CoveritLive is branded as a live blogging application. It’s hosted and is a very useful tool for anyone organizing large public events, speeches, sports events and industry events among plenty of other uses. The software will display your live event on your site or blog. This makes it possible for anyone to watch, comment, and participate without necessarily needing to register. It’s possible to insert the viewer window into virtually any website or blog very easily; it’s just a matter of copying a hyperlink. All of the information, including text, images, video and polls will be displayed clearly in the viewer window. Your readers don’t need to download anything in order to watch your event which makes it a very popular little tool. The comments and commentary is updated automatically and instantly, there’s no need for anyone to refresh or do anything complicated other than sit back and watch. Blogs are great, however they are not instant. The CoveritLive software allows your visitors to interact with you instantly. As soon as something happens you can update your blog. The system can be compared to an instant messenger client that’s embedded in your blog. Because your visitors do not have to leave your site to talk to you and ask questions then they will be much more likely to stick around and find out what’s going on. The software also automatically stores all of the comments so that anyone who couldn’t participate in the live blog is able to read it at a later date.
CoveritLive was launched towards the end of 2007 and has proved to be very popular. It’s been used by lots of writers all around the world and millions of readers have benefited as a result. It’s particularly useful for niche bloggers who want to engage their readers and keep them interested. CoveritLive is a stable system that can handle thousands of readers at the same time if needed. As of 2008 CoveritLive was in 8 languages, and also had new features including search engine optimization and live edit. In the beginning of 2011, Demand Media bought CoveritLive making it a platform within its portfolio.
Unlike other blogs this one is a live blog, this means that it updates instantly which makes it great for anyone wanting to stay up to date with what you’ve got to say. It works like an instant messenger; however your visitors will have to stay on your site which should improve loyalty. As this is a hosted application setting it up is very easy.
Using CoveritLive couldn’t be any easier. Once you’ve registered for an account then you can sign in, once you log in you will see a ‘My Account’ page. This has links to several very useful functions, including creating a new live event. There are also a number of demos which can help you to understand exactly what you need to do to launch your next event. It’s very easy to use, and the links to demonstrations make it even easier.
Registering for CoveritLive is very easy. You need to complete the personal information, including your email address. You will also have to enter a security code. When you have registered you will then be emailed a confirmation email, you don’t have to confirm anything although the email does give you your password in plain text which isn’t exactly very secure.
CoveritLive comes with a completely free version and various paid versions. The paid versions run in price from $9.99 a month to $149 a month. The least expensive paid version allows 250 clicks a month, access to the API and an overage click fee of 5 cents. The $149 a month version allows 10,000 clicks a month and an overage fee of 2 cents. It's also available in a custom version for which the company must be contacted directly.
CoveritLive is ideal for anyone looking for a way of keeping readers of their blog or website up to date with a live event. Readers can also participate and ask questions real time which creates a much nicer environment.