Textmetrics Releases

At Textmetrics, our team works hard to respond to your feedback and process this into our monthly releases. By employing the latest AI + big data analysis technology, we have built an innovation that allows for our vision to become a reality. We are thrilled to work on improving this innovation further by collaborating with some of the world’s most innovative companies.

15 JANUARY 2020 RELEASE

EXPORT

Added option to export details of SEO and Content analysis for pages. You can use the Extended Export option from the Export menu’s for this. In the export you will find the results for all the SEO and Content quality rules for the selected pages.

EXTENDED SUPPORT FOR NORWEGIAN

Added extended support for Norwegian (ao. in Topic Analysis) and added Lithuanian for Topic Analysis.

ADD ALTERNATIVE WORDS

You can now add your suggestions for alternative words; eg. when replacing a difficult word.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Improved Sitecrawler API output (speed and contents)
  • Added A1-C2 score details in Sitecrawler and Sitetracker exports and API output
  • Improved recognizing list items as separate sentences.
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Passive voice analysis for German gave weird results in specific cases.
  • Overall results of Content Ranking Index were missing in PDF export
  • Updated API documentation
  • Several small (UI) tweaks and improvements

19 DECEMBER 2019 RELEASE

SITECRAWLER IMPROVEMENTS

Faster crawling, additional data fields in API output, faster loading of results and advanced options to crawl a set of pages, limit to specific URL patterns and set cookies.

TOPIC ANALYSIS

Added suggestions for words to use specifically in Title and Meta Description, added option to optimize SEO rules based on top ranking content, improved UI.

WORDPRESS PLUGIN

Update of plugin with several bug fixes and new option to work with API key (Enterprise customers).

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Wordlists: you can now set / override the language of white-/black-/mandatory wordlists. The language setting is used to automatically determine all kinds of variations of the words on your lists.
  • Team stats: added option for teamleader to view team activity and progress stats.
  • Added “table” functionality in the “old” editor
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several small tweaks and bug fixes.
  • Fixed bug that prevented loading of pagetracker results page in specific cases
  • Updated API documentation
  • Sitetracker details: for some pages credibility score was not shown

16 NOVEMBER 2019 RELEASE

IMPROVED WORD LISTS

The system will now try to match all kinds of variations of the words on your lists, like singular/plural and past/present tense.

TONE OF VOICE SUGGESTIONS

Customer specific tone-of-voice / branding analysis

Team collaboration:

Assign the teamleader role to multiple people in your team – allowing them eg. to manage users in your team, access to project, etc.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Smart white/black/mandatory words lists: we’ve added a little touch of AI to the whitelist/blacklist/mandatory words list feature – the system will now try to match all kinds of variations of the words on your lists, like singular/plural and past/present tense.
  • Tone-of-voice suggestions: extended the content quality analysis rules to allow for customer specific tone-of-voice / branding analysis (available for Enterprise plans).
  • Team / collaboration: you can now assign the teamleader role to multiple people in your team – allowing them eg. to manage users in your team, access to project, etc.
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several small tweaks and bug fixes.
  • Increased frequency of updating keyword data for Content Ranking Index.
  • Added new spellcheck rules.
  • Fixed export page issue with incomplete profile info.
  • Added option to ignore parts of content for analysis

21 OCTOBER 2019 RELEASE

NEW DRUPAL 8 PLUGIN

The plugin allows you to use the Textmetrics content analysis and suggestions directly in your Drupal CMS.

TOPIC ANALYSIS

We improved concept extraction by adding newly trained part-of-speech tagging modules.

PowerBI INTEGRATION

Our PowerBI connector allows you to build custom dashboards in Microsoft PowerBI

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Drupal 8 plugin. We have released our Drupal 8 plugin.
  • Sitecrawler: brand new functionality to analyze complete websites. Sitecrawler is using our innovative and advanced crawling technologies with real user browsing experience, allowing to read all content on a page (also for sites using eg. Angular, React). Only available with our Enterprise plans.
  • Topic Analysis: improved concept extraction by adding newly trained part-of-speech tagging modules.
  • Improved the functionality to extract a keyword(phrase) from a page: added more language knowledge to set a keyword, used eg. when importing a page and setting the initial keyword and for the Sitetracker functionality.
  • Added option to give team members restricted menu options and less options in the editor (clean UI).
  • Created PowerBI integration to allow for custom dashboards and reports (Enterprise plans)
  • Extended Competition checker to allow for restricting results to a specific subdomain
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several tweaks, improvements and bug fixes.
  • In some cases the markup toolbar was scrolling out of view.
  • Link in email to stop weekly CRI updates did not work.
  • In some cases complex sentences were not (all) highlighted in text.

