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BLASTauthor’s Growing Feature List

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or someone who’s barely touched a blog, BLASTauthor will make it easy to add and organize content within your website. On top of that, built-in tools will help with social marketing, offline marketing, and search engine optimization. Plus, these tools provide an edge over the competition by supplying readers, fans, followers, customers, vendors, and potential clients valuable information about who you are. So stick around as we go through a few of the many features of BLASTauthor.

Easily Create Articles

First off, articles should be easy to create which is why BLASTauthor’s interface is streamlined for rapidly writing articles. Uploading photos, managing documents, categorizing, and scheduling publish dates can all be done from one screen.

The control center for creating an article. Easily add, edit, and publish articles through BLASTauthor’s interface.The control center for creating an article. Easily add, edit, and publish articles through BLASTauthor’s interface.

Paragraph and Advanced Editor

Subheadings, bullet points, short paragraphs, and bold-faced text give the eye something to ‘grab’ onto as it scans the article. Since readers are more likely to skim through an article, the Paragraph Editor was created to help make content ‘scannable’. The Advanced Editor is similar to using Microsoft Word. It has many comparable features and comes in handy for those whose time is limited; maybe you want to cut-and-paste the employee handbook from Word – and call it a day. Read The Difference Between Paragraph and Advanced Editor for more information.

The most popular basic features, such as bold and italics, are included with the Paragraph Editor.The most popular basic features, such as bold and italics, are included with the Paragraph Editor.

Automatic AutoSave

Imagine working on an article and an emergency call comes in claiming a pipe broke and water is everywhere. There’s no time to save what you’re doing, you must go. BLASTauthor’s built-in auto-save feature saves the article every few minutes. you can rest assured that if distracted, you won’t lose the work you have created.

Articles are automatically saved in case an emergency arises. Articles are automatically saved in case an emergency arises.

Schedule Article Releases

A big snowstorm is on the way and you know business will come to a halt. Your team decides to have a big sale the day before to make up for potential losses. Scheduling an article release date is straightforward; simply write an article and schedule it for the following morning. At the designated time, it will appear on your site, making all visitors aware of the huge ‘Snow Storm Sale’.

Schedule release dates using BLASTauthor’s Publish toolbar.Schedule release dates using BLASTauthor’s Publish toolbar.

RSS Feed

RSS feeds are a bloggers best friend. It can connect to Facebook and Twitter. Afterward, when an article is published on BLASTauthor, it will automatically post to these social networks. All your fans and followers will be aware of the new article and possibly spread the word to their friends and followers. Read RSS Feeds: Part I to find out another reason why RSS feeds are helpful.

SEO Friendly URLs

SEO URLs are web addresses that make sense. For example, which one is more helpful; wisnet.com/inner.iml?ID=20 or wisnet.com/we-design-websites? The URL’s are listed along with results when searching Google and Bing. See example below.

The SEO friendly URL appears below the Meta Description on Google’s results page.The SEO friendly URL appears below the Meta Description on Google’s results page.

Automatic Creation of Meta Title and Description

Are you clueless when it comes to search engine optimization? That’s okay, BLASTauthor automatically borrows parts of the article for the Meta Title and Description. To become more familiar with this terminology, read How Important is the Meta Title and How Important is the Meta Description.

Take Control of the Meta Title and Description with SEO Ninja

For those who feel comfortable with search engine optimization, we have a solution called SEO Ninja. SEO Ninja’s easy-to-use interface will assist when editing meta data. If needed, read 5 Tips for Writing Effective Meta Titles to brush up on your skills.

Easily modify meta data with the SEO Ninja plugin.Easily modify meta data with the SEO Ninja plugin.

Easily Add Word Documents, PDF’s, and more.

With the Library Ninja plugin, you can easily link to documents from within your articles. Simply upload a document (Word, PDF, Excel, etc). and copy the link to the content. It’s that simple!

Social Bookmarks

If you’ve visited a few blogs lately, you might have noticed the Facebook, Twitter, Digg and various other icons at the bottom of an article. They are called social bookmarks and give readers the tools needed to post the article to their social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. If a reader finds interest in the article and mentions it to their friends and followers, it will draw traffic to your website and company.

Readers can easily share blog articles with their social networking buddies.Readers can easily share blog articles with their social networking buddies.

Email to a Friend

Similar to Social Bookmarks, the Email to a Friend plugin gives readers the ability to tell their friends via email about the article. It’s another tool to allow readers to ‘spread the word’.

Printer Friendly

Every once in a while, someone might want to print the article. It could be for many reasons (poor eyesight, future reference, etc).

Conclusion

With an abundant amount of features for both pros and amateurs, BLASTauthor is a sublime blogging tool to integrate into any site. Automation will save time, and social bookmarks and RSS can assist with social marketing through Facebook and Twitter. Blast off with BLASTauthor to take your website to another galaxy!