What are the 5 Factors in a Scoop.it Score? How Can I Improve Mine?

by Peg Corwin on May 20, 2013

Scoop.it score

After I had several topic digests going on Scoop.it, I started to puzzle over the Scoop.it score of each. (Learn more about the content curation tool Scoop.it here.) Some topics with fewer followers and views had higher scores than others with more of each.

In the FAQs, Scoop.it explains the factors that go into those scores – editing the summary of a new post you have scooped, sharing it, scooping new items, suggesting scoops to others and tagging your scoops.  These are, of course, the same factors that go into building an online reputation and community.

Edit Your Scoops

Scoop.it score factors

You may be afraid to edit titles, images and summary information found in a new scoop of an online post, but Scoop.it encourages you to do whatever it takes to make your content more useful to readers.

For example, in my digest on Website Pages Advice, I add the type of page (About, Contact Us, Home) in front of the title in all caps so that readers can scan for those of interest. In the comment area, I also add excerpts from the post and my take, to entice the reader.

Share Your Scoops

I particularly love the fact that Scoop.it makes it easy to share posts in Linkedin Groups. This is great for lead generation.  Often, I share the post and then go to that Linkedin group to add commentary.

Scoop.it scores and sharing

Add New Scoops Regularly

Again, Scoop.it makes it effortless to find new content on your topic. After you customize your sources to get interesting suggestions, you likely have more new content to review than you can handle.

Scoop.it Suggestions

I also use Feedly.com to monitor a wide range of feeds and regularly scoop those using the Scoop.it bookmarklet.

Suggest Your Scoops to Other Scoopers

Scoop.it search

By searching for your topic, you will easily locate other Scoopers with similar  interests.

Scoop.it suggestions

To encourage the development of a community and to help you expand your network in your niche, Scoop.it gives you an incentive to find those with similar interests and share your finds.  You just go to their page on the topic and click the Suggest button, shown above.

Tag Your Scoops

Add tags to your Scoops to help readers find subtopics within your main topic.

Here’s how to add a tag:

Scoop.it tags

Tags can help your readers sort your scoops by subtopic.  Here’s how such a list of tags appear to users.  When clicked, readers see only scoops with that tag.

Scoop.it filter list

Bottom Line

Make your Scoop.it score soar.  Build a reputation for finding and sharing interesting content in your niche.  Increase your editing, sharing, scooping, suggesting and tagging on Scoop.it.

By the way, your score is updated daily, based on activity from the last 30 days.

Here’s to higher Scoop.it scores for all!


Heather Stone May 25, 2013 at 2:10 am

Hi Peg,
Not sure I have ever thought about Scoop.it in this way before. Thanks for the education and for sharing with the BizSugar community.

Peg Corwin May 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thanks, Heather.

Dan Kirsch July 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

Hi Peg – Interesting information but one question that I’ve been pondering is what is a “good” Scoop.it score? I mean, it’s certainly one thing to see it going up but is there some sort of significant target and if so what is that based on or what does hitting that threshold do for you?

Peg Corwin July 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Hey Dan, good question. I’ll ask them and post when I hear. Peg.

Tushar July 13, 2013 at 1:07 am

I NEVER used Scoop It but only started blogging recently and doing content curation properly seems to be a bit of a skill with a learning curve. I’ve tried the automated plugins and they are useless so I think I will go try out Scoop It. I also decided to assign Friday as my curation day so as to send a round up of what I found useful during the week and take some pressure off content creation so I may curate this blog post next week! :-)

Peg Corwin July 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

Dan, Scoop.it member Deanna Dahlsad says: “I’m guessing over 50 is decent; over 70 is probably a realistic goal as the score sits now?” As to benefits, she says that the “intent of higher scores would be to help readers to evaluate who and what to follow. But, honestly, they only confused me at the beginning and, not comprehending much more now, I rather ignore them.”

Peg Corwin July 13, 2013 at 6:51 am

Sounds like a good plan Tushar.