to Use for Social Media?

How Do I Use Quick Capture?

Find content on a web site that you want to share, click on the Shareist Quick Capture extension, and voila! You are presented with a series of options to facilitate sharing.

Shareist Quick Capture

Shareist Quick Capture

Once the content has been sent to your Shareist InBox, you can use the Advance Share function to configure access to your various social networks (FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and to link to your WordPress Blog.

At this point, you can also customize the shared content, by choosing a title different from the original, and adding value with your own insights.

Here is a helpful hint – make sure that the WordPress icon is selected, and turns green by clicking on it. (If the WordPress icon is not green, then you have not selected it, and your snippet will not be posted to your blog. It took me a couple of times to figure that one out.)

The selected content can shared across your social networks, either immediately or a some specified time.

If posting to your blog, you can post immediately, save as a draft or save for review. You have full control of when your followers receive the information.

Shareist Advanced Shared Function

Shareist Advanced Shared Function

 

Choose when to share your Shareist content

Choose when to share your Shareist content

What Will The Shareist Snippet Look Like In My Blog?

The image below shows what it will look like. It will capture a relevant image (if there is one), some text and provide a link back to the original content. The additional thoughts that you will be automatically included in the post.

Ian Cleary has put together a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to use social media tools, I would highly recommend that you bookmark this site today.
RazorSocial is the best resource on the web for free information on social media tools and technology

 

A powerful combination is the use of BuzzSumo (to identify hot-trending topics), and Shareist (to share that content): find out what is creating a Buzz with BuzzSumo and push it out to your friends and followers with Shareist.

How Is This Different From Safari’s Share Menu In OS 8?

The Share Menu is built into OS 8 (and is part of the operating system for iPads and iPhones), and, when used in Safari, this function allows you to capture web content and share that content as an email, a iMessage, a Tweet, or add to FaceBook, LinkedIn or Vimeo.

The Share Menu in OS 8

The Share Menu in OS 8

While Share Menu does allow you to share content across a variety of social media, it does not auto-populate content for you based on key-word searches.

Share Menu is “see and share”. If you see it, you can share it. Shareist is based on “find and share”. Shareist will work tirelessly to find specific content based on key-words or URL’s that you have designated.

Further, Share Menu is not yet integrated with WordPress, so you cannot create a blog post containing content snippets.

Finally, Share Menu sends out content immediately, whereas Shareist allows you to schedule when the content will be released.

The drawback, of course, is that Chrome Extensions are not yet mobile enabled, so you cannot use Quick Capture directly from your iPhone or iPad. If anyone know how to sync Quick Capture to iOS, please let me know!

 

Take Home Messages – From Content To Blog In 3 Easy Steps!

  • Shareist provides a quick, easy and affordable way to share content across a variety of social networks.
  • A Chrome Extension allows you to select a web, and send a snippet directly to your Shareist InBox.
  • Once in the InBox, content can be directly posted to your blog.
  • Shareist provides functionality beyond that found in OS 8’s Share Menu, including scheduling and direct integration with WordPress.

Shareist contains a ton of features that I have not yet explored, including tools for tracking and assessing Affiliate Marketing campaigns. Those will be the topic of a later post.

For more information about Shareist, watch the founder, Scot Jangro, go over some of its key features in this YouTube video.

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