What is Content Syndication?
Content syndication provides a way for CDC.gov web pages to be
placed onto your site. The syndicated content is automatically
updated in real-time requiring no effort from your development
staff to keep the pages up to date. You can present CDC web content
in the look and feel of your Web site and maintain visitors on your
site. Content syndication allows you to integrate CDC web content
and science with localized content. You can also display CDC health
messages directly to employees through your intranet.
How does it work?
CDC provides an application programming interface (API) that
enables you to display CDC.gov content on your Web site by simply
content. CDC assigns a unique campaign ID to you that is used for
tracking and metrics purposes. This unique ID allows CDC to measure
not only the traffic generated on your site, but also all traffic
from your site back to CDC.gov.
Why is CDC doing this?
To disseminate up-to-date, accurate and timely health messages
to our partners and the general public, and increase awareness of
and exposure to our health-related partners' Web sites.
Why should you do this?
There are many reasons to syndicate CDC content:
- You gain direct access to CDC Web content without having to
monitor and copy updates.
- You can control which pages and content from CDC.gov to use on
your site and where it appears.
- You can present CDC Web content in the look and feel of your
Web site, maintaining visitors on your site.
- You can integrate CDC content with localized content.
- You can pull in CDC content rather than linking to CDC.gov,
keeping visitors on your site.
- You can present CDC health messages directly to employees
through your intranet.
Where can I get the API / syndication code
to add to my site?
Getting the syndication code is very easy using CDC’s Content
Syndication site. Simply follow these steps:
- Register online to sign up for the service. You will receive a
unique Registration ID that CDC uses to track metrics.
- Browse the site to find pages you’re interested in syndicating
and add those pages to Your List. You can add as many pages as
- When you’re finished adding syndicated pages to Your List,
select Your List in the navigation bar and choose Get Syndicated
- On the Get Syndicated Code page, copy or download the code for
the selected syndicated pages, follow the online instructions on
that page, and add the syndicated code to your site.
How do I find a syndicated page I’m interested
There are several ways you can locate syndicated pages on CDC
Content Syndication site:
- If you know the specific URL for a CDC Web page, simply copy
and paste the CDC web page URL into the Web Page Syndication Lookup
box and click Find URL.
- If you’re interested in a particular topic (e.g. H1N1), select
the topic from the Syndicated Topics box on the Content Syndication
home page. Select the All Syndication Topics link if you don’t see
your topic on the home page.
- If you’re looking for additional search options, click the
Advanced Lookup link in the Web Page Syndication Lookup box on the
Content Syndication home page.
What if I don’t see the page I’m interested in
Due to the large volume of CDC Web content, not all Web pages
are available for syndication; however, the CDC is working hard to
add new pages as needed. If you don’t see a page you’re interested
in, you can Request a Page
to be Syndicated.
Is it possible to input syndicated content into
a Sharepoint webpage if Sharepoint has the HTML editor
Unfortunately not. Currently, there is no way to embed the
specific HTML script fragments for this purpose into