Up-to-the-minute RSS feeds on a massive scale

Media monitoring services face a challenge keeping up with the exponential growth of the web. Content from the web is a mass of unstructured data that is constantly changing form, growing and increasing in complexity. It feels as though there’s an infinite number of social media accounts, blogs, forums, news articles and reviews and message boards — and you’re responsible for delivering up-to-the-minute reports on all of it.

How do you sift through the heaps of data to refine it into usable information, knowledge and wisdom?

Maximize Effective News Coverage that Delivers Relevant Results

The answer lies in accessing as much structured web data as possible, filtering and consuming the exact data you need on demand – and at scale.

Webhose’s RSS monitoring crawls and regularly indexes updated web content from a huge repository of news sources — millions of posts per day – and also offers access to a massive repository of historical data. That’s the kind of comprehensive coverage you need to easily identify trends, measure sentiment or mentions of a particular person or entity and ensure you’re not missing any important news sources.

Our rich data and intuitive API is used by the world’s leading media monitoring companies to perform  data mining and analysis of the world’s online news, and to pre- filter the information based on parameters such as language, country, author and publication data for each and every news source. That way, you’ll only receive the information you want to receive from relevant news sources.

In short, we turn news content into RSS feeds you can consume on demand.

Read more about how we extract data from the web.

Extract and Structure Your Online News Content

RSS, which stands for “really simple syndication,” or “rich site summary,” is a means to aggregate content from various media and news publications. It structures your online news content in a standardized, machine-readable feed so that almost any website with text can be translated into a custom RSS feed. This ease of use and its ability to integrate into any API or code make it a perfect choice for content monitoring curation and aggregation.

RSS is a vital tool for developers needing to deal with the writhing mass of web content as a structured data feed.

Webhose.io supports RSS as an output format for crawled web data, along with JSON, XML and XLS.

Read more about how our news API extracts and structures your media content.

Comprehensive News Coverage

Many news APIs provide only snippets or headlines, but Webhose’s RSS monitoring delivers the news story and reader comments, as well as the article title, publication, and any other data points that can be used for a wide array of data analysis. Access to these selections of broader datasets are the first step to many different types of news data analysis such as identifying fake news or the inaccuracy of political surveys and polls.

Low Latency Access

Comprehensive coverage is worthless if it takes too long to deliver results. Webhose’s RSS monitoring offers low latency with up-to-the-minute access to news articles, blogs, forums, social media accounts, and more.

Increase Your Media Monitoring at Scale

Manually adding RSS feeds from the different news sources that spring up daily requires significant time and resources. Our RSS monitoring automatically and methodically extracts machine-readable data from news websites to provide round-the-clock analysis with low latency from a huge repository of news sources -- so you don’t have to.

Laser-Focused Granularity

Do you need to cover major news websites like CNN or prominent industry bloggers? Are you looking only for sources after a particular date? A group of specific keywords to monitor sentiment? A certain number of social media likes? Our RSS monitoring offers laser-focused granularity to maximize effective news coverage so you aren’t weighted down with news sources that aren’t relevant.

Full Transparency

With RSS feeds, you won’t have to rely on social media algorithms that are susceptible to manipulation or the infamous filter bubble. Instead, you’ll monitor all sources that could be relevant for your project.

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