AGORACOM 3.0 Launches Next Week! Learn All About It.
You Asked For It, You Got It! AGORACOM Upgrades Site Based On Member Feedback
“AGORACOM 3.0 Is The Best Ever. It Will Further Increase Our Leadership As The Smartest and Cleanest Small Cap Community By Several Magnitudes Because We Listened To Our Members and Delivered.
We Thank Our Awesome Members For Contributing To and Beta Testing The New Site. No Other Finance Site Has This Kind Of Member Collaboration and That Gives Me More Pride Than Anything Else.”
- George Tsiolis, AGORACOM Founder
I am very happy to announce that AGORACOM has undergone a significant upgrade and we are now preparing to launch AGORACOM 3.0 next week with some incredible features.
In keeping with our model of collaborating with, listening to and building the site for members, you will be happy to know that most of the upgrades are coming as a result of feedback and input from valuable members like you.
I want to thank you and all members for the time you take to provide suggestions, report bugs and tell us how to make your experience even better than it already it is. Unlike other sites that build for the benefit of advertisers, AGORACOM has become “The Small-Cap Epicentre” by delivering tools that you need and request.
To this end, here is the list of upgrades you can expect to see rolling out next week:
The #1 thing we heard from members is the need to be able to access AGORACOM from their mobile phones. Our first attempt at an app was a good one but it had limitations and wasn’t accessible on every mobile device or platform (there are just too many!).
As such, you’ll be happy to know that AGORACOM is now mobile friendly and simply beautiful. No apps, no downloads. Just go to AGORACOM on your phone and you’re in. Give it a try as soon as the new site is live next week.
YOUR CUSTOMIZED FRONT PAGE
The AGORACOM Home Page has always been a great source of information … but it was always populated with information that WE picked for you. As good as we think we are, members told us it would be very valuable if the front page also contained daily information that was important specifically to them. How could we say no?
Now, only one of the front page news tabs (“Latest News”) belongs to us, the rest belong to you as follows:
You’re engaged in multiple important threads on multiple HUBS on AGORACOM but you don’t always have time to keep up with replies to each of them. Now, you simply any message(s) and all replies to them will be conveniently listed right on your front page.
This is especially helpful when you only have a few spare minutes and checking in from your mobile device.
AGORACOM Members have their favourite HUBS … but they also have favourite members that post great information on multiple HUBS. Until now, there was no easy way to keep track of those posts, especially if that member started posting on a new HUB. Now, you simply any member and their posts show up in your stream.
You have your favourite HUBS and love the discussion between members … but sometimes you just want to know if the companies themselves had something important to say via press release, interview, CEO post (YES, that is coming), etc.
Now, you simply add them as a favourite HUB and their posts show up in your stream.
The very purpose of AGORACOM is to discover great new small cap companies and great members. Discovering companies was always easy thanks to our front page news, newsflash, banners, etc. However, discovering great members usually only came from your favourite HUBS.
The “Top Members” tab will be populated by members that have achieved a points threshold and we believe posts great new content that members will benefit from.
FRONT PAGE VIDEO PLAYER AND PLAYLIST
AGORACOM CEO Interviews are renowned for being hard-hitting and informative because we don’t softball our guests. To this end, you’ll be happy to know that our front page video player has been vastly improved with the addition of a playlist of our most recent interviews so that you can easily discover new companies that go Beyond The Press Release as we dive deep into their latest news.
PRIVATE MESSAGING + IGNORE
These great features are back. Ignore was gone for too long and private messaging had to be taken offline earlier this year but they are both back and not going anywhere.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING
We’d love for you to spend every minute of your web time on AGORACOM but, hey, that’s just wishful thinking. We know that both our members and non-members are developing networks on other sites as well, so we’ve made it easy to share your own posts and posts of other members.
In fact, we encourage it. AGORACOM is regarded as the cleanest finance community on the planet, so sharing smart posts on other networks will only serve to help attract more great minds. Look for these buttons at the bottom of any post and start sharing!!
AGORACOM always ranked amongst the fastest finance sites in the world … we just got waaaaay faster thanks to upgraded software and servers.
AGORACOM 3.0 – FRESH, CLEANER DESIGN
AGORACOM 2.0 received numerous awards and recognition for its design … but just like your spouse wants to renovate the house every few years, we needed a fresher look as well. Don’t worry, we haven’t change the usability of the site, we just freshened it up.
COMING SOON ….
There are a couple of cool items we couldn’t get ready for the launch but will be ready within a couple of weeks, so look out for these:
VIDEO EMBED FOR HIGH RANKING MEMBERS
AGORACOM already provides higher ranking members with the ability to post charts and images. Soon, they will also be able to embed YouTube videos.
UPDATED & CURRENT HUB LEADER LISTS
The HUB Leader list on each HUB is an important feature that allows members to reach out to HUB Leaders for various important reasons. One weakness in the feature was the list did not eliminate inactive HUB Leaders. Problem solved. Soon, the HUB Leaders list will hide inactives and only list active HUB Leaders.
We want to thank you again for helping make AGORACOM “The Small-Cap Epicentre.” You can expect to see more subtle changes to the site in the months to keep providing you the cleanest, smartest, most valuable small-cap community on the planet.
As always, we welcome your feedback with respect to this update and look forward to further suggestions you have about making AGORACOM even better.
AGORACOM now serves as a great example to the entire financial industry of what can be achieved when an entire community works together in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner.
Thanks and have a great day.
George, Jeff et al.