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8 tactics to uncover issues and prioritize fixes with Hotjar you can try right now

If you look at the bigger picture, every gesture extending empathy to your users counts for something. Your users' experiences and feelings are the actionable insights you need to build a business they'll love. It also enables you to understand your customers on a deeper level, uncover issues blocking them, and use your findings to prove your product or service’s value in their lives.

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Ecommerce

How to use a cart abandonment survey to bolster ecommerce conversions

It's no secret that bad or broken user experience (UX) drives up cart abandonment and, consequently, revenue loss. But cart abandonment reasons differ from brand to brand, site to site, and user to user.

Hear it straight from your customers when you create relevant surveys with the Hotjar Surveys tool. By including the voice of the customer (VoC) in your analysis, you’ll unlock insights that help fine-tune your UX and, ultimately, improve conversions and sales.

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CRO

6 advanced conversion techniques to grow your business fast

It’s the modern online business owner’s dream: scores of qualified leads landing on your website and clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button. 

But it’s seldom that easy. Site visitors can get distracted by a phone call, frustrated by a pop-up, or confused by copy—and bolt before they ever hit that call-to-action (CTA) button.

Today, marketers and business owners need conversion techniques in their back pockets to engage users and eliminate the friction that causes customer churn.

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Ecommerce

8 simple steps to take your brick-and-mortar store online

Online shopping is the future—and the future is definitely here. 

If you’re a brick-and-mortar retailer, it’s increasingly difficult to remain relevant without an online store. Customers expect the convenience and variety of online shopping, and meeting your customer’s expectations is essential to remain in business.

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Ecommerce

23 cart abandonment stats you need to know to improve sales in 2023

Are you investing significant effort and budget into your SEO, ads, and overall marketing but seeing no increase in sales? If users fill their carts on your site only to abandon them, much of that investment goes to waste.

But you already know this—that’s why you’re looking for cart abandonment statistics: to benchmark your online store against and determine what you really need to change in your ecommerce buying experience.

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Ecommerce

5 ways to recession-proof your business in 2023

It’s hard to avoid all the water cooler talk about a looming recession. 

If you spend any time on social media—today’s virtual water cooler—a quick scroll through your feed will have you anxiously gripping your computer mouse and googling ways to recession-proof your business.

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User interviews come to Hotjar

We’ve acquired PingPong—a user testing and interviews platform—and we’re integrating it right into Hotjar.

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Mental health at work a practical guide for well-being

Remote teams

Mental health at work: a practical guide to well-being

We’ve opened up about workplace mental health. From psychological safety and burnout to mental rest days and perks aimed at your well-being. No new-age woo-woo here. Just practical tips and useful insights from our team that you and your team can try right away.

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Difficult conversations

Remote teams

6 tips to help with difficult conversations

Difficult conversations are, well, difficult. But with the right preparation and perspective, they can be a little bit easier. Here are some tips from Dr. Hayley Lewis.

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Why you need to host an anxiety party

Remote teams

Why you need to host an anxiety party—and how to throw one

Remote work doesn't have to be isolating. Learn how Laura Wong, a Growth Product Manager at Hotjar, has started using anxiety parties as a tool to increase team trust and collaboration.

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Feedback checklist

Remote teams

Make sure you tick these 11 boxes before giving feedback

Are you ready to give feedback? Before you do, check your mindset, motivations, and hidden biases that could derail your message.

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Private sector companies of all sizes have a crucial role to play in fighting climate change. Here are 10 ways companies can do more to fight climate change now.

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10 ways companies can do more to fight climate change

Private sector companies of all sizes have a crucial role to play in fighting climate change. Here are 10 ways companies can do more to fight climate change now.

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Emotional intelligence is a skill. Several skills, actually. Learn the five components of EQ, and take note of your strengths, and what you may need to work on.

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Emotional intelligence: your quick-reference pocket guide

Emotional intelligence is a skill. Several skills, actually. Learn the five components of EQ, and take note of your strengths, and what you may need to work on.

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Empathy is like any other skill that can be improved with practice. Here are seven ways to build empathy and improve your workplace communication.

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7 ways to build your empathy muscle for better workplace communication

Empathy is like any other skill that can be improved with practice. Here are seven ways to build empathy and improve your workplace communication.

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What does it take to be a great product manager? You’ve got to speak the language, know the territory, and develop the skills.

PX insights

The essential product manager checklist: books, skills, and lingo you’ll need

What does it take to be a great product manager? You’ve got to speak the language, know the territory, and develop the skills. Do you check these boxes?

