ClickTale and Silverpop – Providing clients with incredible new insights into customer behavior
We are incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Silverpop, a leading provider of email marketing solutions specifically tailored to the unique needs of B2C and B2B marketers. Together, we will help our customers effectively track their consumers’ online behaviour through email marketing analysis, improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and ensure the maximum ROI for the minimum effort.
This partnership comes as marketers continue to shift more of their budgets toward email marketing channels while the need for effective email marketing analysis tools continues to grow.Â A recent Silverpop survey found that 4 out of 10 marketers will increase their email budgets in 2010 and a May 2009 Forrester report indicated that U.S. businesses will spend $953 million dollars on Web analytics software in the next five years.
For those of you who haven’t visited ClickTale.com in a while, now’s a great time to try it out, as we’ve completely overhauled our entire site. We’ve cleaned out and freshened up everything, from our homepage design and demo movie to the site navigation and a new product tour.
Simply put, we’ve gone from this:
We’ve added a new resource section to our homepage, with links to video testimonials, our new wiki and Quick Start Guide. The live chat button in the top corner of every page of our site will let you get an instant response from one of our product specialists. We’ve also created an extensive product tour with a full page detailing each one of our main features.
What’s more, we’re taking this opportunity to put our money where our mouth is. Over the next few weeks and months we’re going to be using our own site as the ultimate ClickTale case study. We’ll be documenting all the changes we make to our site here on our blog, and invite you to watch our process of site optimization every step of the way.
But for now we wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come. So to start off, here is a mouse move heatmap of the upper part of our old site.
As you can see, most returning visitors went to the “Sign in” button, but new visitors did not really use the navigational menu, and our “Special Offer” call-to-action button got little or no attention. Now let’s compare that to a heatmap of our new site.
Even after just 24 hours, the difference is clear! While we still see a lot of visitors going to the “Sign in” button, new visitors now use the navigation bar to get around our site. This gets people to where they want to go faster and is a great sign of site usability. In addition, our two new call-to-action buttons, “Play Video” and “Plans & Pricing” get a lot more healthy attention.
We’ll be posting every few weeks as our new site evolves, showing you exactly how we’re optimizing our site and improving its usability and conversion rate. You can do the same by signing up for a free account now and learn how to optimize your own website based on your customers’ actual browsing behavior.
As promised, we’ve been working on the wiki night and day and have finally finished the plug-ins section! We’ve created brand new documentation for each and every one of our plugins, as well as providing the full source code and examples of use for each one.
The full list contains over 35 plugins, including some brand new ones we haven’t told you about yet. These include plugins for Yahoo! Store pages, eBay’s ProStores pages, Zend Framework pages, Ruby on Rails and a whole lot more.
We even have five great new Google products integrations, with plugins for Google AdWords, AdSense, Maps, SEO and most importantly Google Website Optimizer. This last plugin will allow you to seamlessly track and record your visitors while A/B testing your webpages, allowing for in depth testing like never before. We will be talking more about extensive A/B testing with Google Website Optimizer over the next couple of weeks.
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