What you need to know about Slickstream, our new user engagement suite

 

Slickstream recently joined the AdThrive family of publisher solutions. As your partner, we want to make sure you have access to best-in-class resources to help you capture more traffic and deliver premium experiences to your readers, while we ensure you get the highest ad revenue for those pageviews. Slickstream is the market-leading user engagement solution, and we look forward to adding even more game-changing solutions that help you grow! 

What is Slickstream?

Slickstream is a sophisticated market-leading user engagement suite designed for independent publishers. It helps you turn casual visitors into loyal readers that return again and again through intelligent as-you-type search, content recommendations, favoriting and membership capabilities, email sign-up, and other useful features. You can easily design captivating user journeys that lead visitors to exactly what they're looking for. The result is higher pageviews, time-on-page, click-throughs, and return visits. As if that isn’t enough, Slickstream’s reporting gives deep insights into its performance and how your visitors are interacting on your site, far beyond what you can see in Google Analytics.

Why did CafeMedia/AdThrive acquire Slickstream?

It has always been our goal to bring valuable solutions to our publishers that go beyond ad management, and we look to the best products on the market, driving stellar results, to do this. Last year’s acquisition of Topic gave our publishers a powerful SEO solution to grow their search traffic without the hassle of tedious research. To engage site visitors and turn them into loyal readers we acquired the edition of Slickstream that was designed for independent publishers: Slickstream for Bloggers. Check out this case study on one of our publishers, Pinch of Yum, where Slickstream increased clicks on-site  by 17.6%, and created hundreds of additional hours of on-site activity and tens of thousands more pageviews, and revenue per session (RPS) jumped 2.2%!

What makes Slickstream so powerful?

Slickstream creates a model of all of the content on your site and regularly analyzes every pageview and every click by every visitor. This data is used to continuously identify content that site visitors are most likely to be interested in and brings it to their attention in search results, filmstrips and other content modules. This makes it easy for users to find other things that interest them, which keeps them on your site longer and provides a great user experience so that they are more likely to return.  

How will Slickstream help me?

Slickstream helps you to get the most out of the traffic that visits your site by turning casual visitors into loyal readers, increasing ad revenue. 

Customizable features complement your brand and create a more premium site experience. The powerful recommendation engine serves up the best content to your readers so they spend more time on your site. Slickstream also saves you time, money and hassle from not having to rely on developers, multiple products, or other resources to do a bunch of manual site customization handled with one simple Slickstream installation. 

Worried about first-party data? Slickstream helps with that too! Slickstream helps you authenticate traffic and build first-party data with logged-in site visitors.

Slickstream also offers an email sign-up feature that you can use to collect email addresses, but you can seamlessly use your existing email subscription method too. Slicksteam’s Highlighter feature draws attention to any element of your site you choose and has proven to significantly improve conversions. 

Where can I learn more about Slickstream?

You can find more information about Slickstream here on Slickstream.com.  

I’m currently using Slickstream, will anything change? Where can I go for support?

If you are currently using Slickstream, you won’t see any disruptions or changes to your service whether you are currently working with AdThrive or not. Slickstream will now be free for you to use, with no future billing charges as of August 25, 2022. Everything you currently love about Slickstream will stay the same, with even more exciting improvements coming down the pipeline in the near future.

If you have any support questions you can contact us at support@slickstream.com

I’m an AdThrive publisher and I’m interested in Slickstream, how can I get started?

Free access to Slickstream for all AdThrive publishers is coming in the fall of 2022-2023. Onboarding begins in late 2022 to allow our product and engineering teams to work on some major enhancements like integrating Slickstream with our ad code for even stronger revenue potential on every pageview and new features for signup conversions and identity-driven revenue.

New Slickstream signups are paused right now so we can build these powerful new features before rolling this out to all AdThrive publishers toward the end of this year and into 2023. Sign up for Slickstream now, and we’ll reach out when we’re ready to install Slickstream on your site. 

I’m not working with Adthrive and I’m interested in Slickstream, how can I get started?

Slickstream is free for qualifying publishers that don’t work with us, but new Slickstream signups are currently paused. Sign up and we'll be in touch when we resume onboarding and are ready to follow-up on Slickstream for your site, later this year and early 2023.  

Why are you making Slickstream free? 

From the beginning, we’ve been leading advocates of independent publishers and content creators and we believe that the web should remain open. We support users being able to explore their interests from any browser, content creators being able to express their voices, and advertisers being able to make meaningful connections. Slickstream improves user experiences and helps independent publishers better monetize their content. By offering Slickstream for free, we’re helping the entire independent publisher community build sustainable businesses with ways to authenticate their site visitors.

I’m a Slickstream user and I want to stop using Slickstream — how do I leave?

We hate to see you miss out on all the wonderful benefits Slickstream has for your site, and would love to chat about why you’d like to stop using Slickstream if you email support@slickstream.com

To stop using Slickstream, all you have to do is remove the embed code and cancel your subscription via your user portal, and your site will return to the way it was. Slickstream is free so there aren’t any contracts, cancellation fees, or technical hurdles to worry about.

What’s next for Slickstream?

Slickstream is already the best product on the market for user engagement, and it’s only going to get better from here as we pursue exciting new ways to make this even better for independent publishers and their audiences.

 

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