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User feedback 101: the complete guide

Have you ever wished you could just ask your users what they think about your website? Get straight to the root of their behavior? Find out why they decided not to convert at the last second?

With user feedback, you can.

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The complete guide to funnels

Every potential customer is on a journey. While you may want them to go straight from awareness (the moment they learn about your brand) to conversion (the moment they become a loyal paying customer), it’s rarely that simple. Instead, they need to be nurtured, guided, and convinced at crucial moments of the journey before they arrive at that final destination.

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The complete guide to heatmaps

Heatmaps are a powerful way to understand what users do on your website pages—where they click, how far they scroll, and what they look at or ignore.

What is Net Promoter Score®? Your introduction to NPS

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer loyalty and satisfaction measurement taken from asking customers how likely they are to recommend your product or service to others on a scale of 0-10—but there’s a lot more to the story than that.

Recordings: the complete guide

Everything about session recordings: what they are, how they help improve your website, and how to use them to get actionable insight.

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The complete guide to user interviews

Building a better product or service requires one critical insight: a deep understanding of the people you’re building it for. What could be a more effective tactic to achieve this goal than talking to them directly? In this guide, we’ll discuss how to plan, run, and analyze user interviews to get actionable insights.

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Website analytics and user behavior insights

The beginner’s guide to behavior analytics

Behavior analytics is the key to understanding your customers, and how they really experience and interact with your website or app.

The ultimate guide to collecting, understanding, and acting on customer analytics

How do you learn more about your customers, their behavior, what they want, and what they love and hate about their experience with the service or product you're providing?

Customer analytics makes it possible for you to understand exactly how your customers engage with your website, brand, and product to give them what they want. Successful businesses use key analytics insights to improve the customer experience (CX) and, as a result, boost user satisfaction, conversions, and revenue.

What is customer experience and why you should improve it

What customer experience (CX) is, why it's important for your business, and how you can improve it for your customers.

Data analysis: the definitive guide for marketers

Data analysis lets you uncover exactly where, when, and why people interact with your brand—so you can optimize your marketing campaigns and improve the user experience (UX).

But with thousands of data points from dozens of sources, how do you best make sense of everything to inform your marketing plan?

Google Analytics: terms and definitions

A glossary of the most frequently used terms in the world of Google Analytics.

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Mixpanel glossary: everything you need to know to build better products

Building better products for your users is all about tracking and optimizing your digital strategy—setting up metrics, measuring your key performance indicators (KPIs), and making data-driven decisions. But things get complicated as you dive deeper into these insights and start to act on them.  

That’s where Mixpanel comes in, offering simple workflows that enable you to effortlessly build powerful funnels, gain valuable insights into your top user flows, and create custom cohorts in just a few clicks. You won't need to waste hours writing SQL or wait for someone else to do it.

What are product experience insights? (and why every product team needs them)

Product experience insights help teams see how customers really use their products, making it easier to remove bugs, delight users, and reduce churn.

Product discovery

What is product discovery and why does it matter?

When you start working on a new product—or a new initiative on an existing product—do you already know exactly which problem your product needs to solve for your customer?

Probably not.

At the start, you work with assumptions and hypotheses about what you need to do and whether it makes sense for your customer.

Product management 101: a complete guide

Your introduction to product management: what it is, what a product manager does, and best practices.

Product management glossary

Our PM glossary translates industry jargon and complex terms into simple definitions of the most popular concepts and terms used by product management teams.

Product research

Product research: the key to building a product people will love

You want to build a long-term vision for your product, and work on something that your users will buy and love—but can you really do that if you don’t understand your customers?

Probably not.

Enter product research, the key to leading your business to success through data-backed insights and smart, customer-centric product decisions.

But how can you make sure your product research is effective, and that it will benefit your customers and business? Keep reading to find out!

How to use qualitative data analysis to understand customer behavior in 5 steps

What and how people feel is part of any experience—and the more emotionally connected people feel to your product, the more likely they are to buy it, use it, and recommend it to others.

But how can you measure users' emotional connection with your brand and product? That's where qualitative data analysis comes in.

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The ultimate guide to quantitative data analysis

Numbers help us make sense of the world. We collect quantitative data on our speed and distance as we drive, the number of hours we spend on our cell phones, and how much we save at the grocery store.

Our businesses run on numbers, too. We spend hours poring over key performance indicators (KPIs) like lead-to-client conversions, net profit margins, and bounce and churn rates.

But all of this quantitative data can feel overwhelming and confusing. Lists and spreadsheets of numbers don’t tell you much on their own—you have to conduct quantitative data analysis to understand them and make informed decisions.

Usability testing: your 101 introduction

A multi-chapter look at website usability testing, its benefits and methods, and how to get started with it.

The complete guide to UX

Introduction to UX design: key principles, best practices, and mistakes to avoid.

Website tracking guide

Whether you’re a casual internet user or you work on a website or product, website tracking and product analytics are a fundamental part of your daily life online.

As an individual, you’re likely interested in protecting your privacy. As a marketer, or a UX or product person, tracking is what helps you optimize a site, fix bugs, improve UX, and achieve business growth. When done right (and we’ll show you how), website tracking can be beneficial to both users and businesses.

In this guide, we explore website tracking from both sides and cover what it is, how it works, and how to use a privacy-focused approach to tracking website activity.

Marketing, ecommerce, and web performance tips

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The A/B testing handbook: understanding the basics and optimizing results

To build a website your customers love, you need to understand which features give them a thrill—and which put them to sleep. A/B testing takes the guesswork out of engaging with users, providing real insights to help you identify and optimize your website’s best features.

