FreshLime Acquires Dasheroo!

A few weeks ago we announced that Dasheroo was being acquired, but we didn’t give specifics. Now that the news is public we wanted you to have all the info so you can get as excited as we are! FreshLime + Dasheroo is an win/win for small local business. There are a few ways you can learn more about how this change will affect you:

  • FreshLime CEO Jay Bean will be hosting a WEBINAR talking all about it and sharing “3 Key Customer Insights You Have Today That Will Make Your Business More Money Tomorrow” on Tuesday, December 13th at 2pm MST. You can register HERE.
  • You can read the full press release, “FreshLime Acquires Dasheroo to Help SMBs Build and Manage Better Customer Relationships” HERE.
  • You can read and follow FreshLime CEO Jay Bean’s recent blog post on LinkedIn about why FreshLime Acquired Dasheroo HERE.
  • FreshLime posted a full video and written case study on how one of their small business clients Valley Plumbing has recovered $134,776 in lost customer revenue in just 6 months HERE.

Or you can simply contact us or FreshLime directly with any questions you may have!

Thank you always for all of your constant support! We are excited to continue the work that we have built on your behalf with FreshLime.

Social Media Examiner: Monitor KPIs In a Single Dashboard!

Social Media Examiner: Set Up a Single Dashboard to track KPIsWe just got HUGE ink in a great article from Social Media Examiner and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s all about tracking KPIs from a single spot. It’s an awesome read: How to Monitor Multiple Social Media Metrics in a Single Dashboard.

Writer Brandon Olson who is the Content Marketing Manager at AWeber, one of the world’s leading email marketing providers, walks you through how to choose the right tool for your business (so yes our competition is in there, we like them!) how to connect Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn social media KPIs.

And it’s not a surprise Brandon also talks about how to tie in Google Analytics KPIs as well as an email marketing dashboard.

Also check out his other Social Media Examiner article: How to Generate Leads With Social Media Quizzes

Track Our Startup: Sendgrid Dashboards + New UI On The Way

We’ve been heads down getting releases out, getting our users to be active, getting sales in the door and getting the word out about Dasheroo because  every business needs business dashboards!Sendgrid Dasheroo dashboard

With our last release behind us, we’re moving on to the next one and this one is NO slouch. We’ll be releasing an integration we’ve had waiting in the wings, Sendgrid, and we’ve enhanced our pay-for-performance dashboards Facebook Ads and Google Adwords.

We’re also working on a brand new user interface! You’ll be able to get around your dashboards even easier than you do today.

We’ve also been hard at work on a larger release for those who need to manage roles and permissions as well as offering a per-user-based pricing. More to come on that as we get further along.

We’ll Take Your Seconds…

Our friendly competitors over at Iconosquare have gone mad! If you don’t know who they are they offer dashboards for Instagram and they’re pretty good. However, they’re moving away from their free version, forcing users to pay, and forcing users to sign up for the new version. I’m sure they have their reasons, but it’s something we may have avoided given the chance. That said, if you’re looking for an alternative to Iconosquare, Dasheroo would be happy to serve you!

Dasheroo Gets Great Press

Social media expert Carl Ramallo,  wrote, How to save TIME with these Top Social Media Management Tools and Suttida Yang, that awesome digital marketing consultant and CEO of Fast Markit, included us in her piece 11 Content Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without. As always we thank you and we’re humbled.

That’s it for now!

Dasheroo Dashboards Get Great Press!

When we get mentioned by awesome folks that like our dashboards we’re always happy and always wanting to share with our readers. Here are two amazing articles highlighting some really great online tools that we’re humbled to be a part of!

Carl Ramallo - dashboardsHow to save TIME with these Top Social Media Management Tools.

Carl Ramallo, voted a top social media coach, wrote this article highlighting social media management tools like Social Rank, Hootsuite, Buffer and you guessed it…Dasheroo dashboards.

11 Content Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without
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Suttida Yang, that awesome digital marketing consultant and CEO of Fast Markit, wrote a great article about the tools she can’t live without and why. Two tools she mentions we absolutely love are BuzzSumo and Canva, oh, and Dasheroo for dashboards! Check out her list.

Thanks guys!

Dasheroo Press! HubSpot & Fast Company Mention Us!

HubSpot and Fast Company gave us a few killer mentions is some pretty popular blogs last week. We’re always so humbled when that happens.

HubSpot: 7 Client Reporting Tools That Will Save Your Agency TimeHubspot article includes Dasheroo

Jami Oetting the section editor of Agency Post, HubSpot’s blog for agency professionals.wrote this great piece for ad agencies. She highlighted a bunch of tools that an agency can use to track all things marketing, sales and social. FYI, we have an awesome integration with them that you can see here.

Fast Company: Five Ways To Keep Small Teams Efficient

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In his “4-Minute Read” John Ramptonfounder of Palo Alto, California-based Due, talks about everything from how to have effective meetings to using the right tools to automate and outsource. Thanks for the mention John!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Track Our Startup: Neil Patel Speaks Dashboards + SME Ink!

