With 2017 drawing to a close, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the bounty of the holidays. At Conductor, we’ve had quite a year — growing our team, improving our platform, and working with great customers like you.
So to say thanks for a stellar 2017 (and give you a little something to unwrap) we’re releasing just a few long-awaited improvements to Conductor Searchlight before the end of the year:
New Workspace Management Experience
To continue making Conductor Searchlight more usable and to add more consistency in visual design, we added a new experience for Workspace management. A new interface and less complex experience gives you a better way to manage your Workspaces and, as a result, your data.
We are working on more updates to Workspaces, so look for more to come!
To get your feedback on certain fun new features, we have added a new place in Conductor Searchlight — Conductor Labs — where you can get access to some of the work our Product and Engineering teams are testing out.
These experimental features are a small window into the amazing stuff we are busy building. That said, these new features will be experimental. They may change or disappear at anytime.
The first add to Conductor Labs is an easy-to-set-up Google Docs plugin, which you can try out now.
In this plugin, you’ll have access to all of your favorite features of Audience Intent Explorer, to help you do keyword research as you write your content. Here’s a closeup of what the plugin will look like in your Google Doc:
Fixed Start Dates For Widgets and Workspaces
To give you more options for how you monitor data in your Workspaces, you can now see data with a new time period option when you add widgets to Workspaces or edit widgets in Workspaces.
The Fixed Start Date option lets you choose a specific start date for your data. Data then appears from that point until the most recent time period.
You might want to use this option when you need to see:
- Year-to-date data.
- Quarter-to-date data.
- Current data from an active campaign.
Filter by Theme in Your Insight Stream
To better focus on particular workflows and week-to-week movement in your data, you can now filter your Insight Stream by theme.
Filtering by theme shows you only stories that relate to a particular area of your digital marketing workflows, such as Competitive Insights or Content Analysis.
Now you can view all the insights into one aspect of your strategy. This will make gaining insight into your performance a breeze, as you easily look at the insights around your content performance, keyword trends or your competition.
Page Insights: Getting More… Faster
To give you more breadth and depth of data for your pages, up to 20 times the number of discovered keywords appear in the Discovered Keywords table in Page Insights.
More discovered keywords means you can:
- Learn the full scope of a page’s visibility in search.
- Discover new keywords to track and optimize.
- Understand how searchers are finding your page.
Additionally, our engineers have amped up the performance on this report, so you’ll experience quicker load times.
Update Your Keywords Right from Visibility Performance
We’ve added a number of ways to update your keyword settings directly from the Visibility Performance report, including adding or deactivating, changing category membership, and setting whether the keyword is Prime.
More Analytics Data
10,000 pages was not enough! To help you have a greater data set to work with as you review your content performance in Conductor Searchlight, we can now deliver up to 100,000 pages with organic traffic data integrated from analytics providers.
New Engines and Locations
We’ve added seven new search engines and locations to our platform, so that there are no limits to how you scale your SEO strategies.
In fact, these new additions bring our total combinations of search engines, locations, and languages up to over 1,600!
We’re excited to present you with all of these new updates and improvements, but this holiday release is truly just the beginning. We have so much to look forward to in 2018 as we push to deliver an even better experience to all of our customers. We look forward to serving you even more in the new year.