Mar 11, 2020 5:29:48 PM

Integrating Slickstream with Your Email Provider

The 'Favorites' system in the Slickstream Engagement Suite encourages visitors to sign in so that they can save and sync their favorites across all of their devices. If and when they sign in using this system, we collect their name and email address into your site's membership list. On the sign-up form, we ask them whether it is okay to contact them about new content. (You can customize the text in this checkbox if you want to request a different permission.)

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Jan 24, 2020 3:25:11 PM

Slickstream and PageSpeed Ninja

As with other caching plugins, Slickstream needs to be excluded from PageSpeed Ninja's optimization.  Here are instructions.

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Jan 23, 2020 5:18:06 PM

Slickstream and LiteSpeed Cache

As with other caching plugins, Slickstream needs to be excluded from LiteSpeed Cache optimization.  Here are instructions.

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Jan 22, 2020 2:52:42 PM

Slickstream and WP Rocket

As with other caching plugins, Slickstream may need to be excluded from WP Rocket optimization.  For WP Rocket in particular, changes to the settings are only required if the Combine JavaScript files is checked (see step 3 below).  If this setting is not checked then there is no need to change any settings and the only action required is to clear the cache, step 5 below.

Here are instructions.

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Jan 22, 2020 2:25:58 PM

Slickstream and WP Fastest Cache

As with other caching plugins, Slickstream needs to be excluded from WP Fastest Cache optimization.  Here are instructions.

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Jan 20, 2020 9:48:59 PM

Slickstream and Nitropack

As with other caching plugins, Slickstream needs to be excluded from NitroPack's optimization.  Here are instructions.

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Jan 8, 2020 10:13:20 AM

Slickstream Recommendations

One of the pillars of web engagement is getting people to visit more content on your site when they visit. We like to talk about the "buried treasure" problem. As a publisher, you know that you have lots of wonderful content on your site. It is frustrating that your visitors aren't aware of it.

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Dec 15, 2019 2:06:04 PM

Filmstrips, Toolbars, and How They Fit on Your Site

One of Slickstream's engagement suite feature is our "filmstrip" widget. This is a scrolling carousel of recommended posts. The recommendations adapt to the context. Viewers can scroll to find interesting posts and click on one to navigate to it.

The filmstrip can appear in two different ways on your site: inline within your page or as a "toolbar" stuck to the top of the page. We talk about these as two different widgets: the "filmstrip" (inline in the page), and the "filmstrip toolbar" (stuck to the top of the page).

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Dec 15, 2019 1:56:52 PM

The Science Behind Our Recommendation Engine

Our Engagement Suite is designed to keep your visitors on your site longer and to keep them coming back. We can't make your content better -- that part is up to you. But when you have great content, we want to make sure that your visitors can discover it easily.

One of the most important features in Slickstream is what we call our "recommendation engine". This lives "in the cloud". We maintain a complete model of all of the content on your site. And we watch every pageview and every click by every visitor to your site. We use all of that data to make predictions about what content to bring to the attention of your visitors. That's what the recommendation engine does.

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Dec 15, 2019 1:46:54 PM

How Do Slickstream Favorites Work?

At Slickstream, we strive to engage your site's visitors. We want them to love their experience. If they do, they'll stay longer, return more often, and maybe even tell their friends about you.

We have combined the old-fashioned notions of "like buttons" and bookmarks into something new. We want to give your site visitors a fun way to express appreciation that has something in it for them as well.

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