A while back we introduced a new feature to the set of Marketing Tools in the form of Audience Targeting, where you can customize messaging to display to different people in your audiences as an overlay on your site. We received some great feedback, and made improvements based on what our users said they needed.
We heard from you that you loved these tactics, and that you wanted to learn more about how you could implement them with our tools. This post aims to do just that – with a focus on explaining how you can target new visitors with actions like offering a coupon code for their first purchase, asking them to subscribe to your newsletter, and more.
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.
Our team has done an incredible job at making the best tools to help you maximize engagement on your website, meet your specific needs, and match your design aesthetic. One question we’ve been starting to get of late is “What tools should I be using?”
2015 is the year of personalization and it is changing everything. It means we’re putting people back at the center of the equation in how we work to acquire and sustain consumer attention. It means you’re finding the right audience and showing what matters to them, in an advertisement or on a website. This allows you to more effectively deepen the relationship that you have with those consumers, which can lead to new and bigger revenue generating opportunities.
Recently you might have noticed that not only were you getting email notifications from us informing you of increased sharing, following or engagement on your site, but now we’re giving you suggestions on what to do in order to capitalize on these spikes. We call them actionable insights. You can call them your new best friend.
You asked and we listened. After we recently launched the ability to create Audience Targeting rules in our Marketing Tools, we got some awesome feedback – including some great success stories (think increasing email subscriptions by 10x) and some “This is changing the way I do marketing” quotes. But we also got some suggestions, and one that we heard loud and clear was the ability to add an image to the Marketing Overlay tool. So as of last week, you can now choose from the set we’ve created or add your own hosted image. Continue reading →
Yesterday we released our latest product: Audience Targeting. This feature lets you tailor messages to specific audience interests. No more one-size-fits-all messaging! The great thing about it is that it can increase conversions. Here’s how we did it on our own site! Continue reading →