Earlier this year, we introduced the term Source into the Associated Content vocabulary as a new way to describe the individuals who publish content on AC. Since then, feedback we've collected from our visitors and community has indicated that our use of the term is confusing. So, we gathered suggestions for alternative names and now we're going to make another change.
From now on, AC will proudly refer to our publishers as Contributors. It’s a simple change, but one that we hope will give each individual a better sense of ownership over the content they create, and give our visitors a clear sense of what AC is all about. In the weeks ahead, you can expect to see us phasing out Source while we bring Contributor to the fore.
But that’s not the only way in which AC is evolving.
In May, we made some significant changes to our home page. Now we’re going to start experimenting with alternative home page layouts to determine how best to encourage visitors to explore the AC library. You should know that this is a process we take seriously. All of our decisions are guided by the data we collect from visitor interactions with the site, and we’ll continue to tweak things as we analyze the results of each change.
Click on the thumbnails below to see previews of just two of many possible arrangements.
This is only the beginning. In the weeks and months ahead, you’ll be seeing even more changes, some minor and some major, in other areas of the site. Why are we doing this? To improve the visitor experience. The library that you’ve created is wealth of useful information. We want to present it in the best possible way, while encouraging visitors to dive deeper and come back for more – increasing page views and putting extra money in your pocket!
Thanks to AC’s many talented Contributors! Stay tuned for exciting new experiments!
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