Meet and Greet with this week's Stars!

by Optimizely ‎07-08-2014 July 8, 2014 - edited ‎07-21-2014 July 21, 2014

Firstly, for all you Americans out there, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!!!


I am excited to announce several Optiverse members who have graduated to a new Level!  Please introduce yourselves to each other :smileyhappy:


So we can get to know you better, please tell us: where's your favorite place that you've ever travelled? 


I think mine would have to be the South Island of New Zealand! 


Our new Level 2 stars:  @belsmore , @BookedIN , @charles , @Edcom , @JamieS , @kzap , @Laura_Hunter , @lilyt , @Noah , @nolanmargo , @Randy_Osborn , @xiaomu 


Our new Level 3 stars:  @Gus and @MartijnSch 


There were also some very interesting conversations last week. @websage asked for the community's opinion on the recent Facebook A/B testing controversy. I would be interested to hear what you all think as well!  @rcarrollinogen asked for best practices regarding testing with a popup form. @nolanmargo , @Khattaab and @adzeds all had some great advice. 


Keep up the phenomenal work everyone! 

by rcarrollinogen
‎07-08-2014 July 8, 2014

Hi, I'm a marketing coordinator at Inogen Oxygen, where we manufacture and sell portable oxygen concentrators. I'm heading up the SEO / web conversions front and am loving using Optimizely so far for conversions testing.


My favorite place I've travelled would have to be the Big Island of Hawaii! I lived there for 3 months and got to find all the secluded areas that aren't overcrowded by tourists.

by nolanmargo
‎07-08-2014 July 8, 2014

Howdy -


I'm a Sr. Business Analyst at Petplan Pet Insurance, a pet health insurance company that covers the costs associated with veterinary expenses!  I run and execute all of our website optimization efforts, monitor our myriad of marketing campaigns (on & off-line), head up the company's web analytics, provide insight on market research & consult on growth opportunities across N. America.


Oh wow, favorite place is tough - I lived in Scotland for 4.5 years, where I studied, worked and fell in love with climbing in the highlands... that being said, my favorite place was the Isle of Skye in northwestern Scotland Smiley Happy  



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by Optimizely
‎07-08-2014 July 8, 2014

@nolanmargo - cool! My whole family lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and I am planning to visit the Isle of Skye next year while I am back for a wedding. I'll have to get some travel tips from you! 

by nolanmargo
‎07-08-2014 July 8, 2014

 @Amanda feel free to reach out, I'd be happy to play tour guide!

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by Laura_Hunter
‎07-09-2014 July 9, 2014

Hi there! I'm an Internet Marketing Specialist at Mason Companies, Inc., a family-owned business that has been selling footwear (primarily) since 1904! Smiley Happy Today, we have eight divisions under the Mason umbrella, all of which have ecommerce sites and seven of which have printed catalogs as well. My role at Mason consists of managing A/B testing, paid search, web analytics and tracking tags...and Optimizely is one of my favorite tools to work with!


One of the best places I've ever visited was Germany - from Neuschwanstein Castle to Oberammergau! It was just breathtaking! Smiley Happy

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by charles
‎07-09-2014 July 9, 2014 - edited ‎07-09-2014 July 9, 2014

I focus on growth for a CRM-like (Rails) SaaS product for SMBs in the healthcare space. 


We're currently testing Optimizely for SEM/PPC landing pages and plan to test other parts of the activation funnel soon. We're also interested in using the JS API to create audiences and bucket visitors based on where we think they are in the buying cycle. (Though I'd prefer to do this on the backend, so please let me know if you've done this or know how! Smiley Happy )


I'm keen to connect with anyone who likes to geek out about this stuff, and particuarly with anyone who's using Optimizely with a Ralis app, so feel free to ping me if this sounds like you.


 > So we can get to know you better, please tell us: where's your favorite place that you've ever travelled?


I have no idea how to answer this question. It's kinda like asking what's my favorite music -- too much good stuff out there to name just one Smiley Happy

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