23 SEPTEMBER 2019 RELEASE

TOPIC ANALYSIS

Completely new strategy in our topic analysis which brings better results.

Keyword extraction service

We’ve created a new smart method for extracting keywords / concepts from existing content.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Google docs add-in: added highlighting. In our Google docs add-in you can now also highlight words / sentences from the suggestions, so you can easily see where to make changes in your content.
  • Topic Analysis: several improvements, eg. we are now using our brand new Part of Speech tagger in topic analysis, eg. to filter out non relevant words. Next to that we have implemented a completely new strategy in our topic analysis which brings better results. Under the hood we have prepared some more improvements which we will be adding over the coming weeks. If you’d like to get access to Topic Analysis, please contact our support team via chat or mail (support@textmetrics.com).
  • Updates of WordPress and EpiServer plugins. Currently under development is our Drupal 8 plugin; we plan to release this in October.
  • Keyword extraction service: we’ve created a new smart method for extracting keywords / concepts from existing content. This is used eg. when importing a page to set the initial keyword and when setting up Sitetrackers to automatically detect a keyword for a page.
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several tweaks, improvements and bug fixes.
  • In some cases changes in your page description were not “seen” by the realtime SEO analysis.
  • The keyword density analysis is now better filtering stop/common words
  • In some cases the SEO suggestions were off when using a . (dot) in your keyword.
  • “Formatted word” is now supported in the project/bulk export.

26 AUGUST 2019 RELEASE

WORD ADD-IN TEMPLATES

You can now create templates that will allow you to mark parts of the text to be used as title, description, keyword and mark text that should be excluded from analysis.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Word add-in: added highlighting. In our Word add-in you can now also highlight words / sentences from the suggestions. To make sure you have the latest version of the add-in, please reload/refresh the add-in. It should say v2019.08.26 at the bottom.
  • Improved highlighting : in some cases when highlighting the suggestions from “passive voice” check and spellcheck, all occurences of these words were highlighted.
  • Options to exclude parts of text from the analysis and from export : you can now mark parts of your content which you want to exclude from the content analysis or want to exclude when exporting the content. More info here.
  • Updates of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Google Docs, Episerver and Sitecore plugins : they are now all in the new Textmetrics style and include small bugfixes as well.
  • For the Word add-in you can now create templates that will allow you to mark parts of the text to be used as title, description, keyword and mark text that should be excluded from analysis and/or from uploading to your Textmetrics account. For more information about this, please contact our support team.
  • We have merged the knowledgebase in the application with the FAQ’s on the public site. They are now all in one place: www.textmetrics.com/knowledgebase
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several tweaks, improvements and bug fixes.
  • In the page list you will now also see the project name for each page.
  • When you have a list of word suggestions opened for one of the rules, opening another list will not close the first one.
  • CRI PDF export contained some formatting issues in specific cases.
  • Supporting keywords area was too small when using longer phrases.
  • In the Word add-in you can now set up more than 3 supporting keywords.
  • Marking text with H3/H4/H5/H6 made the cursor jump to a different location in the document.
  • Supporting keywords are now marked in bold and with a checkbox when they are used in the content.

