Getting started with Klusster:

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Getting started with Klusster:

You have content to share, and you like the idea of 'Klusstering'. Here are the steps to get started with Klusster ...

Getting started with Klusster is simple!

1. Create your Klusster account:

- Go to the Klusster Home Page

- Select the [Join Klusster] button at the top right

Getting started with Klusster:

- Create and enter your username, email and password

2. Enter your AUTHOR Profile Details

- Click the default profile photo on the right of the header bar

- Select "My Author Profile" from the drop-down menu

Getting started with Klusster:
  1. Upload a Cover Photo and Author Photo. NOTE: when you upload photos, you have to save to complete the upload process. You then need to click the [SAVE CHANGES] blue button at the top to save all changes to this page - it is a 2 stage save process for photos :-)
  2. Create an Author Name name - this is how you will be known as a content author. You may choose your full name, your business name or some other name that represents you.
  3. Input an "About the Author" Description that will tell readers who you are as an author and what you and/or your business is all about.
  4. Select Tags that will help you be searchable on Klusster. Use a location tag if location is meaningful to you and your content, or leave this blank if location is not important to you. The content tags reflect what you are about as a content creator/author.
  5. Input your Contact Details - These details will be visible on your profile page and will make it easy for your readers to contact you directly.

NOTE: You must complete the items listed in the "Author Profile Checklist" before you can create your first piece of content.

3. Create your First Piece of Content

- click on the green [Create] button on the right of the Klusster header

Getting started with Klusster:

- Style and Content tab - Start creating your content here!

  1. Create a catchy title to grab your reader's attention!  Follow that with a clear and enticing description.
  2. The first image is mandatory - this is the image that will be pulled into social media posts and will be visible on any tiles on Klusster for this piece of content. Make sure this image is appealing and eye- catching!
  3. Your editor tool on the right is where you can change the heading type, font style, formatting, and you can also embed hyperlinks, Images, YouTube Videos and SoundCould/Iframes.
  4. Your SEO rating - this is a great tool!  Review the information in the tool tip by clicking the (i)  to the right of the tool.  Here you will see dynamic tips to help your content be as effective as possible to optimize your search results.
  5. Be sure to include links from your Klusster content back to your web site - this generates valuable backlinks to your website that will positively impact your website SEO.
Getting started with Klusster:

- {Settings, Call-To-Action, Activation} Tab

  1. Customize your Call-to-Action to generate engagement with your readers.  This is the blue form on the right hand side of every piece of content.
  2. You likely want all of the leads from your call to action forms to come to you, so leave the "Yourself" box checked.  You can assign the leads to your team members or the publication owner as well ... please check out this article to understand when you would use these options!
  3. Select Tags that will help your content be searchable on Klusster and in Google. Use a location tag if location is meaningful to you and your content, or leave this blank if location is not important to you. The content tags reflect what your content is about.
  4. Expiration Date can be useful if your content is time sensitive and you want it to become inactive on a specific date.  If your content is "Evergreen", leave this field blank.
Getting started with Klusster:

- Activate your Content - green [Activate Now] button on the Settings, Call-To-Action, Activation tab.  When you activate your content, your portfolio becomes visible on the Klusster platform, and anyone can now view your article!  Congratulations you have created your first piece of content!

Getting started with Klusster:

4. Create your first Klusster/Publication

Consider the brand of the publication. Consider who else you want to join your publication. The publication brand should be about the group, not about a specific individual.

- Click on your profile photo on the right side of the Klusster header bar and select [My Publications].

- At the top of this page, select the [+ New Publication] button in Blue.

Getting started with Klusster:

- {Customize} tab:

  1. Select a cover photo and publication logo for your publication.
  2. Create a title and a description for your publicationSelect Tags that will help your publication be searchable on Klusster and in Google. Use a location tag if location is meaningful to you and your publication, or leave this blank if location is not important to you. The content tags reflect what your publication is about.
  3. Select Tags that will help your publication be searchable on Klusster and in Google. Use a location tag if location is meaningful to you and your publication, or leave this blank if location is not important to you. The content tags reflect what your publication is about.
Getting started with Klusster:

- {Add My Content} tab:

  1. Select the article you just activated to be published in your new Klusster/Publication
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Congratulations!

You have now created your account, your first piece of content and your own branded publication.

5. Have Others Join Your Publication

Now its time to gather your tribe and have them submit their content to your publication.

Each contributor will have to follow Steps 1-3 above to start their profiles and create their content.

When their article is complete and activated, they are ready to submit their content to your Klusster.  Each contributor needs to follow these easy steps:

  1. G to the home page of your publication
  2. Click the [+Submit Content] button just below your name in the Publication Manager section on the left hand side.
  3. Select their article and send their request to you, the Publication Manager.

Once you receive their request in your notification panel, you may review their request and accept. Once you accept the request, the article will now also be published in your Publication! Congratulations!

Klusster delivers a Win-Win to The Whole Group!

By working together, you can all benefit from the Klusster sharing engine to drive more traffic to your Klusster as a group than you could achieve by working alone.

Have fun!