I’m excited to announce that we just released a new update to the Listening Engine — Custom Curated RSS feeds.
With this new feature you now have your own curated RSS feed that you can easily plugin into your own email software, social platforms, and more to create some pretty nice automated curated actions.
Watch the short overview below to see this new feature in action:
Creating a Curated Email Newsletter
With this new feature it’s now easier than ever to create a daily curated newsletter that is automatically delivered to your subscribers. All you have to do is click a button to curate 3-5 stories a day and you now have a simple curated newsletter.
This will work for just about any email provider out there from ActiveCampaign, Aweber, or Mailchimp (or just about any email provider) to create a curated newsletter.
Now with just a few clicks you can have an completely automated daily curated email newsletter.
Below I’ll briefly go over how to make this happen but here are the steps at a high level:
- Connect your RSS feed to your email software (simple and easy to do, see links below)
- Fire up your Listening Engine reading page
- Make sure you have the News Page options turned on (see settings link at top right)
- When you see a story you want to curate click the News Icon and the story will be added to your custom RSS feed.
- Bonus: want to add your own commentary? It’s simple, click on the commentary box and this will be the text that is served to your subscriber instead of the brief summary.
Using Curated RSS Feed with Top Email Providers:
You’ll find that with just about any email provider all you have to do is copy and paste your Custom RSS feed and you’re good to go from there.
Automate Your social sharing (with curation)
There’s a few ways to do this. First I’ll share how to do this with 2 of the most popular social management platforms in the market. Below this you’ll find how to expand on this using a services like Zapier or IFTTT.
So with your RSS feed all you have to do is follow on of the directions below:
You can use this same RSS feed to connect to services like Hootsuite or BUffer and when you add a curated piece of content it will be automatically picked up and published.
Advanced Curated Feed Magic
That’s just the tip of the iceberg on what you can do with your new custom curated RSS feed. When you add a service like Zapier or I
You can also do ths with a service like Zapier or IFTTT you open up a whole slew of new awesome connections and ways to send out custom curated content.
Full Tutorial on Using Custom RSS Feed