What are the Extensions?
Do you want to add more information to your current feed? If so, you can easily do that with the help of Hunch’s Feed extender.
But where can you add these extensions? No worries, we're here to guide you through the process.
How to create Extensions?
To extend your feed, start by creating new columns in the Feed mapper, and making them available as a field in Extender. For example, if you want to add two additional logo fields in your feed, follow the example below.
Once you've completed this step, you're ready to create extensions. Simply navigate to the desired Catalog and find the "Extensions" tab in the right sidebar within the Catalogs section.
Here, you can easily add some fields that don't even exist in Facebook catalogs. Using Hunch’s Feed extender you can easily import and prepare them for future management.
What types of extensions can be added?
Hunch's Feed Extender is a place where you can easily add textual, image assets as well as HEX colors to your product feeds without relying on external sources. With complete control over your product feed, you can easily upload the necessary assets using the Feed Extender.
Let's say you're a betting client looking to extend your feed with short team names and team logos. Using Hunch's Feed Extender, you can simply click on the "Add extensions" icon followed by the "+" icon to get started.
In the example below, we're extending a textual column, but it's important to note that the extended column must be connected with an existing column in our Feed mapper that we've previously added.
This enables us to create, let’s say "IF-THEN statements" that specify conditions such as, "If the home_team_name is Falcons, then the home_team_short_name should be ATL". Take a look at the example below to see how this works in practice.
That basically means that “home_team_short_name” will be available later in the Hunch studio.
Hunch’s Extender also applies to image extensions.
If your feed is missing image information, you can easily add a new field by clicking on the '+' icon.
As with textual fields, you'll need to create a new field extension by setting it up using “IF-THEN” statements. For instance, you can extend the match “home_team_name” with an image field that we previously created called “home_team_logo”. To add an image to this new column, simply click on the “paperclip” icon.
How you can use Extended fields
Now that we've covered how to create extended fields, let's take a look at how you can use them in Hunch studio. We're excited to show you what we've accomplished! 🙂
First, switch to Hunch studio and create a new template. From there, you can add the "home team name logo" layer to your canvas. To do this, simply go to the right sidebar and select the Image tab, then insert the dynamic field "home_team_logo" as shown in the example below.
Why is Feed extender important for optimization?
Essentially, making the feed Facebook-compliant. Likewise, as much data as needed can be additionally inserted into the feed, whether it’s informative or creative-centered.
Feed extender gives you a variety of options. Using it, users can easily manage your data without leaving the Hunch platform, and without adding a 3rd-party tool.
Try it out or contact your dedicated Customer Success Manager if you need any help with it.