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While businesses have a larger role—and responsibility—in fighting climate change, the individual impact shouldn't be overlooked. Here are 10 steps to generate less waste.

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Zero-waste culture: 10 ways to generate less waste in your personal life

While businesses have a larger role—and responsibility—in fighting climate change, the individual impact shouldn't be overlooked. After all, our personal choices do escalate to bigger results. What steps could you take now to generate less waste?

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Best product management books. Great product managers never stop learning. Here are 10 top books on every PMs reading list.

PX insights

Product managers keep talking about these 10 books

Best product management books. Great product managers never stop learning. Here are 10 top books on every PMs reading list. 

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Remote teams

6 misconceptions of remote work—and what really matters

People have different opinions about remote work. But what’s actually true, and what’s unjustified legend? Here’s the truth about common remote work myths.

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Remote teams

Slack hacks: 5 remote-work boundaries for a better work-life balance

If you want to get real work done—and have a personal life—you have to set boundaries to protect your time and attention. Here are five ways to do it. 

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We Pay for That, Too: Providing Perks People Actually Want

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We pay for that, too: providing perks people actually want

We don’t confuse perks with gimmicks. We prioritize home-office space, human connection, mental health, and personal time and growth. And we’ve got the budgets to prove it.

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Behind the scenes

Defensiveness: one of the greatest inhibitors to true collaboration

Behavioral change specialist Kevin Groen shares actionable steps for dealing with defensiveness in the workplace (and in personal life).

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Learn the fundamental LGBTQIA+ flags and basic expressions concepts and flags to create more inclusive workplaces and societies.

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Life in color: fun with flags and LGBTQIA+ basic expressions

It’s important for everyone in society to know about LGBTQIA+ flags and basic expressions.

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27 acronyms that all product managers should know

PX insights

27 acronyms that all product managers should know

Do you know the product manager (PM) lingo? Make sure you can talk the product manager talk with these PM acronyms.

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Learn about microaggressions and why we need to address them to create better workplaces.

Remote teams

Microaggressions in the workplace and how to be a better ally

What exactly are microaggressions? And why are they important to know about and address in the workplace?

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10 Questions to Ask in One-On-One Meetings that Show Empathetic Leadership

Remote teams

Doubting yourself? 10 common imposter feelings, and what to do next

We’ve scraped our own barrel of self-doubting inner-monologues, and it was painful. So we’ve added some tips to respond to the doubts. 

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 Building teams with divergent thought processes, thinking styles, and problem-solving approaches are also increasingly recognized as critical to success. This kind of variation is referred to as cognitive diversity. Here are 10 ways to help you rethink diversity at work.

Remote teams

Rethinking normal: how to embrace cognitive-neurodiversity at work

Building teams with divergent thought processes, thinking styles, and problem-solving approaches are also increasingly recognized as critical to success. This kind of variation is referred to as cognitive diversity. Here are 10 ways to help you rethink diversity at work.

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The ‘Why Gap’ how to see beyond your product analytics

Behind the scenes

The Why Gap: how to see beyond your product analytics

Between product activity and your proposed solution is a gap. Do you fill it with assumptions, opinions, and guesses? Here’s a better way to do it.

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Your problem-solution pocket guide for more productive remote meetings

Remote teams

Your problem-solution pocket guide for more productive remote meetings

Too many unproductive meetings? We’ve rounded up 8 common remote meeting pitfalls—along with 8 tips for designing meetings worth attending.

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The Better-Remote-Meetings Checklist

Remote teams

The better-remote-meetings checklist

Scheduling a meeting? Wait! Before you do, make sure it’s a meeting that people will be happy to attend. Here’s a better-meeting checklist to help.

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How to increase your emotional intelligence for better feedback

Behind the scenes

How to increase your emotional intelligence for better feedback

Learn more about why so many people fear giving and receiving feedback and how you can improve your own emotional intelligence for better workplace feedback.

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Behind the scenes

We just raised $600 million. Here’s what’s next.

We’re delighted to announce today that Contentsquare, Hotjar’s parent company, has raised $600 million in a Series F investment round.

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5 Ways Recruiters and Job Seekers Can Have a Better Hiring Experience

Behind the scenes

5 ways recruiters and job seekers can have a better hiring experience

We interviewed our People leaders, Sara Bent, Angela Buccitti, and Carol Veiga for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our hiring experience unique for both recruiters and candidates.