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Concept testing: what it is and why it matters

Imagine you’re in the midst of a long-awaited rebrand, and your graphic designer has just sent you two logo options to review. 

If you don’t decide soon, you’ll throw the entire project off its timeline. And it’s too important to just go with your gut, but you don’t have time to plan and run an A/B test. 

Your best bet? Concept testing.

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Conversion rate optimization (CRO): the user-centric approach

Forget about best practices and quick hacks: to increase website conversion rate, your best move is to understand your visitors, users, and customers, and give them what they need.

In this guide, we dispel a few myths about conversion optimization, talk to 20+ conversion experts, and give you a free, downloadable 3-step CRO plan to help you gather the data you need to improve your conversion rates over and over again.

What is customer activation and why does it matter?

Businesses often find themselves with customers who pay the subscription fee, yet never (or rarely) use their product, users who are technically active but only use the basic features, or shoppers who add items to their cart but don’t become paying customers. 

If your customers aren’t getting the full value of your product, you risk high churn, low conversions, and dissatisfied users.

The good news? Customer activation helps you re-engage existing customers and makes sure new ones are engaging with your product from the get-go.

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Customer acquisition: how to attract and win new customers

You can’t have a stable, profitable business without a steady stream of new customers. 

Where customer acquisition ranks on your list of priorities can define how much—and how fast—your company grows. But for many business owners, gaining new customers can feel like a game of chance. And maintaining a consistent and effective customer acquisition rate is easier said than done.

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Customer journey mapping in 2 and 1/2 days

How to create a customer journey map that improves customer success.

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How to keep your users happy: a complete guide to customer retention

You know when you’re telling a story you think is riveting, but everyone’s eyes start to glaze over? That very problem also troubles SaaS and ecommerce businesses, but they call it customer retention.

If you don’t capture your users’ attention early and solve their problems, they’ll drift away. Your job is to keep users around for the long haul, so your relationship, product, and bottom line grow.

Customer satisfaction: what it is, why it matters, and ways to improve it

Increasing your customer satisfaction rates isn’t as simple as sending out a survey every once in a while. Truly understanding customer satisfaction means building an informed strategy and measuring your success using dedicated tools and tactics. 

It’s worth the effort: learning how to improve customer satisfaction helps you empathize with your users, refine your value offer, increase revenue, decrease acquisition costs, and so much more.

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What is design thinking and why does it matter?

Solving problems is a pivotal part of product development. But some issues that come up during product development are more complex than others, and it can be difficult to find the right solution—or even know where to start looking.

That's where the concept of design thinking comes in, keeping users at the center of every process by combining problem-solving with deep empathy.

Ecommerce: a complete guide to selling online in 2023

Whether you're updating your existing ecommerce offering or launching a new online store, your business needs a comprehensive blueprint to follow on your path to resonating success.

5-min ecommerce tips ⚡

Ecommerce lessons from UX, Marketing, and Analytics pros—in 5-minute video format. In June 2020, we ran an ecommerce and UX-focused event with a twist: each speaker could only use 5 slides and was allocated a maximum of 5 minutes—we called it ⚡Ecommerce UX Lightning Learning.

Product growth: what is growth product management?

If there’s one thing that tech powerhouses have in common, it’s an appetite for growth—and it was only a matter of time before companies like Facebook, Dropbox, Uber, and TikTok started shifting their product management initiatives to enable that growth.

Growth product management is taking hold throughout the software industry. But what does it mean, how does it work, and what value does it bring to your team and business? Find out in this guide to the increasingly vital role that growth plays in product management.

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The LPO handbook: understanding the basics of landing page optimization

Landing pages are a key component of a successful online business. 

Improving landing page performance—also known as landing page optimization—helps create an experience that resonates with visitors and converts them into paying customers.

Performance reporting: how to create an effective reporting process and increase conversions

The success of any business, product, or project revolves around an overall picture of its performance—that is, understanding how customers behave and respond to it and what you can do to improve their experience (and increase your conversions). 

That’s where performance reporting comes in, putting measurement, quality assurance, and accountability data into context.

A complete guide to product design: definition, process, and challenges

Designing a product that solves real customer and market needs would be a lot easier if you could see into the future. You need to know how potential customers will react to a product or if there’s market demand—all before you even start designing. 

But without a crystal ball, it can be hard to keep sight of shifting customer and stakeholder needs—while creating a market-viable product that helps users accomplish their tasks and goals.

Product experimentation: what is it and why does it matter?

In the world of product—the world of continuous discovery, learning, and feedback—there is no ‘end’.

Product managers, designers, researchers, and engineers are constantly making development decisions, each of them ultimately coming down to one question: will this change have the intended effect?

Product planning: the definitive guide for product managers

Excellent products don’t appear out of thin air. 

Even the simplest, most intuitive products were meticulously planned by a product manager and product team who developed an intimate understanding of their customers and the market.

How product prioritization helps PMs streamline their decision-making

“This or that? Or this, then that? But we might need to do that before this because my boss is more interested in the other.”

As a product manager, there’s no such thing as a shortage of initiatives and product ideas. You’re always making decisions and trade-offs, because while the ideas are unlimited, your time and resources are not. 

Product roadmaps: what they are and how to create one that works

When you’re traveling to a new destination, maps help you navigate from A to B. They won’t show you every twist and turn in the road, but they will let you know if you’re going in the right direction and the landmarks you need to pass along the way.

Product roadmaps work in the same way: they give teams a big-picture overview of how a product will get from its current state to its future destination.

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How to build a brilliant product strategy: a guide

The best strategies help product teams stay on course as they navigate obstacles and changes.