We’re on a roll, and picking up steam.
During the last couple of weeks, we’ve had two new team members come on board here at Rival IQ. As you might imagine, this is exciting for us both because of what it says about our journey (trending up) and because we’ll be able to get more done for you, our customers! We also shipped a couple of new features while we were at it. More details on both topics await you below. Just keep reading.
Hey Notable Activity…We’re Calling You Out!
After delivering our new activity matrix in the profile manager last sprint, we couldn’t resist including the feature in your dashboard, too. Now, when you log into Rival IQ, you’ll see a new “Notable Activity” section in your dashboard that includes a summary of companies that have made notable moves during the last week, month, or quarter. And just like everything else on your dashboard, you can filter your view using tags and time period selections to find just what you need.
Of course, we made other additions and improvements to the product as well, so here are the complete details of what we shipped this week. Everything is available for you now in Rival IQ :
- Notable Activity in Dashboard “Notable Activity” is now the topmost section of your Rival IQ Dashboard and contains a summarization of notable moves, both up and down, that your competitors have made during the time period you select. Holding your mouse over each activity indicator (red/green globes) will reveal the details about the change. Additionally, we touched up the linking on each of the activity indicators to take you to the relevant section of that company’s profile page.
- Data Feedback Tool As many of you know, our application is quite good at automatically finding all of the relevant details about companies that you add. Still, there are times when our system fails, or there is some ambiguity as to the best Twitter handle, Facebook page, etc to associate with companies in our system. To make it simple for you to tell us when channels are missing or incorrect, we added a simple, inline feedback widget that lets you tell us that something is wrong with the data for any particular company. We hope that you’ll find it an easy way to say, “Hey Rival IQ, fix this up already!”
Here’s a look at the new Notable Activity section of our Dashboard (both closed and open):
The Team is Growing!
No no, we didn’t have any more babies (technically, our wives had the babies, anyway). We have all we can handle for the moment, thank you very much.
Instead, we’re growing the part of the team that actually does work, and we are very pleased to welcome Keith Moore and Danielle Prager to the Rival IQ family. Keith is a super-duper software developer, avid bicyclist, and coffee aficionado who has done stints at a variety of local software shops from big to small (Microsoft, V2Green/Gridpoint). You can follow him on Twitter, @keithmo.
Danielle joins the Rival IQ team as a recent Seattle transplant and University of Central Florida Psychology grad (side note: my Pittsburgh Panthers last played UCF in 2006, delivering a 52-7 walloping to the Knights. Danielle claims that a 2013 rematch would yield a crushing defeat for Pitt. I guess we’ll never know.). A good match for Rival IQ with her interest in social media, she’ll be working to bolster our product marketing efforts as well as bringing customer feedback and her own experience back to our product. You can follow Danielle on Twitter, @Danielle_Prager.
We’re all very excited to have both Keith and Danielle with us. Go team!
What’s next at Rival IQ?
More product, more product, more product. We are cooking up more product changes, improvements, and polish. You want details?
On deck for the next few sprints, we’re still looking to improve the ease with which you can find valuable information from our web page history information. As much as we think that there is good data in there, it is still too hard to find the gems. Second, many of you have been asking for more efficient ways to get reports out of Rival IQ. We’ve heard you and are evaluating how best to make this happen. Also, we’re looking to add Google+ to our data channels that we track to give you a more complete picture of your competitive landscape. Last but not least, we’re very excited about planning out how to give you deeper information and insights on the content that your competitors produce every day. It will be a little while longer, but this will be worth waiting for, we promise.
Help?! And thanks!
We continue to grow and evolve our vision of how Rival IQ can help you market more effectively. Your feedback and input really does make a difference, so please don’t hesitate to email us or use our in-app messaging to let us know how to improve things for you.
Hey, hey, looking good feedback crew. Thanks for your input. This round’s thank yous go to: MattH, WillF, ZachB, LaurentB, ChrisM, MattL, TimR, GregM, CarlosS, IanS, LynnR, ScottA, ToddB, RonL, ChrisD, DavidC, and WillM.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Rival IQ Team: John, SethP, Doc, Keith, and Danielle