Create A Channel Feed From Any Google Search


If you’re like many social content managers, you subscribe to a variety of topics to find content that you want to share with your team. Usually, this takes a lot of time when you need to go to each source, read it, and when you find something of interest, copy and paste it into GaggleAMP.

You can now spend that time elsewhere! GaggleAMP has significantly streamlined this process by combining Google Alerts and our Content Feed feature. Create a Content Feed that pulls the qualified content into your Gaggle and either automatically turns it into your choice of Activity, or aggregates all content for your review within GaggleAMP.

Going the latter route, you can easily scroll through the headlines and when you find the content you think is worth sharing, click the duck icon (desktop) or options button (mobile) to send it to your team as an Activity. 

Here’s how that works.

Note: You must be signed in to a Google account to perform these steps.

Start by navigating to the Google Alerts page.

  1. Enter your search term(s) and hit ‘Return’ or ‘Enter’ or click on the ‘Create Alert’ button.

  2. Select the pencil option to further refine your settings.

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    Options include:
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    1. How often do you receive the alert
    2. What sources do you wish to receive alerts from
    3. Language settings
    4. Region settings
    5. How many alerts do you want to receive
    6. Where to deliver the results of the alerts. Here you will want to select 'RSS' to generate a link for GaggleAMP to use in the content feeds.
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  3. Choose ‘Update alert’ when you have all of your additional options configured.

Now the alert has been configured. If you correctly configured the ‘Deliver to’ as ‘RSS feed,’ you will see a beacon on the alerts page. Hover over that and right right-click the icon and select ‘Copy Link Address.’

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Creating a Content Feed in GaggleAMP

Navigate to GaggleAMP and select ‘Content Feeds’ then ‘Manage Feeds.’

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In the upper right corner, select ‘Create New Feed.’

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A slider will appear. Choose ‘Feed’ then select ‘Next: Source URL.’

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Here you will take the URL you copied when creating the RSS in Google Alerts and paste it into the Web Feed.

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Select ‘Next: Configure Feed.’ Here is where you will determine what this feed does inside your Gaggle. 

If it is eligible for AutoAMP, you’ll see you can toggle on the ability to automatically take content appearing in this feed and turn it into an Activity.

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If you choose to toggle on AutoAMP, you will need to configure the following:

  • Activity Type: Turn this alert into a Facebook Share, LinkedIn Share, or Twitter Share. Once you select the type of Activity to create, you’ll then select how long after the content is sourced that the Activity should be created.
  • Days Active: How many days will this activity be available to your Gaggle Members?
  • Maximum New Activities per Day: Some feeds are noisier than others. Add the maximum number of automatically generated Activities that can be created from one feed each day.
  • Points: The amount of points assigned to each Activity.
  • Activity Configuration:
    • Enable Member AI-Paraphrasing - This is a paid add-on feature in which your Members can use AI-Powered Paraphrasing for Members to create alternative content from a Manager-delivered Activity. For more information on AI-Powered Paraphrasing for Members, review this knowledge base document.
    • Auto AI-Paraphrasing for Each Member - This is a paid add-on feature for Managers that allows the Managers to deliver content that has already been converted into AI alternative Activities to your Members. For more information on AI-Powered Paraphrasing for Managers, review this knowledge base document.
    • Allow change to text content? Checking this box will allow your Members to make changes to the text. If you check the box, you can also set the parameters to allow your Members to add text before or after the original Activity or to edit the full text provided.
  • Send Activities to Member Group/s: Determine which Group(s) of Members should receive these Activities.
  • Send all Activities to Channel/s: Determine which Channel(s) of Members should receive these Activities. 

Once configured, you can now create the Content Feed. It will appear at the top of your Content Feed list.

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Selecting the three dots under Action will also allow you to process the feed immediately, make edits, and delete the feed. If you select ‘Disable,’ the feed will not be removed but it will not process any new content until it is re-enabled. 

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