Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

NC for Hire

Communities create news but it is always a good idea to mix with the outside world.  If you run a niche community, it is a good idea to stay on top of what is going on in the world related to your community.  One way to do this is to pull in relevant news into your community.   Google is obviously one of the best sources for news but up until recently there really wasn't a way to aggregate Google News without scraping and hacking.  Luckily that has changed.   Here is how to bring Google News feeds into your community.

Using the RSS Feed Module inside Ning

  1. You need to manually create a RSS feed URL.
  2. You can display them by “Top News”, topic, or search query.
  3. For Top News use the following format:
     
    https://news.google.com/news/rss
     
    To display the news by topic, use:
     
    https://news.google.com/news/rss/headlines/section/topic/{topic}                     If your topic has more than one word, separate the words like this:  Land%20Surveying
     
    If you want to have the news listed by the search query, use:
     
    https://news.google.com/rss/search?q={query}                                       If your topic has more than one word, separate the words like this:  Land%20Surveying
     

     Example:  https://news.google.com/rss/search?q=Land%20Surveying   will bring in latest news about Land Surveying like i have on this test page for Land Surveying News

  4. If you wish to have news in English and located from the United States sources, add the following query string to the URL to change country and language:
     
    &hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

Simply add a RSS module and plug the RSS feed into your page.

Using a RSS Feed Widget

If you have an RSSGround account, creating the Feed Widget is incredibly simple.   If not, simply create your account and explore all the awesome things you can do with RSS feeds, including creation of a robust widget to add to your community.

 

Let me know if you need any help!  There's an app for that!

New App for Getting Help with Your Ning Community

 

Related Posts:

Amazing Tool to Automate Your Content Discovery, RSS and Sharing Community Content

How to Create Search Feeds in Bing with a Simple Hack

TIP: Add Video Feed for Relevant Tags To Groups RSS Module

Time Saver: Your RSS Feeds for Location Tags on Ning

How to Get Google to Recognize Sitemap

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Social Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Social Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Is there anyway to bring in the thumbnails with these Google rss feeds? 

    • NC for Hire

      probably....but you might have to run the RSS feed through a spreadsheet using the IMPORTXML function first...

This reply was deleted.
 

Some interesting articles related to community management, digital marketing etc. could be found in our digest. Don't hesitate to leave a feedback so we would know that we should continue :-)

Latest Activity

Natalia Kravetz replied to Brandyn Shepherd's discussion
NING - Mobile App!
"This is definitely the most important feature that i'm waiting for. Having an app in their mobile i…"
1 hour ago
Anastasia_Ning_Support replied to Unpwn Producer's discussion
I need to secure my site
"Hello!
I`ve got a reply from our admins, seems like it is not possible to install a certificate yet…"
5 hours ago
Mariaconcetta left a comment on Creatori NING Italiani
"Ciao qualcuno disposto ad aiutarmi sono appena entrata in ning"
5 hours ago
Mariaconcetta is now a member of Ning Creators Social Network
6 hours ago
Steve C replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Ning3: How to Create a Combined Feed of All Forums Inside Groups
"Well, I appreciate it! I'm in the process of migrating to Ning 3 and I'm putting together the site…"
yesterday
Ceddy J liked ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion Simple Tip: How to Add a Responsive Hero Header to a Page in Ning
Saturday
Badan Barman posted a discussion
Respected forum members,I am looking for a modified Version of a Code to Display Advertisement at t…
Saturday
Tim replied to Anastasia_Ning_Support's discussion
What’s New on NING: Recap of the Latest Updates
"Perfect, works now, thank you!"
Friday
Unpwn Producer replied to Unpwn Producer's discussion
I need to secure my site
"Thank you!! I've been really busy and haven't had time to mess with things I'm not familiar with, h…"
Friday
Anastasia_Ning_Support replied to ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion
Question about "What's New With Ning" Module
"Hello Justin!
I have asked around, and if I understood your question correctly, you will not really…"
Friday
Anastasia_Ning_Support replied to Anastasia_Ning_Support's discussion
What’s New on NING: Recap of the Latest Updates
"Hello again!
We have refreshed a few things on our end and now the search results should display al…"
Friday
Anastasia_Ning_Support liked ⚡JFarrow⌁'s discussion New App for Getting Help with Your Ning Community
Friday
More…

Meanwhile, you can check our social media channels