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How to break into product design

PX insights

How to break into product design

Hotjar's Saskia Everard shares her insights.

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Practical mindfulness in the workplace

Remote teams

How to incorporate more mindfulness into your workday, from meetings to coffee breaks

Can mindfulness really help reduce stress and improve attention? Yes. And it's easier than you think to get started with some simple practices at work. Here's how.

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Pride Panel 2022

Behind the scenes

Pride Panel 2022: how far we still have to go

Hotjar’s 2022 Pride Panel highlighted the immense diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community, shining a spotlight on asexuality and personal stories from around the globe.

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The importance of downtime for deep work and better work-life balance

Remote teams

Productivity hack: the importance of downtime for deep work and better work-life balance

Feel like you never have time to get it all done? Maybe you need to take a break. Here’s how to unlock deep work time by prioritizing deep downtime.

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How to take a mental health day

Remote teams

How to take a mental health day—tips from our team

When was the last time you took a mental health day? If your answer is never, find out why you should. And if you’re not sure how, or when, to take a day for yourself, we’ve got that covered, too.

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Behind the scenes

The fall before the catch: this is where you nurture psychological safety

Do you feel safe speaking up in front of your team? You don’t build trust through team-building exercises and stated values. Here are 11 ways to build trust in teams. 

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Behind the scenes

Forget perfection: how to unmask your inner imposter

Ever felt like you weren’t good enough, like you were an imposter in your own job? Us, too. So let’s talk about it—along with ways to overcome those fraudulent feelings.

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Hotjar vs

Hotjar vs Clarity: which one should you choose?

Deciding between tools is never easy. There are endless features to compare, heaps of reviews to read through, and countless differences to consider. 

But don’t sweat. We’ve taken the time to detail the core differences between our products—so you don’t have to.

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How values guide everything we do at Hotjar

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How values guide everything we do at Hotjar (yes, really)

What’s your first thought when you hear 'company values'?

Many of us are immediately skeptical. For the cynics, values = platitudes, corporate lip service, and that meaningless sign you point new joiners to, never to think about again.

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Remote teams

10 tips to drive product teams in 2022

The new year is well underway. And by this time, many people’s New Year’s resolutions are well out of mind. 

But we don’t want that to happen to you. So we put together a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions web-olutions to help you stay tuned into the goals you’ve set for yourself, and the goals you may have forgotten to put on your list. 

Prioritizing product roadmaps, building trust with your team, and overcoming the biggest and baddest product obstacles. This, plus plenty more. 

So grab your notebook and let’s make sure this year counts.

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Remote teams

Inside Hotjar's sales team: an interview with Kristina Maleeva

Why do you work where you do? What made you want to work there? And now that you’re there, why do you decide to stay?

We sat down with Kristina Maleeva, our Sales team Lead for the Americas, to find out why Hotjar is where she calls home. We learned a lot about what makes Hotjar’s Sales culture unique, some company perks that you don’t hear every day, and an approach to remote work that actually works.

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Remote teams

How empathy and experimentation drive Hotjar's product team rituals

How much time do you spend a week in recurring meetings? How many of those are actually useful to you? If you’re like most product teams, I’m sure you’ve got your remote rituals pretty much nailed by now. Right? Sure.

At Hotjar, we’ve been doing this fully remote work thing since 2014. Yes, way before the pandemic hit. And to be honest, we still haven’t nailed it. But we have learned some things along the way that have helped.

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Remote teams

15 tools that our product teams actually use in 2022

Are you using the best tools for your job? It’s a trick question. Because there’s rarely a hands-down best tool for any job. What matters is that you find the ones that work for you and your team. 

As part of a product team, you design and build products that customers love. How do you do that? By putting the customer first, and translating their needs into your product. So you need ways to interact with customers, gather all the research you’ve done, prototype and design solutions, and to keep track of progress along the way.

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Product Manager prioritization channel your inner PANDA

PX insights

Product manager prioritization: channel your inner PANDA!

Being a product manager can feel like being on safari. You’ve planned the route you want to take and you have your backpack full of tools ready—but changing environments and unpredictable creatures can derail your plans at any moment.

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UX design and analysis

4 steps to being less wrong in UX Design, from Leandro Lima at Google

One of our values is that we challenge ourselves to grow. By hosting external speakers and sharing their ideas, we’re hoping to inspire you, our Hotjar community, to grow too. 

