How To Find Great Social Media Content

Social media is a fabulous way to get the word out about your business, but the majority of what you post should not be related to your business. Instead it needs to be ‘social’ in a way and engage and entertain your audience. Finding great content can be tricky, which is why many businesses create their content to share on Facebook and other social media sites. But if you are not feeling creative, here are 9 places where you can find ideas for your Facebook or Twitter pages.

9 Great Places To Find Social Media Content

  1. Pinterest

Pinterest is a website bursting full of visual ideas to share with your fans. Using their search feature, you can find images which would interest your audience and then follow the Boards created by others. As people update their Boards often, they can be a great source of new inspiration.

  1. Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo lets you search for the most popular and shared social media content by content or domain name. By using Buzzsumo, you can take the guess work out of choosing topics or posts which have the potential to go viral and enjoyed.

  1. Your Blog

Creating your own content via blogging is a fabulous way of getting traffic to your website. Rather than waiting for Google to find it, share it on social media yourself and get the traffic rolling to you.

  1. Scoop.it

Scoop.it is a giant content curation search engine which you can sign up to for free. Once you are logged in you can enter in some keywords and it will show you a large range of content suitable for sharing on your social network. They also have a paid feature where it will let you post that content directly to your social accounts.

  1. YouTube

Video gets a great result on social media, so use YouTube to find new and interesting content to engage your audience.

  1. Reddit

Reddit has an enormous audience who continually load new content onto the site. Although it can be tricky to navigate the subreddits or topic pages, there are plenty of new content ideas to be found here.

  1. Google Alerts

If you sign up to Google Alerts, it will email you recent content which has been posted online related to your chosen keywords. This is a great way of keeping up to date ahead of others about what is happening in your business niche and sharing it with your audience first.

  1. Buffer

While Buffer is a Twitter scheduling tool, it also has a feature which will suggest post ideas for you. Most of the Tweets are ones which are extremely popular and have gone viral.

  1. BizSugar

Small businesses will find BizSugar great when looking for any business related content and as it is arranged by topic and popularity, it is easy to navigate too.

Once you have your new social media content, remember that displaying it for your audience in an attractive and eye catching graphic is just as important, so don’t forget to read our blog about how you can create amazing graphics for Facebook too. (Reuben – link to your Facebook graphic creating blog with the previous sentence).

Posted: Tuesday 15 November 2016

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