Dynamic Signal Categories make organizing your content easy and also simplify the process of making your content visible to the right members. Content personalization occurs when managers put posts into specific categories and members subscribe to the categories that interest them.
When you set up or edit a category, there are several options that determine what members will receive what content. You can subscribe members to specific content categories or hide categories from Members. And you can automatically subscribe Members to a category so that they cannot unsubscribe. You can also set an expiration date for your category. And you can make your Category a Child to a Parent Category.
Once you have organized your content into categories, you can configure the Landing Page settings so that Members will see the categories they have subscribed to when they log onto the platform. You can also default a Member’s settings to any other category, such as Company News.
Divisions vs Categories
If you have Divisions enabled, you will see the option to select all Divisions, or specific Divisions, when you set up or edit your Categories. Divisions are used to organize people and feed into the subscriptions, but do not affect the content itself. The variables involved in setting up Divisions, Categories, Tags, and Member Groups can get very complex and you should consult your Customer Success Manager (CSM) when setting these up. But a general rule to clarify the difference between Divisions and Categories is that Divisions are used to organize people, and Categories are used to organize content.