News and Updates

Slickstream Search: Now Better Than Ever

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John Greely

Your site search matters. It's a critical part of the way your visitors interact with your site, and it's something we take extremely seriously at Slickstream.

And while we were proud of the Engagement Suite's existing responsive, as-you-type search, we also saw the potential to do so much more. So in our latest update, we're thrilled to announce a major overhaul of Slickstream Search, included free of charge for all subscribers!

This will be rolling out to customers on a staggered basis over the coming weeks, so read on for what to expect and let us know if you have any questions at all.

 

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Google Web Stories Team Joins Slickstream for Publisher Q&A

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John Greely

These days, everyone's talking about stories. Publishers are incorporating these vertical, social-style videos into their websites more and more, but are often struggling to know if they're on the right track. And with the technology and landscape evolving so fast, it can be very difficult to keep up. 

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Tasty Recipes Integrates Slickstream Favorites

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John Greely

If you're a food blogger using WP Tasty as your recipe plugin, we have great news for you: you now have the option of integrating your Slickstream Favorites directly into your Tasty Recipes recipe card.

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WP Recipe Maker Adds Slickstream Save Function

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John Greely

For many of our users in the food blogging industry, WP Recipe Maker is an absolute must-have for their site. It's a feature-rich recipe plugin for WordPress that creates handy 'cards' where visitors (and search engines) can get all the information they need.

And one of those features is now the ability to integrate directly with Slickstream!

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Slickstream Adds First-Party Data Integration with Mediavine

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John Greely

Everybody's got first-party data on their minds today, with the specter of the end of cookies looming large over publishers worried about how it will affect their advertising revenue.

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How to Fully Integrate and Monetize Your Web Stories

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Carl Hubbard

Web stories, the web version of the popular social media format, are rapidly increasing in popularity thanks to a renewed emphasis by Google.  Google views stories as a great new traffic source for publishers but equally importantly, as a new engaging medium on the web.  (Watch this short overview from the stories team at Google). 

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Supply-Based Search for Crafts/DIY Sites

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John Greely

A few months ago, we announced a feature that utilized the structured data many of our publishers in the cooking/recipe space were already producing: ingredient-based search.

Today we're happy to announce another such feature, this time for those in the crafts/DIY vertical: supply-based search!

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Case Study: Crazy Clickthrough With Content Grids on DIY & Crafts

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John Greely

If there’s one thing that matters to us most here at Slickstream, it’s the visitor engagement data that drives everything we do. And while it’s all well and good to create shiny new objects for our publishers to put on their sites, in the end they have to actually drive clickthrough.

So when we roll out a new tool in the Engagement Suite, the first thing we do is test, test, test! And this week, our friends at DIY & Crafts were kind enough to let us publish the results on our latest addition: the content grid.

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Engagement Suite Minimum Price Now Just $10 per Month

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John Greely

When we introduced the Slickstream Engagement Suite in October 2019, one of our primary pricing considerations was our ability to adequately support all of our customers, including a high-touch onboarding process. That meant that we needed to set a monthly minimum price that made it viable for us to provide enough attention to every customer, and we landed on $25/mo.

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Why Add Slickstream Stories to My Website?

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Kingston Duffie

Slickstream stories are getting added to a lot of our customers' websites. We've been asked an important question frequently: Why should I add stories to my website?

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