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Remote teams

Tips and observations on remote working from a remote company. (Hint: It’s us!)

Hotjar was always going to be a remote company, long before the coronavirus pandemic. In 2014, when Hotjar began, our three founders all lived in Malta, yet they didn’t know how long they’d be there and where life would take them next.

So, they set out to create a remote company, and what better way to practice than by working from different corners of the island? It could’ve been easy to have a Meetup and work alongside each other, but David, Marc, and Jonathan started as they meant to go on.

Now, a few years and over 100 employees later, and in the spirit of one of our values—build trust with transparency—we’re ready to share some tips with the world. We asked Hotjarians about their experiences of working remotely and we’ve summarized them below.

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Remote teams

The ‘Great Resignation’, from an entirely remote company’s perspective

A record number of people are leaving their jobs. It’s a phenomenon being called ‘The Great Resignation’, where more workers are planning to leave their jobs than ever before.

Some are pointing to the slow move to flexible or remote working as the main culprit. While on the other hand, some businesses have ignored this entirely and adopted the tactic of moving everyone right back into the office and returning to business as usual. (As a remote business, we don’t comply with this!)

Nevertheless, businesses are currently experiencing an exodus of talent. And on top of that, they’re having just as much trouble filling those empty seats.

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Behind the scenes

Building in Public 4: your burning questions answered – a Q&A with Megan Murphy

A few weeks ago, we put Megan Murphy, the VP of Product at Hotjar, on the spot to answer our users’ burning questions.

In these two videos, Megan covers everything from how to get strategy buy-in to handling loud voices in meetings to whether she’d abandon everything to open a bar on the beach.

So, despite it not being in our usual format for our Building in Public video series, whether you’re an experienced Product Manager or looking to start your product career, there’s something in here for you.

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PX insights

Why user behavior signals are vital for product teams

The work of a product team never ends. There's no 'completion date' for growing revenue, reducing churn, increasing product usage, improving task completion, lowering the number of support tickets; and the list goes on.

But at the core of it lies the ultimate goal: to improve the user experience and create customer delight.

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Behind the scenes

Building in Public 2: Product OKRs that unify, excite, and deliver

Would you believe that we managed to get every discipline equally excited about a single OKR? One that encouraged paying down some expensive tech debt, brought in some much-needed delight to a rather dull area of our product experience, and drove impressive business metrics—all at the same time?

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UX design and analysis

How to use product feedback to solve business-critical issues

Product feedback is one of a product management team’s most effective tools, but only when that feedback comes with the proper context.

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PX insights

Why your conversion rate doesn't tell you everything

Let’s take three product teams:

Team A ignores conversion metrics and focuses only on KPIs related to active users (MAU and DAU), retention (CRR), and customer satisfaction (CSAT).

Team B is fixated on product conversion rates, using the numbers as a North Star for understanding features or pages that trigger or block user actions.

Team C pays close attention to conversion rates, but as a springboard for diving deeper, getting inside users’ heads, and understanding why they do or don’t take actions that lead to conversions.

There’s a clear winner here.

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Behind the scenes

Building in Public 3: competency frameworks that help product managers flourish

How do you measure a product manager’s performance? And how do you make sure the criteria you’re using is setting them up for a successful and rewarding career?

At Hotjar, we believe competency frameworks should be empowering. They should help others give feedback, provide transparent guidance about the expectations of a PM's role, and clearly signpost how they can reach the next step in their career.

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Behind the scenes

Hotjar vs FullStory

Which one should you choose?

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User research

How tracking user behavior on your website can improve customer experience

Imagine you’re running a brick-and-mortar store. From your perch at the counter, you can see and fix any issues the customers have as they move around the shop: if they have trouble navigating the aisles, you can make adjustments and help out; when they come up to the counter, you can strike up a conversation and learn who they are and what they’re looking for.

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Behind the scenes

Hotjar vs Mouseflow

Hotjar vs Mouseflow: which one should your team choose?

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Behind the scenes

Building in Public: Hotjar’s 5 product principles

If you’re in a product team (or just have a product-related hobby), we’ve got some exciting news for you. We’ve just launched the first episode of a new video series called Building in Public, where we share the secrets of how we build Hotjar—as we build Hotjar.

Watch the first episode—all about Hotjar’s product principles—right here:

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PX insights

Your introduction to Hotjar: what it is, what it can do for you, and how it works

You already know it: what’s best for your users is best for your business.

But do you have the information and insights you need to build and create products that your users will love?

