Getting Started with Klusster: Summer Networking Bash

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Getting Started with Klusster: Summer Networking Bash

Learn how to start your Klusster account, create your content, and add your content to the Summer Networking Bash Klusster Publication. Get started today!

Getting started with Klusster is simple!

1. CREATE YOUR KLUSSTER ACCOUNT:

- Go to the Summer Networking Bash Klusster Home Page

- Click on the [Join Klusster] button on the top right.

Getting Started with Klusster: Summer Networking Bash

- Create and enter your username, email and password and [Join] !

2. ENTER YOUR AUTHOR PROFILE DETAILS

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

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

Getting Started with Klusster: Summer Networking Bash
  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

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- {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.
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- {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.
  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: Summer Networking Bash

- Activate your Content - green [Activate Now] button on the top right of Settings, Call-To-Action, Activation tab (image above). 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!

4. SUBMIT YOUR CONTENT TO THE SUMMER NETWORKING BASH KLUSSTER/PUBLICATION

- Go to the home page of the Summer Networking Bash Publication

- Click the [+ Submit Content] button

Getting Started with Klusster: Summer Networking Bash

- The dropdown will show a list of all articles in your portfolio that you have created. Select the one you want to submit, and click the [Request] button

- Jennifer Beale (Summer Networking Bash Organizer) will receive a notification that you have submitted a request to have content published in the Summer Networking Bash Klusster/Publication.

- Jennifer will review your article and either Accept or Decline the request.

- When Jennifer accepts the request, your article will be live in the Summer Networking Bash Publication/Klusster.  Congratulations!

Now it is time to start sharing your content and the content from the rest of the group to generate excitement and additional attendees for the event!  Let's have fun!