Power Search across the web

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 exactly what 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. 

Run-through

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.

Go to Power Search across the Web and search for airlines

You get instant access to highly relevant articles from expert and trusted sources.

Search across the web for the topic airlines

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.

Search for the topic airlines in 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

Create more advanced queries with AND, OR, and Leo topics and events

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.

Use the exclude feature to filter out the noise

Advanced mode

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.

Use power search results to discover new insightful sources to follow

Your turn

15 million users are already using Feedly for their own trade and market analysis. Ready to join them? 

Cut to the heart of what matters. Set up your Feedly account today.

Save PDFs To Your Feedly Boards

You may know your way around our Feedly Boards already. They’re a place to save useful insights you’ve found in Feedly or around the web, and share them as newsletters with your teammates.

But insights can come from many kinds of media, including market reports, conference brochures, presentation decks, or whitepapers packed with industry knowledge. Typically, these exist in a PDF format.

Now, you can save PDFs to your Feedly Boards, so nothing is left out for a deep-dive understanding of a subject.

Here is a run-through

Let’s suppose you’re an analyst for JP Morgan, learning about breaking developments in financial services. Here’s how to add the PDFs you find to your Boards.

Say you come across a fantastic online market report. In this case, it’s all about the technologies set to disrupt financial services in the near future.

Copy the URL.

Then, return to your Feedly Board, choose + ADD STORY, and paste the URL.

Feedly will extract the PDF’s title automatically from metadata or the name of the file. You can also shorten and change the title yourself. 

Before you can save a story to a Board, add a summary.

Summaries show your team what they’re about to read and why it matters. They’ll also show up your Team Newsletter. 

Write your own, or do as we’ve done here and copy the first paragraph of the report’s summary.

Once you’re done, click ‘Save To Board’.

The Board should now have your PDF at the top.

It’ll stay there for anyone in your team to view and comment on. Add as many PDFs as you want to populate the Board, so you can easily access all the reference points you need in one place.

If your board is configured with a team newsletter or a Slack or Microsoft Teams notification, the PDF link will be automatically included and shared with your teammates.

Your turn

Follow these steps to add slides, brochures, guides, market reports and more to your Boards. Now that you can save any insights you come across, you can be sure that crucial information never escapes you or your team when building a fuller picture of a topic.

Get more out of Feedly now with Team Newsletters when you upgrade to our Business plan. You’ll also get additional Boards, sources and sharing functionalities.

Mute Market Reports with Leo

We heard from lots of users that market reports can be a considerable source of noise when you use keyword alerts to track updates about companies.

We are excited to announce a new Market Reports Leo topic. We have taught Leo to read articles and understand if they are about market reports so that you can easily mute them from your feeds and save hours.

Let us show you how it works

Let’s imagine you have keyword alerts to track updates about various Health companies such as Amgen, Novartis, and 23&Me.

Market reports represent a large portion of the articles in our feed

As you can see, a considerable amount of these articles are noisy market reports. Let’s train Leo to read this feed and filter out all the market report articles.

You can find the Mute Filters skill when clicking on Train Leo.

Find the Mute filters skill in your feed

In the Mute Filters editor, you can select the topics and keywords you want Leo to mute. Search for the new Market Reports Topic.

Search for the new #market reports Leo topic

You can see a preview of all the articles that Leo has recognized as Market Reports and that will be removed from the feed.

Leo mutes articles he recognizes as market reports

Leo will continuously read your feed and remove articles he identifies as market reports, letting you focus on the topics and trends that matter to you.

Our feed is now free from any noise coming from market reports

The Leo Market Report Mute Filter helps us cut through the noise and track company updates a lot more efficiently.

Yuan Shen Yu

Train Your Leo Now

We are excited to see how many Feedly users declutter their feeds and dig deeper into the topics and trends that matter to them. Sign up today and discover what Leo can do for you!

If you are interested in learning more about Leo’s roadmap, you can join the Feedly Community Slack. 2020 will be a thrilling year with new skills and bold experiments!

Feedly’s 25 Keyboard Shortcuts

At Feedly, we’re passionate about saving you time. Even seconds. So here’s another useful tip to speed up your reading flow!

When you press “?” anywhere in Feedly, you’ll see a list of all available keyboard shortcuts.

Here are all 25 shortcuts at a glance:

List of 25 shortcuts. Tip: Make sure that you do not have caps lock on!

Backed by popular requests from the community, today we introduce 2 new shortcuts: gg and t

gg – Jump to… Anywhere You Want

If you have hundreds of sources packed inside a dozen feeds, gg will be a simple way to search and navigate specific sources and feeds.

Use the gg shortcut to quickly jump to a feed, source or board in your Feedly

t – Save to Board

When you find an interesting article and want to save it to your boards – the shortcut t comes in handy.

Use the t shortcut to save an article to one of your boards

Wisdom from the Community

We take your feedback close to our hearts. Let’s team up on our journey to continuously improve your Feedly experience by joining the Feedly Community Slack channel.