REVIEW: Beamer, The Best Website News Feed
Summary: Beamer is a news feed tool for all websites. It creates a news feed that informs every site visitor of news and alerts. It is similar to push notifications, except that the central point of access is the website they visit. This tool improves engagements and conversions for any website.
What is Beamer? Why do you need it?
Beamer is a news feed plugin for all websites. Whether you are using WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or some other Content Management System (CMS), it is easy to install and has an intuitive interface. Click to Tweet
Why would you want it? Well, this tool informs visitors to your website of the latest news from your blog or anything you want to promote. This boosts engagement from website visitors, getting up to 10X more user engagement. These outcomes are a major reason why you would want this powerful tool. This Beamer review aims to show that Beamer is a superior news feed tool.
How Does Beamer Work?
Beamer works in a very simple manner. Simple copy the embed code here:
There is also an advanced code if you want to customise the plugin code. Both technical and aesthetic modifications are possible. Installing it is easy as pie on most websites. All you have to do is paste it before the end of your <body> tag in all pages you want the icon to appear.
You are also able to install Beamer via WordPress plugin. This makes things even easier for people without technical skill. The team has made very sure that this tool is easy to install and use.
You then are able to create a news feed for any activity on your website. All the user has to do is click the Beamer icon. Here is how the icon looks like:
In this case, the Beamer news feed icon will appear on the top right corner of the web page.
This is how your Beamer news feed will look like:
The Beamer news feed simply pops up after clicking the icon, and all your news items will be displayed. It is a very useful way of promoting your material on a website level. IF you notice the emojis on the news feed, you should note that users can give feedback and reactions of each news item. This is something unavailable in push notifications and makes Beamer a lot more interactive and engaging.
This is the composer:
As you can see, you can set the Title, Written Content, Link Text, Link URL, Segment Filters, Feedback Options, Auto Sidebar Open, and Open Links in New Tab options. Everything you need to write a compelling post is here at Beamer. You can also add media, such as images and videos, see below:
Note that the Link URL does not even have to be from the same website Beamer is installed in. It can be any URL. This means that you can direct users to other things outside of your website with the icon installed. We use Beamer in three websites, all having the same news feed. However, the reason for this is that our business spans three websites rather than one. Even a single Beamer account can be reused and recycled for similar and connected websites.
Typical Use Cases
Beamer can be used for many things. In this case, we use it to update users about our blog and promotions. Other uses include SaaS companies seeking to announce new features and improvements. The ability to install Beamer into apps, makes it an excellent choice of news feed for SaaS businesses. This is a clear advantage as there are no push notifications for apps. One useful feature which helps set it apart from push notifications or other products is language support. Beamer can adapt to many languages, see here:
You can also translate common fields manually, see below:
Beamer is the best news feed plugin available. It will improve engagement greatly, and provides user feedback. The team have really built a powerful SaaS product and every website needs this tool. We use this for our three connected websites, and this news feed establishes links between each of the three websites, allowing inter-connectivity between them. We have not seen anything similar on the market yet, so we have full confidence this is the best product of its kind.
In sum, my review is as follows:
- Easy to install and use
- Highly customisable
- Increases user engagement
- Multiple language support available
- Same plugin can be installed in as many websites as you wish
- New version now includes push notifications
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