Websites provide online businesses with an unprecedented level of contact with customers and end
users. However, they also place business information where it can be easily accessed by third parties –
often using automated tools known as “bots”. For many organizations, bots represent up to 50%
or more of their overall website traffic, from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad
bots conducting fraudulent activities. Regardless of business impact, bot traffic can reduce website
performance for legitimate users and increase IT costs. Organizations need a flexible framework to
better manage their interaction with different categories of bots and the impact that bots have on
their business and IT infrastructure.
Websites provide online businesses with an unprecedented level of contact with customers and end users. However, they also place business information where it can be easily accessed by third parties – often using automated tools known as “bots”. For many organizations, bots represent up to 50% or more of their overall website traffic, from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad bots conducting fraudulent activities. Regardless of business impact, bot traffic can reduce website performance for legitimate users and increase IT costs. Organizations need a flexible framework to better manage their interaction with different categories of bots and the impact that bots have on their business and IT infrastructure.
Published By: Clicktale
Published Date: Dec 04, 2012
In this guide, we'll be introducing the full gamut of web solutions, starting with tools that evaluate your entire site traffic, and ending with techniques and best practices for understanding the individual user.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: Dec 15, 2011
This paper explores the local-level marketing challenges companies face and serves as a guide for national brands who are interested in creating and implementing local websites. Includes a worksheet for determining your brands local presence.
Published By: Clicktale
Published Date: Aug 06, 2015
Web site errors eat away at conversions, KPIs, ROI, and revenues. The key to catching elusive website errors? Focus on the users. In this new ClickTale white paper, learn to identify common user dropoff or abandonment behavior patterns – which traditional tools simply cannot see. Once you pinpoint the errors themselves, you can assess their impact on user experience and conversions, and prioritize remediation.
Thinking of adding video to your site? Read this guide to learn why it is important to use online video to increase conversions on your site and practical suggestions on the best ways to accomplish your goal.
Increasing user engagement is a primary goal for any website, but measuring it isn’t easy. "User engagement" means different things to different businesses. This free guide defines 10 critical user engagement metrics every business can use, along with web benchmarks and tips. Find out what each of these metrics indicates about your site’s user experience, and where your site stands among the wider web. All of these metrics can be found within free testing tools you likely use already, like Google Analytics and Websitetest.com. Start measuring your website engagement today - download guide here!
Most sites aspire to faster page load times. But in order to improve, you first need goals based on real data. Only robust performance benchmarking will tell you how your user experience stacks up against competitors, and how performance varies in all the regions you sell to. This guide presents 9 key tips to ensure you get actionable insights from benchmarking performance against competitors, including common oversights and best practices. The guide also links to free tools that can help you to accomplish your benchmarking project. Download the eBook here!
The buyer’s journey is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing expectations of the consumer. With so many potential touch points between new website user and returning customer, it’s essential that your business be prepared every step of the way. The tools are there to help you –
set them up now to start recovering that lost revenue with relevant personalized marketing.
From browsing to carting to checkout to post-purchase, optimizing your business at every stage of the journey is critical to increasing your conversion rates, and ultimately, your profitability. If the path is too difficult to navigate or not relevant to consumers, you’ll quickly lose shoppers and find it nearly impossible to develop loyal fans of your brand. Get to know your customers, help them feel comfortable and confident about buying from you and do your best to earn a coveted spot as one of their favorite go-to shopping destinations.
Your customers interact with you on social networks, but how effectively are you using social media to connect with them on your website? This white paper explores best practices to build on-site engagement by integrating social tools.
Before organizations can address their bot challenges, they need the ability to detect the many types of bots interacting with their websites and web applications on a daily basis. Bots come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from simple scripts to sophisticated automation tools, and continuously evolve over time. As detection technologies improve, so too do the technologies available to bot operators as they update their bots to evade the latest detection mechanisms. When evaluating a bot management solution, organizations should consider its detection technologies and their effectiveness against the current and future bot landscape, while maintaining the lowest possible level of false positives and negatives.
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