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Federated Search

Brightspot Media Desk was built on top of a powerful search engine, making finding, editing and creating content as easy as it gets.

Learn how Brightspot leverages the time-saving power of federated search to deliver faster, more relevant results.


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Learn how Brightspot leverages the time-saving power of federated search to deliver faster, more relevant results.


Search external databases from providers like Getty Images, Adobe Stock, Shutterstock or AP Images directly in Brightspot.
Brightspot offers pre-built connections to YouTube, Vimeo and Giphy; custom connections can be built.
Locate files and documents in storage solutions including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Slack.

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Federated search allows you to search through multiple third-party databases to find the right piece of content for your pages.
Digital teams are more efficient when they find exactly what they're looking for. Learn how customizable fields, saved searches and more save valuable time.
Brightspot's Slack integration allows users to leverage the power of federated search to incorporate files and other downloads in their Slack account. Watch this video to find out more.
A robust digital asset management (DAM) solution will bring order to the creative process, create a consistent brand narrative and support stronger collaboration.

Top federated search integrations

With AP Images, get access to the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary photographs within your Brightspot CMS.
With Adobe Stock you have access to millions of high-quality images, graphics, videos, 3D objects and templates right inside your Brightspot CMS.
Bring your brand's story to life and streamline your workflows with access to the Getty Images library right inside of your Brightspot CMS. See how it works.
Enhance your Brightspot instance with more than 200 million royalty-free images, video clips, music tracks and AI capabilities from Shutterstock.
Our integration lets you import Google Drive files directly from within the CMS and much more. Find out how it works.
With Box, you can access important documents whenever and wherever you need them. With our integration, you don't even need to leave the CMS.
Millions of people use Slack to connect teams, unify systems and drive business forward—and now you can harness the power of Slack in Brightspot.
Brightspot's integration with Vimeo brings this increasingly popular and respected social tool to the fingertips of your publishers.
Search for and import files from Dropbox directly into your CMS with the Brightspot Dropbox integration.
Our integration enables publishers to enhance their content with unique GIFs and other animations without ever having to leave the CMS.
Our YouTube integration means you can ingest and locate videos via Brightspot's federated search, and then seamlessly embed videos wherever you need to.
The Brightspot platform was designed to be extensible, and federated search is no exception. We can easily add new federated search providers, including Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, as well as connections to your proprietary systems.

All Brightspot Features

Brightspot CMS is built by publishers and developers, and is designed to grow with your business.
A robust set of tools to manage sites, content, users and permissions, workflows, languages, and analytics.
Keyword-driven and comprehensive, filterable search and taxonomy features make folders a thing of the past.
Intuitive and designed for the work, including rich-text editing and collaboration features that make teamwork work.
Start publishing content rapidly thanks to built-in, extensible content types including text assets, media, pages and much more.
Drive deeper engagement and personalized experiences by leveraging authentication, profiling, segmentation and affinity features.
Built to be a bridge to all your systems and data, start with one of the 70 plug-and-play integrations, or build your own custom integration.
Meet users where they are thanks to syndication and distribution tools like RSS, sitemaps, SEO tools, social publishing and translation support.
Front-end agnostic means businesses can publish how they want—headless or decoupled—all from the same environment.

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