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News & Blogs

Customer Stories, Staff Recognition, Wellness Tips, Policy Changes. Put News & Blogs front and center on your intranet and deliver a message that sticks.

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Get your message across

Your intranet thrives on fresh content. From business-critical updates to the latest productivity tips, The GreenOrbit News & Blogs feature makes it easy for approved content creators to publish engaging stories.
Use built-in templates to make your intranet pages look consistent and professional
Stay organized with categories. CEO Announcements, Policies, Events, Employee Blogs – create as many categories as you need. Want a separate news feed for your retail stores? Create a category for each store – then push new articles out to the relevant categories. 
Easily drag and drop components onto a page – images, calendars, news, maps and more
Schedule content for publishing and set expiry dates
Set security levels for viewing, creating and approving page content
Link to pages via URL

Engage your employees

Stop sending emails that no one reads
Give content pride of place on your intranet - where everyone can see it
Personalize the experience - target articles to specific groups and pages, or go company-wide
Cut through the noise with an eye-catching carousel that links through to articles

Empower your content creators

Bring ideas to life with an easy-to-use text editor – no technical skills required
Get creative with rich text, tables, video, images, links and more
Keep control with a streamlined approval process
Create articles from scratch or pull in an RSS feed

Keep it fresh

A good intranet becomes great in the hands of your people. With a simple click, approved team members can submit an article or blog post - and create the content in a feature-rich text editor. Taking it a step further, they can share and amplify the article by tagging it to appear in social #channels.

Keep control

Sharing content authorship is great – to a point. Keep quality high and errors low with a clear approval process. Manage the flow of content by scheduling articles or setting expiration dates. Use Intranet Analytics to check engagement metrics and fine-tune content creation.

Schedule content for publishing

Want to get on top of things? Why not get ahead of yourself and schedule your articles for future publishing? Create your article as soon as you have the content ready and simply schedule the publish date in the future, and GreenOrbit will do the rest!

Set expiry dates

Keep on top of your content housekeeping by setting expiry dates! If the article is no longer valid, for example it may have been promoting an event that has passed, or a promotion / offer that has ended – you can include an expiry date so that the article will automatically drop out of the newsfeed – saving you time an energy! Expiry dates are also a great way to keep your Content Owners regularly reviewing their content. The feature allows you to set an alert 1 day or 1 week out from expiry date so you can review your content and either allow it to expire or refresh it and reset the expiry date. Expiry dates also feature in other GO applications including Layout Manager and CMS Pages and Files.

Pin an article

If you’re publishing articles to your Newsfeed regularly, however, there may be an article you want to keep at the ‘top of the pile’ for a while – you can use the Pin feature. This allows you to set an article to be “pinned” to a position in the Newsfeed, ensuring it stays visible for longer. This is particularly useful if you’re publishing a lot of news, or if you have a workforce who may not be regularly checking the newsfeed.

Recover a deleted article

Did you know if you delete an article by mistake, you can always recover it from the recycle bin! Articles in the Recycle Bin are not searchable, so you don’t need to worry about them appearing in Search Results and they can only be accessed by Content Owners with the correct permissions.

Link to another piece of content via URL

Consider your Newsfeed as THE place to promote content. You may have published a press release, or a blog post on your website or perhaps there’s an interesting industry news story you want to share - save having to recreate the article, just link to it. This is also a great way to promote content ON the intranet as well by promoting it via the Newsfeed.

Cut through the noise with an eye-catching carousel

The carousel is a great eye-catching way to grab the attention of the employee…a picture tells a thousand words as they say. Carousels, help break up blocks of text and give users visual clues about what the content is all about. It’s also a great space-saver as it allows you to determine how many articles, you’d like the carousel to transition through.

If you are struggling to find a suitable image there are some great free sites out there, free of royalties.

Pixabay
Pexels
Unsplash

Make everyone a contributor to Newsfeeds…. but keep an eye on it!

The more the merrier! You could make everyone in your organization a contributor to News…. you never know what excellent and surprising articles you’ll get through. To be on the safe side you can set permissions so that articles must be approved before they go live.

Grow the audience by tagging the article to appear in your social channels

By adding #hashtags to your articles you’ll be sharing it with the corresponding GreenOrbit social channel. By using multiple #tags, your content will be distributed across multiple #channels and as such, amplifying your audience!

Create articles from an RSS feed

RSS feeds are a great way to bring external news and information into your intranet. This could be from one of your preferred news publishers, or a trade magazine or industry news site. Set and forget: simply create a news category and specify the RSS URL, then drag & drop it onto a page. A super easy way to keep your content fresh and up to date.

Use intranet analytics 

Don’t forget to check your analytics regularly to see how your news stories are performing, which ones are doing well and attracting readership, and which ones aren’t….do some analysis to see what type of articles are appealing to your audience….and make a content plan to support these trends. 
More information on analytics

GreenOrbit Help 

Finally, don’t forget the GreenOrbit help site where you can find out about all the news functionality and much more
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