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Almost 150 Hotjarians in 24 countries with 1 goal: to give you and your team the insights you need to create experiences your users love.

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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 Google Analytics

Hotjar vs Google Analytics: it’s not an either/or (and why you should use both).

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Behind the scenes

Hotjar vs Lucky Orange

Hotjar vs Lucky Orange: which one should you choose?

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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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Remote teams

6 ways remote teams can use Hotjar to understand their users

If you’re part of a remote or distributed team, you may have noticed the productivity boosts you gain by working asynchronously. But moving your business forward has to happen while your team stays firmly focused and aligned on what matters most: your customers.

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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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Behavior analytics

Hotjar vs Crazy Egg: which one is the best for your needs?

If you’re hoping to see a stand-off with Hotjar versus Crazy Egg, we must ask that you stand down right now. The Crazy Egg team has done a great job creating a product that businesses use for heatmaps, user session recordings, and A/B testing.

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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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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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Behavior analytics

10+ web analysis tools to help you understand your users [including 5 Google Analytics alternatives]

If you want your visitors to keep returning to your website—to increase traffic, improve conversion rates, and ultimately grow revenue—you need to understand what’s happening when they reach your site.

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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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Behind the scenes

Mastering the art of prioritization: how Hotjar decides what to work on next

Building a killer app is not a simple feat and requires relentless focus on what’s important not only for driving business but making our users happy. Our focus is on what will help them achieve their goals and eradicate pain points - their success is ours. With a limited number of resources at hand, how do we build a product that keeps our users happy without getting carried away with projects and features that add very little value?

Making the right choice when deciding what to work on next is crucial. A bad decision now could have a huge impact on how quickly you are able to scale or pivot later on. At Hotjar we ask ourselves three simple questions when deciding what we want to focus on:

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Marketing

How we're using non-gated content for trust and growth at Hotjar

Sticking an opt-in gate in front of your content and counting how many people go through it has become the go-to solution to measure lead generation and marketing success. But is inundating people with pop-ups that promise mind-blowing content in exchange for their email address really the best way to go about building your brand/business?

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CRO

4 proven ways to increase conversions [with case studies]

From micro-conversions (like add-to-cart) to macro-conversions (like hitting that 'confirm purchase' button), conversions are forever being tracked and optimized on every level, and low conversion rates are a common struggle (and, sometimes, a mystery).

This article will put an end to the struggle, and help you get the answers you need.

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Behind the scenes

How to grow and run a remote business - the Hotjar way

When Hotjar was initially built the founders knew they wanted the company to grow and flourish in a remote environment. Rather than be held back, they wanted to allow the flexibility to find the best people in the world while also providing the opportunity for Hotjar employees to live wherever they wanted, spend time with their families and friends at their leisure, and control their own working schedules. This belief system quickly grew into what we all call 'The Hotjar Way' internally. We have been able to grow, manage, and maintain an awesome culture across the world. So we wanted to share with you how we did it!

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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

How product teams can decrease shopping cart abandonment rate by improving UX

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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PX insights

Top 5 session replay tools for analyzing user behavior

If you’re a business selling online, it’s important to create a website experience your users will love. A poor user experience or frustrating customer journey can negatively affect your site’s conversion rate, and ultimately your revenue.

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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 2017, 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

Market research

Van Westendorp price sensitivity survey

Find the Goldilocks price for your product or service—not too much, yet not too little.

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Market research

28 popular customer feedback questions

Here are 28 questions we love asking customers.

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Market research

Pain points survey

Discover the pain points that cause users to leave your product/service with this four question survey.

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Market research

10 website survey questions

10 questions to ask visitors on your site to spot issues, discover opportunities and prioritize your work.

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Time to resolution survey

Determine how long it takes your customers to get an issue resolved with this time to resolution (TTR) survey template.

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Five popular questions to ask customers

Five popular questions to ask your customers before you launch your product.

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Customer retention survey

Learn why customers are leaving to increase retention.

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Customer effort score survey

Collecting, analyzing, and measuring your Customer Effort Score (CES)

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Product research

User persona survey

Understanding your customers is vital. But developing an accurate picture of your customers doesn’t need to cost you large amounts of money and effort.

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Market research

Demographics survey

Truly understand your target audience with this demographics survey template.

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Market research

Employee feedback survey

Gather actionable employee feedback at scale.

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Product feedback

User testing survey

20+ questions to ask in user testing—and when to ask them

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Product feedback

Product feedback survey

Gather feedback on your product. Learn how to improve and what users really think.

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#EARLY PRODUCT FEEDBACK TEMPLATE

Product research

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 copy and messaging resonate? Find ways to improve your content with this survey.

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Product research

Market research survey

Building a brand new product? Discover more about your target users with this survey.

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Product feedback

Pricing plans feedback survey

Are you making the most of your pricing plan? Find out what buyers think with this survey.

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Product feedback

Exit-intent survey

Capture feedback before a visitor leaves and learn why they exit your site.

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Traffic attribution

Traffic attribution survey

Learn where your audience first heard about your brand.

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Product feedback

Churn survey

Learn why users stopped using your product.

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Product research

Product market fit survey

Collect insights to determine your product-market fit.

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Customer satisfaction & NPS®

Customer satisfaction (CSAT) / NPS® survey template

Discover if your customers are satisfied with your product or service.

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Product Forge

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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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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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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

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Organizational awareness

How to build a cross-functional collaboration culture for product teams

Collaboration and communication can lead to massive business success. Productivity increases when teams and individual contributors are connected, and businesses with effective communication strategies have the potential to outperform their competition.

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Customer delight

How product teams can create customer delight (and why it matters)

Many product teams have a problem solution mindset, building features and experiences designed to solve a specific problem for a specific user.

That’s important, of course—but sustainable, lasting business growth means more than satisfying customers and meeting their expectations. Building customer delight into your product is what drives product-led growth.

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Workflow tips

A/B testing in product management: the best A/B testing tools to build better products

As a product manager (PM), your job is to deliver a product users will love. But like most things in life, that's easier said than done.

Best practices and the latest design trends aren’t always going to work for your users. If your goals are to improve retention, provide a better user experience, and increase revenue, you need to A/B test your way to success.

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Team growth

Growing a product management team successfully: expert tips (and pitfalls to avoid)

Successful product management is more than just building a product: you’re also building a team.

The mix of multiple departments, new heads, skills, and goals can seem chaotic, but it doesn't have to be. With some foresight and preparation, you can grow a successful product management team—one that works together to build a product that truly delights your customers.

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