Today I stumbled across and stopped to check out one of the dozens of new social media tools that I navigate through each week. The site is Buzzsumo and it is a tool that works a lot like the Twitter trending tool. It gives the user the ability to quickly identify what content is working well in an industry and who the major influencers are. It is designed to help you understand what content is shared most across social media by topic, domain, data, website etc. You will see at a glance stats such as:
You can click on the links to read the articles, see who has shared the information previously and share it to your own social networks. As with many tools the information you search is filterable by type and date as well. For an at a glance view of what the most popular topics are it is a very user-friendly and useful tool not to mention it is FREE. We love the F word in social media!
The nice thing about Buzzsumo is that you can see in one place the topics that get the most attention at any one given time or are trending over a period of time. I would give this an 8 out of 10 and recommend that you make it part of your social world to stay current and relevant.