Business dashboards are becoming so prevalent, they now warrant their own Wikipedia entry. We wish Majestic was so deserving of Wikipedia, but in the meantime, we are today effectively taking our new Mini-Dashboard feature out of “Beta”, by actively asking users whether they are happy for the dashboard to become their default homepage after login. It’s not mandatory, and you can always undo this in your preferences, but we think it is a significant UX improvement. According to Victoria Hetherington, (2009 and now at Ryerson University in Canada), A good dashboard needs five qualities, paraphrased below:
- Simplicity in Communication
- Minimal Distractions
- Organizes Business Information
- Leverages human visual perception
- … and looks nice.
We do not profess to have achieved all these objectives, but we are now confident in the uptake of Dashboard use to know that we have made headway probably on each of these barometers, compared to the old homepage, which is entirely generic and impersonalised in nature.
New Mini-Dashboard Feature
Opt-in Automatic Dashboard Redirect
Now, the first time you land on the Majestic dashboard you will be asked if you would like to set up the dashboard as your homepage. If you decide to make the dashboard your default homepage then whenever you click on the homepage (or go to majestic.com), you will be automatically redirected to your dashboard.
This feature is incredibly handy for those of you that are uninterested in the homepage, and want to go straight to the important information.
We only ask each account if they would like to turn on the redirect once, and then the question disappears.
Once you have made your choice, you are able to change your mind by going to your General settings page, accessible from either the Settings item in the dashboard menu, or from your menu at the top of the page.
Bug Fixes and Minor Enhancements
- It is now possible for you to add and remove email alert domains and URLs, and items to your suppression list more easily.
- We have improved feedback when you add a subdomain to your suppression list from an alerts email.
- The mobile layout and animations for the suppression list have been modified.
- We have fixed a bug where removing all items from the suppression list could have caused an error.
- A bug where adding new alerts to the bucket could cause an error has been repaired.
- A bug that may have occurred when people tried to add email addresses to the domain/ URL box has been fixed.