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NotifyVisitors offers tool for targeted user engagement through Website notifications

These days, while browsing a Website, if you happen to see a popup window showing some notification that seem to be designed & tailored for you, the chances are high that it may have been created with the help of

NotifyVisitors helps Website owners maintain highly targeted user engagements through notification boxes for everything – from Site maintenance announcements to discounts offers for which the user may be eligible.

The thing that makes this tool appealing is that you do not need to do any coding, & it has a unique ability to target users by personalizing messages shown based on a number of factors.

Let’s take a look at how it works. For starters, you should know that NotifyVisitors simply needs to be integrated into your Online store or publishing platform. That is done quite easily with a simple piece of code, & is applicable to almost all major platforms, including Shopify, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Drupal, Magento, Opencart, BIG Commerce, to name a few.


Once it’s integrated, there’s no more geek stuff involved. A marketer can start using it directly by editing & launching new notifications & targeting rules in real time. You can choose from the readily available notification templates & customize the notifications using a visual WYSIWYG editor to make it match the look & feel of your Website or store.

The Website notificatons can be a single line that appears at the top or the bottom of the Site, or a push notification housed in a box whose dimensions & position may be customized to fit into your design template. You can optionally make it modal with a ‘call to action’ button.

The targeting rules on which the notifications are based include things such as location, traffic source, device type, browser used, time of day, page views, operating system, visit frequency & duration of site visit, etc.

For instance, you can target visitors who are coming in through a specific Google Adwords campaign, & further finetune your message to match the device used. For example, mobile users from a mobile adwords campaign would get a separate notification box message, while those using a Web browser on a laptop or desktop would get another message.

If a user is logged in to your store & you know his/her identity, you can provide personalized messages specifically targeting them, such as a message which includes their name/username & tells them about their eligibility for a discount on a specific product.

The results & success of your notifications can also be accurately tracked using the powerful analytics which gives you detailed performance reports & click through rates for each notification box.

NotifyVisitors has both – free & paid plans The free option can be used for upto 10,000 impressions. You can use it for upto 150,000 impressions at US $19/month. The price goes up to $59/month for upto 1.5 million impressions, & $149/month for up to 5 million impressions.

The New Delhi, India-based NotifyVisitors was co-founded by Siddharth Gupta & Aman Gupta. Siddharth is the company’s CEO & Aman is the coding expert. The company is currently looking to raise funding from angel investors on AngelList.

Image Credit: NotifyVisitors

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High tech country or not, only 1 in 5 Japanese Net users gets turned on by new tech

This press release has been published as it is without any editing.

TOKYO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Despite living in a high-tech country, only one in five Japanese internet users claim to be excited about new technology and use it as much as they can, while an equal number say it is a bit beyond them – according to global research agency, GfK.

Findings from GfK’s Roper Reports® Worldwide study show that only one in five (21 percent) of Japan’s internet users say that they find new technology products and services exciting and use these as much as they can. In comparison, the average for the Asia-Pacific region taken as a whole (Australia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Indonesia, India and Thailand) is 29 percent, rising to 32 percent for the global average.

It is the men in Japan who lead on finding new technology exciting, with close to a third (30 percent) of male internet users agreeing with that sentiment, compared to only one in ten (11 percent) of female internet users.

Almost two fifths (38 percent) of Japan’s online population believe that new technology products and services must be mastered if one is to remain up-to-date. Here, again, it is the men who led on holding this opinion: 43 percent of male internet users in Japan agreed with that statement, compared to a third (33 percent) of their female counterparts. Notably, Japan’s female internet users are far more likely than the men to admit that they find new technology a bit beyond them, with almost a third (30 percent) making this claim, compared to just 12 per cent of the men.

One Fifth of Japan's Internet Users Say New Technology is a Bit Beyond Them

One core insight revealed by GfK’s study is the relative consistency across age groups in Japan, in their attitudes towards new technology. Looking at those who find new technology exciting and use it as much as they can, we see the expected peak in 15-19 year old internet users, with 29 percent of them making this claim. The remaining age groups show no more than a 5 percent difference between them – 22 percent of 20-29 year olds, 18 percent of 30-39 year olds, 21 percent of 40-49 year olds, 22 percent of 50-59 year olds and 17 percent of those aged 60 and over.

These findings are significant for businesses, as they show that the appetite in Japan for products and services embedded around new technology does not drop off significantly with age. So businesses with relevant products or services should be focusing on promoting these amongst every age group, not just the traditionally technology-friendly younger age groups. This applies equally for industries that can use technology to improve the delivery or ‘wow’ factor of their offerings – such as introducing contactless payment systems, in-car features like navigation or entertainment devices, or apps allowing consumers to control items such as their home central heating through their mobile phone.

About the survey

The findings are from GfK’s Roper Reports® Worldwidestudy, which is conducted annually in 25 countries worldwide. The data in this release are from the 2013 study which included online interviews with 1,500 Japanese aged over 15, with data weighted to be representative of the full population.

About GfK

GfK is the trusted source of market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter business decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts and 80 years of data science experience allow GfK to deliver global insights matched with local market intelligence from more than 100 countries. By using innovative technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling its clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich their consumers’ experiences and choices.

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