Announcements

New updates and improvements to LongShot AI

  1. We've added another standalone feature to our list of excellent features. LongShot's Long Summary feature is live on the app.

    This content summarizer lets you quickly generate a quick overview of an article/blog post to summarize the main points into key sections. You can generate a summary of up to 5000 characters, reaching around 800-1200 words.

    One cool use case for this feature is that you could summarize your blog to distribute content on different social platforms. Just input text and generate a summary to publish content on different social channels, be it LinkedIn posts, Twitter threads, etc.

    Here's a video to get you started.

  2. There is an update in LongShot's pricing plan.

    Apart from the retirement of the Enterprise plan for new users, the big change is that we have introduced a new plan dedicated just to teams. In this Team plan, you get access to 2 seats; one admin and one complimentary team member seat. You can add a maximum of 10 members to your Team account.

    Here's a snap of the plans.

    LongShot pricing

    As you can see, the team plan offers 3000 monthly credits, equivalent to 150K AI-generated words per month. In addition, you also get access to all the basic and advanced integrations. The Team plan is available at $99 for the monthly plan, but if you opt for the annual team plan, you'll get five months extra due to the discounted price of $69 per month.

    In addition, we've included a 14-day no questions asked refund policy for our new LongShot users. So, if, for any reason, you don't wish to go ahead with LongShot for your content needs, you can simply apply for a refund. All refunds will get processed in 7-10 working days.

    If you have any queries, please feel free to reach us at info@longshot.ai, and we'll be happy to assist.

  3. If you're on LongShot's Facebook group, you might have read this post about the upcoming pricing changes. Here's an elaboration:

    Expected Date When LongShot Plans Update: Last week of July 2022

    Significant Changes That Will Be Happening:

    • The current Enterprise plan offering unlimited credits will no longer be available. So, if you wish to avail unlimited app credits, you'll have to purchase a custom plan post updation.

    • The Pro plan remains the same in terms of credits, except for the price change. The plan will include all core features and access to basic integrations. In addition, this plan will offer only one seat i.e. no team mode available.

    • In addition, we'll be introducing a new paid plan to fill the gap between the Pro and Custom plans focused on the teams. This Team plan will offer 3000 credits (around 150K words) and access to all core, basic, and advanced integrations.

    What are these integrations and core features?

    • Basic Integrations: WordPress integration, Copyscape, Claim Detection, Zapier, and Grammarly (in future).

    • Advanced Integrations: Hubspot (coming soon), Semrush (coming soon), Integrations using Pabbly, Integrately, etc. (coming soon).

    • Core Features are all the features offered by LongShot. You can find them on LongShot's feature page.

    What Do Pricing Changes Mean For You?

    • Currently, if you're an Enterprise user (unlimited credits) and continue to be so, post updates, and you'll experience no change. You'll get access to all core features, basic and advanced integrations, and unlimited credits. As for the pricing, nothing changes here too. You'll be grandfathered in and will get unlimited credits till you stay. If in case, you decide to take a break, you can pause your account for up to 60 days.

    • For the Pro plan, you can simply shift to the new version if you like or upgrade to an Enterprise plan to get unlimited credits before we change to a new pricing strategy.

    • Apart from all these, we'll be offering a money-back guarantee instead of a free trial for our products.

    If you wish to try LongShot, you can take advantage of the 14-day free trial and test the tool for yourselves.

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    WordPress Integration Plugin

    Maximum LS users are using WordPress. So if you make a plugin to publish written content from LS to WP, then that will be a great achievement I think.

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    We've launched the all-new LongShot AI WordPress plugin. What's that? Now, rather than creating content on LongShot and then exporting it to your WordPress CMS, you can directly create it on your platform.

    Yeah, if you're a WordPress user, open your CMS dashboard, install and activate the plugin before connecting with your paid LongShot app account, and get started! Now you can save even more time.

    You can visit the WordPress page and check out LongShot's WordPress plugin.

    Check the video below on how to do that.

    Currently, there are 7 features available for the W, including

    • Headline generator
    • Write More
    • Keyword Suggestions
    • Semantic SEO Score
    • Meta Description Generator
    • Instruct Me feature
    • Conclusion Generator.

    You can visit the WordPress page and check out LongShot's WordPress plugin.

  5. We've updated the looks of our LongShot app dashboard, making it more customizable and easier to follow.

    We have also introduced a few other elements. You can now add your favorite templates to appear on your dashboard. We've also introduced a daily usage streak, with some cool achievement rewards (which will be shared).

