Removing mozRank and mozTrust from Raven

Earlier this year, Moz made the decision to discontinue their mozTrust and mozRank metrics in favor of bolstering their Domain/Page Authority data. We've removed these metrics as well, and are working to bring DA/PA into any tool where it was missing before.

You can read more about Moz's move away from mozRank and mozTrust here: https://moz.com/community/q/moz-s-new-link-explorer-including-our-revamped-index-and-da-pa-scores-is-now-open-to-everyone

October bug fixes

  • We updated Bing Ads from API v11 to API v12. No changes here, just some regular maintenance.
  • It turns out that Cover Pages and Tables of Contents in WYSIWYG Reports weren't waterfalling over to generated scheduled reports. We've improved this so that these features will always appear in your scheduled report PDFs (and so you can edit them in the generated reports).
  • Data from Constant Contact wasn't showing correctly in reporting.
  • Taiwan was missing from our Campaign Settings country listing. Sorry, Taiwanese customers!
  • Ordered lists in WYSIWYG Reports will show the correct order for sublists.
  • We were missing the Results column in Facebook Ads, which made it a little hard to understand how well your ad campaigns were succeeding.
  • Our PDF exporter didn't like the transparent Google Ads logo, so it wasn't displaying it. We've converted this so that your Google Ads widgets identify themselves properly.
  • When viewing Site Auditor Studio duplicate content in Raven, you weren't able to see exactly which URLs were duplicates of each other. We've added that column back into the platform view of Site Auditor Studio.

Bigger, More Colorful KPIs in WYSIWYG Reports

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KPIs in your reports and dashboards are bigger and more beautiful than ever! We've increased the size of the font to give your data the prominence that it deserves.

Even better, you can now control the background and font color for those KPIs, giving you a little more control over the style of your reports. You can choose one of 11 choices: White, Black, Red, Orange, Gold, Green, Turquoise, Light Blue, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

September bug fixes

  • We heard you: Raven looked pretty grey and blah. We've injected a lot more color into the platform, to make your marketing efforts a little less boring to look at.
  • Site Auditor Studio would only export the first page of data to CSV. So, if you were seeing 10 results on the page, you would export 10. This will paginate the response to give as much data as we possibly can.
  • In very rare cases, Constant Contact would show old test Raven data due to some deletions and changes to the Constant Contact code. No customer data was displayed—just Raven's own junk data—but it was still alarming to the handful of customers who could see it. This has been resolved, and our other tools cross-checked to prevent this in the future.
  • High volume LinkedIn accounts with a lot of Company Pages weren't seeing all of the companies available. You can now see up to 100 Company Pages.

Import Google Sheets data into WYSIWYG Reports

Raven customers have been able to import CSVs into WYSIWYG Reports for years, but it was never quite satisfying for marketers that wanted to show dynamic data in a scheduled report from their own spreadsheets.

We've heard your feedback and have added Google Sheets functionality into the Data Import widget. That means that you can bring automatically updating spreadsheet data into the tables in your report—no more having to upload new CSVs whenever the information changes.

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Keep in mind that Google Sheets must be Published to CSV in order to import into WYSIWYG Reports.

Scribe removed from Content Manager

Raven introduced Scribe to our suite of content marketing tools in 2013, allowing you to gain deep insight into the keyword density, readability, and SEO readiness of your content.

The company that provided Scribe has gone through some changes over the past five years, though. After discontinuing Scribe as a standalone product, Copyblogger has fully moved away from providing Scribe as a service entirely. As a result, we've removed Scribe from Raven.

This isn't the last you'll see from Raven's content and on-page marketing tools, though! We're in the process of investigating potential alternatives to help you keep your content reading well while still hitting your desired keywords. Stay tuned.

August bug fixes

  • Fixed a Google Analytics drill-down reporting issue with Event Actions displaying Event Campaigns.
  • When using Profile Limits, customers could enter a non-numeric entry which would cause significant issues with adding new Campaigns. We've removed the ability to enter anything other than 0 through 9 characters.
  • Constant Contact was updated to API v2. No new features here, but the tool is more future-proof now.
  • A few icons got jumbo sized in Microsoft Edge browsers. We pulled out the shrink ray to zap it back down a bit.
  • Looking for the Help icon? All of that's under Notifications now.
  • Quick Reports weren't generating from tools in Raven, instead showing a spinning circle instead of data. The report will now refresh properly to show that information.
  • The default Dashboard was overhauled to provide more of the SEO data that our customers love.
  • We removed a deprecated API method from Facebook Ads that was getting in the way of us being able to provide this data.
  • Google AdWords is now Google Ads. We've updated our tools and imagery to reflect the new name.
  • We updated our MailChimp integration from API v1.2 to v3.0, resolving a whole host of issues with accessing this data.
  • For some users, CallRail data wasn't showing up in reporting. This data will be consistently reportable now. We've also done a lot of clean-up with this tool to make it more robust.
  • If you're blocking a sub-user from accessing particular tools in your account, there were cases where the tool's heading would appear with nothing beneath it. We've refactored this so that your users get the most accurate (and least confusing!) picture of what tools they have access to.
  • Site Auditor Studio was showing "Array" in place of the number of pages that a particular error appeared on due to a change in how we calculate and display issues.

New filters for Search Analytics

While digging into the Google Search Analytics API, we discovered we could provide much more flexibility in our filtering options than we had built into the tool.

Now, when building filters in Search Analytics, you can filter by country, device, page, and search appearance. That allows you to drill down to just the keywords that you really care about—whether it's queries coming from India, countries using tablets, or whatever slice of data matters most.

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Pro-Tip: Filters can be saved and used in WYSIWYG Reports! Just click the Save button, give it a name, and set your new filter to Profile or Global.

More Site Auditor widget groups in WYSIWYG Reports

Site Auditor is a great resource for surfacing the issues that a current or potential client has with their website, allowing you to present a plan to fix those issues and improve their search engine standing.

But, up until now, adding all of the data from all of the Site Auditor sections was a lousy experience—you would have to add all of the widgets individually, by hand. Yikes! We've added pre-built widget groups for all issue categories in Site Auditor: Visibility, Meta, Content, Links, Images, Semantics, and Page Speed.

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Filter Search Analytics data by Keyword Manager source

Google Search Analytics can provide data on as many as 5,000 keywords for a given website, but not all of those keywords are going to be particularly useful to you. Now in Search Analytics, you can filter down to just the keywords that you've already added to Keyword Manager—not just in the tool itself but in reporting as well.

To filter that data, just find the Keyword Manager bubble on the Search Analytics tool:

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You can report on this data by editing your Search Analytics widget and choosing Keyword Manager in the widget settings.

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