Filtr8 Quick Guide

What is it all about?

Filtr8 is a powerful, yet simple and friendly marketing platform which helps you to better engage your visitors using the clever, relevant and informative content which our engine discovers for you around the web.

Imagine you run a Health Food store. Wouldn't it be great if you could share with your visitors this story? Or maybe this one? How about the whole magazine of engaging articles, highly relevant to your passion and to interests of your visitors? And what if you could mix into this magazine your own products, stories and promotions, let people subscribe to updates, or convert them to customers?



Filtr8 enables you to do exactly this. You become a publisher of your own brand magazine with great stories from around the web, brought to you automatically by our discovery engine. 

P
roviding relevant, informative and smart content to your customers and visitors is an excellent way to grow audience engagement, improve customer retention, increase your sales and establish your brand's position as a thought leader in your industry.

Filtr8 delivers the newly discovered articles into your Filtr8 Newsroom where you can explore them and decide which ones to publish or share to social networks. You define your media feeds just once and Filtr8 keeps looking for new relevant items.

Here is a quick guide to get you oriented. It's all really simple.

Setting it up


After the registration you will be taken into Create Feed screen where you can select your subjects, preview your feed and activate it, once the preview looks good.

Please see this short video about creating Filtr8 feeds:


Select content to publish

After you create your feed you will be taken into your Newsroom screen where you can explore the discovered content and decide which articles to publish to your magazine or share on your social networks.



Note: after publishing the article, it will be moved from New to Published view. You can change the title, description, or image of any published article using the Edit button available on articles in the Published view. You can also add any article to the Featured slideshow on top of the magazine to make it more emphasized.

Add the magazine to your website

Each Filtr8 magazine has a unique and permanent URL, and can be embedded into your web site - just as a YouTube video.

Note: If you are using Filtr8 via our Easy Magazine app on platforms like Wix or Weebly, you don't need to worry about this - the embedding is done automatically for you.

For other platforms like WordPress or self-hosting options, click
Sidebar -> Magazine -> Settings and copy the text from the Link for embedding box. You can use this link to display your magazine on the variety of website publishing systems - all of them support the embedding of the external content.

You can adjust colors of the magazine's elements using Sidebar -> Magazine ->  Design (or in App Settings if you use our Easy Magazine app for Wix).


Convert your readers into subscribers and customers


Your visitors will spend a lot of time in your magazine. This is the perfect opportunity to convert them into customers and new leads for your business.
Use Sidebar -> Magazine -> Settings -> Customization tab to define when and how to engage them.

You can configure the timed calls to actions and subscription popups to collect visitors emails or drive them to your landing and product web pages.

You can also customize the content of the "Powered by Filtr8" popup window and let your visitors and clients subscribe to updates.



Note: Filtr8 sends automatic email notifications to magazine's subscribers about the new content you published, so they will come back to your website and see the newly published articles as well as your promotional materials.

Drive traffic to your website with advanced sharing


When you share articles from your Newsroom to social networks, you can direct readers to the magazine page at your website. The article shared in this way will be automatically open in your magazine, so your visitors will enjoy reading it and at the same time will come to your website and stay there.

To share an article in such a way:
(1) click the Advanced options button
(2) select a sharing option
(3) click a network you want to share to



Note 1: in a similar manner you can use Share with call to action option. You can share any article from your Newsroom with attached call to action text and link to the web page you wish to promote.

Note 2: from your Manage Feeds screen you can export your Filtr8 feed in RSS format, having all article links replaced with the corresponding call-to-action or share-in-magazine links. In this way you can connect RSS feed to external social media services, such as Buffer or Hootsuite, and have all of your articles shared automatically using advanced options.

Publish your own content to the magazine


Use Sidebar -> Add article to add your own products, blog posts or promotional materials to your magazine. Items which you add will be immediately published.


Automate publishing of new articles


Set the number of the new articles to be published daily, and if the new articles are found on that day, the most relevant ones will be published to your magazine automatically. In your Newsroom they will appear under the 'Published' view.


Explore and get more content about your subject


At any times you can explore and get more of relevant and engaging content related to your subject using several research tools.

1. Explore your subject from different perspectives. Using this option you can discover, share and publish really cool, unexpected content!



2.Find more articles similar to the selected one. You can do it for any article - new, archived or published one.


Check out important tips for getting the most out of your Filtr8 system!  



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