Bookmark’s Year in Review: A Message From Our Founder
Hello Everyone, this is David Kosmayer, Founder and CEO of Bookmark. First and foremost, I’d like to wish you all a happy new year, and I hope you had a successful and productive 2021.
Make no doubt about it, last year was filled with ups and downs, especially in the world of websites and online stores. We saw how quickly people, brands, and businesses realized that they needed to have a strong online presence.
At Bookmark, we were prepared and ready to help anyone who needed a website or online store to succeed online. However, we also learned a lot this year, so with this week’s blog, I wanted to do something different.
Needless to say, we were really busy over here at Bookmark last year! From our team tripling in size, to all of the awesome new features and integrations we introduced, we have a lot to cover! I also wanted to talk a little bit about our vision for the future, and take a moment to appreciate each and every one of you who uses our platform.
We plan on making 2022 our biggest year yet, and I’m really excited for the future!
Our growing team
First and foremost, I want to highlight and appreciate our amazing Bookmark team. I started this company in 2016 on a passion and dream to provide an online website solution for anybody – regardless of their past experience or design skills. Not only am I proud to say we have accomplished that and so much more, but I am just as proud of the people I work with everyday that have made this possible.
Just last year, we were able to welcome into the company new Product Designers, Data Scientists, Developers, and Engineers. Not to mention, our Marketing Team has seen some serious growth, as we’ve brought on new Growth and Content Managers who are ready to make a serious impact.
However, it’s not about the names of the roles, but instead the people behind them. The important point I’d like to get across is that each and everyone of these team members share a common drive and passion to help our customers succeed. They know how important it is to offer the best experience possible with our platform, and they work everyday to create the solutions needed to make it happen.
The Bookmark team, truly, are the best of the best at what they do. If you’d like to learn more about the people behind the brand, we are honestly happy to provide that transparency. Contact us anytime on our email, or our website’s Live Chat, and ask any questions you have about who we are and what we do. We’ll be happy to chat with you!
Important new features we released in 2021
Last year, we took massive steps towards offering even more solutions and ways that people, brands, and businesses will get online. Let’s take a look at some of the big new features and integrations we introduced in 2021.
As you all know, AiDA (our Artificial intelligence Design Assistant) is a revolutionary and cutting-edge technology in the world of website creation. For the first time ever, there is an Artificial Intelligence backed by a powerful algorithm that can actually listen to your questions, understand your vision, and build the website of your dreams.
But that’s not all.
This year, AiDA took extraordinary steps into a whole new level of machine learning. Now, after a website is published, AiDA tracks your visitor interactions and website analytics. This data is used to provide each website with a unique Visitor Experience Score (VXS). When a website has a high VXS, the more likely it is to convert regular visitors into happy customers.
After AiDA establishes a VXS by tracking key data points and analytics (such as scroll depth, bounce rate, time on site, and more), each user is sent a bi-weekly AiDA Suggestion. The user has the choice to accept or decline the suggestion. When a suggestion is accepted, the change is automatically implemented on their website with no coding required.
This allows users to spend time doing what matters most: building and running their business, not their website.
Our Hire an Expert program
Sure, Bookmark is a great tool to create a website, but what if you don’t have the time or desire to build your own custom website? By connecting with a Bookmark expert, users can now bring their website ideas to life without dealing with any of the pain points surrounding building and creating an online presence.
Bookmark experts are highly experienced within the platform. They have been professionally vetted and selected to produce the best results possible. Each user has multiple opportunities to share their vision with the website expert in order to make sure the end result is exactly what they wanted. With affordable rates and an average turn around of two weeks, this solution is a perfect fit for anyone who needs a professional website or online store.
Bookmark experts are committed to removing every roadblock on the journey to a solid online presence, offering services like simple website edits, content writing, logo design, and everything in between.
There is also an opportunity for experienced website designers out there to easily sign up and become a Bookmark expert. When you sign up as an expert, you are matched up with potential clients based on their skill set, and you are automatically linked with these clients once they sign up.
Having a strong online presence is crucial to the success of any business and/or brand. Bookmark is leveling the playing field for anyone out there who needs a unique and responsive website or online store, regardless of their past design or coding experience.
More integrations and modules
We not only launched some huge new solutions, but we also made a ton of other changes to take our platform to the next level:
- Easily translate your website to reach a global audience
- Offer email marketing solutions you can trust
- We’ve added fresh new tools to our blog editor
- Add Live Chat support to communicate with customers
- Our eCommerce platform has been updated
And so much more!
A look into the future
We are so proud of everything we’ve accomplished so far. Our Ai-powered solutions are stronger than ever, and we have helped thousands of individuals, brands, and businesses reach the success that they deserve. Needless to say, we are ready and excited for what 2022 has to offer.
We have every intention to keep working hard as more people and businesses begin to use our platform as their website solution.
Our company culture revolves around the idea that in business and in life, there are no winners and losers. We didn’t build the world’s first and fastest Ai-powered website builder so we could be successful. We did it so YOU can be successful.
The world of websites and eCommerce is growing at a tremendous rate, and we are focused on the big picture. Our team doesn’t worry or stress about the little things, because we know we are making the right big decisions that will only lead to more growth in 2022.
Above all else, I want to send out a massive thank you to every single one of you who uses Bookmark as your website and online store solution. No matter how hard we try to provide the best experience possible for our users, it would not be possible without, of course, our users. Hearing your stories and seeing that Bookmark has helped you reach your goals and dreams is a feeling that I truly can’t put into words.
Your success drives myself and the team everyday to continue to work hard to make Bookmark the best possible solution it can be.
We can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for us, because we know it has some amazing things in store for you.
PS: This year, we’re taking our weekly blogs to a whole new level! Stay tuned for new fresh and helpful content that will take a step even further in offering you the knowledge you need to build and grow your online presence.