If you’ve ever heard of or perhaps read quite often on Google News, Line Today, UC News, etc., then those are some examples of Content Aggregator platforms.
Simply put, a Content Aggregator is a site or an app that collects content from various sources into one place, making the users to easily and quickly access diverse content all in one feed.
Based on its type, the content aggregator is split into 2 categories; blog and news aggregators.
A blog aggregator will collect content from different blogs like WordPress and so on.
Meanwhile, news aggregator only focuses on collecting content from various news sites.
There is one more, additionally, which is a multimedia aggregator that exclusively collects video and audio content.
Instead of visiting dozens of different sites to find any updates, you can see all of them in a single feed.
How to Create a Content Aggregator with Utas?
Creating a content aggregator requires quite complex technology, and typically only programmers can make it. Content aggregators such as Flipboard, UC News, and others definitely have developers behind them.
However, none of those things apply if we use Utas; we can still create content aggregators ourselves without the need to hire any programmers. Then how to make it with Utas? Now we will dive into it in this article.
What are the things needed?
With Utas, creating your own content aggregator is very simple. There are several things you need to prepare, including:
- Utas Profile. It is used as an engine that will process the content from the source we select.
- RSS Feeds. This is a source of content in the form of links.
- Domain. An active domain is used to make your Utas Profile looks more professional.
The very first thing we need to prepare is the Utas Profile. It is used as an engine that will process the content from the source we select.
In addition, there are also several platforms that we can also use, one of which is the WordPress plugin. Yet the price is quite expensive, which is $59 per site each year. And that doesn’t include other costs such as domains and servers, compatible template procurements, and setup & maintenance costs.
Meanwhile, with Utas, you only need to spend $10 per month. No need to pay again for the server, and incur setup & maintenance fees.
What’s more, using Utas as a content aggregator also allows you to monetize some other things like opening consultation services and selling digital products as well as physical products. Plus, Utas can install ad slots (coming soon) which will add sources of income for the content aggregators you create.
Even you can import an unlimited amount of text, video, or audio content into Utas.
This is a source of content in the form of links. Usually, blog sites already auto-provide an RSS feed to retrieve. As for sites that do not provide it, we can simply create our own using the rss.app platform.
As mentioned above, at least we need an active domain to make our Utas Profile looks more professional. Actually, even without the domain itself, we can still access the content aggregator using the default URL from Utas.
How to Get Started?
Creating a content aggregator with Utas is very easy. You can simply follow the steps below:
- Set up an RSS feed from any content sources you want. This can be from blogs, anchor audio, Soundcloud or other podcast providers, Youtube videos, and so on.
- If the content source you select does not include an RSS Feed, then you can provide it yourself by using the rss.app platform.
- After that, firstly activate the custom domain in Utas. You can learn how to do it here.
- Next, import the content with the auto-post feature in Utas. Simply learn how to do it here.
- Now you just have to wait for the import process, and once it’s finished, you can share the post directly on your social media. If you don’t have time, then there is an option for you to auto-share (coming soon).
As for the example, you can see the final result at https://flash.kirinews.com/.
That’s the case study for this time. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box below.