BuzzSumo’s Trending Now section identifies and categorizes the day’s most viral posts. Everything displayed in Trending Now is recent--published in the past 24-hours. And, it is being shared very quickly. 

Use Trending Now to:

  • Follow industry news
  • Identify opportunities to add your unique point of view to breaking news in your industry
  • Find competitor content that performs well
  • Curate social posts

To get started, visit the Content Research tab, then choose Trending Now.

Trending content is divided into feeds. Some feeds, including news, sports, entertainment and marketing, come with your BuzzSumo subscription. They are listed on the left hand side of the Trending dashboard, and they each have a pictographic icon beside the name of the feed. 

Content that appears in Trending is ranked by default with the articles that are being shared fastest at the top left corner. 

Each listing includes a trending score, which indicates how fast the content is being shared. The trending score is a proprietary calculation based on social shares over time. 

Zero is the lowest score. There is no fixed end point. Higher scores mean that content is being shared more quickly than lower scores.

The listing also indicates the number of shares the content has gotten on each social network. 

In addition to the feeds that come with your subscription, you can also create custom feeds for Topics or Domains that interest you. 

The number of custom feeds that your team can create to is listed as a quota under the “Add Trending Feed” button.

To add a trending feed, select “Add Trending Feed.” You will be prompted to name your feed, as well as set the search criteria and filters (see below).

Teams can work together by viewing each others custom feeds. To see your teammates’ custom trending feeds, select “Show Team Feeds” 

Custom trending feeds are listed in alphabetical order below the standard feeds. They all have a circle icon. 

If you have a lot of feeds, it may be easier to search for a specific feed with the Filter Topics field. Enter the name or part of the name, and BuzzSumo will display matching feeds. 

Content can be saved from Trending to a project. To save an article to a project, click the flag icon and choose the project where the content will be shared. 

Feeds can be shared on social or emailed with a shortened link. 

To share a feed, select “Share ”

Use the custom link, or select the network where you would like to share the feed.

Anyone with the link will be able to see the latest posts in the feed, whether or not they have a BuzzSumo subscription. 

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