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Apple News

Apple News (APLN) is one of several available distributed channel integrations. This document provides enablement and configuration guidance.

Enabling the Apple News Channel

Before you begin

Ensure that you’ve purchased Apple News Tracking by reviewing your contract. Contact your Relationship Manger, or value@parsely.com, with questions.

  • Email the Apple News Team (news.operations@apple.com) with the following information:
  • Note: your Account ID and Dashboard ID are the same value
  • Review the following options and contact Support@parsely.com if you wish to include APLN in your metrics.

Including or excluding Apple News

You have the option to either exclude or include APLN page views and engaged time from top-line metrics in the Parse.ly Dashboard. The default option is: exclude.

  • If you include, it will appear in all parts of your dashboard.
  • If you exclude, it will show up only on the Channels page, the Apple News details page, and in the Channels breakdown on the post or page details. It will not show up in Overview or top-line metrics.

Include

Overview

APLN data affects virtually everything on Overview, including Post Views, Minutes, Avg. Time, and New Posts (note that new posts are deduplicated, so if you have the same article on the website and on Apple News, that only equals one new post).

If you choose this option, you’ll likely have “a very good day” for 8 weeks until our 8-week rolling average can adjust to the new influx of data.

The Parse.ly Dashboard Overview with red boxes drawn around areas where Apple News data would be included, if desired.

Listing pages

Posts or Pages, Sections, Authors, Tags, and Campaigns all include APLN traffic in the top graph, page views, avg time, total minutes, and new posts (new posts are deduplicated and only count once).

The Parse.ly Dashboard Listing pages with red boxes drawn around areas where Apple News data would be included, if desired.

Post or page details

APLN data is included in:

  • page views, minutes, and avg. time totals
  • the Apple News row in the Channels breakout
  • the top graph
The Parse.ly Dashboard Post Details pages with red boxes drawn around areas where Apple News data would be included, if desired.

Channels page

APLN data appears in:

  • the top graph
  • the Apple News row in the Channels breakout
The Parse.ly Dashboard Channels page with red boxes drawn around areas where Apple News data would be included, if desired.

Apple News page

All of this is APLN data.

The Parse.ly Dashboard Apple News page with red boxes drawn around areas where Apple News data would be included, if desired.

Exclude

By default, we exclude APLN data from the Dashboard Overview and top-line metrics.

Overview

No APLN data appears in the Overview.

Listing pages

No Apple data is included for these pages at all, in either the pulse (real-time) or historical view.

Post or page details

The only place APLN data appears is in its own row in the Channels breakout. APLN data is not included in the top graph or total Parse.ly numbers.

Channels page

APLN data is in its own row, but not in the top graph.

Apple News page

All of this is APLN data:

Last updated: January 17, 2024