It’s been some time since we last posted, but behind the scenes, we’ve been doing some reorganizing and, of course, keeping the system updated and maintained.
EBN has grown a lot in the last year and we’ve been having some trouble pushing new feature updates as fast as we’d like. This is why we decided at our last company meetup to try out Scrum methodology for development, and we’re already seeing initial results. We are now back on track towards developing some of the more requested features.
Major Features Planned for This Quarter
- Subaccounts – If you have staff that helps you manage your PBNs inside EBN but don’t want to give them full access. You will be able to give them access to an EBN account without giving away passwords to your blogs.
- Mailbox – Mailbox is up for a big update. Sorting, automatic purging and archiving are coming in the update.
Maintenance Done in The Last Quarter
- Indexation Check updates – We’ve launched this in April but we did a lot of updates since to decrease the number of false positives and sync issues between Indexation Check and EBN.
- Removing unstable providers – Even with our due diligence, some poor performing hosts still got into the system. We removed most of those and are keeping a close eye on others.
- Improvements to servers maintenance – We’ve done a lot of additional updates to automate a lot of maintenance so as to keep the potential downtime as short as possible.
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Since the last blog post update a few months ago, we did a lot of work on scaling the platform, fixing issues and improving the system.
A few major features added in the last few months:
CSV/ODS export of blog list
You are now able to export a list of all blogs and their basic information to CSV or ODS. You can find it at the bottom of the dashboard.
No more passive indexation check
The migration to fully active indexation check powered by Easy Domain Monitor is now done. All of your blogs are now regularly checked if they are indexed or not. If you find any errors with this check, let support know and we’ll look into it.
We’re analyzing your feedback from the NPS survey and seeing what improvements are on top of your minds. If you have any ideas, please make sure to visit the Feedback page.
We’ve been doing a lot of work in the background to streamline support and help resolve issues as soon as possible. The biggest step was updating the Report Problem button.
A lot of the common errors on the blog are caused by a faulty theme or plugin, and that often happens after WordPress updates. To avoid this, make sure you’re using supported and regularly updated themes. However, if that still happens, you can use the Report Problem button to fix the blog on your own. You will most probably see a blank screen in this case, so all you do is select the first check (blank screen, 500 error) and click Try Automated Fix. The system will reset the theme and, in most cases, your blog will be back online.
Same goes for all other errors – from plugin errors (502 error), .htaccess issues and DNS issues.
We highly recommend you use this button since it can speed up the problem resolution because there is no need for waiting on response from support.
Visit our help center for more information on how to report a blog specific problem.
With the public beta launch of Easy Domain Monitor, EBN is also benefiting from additional features. While not all domain monitoring features will be available in EBN (EBN is keeping what it has now), there will be benefit to two very important features in EBN: indexation status and deindexation snapshots
With Easy Domain Monitor’s daily indexation checks, we are discontinuing passive indexation check. You will now get real-time checks of all your blogs and get notified immediately when the blog gets deindexed. This was a very hard feature to develop and we hope you’re as excited as we are!
With detailed metrics of all kinds – from social, SEO, blacklists and others, Easy Domain Monitor will now supply an enormous amount of data that will be used to analyze deindexed blogs and help us build a better Blog Health.
These new features will be integrated in the coming weeks. We’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, if you’d like to monitor domains outside your EBN account, check out Easy Domain Monitor.
A new feature for better visualization of SEO metrics. This will be part of Easy Domain Monitor but is also integrated into EBN.
You can find it on each Blog Info page, in the SEO Metrics section.
If you click the metrics’ names, it will remove/add that specific metric. For example I unchecked DA and TF here:
This is now available to all users.