A G G R E G A T O R
The 5-minute guide to how Sports Aggregator works.
Discover Canadian sports content with Sports Aggregator
Sports Aggregator is an online service that simplifies the process of finding current news and other quality content about your favourite team. We built a massive team-focused web crawler and curation engine to discover and evaluate content from hundreds of sources.
We haves sites in every major sports market in Canada including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Winnipeg.
- Make Canadian sports content easy to find
- Promote local journalism
- Promote content creators
Check hundreds of sources and tens of thousands of links per day. Evaluate, sort and display this content in easy-to-use websites.
The Home page
The main list on the front page, AKA Our List, is designed to provide a good sense of what's currently going on with the team just by scrolling down a single page.
We really want the front page to be a good mix of local coverage (newspapers, Sportsnet/TSN, other beat-writers), columns, blog posts, rumours, reactions, and updates. In order to show you a good mix from a variety of sources (Sportsnet, Yahoo, ESPN etc.), and types of sources (newspapers, blogs, national media, podcasts etc.), while providing a one-page snapshot, we limit/filter certain content on the home page only.
For more information see our Help article Home Page & Curation.
Our Links / Content
Clicking any item title (ie. the title of an article or clip) on any Sports Aggregator page takes you directly to the original article/blog post/clip etc. No pageview traps. No "Continue to this article" nonsense.
Click categories, source names, or authors to see more from each.
On the right-hand side of each item, you will see a with a number. This number represents the total number of verifiable clicks/views for an item directly from our site.
Items that are new and popular are noted with a . Trending items are simply popular items weighted by recency.
Click Trending in the main menu or footer to see all the currently trending content.
Date & Time
Dates shown with content refer to when the content was published at its source. When you scroll down a page, be it the main list, or an author or category page, content is displayed in reverse-chronological order, just as it is at the originating site..
All navigation can be found in one easy-to-use menu. Click the menu button ( ) in the top left corner of any page. Drill down () on main categories in the left-hand column to find specific sources.
Find trending, stats, standings, schedule, roster, player pages, and more.
Podcast Tracker & Blog Tracker
We really love blogs and podcasts. We actually crawl every Toronto-team-specific blog and pod that we have found, ever.
The Blue Jays Blog Tracker has tracked well over 100 blogs since it's inception. This is an excellent place to find some blogs or podcasts that may not be on your radar, yet.
For more information see our Help article Will you add my podcast? blog?
We might! We're always looking for quality Canadian sports content, but consistency, quality, and balance are important to us.
Learn more with our help article Will you add my blog? podcast?
In order to show you a good mix from a variety of sources (Sportsnet, The Athletic, ESPN etc.), and types of sources (newspapers, blogs, national media, podcasts etc.), and content creators (authors, hosts, channels) we limit/filter certain content on the home page.
Learn more with our help article Home Page & Curation
The Trending list is determined by a pretty straightforward ratio of recency and views. Author, source, player and all other rankings are largely determined by views over a given time period.
Learn more with our help article How is Trending calculated?
We have sites for 10 teams in all major markets in Canada. We've made a conscious decision to make fewer sites, so that we can maintain a high level of quality.
Learn more with our help article Why don't you have a site for every team?