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Using Multimedia to Power Up Classroom Magazines on Flipboard

Recently I’ve become aware of dozens, maybe hundreds, of Flipboard Magazines that have been curated by educators for students. This isn’t…Continue …

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You’re Invited! How to Collaborate on Magazines with Contributors

Adding contributors to your magazine can create a new dynamic for you on Flipboard. Another person’s perspective can expand your reach and round out your magazines with articles you may not have thought of or discovered yourself. Invite and motivate a friend who is trying the same diet as you or …

How to Use the NEW Flipboard 3.0 to Market Your Business

Flipboard is a mobile app that helps you create magazines by curating articles from the Internet that relate to a chosen topic.

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Easy Tools for Bloggers to Bring Content to Flipboard

Are you a blogger? We’ve introduced a couple of tools to help get your content to Flipboard faster and to expand your reach. You may have already seen share plugins on your favorite blogs. They are a row of social media “badges” you can click on to share a post on a specific network. Some of them …

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

The # symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as the hashtag. You may have used it to confirm automated instructions with a bank or phone company or in a list of numbers, but in computing, the hashtag is a metadata tag or label for …

So, What’s the Deal With the New Numbers on My Magazine’s Cover?

UPDATE (01/21/15): Today we have updated the way we count your followers on magazines and profiles. In the past, your follower number reflected the number of people *with Flipboard accounts* who followed your magazine or profile. However, there are many people who read Flipboard who’ve never …

My Analytics: An Overview of Your Magazine Stats

Knowing how your magazines perform on Flipboard can help you improve as a magazine maker. This new view gives you a sense of what types of articles resonate the most with your readers.

You can visit your new “My Analytics” stats dashboard from the Flipboard Editor. Look for this icon in the top …

Turn it Up with More SoundCloud Tips & Ideas for MagMakers

We’ve covered how to hook your SoundCloud account to Flipboard, but have you thought of the many ways you could use audio to make your magazines come alive? For music professionals, our partnership with SoundCloud can be a free promotional tool.

If you’re in a band, offering an exclusive sneak peek …

What Kind of Publisher Are You? Tips for When You Go Live

Whether you’re publishing spontaneously or following a planned schedule, there are key things to have in place before your magazine goes live. How do you know when you’re ready?

Here’s a handy dandy checklist of basics. Do you have…

…an amazing, illustrative cover image?

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Make Your Magazines Move with Animated GIFs

Everywhere you look on the Internet, you’ll encounter moving images of cute cats falling over, your favorite sitcom quotes and laugh-out-loud snippets. Where did it all come from? GIF stands for “Graphics Interchange Format,” an image type created in 1987 by CompuServ and later animatable by …

Why You Should Add an Avatar to Your Flipboard Profile and Write a Good Description

Sprucing up your profile with an avatar and description can go miles when engaging the Flipboard community. Providing a “face” to a name helps establish legitimacy and adds a human element to your profile.

To edit your avatar on your mobile device, start by tapping on the red ribbon, then find the …

Create a Flipboard Magazine for your Online Shop

Do you sell on eBay, Etsy or on your own website? From hand-forged jewelry to DIY kits and handmade clothes, a Flipboard magazine can act as a vibrant catalog of your offerings online.

Install the Flip It button in your browser on desktop or mobile and flip each item from your online store into a …

Make Some Noise (Literally), With Flipboard Magazines and SoundCloud

Sound is the perfect ingredient to make your magazine feel more dynamic and fun. So don’t be shy! Get loud and proud by adding audio tracks to your Flipboard magazines. Your readers can press play and enjoy the “soundtrack” while they flip through your magazine. And when one track ends, the next …

Basics #2: The One and Only Thing You Need to Personalize Flipboard

Think of Flipboard as your one-stop shop to keeping up with the news and your interests. Whether you enjoy business articles from Fast Company or ice cream recipes from a friend on Facebook, it’s easy to make Flipboard your own with one action: Follow.