Team Dasheroo is heading off to ICON16, Infusionsoft’s annual event in Phoenix. We’re pretty excited to see all of the great Infusionsoft customers and all of the amazing sessions that are going to be held. No doubt there will be a lot of folks who need dashboards for all of those metrics. If you are going to be there let us know!Neil Patel - SEO Pro

We’re teeing up our next round of premium apps, HubSpot is on the way!

We Got Some Press!

Thank you to Neil Patel for your article 75 Content Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without AND Engage Like The Pros: 27 Social Media Tools You Ought to Use. Holy moly we got some great traffic to our site and some great signups. We are loving you right now Neil. Neil is just an amazing quality individual that WILL help you with your SEO and marketing in general. Check him out.

Janine wrote a great article for her Inc.com column 5 Phrases Great Leaders Never Say and I was lucky enough to be published in Social Media Examiner How to Prospect Using Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. It’s got about 3,500 shares already so it’s doing pretty well IMHO.

We are knee-deep in talking to investors and strategic partners, discussing the importance of business dashboards, more on that as it develops. It ain’t easy out there right now for a startup but we’re sure trying! I’m getting back to it now.

Dasheroo Dashboards Get Great Press!

We always like to share with you when Dasheroo gets some great ink for our awesome dashboards, and just recently we had four great companies talking about Dasheroo, from marketing tools to marketing blogs! Thanks guys!

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Dasheroo made a very relaxed list created by JotForm‘s own Chad Reid, Lazy Marketers: Here are Your New Tools. Thanks to Chad for putting us alongside some other great tools to help ease the workload like Help a Reporter Out (Haro) and Buffer!

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Automation is a key to every business so that there is more time and energy to be focused on business growth. Dasheroo dashboards do just do that, and has made a list: 10 Affordable Tools That Automate Your Business for Faster Growth. Thanks, Norah.

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Dasheroo integration partner, Campaign Monitor listed the Dasheroo Blog in 51 Must-Read Marketing Blogs You Should Know.

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The Dasheroo Blog gets some more attention in Charlie Rose‘s second year of this list Top 25 Marketing Blogs to Read in 2016 on his website funnls.  Thanks again Charlie!

Dasheroo Hits the Chrome Store – We Need Ratings!

Dasheroo on the Chrome StoreA few weeks back we listed our App on the Google Chrome Store and we’re pretty excited. But we need your help. We need ratings for Dasheroo!

Here’s what we’re learning about what’s important when you list your app in the Chrome Store:

  1. Keywords matter – It is, after all, Google.
  2. Ratings matter – Make sure you reply to people who go a step further than a star rating and actually write about you. Let them know there is a human being behind the scenes.
  3. Screenshots are important – Go the extra mile with some really great screenshots that set expectations for what’s to come.
  4. Actively market to get installs and ratings – Like I’m doing now.
  5. Patience is a virtue – It is, after all, Google.

If you can take just a moment and give us a quick star rating that would really help us out.

100 Awesome Marketing Tools You Should Know

BlogMetric logoWe’re pretty excited to be included in the analytics portion of BlogMetric’s list of 100 Awesome Marketing Tools You Should Know.

We went down the list to see how many of the 100 tools we use on a daily basis here at Dasheroo:

Project management

AsanaAsana’s mission is to help teams to work together effortlessly, and they’ve created software that can bring your team together on countless projects. We use it to keep on track with all of our marketing tasks.

BasecampOften used by agencies to manage client work, Basecamp is a project management tool that’s simple and easy to use. Dasheroo uses Basecamp to manage departments and notes across various groups in the company.

EvernoteNeed to keep track of a project? Use Evernote, an advanced note-taking app, to write everything down. Dasherooers use Evernote instead of a pen and paper 🙂

We also use and love: Pivotal Tracker and GitHub

Team communication

These tools will help you communicate and collaborate with those in and outside of the office.

SlackSlack is a modern chat tool that brings all your team communication together. Send your coworkers GIFs and memes as you collaborate your way to success. Since Dasheroo is distributed we live by Slack to communicate.

Join.meNeed the perfect solution for virtual meetings? Join.me provides video, audio, and everything else you need to host successful virtual meetings.

We also use and love: Zoom for meetings and screen sharing. 

Calendars and appointments

These tools will help you seamlessly create calendars, appointments, and meetings.

CoScheduleCoSchedule is an editorial calendar built for content marketers that can help you manage in-house writers as well as freelancers. You can also post your content to WordPress and social sites from CoSchedule. We use this to CoSchedule to make sure our blog posts reach the right social audience in the proper format.

We also use and love: Google Calendar, Basecamp

Search engine optimization (SEO)

These tools will help you with SEO audits, keyword research, and SEO-driven content marketing.

SEMRushSEMRush is a competitive analysis tool that allows you to see the highest volume keywords as well as how your site ranks compared to competitors. We use SEMRush to give us ideas for more long-tail keywords and phrases.

