For many marketers, email is a high-priority channel, especially around the holidays. In fact, Econsultancy recently reported that email drove a quarter of the traffic that resulted in this year’s Black Friday sales. So, how do you make sure your emails convert? Personalization.
Want to increase conversions on your website? We’ve got one word for you: personalization. Giving visitors content customized to their interests, demographics and behavior will help you to turn first-time visitors into customers—and customers into loyal brand advocates.
If you’ve visited your dashboard recently you might have noticed the newest functionality in our Audience Targeting rules creator – the ability to create A/B tests with multiple rules to see which perform best (learn how to set up your first test!). Paired with the ability to create sophisticated and customized messages, Audience Targeting is now better than ever. But why are A/B testing and personalization important? Let’s find out.
Bounce rate on a website is the equivalent of kryptonite to Superman. While not deadly, bounces are a frustrating reality for most website owners.
Recently, we renamed our Custom Message tool the Audience Targeting tool. So, instead of creating a message, you now create a rule.
For clarity, by creating a rule you dictate WHO sees your message, HOW they see your message, and WHAT action you want them to take.
With this free guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of personalization, where it’s headed, and how you can easily add personalized elements to your website in four easy steps.
The AddThis team is headed to SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas on Friday. We couldn’t be more excited. In addition to lots of incredible attendees, the conference always puts together some incredible panels on the hottest issues in technology.
Paid search. SEO. Social media marketing. Retargeting. All important elements to help drive traffic to your website. But what then. How do you keep them coming back, and more importantly, how do you turn them into brand evangelists? (And why does it matter?)
Today, UX designers have an impossible task. Create an online experience that directs a visitor to whatever their goal is, on a website that has a lot of different potential audiences with competing interests. Think about it from a visitor’s perspective. This is pretty rough. If you only fall into one or two of a website’s 3 or 4 different audiences, you’re always being forced to endure a lot of content that’s not relevant to what you’re looking for. Because of this, visitors often don’t find what they’re looking for and will bounce off your website.
The best websites have mastered A/B testing, but they’re still leaving a lot of performance on the table. A/B testing without personalization is like peanut butter without jelly. If option A wins a test with 60% of your audience, the other 40% of your audience who preferred option B are left out in the cold when you take it away from them. That’s a bummer and your one-size-fits all website is doing a big disservice to a large chunk of your audience. With personalization you can have the best of both worlds by showing each visitor what they want most. Your visitors will have a more engaging experience and you’ll smile when you log into your analytics dashboard and see the results.