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  • The New Quick Share Feature

    7:00 pm on December 3, 2009 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    Ok, I have a confession.  I did recently go on vacation and during that time I completely slacked off on updating the blog.  I meant to post this a day or two after the last patch notes went up, but instead I’m just getting to it now a little over a week later.

    The patch notes from last week were almost all about the new Quick Share feature on the site.  We think this is a great enhancement that will make SocialAdr better for everyone concerned.  In particular, these changes were targeted at two goals:

    1) Reactivating our existing free user base.  More activity among our free users means more sharing opportunities and backlinks for our paid accounts.  By making it faster and easier to share bookmarks, plus reminding people on a daily basis, we expect to see an overall increase in the activity in everyone’s queue.

    2) Preparing for the re-launch of our services.  I’ve been talking a lot about upcoming changes, overhauling accounts, etc.  You’re going to see many of those going live in the next week, after which we’ll be going on a major recruiting drive.  These changes will pave the way to keep those new users engaged and active, which benefits the entire community.

    Most of the additional changes have already been made in our development environment and are just going through final testing before being moved up to the production site.  ‘Coming soon’ is on the way out, rapidly being replaced by ‘here it is’.

  • SocialAdr v1.14 Released

    11:23 pm on November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    Tonight we rolled out v1.14 of  Included in this release were the following changes:

    • Added the ‘Quick Share’ page.  This page shows you the top five items in your queue and give you just one button to share them all.
    • Added a daily ‘Quick Share’ email notification.  If enabled, you will receive an email each day with your quick share items listed, as well as a button to take you straight to the ‘Quick Share’ page.
    • Subscribed all free users to the ‘Quick Share’ email notification.  All users can enable/disable this notification in the notifications settings area.
    • Increased the max number of shares per bookmark for free users from 2 to 10.
  • Tuning Up, Tuning Down – Part 1

    10:33 am on November 14, 2009 | 0 Comments Permalink | Reply
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    One of the things that we’ve heard from a few users is that they wish the share queue would stay more full.  That’s a reasonable request, since our most active customers can share up to 20 links per day, and they need to if they want their links to be shared in return.

    We’re faced with a pretty basic challenge though, which is that our most active users are the ones most likely to be pumping new links into the system.  On top of that, our free users can only have a couple of links going at a time, and can only have them shared twice.  Those two items plus a couple of others makes for a difficult situation.

    So how do we address this?  There are a number of directions we’re going to tackle this from, and in combination we’re confident they will eliminate any issue.

    First, in the tuning UP department, we’re going to be increasing the number of links that people can have in the system, especially our free users.  And secondly, we’ll be tuning up the number of times that each user’s links can be shared.

    These two items will result in more links being available to share, both because there are more going into the system in the first place and also because they will stick around longer once they get there.

    But that’s just the beginning.  There are even more changes coming in the ‘tuning down’ department.  I’ll explore some of those in Part 2.

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