The power of Carrot + simplicity of a drag and drop editor!
Almost 6 years ago we founded Carrot based on a single huge frustration in the market. The traditional website builders were all built to launch and edit a site easy, simple, and cheap… but they all sacrificed the thing that is the most important to you.
Performance and results.
Getting more qualified people to your website, converting them into motivated leads at a higher rate, plus building trust and authority so they want to work with you over your competitors.
Performance & Results or Easy Editing? The Choice…
Like anything in life, there are trade-offs. The “big” low-cost website builders out there (think Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress themes) chose to go all-in on “ease of use” and sacrifice performance for their clients. You’d save a bit of time but it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars (or more) in lost revenue from underperformance.
At Carrot, from the beginning, we’ve gone all-in on performance, and until now… had to choose to limit your ability to have an easy, drag-and-drop editing experience on your websites.
Over the years our members have raved about the results Carrot has helped them get.
- You control MORE top Google rankings than any other system in the real estate industry for phrases your best prospects are typing each and every month.
- You’ve converted over 3 million inbound online leads from your websites.
- And you enjoy the fastest website platform in the industry.
And today, we’re proud to introduce that now you can enjoy all of the performance the Carrot platform is known for, with the visual editing experience of a slick drag and drop editor.
Introducing… the all-new Carrot Visual Editor
This is where it gets exciting! The new Visual Editor offers a simple way to create, edit and add content to your posts and pages without sacrificing any of the performance you’ve come to expect from your Carrot site.
Once you get the hang of it, [the Visual Editor] makes customizing the site a breeze! Saved me so much time as compared to the original format.– Tyrone T. (Advanced Marketer Beta user)
What will the new Visual Editor help you do?
I’m glad you asked :-)
A few of the benefits you’ll enjoy with this powerful FREE upgraded Visual Editor include…
- No more switching back-and-forth from editor to page – now see all of your edits in real-time including your hero section, forms and more!
- Use Drag and Drop tools to easily create and edit pages with movable and reusable content blocks!
- Make your website stand out visually without having to use any fancy code.
- Enjoy the new “Full-Screen Mode” to have the most beautiful, clean, and simple editing experience possible… without the distractions (try this mode, you’ll love it!)
- SEO Grader updates: 1) Your SEO grade for the page will update in real-time without you having to save the page and 2) Now get SEO grades for multiple keywords for the same page! (this is huge)
- No loss of page speed – yay!
- … and more
This first release is a massive upgrade to the editing experience on your pages and posts. Watch for the visual editing experience to make its way into other parts of the Carrot platform in future updates.
How does the Visual Editor work?
The Visual Editor uses intuitive drag and drop content blocks to speed up the creation of pages and content within Carrot.
You can now add blocks for things such as headings, videos, paragraphs, images, tables, and so much more. There are also several pre-built blocks that are created specifically for your site.
Blocks are portable which makes it super easy to insert and rearrange any type of content. Plus, you can save your favorite blocks and use them again later.
With the Visual Editor, not only will you be able to create and edit pages more quickly but you will see those changes in real-time right on the page! You can further customize your experience with full-screen mode – a personal favorite of mine. Definitely give it a try when you have a chance.
Check out the new Full-Screen Mode In Action! Clean eh?
Bonus! Upgraded SEO Tool
While we’ve been building you a state of the art editing interface we uncovered an opportunity to upgrade the SEO Tool – so we did that too! Our updated SEO Tool provides a number of nice benefits:
- Smart auto-generated post descriptions
- Rank better by auditing and updating your content with multiple keywords
- New options for social sharing
- And.. much more. If you’d like to know more about it read here!
How do I start using the Visual Editor?
Advanced Marketer members always get exclusive early access to new features so the Visual Editor began rolling out to them a few weeks ago. The feedback and response have been amazing!
“…the Visual Editor just flows so much better when making edits and new pages. I like the flexibility of the various blocks and formats which we can use to differentiate our Carrot site and cater to our personal look and feel while still keeping all the Carrot awesomeness!”– Shaun K. (Advanced Marketer beta user)
Access is now being rolled out in batches to existing Carrot members. A batched approach will help ensure a smooth transition and provide the support you need for any questions that arise.
If you are a current Carrot member and have not received an invite, stay tuned!
You will receive an email from Carrot when your invite is ready. This process will continue through early December when the Visual Editor will be live on all existing member sites.
This will be a completely new editing experience, so those comfortable with the old editor will likely experience a small learning curve. The Carrot Help Center has already been updated with tutorials and FAQs to help guide you as you make the transition.
We are confident you are going to love this new editing experience! And we want your feedback! Members can contact our support channel for help, provide feedback, and ask questions.
Here’s to amazing future innovations to help you stand out, build authority, and grow a business that helps you get more freedom, flexibility, and finances… so you can make your greater impact.
– Trevor and your friends at Carrot