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Top 10 Tips for Building a Knowledge Base

  A well-organized and consistently updated knowledge base offers lots of great benefits for your product and your customers. But how can you unlock these perks?  Read our guide for all the tips and tricks you need to build an effective knowledge base portal so you can push your customer self-service to the next level. Understanding the value of a knowledge base portal The way that customers engage with products has changed a lot in the last decade. Research from the CX Network showed that when it comes to a choice between a phone call, a store visit, or digital channels, two out of three customers prefer to solve issues via digital channels.  These figures are set to increase as younger internet-native generations make up a larger share of customers. However, digital channels are an umbrella term that describes a wide array of communication options, from email to self-service portals, blogs, FAQs, chatbots, and, of course, knowledge-base portals. The good news for business owners is t

What is a Knowledge Base and Why Your Business Needs One

  A knowledge base is a powerful way to drive customer success, improve employee efficiency and learning, and support sales enablement through content. If you’re curious about the benefits that a knowledge base portal could bring to your business, this is the article for you. What is a knowledge base? A knowledge base is a centralized information repository about a product, service, or topic. In other words, it’s an organized collection of product documentation, help articles, tutorials, FAQs, troubleshooting guides, and video demonstrations that users can access when they have issues to solve, or they want to learn more about your product. Image by wayhomestudio on Freepik What are the different types of knowledge bases? There are two main types of knowledge base: Internal and External. Internal: An internal knowledge base is built for company employees. The information these digital libraries contain includes things like: HR policies Onboarding materials Internal project documentatio

User Onboarding Metrics That Matter Most

  Opening a new app can be a mixed bag. You have a problem you need to solve or a goal you want to achieve, and you think you’ve found an application to help. You may have read some reviews or seen the app in action, and for a brief moment, the possibilities stretch out before you. But what happens over the next few minutes can change your perception of the product. If the user onboarding process is good, it just flows naturally. There is minimal friction between you and your goals, and you feel confident you're engaging with the tool you need to resolve your pain point or objective. However, when your user onboarding experience is unsatisfactory, it can be disheartening. These situations can happen for any reason, including an overly complex signup process, too much information, a lack of guidance, or anything else that disrupts you getting value from the product.  So, how do you know if your onboarding isn’t making good on your product’s promise? The simplest way is to track onbo