26 AUGUST 2019 RELEASE

WORD ADD-IN TEMPLATES

You can now create templates that will allow you to mark parts of the text to be used as title, description, keyword and mark text that should be excluded from analysis.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Word add-in: added highlighting. In our Word add-in you can now also highlight words / sentences from the suggestions. To make sure you have the latest version of the add-in, please reload/refresh the add-in. It should say v2019.08.26 at the bottom.
  • Improved highlighting : in some cases when highlighting the suggestions from “passive voice” check and spellcheck, all occurences of these words were highlighted.
  • Options to exclude parts of text from the analysis and from export : you can now mark parts of your content which you want to exclude from the content analysis or want to exclude when exporting the content. More info here.
  • Updates of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Google Docs, Episerver and Sitecore plugins : they are now all in the new Textmetrics style and include small bugfixes as well.
  • For the Word add-in you can now create templates that will allow you to mark parts of the text to be used as title, description, keyword and mark text that should be excluded from analysis and/or from uploading to your Textmetrics account. For more information about this, please contact our support team.
  • We have merged the knowledgebase in the application with the FAQ’s on the public site. They are now all in one place: www.textmetrics.com/knowledgebase
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several tweaks, improvements and bug fixes.
  • In the page list you will now also see the project name for each page.
  • When you have a list of word suggestions opened for one of the rules, opening another list will not close the first one.
  • CRI PDF export contained some formatting issues in specific cases.
  • Supporting keywords area was too small when using longer phrases.
  • In the Word add-in you can now set up more than 3 supporting keywords.
  • Marking text with H3/H4/H5/H6 made the cursor jump to a different location in the document.
  • Supporting keywords are now marked in bold and with a checkbox when they are used in the content.

9 JULY 2019 RELEASE

B1 / ADVANCED READABILITY MODULE

Now supports French and Portugese (including Brazilian Portugese).

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • B1 / advanced readability module now supports French and Portugese (including Brazilian Portugese).
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and small changes.

1 JULY 2019 RELEASE

TEXTMETRICS REBRAND

A complete rebranding of our application.

COMPETITION CHECKER REVISED

Added new data sources and logic to determine competitor sites and their keywords.

TOPIC ANALYSIS IMPROVED

Now you can set a specific location (city/region) for the analysis.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Rebranding webtexttool to Textmetrics. Read more about it.
  • B1 / advanced readability module now supports Polish.
  • Competition checker revised: added new data sources and logic to determine competitor sites and their keywords.
  • In the weekly updates mails for the Content Ranking Index and Sitetrackers you will now find the scores of the previous reports and details of your competitors for a better overview.
  • Topic analysis: now you can set a specific location (city/region) for the analysis. And fixed a bug that dynamic SEO settings were not always applied directly when creating a new page. Topic Analysis is an early access feature [on request]
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and small changes.
  • When creating a team project it’s no longer needed to add at least one page in the setup process.
  • From the top navbar you can now create a new page from file import.
  • Speed improvements when running content quality analysis.

6 JUNE 2019 RELEASE

EXTENDED DYNAMIC SEO SUGGESTIONS

Based on deep analysis of top ranking pages – part of Topic Analysis feature

NEW SITECORE PLUGIN

Use Textmetrics directly in your Sitecore CMS.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • B1 / advanced readability module now supports Spanish.
  • Added several country/language combinations for keyword analysis, pagetrackers, content ranking index and sitetracker. Now you can eg. select Canada-French, Belgium-French, USA-Spanish. See how this works.
  • You can now search / filter the list of pages in a project with the search box.
  • Highlighting and inline suggestions for Title and Description are now also supported (in the new content editor)
  • Extended dynamic SEO suggestions based on deep analysis of top ranking pages – part of Topic Analysis feature [early access on request]
  • Sitecore plugin: use Textmetrics directly in your Sitecore CMS
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and small changes.
  • Re-importing a page when using the old editor did not update the content.
  • Improved spellchecker.
  • Whitelist words are now also applied to the outdated/formal words check.
  • Extended Word add-in with the option to select customer specific templates (Enterprise plan).
  • Updated PDF generator (invoices, report / page exports)
  • On dashboard the projectname is now shown in the pagelist.

16 MAY 2019 RELEASE

NEW TEAM PROJECT FEATURES

Option to notify team members when you have made changes to your page and to receive notifications when new comments are added to a page.

IMPROVED CUSTOM TEMPLATES

Extended options for custom templates and dynamic rules.

SPELLING / STYLE / GRAMMAR CHECKS

Added spelling / style / grammar checks : the new spellcheck rule is part of the content analysis in the readability section.

