Many social media managers use IFTTT recipes to automate actions such as building Twitter lists from a specific hashtag, keeping all social media profile pictures in sync, archiving all your tweets into google drive, and more.
In this post, I’ll share 7 IFTTT recipes that will help make the process of content curation much easier allowing you to gather and share some great content.
Content curation isn’t just about gathering a bunch of articles and adding it to your Buffer (or whatever other social media management tool you use). If you want to succeed at it you have to make sure the content you share is good quality content that your followers will enjoy. If you don’t have time to read the content or at least skim over it, then don’t add it to your Buffer! Instead, add the content to your Pocket account and get back to it when you have the time.
If you are short on time, you can also try a great new content curation tool called Quuu. It has real people who hand curate content for you from different categories and add it to your Buffer. You can read more about it here.
My process of content curation includes finding an article, making sure it’s worth sharing, then sharing it. So to do this I use 3 tools: IFTTT, Pocket, and Buffer. The recipes I’ll be sharing here will gather content into your Pocket and from there you’ll be able to add them to your Buffer.
Recipes to curate content from different channels into your pocket
1.When [choose trigger channel] posts an article on [key word], send it to pocket
Here’s a recipe for when Mashable posts an article on social media, you send it to pocket.
2. Save Medium stories you’ve recommended to your Pocket. When you recommend stories on Medium you can have them automatically added to your pocket.
3. Save popular articles from your favorite NYTimes section to your Pocket
4.Save the top posts from reddit/r/[subreddit] to your Pocket. Here’s a ready recipe for saving the top posts of worldnews’ subreddit to Pocket
5. Add any RSS Feed into your Pocket. This recipe will allow you to add one RSS feed at a time to your Pocket. If you’d like to add more RSS feeds then just duplicate the recipe and change the RSS feed URL.
Recipes to move the content you choose from Pocket into your Buffer
6. This recipe will allow you to move the content from Pocket to Buffer by just favoriting the content on Pocket.
7. This recipe will automatically add any content from your Pocket that is tagged with word “Buffer” to your Buffer queue.
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