Introducing Direct Links and Hidden Topics

Scoop.it Pro and Business just got a little more exciting! We’re excited to announce two new features of the premium plans on Scoop.it.

As you know, the Scoop.it platform allows you to enrich your curated content with a curation layer that’s indexed in search engines and adds extra value for your audience: by clicking on your social media links, they land on your Scoop.it page where the curated piece is layered with your insight on top of your topic. Through this system, Scoop.it users have seen an average of 40% of their traffic coming from search and higher engagement from their readers who discover and click on 3 related stories on average per visit. Sometimes however, we’d like to send our social media followers directly to the original content.

Now, with Scoop.it Pro and Business, you, the curator, have the option to either send your social media followers back to your Scoop.it page where they can read your insight and see related content you’ve curated on the topic, or you can switch the Direct Link feature on and have all of your social links pointing directly to the original content.

Of course, when using Direct Link, your curated content is still posted on your Scoop.it topic page to be discovered later on through search, newsletters, etc… With the Direct Link option, social media publishing through Scoop.it offers you the greatest flexibility to optimize the impact of your curated content.

Secondly, we’re excited to announce hidden topics, a feature of Scoop.it Business. We launched private topics in our enterprise version a few months ago, and now we’re taking it a step further. With private topics, you can choose to either password protect your topic or give specific people access to it. Hidden topics, though, are for the eyes of their creators and those eyes only. Hidden topics won’t show up their creators’ profiles, and no one will be aware of their existence except for their creators. If you’re looking for a secret space to collect business intelligence, content for your newsletter, or content you might want to publish in the future, check out Scoop.it Business today.

As always, we can’t wait to hear what you think of the new features, and are always open to discussing how we can make Scoop.it better and more useful for you.

About Ally Greer

Ally is Scoop.it's Director of Content & Community. She loves to geek out over anything social, Internet, or tech related. When she isn't working, you'll probably find her running the streets of San Francisco. Follow Ally on Twitter @allygreer.
  • Alessandro Iotti

    the new features seem very cool. The Fazland team will definitely give them a try!

  • http://communityvillage.us/ Glenn Robinson

    This is genius. Thank you Scoop.it!

  • http://www.appmarket.tv Richard Kastelein

    Ten scoops a day now? Limiting us on the freemium model? Looks like it’s time to go. Shame as I scooped over 12,000 articles.

    • Dan Roberts

      Have to agree. I use Scoopit to gather news articles – averaging 20 per day.
      Time to go… trying out Bagtheweb now.

  • http://j.mp/199ZXoQ Jan Hesse

    I did want to have DirectLink since the beginning. Thanks for the integration, so much + for my visitors.