RSS Feed Ingestion

If you have an RSS feed to your blog or other content, Energy Central can set it up to automatically be 'ingested' into our Content Platform.  Just provide us with your RSS Feed URL.
 

How It Works

Once your Feed is set up, Energy Central will pull new posts into its Content Publishing platform.

  • The posts from your Feed will be reviewed based on the same rules for all contributed content.
  • Approved posts will be released into the community Group or Channel that your Feed is associated with.

Posts from your Feed will be attributed to you (for a Member Feed) or your organization (for an Organization or Channel Feed) or both you and your organization (Hybrid Feed).

Since your imported Feed content is treated like all other contributed content, users will be able to like, follow and comment on your Feed posts.


Member Feed

A Member Feed is typically a professional blog produced by an individual.

Content from a Member Feed will be posted under your personal member account on Energy Central. Each of your content items will be connected to a specific member profile.


Organization Feed

Organization Feeds can be either non-commercial or commercial.

Our commercial partners financially support the ongoing development, maintenance, and growth of the Energy Central Network.

Organization Feed content is posted under a generic member account (example: BobCo Feed) for your organization account. Each content item is connected to the generic member profile, and to the organization profile.


Hybrid Feed (member + organization)

A Hybrid Feed combines a Member Feed with an Organization Feed.

Both the Member and the Organization will be recognized in the published content. This type of feed is appropriate when an organization has multiple Feeds, each one associated with a specific person (expert blogs).

Content items from a Hybrid Feed will be connected to both the member profile and the organization profile.


Custom Channel Feed

Custom Channels provide a unique opportunity to brand your content within the Energy Central Network. They are single ‘owner’ channels that distribute content for one member or organization.

A Custom Channel Feed will direct your RSS Feed content into your Custom Channel. You (or your Organization’s approved members) can still directly post content into the Custom Channel.


Where Does Your Content Go?

Your approved posts will be published in the community Group or Channel you have selected for your Feed.

They may also be published in the Group and parent Network newsletters as well as the Energy Central Pulse newsletter, a summary of the top content from the entire site.

If your Feed is for you (Member Feed), your posts will also be available through your member profile on Energy Central.

If your Feed is for your organization (Organization Feed) your posts will additionally be available through your organization’s profile.
 

What Reporting Do You Get?

RSS Feed content is treated the same as direct post content. This means that you will be able to see views, likes, and comments in your member account. Total usage also counts towards your total member statistics. Activity on your content will also be delivered via email in a weekly Contributor Update.

If your content is also posted for your organization, the organization account administrators will have access to usage statistics as well.
 

Getting Started

If your Feed is non-commercial:

Contact our content team at community@energycentral.com to get started. Please include contact information (name, phone, email) so we can respond.

You will need to provide the URL to your Feed for evaluation. Also, include the target community group that you think your Feed content should go into.

We usually respond within a week with the next steps.

If your Feed is commercial:

There are several options for including your Feed content in the Energy Central platform.

Your Feed will be associated with your organization. The content can be promoted into a targeted community group.

Alternatively, your Feed can be associated with a custom Channel and all content will be directed into that Channel.

For more information or assistance, please contact sales@energycentral.com or 303-782-5510.

Not sure if you have a feed?

  • If a site is built using WordPress, simply add /feed to the end of the URL, for example, https://example.wordpress.com/feed. You can also do this for category and pages, to get specific RSS feeds.
    Read more here.
     
  • If a site is hosted on Blogger, simply add feeds/posts/default to the end of the URL, for example, http://blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default.
    Read more here.
     
  • If a blog is hosted on Medium.com, simply insert /feed/ before the publication’s name in the URL. For example, medium.com/example-site becomes medium.com/feed/example-site. You can do the same thing for individual author pages, if you want.
    Read more here.