BlackMonk v3.5 introduces path-breaking advancements that enable publishers to create a delightful user experience. BlackMonk provides enhanced monetization capabilities that enable publishers to create highly profitable revenue channels. The latest release also introduces new responsive templates featuring minimalistic UI that brings content to the center stage - providing users a great way to browse and read content.
BlackMonk v3.5 delivers enhanced functionality across all areas including: SEO, site management, geo-location features, reports and more.
Add a new dimension to your online directory business
The online directory business is based on traditional subscription model that has remained unchanged for years. BlackMonk v3.5 adds a new dimension to the directory business, by merging the traditional subscription model with commission-based coupon sales.
Publishers can now allow directory subscribers (merchants) to sell coupons on the website’s deal store. Merchants can add deals via their directory listing, set coupon inventory and receive payments through online/offline mode. The system allows publishers to set a commission rate, and automates all financial computations as well as payment processing.
This unique revenue model allows merchants to drive sales, and creates high potential revenue opportunity for publishers.
Keep ahead of trends and achieve goals through actionable insights
In order to achieve business goals, publishers must keep-up with the changing preferences of users and advertisers. BlackMonk v3.5 provides enhanced reports through which publishers can track traffic, monitor business performance and keep tabs on revenues.
The advanced reporting system, provides a convenient way to track more than 100 KPIs across variable timelines. It enables publishers to find answers to questions like: which area of website is most popular with users, which service earns maximum revenue, what kind of content is shared by users – and so on. The reports offer valuable insights, which help in formulating strategies - aimed at achieving desired business objectives.
Enhance content presentation with mobile ready templates
Now, publishers can maximize the visual impact of their website and promote readership by making content more accessible. BlackMonk provides mobile ready Opal and Ivory templates - featuring content focused design that allows users to browse and read content with ease. The new templates ensures great content presentation across all sections of the website, and provide seamless user experience across computers and mobile devices.
Drive traffic through Google rich snippet optimization
We understand that search driven traffic amounts to more than half of the total page views received by web publications. Which is why BlackMonk has always provided strong SEO features that allow publishers to improve search rankings through customization of SEO configurations - at page and section level. BlackMonk v3.5 enhances the SEO capabilities by optimizing content pages to leverage the benefits of Google rich snippets.
Rich snippets is a feature of Google Search, which structures the description of a search listing – based on nature/type of targeted content. For example, the listing of a product review includes: story title, date of publication, star ratings and brief summary. Google rich snippets optimization helps in boosting website traffic, as search listings featuring well-structured description are reported to have a higher Click through Rate (CTR).
Create beautiful pages with inline editor
In addition to creating editorial content, publishers need a convenient way to create and manage generic pages like ‘About us’, ‘Advertise with us’, ‘Terms of Service’, ‘Editorial Guidelines’ etc.
BlackMonk v3.5 introduces the advanced inline editor that allows publishers to create pages with rich formatting, photos and videos. Unlike the conventional WYSIWYG editor where content is edited within a small text area, the inline editor gives the experience of editing a live web page. The handy context menu provides all the formatting plus media insert options, and can be invoked with a single click.
Syndicate content to websites and apps
BlackMonk now provides an API framework to allow publishers syndicate content to third party websites and apps. The framework makes it possible to selectively fetch content from specific section of the source site.
BlackMonk v3.5 is the most powerful user focused and business focused publishing platform – that helps publishers to grow their audience and generate higher revenues. If you are interested in taking your publishing business to the next level then click here to get it touch.
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