The Follow button looks like a bookmark and is …

Basics #1: 3 Essential Ways to Navigate Like a Pro

In the spirit of the approaching back-to-school season, we thought it might be a good time to educate on Flipboard, too. Starting today, we’re launching a series of posts outlining how to make the most out of Flipboard. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a total newbie, we hope these tips make your …

Let’s Be Real: Your Cover Really Does Matter

You may not be able to fairly judge a magazine by its cover, but people will try to anyway, so be sure to keep your magazine covers fresh and enticing.

Here are a few tips on how to capture readers’ attention with a great cover:

Choose images that evoke an emotional response, such as pictures of …

FlipTip: Edit Your Full Name

Every Tuesday, we’ll have a simple tip related to MagMaking in this blog. Some tips will be for power curators, but others, like this one, are good to know if you’re just starting out.

Sometimes, the username you created at sign-up wasn’t exactly what you wanted. Never fear — you can still have any …

Put a Dashboard on It!

It may be all about birds in Portlandia, but in the land of tech and social media, it’s all about the dashboard—a “control center” of the latest and greatest information that can help inform your decisions about what to share. For MagMakers on Flipboard, having a command central for content can …

How to Use Flipboard for the iPad

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Flipboard is a fantastic way of seeing the days news, along with Facebook and Twitter updates, although for some it may seem daunting at …

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How to Link Social Media Accounts on Flipboard

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Four Methods:Linking Facebook to FlipboardLinking Twitter to FlipboardLinking Instagram to FlipboardLinking Soundcloud to …

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Flip the Switch: Pocket + Flipboard

Using Pocket with FlipboardIn case you haven’t heard the news yet, Zite recently joined forces with Flipboard to make an even better social magazine …

Flipboard App Review: Customize Your Own Magazine!

Use This Trick to Find Cool Flipboard Magazines

Looking for something new to read? There are a few places to start, including Flipboard’s staff-curated #MagsWeLove and By Our Readers feeds.

But if you’d like to go direct — to find new magazines shared by other Flipboard MagMakers and readers — Flipboard Club founder Aida B. wrote us recently to …

Select a Beautiful Cover Image to Make Your Magazine More Awesome

This is a tale of two Flipboard magazines.

Both are Ridiculously Awesome. Both were created by the same person, and both contain the same content. Yet as you can see above: the magazine on the right really does look ridiculously awesome. But the mag on the left looks…not so awesome at all.

Actually, …

Test Drive the Flipboard Bookmarklet

A crack team of Flipboard designers and engineers recently gave Flipboard’s Flip It web bookmarklet a handsome makeover for 2014. The updated Flip It bookmarklet makes it even easier to flip content into your magazines — all on one screen. Here’s a quick tour of the highlights:

Select an …

Promote Your Magazines with Flipboard’s Web Badges

You’ve created a Flipboard magazine, and it looks fantastic. Now you’re ready to share it with people who also read your blog or website. That just got easier, thanks to Flipboard’s new magazine widget and profile badges.

The magazine widget is an eye-catching graphic that updates automatically to …

Use This Shortcut to Add Content to Your Magazines From Your Mobile Devices

You’re active. You’re mobile. You’re on the go, on the town and on your way. You’re reading via the web browser on your smartphone or tablet device, and you need a simple way to flip content from the mobile browser to your Flipboard magazines. Here’s a technique to make that easier via Android or …

View Twitter Lists on Flipboard to Find Great Content for Your Magazines

If you’re a Flipboard MagMaker, you’re always on the hunt for relevant material to add to your magazines. Here’s a handy trick to make that task much easier. Adding Twitter Lists to your Flipboard is a fast and convenient way to curate amazing Flipboard magazine content that makes readers say …

How to Promote Your Flipboard Magazine

You’ve created a Flipboard magazine and filled it with fabulous content. Now you’re ready to start building an audience. What’s the best way to promote your magazine?

Flipboard magazines are viewable on the web, so there are plenty of promotional possibilities. Anyone can enjoy your magazines — no …