How To Find The Best Information On Any Topic That Interests You

10 ways to speed up your learning.

1. Search Google for word combinations instead of individual words.

If you just search for a broad, general topic of interest, the results you get will be too broad, mismatched to your true intent, and rarely useful.

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LEFT: results for “Newsletter Growth” • RIGHT: results for “Newsletters”

2. Follow who other topic experts follow.

Every topic expert follows other experts on that topic so scouring their followers is a great way to dive deeper into that world and expand your information sources.

3. Click Wikipedia reference links.

Check out Wikipedia pages related to your topic of interest, but rather than just read the main Wikipedia page, click the reference links on that page to go to the actual sources of the information.

4. Search Google news.

5. Use Twitter advanced search.

6. Search Reddit and Quora.

7. Search Facebook Groups.

Search for Groups related to your topic and you’ll discover a ton of interesting conversations in them — they’re likely the most valuable section of the platform.

8. Search Buzzsumo to find the most-shared content about your topic.

9. Search micro-niche hashtags on Instagram.

But rather than search for broad topic hashtags which are unlikely to surface the most relevant or valuable content, search the narrowest hashtags that great post used.

10. Filter a YouTube channel’s videos by “Most Popular.”

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I run the For The Interested newsletter and help clients use social media and newsletters to grow and activate audiences. ForTheInterested.com/subscribe

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