You may have important numbers like churn rate, page traffic, and drop-off rate from a product or web analytics tool. But do you know why your users are behaving a certain way? Where specifically in your product they're having issues that cause them to churn? Why they aren't converting?

Hotjar helps you answer these questions. Let's show you how: 

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Behind the scenes

How Hotjar is giving back

At Hotjar, we believe that success shouldn’t be measured in profits alone, but rather in the contributions to all stakeholders; our team, customers, end-users, partners, the community, and the planet.

Which is why in 2017—on the Spanish coast at one of our bi-annual meetups—we announced that Hotjar would begin pledging 1% of our revenue to ‘giving back’. We didn’t have a solid plan on how we’d give, but we knew we wanted to do it in a meaningful way.

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CRO

Grow your website with these 30+ website optimization tools

Continuously optimizing your website is critical to sustaining long-term growth. In the battle for visitors and conversions, one of your most valuable weapons is your ability to always iterate new and better versions of your website as user expectations (and the competitive landscape) evolve.

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User research

Survey questions 101: over 70 survey question examples + types of surveys and FAQs

How well do you understand your prospects and customers? Do you know who they are, what keeps them awake at night, and what brought them to your business in search of a solution?

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Behind the scenes

Pride panel: LGBTQIA+ representation in the workplace

As part of Hotjar's month-long celebration activities this Pride Month, we held an LGBTQIA+ panel for the team—exploring how to show up for and represent LGBTQIA+ people in the workplace.

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PX insights

18 product workflow red flags: how to spot & resolve them

As a product manager, your job is to deliver a product your users love.

It seems simple when put that way, doesn’t it?

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UX design and analysis

How to measure and improve customer retention using qualitative data

Traditional metrics like customer retention rate (CRR) and customer lifetime value (CLTV) are good to know, but they don't tell you the whole story of customer churn. To really make a difference in your retention rate, you need to know why customers stop using your product—and how you can get them to stick with it.

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CRO

How to optimize your ecommerce conversion funnel: the new rules for the nonlinear customer journey

Despite all the time you’ve spent perfecting your conversion funnel, visitors still aren’t converting. You’ve invested in your site's design and navigation, you've increased your marketing efforts, and you’re following all the 'best practices' for conversion optimization.

But if you don't understand how real customers shop online, you're missing an opportunity to optimize your ecommerce conversion funnel to reflect each visitor's unique customer journey.

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User research

How to nudge for good (and not evil)

Have you ever wondered what your users think of your website? Sure you have. But have you let your users inform (even dictate) your design process? If you're like a lot of website owners in the world, your answer might be: maybe.

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Behavior analytics

20 popular Google Analytics alternatives to grow your website

Whether you’re still mourning the end of Universal Analytics, don’t love the GA4 experience, or need a more privacy-friendly tool, the good news is there are plenty of free and affordable Google Analytics (GA) alternatives to replace and complement its functionality.

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User research

How product teams can conduct online surveys to get actionable insights

Developing a product without user feedback is like having a relationship without conversation. (Not great.)

And while there are plenty of ways to learn about your users—like watching session recordings, A/B testing, and even scouring forums where they spend their time—online surveys are one of the best ways to get direct user feedback.

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User research

20+ post-event survey questions to ask after an online event

You spent months planning your online event, and now that it’s over, it’s time to sit back and relax, right? Not so fast! After hosting an event, there’s one more thing you absolutely must do: send post-event surveys to your attendees.

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Remote teams

Introducing the One-ference: how one Hotjar developer made his own personalized conference

Conferences are great. You get to meet people, learn stuff, not be at work for the day. Joyful.

But let’s be honest: most conferences you go to end up with the two best talks scheduled to clash, then three hours of killing time until the next good one.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick and choose which talks happen, and when?

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UX design and analysis

What kind of product creator are you: facilitator, peddler, entertainer, or dealer?

Building a SaaS product, app, or site?

If you’re a Product Creator in any capacity, the way you build your product will dictate the level of success you'll achieve. Like me, you’ve seen products and apps come and go. Some disappear as quickly as they arrive, and some (like Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, et al) have achieved incredible success.

But, why is it that people get hooked on some products while others don't even make a ripple in the pond?

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Marketing

6 steps to creating testimonials that drive sales (and don't suck)

When you get on a website and read a wall of customer testimonials that gush with nothing but praise, it’s not surprising if your first reactions are skepticism or suspicion.

