Trending Articles

Links most often associated with the dashboard's selected topic(s), keyword, or hashtag

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Written by Curtis Farnham
Updated over a week ago

The Trending Articles widget reveals the articles and links that were shared the most.

The listed resources present the title, meta description, URL, share count, topics if any, and the main visual of the resource, if any.

The topics are listed as tags and are provided from our Natural Language Processing (NLP) content analysis of the article text and sometimes combined with the publisher's meta keywords.

As with other sections, specific stakeholders can be selected by clicking on them at the top of the section. Deselect stakeholder(s) by clicking on them a second time.

Trending Articles Widget Layout

Let's go over the different sections and options for this widget.

Research Items

Click on the "Research Items" option to filter the results to display only research-related items.


Click on the number dropdown filter to expand the size of the list from 50 to up to 500 articles.


Click on the tag icon to add a custom tag to the selected article.


Click on the conversation bubble icon to view the activity associated with the selected article. The number next to the icon indicates the number of times the selected article was shared during the selected time period of the dashboard.

Conversation Activity Thread

Within the activity thread, you can filter by selected stakeholders, include or exclude retweets, and expand the list from 100 to as many as 1,500 tweets.

Account Details

Click on the Twitter handle to view more details of the account. You also have the option to view history, filter, or tag the selected tweet, similar to the Engaging Tweets section.


When this "Altmetric" icon is available, click on it to view activity for the selected article across different social media platforms.

Clicking on "See more details" will navigate to the Altmetric website to display their data on the selected article. Use the browser's Back icon to return to your Signals dashboard.

Additional Options

The icons in the upper right corner of the section provide several additional options.

Add Notes: You can add notes for this specific widget section to display for yourself or other team members.

Table - The table icon changes the display to an Excel-like table. Click on the icon a second time to change the show back to the original format.

Rank By - Toggle between different ranking algorithms by algorithm name in the header. The available options are SymplurRank and Shares.

Export Visuals as CSV - Download this section into an Excel table file.

Read Help Article - The associated Help article will open in a new browser tab.

API Query - The code for the associated API query will display in a pop-up box.

Refresh - The section data will refresh.

Remove - This widget section will be hidden. To view this widget section again, scroll to the bottom of the entire dashboard and click on the icon associated with this section. Note - The widget section will display at the bottom of the dashboard and not in its original location.

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