This widget allows you to pull a customized tag search into your campaign. The Search Stream will automatically update with the latest tweets with your selected hashtag.
This feature is particularly handy if you have a specific product or contest hashtag; fans will be able to stay updated with the latest tweets relevant to your campaign. It also lets fans know that their tweets are being seen using your hashtag, creating social proof for your campaign.
Just follow these simple steps, and your custom search will be ready to keep fans updated!
Let’s make sure we’re on the same page…
Make sure that you:
- are logged into your Heyo account.
- have the campaign you want to edit opened.
- have the “Add Widgets” tab selected at the top of the right-hand toolbar.
For this tutorial, you will need access to your company’s RSS feed and the RSS feed URL.
Step 1: Drag and drop the Twitter widget anywhere on your campaign canvas; this will initially create a tweet button on your campaign canvas.
To display a Search Stream, select the ‘Search Stream’ option in the widget options to use the Search Stream. This will create a size-adjustable widget box, which you can adjust by clicking and dragging the lower right-hand corner of the stream.
Step 2: In the widget options, enter your Twitter widget code.
Note: You should see these options open up on the right side of the screen. If you don’t see these options, you can get to them by clicking the widget again.
Note: If you don’t have a Twitter widget or code, follow the link in the options to create one. I’ve provided a quick set of step-by-step images (captured from the Twitter Widget pages) below to walk you through this. Twitter also provides a more detailed description of the widget.
In Twitter: Click the “Create New” button to create a new widget.
Enter your chosen hashtag, and change the options to your satisfaction. Twitter will generate a code for you after you save changes.
In the Widget options: Copy the code and paste it into the code field in the Twitter Feed widget options, as shown in below.
Step 3: Click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom left-hand corner of the settings toolbar.
Congrats! Your custom search is now streaming!