2/13 Update – Faster, Better, Prettier

No, I’m not talking about myself. That would be rude. But our new update? I could go on for days.

As we’ve talked about in this space before, we’re increasing the pace of improvement and this update has several great examples. In general, we’ve been converting old apps to our new app structure and adding deeper features across LeadSites in general. So – let’s jump into this update!

Faster –

Squeeze Redirects – ever feel like these take a little longer than they should? Well, they are a lot faster now. Redirecting to a new page or to a download is speedier.

Listing Sitemaps – generating faster, displaying faster, hopefully causing less conditions where Google has issues with reading them.

IDX property pages – we’ve improved how we’re handling images on these pages and consequently upped the overall load speed. Fly my houses, fly!!

Better –

Squeeze Form Field Validation – all fields have validation now & validation is standardized. Look for this to continue improving the quality of your submitted lead data.

Better email deliverability for leads & notifications – we’ve implemented a service for emails from your site that should be much improved. Also, pro-tip – whitelist yourself so you always receive emails about leads & reviews.

#open Open House Leadlock now has a Path – you’ve been able to instantly turn any single property IDX page into an open house Leadlock just by adding #open for a while, but now you can direct these leads down a particular Path – click the Path’s icon at the bottom of the Open House IDX template selector.

And that pops up the Path’s dialog so you can choose where you want these leads to go:

Now – and here’s where we start getting into Prettier…Leadlock is great for adding a quick lead capture or open house form to any page. However, if you want to create a Squeeze page for an open house (or several) and then direct the leads from that Squeeze to a particular list or other system – well, that’s available now too!

Prettier –

Squeeze has a new category of templates – Open House

And how pretty is this?

Like single-property squeeze, this is completely editable, so not IDX-based – can be used for pre-listing, rentals, etc. You could create these for several open houses over a weekend, give each a different path so you could tag and track leads, etc. Lots of options with this. We will be adding new templates for these in coming updates.

Speaking of new templates, 2 popular Squeeze templates got refined and updated –

These aren’t huge changes, but some small CSS updates that the page feel more professional & designed – hover states on the buttons, radius’ on corners, etc.

Also their pop-ups were rewritten:

And speaking of templates – have you seen Bragwall lately? There are four, 4, (count’em) 4! templates you can easily switch between:

This is our ongoing direction for LeadSites – enable templates and then design and build them. We’ve simplified the code on our templates to make it easier and more standard to create them – Robert has always drawn our pages, but recently, he’s been designing, then coding the HTML and CSS. You’re going to see more and more of these in each app. How are these for pretty?

And…

And…

Mmm…choose the template that best fits your site, brand, personality. Try them on – go on, see which one fits you!!

Lots more goodness coming (homepages anyone?)(oops – I don’t think I was supposed to say that).

Thank you for your feedback – we listen, and dev/change/grow. It’s not always perfect, not as fast as we (and you) wish, but we are moving forward faster and faster. Thanks for reading and for being a part of this great community. We love what we do, and we hope it shows!

P.S. Did you set up your site to generate referral credits??

12/11 Update – These are a few of my favorite things…

No More Excitement

Dear readers – I must confess, I’m the excitable type. If I were an atomic molecule, I would be always trying for the higher energy field. Which might explain why these blogs are always structured like a panic attack – ‘wow – wow – wow, ps. wow.’

That said, today’s topics are so stellar, I’m just going to play it straight. No hype, no excitement. “Just the facts, ma’am.”

I’ll wait to hear your heads’ exploding as you find out how hard it is to keep this much awesome inside one brain. Good luck.

Team App

If you’ve ever wished you could add, edit, and display your team easily, your wish comes true today. Where in life does this even happen?

On the apps screen, you’ll see a lovely Team icon now.

Click it, and enter a new world of possibilities:

 

A Better Path – Multiple Improvements for Paths

‘A little old, a little new…’

Happy Grasshopper

Who needs a little happy in their lives? We’re integrated with Happy Grasshopper now – just choose that option in Paths, grab the email address from your Happy Grasshopper account for the tag you want the leads to receive and you’re off!

Agentology 

Who doesn’t need a little ology in their lives? That didn’t work too well – but our integration with Agentology works – send leads to Agentology for follow-up as buyer or seller leads!

Even better – like what Agentology offers? Get a 1-month free trial on us – click here for more info!!

Testing 1, 2, 3…

Ever wish you could just test a Path? Well…now you can – just click “Send a Test Lead”:

Hey you – breathe – I know this is exciting, but we need you to stick around longer than the 2 minutes it’s going to take to finish reading this post!!

Improved Integrations

If you’re a Top Producer user, we’ve deepened this integration (we’re shipping a Follow Up Boss improvement shortly as well)

New Lead icons

I’m just going to show you this one – hopefully these are pretty self-explanatory:

 

Speed Improvement for Site Editor Pages

Have you ever driven a car that seemed slow? I have. After a while, you start doubting that the speedometer is telling the truth. This does not feel like 50 MPH. Well…I’ll confess that the backside of a LeadSite felt like that sometimes. And I’ll forgive you if you assumed ‘if this thing is this slow for me, how slow is it for my visitors?’

But no more. In this update, there is a significant speedboost for the backend – I even miss seeing the green loading bars (I had to try three times to get this screencapture – that’s how much I love you!)

Along with all this goodness, there’s another crop of small enhancements that should make things work better throughout your LeadSite.

I hope you’re finding space in the days of this season to balance gratitude with the burning ambition to take over the world. We’re grateful for you – and we’re here to help you take over the world!!