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Marketing

How to discover what your users want to read (so you can write it for them)

At Hotjar, we use Hotjar in everything we do.

Whether it’s building, writing, scaling, designing, or hiring - Hotjar helps us make Hotjar better. We’re firm believers of practicing what we preach (and we 100% believe in our product) so using Hotjar to grow Hotjar is a must for our team.

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Remote teams

Hanging out in the Mediterranean: How Hotjar does remote team meetups

In June 2016 the Hotjar team flew in from all over the world to spend a week together on the gorgeous island of Malta (click here in case you’re wondering where it is).

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Marketing

How to optimize your marketing funnel for the customer journey

Ask 10 marketers about marketing funnels and you’ll probably get 10 different answers. Why is that? A marketing funnel isn't a one-size-fits-all strategy; your marketing funnel is uniquely tailored to how your buyer buys.

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CRO

What is website conversion? (And why it’s all about your users)

When you think about website conversions, you might think about percentages and averages that measure metrics and data points—like orders completed, subscription upgrades, and click-through rates.

But what do those metrics and data points actually tell you about your customers—the people you want to serve; the people you want to captivate, engage, and persuade?

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User research

How to analyze survey data and get to know your customers (without any headaches)

If you don’t understand your customers, it’s almost impossible to improve your product or service for them.

Online surveys make it easier than ever to get to know your users, but even a short, simple survey can leave you with a headache-inducing amount of user data to sort through.

So how do you make sense of it all?

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Marketing

The exact customer-driven methodology Drift used to grow from 0 to 70k customers in 4 years

Most startup founders dream of creating a single successful company.

David Cancel has done it 5 times.

His latest company, Drift, has already raised $107 million in funding and acquired over 70,000 active users in just 4 years.

So how did he do it?

The key has been a customer-driven methodology that David stumbled upon almost by accident at one of his previous companies.

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User research

5 tips for mastering interviews: the Hotjar Product team weighs in

Ah, the user interview. Without a doubt one of the most valuable exercises you can run for understanding users better. But how can you, the interviewer, make sure you get the insights you need (and end up with a happy interviewee)? The first stage is understanding what this is—and what it isn’t.

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CRO

Everything product teams need to know about shopping cart abandonment rate

Want to win over more customers? Make it easier for them to trust you.

A positive user experience helps you build and maintain a positive customer relationship—and product teams can help create a positive user experience that leads to sales, inspires repeat purchases, and encourages customers to recommend your brand to others.

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Behavior analytics

How to set up a free Google Analytics heat map

If you’ve come here to learn more about Google Analytics heat maps, we have both good and bad news for you.

The bad news: Google stopped supporting its heatmap add-on in 2019, and recent reviews confirm that it doesn’t work anymore for a lot of users.

The good news: there's another way for you to get a free heatmap using Hotjar, and we guarantee it will work.

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Survey Templates

#Use Hotjar's CSAT Survey to evaluate satisfaction levels at key moments in your user's journey.

Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Customer satisfaction (CSAT) survey

Determine short-term satisfaction levels at key moments in the customer journey

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Market research

Post-purchase survey

Find out how satisfied your customers are after purchasing on your website

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#Use Hotjar CSAT Survey templates to create and distribute your survey
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Product research

Website usability survey

Measure the usability and ease of use of your website

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Product feedback

Product discovery survey

Dig deep into how customers use your product and find innovative ways to improve it

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Market research

The Hotjar Question Bank (+70 examples)

Learn more about your prospects and customers with over 70 different questions

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Product research

Screener survey

Capture the people in your target audience and filter out users who don't fit your criteria

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Market research

27 popular customer feedback questions

Get closer to your customers and their needs with 27 feedback questions

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Market research

Van Westendorp price sensitivity survey

Find the sweet spot price for your product or service—not too high, not too low

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Churn & abandonment

B2B usability survey

Measure the usability and ease of use of your B2B product (UMUX Lite)

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Employee feedback survey

Improve your workplace by gathering actionable employee feedback at scale

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Customer effort score survey

Learn how to collect, analyze, and measure your Customer Effort Score (CES)

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Churn & abandonment

Customer retention survey

Increase customer retention by learning what makes them leave in the first place

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Market research

Demographics survey

Truly understand your target audience with these demographics questions

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Product feedback

10 website survey questions

Spot issues, find opportunities, and prioritize your work by asking these 10 questions

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Time to resolution survey

Find out customers' perception of a resolved issue from the first contact with support

