Web Engagement News & Analysis
| Thursday Jun 21, 2012
Can the user behaviors that power social networks be used to achieve business goals? Gamification vendor Badgeville thinks so, and on Wednesday the company released its Social Mechanics to do just that.
| Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
Can game-like techniques improve business problems like software adoption or sales productivity? Bunchball thinks so. The gamification solutions provider has announced two new product lines to motivate employees and customers.
| Tuesday Jun 5, 2012
Bridgeline Digital has been through some major changes lately with new management and a new version of the iApps Web Content Management Platform. Now it adds a major partnership with UPS that sees the integration of UPS logistics and fulfillment services, resulting in the full eCommerce package.
| Thursday May 17, 2012
Like many voices at a party, the many kinds of social media conversations all compete for attention. To help deal with what it describes as the “anarchy” of social media marketing in many agencies, social enterprise software provider Buddy Media is announcing major enhancements to its social marketing suite.
| Friday Apr 20, 2012
As brands move online, they want better metrics than just hits and ad clicks. Google is stepping in with a new initative under the DoubleClick banner called the Brand Activate Initiative.
| Wednesday Mar 28, 2012
In July 2011, Tealeaf reported that after surveying more than 120 attendees of Forrester’s Customer Experience Forum, 84% felt that putting a mobile customer experience strategy in place is just as or more important than customer experience for fixed websites. Eight months later, Tealeaf is capitalizing on this sentiment by introducing a new version of Tealeaf CX Mobile, a complete mobile customer experience management solution.
| Thursday Mar 15, 2012
Last week, I wrote about the different types of agencies and consultancies out there and gave a few hints about how to discern between them and what some of their high-level strengths and weaknesses are. I specifically chose to avoid writing about the RFI/RFP process itself as I'm sure it's been covered before by people more qualified than I. This week I promised to help people understand some of the nuances around the actual selection process and how to avoid some of the biggest pitfalls that plague enterprises of all sizes, including startups.
| Tuesday Mar 13, 2012
You could argue the ability to easily repurpose content has been fundamental to the success of the Internet. A small percentage of people create new content and then the masses quote, blog and mash it up. Content mobility is good, but the rampant re-sharing common online is not without its problems like how to reuse content fairly and “give props” to the original author. Will the new Curator’s Code system make a difference?
| Tuesday Mar 6, 2012
It starts with inspiration. It starts with an idea of something new. Something that people -- users and executives alike -- will love.
| Tuesday Feb 14, 2012
Today, enterprise social management platform, Shoutlet, announced the release of Shoutlet 5.0. Designed to abridge social media for enterprises, the latest version adds three ultra-sophisticated new features and a round of updates to the existing program. Makes you just want to shout out loud thinking about it!
| Monday Feb 13, 2012
Today's managers of web content are increasingly taking responsibility for a wider array of consumer’s needs. Prospects are engaged at the top end of the sales funnel, nurtured with content through the buying process and further informed once they become customers.
In this extremely noisy environment, it is essential to take advantage of every visit to your website to create a lasting, positive impression.
| Monday Jan 30, 2012
It's finally official. SDL has publicly announced that is has completed its acquisition of web engagement management provider Alterian.
| Monday Jan 23, 2012
As a follow-up to my previous article, Overview: The 'New' Google Analytics Platform, I'm providing a series of articles that dive into each of the platform's new components in more detail. For this article, I'm going to spend some time going through the Visitor Flow Report, a feature that can help you assess website engagement.
| Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
Hippo is slated to release the next version of its open source content management system next week. We had a sneak preview and we're going to share what we saw with you. Note: it's all about what the audience needs.
| Monday Jan 9, 2012
As enterprises search for more robust and targeted solutions from Web CMS providers to manage customer experiences, it is important to consider the customer's perspective.