Posts tagged social-media

How to Add Your Instagram Pictures to Our Index

Search.gov Home > Admin Center > YourSite > Manage Content > Instagram

ALERT: Instagram now requires accounts to grant permission to index their images via an integration between systems. Since this integration will not be possible for Search.gov in the foreseeable future, we’re exploring other options. Our Instagram index was last updated in June 2016. Any images in our index prior to that date will continue to be shown on your search results page, as long as you do not remove your Instagram account from the Admin Center. If you remove your account, any photos in our index will be permanently deleted from our system. This help manual page is for historical reference only.

Tell Us About Your Instagram Account

Provide us with the username for your Instagram Account.

When you’re logged into Instagram, you can see your username at https://instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/edit/ (External link).

For example, the Instagram username for the Department of Labor is usdol (External link).

Opt to Display Your Instagram Pictures

When you add the username for your Instagram account, we’ll automatically index all of the pictures in your account.

On the image results page, we’ll display the pictures from your Instagram account by default. If you’d like to backfill them with the standard image results from your website, email us and we’ll turn on your web images for you.

See the sample results page below that shows image results displayed on DOL.gov for a search on minimum wage.

Image results from Flickr & Instagram


Did you know? Do you have a multimedia gallery on your website for your agency’s photos, images, videos, podcasts, or other multimedia content? Do you use a content management system, database, or media RSS (MRSS) feed to power this gallery? You can index MRSS feeds so that your multimedia content is automatically included in your search results.

Did you know? You can also tell us about your Flickr photostream. Note that searchers see interspersed results from both Flickr and Instagram. If you have a lot of duplicate images in the two services, consider listing only one in the Admin Center.

Troubleshooting tip: Flickr and Instagram results appear on the newly redesigned results page only. Email us at search@support.digitalgov.gov if you’re ready to turn on the new results page.

How to Add Your YouTube Videos to Our Index

Search.gov Home > Admin Center > YourSite > Manage Content > YouTube

Tell Us About Your YouTube Channel

Provide us with the full URL for your YouTube channel.

Some channels use a visitor-friendly name and are in the user folder (such as https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision for NASA).

Others use an alphanumeric string and are in the channel folder (such as https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCryGec9PdUCLjpJW2mgCuLw for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory).

Either URL format works.

Opt to Display Your Videos

When you add the URL for your YouTube channel, we’ll automatically index your videos—both your uploaded videos and playlists.

We’ll show the videos by default. You can toggle the settings for showing your videos on the Display Overview page, choosing to show them as a facet, inline module, or both.

Facet

Videos Facet on DigitalGov.gov

Inline Module

Inline Module on DigitalGov.gov

You can edit the default facet label, Videos, on the RSS page.


Did you know? Do you have a multimedia gallery on your website for your agency’s photos, images, videos, podcasts, or other multimedia content? Do you use a content management system, database, or media RSS (MRSS) feed to power this gallery? You can index MRSS feeds so that your multimedia content is automatically included in your search results.

How to Add Your Flickr Images to Our Index

Search.gov Home > Admin Center > YourSite > Manage Content > Flickr

Tell Us About Your Flickr Photostream

Provide us with the full URL for your Flickr photostream. Most photostreams are in the photos folder (e.g., https://www.flickr.com/photos/hudopa for HUD). Some photostreams are in the groups folder (such as https://www.flickr.com/groups/usagov for USA.gov).

The URL must be for your overall photostream. You cannot specify individual photos, sets, favorites, or maps.

Opt to Display Your Flickr Images

When you add the URL for your Flickr photostream, we’ll automatically index all of the images in your photostream.

On the image results page, we’ll display the images from your Flickr photostream by default. If you’d like to backfill them with the standard image results from your website, email us and we’ll turn on your web images for you.


Did you know? Do you have a multimedia gallery on your website for your agency’s photos, images, videos, podcasts, or other multimedia content? Do you use a content management system, database, or media RSS (MRSS) feed to power this gallery? You can index MRSS feeds so that your multimedia content is automatically included in your search results.

Did you know? You can also tell us about your Instagram account. Note that searchers see interspersed results from both Flickr and Instagram. If you have a lot of duplicate images in the two services, consider listing only one in the Admin Center.

Troubleshooting tip: Flickr and Instagram results appear on the redesigned results page only.

How to Add Your Tweets to Our Index

Search.gov Home > Admin Center > YourSite > Manage Content > Twitter

Provide us with the @handle for your Twitter account(s). Your @handle is your agency’s username used within Twitter. When you’re logged into Twitter, you can see your username at https://twitter.com/login?redirect_after_login=/settings/account (External link).

For example, the Twitter username for the Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is @FAFSA.

When you add your Twitter @handle, we’ll automatically index and display your tweets. Select the option, Show tweets from my lists, to index the tweets for all members of your lists.

If you don’t want to display your tweets, simply delete your Twitter handle.

See the sample results page below that shows a recent tweet displayed on Federal Student Aid for a search on loans.

Search result with a tweet on Federal Student Aid

Searchers will see the most recent tweet (posted within the past three days) that matches their search term.