Today I am going to be outlining a band new, significant, and very exciting platform that we have just released to the entire WA community. This platform is for both Starter and Premium members alike...we call it...SiteContent!
Let's talk about what we define Internet business as here at Wealthy Affiliate. Since 2005 we have been offering anyone wanting to have an internet presence with a place they can learn, interact, get help, and build that presence to any level they wish. I'm talking about building websites here!
Everyone is aware that building websites actually means "publishing content". This is one reason why mid 2016 we started a project to create something truly innovative in the content publishing space.
Introducing...The SiteContent Platform!
The goal with SiteContent is to provide an editor that is not just easy to use, but allows tracking of progress, indexing status in Google, setting of goals, easy publication to websites, content metrics, and organization (among much more). We want to streamline your writing for ultimate efficiency! Use of templates where you can include content and give yourself layouts to simply fill in and add unique content. Easy management of revisions, real-time content calculations and auto saves, and a long list of unreleased features that will place this platform in a league of it's own!
We wanted to provide a platform whee you work toward goals, see progress as you type each word, and strive forward to meet your productivity goals in terms of publishing content on websites and word goals. Kyle and I are huge advocates for setting goals, we do this weekly and monthly. We work toward our goals, we achieve them, and set new ones - a practice that you can apply directly to creating and publishing content!
In this first phase of the project we've implemented the ability to send your contend directly to any website that is listed within your account here at WA. You can organize your content by "Buckets" build out many pieces of content, then publish to your chosen website at any time! This is intricately integrated into WordPress.
Choose the WordPress author, set the permalink, publish, then edit your content directly within your website to add images, video, or specific plugin elements like Star Ratings, Forms, Buttons etc.
Centralizing your content management is a big part of being efficient and productive. It's cumbersome if you have more than one website to be logging into each site, browsing to your posts area, then trying to find your content that you have in "Drafts", then work on that content.
SiteContent provides you with one place to author your content, it's truly going to streamline everything in regard to building out websites, growing your content base, and ultimately your traffic, rankings, and revenue.
Status and Credibility
As you continue to build out your content within the SiteContent platform, you are going to gain writing status within the community. This will lead to "many benefits and opportunities" in time. These two sentences were taking directly from the SiteContent tour that you will be presented with as you enter SiteContent for the first time. If you think this is vague, it's meant to be because we cannot show our full hand of cards just yet!
That said, you are going to be gaining status within this platform, a status we call Writing Levels. Everyone starts off at Level 1, and as you publish content you are going to gain status and move to higher levels. Writing levels are calculated based on published content within the past 30 days. So, you move up and down based on your consistency with publishing. A benefit of achieving higher writing levels is to give you a goal to strive for, then maintain!
...Of course, we have much bigger plans that involve writing Levels, and other elements will be built vs only unique content published.
Creating Great Content
Aside from the goals and writing efficiency and centralizing of content to keep you organized, SiteContent offers a great editor! A fun and easy to use editing space is something that took many revisions and months worth of USE.
Kyle and I have been using this platform for months and we've now got it to a stage where we look forward to using it to generate content.
Powerful grammar and spelling checking has been built into this from the start. This is something that will become better, smarter, and more helpful over time and as more words are published within the platform. We want your content created within SiteContent to be the best of your ability, and this starts with being grammatically correct and spelling error free.
Upon publishing your content we will check it against the major search engines and do our best to determine if any areas of your content is copied or by chance "duplicate" of another published resource on the Web. Yes, we're aware that some content will have elements that are duplicate "like quotes", but we will warn you about this at the time of publication. You can rest assured that content published through SiteContent is not going to be blacklisted or "dinged" by Google for being unoriginal.
SiteContent is meant to be where you work on your content, refine it, perfect it, and when it's ready, publish to a website. You will notice that there is no way to "publish as draft". This was done on purpose because once your content leaves SiteContent, it's on your website an you can continue editing there if you wish to further enhance the content or modify it after the fact. Once published, you will not have the ability to republish - we've done this to protect you from making the mistake of publishing duplicate content!
Is SiteContent the End of Rapid Writer?
Yes... Rapid Writer, which is still available at the current time within the main menu under the "Tools" heading, is going to sunset in the near future. SiteContent is much more than just an editor and there is no need to have both platforms within WA.
In the coming month the Rapid Writer link within the main menu will no longer exist. At that time we will be moving all saved content from that platform, over to SiteContent - no need for you to do anything, it'll just happen and you'll be better off being able to work on your content within SiteContent instead!
What's Next for SiteContent?
You'll notice that in this initial phase of SiteContent you cannot manage images...this was not overlooked! We have something truly groundbreaking coming to SiteContent in the next planned update of this multi-phased platform.
When I say multi-phased, we have massive plans to build something that truly doesn't exist in the publication and content creation world.
We've got a much bigger picture platform that is being built, and you can look forward to seeing many more iterations be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.
SiteContent is a tool that Kyle and I love to use, and it's now ready for YOU to get involved with! Brand new training is coming out for both The Certification set of courses, and Affiliate Bootcamp. We suggest SiteContent as the place to create and manage ALL your content within this new training.
As with all of our major update, we like to blog to let everyone know, as well as provide insight into the WHY behind our platforms. We've got loads more coming for SiteContent as this is just the first phase to get things rolling!
We would love feedback!