gsummit June 19-21, 2012

Internet Infidelity: Using Gamification to Cure Online Promiscuity

admin February 27, 2012 3

80% of Web users ‘log on’ daily, but lack loyalty to even the hottest sites. According to Compete, users visit ‘favorite’ sites less than 2 times a month, spending less than 8 minutes viewing only 7 pages per site. Based on quantitative analysis of best practices and case studies across a wide range of categories, this session will discuss specific strategies and tactics that online publishers can use to increase visitor loyalty – repeat visits, pages viewed and time on site.


Keith Smith, BigDoor

KEITH SMITH served as the CEO for 10 years and grew Zango from a startup to a multi-national company employing 300 people in six offices in four countries and multiple years was ranked among the Best Places to Work in Seattle. The company grew to $78 million in annual revenue and $24 million in EBITDA and ranked #7 on the Inc 500 list. While at Zango, Keith discovered a true passion for gamification after spending two years building a game-based loyalty program. Wanting to focus on game mechanics and gamification, and feeling the need to again scratch the entrepreneurial itch, Keith co-founded BigDoor with long-time business partner and best friend, Jeff Malek in 2009. A veteran entrepreneur, Keith started and bootstrapped two other tech companies prior to 1999. Follow Keith on Twitter @chiefdoorman