NEW EPISERVER PLUGIN

Episerver CMS plugin : our new plugin for Episerver is ready.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • New: option to notify team members when you have made changes to your page. See how this works.
  • New: option to receive notifications when new comments are added to a page. For this the commenting option has also been added in the right sidebar. See how this works.
  • Extended options for custom templates and dynamic rules (for Enterprise customers)
  • Added spelling / style / grammar checks : the new spellcheck rule is part of the content analysis in the readability section. See how this works. Note: Textmetrics also considers the selected google domain (when setting up the keyword for the page) to determine which language should be analysed (eg. for British vs American English).
  • Episerver CMS plugin : our new plugin for Episerver is ready. Contact support for more info.
  • You can now edit the settings of an active pagetracker (eg. keyword, country/domain).
  • In new content editor: you can now set properties of an image: alt text, width/height, alignment
  • In new content editor: in the markup toolbar you now have the option to view the html
  • The team project creation / edit flow has been redesigned to comply with rest of the application
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and small changes.
  • In the synonyms tool you can now select up to 20 supporting keywords to use with your document.
  • For synonyms tool support for Google Colombia has been added.
  • Solved issue which caused application to freeze in specific cases when highlighting keywords in text.
  • Solved issue restoring from version history list did not always work in the new content editor.
  • Solved issue in new content editor that in some cases headings were not recognized if they contained additional style classes

9 APRIL 2019 RELEASE

SET SPECIFIC LOCATION FOR PAGETRACKER / CRI / SITE TRACKER

You can now set a specific location for a PT / CRI / ST. This way you can run the analysis / rank for a specific city.

TOPIC ANALYSIS (EARLY ACCESS)

Will allow you to analyze top 20 competing pages and extract significant concepts and phrases from that content to use in your own content.

SUPPORTING KEYWORDS EXTENDED

Now you can use up to 20 supporting keyword(phrase)s and the SEO analysis and suggestions will also show you which words are (not yet) used.

NEW NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Added a new way of notifying you when time consuming tasks are finished, eg. when running a Topic Analysis.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Set specific location for Pagetracker / Content Ranking Index / Site Tracker : you can now set a specific location for a PT / CRI / ST. This way you can run the analysis / rank for a specific city. See how this works.
  • Topic Analysis (early access release): will allow you to analyze top 20 competing pages and extract significant concepts and phrases from that content to use in your own content. Based on WDF*IDF analysis and machine learning algorithms.
  • Supporting keywords extended : now you can use up to 20 supporting keyword(phrase)s and the SEO analysis and suggestions will also show you which words are (not yet) used. When combined with the new Topic Analysis it will also check the frequency of those words to be used.
  • Keyword density: various improvements, eg. to better recognize amounts and numbers in a text.
  • Wordlists can now contain up to 1000 words each.
  • New notification system: added a new way of notifying you when time consuming tasks are finished, eg. when running a Topic Analysis. We will move more of these notifications to the new notification center. This can be found on top of the page.
  • Editor : when clicking on the projectname, you will now be directed to the pagelist of that project.
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and small changes.
  • When creating new reports the list of pages in a project was not always shown.
  • Fixed issue when exporting to Word when the title contained special characters.
  • Right-to-left mode is now a setting in My Account (not just on page level).
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes would show a notice that a newer version of your page is available.
  • Extended the graph in Content Ranking Index report to show past 18 weeks.
  • Extended the number of words per wordlist to 1000.
  • The selected way of sorting lists is now remembered (for pages, pagetrackers, CRI, ST).

11 MARCH 2019 RELEASE

PROJECTS

From now on pagetrackers, content ranking indexes and sitetrackers will be connected to one of your projects.

IMPROVED EDITOR

Added support for Right-to-Left (RTL) languages.

KEYWORD DENSITY

Improved version to support more languages and faster.