    And finally, the best of the lot, feel free to check out LongShot's Content Recipes. This is where you can learn how to create different content types using LongShot. It's a step-by-step instruction to create different types of content. We'll be adding new recipes every week.

    You can visit the website, the LongShot app, or check the Loom recording below.

  6. June 2022 Updates

    Improvement
    New Feature

    1. Semantic SEO Update

    As you know, we have recently launched our Semantic SEO feature. Based on some suggestions, we made a few changes to the setup to improve its value. Firstly, we changed the dashboard to make it more intuitive. Next, when you calculate the semantic score, in addition to showing your relative score, the AI also suggests if your content needs improvement or if there's an opportunity to rank for that query.

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    2. Niche updates

    There have been a few updates on the niche front. First, there's been an update to the Career & Education niche. You can expect an even better content quality if you're writing for this niche. Next, the Business & Marketing niche have been clubbed together to give you a broader Digital Marketing niche. So, if you want to write about SEO, email marketing, content marketing, etc., you should use this niche.

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    Conclusion Writer

    This one is a new addition to LongShot's blog editor. After you finish writing the content, you can generate a CTA-oriented blog conclusion at a button's click. Check out the image below to learn more.

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    3. Listicle Outline Generator

    This one is an addition to the long list of standalone features. You can use it to generate outlines for your blogs or even the points. You can then elaborate on a particular outline to develop your complete blog. Check out the image below to learn more.

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    4. WordPress Export Feature

    Now you can export your LongShot-generated blog directly to your WordPress account. You just need to integrate your WordPress account on the LongShot account dashboard. After completing the process, you'll see a WordPress export option on your LongShot blog.

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    5. UI Updates

    We are constantly updating our user interface to make it slicker and more friendly. If you're a fan of the minimalistic approach, you'll like where things are going.

  7. New Niche Alert!

    LongShot AI launched a new Niche Category: Web3/Crypto/NFT, which is one of the first in the industry. So, all the blogging enthusiasts who wish to generate personalized, high-quality Web 3.0, Crypto, or NFT-related content for their audience can use this niche.

    We're also working on updating the 14 other niches, apart from the one mentioned above, to provide even high content output.

    ProductHunt launch🏆

    On the occasion of our first anniversary, we launched LongShot AI on Product Hunt.

    The launch was considered a great success. We were overwhelmed with all the love and support shown by our users and finished as🥈 'Product of the Day'

    You can check out our LongShot page on Product Hunt and help us improve with your feedback or reviews: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/longshot-ai-1

    Here's the launch promo:

    Long Form Chrome plugin

    LongShot launched its dedicated Chrome Plugin with 4 features available. You can use these features to rephrase, summarize, expand, and customize content tone.

    Here's the link 👉 https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/longshot-ai-long-form-wri/llmkblcpjmcomjoanblldplmaghaopbd

    Powered by our advanced AI technology with a deep understanding of context and semantics, LongShot AI goes far beyond the regular writing assistants, offering completely new capabilities through its Chrome plugin:

    📝 Long-Rephraser: This feature allows you to rephrase up to 500 words in one go for any website from your browser. Simply select the text (at least 100 words) and watch the AI rephrase it.

    🔎 Joom-In Text: This feature lets you insert text by positioning your cursor between two sentences or paragraphs without losing context. The unique thing about this feature is that it considers the context for both the prefix and suffix of the selected content. It helps fill any content gaps without compromising any content flow.

    💢 Joom-Out Text: This feature allows you to summarize selected paragraph(s) up to 3000 characters. Just select the text you wish to summarize and watch the AI do its thing.

    🎶 Tone: This feature allows you to customize the content tone to your liking by trying different styles, such as optimistic, angry, or humorous. If you are feeling adventurous, you can ask the AI to generate content in the style of Spiderman, Elon Musk, or Joe Rogan.

    Webinar

    This is the recording of the webinar conducted by LongShot AI founder, Ankur Pandey, on 26th April 2022. He talks about generating a blog from scratch using LongShot AI’s Blog Wizard feature. Check it out to learn how you can generate search-optimized content from an Idea to an SEO Blog in minutes.

  8. Here's a summary of what's happened from March 2022 to date. 

    Starting with the new releases...

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    Improved SEO features

    Semantic SEO score

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    The long-awaited Semantic SEO feature went live. This feature helps you create a comprehensive solution for your blog content so that your readers don't have to look at other blogs for more information.

