Release Notes: A brand new editor, simplified dashboard and news streams
It's our biggest product release yet and if you're reading this, it's because you've been upgraded — Congratulations!
Editor Version 3
With this update, we've tackled some of major issues that have plagued us for the last two months. The most notable of those, the pitch editor, has been completely rebuilt to accommodate the more traditional "pasting from Microsoft Word" types as well as the more progressive users embedding tweets, Instagram snaps and more.
We've been testing and trying to break this editor for a couple weeks now and we're so happy at the outcome so far. Your feedback has helped us get to this point, so please keep it coming if you experience any problems or have any suggestions.
We're starting simple, but plan to add additional functionality to the editor soon.
Your "Home" on Pitchengine is the dashboard which puts your following feed front and center as well as easier access to your Pages and other content.
From the dashboard, click "My Pages" to access a list of your brands. Click on a brand to go straight into that brand's feed/dashboard. At the top of the feed, you'll see a box to post your content — one click and you're editing right away.
It's all about mobile. Why the emphasis on mobile? Because 72% of our more than 8M pageviews per month are coming from mobile devices. This is part of the reason we so encourage you to scrap the old publishing methods (like Microsoft Word) and think differently. Just because you did things a certain way forever, doesn't mean it's still effective. We're not talking about making your content "responsive" we're talking about making it mobile-first. Those are two very different things. We've baked into this update many features that make Pitchengine a mobile first platform.
On most days, 60-100 pitches are published on Pitchengine, many of them come from our own Community News Streams where editors are creating and posting news in real-time to thousands of readers each day. We've spent a lot of time thinking about how to serve these readers best and because most of them are viewing from their devices, speed is critical. To see what we mean, click on any pitch from any feed and see how fast it opens. We think you're going to be amazed.
Promoting Nearby and Boosting
Something new to the platform is the ability to target your pitch to locations nearby. Promoting your post to a nearby news stream (where available) gives you instant distribution — guaranteed placement — on a community news stream.
Boosting your pitch is even more powerful now as we've begun injecting Promoted Pitches into free news streams and pitches across the entire Pitchengine Platform. Boosting is an inexpensive, easy way to increase impressions and opens for your content.
We hope you're as excited as we are about these updates and our latest release. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any trouble finding your way around. We'll do our best to make it easy! Thanks for your patience and support these past few weeks.
You can reach me and the team here or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.