One of the best ways to grow your social accounts is to provide valuable content to your readers. Thankfully there are plenty of free resources on the web that can help you discover new content that you can use as a source for your original content, or share and provide value to your audience. Below my top 7 favorite places to discover new content on the web. Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments below!
Swayy is an awesome and free tool that allows you to discover new content to share based on the keywords you follow. What I like the most about Swayy is that it allows you to credit the original author and append related and suggested hashtags to target a new audience. It also gets smarter as you go as it learns what kind of content you like to share.
Klout was known for their social media ranking system and free perks. They recently rolled out a new feature that allows you to discover and share content that your audience may enjoy. They also tell you (based on your profile) if your audience would like the content, if it’s a hidden gem, or if it’s hot off the press. It also has a little bit of a better scheduling feature that analyzes the best times to post, rather than just posing at a certain time interval.
Contentgems is another great tool to discover sharable content on the web. Depending on what kind of user you are, you might also like that they can send digest emails every once in awhile to show you some content that is relevant to your keywords. It’s great if you’re lazy like me and just want stuff sent directly.
Scoop.it is an easy way to discover new content by simply showing you content based on your keyword. Once you find content you are interested in, you can add your voice to the subject then share it with your audience. Great way to find interesting and relevant topics and provide your insight.
Storify is a service by Livefyre that allows you to easily create stories from content from around the web without having to navigate and open a new tab. It allows you to pull content from flickr, instagram, twitter and more. You can embed this content into your story very easily. The only downside is that what is built on Storify, stays on Storify. It’s a bit more difficult if you wanted to export your story or place it elsewhere. With that being said, it’s still a great place to discover new user-generated content that uses social media as the source.
Listly is a great way to build collaborative lists to monitor the things you care about. You can also subscribe to the most popular lists so you can discover new sources that you may have not heard about or also contribute your favorite sources.
Feedly is basically a better version of Google Reader. It allows you to monitor multiple news sources and see it all in one convenient place. It’s a great way to digest many sources and discover what news is worth talking about or sharing. The interface is relatively minimal so you can focus on the content, not the site.