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What's new in the tool...

Gary Preston

Did we say we’re obsessed with making this thing better. Here are some improvements added recently...


January 2017:


Broken Screenshot? Swap it. 
Not happy with a broken image? For new coverage you can swap the default automated screengrab with alternative images we try to get for you.


November 2016:


New Average DA metric to measure the impact of your SEO:PR work
We added Average DA (Domain Authority) into the main metric's summary area. 

More improvements to the "search" coverage view
You can now jump to edit coverage directly from this view. You can also see which items have been marked as "highlights".

We've finally removed the horrible MP4 video image placeholder
If you ever exported your report into PDF and it included video content. We now capture a screenshot from your video.

Reset your choice of PDF report easily
Only include the first page of coverage. Or include all of it. Once you made the choice before it was hard to change your mind. Not anymore. 


October 2016:


Make new books from searching your coverage archive
Now you can search & refine across all your coverage & build new books from the results. You don't need to use any credits to build these books.

Social coverage now included
We now embed social posts live within coverage reports (if you share them online of course). We support Facebook posts, Twitter (tweets & moments), Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo and Vine.

See this example book with live social posts >>  


September 2016:


Search your coverage archive by date
Now you can search your entire coverage archive in the "search" view. Filter it by date & other metrics. Great for reviewing PR performance

See Stella's post on Six ways ‘search & refine coverage’ will make your PR life better

We added a search box to the the "search" view
Quickly find coverage you've added - then share it. 

Image quality improvements
We've managed to block more types of pop up. And we've got better at auto cropping full-length screenshots to not include wasted bits/pages in your reports.


August 2016:

View ALL your coverage. Not just by Book.
See all your coverage in one simple table view. From here you can do new things like get a shareable online link for an individual piece of coverage. Great for when you want to share a few key pieces in an email. But not in a book.

Drag & Drop multiple pages
Sorting just got much easier. You can now drag & drop multiple pages. And use keyboard shortcuts like “cmd” (mac) or “ctrl” (windows) on your keyboard to select specific items to move.


July 2016:

Crop. Crop. Crop away.
You've been asking for this one for ages. If only you could crop the automated images we take for you. That would be amazing right. Now you can from inside the tool.

Longer front cover titles
You can now have more descriptive titles and we'll magically change the font size for you.

Shinier than ever reports & interface
A few months ago we started a spring clean on the editing interface, report design & font choices throughout the tool. There are almost too many small changes to list here but we're very pleased with the results. 


June 2016:

New metric: Total Online Readership
We've always included the estimated monthly visits of the publication you've got coverage on. But we've never given you a total of that number to include in your total metrics area. We do now.


May 2016:

Image capture speed
Our automated image capture service got a fancy pants upgrade this month. It's quick. Manual screen capture seems like a horrible distant memory.


April 2016:

Images in PDFs now Link
Screenshots of online images in PDFs now link through to the full version of the article. They didn't before which was rubbish.

Highlight your "best bits"
Sometimes you want to put a little fancy frame around those pieces of coverage you're most proud of. Now you can using the new highlight coverage feature. Readers of your report will see a special new highlights section at the top of the report. "Game changing" - was how one customer that got a peak described it. 

Custom Brandable URLs to share reports online
They are your reports after all. Now when you share links to your reports online it will look that way.

New Customisable Summary Metrics 
Your coverage report numbers have never looked so fancy. And you can now add your very own metrics. If that's not enough our redesigned metric cards can be hidden. Yes hidden. Or you can hide the whole section if metrics are not important to you. 

Front Cover can be hidden
Not every report needs a front cover. We get that. So now you can hide it. Great for those times where you just want to show off a handful of specific pieces of coverage.


March 2016:

Manually add Twitter share counts to a report
So we lost the ability to find twitter counts automatically. Boo. But we know some of you have your sources. So we've added a small feature to let you add twitter share counts back in. Just go to "edit metrics" on any coverage item. 

Choose to share PDFs with only the first page of coverage
Only want the first page of coverage in your PDF? Now the choice is yours. Lovely stuff.

