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.Read More
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?
Of course, there is no one right answer. Each publisher will have to reach his or her own conclusion. But here are some reasons to consider:Read More
Slickstream has been updated for all customers today. These changes should have no effect on existing customers -- at least until they choose to take advantage of these new capabilities.Read More
It's a big week here at Slickstream; we officially launched out of beta one year ago!
It's been a heck of a year filled with rapid growth, and we're so appreciative to all the customers, trialists, third parties and advocates that made it such a success.
To quantify what kind of growth we're talking about, in our first 12 months we saw...Read More
Since Slickstream went live a year ago, we've been growing quickly. Last October we managed a handful of websites, indexed a few thousand webpages daily, and processed a few hundred gigabytes of traffic per month. Now we are handling more than 600 websites, indexing more than half a million webpages in real-time, and over the past month have processed more than 30 terabytes of traffic.Read More
If you use advertising on your site to generate revenue, then you may have heard horror stories about what will happen when Google starts to block third-party cookies on Chrome -- currently slated for sometime in 2022.
First of all, this isn't as bad as it may sound. Apple started blocking third-party cookies earlier this year, and most publishers have not seen a significant decline in RPMs on mobile. With about half of the entire mobile market, this is significant.Read More
Here at Slickstream, we field a lot of questions from customers, trialists, and interested publishers about our technical processes and how we affect the websites we're on. This is, of course, totally reasonable! The performance of your site is paramount, and you need to be confident in the reliability of any new component you're adding to it.
We can generally group these questions into three categories:Read More
Slickstream had a major service outage today affecting all customers. The outage started around 12:30PM Pacific Time and lasted approximately 30 minutes. At that point, service should have returned to normal on all sites.Read More
We were thrilled to get a chance to talk to the folks at MarketMuse's Content Strategy Collective a few weeks back in an hour-long "Ask Me Anything" session. Our CEO Kingston Duffie and I chatted with content professionals at length about a variety of pressing topics surrounding engagement, publishing and more.
We thought that some of the topics discussed would be relevant to our publishers as well, so we decided to share it here - lightly edited for clarity. Enjoy!Read More