Time For Change
Time For Change
I was very delighted with the new platform when I signed in today. I have to admit the old platform was becoming hard to navigate due to the continuous new content that was being added everyday. I am pretty skilled at doing searches (I am a librarian) but even I had difficulty finding needed content within the WA platform. There were actually a couple times that I was able to find what I needed within the old WA platform by simply Googling the content much easier than doing within the WA platform itself. Also, the old platform was not very intuitive at times and new members had trouble discovering where to go.
I really like that we can now go to Live Events and see all of Jay's webinars that he does Friday evening. The only thing that would have made it even better if you could see which ones you watched already and which ones you have not watched, like you can see with the Training section, you can see where you left off and which ones you completed.
I think another improvment could have been made by having a place to add all of our social media links. Before we had to add our social media links under our "websites" and that was not intutive nor did it make sense. However, knowing how skillful and resourceful and knowledgable the WA software engineers are, this may occur soon.
One other improvement I am hoping to see soon is the ability to connect directly to our Google Analytics and Google Console from within the WA platform, because right now, we have to separately login to Google Anlaytics and Console to see how our websites are preforming. Once again, with the ingenuis design abilities of the WA team, I am positive this too may be getting rolled out soon.
Thank you to all of the hard work and intellligence that went into the newly created platform. I think this will also lead to more referrals and I am hoping it will help convert all of those "faceless" referrals - those who do not complete their profiles - into actually completing their profiles and upgrading to premium. All of my referrals right now are all non-premium, only two of them completed their profiles. I had one member who was premium but he let go of his membership a couple months ago. I am hoping this new platform might change things for better membership retenion and profile completion.
Much gratitude once again to the WA software developers and enginners. Thank you for keeping up with the times. It was time for a change and I am pleased with the end results.