TIME SAVINGS IDEA: What if we automated a way that you’d no longer have to create an article summary or enter 3-7 keywords with each article submission?
With our scale, we’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to make the article submission process even easier than it is and one solution we came up with last night was to remove 2 transactions from every article submission that could be accurately handled with some automation behind-the-scenes.
It may not seem like much… removing 2 things to do with each submissions, but at our scale, that would remove a couple MILLION human transactions annually… freeing up our members to do 2 less transactions with each submission and thus simplify the process a bit…giving you more time to write & submit even more articles.
Here’s how it’d work:
Article Summary Automation: The article summary would be automatically grafted from the first paragraph. If the first paragraph was only a single sentence, then we’d automatically create a 4-7 sentence paragraph from the following sentences until the summary was enough of a teaser to be valuable. Most article writers already load up the first 3-7 sentences with enticing overviews about what they’ll get with the rest of the article.
Keyword Automation: Using our own analysis of statistically improbably keywords and keyphrases in your article title, article body and potentially even your resource box; we could take a strong uncannily accurate prediction as to which keywords best describe your article’s intent. 3-9 months later, we could use the actual keywords that are used to find your article by our users to further tweak and refine the best keywords to aid all sites who still use our meta keywords tags to help them understand what the page is about.
Your thoughts? Good idea? Would this be a helpful enhancement to your member experience?