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New Active Blacklisting: Mute Unwanted Sources Directly From Your Dashboard

Good news for Premium users: we just updated our Active Blacklisting feature to make it even easier to use. Here’s a quick look at what’s new…

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What is Active Blacklisting? Active Blacklisting allows you to refine your sources by filtering out data from certain domains or authors.

In its previous iteration, Blacklisting was only available through the Manager (Premium for Teams) or Account Page (Premium for One), which could turn out to be time-consuming if you had a lot of sources to blacklist. So we made it better and more accessible.

From now on, you’ll be able to blacklist articles, authors (by domain) or entire domains on your Premium Dashboard by simply clicking on the blacklist icon (the barred circle under the title of the article) in any item from any SmartFilters result.

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After blacklisting, articles from this author or domain will no longer be displayed in SmartFilters, and will no more be analyzed in the Social Pack widgets. An easy way to get rid of the noise! Better sources, better results.

Try it now by logging into your Premium dashboard. And as usual, let us know what you think in the comments section or on our UserVoice page.

Dashboard Intelligence, Product Updates

LeWeb'13 Deconstructed

Now that LeWeb’13 is over, it’s time to get an overview from all the data we collected. To do so we’ll use the dedicated dashboard we set up for the event. What does it teach us about the event? What trends does it uncover? What will “the next 10 years” be like? To find out, let’s use our Netvibes Premium analytic tools.

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Click here to download the high resolution chart.

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New Premium App: Twitter Search & Compare

Last year, we released our Facebook Search & Compare app for Netvibes Premium which allowed you, as the name aptly suggests, to compare different Facebook fan pages over time. Today we’re happy to introduce our brand new Twitter Search & Compare app which will allow you to do the same with search trends on Twitter, for a more comprehensive social media coverage.

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Many companies need multiple Twitter & Facebook handles for different product lines and countries. And social managers need to be able to monitor their social media in different ways. One view doesn’t tell you the whole story.

With our new Twitter Search & Compare App, you’ll be able to:

  • monitor & compare followers, following and tweets
  • include them in your analytics
  • track all of them side-by-side
  • compare them with other data (using our “drag & compare” feature)

We’ve also updated our Facebook Search & Compare app to include the “talk about” metric, which allow you to better track and compare Fan Pages and their followers.

Whether it’s on Facebook or Twitter, just search for the keywords, Fan Pages or Twitter users you want to track. Then add them to compare them with others. It’s that easy!

Want to go beyond monitoring? With Netvibes Premium, you can use our adaptive social analytics tools to spot real-time trends, uncover key influencers, and understand public sentiment and keyword clouds on Facebook, Twitter, forums, blogs and the entire Web. If you want to discover how powerful Netvibes Premium is for monitoring your brand, including social media, take a look at our demonstration video here.

Try Netvibes Premium for free for 14 days here.

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Universal Search for Netvibes Premium: Search Faster & Better

Until now, you could search through your Netvibes Premium dashboard by submitting queries which could turn out to be rather complex, depending on the specifity of what you were searching for. To simplify this process, while keeping it as powerful, we’re happy to annouce a brand new feature for all Premium subscribers: Universal Search.

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Reinventing the way you search inside your dashboards, Universal Search helps you find what you need, and find it easily : search everything, feeds and apps, and save results as a new App with continually updated search streams to help you save time.

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How to Create a Brand Monitoring Dashboard

Last week, we showed you why Dashboards are better for client reporting and why they make happier clients while considerably lowering your work load. Today, let’s dive in and explore how to create a brand monitoring dashboard from scratch using Netvibes Premium.

Step 1: Create Your Corpus

Populate it with content relevant to your brand. You can either add the content sources manually or let Netvibes Premium build an “auto-library” based on keywords of your choice. This will constitute your basic Corpus or library of sources you want to monitor and analyze. Unlike other solutions, only Netvibes lets you customize your corpus for industry-specific, noise-free results you can trust.

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You can be as specific as you want with the sources you want to include. Just go to Add Content (+) > Add a Feed and enter the URL of any source you would like to add. You can also add News or Social Search from the Essential Apps category or browse from our more than 500k feeds.

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MisoData showcase – compare public data for free!

There’s a world of interesting open data out there—from weather trends to stock prices to world census data. All of which is potentially very interesting, but in reality, raw CSV data is often quite boring. Enter MisoData.

