Introduction to Projects
Projects is a multi-use tool for tracking and storing information you find in BuzzSumo or while surfing the web.
The video and article below will explain how to create and add content to a Project.
You can use Projects to:
- Track and report on your content performance
- Store articles and posts to help generate ideas
- Build curated content lists for social posting
- Identify the right influencers for your campaigns
- Manage brand mentions and link-building opportunities
Creating a Project
To create your first Project, click on the "Add Project" button in the top left corner of the screen.
Name your Project and choose whether you want to make it private or accessible to the rest of your Team.
There are three main ways to add content to Projects.
Method #1 - Utilizing the Save feature in BuzzSumo
Next to every search result across the platform is a "Save" button.
Hover over the icon and select the Project where you want to store the result.
If you don't have a Project yet or want to add the result to a new Project, you can create one now.
Save Influencers, Facebook posts, Questions, or Mentions from a Monitoring Alert to a Project using this method as well. BuzzSumo will automatically sort them into the correct tab.
Method #2 - Bulk Upload URLs
Upload a list of existing URLs by clicking on the "Upload Article URLs" button.
Paste in the URLs one line at a time and BuzzSumo will add them to your Project. If an article has already been indexed in our database, it will appear immediately. If not, BuzzSumo will crawl and add it shortly.
Method #3 - Using BuzzSumo's Chrome Extension
BuzzSumo's Chrome Extension allows you to quickly save any article you find while browsing the web.
Click on the Extension and select the Project you want. The article will automatically appear in your Project the next time you log in to BuzzSumo.
Note: You must have an existing Project to save from the Chrome Extension.
You can download it for free andadd it to your Chrome toolbar here.
Exporting Content from a Project
Each tab in Projects can be exported to CSV or Excel for further analysis.
Select the tab you want to export. Click on the "Options" tab in the top right corner and select a file format.
There are a few "hidden gems" within Projects that can also be exported.
- In "Articles," you can export the top sharers of the content and the top backlinks, in addition to the articles themselves.
- In "Influencers," you can not only export your outreach list, you can export any articles your influencers have recently published.