While any curation strategy can benefit from manual article review, there are a number of reasons why you may wish to apply additional filters to the articles surfaced by UpContent's proprietary crawler in order to pre-screen articles for a specific purpose. This can be accomplished by adding a topic you previously created, with additional filters, to one of your collections.
Add Topics to Collections
Topics can be added to both newly created and existing collections. Adding topics to a collection does not limit your ability to manually add articles to the collection from a topic or manually add individual articles.
In both cases, you can add the topic by navigating to the Collection Editor and clicking ‘Sources’ from the list of tabs and then selecting 'Topic' from the label drop down next to the text box.
This will change the text box into another drop down where you can select the topic you wish to add.
You will then be prompted to select the topic parameters and limit you wish to apply. For example, you could set it so only the top three most relevant articles over a 30 day period make it to the collection by making:
- Sory by: Relevance
- Time: Month
- Limit: 3
NOTE: It may take a few minutes for the first articles in your feed to appear. Refill that lovely beverage and, when you get back, give the tab a refresh to see your new articles.
How Often will My Sources Be Refreshed?
Each time your topic is refreshed (2x/day), any new articles that meet the criteria you included when adding the topic as a source will appear within the collection.
Creative Uses of Topics within Collections
- Custom blended collections – Responsible for managing Collections for a number of franchisees or locations within your organization and would like to have discovered articles appear within their social media feed, email campaign, website, or digital screen? You can create a collection for each of these unique locations and connect appropriate topics as sources. When the configuration is complete, articles will automatically appear within the franchise or location-specific collections – blended with whatever other sources or articles were also sent into those groupings.
- Customizing integration paths – For those times when you would like the same article to flow to more than one destination (maybe a weekly email digest and your website), but you want the call-to-action provided by UpContent’s integration with Sniply to be different for each destination – or maybe you have articles around specific categories that should show on separate pages, but then be blended together on a ‘Latest News’ page. A parent-child Collection setup (similar to option 2, above) can do the trick.