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Today, we launched our new Open Data showcase dashboard, which you can play with here. Using our new MisoData feature, we are able to visualize that data, chart it in different ways, and even add forecasts or smooth average curves.

The best part is you can drag-and-compare anything to anything. Want to see how birthrates correlate to weather patterns? Interested if smartphone stock prices are correlated to the CPI index or affected by French politics? Just drag-and-compare!(*)

Of course, MisoData is only available to Premium users, but we wanted to create a dashboard where anyone can play with public, open data for free. So we made the Open Data showcase dashboard free for everyone to use and explore. 🙂

Have some interesting open data sources to contribute? Drop us a comment below or visit our Ecosystem to add it to the library. We’ll continue to update this dashboard with more sources of open data, so you’ll have even more interesting options to play with.

(*) Since this dashboard is for demo purposes, you won’t be able to save your creations—but you can play with many of its features, including drag-and-compare.

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Introducing Netvibes MisoData: Now Drag-and-Compare All Your Excel Spreadsheets and Data Reports, All on One Dashboard

Most employees report spending too much time gathering manual reports from different systems and departments, without being able to find what they need when they need it. Today, we introduced a new technology called MisoData that makes it easy to instantly compare any internal data or KPI–alongside external social trends–just by dragging and dropping.

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“MisoData begins where Excel ends. Now you can see all your reports on one dashboard, watch every chart update automatically, and drag-and-compare anything. You can literally see how your Sales correlate to your Social Media campaign, Supply Chain and Engineering Tickets,” said Freddy Mini, CEO Netvibes. “The magic of MisoData is that anyone can do it, even on an iPad. No IT, business analytics or database knowledge necessary. No more emailing Excel reports back and forth.”

  • Chart anything in just 3 clicks: Pick any Excel spreadsheet or CSV report from virtually any enterprise system or database. MisoData will chart all your reports beautifully on one dashboard–complete with forecasts, linear regression and average curves–without the need for IT involvement or custom data connectors.
  • Grow automatically: Watch last week’s estimates get replaced by this week’s actual numbers. MisoData syncs all your chart data automatically, so you’ll never need to run the same report each week. Instead of emailing Excel files back and forth, your team can simply check their dashboard from their iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry or desktop browser.
  • Drag-and-Compare everything: Drag any chart onto any chart for instant comparisons and correlations. Now you can instantly understand how different internal KPIs correlate with each other and even external social trends, competitive intelligence or regulatory affairs. No complex queries or business analytics–simply drag-and-compare.

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Agencies:Now you can roll your own social tool

There are always new social tools showing up. But they are made by others. But what if you could design your own? Made exclusively by your agency.

For years Netvibes has powered custom social dashboards and analytics for top agencies and global brands. Today, at The Advertising Research Foundation re:think and Social Media World Forum conferences in NYC and London, we announced the launch of Netvibes for your Agency: official workshops and packages to help agencies quickly design their own proprietary social tools for valued clients.

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Netvibes for your Agency will be featured on Netvibes.com for the next few weeks (as always, you can still Sign In or Try Netvibes Basic at the top). Agencies can sign up for free workshops on how to design, customize and resell their own social tools using Netvibes. Netvibes for your Agency also offers agencies an exclusive quick start package for teams of five, including training and development of your first dashboard.

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Feature Spotlight: Push Publishing, instantly send updates to your team

One of the most praised features of Netvibes Premium is “Push Publishing”. Imagine being able to propagate live content to your teams or clients, through your dashboard in custom tabs, Web apps, automated alerts or emails.

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Let’s take a real life example: you work at an agency specialized in the wine industry and you use Netvibes Premium Dashboards to gather information and spread it across your social media team. While researching for your client, you stumble upon a new blog about E & J Gallo Winery, a hot new Napa valley competitor, so you decide to track and analyze it in a new tab on your Master Dashboard. You can then push it to the rest of your team’s individual dashboards through Push Publishing. Easy, right? And you can later update it with new sources or remove sources that are not relevant anymore, etc.

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New Real-Time Search Streams: When everything that matters flows to you…

…there’s no need to search anymore. You’ll already know it. This is something that will change the world of search forever.

In our ongoing quest to help you dashboard, monitor and analyze everything, we started to rethink search and what search means on the real-time Web. The traditional workflow is to type in a keyword to a search engine and then manually sort through an endless stack of search result pages. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to automatically track search results as a real-time search stream instead?

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