Third party data can be added to Meltwater through an RSS Feed. RSS can be used as inputs to your Newsfeed, Newsletter, Digest Reports, most Widgets and the Inbox for web and mobile.
When looking for an RSS feed to be incorporated, websites or blogs often highlight if they have an RSS from their page with the following RSS icon.
You'll be able to tell if it opens to an RSS feed if the layout of the page is written in HTML coding.
Adding an Incoming RSS Feed
Check out this product tutorial which will walk you through these steps on your screen!
Select Content in the left-hand side navigation bar
Select Incoming RSS Feed
Select Create Incoming RSS Feed
Input the Feed URL and Select I Agree with the Terms and Conditions. Select Next
A preview of the content will load. Enter the name of the feed, note that this will be displayed in other areas of the platform and your reports that this feed is added to.
Integrate your RSS into other features
Now that your RSS Feed is bringing content into your platform, you can include this data in to multiple sections of your platform:
To include your RSS feed data into your existing searches this can be done via the sourcebase for the searches. For further details, please review this article here for steps to building a Custom Source Selection.
When creating a new report or editing an existing one, select Inputs and scroll to the bottom of the dropdown menu to select the RSS Feeds to be included. For further details on how to edit your reports, check out this product tutorial which will walk you through the steps on your screen!
RSS feeds are available as inputs into your widgets within Dashboards both when initially creating the dashboard or adding new widgets. As all widgets are not compatible with RSS Feed data, when selecting a widget to add to your dashboard please check the widgets information details on the right-hand side.
Newsletters and Newsfeeds
Incorporating RSS Feed data into your Outputs is also available under the dropdown menu for inputs. If you have combined your RSS Feed data into your search folders which are already sending content to your Newsletter or Newsfeed, please note that this will be sharing the data through to your output without the need for the RSS Feed to be selected within Outputs.
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