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AppSumo Launch: A Look at the Changes and Updates
It’s been slightly over a week since we launched Curatora on AppSumo, and since then, we’ve been inundated with a multitude of questions, reviews, and feature requests. Taking into account this feedback, we’ve implemented various measures to enhance the value of Curatora for our users. Below are some of the essential updates:
Number of Stream Connections
The maximum number of social media connections that can be added to a Content Stream has been a source of considerable confusion. Some users have expressed their desire to include more than five social media connections for a Content Stream in certain situations. As a result, we have chosen to eliminate the restriction on the number of social media accounts you can link to a Content Stream.
In addition, the agency plan now includes 75 social media connections, up from the previous limit of 50.
Slow and Sluggish UI
During the initial days of our launch, many users reported experiencing bugs and slowness with the tool. This led to negative feedback and refund requests. We recognize that the sudden increase in traffic and new signups resulted in the system becoming slow and occasionally unresponsive. To address this issue, we took immediate action to optimize the system load and improve stability. We can now confirm that the system is functioning smoothly and is capable of handling even higher traffic spikes in the future.
We kindly ask early users who encountered these issues to give the tool another try. You can sign up for a free trial from our homepage, and we guarantee that you will have a significantly improved experience this time around.
Videos Demos And Tutorials
One of the most common requests we received from users is to make video demos for How-tos, instructions, and some of the frequently asked questions. We are in the process of recording these videos and we should have them online on our YouTube channel shortly.
Call-To-Action Widget on Shared Content
A number of our users have suggested integrating with Sniply.io to enable them to add a Call-To-Action (CTA) to the curated content when they share it on social media. Additionally, @fahdtumbi proposed the concept of automatically including an “Also Read” section in the CTA widget. Based on these ideas, we have developed a native implementation of the CTA Widget that will allow us to incorporate additional features in the future. You can now visit the Stream Settings page to design your own CTA Widget. While this is currently a basic implementation, we have already planned a more advanced implementation that will be released in the coming weeks.
This feature addresses a common concern among users who wonder how sharing curated content can benefit them. With this feature, you will now have the ability to capture users who click through your shared third-party content.
Public List of Topics
Several users expressed their desire to browse the list of topics and sources in our curated directory before registering and inquired if we have made the directory accessible to the public. In response, we have now made our curated directory publicly available at https://curatora.io/topics. While this implementation is currently basic, we intend to improve it by providing more information about each source and introducing additional features that allow users to contribute to the directory.
Glossary of Terms
In our platform, “Topics” refer to categories and sub-categories that have been curated and organized to encompass a broad range of niche subjects, spanning from Art and Automobiles to Women Empowerment. You can explore the complete list of topics by visiting this link: https://curatora.io/topics.
The term “Sources” in our platform refers to specific content sources, such as a website or RSS feeds, forums, discussion boards, and UG sites. It is possible for a single source to appear in multiple related topics. If you cannot locate a desired source in the directory, you may add it yourself. We have a moderation process in place to ensure that new sources are included in relevant topics when added by users.
A “Content Stream” can be thought of as a project or workspace where you can organize and manage your curated content. You have the ability to create a content stream for a website, a client, or a specific social media channel. Within a content stream, you may add any number of topics to receive content updates and curate.
“Social Networks” refer to your social media accounts where you intend to share your curated content. Prior to connecting to a content stream, you must authorize your social media accounts. The following platforms are available for connection and publishing:
- Facebook Pages and Groups
- LinkedIn Profiles and Pages
- WordPress sites
“Stream Connections” represent the social media accounts, pages, or groups that you have linked to a stream for automatic publishing.
How does AI work?
Initially, you will need to curate content manually by reviewing all the posts that appear in your content stream. As you begin to publish content, the AI will begin to learn your preferences and track how your content is performing on your social media channels. Using this information, the AI will start recommending relevant content that aligns with your preferences and that will click with your audience.
I cannot find my topics of interest?
Feel free to get in touch with us and inform us of your areas of interest. We’ll find appropriate sources and set up a content stream tailored to your needs.
Can I add my own sources?
Certainly, feel free to add your own sources to the Content Stream. We’ll categorize them appropriately and add them to the directory in our routine moderation process.
What is Share as native?
Certain social networks prioritize native content over external links, which can result in greater reach. By enabling this feature, Curatora will natively upload your featured image and include the link in the caption, potentially increasing your engagement.
Why do I see the Curatora link when I share content?
Many websites do not have complete Meta tags on their pages. As a result, we have to rename the original link and utilize our shortened URL to ensure that all necessary Meta tags are provided to social networks. Additionally, the shortened link enables us to monitor clicks, which is essential for our AI to learn.
Does Curatora support other languages?
Certainly, you can add sources in any language, and the system will function seamlessly. However, all 50k+ sources in our directory are currently English-language sources. We’re collaborating with experts in various languages, such as German and Italian, to create curated directories in other languages. If you’re interested in assisting us with source curation in other languages, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be delighted to collaborate with you.