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Product research

User persona survey

Find out the main needs and reasons why people use your product/service

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Product feedback

Beta feedback survey

Gather feedback before you launch your product with this survey for beta users

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Product feedback

Content feedback survey

Does your messaging resonate? Find ways to improve your content with this survey

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Product feedback

Product feedback survey

Get actionable feedback on your product so you know what to work on

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#Nobody likes to lose a customer, but you can still gain valuable insights from them to keep the rest happier

Churn & abandonment

Exit-intent survey

Capture feedback before visitors leave your site and reduce your bounce rate

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Market research

Market research survey

Building a brand new product? Learn more about your target users

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Market research

Pricing plans feedback survey

Forget the guesswork and gather real buyers’ thoughts on your pricing plans

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#Hotjar's product-market fit Survey gives you crucial insights into product usage and adoption.

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Market research

Product market fit survey

Find out how far your product satisfies the market's demand

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Traffic attribution

Traffic attribution survey

Learn where your audience first heard about your brand

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Churn & abandonment

Churn survey template

Find out why users are abandoning your product and start reducing your churn rate.

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#Use Hotjar NPS Surveys to get more elaboration on your NPS score
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Featured

Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) survey

Measure long-term loyalty and happiness the tried-and-tested way

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Product Forge

Continuous discovery

Content design: why it matters (and why it's not just UX writing)

Having a groovy website, app, or product is great—but does it fulfill your users’ needs? 

Content is anywhere and everywhere in a user interface. However, the quality of your content—and how you present it to your audience—can make or break your product design.

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Continuous discovery

19 product monitoring metrics every PM should track

Building a product that people love starts with identifying a real human need. But once your solution is up and running, how do you make sure it continues to provide long-term customer and business value?

Monitoring product metrics—like monthly active users and product adoption rate—ensures that the product you think your customers want is actually something they can’t live without.

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Hotjar Product Managers handpicked those 10 product podcasts. Keep your product team at the top of its game with fresh insights and inspiration!

Team growth

10 inspiring product podcasts to listen to right now

Product podcasts offer fresh ideas, insights, and inspiration to keep product teams competitive.

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Continuous discovery

12 best product monitoring tools for cross-functional product teams

To continuously improve your product and deliver an excellent user experience, you need reliable data about your product's performance and your customers' interactions with it. 

Product monitoring tools give you insights to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of your product, and help prioritize initiatives for further optimization efforts.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager—What Does a PM do?

Product team culture

A day in the life of a product manager—what does a PM do?

What exactly does a product manager (PM) do in a day or a week? Are most days the same? This blog post will walk you through what a product manager gets up to in a day. 

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Product manager career path

Team growth

A guide to the product management career path

Curious about the product management career trajectory? Learn how to break into and climb the ladder on the product management career path.

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Why every product team should have a product marketer

Team growth

Why every product team structure should include a product marketer

Is there a product marketer on your product team? If not, learn why including one in your product team structure is vital to product success.

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12 website conversions blog header

Workflow tips

12 types of website conversions and how to calculate them

Everyone wants ‘conversions.’ But what exactly is a website conversion? And how do you get more of them? Here are some goal-oriented examples.

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How to Elevate Your Content Reporting Using Qualitative Insights

Continuous discovery

Is your content reporting missing this vital element? (and how to fix it)

Relying solely on quantitative analytic tools can lead to content reporting gaps. Here’s how to gain insight into how your marketing lands with your audience.

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How to Create a Continuous Feedback Loop for Better Products and Happy Customers

Customer delight

How to create a continuous feedback loop for better products (and happy customers)

Is it possible to capture continuous customer feedback remotely? We say yes. Learn how we use continuous feedback loops to build better products customers love.

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 CTA Best Practices

Workflow tips

8 CTA best practices to increase conversions (+ checklist and power words)

Struggling to increase website conversions? Learn how to increase clicks using CTA best practices and our downloadable checklist w/ power words that convert.

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Product Manager Time Management: Streamline Your Workflow

Workflow tips

How product teams can instantly streamline their workflow with Hotjar’s integrations

As a product manager or member of a product team, you’re responsible for making data-driven decisions that shape the future of your product. But with insights coming from dozens of sources, how do you find the time to sift through them? And how do you home in on the most important data to ensure you don’t miss anything crucial?

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Continuous delivery and how to balance it with continuous discovery

Continuous discovery

How to balance continuous delivery with continuous discovery

Continuous delivery and discovery help product teams learn more effectively and provide value to customers. 

