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Monitoring: Optimising Sources

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AMPLYFI’s Monitoring tab allows you to stay up to date on organisations or technologies that you are interested in through daily alert emails. It also allows you to create a library of documents that you can analyse further through our Analysis tab.  

In this blog, we will be sharing how to optimise your alert sources. First, let’s define some key vocabulary in relation to Monitoring:

Alert Topics

Alert Topics are keywords and concepts that you would like to be alerted on when they appear in relation to an organisation or technology that you have included in your Area of Interest. For example, you might want to be alerted to discussion of ‘new projects’ (the Alert Topic) in relation to ‘Amazon Web Services’ (the Single Interest).

Single Interest

A Single Interest is either an individual organisation or technology that you are interested in monitoring. For example, “electric vehicles.”

Area of Interest

An Area of Interest is a group of Single Interests that you would like to be updated on, usually that have some relation to each other. For example, an Area of Interest could include both “electric vehicles” and “smart cities.” 

Once you have created your first Single Interest to monitor, you will need to customise your Single Interest to ensure that the alert emails you receive are tailored to your needs. One of the ways to do this is by optimising the sources that are being searched. Below we will outline the default sources for each type of monitoring:

Competitor/ Customer/ Portfolio Monitoring 

When you choose a single interest (e.g. an organisation), in most cases two sources will be automatically searched:

  1. News sources, looking for the name of that organisation in news articles across the web. 
  2. The organisation’s own website (if it has been indexed by our tool).  

Technology Monitoring

You can set up DeepInsight to monitor a technology (or a topic) that you are interested in. Most technologies will appear in the dropdown list after you have searched for it. However, if the technology you are looking for is missing, you can add it by filling out some simple information. By default, DeepInsight will monitor news sources only.

These sources can provide interesting and useful alerts, but to make Monitoring more tailored to your needs, adding unique sources (i.e. those that you already use), will allow you to collate that information into one space. This will also save you time by allowing DeepInsight to go to these sources and look for relevant information all at once, rather than you going to each individual website.

How to Optimise Sources

Step 1 

On the setting page of your Area of Interest, click on the (+) next to Sources.

Step 2 

Select a data source from the dropdown menu. Your options include most websites, a database of press release websites, and RSS feeds that you already follow. You may also choose arXiv or Pubmed. ArXiv is a source that accesses pre-print academic papers and Pubmed has access to biomedical and life sciences literature. 

Step 3

Once you have selected a data source, for example, a website, you will need to enter the URL that you want to be searched. The URL is only needed for websites and RSS feeds. At this stage you can also choose which of your Single Interests (e.g. organisations or technology) you would like to search this data source for. If you choose “None,” this source will be searched for all single interests in and Area of Interest. (E.g., if you had three organisations in this Area of Interest, DeepInsight will search this source would for all 3 organisations and their associated Alert Topics).

Step 4

Click “Confirm” and the source will now be added to the list of sources in your settings dashboard for this Area of Interest. 

Now that you have added your first unique source, continue adding and removing sources until you have optimised the alert emails that you are receiving.

If you have any questions or have feedback about Monitoring, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or contact support@amplyfi.com.

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