No matter if you’re in the real world running a brick and mortar store, or running a fully online business website, sometimes a redesign of your place is a good thing (as long as it’s done right of course). Creating a new environment in the same old place can bring about a refreshing feel for everybody, whether it’s the customer (and let’s face it, it’s more for the customer than anything else) and yourself as the site owner.
It looks like Open Site Explorer has gotten a few new things going for it lately. It seems that it got a bit of an upgrade, both in form AND function. We know that some site redesigns are more for just looks and doesn’t have any sort of real functionality updates to them. This isn’t the case with OSE.
According to a bullet point list on a blog post by Rand Fishkin of Moz, here is what is new in the updated OSE:
- New side navigation that gives us more room to add stuff later on.
- Improved filtering.
- The speed of OSE has improved.
Rand said that we would only have access to the old site for a few more weeks before the new site complete takes over, so if you’re a fan of the current version of the site, enjoy it while it lasts.
Here is the link to the full post: Open Site Explorer’s New Link Building Opportunities Section (and a Slight Redesign)