JockSpin Launches Customizable Sports Headlines Functionality
JockSpin's long anticipated "customize your home page" functionality was released to the public. This feature allows users to choose which sports team headlines are displayed on their respective home pages, allowing for an improved user experience.
The site fetches news from over a thousand sources, performing checks for new articles every few minutes, and adds in articles from its own staff of sports writers. By default , these headlines are displayed in a convenient headline block format, with the most recent headlines for teams displayed in blocks (for each team) on league and regional pages. This fan-centric layout has been thoughtfully designed to align the delivery of sports news with the interests of sports fans, which generally concentrate on specific teams within particular sports as opposed to simply all sports. Now, with the ability for users to customize exactly what teams, leagues, and sports populate their home pages, this objective of matching sports news to interests is met even more effectively.
Registered users of the site have the ability to customize their home pages to display only headlines for their favorite teams and sports. Additionally, users with customized home pages can elect to receive the most recent headlines for their chosen teams and sports each morning. Even without registering, the site is cleverly structured to be as useful as possible to sports fans, with not only league sections displaying underlying teams, but also regional pages with headlines for teams within a particular market.
All of JockSpin's syndicated headlines link directly to their respective sources, allowing for easy access to the actual publishers of the articles, a more civil and less greedy practice that the company believes is consistent with how sports fans want to access their news, and with what it believes to be fair treatment and benefit for the content publishers. It is also consistent with one of its key objectives, to increase traffic for the publishers to whose articles it is linked. All JockSpin written articles are original, not copied from others or article mills.
With dozens of engineering, content, and marketing initiatives underway, JockSpin seeks to be a major player in the truly massive sports media market. They have come a long way, with hundreds of minor upgrades and adjustments, several of which involved significant design or functionality upgrades, but they know have a long way to go.
JockSpin.com can be accessed online at http://jockspin.com.