But some teams have been hesitant to adopt these techniques because they aren’t sure how to properly balance delivery and discovery.

Let’s take a look at continuous delivery and continuous discovery: where they came from, how they’re different, and how an effective product team can strike the right balance to deliver customers the right product, in the right way, at the right time.

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Building a product culture to facilitate getting shit done

Product team culture

How to empower your product team to get shit done

The average product team spends a huge amount of time juggling loads of different tasks, pressures, and demands. 

On an average day, urgent user requests and stakeholder asks pour in, meetings line up, the product backlog expands, and product team members find their best-laid plans changed or delayed.

Sound familiar? 

These pressures are intrinsic to product work, but if you let them grow, they’ll destroy your focus, strategy, and delivery. 

Luckily, they can be managed.

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Product conflict resolution tips to create team synergy

Product team culture

4 product conflict resolution tips to create team synergy

Great product teams bring together a variety of backgrounds, points of view, skills, and personalities, which is essential to building a successful team—but it can also lead to tension and conflict. 

However, with the right mindset and a thoughtful approach, conflict can inspire meaningful solutions that ultimately benefit your team’s ability to build and deliver brilliant products.

In this article, we explore why conflict happens and how you can use it to demonstrate key values and behaviors within your product team.

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Data-democratization

Workflow tips

Data democratization and self-serve analytics: tips for product teams

Traditionally, access to data has been restricted to a few analysts in each organization who know how to interpret the data, translate it, and use it to help the company reach its business goals. The restriction was born out of security, necessity, and the lack of shared knowledge. 

But today’s world is increasingly data-driven and reserving this information for only a select few in your business is no longer an option.

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types of product testing and what product testing means to product teams

Continuous discovery

Different types of product testing and why they matter for product teams

Successfully launching a product requires a lot of testing—then more testing, and then testing again. 

Often, product testing is seen as a separate activity to product development. But when testing isn’t integrated into the product development process, product teams can miss the insights they need to ensure their products work smoothly and solve user problems.

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Product team culture

How to overcome common obstacles for effective product change management

Product change management is key in responding to dynamic market pressures and delivering solutions that meet evolving user needs—and product managers are familiar with the blockers that often arise in product or organizational change processes, from user confusion and employee resistance to breakdowns in cross-functional communication. 

Product change management is a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity—and one worth taking.

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Workflow tips

The art of product storytelling: how product teams can balance evidence with empathy

Product narratives should be grounded on clear, quantifiable data points; product teams have to use powerful statistics like revenue, active users, and retention rate as evidence to get buy-in for their vision. 

But data alone won’t create the emotional connection you need to captivate your users and convince your stakeholders.

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Workflow tips

Product backlog management tips that drive results, not chaos

In product management, backlog optimization is a key part of delivering high-quality products to users. Keeping your team’s backlog well-prioritized drives clear focus, streamlines workflow, and helps you deliver impactful products that delight customers.

Article - 11 min read

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Workflow tips

12 product management challenges: the toughest parts of the job (and how to tackle them!)

Product managers are not the type to shy away from a challenge. Most product managers thrive with a fast-paced, varied product workflow. They live for the satisfaction of guiding a team through research, development, and execution to maximize customer delight.

But the varied, agile workflow that makes product management exciting is also what makes it uniquely challenging.

Article - 24 min read

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Workflow tips

How to prioritize initiatives with cost of delay analysis

You know when you go to a buffet, and you want some of everything, but you can only carry as many plates as you have hands?

It’s not all that different from being a product manager sometimes.

Article - 13 min read

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Customer delight

User research techniques for product managers: what should I be looking for?

User research is the driving force behind product experience insights and UX improvements. But where do you start?

Article - 13 min read

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New

Workflow tips

How to implement scrappy product management in your team

Like most things, scrappy product management strategies have their pros and cons. Some product teams embrace them with open arms, while others shoo them out the door faster than you can say “release notes.”

Article - 19 min read

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NEW

Organizational awareness

Organizational awareness: 9 tips for product teams

In the second quarter of 2021, we surveyed our customers to get insights into their day-to-day experience working on a product team. We learned that organizational awareness is one of the most challenging aspects of being a product team member.

Article - 16 min read

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Continuous discovery

How to overcome expectations and manage continuous discovery

Continuous discovery—that is, continually gathering information on user needs to refine your product ideas—can result in happier customers, sharper priority lists, and a better product-market fit.

Article - 15 min read