Monthly Archives: September 2017

How LucidChart Used Kissmetrics to Drive Growth

LucidChart, a SaaS-based diagramming application with over 9 million users, wanted to make sure their site was more than just pretty to look at. They wanted to ensure that it was leading users down the path to purchase. This is how they used Kissmetrics to leverage the behavioral data their users were leaving behind and

How to Get E-Commerce Customers Coming Back After Their First Purchase

Getting prospects to convert to customers is one thing. But how do you get customers to buy again and again after the first purchase? This is where attentive, customer-focused emails come on. Despite some heralding the “death of email” over more modern platforms like texting and social media, good, old-fashioned email remains one of the

Marketers Speak: What Does It Mean to Be Data-Driven?

By one 2016 count, 90 percent of the world’s data had been created in the previous two years alone. This data hoard is only poised to grow in the years to come as more aspects of life move online and onto devices. Marketers have been able to capitalize on this surge almost from the start. With

8 Overlooked Mobile Design Best Practices You Need to Implement

93% of Internet users browse the Internet on a mobile device every day. That’s 3.5 billion people who could potentially be seeing your website on their phones or tablets at any given time. It follows, then, that you should be working as hard as you can to optimize your online presence for mobile. Trust me,

How to Hack Retention Rate and Get Customers to Stick Around

Retention, huh? It’s like interviewing for a job and getting to the last stage of the interviews — just to realize it’s not going to happen. We spend money on getting people to our website, visitors spend eight seconds on the page and 98% will never return. Boy, that hurts It is especially painful for

Can Quora’s New Advertising Platform Deliver Value?

The question-and-answer site Quora is making moves to position itself as a premium publisher. In April, the crowd-sourced question-and-answer site announced it had 190 million monthly unique visitors—double the user base it reported a year earlier. A quick scan through of the results from a Google news search for “Quora” shows content generated from Quora

Podcasts: Your Next Great Marketing Channel, Or Just a Fad?

When it comes to reaching engaged, relevant audiences, which marketing channels truly shine? Social media? Email? Webinars? How about podcasts? “Podcasts?” I can hear you thinking, “You mean those radio shows that were popular in the early 2000s?” Sure, podcasts may have hit critical mass thanks to Apple iTunes and the iPod back in 2004,

What Facebook Watch Will Mean for Marketers

It was only a matter of time. Just like Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix before it, Facebook has officially entered the video streaming game. What is Facebook Watch, and what does it mean for you your marketing strategy? What is Facebook Watch? Launched in August 2017 to select users in the U.S. via mobile, desktop and

How to Build a Lead Magnet Into Your Product to Fuel Growth

If you’re looking for new ways to prospect new business for your product or service, a lead magnet could be a valuable investment. A lead magnet is essentially a gateway drug or a bribe to coax your target audience into your marketing or sales funnel. You ‘bribe’ a prospect with a specific piece of value