    You can see the feature available at the bottom of the screen. After researching, click on the 'Calculate Semantic SEO Score' button. The AI will suggest a score, as shown below (rated B). This score is given based on the content you've generated with AI compared to the one on the search engine for that keyword.

    The questions in the image are derived from the 'People Also Ask' and 'Related Searches' sections of the SERP (search engine result page). The score tells if the content you created is enough or if you can add more details to provide a complete solution on your blog. So, if a question is rated A, there's more than enough content for that question on your blog. If it's rated C or D, it means you can write some more about that question.

    You'll get user and competitor ratings. Ideally, you should go for a score rated 'A.'

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    🎼 Use tones

    Use tones in generation

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    Now you can choose to generate standalone feature content based on a particular Tone of your choice. You can explore the different tones and generate cool content.

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    Research topic factsheets

    For a given topic, extract factual information which maybe useful in blog

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    The Fact Sheet option is now available in the research section of the blog. You can choose from various facts available and add them to the blog later. We're looking at the facts from some of the most authoritative websites. You can add the same to your blog content.

    You can start your content with one of the awesome facts and take it from there forward.

    LongShot Fact sheet

    Next up are a couple of other important updates.

    • We made our Claim Detection even better than before. The AI suggests accurate results to detect any possible false claims.
    • We've made some cool UI updates to the blog and the standalone features layout.
    • And finally! We revamped our whole website. Have you checked it out yet?

  9. LongShot AI : new updates⚡

    New Feature
    Announcement

    LongShot AI Dashboard UI Updates

    Over the last month, you might have noticed that we've made some UI changes to the LongShot dashboard. We are working on making it look better than ever before. It's still a work in progress, so expect more changes in the future.

    LongShot AI dashboard

    Introduction to New features

    We listened to some of your suggestions and have introduced 7 new features. These include:

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    • Meta Description: Using this feature, you can automatically generate the meta description for your blog by clicking a button. Present the AI with a headline and description to create the meta description for your blog.
    • Explain like I'm 5 (ELI5): Improve the readability of your content by using ELI5. AI scans the content and generates the text so that anyone can understand.
    • Video Description: Use this feature to create a perfect video description in seconds. Enter the title and a brief description of your video, and watch the AI generate a video description for you.
    • Sales Email: Use the Sales Email feature to boost your sales by creating human-like sales emails in a matter of seconds.
    • Paragraph Shredder: You can use this feature to cut a long paragraph into a short one.
    • Keyword to Text: You can use this feature to generate text from your inputs after giving the AI some keywords.
    • Bullet to Text: This feature allows you to transform bullet points into text quickly.

    User Profile Dashboard Updated

    If you visit your profile dashboard, you can see some cool updates. Firstly, there has been an update to the user interface, making things run smoothly. Moreover, you will notice that we have added the Analytics section. The Analytics section will suggest some cool insights about how you use the tool. Check it out!

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    Update Email

    Users can now easily update their account email. All you need to do is to head over to the profile dashboard and look out for the update email option on your profile (see the picture for reference). Input your new email, and we'll update your old email with the new one in no time.

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    #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦

  10. One step closer to authenticity: think Grammarly for fact-check 🔎

    We introduce claim detection: a feature to highlight all claims that may be factually incorrect! So that you're even closer to the most factually correct AI generated content possible!

    Headline score 🔤

    While generating headlines - how do you know which will work really? We managed to train our AI on volumes of headlines you have selected so far - and suggest score so you should spent even less time perfecting the headline. See a sample 👇

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    Multiple languages 🌏

    We have now released a full support for 7 new languages: 🇫🇷 French, 🇪🇸 Spanish, 🇮🇹 Italian, 🇩🇪 German, 🇵🇱 Polish, 🇳🇱 Dutch, 🇵🇹 Portuguese

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    🌎 Some language support

    We'll start with these languages first German/Deutsch Polish/Polski Dutch/Nederlands Spanish/Español French/Français Italian/Italiano Portuguese/Português

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    Continued improvement in Niche 🎛️

    We have several niche which will produce better, fresher results compared to general AI. And we're soon releasing full support for these niche:

    • Health and fitness
    • Education and career
    • Lifestyle and hobbies
    • Movies and TV Shows
    • Home improvement
    • Personal finance
    • Travel
    • Software and internet
    • Personal care and fashion
    • Gaming
    • Gadgets
    • Mental health
    • Business and startups
    • Arts and design
    • Cars and automobiles
    • Arts and entertainment
    • Food and drink

    Improved design ✨

    LongShot AI dashboard has a new, cleaner look. And this is just a first step in our design revamp process. Stay tuned.

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