Feature Announcements

10 Little Great Improvements

  • May 7, 2018
  • Veronika Martosova

We're constantly improving ContentKing with new features and improvements, and already make sure you hear about our big "game changer" releases. This time we're taking a minute to appreciate the little things in life – in this case the small improvements we've been rolling out.

Let's take a look at the 10 little big improvements we've recently shipped!

1. Discover the URL depth of your pages

You can now find the URL depth of any page on your website on the Pages screen, allowing you to filter down and create segments based on the place of your pages within your website's directory structure. What's more, switch into the visual Graphs view to see how your website's pages are hierarchically distributed!

ContentKing - URL depth

You can enable the URL Depth column by editing your Column Sets:

ContentKing - Column settings

2. Search and segment on Hreflang

Another new column available on the Pages screen: Hreflang! Use this to quickly check what audience your targeting with a page or group your pages based on this field. Create for example segments for every language you support. Use it in tandem with Segment short codes (read below) to make it even easier to identify your content!

ContentKing - Hreflang

3. Add short codes to your Segments

A lot of our users love the incredible power of Segments. Setup is simple and then you can use them to filter through your reports and issues or even to customize the auditing suite. Now it's even easier to get oriented with the addition of optional short codes! On top of setting a name and color for each segment, you can now choose a short code for it as well:

ContentKing - Shortcodes

4. Resizable columns

I'll save you the technical mumbo-jumbo, but making columns resizable on the web is harder than it seems. That's why this was high on our wishlist for so long, but not anymore: it's here! Drag and drop to resize your columns:

ContentKing - Resizable Columns

5. Display the Full URL in the Pages screen

And now that we have resizable columns, we've also included the often-requested feature: showing the full URL in the Pages screen! Although it was always possible to see the protocol and domain as separate columns, now there's also a single column that combines all of them in a single view:

ContentKing - Full URL

6. Power up your filters with Regular Expressions

This is one for the power users: you can now use regular expressions to filter for specific patterns. Looking for pages where the page title contains a number? Enter pattern:.*[0-9].*. Want to match all URLs that contain foo or bar? Use pattern:.*foo.*|.*bar.*.

ContentKing - Regular Expressions

7. Change the User Agent

There are situations where you want ContentKing to identify itself differently. For example when you're using a solution like Prerender.io to serve a static version of your webpages to search engines. Great news: from now you can do so from the website's settings:

ContentKing - User Agent string

If you need to set a fully custom User Agent string just reach out to us and we'll be happy to enable this for your account.

8. Control monitoring speed

Sometimes different situations call for different monitoring intensities. Doing a big migration? Now you can temporarily speed up ContentKing to make sure everything gets looked at right away. Expecting a mission critical peak in traffic? Throttle ContentKing back to free up server load. Adjusting crawl speed is easy:

ContentKing - Monitoring speed

To let ContentKing crawl faster than 100%, you'll need to verify domain ownership by connecting Google Search Console.

9. Set separate Peak / Off-peak monitoring speeds

Continuing on the previous point: you can even schedule the ContentKing crawler to accommodate your regular traffic behavior. Super useful if you want ContentKing to slow down a bit during daytime when you have a lot of visitors on your website and let it go faster during the night when your website isn't as busy.

ContentKing - Peak / peak off monitoring speed

10. Search in Websites Switcher

It's not uncommon for our users to have a lot of websites in their account (some even close to 100!), so being able to quickly search through this makes sense right? Right. So that's why we added the search field to the website switcher, which shows up automatically when you have seven or more websites in your account:

Search in Websites Switcher
Veronika Martosova

Veronika is ContentKing's Product Manager. She loves talking to our customers to understand their needs and then work with the development team to come up with the right solutions to them. She enjoys working on the intersection of design, development, marketing and business.