PASSIVE VOICE CHECK

Improved highlighting of passive sentences in the text.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and changes.
  • Solved issue with specific Portugese text, option to sort pages on SEO and CQ scores.
  • Enabled browser native spellcheck.
  • Fixed issue with passive voice detection.
  • When re-importing a page a progress indicator is shown now.
  • Whitelisted words are applied to all content quality checks now.
  • In WordPress plugin extended time that user will stay logged in.
  • Increased maximum article size.
  • Fixed bug that in some cases the tour would not start.
  • Added option to move pages to another project from the pagelist(s).
  • In Word export the line breaks are now preserved to make the html more “readable”.
  • Fixed issue with exporting to Word when there was special characters in the title.
  • Updated versions Outlook add-in and Word add-on to fix some issues and improve UI

19 FEBRUARY 2019 RELEASE

IMPROVED PAGELIST

You can now sort on SEO and Content Quality score.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Pagelist: you can now sort on SEO and Content Quality score.
  • Spellcheck: enabled browser native spellcheck.
  • Word add-on updated: improved UI for displaying title / description / keyword area.
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • When using beta content editor, in some rare cases content could be overwritten.
  • In some cases keywords were not detected for Portugese content.

11 FEBRUARY 2019 RELEASE

IMPROVED WORDLISTS

You can now create wordlists on account (team) level. These will work for all pages in your account / team. You can also make wordlists on projectlevel.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Added new countries / domains : google.by, google.kz and google.lu
  • Wordlists: you can now create wordlists on account (team) level. These will work for all pages in your account / team. You can also make wordlists on projectlevel. On a pagelevel, these will be combined with the accountlevel wordlists. We removed the option to have specific wordlists per page.
  • Content Quality analysis: added overall sentiment score for Danish, German, Russian, Swedish.
  • Added account level setting to make new content editor the default editor
  • Update of WordPress plugin
  • Updated versions of Word and Outlook add-in (waiting for review/approval by Microsoft)
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several bug fixes and small changes.
  • Specific cases where a keyword in the title was not detected.
  • SEO score delayed updating after changes in content.
  • Missing rank value in pagetracker graph.
  • Keyword density tool not showing results when no title/description was set.
  • Change color of “negative” words to red (sentiment analysis).
  • Content in table cells was sometimes seen as a long sentence

31 JANUARY 2019 RELEASE

BULK IMPORT

Added option for bulk import of Word / html / text file / markdown files / URLs : allows you to import multiple files / URL’s at once.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • Added option for bulk import of Word / html / text file / markdown files / URLs : allows you to import multiple files / URL’s at once.
  • Added Finnish, Norwegian and Polish to the supporting keywords / synonym suggestion functionality
  • Added Google.dz (Algeria) for keyword analysis, pagetrackers, content ranking index
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several small bug fixes and UI tweaks.

15 JANUARY 2019 RELEASE

NEW GOOGLE DOCS ADD-ON

Use SEO and content analysis and suggestions in Google Docs!

EXPORT & IMPORT IMPROVEMENTS

Added option to export data & reports to Excel files and option to import Word and HTML files.

WHAT HAS IMPROVED
  • NEW: Google Docs add-on. Use SEO and content analysis and suggestions in Google Docs! The add-on is currently under review by Google. Once it’s released we’ll share more info on how to install and use it.
  • Excel export: added option to export data & reports to Excel files, eg. for keyword data, content ranking index report, pagetracker reports, sitetracker reports, etc. For content ranking and sitetracker reports, this means that you will get all data in 1 excel file on separate excel tabs.
  • Import content: added options to upload / import Word files, text in markdown format, import text/html files.
  • Word add-in updated.
WHAT HAS BEEN FIXED
  • Several small tweaks and bug fixes.
  • Select multiple pages and perform actions.
  • From the list of pages (all pages and in projects) you can now select multiple pages and perform actions to all of them, eg. deleting, duplicating, moving to another project.
  • New editor (you can switch to the new editor on the page settings tab) improvements: markup toolbar is now sticky, toolbar is cleaned / added frequently used markup option (like headings), changed “insert image” to inserting link to image instead of image itself.

This is why we developed Textmetrics.

To make sure that everybody in your organization writes in a consistent and compliant way, according to the company guidelines and department specific rules, the organization can centrally activate and adjust the right rule sets (algorithms).

Furthermore departments can add specific rules that are important to them e.g SEO, B1 language level and forbidden words. With Textmetrics these rules and guidelines can be used directly in the systems that your organization uses to create content. This could be Microsoft Word, Outlook, Google docs, Sitecore, EpiServer or any other system.