The easy content creation service known as Texty which I reviewed here, Simple Content Creation Using Texty, has rolled out some anticipated updates. One of those updates fixed the Google SEO problem so many users mentioned.
In each Texty edit object under “Advanced Secret Options” you can now input the URL where you plan to post your Texty. Texty claims their indexing techniques will ensure your content will be crawled by search engine spiders which was a missing feature that turned quite a few newcomers away from using the service. They have also added a privacy feature in case you wouldn’t want your content to be indexed. Before you publish your Texty Note, click the “Private” button.
One of the other updates that were featured in this release is the ability to add a DIGG function to anyone of your Texty notes. This control can be found within the Advanced Options tab. I’m not sure if you’ll ever see a Texty reach the front page of DIGG but hey, it’s worth a shot.
Near the end of my review, I mentioned the fact that this company may not be around forever, so those of you who use this service, should only place content you wouldn’t mind losing into your Textys. Texty has stated that:
I can assure you that the company is built to survive – and that there should not be any issue of the company disappearing and content no longer loading!
Thats fine, but until Texty provides a way for users to back up their Textys or at least the content within their Textys, this should at least be a thought that is placed in the back of your mind.
I also wanted to say that I am relieved to see that I am not the only one who is confused with the Texty account creation process. Looking at their help page today, I noticed an individual who had a similar experience and in the end, was just down right confused as to how to create an account. I really think you Texty should either include step by step instructions, or completely change the way users create accounts.
If Texty fixes these outlying problems, I think their service may be on to something.
For webmasters who do not have the luxury of using a WYSIWYG text editor to publish posts, Texty as mentioned on Techcrunch comes in real handy providing a way for anyone to use a rich text editor to create dynamic content.
One of the best features found within most dynamic content management systems is the text editor used to write articles. These text editors give users an abundant amount of options while providing an ease of use factor, allowing virtually anyone to style, format and configure articles without having to know HTML. With that being said, there are still a ton of static websites that are being used today which require users to edit the page within a text editor of their choice such as Dreamweaver or CoffeeCup, require HTML knowledge to create, and last but not least, an FTP connection for uploading those pages to your site. Texty aims to eliminate most of these mundane processes. Continue reading →