Scoop.it Content Director comes with a built-in content search engine. Our "Research Content" engine is the best way to find the most relevant, recent, and popular content form around the web, specific to your keywords. How does it work?
First, open up the "Research Content" button from your top navigation menu.
When you are there, the search will be empty. Start by adding a single keyword to get the engine going, then click "apply". Our engine will immediately start pulling articles, videos, and more!
If your keyword seems like it produces good content, save the search! Otherwise, we will not remember it next time you come into the "content research" module. You can view your saves searches on the bottom left of the screen.
Additionally, you may want to select "exact match" when you are searching for content, especially if it is a phrase with multiple terms. For example, if you type "content marketing" without selecting exact match, we will suggest posts that include both of those terms, but not necessarily together or in that order. Such as "Rabbit is content after marketing team feeds him carrot". That's probably not what you were looking for! Select "exact match" for content related to "content marketing" only.
You can add some additional filters as well! You can narrow down the search using the filters on the left. You can determine the type of content you want (article, video, document, picture, etc), how you want to sort it (by freshness, relevance, or popularity), and the age limit for the post (within the last month and so on).
If you click on "advanced filters", you can add some additional filter terms to remove words, add additional filters, or remove certain web domains.
When you see a post you like, you have 3 options. You can Bookmark it for later (click the little bookmark icon), Share it to your social networks, or Scoop it to your blog.
When you curate it to your blog, you will have a chance to edit the post before it is published. You can change the title, edit the quote, edit the picture, and add your own commentary to the post. You can review best practices for curating content to your blog here.
When you curate to social, you can edit the time and date for the social post to be delivered, and what the text will say in the post.
Once you've scheduled a post, it will appear in the smart calendar as a blue box.