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What is the Difference Between Automated and Curated Shared Alerts?


The primary difference between automated and manual alerts lies in the level of control over the alert you desire.

Both types of alerts can contain any combination of sources, including:

  • RSS feeds
  • Web pages
  • Linex searches
  • 3rd party (API) searches (LexisNexis*, Twitter, Financial Times, PLC)
  • Incoming emails from other vendors
  • Article Collections containing handpicked content

Automated Alerts

Automated alerts will auto-update with new content coming from your included sources.

Content is displayed in a simple list (sorted by date order) or can be grouped by one of the following:

  • Alert Element ( each RSS feed / Web page / Search is its own section)
  • Publisher Type (law firm, publisher, government organisation, etc)
  • Publisher Name

There some basic editing options - such as editing titles and summaries of articles, promoting articles within a section, adding section headers and commentary and excluding articles altogether from the alert.

Alerts are automatically generated and are sent based on your chosen schedule.

Click here to learn how to create an alert.

Manual Alerts

Manual alerts give administrators complete control over the grouping of content (you can create your own topic headings) and other advanced editing tools.

A benefit over automated alerts is that while you are working on a manual alert, no new content will be added, unless you choose to load new content. Additionally, no content will publish in the alert which has not been reviewed and selected for inclusion and assigned a topic.

While sources may be auto-assigned to designated topics, articles from those sources may be moved around to other topics in a snap, meaning you can create that "perfect" alert for the relevant audience.

To learn more about how to create a manual alert, click here.

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