The internet is a cavernous place. Opinion and insight can emerge from anywhere. Whether you’re new to Feedly or not, you want good, trusted publishers to teach you more about a certain topic, market or industry.
Feedly already digests and presents updates from the sources you value. But to really stay ahead of the curve, it pays to search beyond the publishers you already follow – to the blogs, articles, reports, and debates that are turning heads, but almost buried among the noise online.
That’s why we’ve given Feedly the ability to look further with Power Search across the web. It drills down into the specific information you want to find beyond your existing feeds and sources.
In this way, you can learn something new, discover new sources for future reference and easily share reputable insights with your colleagues and social network. It intersects the exact content you’re looking for with super-specific topics and publications.
Here’s what Power Search across the Web does, and how to use it.
Introducing Power Search across the web
Search is a relevance game. It’s easy to lose time in the wormhole of search engines. Meanwhile, the low hit rate of typical news aggregators and alert features can leave you pulling hairs out.
Feedly gets around this with a carefully vetted database of more than 40 million trusted web sources. Collectively, they publish 110 million articles, journals, and videos. on a daily basis.
But that’s still a crazy amount of info and analysis. So we help you refine this down with buckets– categories of publications that make a search super granular.
You can think of each bucket as a list of trusted publications that focus on a specific industry, function or topic. They tell the search exactlywhat to filter. You get hyper-relevant content that can be saved to a Feedly board and shared with your team or out into the wider world. Six popular buckets are surfaced automatically yet other, more narrow buckets can be chosen – we’ll show you how to do this later in our guide.
Discover what trade publications are saying about a company. Track topics on strategy sources. Bring up the conversation around a product in business magazines. The knowledge is yours to shape and tinker with.
Okay, let’s imagine you’re part of the Innovation Hub at Aéroports de Paris. You’re looking for ground-breaking stories and reports about the airline industry.
First, click on the search icon to open Power Search, select the new Across the web tab, and search for the airlines topic.
You get instant access to highly relevant articles from expert and trusted sources.
You can also search for companies, people, products, or other keywords you are interested in.
Narrow to specific publications
The initial search is performed against a set of default buckets: strategy magazines, trade publications, business magazines, and tech blogs.
But you can narrow your search to a specific slice of the web. Click on +PUBLICATIONS and lookup energy for example. This is a powerful way to find articles about airlines across a broad set of energy publications.
Refine your query with Leo topics and business events
You can refine your query by adding additional parameters (topics or business events) using the +AND operator.
For example, you can easily search for product launches related to the airline industry by combining the airlines smart topic and the product launch business event
Cut through the noise with Exclude
Okay, now let’s remove some results you 100% don’t want to find. For instance, any mention of COVID-19…
The Exclude feature allows you to filter out specific topics or keywords from the search results. Click on Exclude > +Topic and enter COVID-19.
If you are a power user, you can use the Title Only knob to let Feedly know if you want to search only in the title of articles or the entire content.
The where on the web feature also includes a funnel button gives you more control over which publications should be included in the buckets. Pick leading publications if you are searching for a popular term and pick all publications if you are searching for a niche topic and you want your search to be as broad as possible.
Make your Feedly better
Once you’ve discovered a great new article, you can click on the source name and see the other articles that the source has published. This is a powerful way to find new sources for niche topics.
If the content is highly relevant, you can use the +FOLLOW button to add that new source to one of your Feedly feeds and receive the next articles published by that source.
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