Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New: Twitter widget, Email Me and a Sneak-Peek

Hi publishers, here's what's new this week at Paper.li!

New Twitter widget:

Last year Twitter announced that they would be retiring their original API this spring and rolling out a new version (1.1) in order to foster a more consistent Twitter experience across the Twitter eco-system. 

We completed the switchover with no impact on the service, however we were required to retire the older version of the Twitter conversation widget we were displaying on papers.

What does this mean?

Only good news. We made a few changes on our side and now you have the option of creating a Twitter widget and adding it to your paper (or not).

The widgets can be created via your own Twitter account and you determine the content you would like to display. If you prefer not to have a widget on your paper at all, that's an option too.

To get started, simply go to the Add-ons tab under in your paper settings and look for the Twitter widget option.

Like what you see, Email me!

Recently we've seen an increase in readers and visitors to papers contacting us in order to get in touch with publishers. Not very effective, to say the least. So we have created a new widget, "Email me" that will help readers and publishers connect more easily.

Once activated an "Email me" icon will appear next to your profile and your readers can contact you. Of course, we'll send the email on your reader's behalf, keeping your email address concealed until you share it with them yourself.

Sneak-peek: White-label solution

The one feature that PRO publishers have unanimously said they would pay a whole lot more for is the ability to have control over the footer, header and other aspects of branding.

Well, good news! Our Paper.li white label solution will be available in May and you won't have to pay a cent more for it. It will be included in the PRO package at $9 per month (or $99 per year). We'll let you know as soon as it is ready!

Have a great week and be sure to tweet us @smallrivers if we can help you with anything.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New: Google Analytics & PayPal

Pro publishers now you can integrate Google Analytics into your paper and track the stats on your own GA dashboard!

Getting started is easy. Go to your Google Analytics account and add your paper url. Then simply paste the Property ID into the Analytics field located on the Stats Tab in your paper's settings. In about 24 hours you will be able view your paper's activity in your GA dashboard.

If you don't yet have a GA account, you can go to this page to set one up.

PayPal Payment Option

Not a Pro publisher yet? No problem. You can upgrade your paper to Pro from within your paper's settings at any time. And to make upgrading even easier, we've added PayPal as a payment option.

There are a lot of benefits of going Pro and you can view the full list of Pro features here. But here are 5 of my favorite reasons to upgrade:

  • total control over advertising units 
  • custom domains
  • curated email newsletter
  • managed notifications
  • big bang, low price:  9 USD per paper/per month

If you have any questions about adding Google Analytics, or our Pro package, visit our customer support forum or tweet us @smallrivers. We're always here to answers questions and lend a hand.