- CliqueMe is a website networking tool that focuses on driving traffic and engagement to a publisher’s own website, rather than redirecting visitors to 3rd-party social networks to engage.
- CliqueMe provides website with social features similar to Instagram and Behance - features that motivate visitors to engage and circulate more throughout the site.
- Because CliqueMe ties visitor engagement with data analytics, the CliqueMe Analytics Dashboard, which is given to every publisher who implements CliqueMe, is able to go beyond the traditional analytics and focus on the social context surrounding a website and its visitors.
- Any image that is uploaded to a publisher’s website will automatically be tagged with CliqueMe’s engagement technology and included in the data analysis.
- To implement CliqueMe onto your website, request your own CliqueMe plugin. It takes less than a minute to implement!
- CliqueMe is having a Photo Scavenger Hunt to commemorate the product launch. Implement CliqueMe on your site before the end of February to have your website images be included in the Photo Scavenger Hunt and receive traffic and exposure. Prizes include cyber-currencies such as Bitcoins, Litecoins, and Dogecoins as well as Facebook, Steam, and CliqueMe credits.
Because CliqueMe provides both a fully-integrated engagement platform and a data analytics piece, CliqueMe is able to unlock social, contextual data surrounding your site and visitor behaviors (including user-generated content).
The engagement platform brings attention to user-generated behaviors to leverage the fact that if visitors are able to see engagement with content, they are 32% more likely to engage with that content themselves.
Any image that is uploaded to your website will automatically be tagged with CliqueMe’s engagement technology and included in the data analysis - so no need to do anything after implementing the CliqueMe platform.
CliqueMe Brings More Engagement to Sites
By bringing attention to the visitor context around your website’s content, CliqueMe stimulates more engagement and traffic. For example, our commenting system allows users to share images and tag friends in discussions through email, with links back to the source of that content -- your website.
CliqueMe encourages all this engagement well away from isolated “walled garden” social networks such as Facebook to keep traffic on each CliqueMe publisher’s website instead driving that traffic to other sites.
CliqueMe Trending Images
The Trending Images section shows the most-engaged images on each CliqueMe publisher’s website, providing another avenue for visitors to explore the website and increase circulation and exposure to older content. This section is designed to increase metrics such as page views, time spent, and comments, and decrease bounce rate on your site.
CliqueMe Data Analytics
CliqueMe has simplified its Analytics Dashboard to make it more visual compared to traditional analytics dashboards. CliqueMe focuses on the social, contextual data around a website and its visitors -- not just hard numbers. The insights are aimed at helping publishers with content creation strategies, understanding their visitor demographics, and creating informed advertising campaigns.
Partnerships and Advertising Collaborations Between Websites
CliqueMe has created a method to facilitate informed collaborations between websites and form networks to cross-drive traffic, increase exposure, and increase backlinking. CliqueMe shows you fellow websites that have the most overlapping visitors with your site, allowing you to make informed partnerships as well as figure out targeted advertising campaigns such as which sites to advertise on.
Market Research on your Visitors
The Analytics also shows individual profiles of every visitor that hits your website. Those visitors who login through CliqueMe are identified as the usernames. Those who aren’t, are represented as unique Guests. Individual profiles are dynamically updated with information such as sites visited, comments made, and images liked.
SEO and Meta-tag Keyword AnalysisCliqueMe breaks down user comments and finds keywords that could be used for SEO and meta-tagging images. The analysis of comments are also useful for determining visitor sentiment around certain pieces of content - helping you figure out what types of content illicit the best (and worse) responses.
CliqueMe is hosting its first annual Scavenger Hunt with prizes that include Facebook, Steam, and CliqueMe credits; and cyber-currencies such as Bitcoins, Litecoins, and Dogecoins. It’s a win-win for both CliqueMe visitors and CliqueMe publishers. Photo scavenger participants win prizes but websites that implement CliqueMe will receive exposure, traffic, and engagement. The sooner the publishers implement CliqueMe on their sites, the greater the exposure they will garner.
CliqueMe is a new social networking platform that focuses on driving traffic and engagement to a publisher’s website, rather than redirecting those visitors to 3rd-party, isolated social networks for engagement. Just think of how much more your website could be worth if just some of the engagement on your Facebook Fan pages or Twitter accounts happened on your site.
Any image that is uploaded to your website will automatically be tagged with CliqueMe’s engagement technology and included in the Data Analysis.
CliqueMe is an end-to-end solution for any website owners that want to drive more traffic and engagement on their site as well as have visual, simple data and market research about the social behaviors of their visitors as well as contextual data around their site.
CliqueMe enables the website to have social features similar to Instagram and Behance that drive visitors to engage and circulate through your site more. Because CliqueMe ties the engagement piece with the data analytics, we are able to go beyond the traditional analytics data and focus more on the social data surrounding your visitors.
How does CliqueMe boost traffic and engagement?
- The Overlay: The overlay highlights the metrics on any image on your site, leading to a 32% increase in engagement.
- The Trending Images: A trending images bar shows the most popular images on your website. When visitors click on that image, they redirect to that page - driving more page views and discussions.
- The Network: CliqueMe allows you to join networks of similar websites of your choosing to cross-drive traffic with other websites.