Support for Asian Font Characters in Automated Screenshots
For some bizarre reason we rendered these as blocks. Not very helpful. All sorted now.

Import a PDF / Word Doc with multiple pages as 1 piece of coverage
We'll detect if the document you're trying to import as multiple pages. Then give you a choice on how you want to deal with it.

You can now multi-add extra images/pages to existing coverage items
You could only do one at a time before. Which was a pain. All better now.


February 2016:

Export all our screenshots & images to Zip
Now you can export all the lovely screenshots we take for you to a Zip folder. Enjoy...

Refresh YouTube Stats
For all of you adding YouTube videos as coverage you can now refresh to get the latest views & engagement stats. Go to the "Update Social Metrics" button. Lovely stuff.

Sort by Publication Date.
We'll now attempt to capture the publication date of any online coverage you add. It works well but you can fill in any blanks yourself if need be. 

Speed. 
We've been busy scaling up our image capture service. In tests we collect images up to 4x faster than last month. We've also optimised page sizes in your books. You should feel pages faster to load and less jerky to browse. Can you feel it? Let us know. 


January 2016:

Goodbye ad pop-ups spoiling your coverage screenshots
Cookie messages. Ad Pop-ups. They've been the bane of our automated screenshot feature for some time now. But we're fighting back. Our latest upgrade significantly reduces the likelihood of your beautiful coverage being hidden behind a wall of adverts. We love this update.

Broadcast Video Coverage. We can do that.
Now you can add your own video files as coverage. Just MP4s for now. And don't forget you can already add YouTube video links as coverage. 

No more duplicates
You've added that already. Is something that would be nice to be told. So we do now.  

Hide offline metrics
You can do this now.
 

December 15:

 

Removed annoying pagination from the online report
We've got a shiny new "infinite scrolly " thing going on now. Much nicer.  Even we got bored of clicking through to a new page when browsing online books.


Add your own Custom Metrics
We gave you a measly choice of 3 in a dropdown. Now you can add whatever labels you like. Listeners, Viewers. Or for the more adventurous. Leads, Revenue. Stuff like that.

 

Add Customizable Divider pages
You wanted to add in-depth commentary, status updates, images of your content and more. With our new divider import feature just import your ready formatted word doc, powerpoint slide, image or PDF and we'll add it into your book. It works a treat. Can't wait to see what you do with it.


November 15:


We no longer force UPPERCASE on Page Titles
Lots of people didn't like this. So we sorted it. You’re free to do what you like now. Sorry for shouting.

 

Our FAQ section is now searchable.
And you can rate our answers. Be honest. Ask away here.

 

Merge existing books into a new one.
At no cost of course. Perfect for annual reports, quarterly reports. And probably many other types of reports we’ve not even thought of. Surprise us. We love surprises.

 

Upload Multi-Page PDFs, Powerpoint Slides etc as offline coverage.
We used to only convert the first page. Which was a bit rubbish. All fixed now.

 

Duplicate an existing book.
What is says on the tin really.


We built a Chrome Toolbar Extension. Because we love you.
We’ve noticed many customers losing precious seconds pressing, select, copy, paste from their chrome address bar. These seconds add up. The add-on allows you to bookmark URLs as you go and then import them into a new or existing coverage book. No more select, copy, paste. repeat. You can download it here

 

Update your social stats.
A big one. You can now choose to update the social share counts for your coverage. Slightly miffed twitter decided to pull their data just as we launched this. Hey ho. Such is life. It still works like a dream for other networks.

 

Invite your Teammates to share your account
We've also removed any restrictions to how many people you can use your plan. It's unlimited. Don’t hog it to yourself.


Folders to organise your books:
We now automatically organise your coverage books into client folders. You can create new clients (folders) until your heart's content.

 

Customise Text & Background Colours
Stefan our designer is just that little bit happier today. You can now customise the colour & fill of text blocks on the front cover. 
We also now support logo uploads with transparent backgrounds. So you don't have to have a white block around your logo anymore. Happy now Stef?


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