Rankings and Recommendations Bug Fixes

Attention! We just pushed fixes for two bugs:

  • There was an issue where keywords would sometimes erroneously report as being unranked, when in fact the site does rank in the top 100 of Google for that keyword.
  • Our Self-Optimizing alert emails were giving an inaccurate recommendation count in the body of the email.

Both of these are now fixed!

Also, just a word of note: we are constantly working on improving this software. Many of our releases are for backend improvements that as a user you might not immediately notice, so they don't warrant a post here.

But! If you ever see an issue or have an idea, please do drop us a line in the support chat ;)


New Self-Optimizing Recommendations Page Design

Just a head's up that we did a redesign on the Recommendations page for the Self-Optimizing SEO tool.

Our goal with the redesign was to a.) make the page load faster! and b.) give you a good overview of all the code and content optimizations you have.

We appreciate all of the feedback you've given us, and we'll keep working to make everything the best we can!

Need Help Installing the Code Snippet? Email Your Dev!

To install the Self-Optimizing SEO tool, you just need to add one line to your <head>.

Have a developer or tech guy who normally handles your website? We added a shiny new, little button on the Self-Optimizing code installation page and on-boarding wizard to drop him a line with the code snippet and instructions on installing it.

No need to add them to your Alli team or copy and paste, just click the button ;)

Fixes Loading Issues on Self-Optimizing Recommendations page

We just deployed some updates to our Self-Optimizing SEO Recommendations page to improve the load speed of the page, reduce server load, and fix various small issues with viewing and approving Recommendations that users have been experiencing.

Thank you for the feedback from all the new (and returning!) users! We're working around the clock to handle the growth and continue improving the Self-Optimizing SEO tool.

Introducing Self-Optimizing SEO

Our old software showed you how to get more SEO traffic for your website.

It was ok. Helpful, but you still had to do the work.

I didn't know about you, but I'd much rather have somebody else doing the work than me!

Or…something else?

That's why we made Self-Optimizing SEO.

It's really simple, and it works like it sounds:

  • 1. You install the code snippet on your site.
  • 2. You review and approve which SEO code changes you want.
  • 3. That's it. Your site is optimized.

Some of our early testers have already had tens of thousands of SEO code changes done for their sites in literally seconds.

Plus, we're adding more and more optimizations every day. So as we're able to do more SEO optimizations for you, we will.

You just install the code, click approve and your site is optimized.

I've gotta be honest: It's magical. I keep adding our site over and over again just to play with it. I mean you just press "Approve" and your site is optimized!

To check it out just login to your account, you'll see the "Self-Optimizing SEO" link on the left hand menu.

Or if you add a new site, our installation wizard will walk you through everything step-by-step (takes five minutes).

We're still rolling the Self-Optimizing tool out across all accounts, so be on the lookout for an email once it's live for your account!

Bulk Keyword Deletion, Performance Improvements

You've asked for it, now you've got it. We've just added bulk keyword deletion to the Alli AI dashboard.

Now you can delete as many keywords from your rank tracking and optimization at once as you want.

NOTE: Please do keep in mind that when you delete keywords from a site, you will lose any optimization tasks associated with that keyword.

We've also made some across the board performance improvements that should lead to a snappier look and feel to your Alli AI dashboard.

We've also laid the foundation for some more stuff to come….

More soon!

Specify Keyword's Ranking URL

To be honest, this one was long overdue!

Normally, Alli picks up your highest ranking URL from Google and uses that URL for keyword tracking and optimization.

Of course, there are plenty of cases in SEO where you might want to pick your own URL which isn't the highest ranked URL for that keyword…

And now you can =)

To set a custom URL for any keyword, just click the "Edit" button on the Keyword table (looks like a pencil). On the next page you can set a custom URL until your little heart's content.

Anytime you change a URL, we'll also update all of your tasks for that keyword with the new URL!

Faster Tasks and Assorted Bug Fixes

We've updated or task finders to run faster than ever!

In most cases, when you add a new Focus Keyword to Alli, you should now have updated tasks for that keyword in your dashboard within minutes.

We've also fixed a number of bugs including a bug where some users received an error message when changing their Focus Keyword.

All External Links Now Open in New Tabs Plus Bug Fixes

All external links from the Alli AI dashboard now open in a new tab or window!

This was probably the most requested change over the last few months...

Now you've got it ;)

Any external links will have an "arrow" icon next to them, that way you know ahead of time that a new tab will be opened...

That's it!

Plus, our most recent update included a number of small bug fixes. Everything from typos to fixing an issue with the New Keywords form that affected Safari users...

So keep the feedback coming, and we'll keep making Alli AI better!

Quickly Cancel Tasks That Aren't Right for You

Have some tasks or link possibilities that you know right away aren't right for your site?

Hey, Alli does her best but sometimes a keyword might have multiple meanings (delivering non-topic link possibilities), or you know for other reasons you can't have a link...

You can now dismiss those automagically ;)

There's now a checkbox to the left of every task on the task category pages, just click that box then use the "bulk cancel" button at the bottom....y voila!

We've had a number of users request this, and we hope this will save you a bunch of time and make your Alli experience even better =)