- The Liking & Commenting: Liking an image allows users to save that image to their scrapbook, so they can keep coming back. The commenting system allows a user to universally tag friends, and provides universal alerts to drive users back to content.
CliqueMe came together in 10 months with an idea to form better, more active communities on the web. Birds of a feather flock together on websites; however, in the past, there’s no real way to meet them, to become really good friends. On its own, the web is too isolating in that respect.
The idea behind CliqueMe is creating a social platform that connects members with these birds of a feather more easily and seamlessly on any website you visit and help bring more like-minded people together to help them meet and become friends.
The Ultimate Yogi
Client looking to increase sales across 3 yoga DVD products, and shift product mix towards higher margin product. Due to CliqueMe, sales volume increased 15-20% in first week due to increase in pageviews, and highlighting metrics of likes and comment reviews around the products. Tying the reviews next to the product itself.
Trending images all internal images. 11% increase in pageviews. More archived pages were being viewed. Time spent on site increased by 8%.
Harrison Wang is co-founder and head of business development for CliqueMe. Harrison initially attended Johns Hopkins University as pre-med student. He completed his degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and was slated to pursue a career as a doctor, but soon realized that his true passion was being part of the startup community. He loved the community and symbiotic nature of people within the startup world and so decided to pursue his dreams in NYC. There he first started by working with a high school friend to create Leibal.com, a boutique, high-end furniture ecommerce site. With Harrison onboard, Leibal was able to get exclusive rights to several overseas manufacturers, mostly from Korea and Japan.
While working on Leibal, Harrison still wanted to be involved in the medical field, so he co-founded MCATalyst Prep, an online program geared toward people studying for the MCAT, the medical school entrance exam. The company grew to over 20 staff before closing due to time constraints, as the other co-founder left for Stanford Medical School and Harrison started attending Flatiron Coding School.
Harrison started really getting into the startup tech scene and met CliqueMe co-founder, Nick Swenson, through a mutual friend. Together, they hashed out an idea and started working on CliqueMe last January.
On the side, Harrison has always been actively involved in nonprofits and charities. While in NYC, he signed up to help at Charity:Water and Project by Project. While in college, Harrison volunteered for 3 years at an Autism clinic and a Baltimore homeless shelter. Throughout high school, Harrison was actively involved in church mission projects, including renovating apartments in Virginia housing projects.
Harrison Wang is a big sports fan; but, unfortunately for him, he’s a New York Mets, Jets, and Knicks fan.
Nick Swenson has always loved anything social, exemplified by his three consecutive terms as Social Chairman of his MIT fraternity. He has always gotten a thrill out of making a connection with a total stranger or deepening one with an old friend. After being one of the first users of MySpace in 2003 and then Facebook back in 2004, he has been fascinated with the great power that the internet provides for people to share their lives and interests online. it's easy to forget, but instantly sharing your life through images and videos to your closest friends is something of the very recent past.
Swenson graduated with the highest honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in engineering with a focus in computer science. During his time at MIT, he composed and published numerous papers in various software and hardware engineering journals. He founded and became the first president of the MIT golf program and during his tenure as President, he raised nearly $150,000 from various alumni and grew membership from the founding 3 to 24 active members. After starting the MIT golf program, Swenson knew he had a passion for entrepreneurship but did not know exactly how to combine this with his passion for solving hard problems and social media. After graduating MIT, he accepted a position as a management consultant at a top three consulting firm, Bain and Company.
Realizing the infancy of social media and CliqueMe's potential as a bridge between social media and analytics, Swenson left Bain and Co. to found CliqueMe with Wang back in April of 2013.
Roman Nikitin is a full-stack developer for CliqueMe. Starting when he was 17, Roman has had 9 years of experience in software development. While in college, Roman lead an outsource development company from Russia. Since graduation from college, Roman has worked as a product engineer at small startups, such as youdo.com, that have since been acquired, as well as large companies such as Rambler-Afisha. In 2008 and 2009, at age 22, Roman was awarded “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional” in back-to-back years - one of the youngest MVPs in the world and the youngest MVP in Russia.
After that, Roman co-founded ePythia, a company focused on mobile location and contextual awareness. The company raised angel funding as well as received grants from Microsoft, the American CRDF fund, and the Russian and Finnish state funds. ePythia was also part of InCube Incubator program in Moscow, and took 1st place in Russian startup contests (Harvest-2010, BIT 2010), and was a finalist for the international DFJ Cisco Business Plan Competition.
Since Roman is extremely community-oriented and loves working in team-building environments, he became heavily involved in the tech and start-up community in Russia, mentoring and working on side projects with other dedicated entrepreneurs. Roman took on a project and got into Start-up Chile, a Chilean government-funded incubator dedicated to furthering the entrepreneurial community in Chile. As a participant, Roman was able to work with a lot of other entrepreneurs and teach local children the passion and process of creating a startup.
Muthu Alagappan is a data scientist for CliqueMe. Muthu is a graduate of Stanford, a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 club, and is routinely consulted for data analytics with several professional sports teams (NBA, NFL). Alagappan was born in Crewe, England, and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in biomedical engineering. As of 2013, he is a medical student at Stanford School of Medicine. Alagappan is a longtime Houston Rockets fan.