GETTING STARTED

HOW DO I GET MY PUBLICATION ON FLIPBOARD?

To start, create a profile here! Make sure to customize your profile with your publication’s logo or avatar and a short description. You can create magazines around a topic or theme, and build them from your own original content. Go here for tools to build and promote your magazines.

HOW DO I CREATE MY OWN MAGAZINES?

After you’ve customized your profile on Flipboard, download our Chrome extension or “Flip it” bookmarklet for your browser. You can find these, as well as tools to promote your magazine and profile, here.

Once these are installed, you can start flipping content into your magazines by simply opening the article and clicking on the Chrome extension or bookmarklet. You can then choose to add the article to an existing magazine or create a new one.

When you are logged into your profile, you can hover over each magazine and click “Edit”. From here you can view all of the articles in the magazine, change settings, and review your magazine’s analytics. In Settings, you can edit the name, description, and set as public or private. Feel free to set your magazine as private until you’re done curating and are ready to promote on social media or your website.

More magazine-making tips can be found here and here.

HOW CAN I GAIN FOLLOWERS?

The more frequently you update your magazines, interact with other curators, and promote your Flipboard profile or magazines, the more likely your content will be dispersed throughout Flipboard.

Our Tools page features all you need to share your magazines via social media and on your site. Here you’ll find website “Share” and “Follow” social tools and instructions for embedding a cover widget of your magazine. You can find more details on community building,  engagement, and workflow here.

HOW CAN I GET A VERIFIED PROFILE?

We do not take inbound requests for verification. Active curation and promotion of your Flipboard profile will raise it to the attention of the Flipboard team.

Here is a FAQ about the verification program.

BECOMING A PARTNER

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PARTNER ON FLIPBOARD?

Flipboard partners with hundreds of publishers to either optimize their content for the best Flipboard experience or to drive traffic to their websites through referral traffic partnerships.

By becoming a referral partner of Flipboard, we can help drive traffic to your website by utilizing standard RSS feed(s) to auto-populate a Flipboard profile in an effort to reach new, different, and wider audiences.

An agreement is not necessary for a referral partnership because you are operating as a regular user of Flipboard and you are subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy like other users. The distinction is that you get the advantage of having your content automatically pulled into your profile using an RSS feed you provide.

WHY SHOULD I PARTNER WITH FLIPBOARD?

Flipboard is a global platform that showcases original content from the world’s premier publishers.

Our 100 million monthly users discover new content as they search specific topics, create Smart Magazines, and discover other curators and publications.

Creating a profile and building magazines is a simple, seamless process, and Flipboard gives publishers all the tools they need to promote their magazines and share their articles far and wide. As Flipboard readers tap or click on stories in a magazine, they are directed back to the story’s original website, generating referral traffic for our publishing partners.

CAN ANYONE PARTNER WITH FLIPBOARD?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept all publishers as Flipboard publishing partners. However, any publisher or user can create a profile, curate content, and share their magazines.

HOW DO I PARTNER WITH FLIPBOARD?

If you don’t already have an account, click here to set one up. If you’d like to be considered as a Flipboard partner, please fill out this form and we will evaluate your request.

You can begin curating magazines and receive the benefits from this additional distribution as you await our response. Curate your magazines around a topic, event, or theme and go here for tips and tools on how to promote your magazines. 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Flipboard is free for everyone to use! There is no charge for displaying content, curating, or becoming a partner on Flipboard.

WE’VE BEEN GETTING TRAFFIC FROM FLIPBOARD BUT DON’T HAVE A PROFILE. HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?

You are receiving referral traffic most likely because in many ways, Flipboard functions like a web browser. If a user suggests an article via posting or “flipping” a link to your website, you will likely receive Flipboard-sourced readers (or traffic).

WHAT IF I CAN’T LOG IN FOR SOME REASON?

Your account is associated with the email address used to create it. Please send an email to partners@flipboard.com from that email address.

Please note: Each profile on Flipboard can only be associated with one email address; meaning, users can’t use the same email address to create multiple Flipboard accounts.

MONETIZATION, TRAFFIC AND AUDIENCE

WHAT IS FLIPBOARD’S AUDIENCE LIKE?

Since Flipboard’s launch in 2010, our base has grown to more than 100 million monthly, active, and highly-engaged users from all corners of the globe. Flipboard’s readership breaks down to approximately one-third Millennial, one-third Gen-X, and one-third Boomer. No matter the demographics, our users are influential, curious, and affluent readers who invest in themselves by learning more about what they love.

HOW DO I SEE DATA/TRAFFIC/METRICS FOR MY CONTENT ON FLIPBOARD?

If traffic directs back to your website from Flipboard, this traffic is captured in the same analytics tool that you currently use to measure your website traffic. This data will come in under “Flipboard.”

ARE THERE ANY MONETIZATION/REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES?

By adding your content to Flipboard Magazines, your stories can be picked up by one or more of our thousands of topics, driving new readers to your website. This referral traffic is the way for you to leverage Flipboard’s mobile audience with monetization on your own site.

Additional monetization programs coming soon.