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Coming soon: New features to jumpstart your reputation

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Next week, we’re going to release a major update, designed to make your Anthillz reputation a living, breathing part of your professional life. There’s a lot more to your reputation than reviews, and we’re making it easy to capture the good things your colleagues are saying and thinking about you.

Upcoming features: Trusted Colleagues and Testimonials

Trusted Colleagues — The heart of your reputation

  • People who vouch for each other on Anthillz, based on the respect and trust they share.
  • Every time you add a trusted colleague, they write you a testimonial, and you write one for them.
  • Examples of trusted colleagues: coworkers, clients, bosses, peers, etc.

Testimonials — A quicker, easier way to get feedback

  • More personal and more frequent form of feedback.
  • Not necessarily tied to a specific project, like reviews.
  • More focused on the relationship you have formed over time, rather than on a particular transaction.

Three easy steps to add Trusted Colleagues and get Testimonials

It’s a pretty simple process:

  1. Invite trusted colleagues to join your network.
  2. Write testimonials for each other on your profiles.
  3. Showcase the goodwill you’ve worked hard to earn.

Why we think you’ll like the new update

  • Easier to build your profile – It will be much easier to get your colleagues to contribute to your profile. Now you give a favor to get a favor, by writing them a testimonial first.
  • Your profile will be more dynamic – By bringing more of your colleagues to your profile, you’ll get more feedback more often.
  • Your profile will be more informative and more accurate – By adding a new category of feedback, your profile will paint a richer picture of you and you work.

Written by Joe

August 18, 2008 at 10:58 am

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It’s here – Meet the new Anthillz!

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We’ve taken a new direction with Anthillz, and this post reflects a previous focus.
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Top freelancers: We’d like to introduce you to the new Anthillz.

We took the best of what we had—our freelancer profiles—and focused on making these even more powerful.

If you already have a profile, you’ve been upgraded automatically.

If you’re good, why keep your reputation a secret?

We’re all for modesty, but not when it comes to your career.

If you work hard, you deserve a reputation that works as hard as you do.

  • Build a reputation that precedes you—Share testimonials from your clients and peers with the world.
  • Meet better clients—Attract the attention of top employers, who come to Anthillz looking for quality.
  • Take your network to the next level—Use Anthillz to find potential teammates, referrals, and people you can trust for subcontracting.

For employers, meet the best of the best

If you’re looking for seasoned talent and are willing to pay a little more for it, try searching our network.

  • Top talent at your fingertips—We attract top freelancers who care deeply about their reputation.
  • Get the inside story before you hire—Read reviews from past clients before you make a hire.
  • Use the power of accountability—Know that you can leave feedback for anyone you hire, so you can make sure you get their best work.

Keep the feedback coming

Like our freelancers, we’re constantly looking to improve.

Tell us what you’d like to see, and what we can do better.

Written by Joe

July 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

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Exciting News: Major update on the way

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In response to your feedback, we’ve been working hard on an exciting update to the Anthillz platform. Now that it’s almost complete, we’d like to break the news.

New Features – to be released next week

  • Slick new freelancer profiles — We’ve redesigned the freelancer profiles to be more persuasive, with client reviews front-and-center. Click here for a screenshot.
  • More detailed freelancer reviews — We’ve shifted our emphasis from numerical ratings to written reviews, so that it’s easier to get to know each freelancer.
  • ID verification no longer required — Now anyone can create a public profile.
  • See any profile without logging in — All profiles are now publicly visible, without logging in.
  • Easier to recruit and contact freelancers — Employers no longer need to login or create an account to send a message to freelancers they might like to hire.  As always, we do not share freelancers’ e-mail addresses.
  • Job board removed — We want to encourage employers to contact freelancers directly, rather than waiting for freelancers to contact them. This also allows us to focus on showcasing freelancers, rather than showcasing jobs.
  • All profiles will be upgraded automatically, so you don’t need to do anything extra.

Here’s a Sneak Preview

Take a look at a sample profile. If you already have a profile, it will upgraded automatically.


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Feedback? Questions?

Your feedback helped us get here, so keep it coming. Anything else you’d like to see? Questions?

Leave us feedback or write a comment here on the blog.

Written by Joe

July 11, 2008 at 7:07 pm

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Thanks For Your Patience.

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Hey Anthillz users, we haven’t forgotten about you – We know that it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us. Here’s what’s going on:

We made some changes on the backend in order to enhance your user experience, and we’ll have a big update shortly. We believe it is much more user-centric and will allow us to provide users with better service. Here’s a sneak preview of the Worker profiles. We’d love your feedback – leave it on the blog.

Anthillz Screenshot - Anthillz Profiles

We appreciate everyone waiting patiently.

Give Us Feedback

On another note, We really want your opinion on a few things.

  • What did you think of the sign up process?
  • How has your experience been with Anthillz thus far?
  • Did you have strong feelings about anything? The ID Verification? The References? The Emails?
  • How did your references respond to the process?

We really appreciate your feedback, it helps us streamline the process. Give us your thoughts using Comments so other users can see the discussion, thanks! (if we don’t get enough responses here we may send an email survey)

Written by Joe

June 10, 2008 at 4:14 pm

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New Homepage

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We just pushed a new homepage that I’m pretty happy with.

Written by Chap

May 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm

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