FANDOM is beyond honored to be nominated for a Webby Award in the category of Websites- Movie & Film! Never heard of a Webby? Well, they honor excellence on the internet with their industry-leading international award — even The New York Times has hailed the Webbys as “The Internet’s highest honor.” Being nominated is a huge accomplishment in and of itself, and now, you can help us win! Public voting for the People’s Voice in this category is open through April 19th, so click here where you can vote for FANDOM!
This nomination couldn’t have happened without all of the hard work of the FANDOM team over the last year, and of course, none of this would be possible without you, our most dedicated fans and users. You are the building block of ever…Read more >
- This blog is Part 1 of a two part series. Part 2 will be released on Thursday.
FANDOM has evolved pretty significantly over the last few years. We’ve talked a lot about being a complete destination for fans, an idea that continues to inform the way we build our products. Modernization work in 2017 was a big part of reaching a wider audience, and that work is continuing throughout 2018. But what exactly does it mean to be a complete fan destination?
That question is at the core of what we’re talking about today. Most people reading this are wiki editors, and editing on wikis is where their passions and interests are rooted. But there’s also a whole fan community out there looking for all sorts of content, and FANDOM strives to make sure that …
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FANDOM's video offerings have grown tremendously in the last year. Last May we began introducing Featured Videos to high traffic wiki pages, and our Studio Video team is producing a slate of editorial and original video programming, such as the recently-launched first episode of FANDOM News. The growing video program at FANDOM continues to position the site as a top destination for audiences seeking more knowledge and depth about their favorite fandoms.
To bring video to an even wider audience, we are excited to announce the launch of the new FANDOM Video home page. This new page provides fans with a go-to destination for the diverse range of video content FANDOM has to offer. The kinds of video you can find on the new destination range fro…Read more >
We had a big product goal in 2017: Ensure that FANDOM is a modern digital experience that provides the right content at the right time, is easy to navigate, and delivers a better experience for users and advertisers. We called this project Wiki Modernization, which saw the introduction of Featured Videos, the redesign of the page and article headers, and a 30% reduction in advertisements across all wikis.
We're excited to share the results of those efforts and introduce one of our first modernization efforts of 2018!
As a result of video and design changes, we introduced a new ad layout that achieved a pretty significant reduction in page load times! Check out this graph, which shows the change in average page load times on desktop worldwide…
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In 2017 we redesigned the page and article headers at the top of every wiki page as part of a more modern design experience on FANDOM wikis. We couldn't be happier with the way it turned out, but we knew there were a few extra steps we could take to make it even more impactful for logged-in users.
Today we have introduced new shortcuts to the page header that will appear for all logged-in users. These shortcuts include Add New Image, Add New Video, Recent Changes, and All Shortcuts. The All Shortcuts menu includes links to special pages, maintenance lists, and other pages that can be useful to editors and admins. You can see the placement of this new shortcuts menu here:
With the release of the new menu, we will study the engagement data and…
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