You can either create a template by editing a default template or start from scratch.
To start from scratch, click on Create a template.
To edit a default template, click on More > Copy > Pick a template name > Create
You will find it saved under My templates.
Click on More > Edit to start building your template.
Structure your template
By using the layout editor in the Editor tab, you can quickly build your content layout without having to write any HTML.
Create a newsletter
In your newsletter you can add articles, documents such as PDFs, Word documents, Excel files, videos, and Youtube videos.
On the left hand side, you can select the posts to include in your newsletter. By default all posts from all topics are listed.
You can select a specific topic, filter scoops by title or tags.
Exclude articles that have already been sent:
In the Editor tab, you can add new elements to the newsletter. These modifications do not impact the original template.
You can add extra columns:
By clicking on an element in the newsletter, you will be able to edit it.
For posts, you can choose to edit the title, the image, the excerpt, the insights, the margins, the background, choose a post template and to display the social media buttons or not.
For text widgets, you can edit the text, the margins, the background and the radius.
For image widgets, you edit the image, the margins, the background, add a link, choose to open that link in a new tab, the alternative text and the radius.
For HTML widgets, you can edit the HTML, the margins, the background and the radius.
For separators, you can edit the heights, the color and the margins.
When creating a campaign, the newsletter will be sent with email@example.com as the “from” email address.
If you prefer, you can configure a custom domain.
You need to reach out internally to the person in charge of DNS to set up the domain by providing a screenshot of the page as documentation.
When the domain is correctly set up ✓ Connected
Click on “New recipient list” to create a list.
Choose a list name.
Add recipients emails.
By default, “allow to unsubscribe” option is ticked. It will display an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter. The unsubscription is completed by a two-step process.
Once the list is created, it can be updated EDIT or deleted DELETE:
You can remove this recipient from the unsubscribed recipient list by clicking on “Delete”. They will then be able to receive newsletters from you again.
Pre-fill from a previous campaign
In the settings tab, if “form auto-fill” is enabled, when creating a new campaign, fields in the new form will be automatically pre-filled with values from the previously created campaign.
Replicate a campaign
You can choose to replicate a campaign. In this case you can select a previous campaign to base your sending parameters on. This can be very useful if you send several newsletters to specific recipients.
To do so, select the campaign you want to replicate:
You will then choose the newsletter you want to send:
The sending parameters will be auto-filled based on the campaign you replicated:
A subscription form is a section of code that you copy/paste in your website. This will display a subscription form to your website visitors. They will be able to enter their email address to subscribe to your newsletter.
The form can either be displayed as a popup or inline in your website. The subscription form is linked to a Recipients list, this is where email addresses entered by your users will be saved.
Popup subscription form
Fill out the form and click Save. It will generate a code.
Paste the code in any page where you want the subscription form popup to appear. (You can put the code either in the page header or in the page body)
Inline subscription form
Percentage of the total number of recipients who opened the newsletter.
Percentage of recipients who clicked in your email.
Percentage of recipients who clicked a link in your email out of those who opened it.
Number of opens (unique):
Number of times the newsletter was opened (unique: if the same recipient opens it 4 times it counts as 1)
Number of clicks (unique):
Number of times the newsletter was clicked (unique: if the same link is clicked 4 times it counts as 1).
Number of clicks on scoops:
Total number of scoops clicked in the newsletter.
Number of unsubscribes:
Total number of recipients who unsubscribed to the list selected for this email campaign.
You can have access to more advanced statistics by generating a report. This will give you access to the number of clicks per link, per scoop, per user etc.
Select the options of your choice, and the time frame then click “Export CSV file”. The files will then be downloaded for you to access. The number of files will depend on the options selected.
Automate newsletter creation
A Scoop.it newsletter automation automates the process of creating newsletters using curated content. Newsletters are created automatically according to the settings selected but are not sent without confirmation.
Automated templates are created from an existing template (My templates).
Select the template you wish to automate > More > Automate
Create a first rule (you might need just one or several depending if you are adding articles from different topics or not).
Specify how posts should be included automatically in the newsletter:
First rule: all posts tagged “sport” in the Startup topic will be added automatically.
Then click Next, you will get a preview of the articles matching your rule:
Then click Next, enter a name for this automated newsletter:
Then click Next, (optional, can be set up later) schedule newsletter creation:
You can choose to generate automated newsletters when you want by clicking on “Create a newsletter” from your automated template or Scoop It can do it for you by selecting the schedule that suits you (i.e: on the 3rd of each month, 10 AM):
Then click Create, your automated template is created with your first rule:
To add additional rules click More > Edit
As you can see, the first rule is applied by default to the whole template:
First, delete where the first rule shouldn’t apply.
Then create as many rules as necessary:
Select the number of maximum posts that will be added to the widget.
If you select 2, it means that the last 2 publications tagged “Sport” in the Startup topic will be automatically added.
If you only posted 1 article, only that one article will be added.
If you posted 3 articles, only the last two will be added.
Automated newsletter scheduling can also be setup or edited from this page:
Via Scoop.it campaigns
Send your newsletter via Scoop.it, track data relevant to your newsletter’s performance.
Share the preview link so the newsletters can be viewed in a browser.
Download as PDF
Convert the newsletter into a PDF. The links are clickable.
Copy the HTML and paste it to an emailing platform example: SendinBlue, Mailjet…
Send to me
Receive the newsletter in your inbox and forward it.
If you have a Mailchimp account connect it by clicking on Connect to Mailchimp.
Once connected, click on export. Your newsletter will migrate from Scoop.it to Mailchimp and you will be able to send your newsletter from Mailchimp.
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