YoastWhen publishing on WordPress, you want to make sure your tags are taken care of, and Yoast can help any content creator do that. Dasheroo goes for the Yoast “green light” to ensure we’re SEOing our content correctly.

Google Keyword PlannerGoogle’s free keyword planner will help you determine search volume around keywords so you can determine your plan of attack. We would die without this amazing tool.

WordStream’s Keyword Tool WordStream’s keyword tool is similar to Google’s in that it can help you assess which keywords are competitive and viable. Hats off to Larry Kim!

We also use and love: MozBar for checking out what other site’s domain authority is like. We use Moz for rank tracking. 

Content marketing

These tools will help you with content ideation, content planning, and general content marketing efforts.

BuzzSumo BuzzSumo allows you to find the most shared content for certain topics, which can help you find out what types of content and from which sources have performed well in the past. Dasheroo uses BuzzSumo to see who is writing about our industry, then we follow them and try to get in front of them. We also use BuzzSumo for alerts.

Reddit Reddit is an online forum that allows for upvoting and downvoting from members. It’s a great place to ask questions and find new ideas for content. We have been featured on Reddit a number of times, it’s a great way to get noticed by a community.

Writing & content creation

These tools will help you improve your writing and content creation abilities.

Google DocsGoogle Docs is the perfect cloud-based word processor. Its advanced commenting and revision features make it perfect for content teams. Dasheroo only uses Google Docs. Great for collaboration and sharing.

WordPressA favorite content management system and often considered an industry standard, WordPress allows you and your team to format and publish blog posts. Dasheroo’s blog is published on the WordPress platform, and we love it.

We also use and love: easel.ly for creating infographics and HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator.

Social media

These tools will help you share relevant content on social media sites.

Buffer – Buffer is a social sharing and scheduling tool that syncs with all major social media sites. Buffer is perfect for individuals, social media teams, agencies, and others.

IFTTTIFTTT, which stands for “If this, then that,” lets you set up recipes to automate tasks. For example, you can set up a recipe that shares a blog post on Twitter each time a new one is published. Alf our VP of Customer Success uses thie marketing tool religiously. We also use it when we post to Instagram, then it auto-posts to Facebook and Twitter.

Moz’s FollowerWonk FollowerWonk helps you explore your social media presence by helping you dig deep into Twitter analytics to understand more about your followers. Dasheroo loves to know what times of day to post to Twitter anf FollowerWonk tells us!

Tools we use and love: We use Hootsuite for posting to multiple accounts at once as well as scheduling posts.

Email marketing & automation

These tools will help you send beautiful, helpful, and timely emails, as well as measure them for success.

Campaign Monitor – Campaign Monitor provides elegantly simple email marketing software that makes it easy to create, send, and measure the impact of your email marketing campaigns. Even though we come from VerticalResponse, we love our Campaign Monitor.

Salesforce Salesforce is a widely used, sales-oriented customer relationship management (CRM) solution that syncs with Campaign Monitor and other marketing tools. Dasheroo is a Salesforce.com customer and we love having our data in one spot. Hmmm, maybe it’s why Dasheroo exists?

Web analytics

These tools will help you analyze your web visits– what visitors do when they come to your site, how long they stay, and where they come from.

Google Analytics – Google Analytics gives you insight into how many viewers come to your site, how long they stay, what pages they visit, and where they come from.

DasherooDasheroo is a free business dashboard solution that gives you and your team instant visibility into your KPIs. Um, seriously? We LIVE by tracking our KPIs in our Dasheroo dashboards!

KISSmetricsKISSmetrics is a person-based analytics solution that can help you better understand the exact makeup of your website visitors.

Customer engagement & success

These tools will help you communicate with your customers so that you can get feedback and improve the overall customer experience.

WootricWootric is a Net Promoter Score (NPS) tool that helps you analyze customer sentiment at important stages of the customer lifecycle. We love Wootric, and are honored to be on the same list as you guys!

Conversion optimization

These tools will help you optimize your website for conversions.

Optimizely – Optimizely is an A/B testing tool that allows you to test different iterations of pages on your site to see which is most successful. Easiest tool on the market for a quick split test of a headline, button, etc. Dasheroo loves Optimizely.

We also use and love: Mixpanel for telling us how people are using our app and sending emails based on paths they take. 

Public relations and promotion

These tools will help you promote your business, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives.

Help a Reporter Out (HARO) – HARO connects you with journalists who are writing about various topics and are looking for sources. Awesome for participating in stories people are writing.

Google AlertsGoogle Alerts can send you an email or notification when your brand gets mentioned in newly published content around the web. They’re ok, a little late, BuzzSumo does a better job, but Google is free. You get what you pay for?

CisionCision is a popular PR software solution that includes media list building, media monitoring, analyses, and more. Dasheroo uses PRWeb (a division of Cision) to distribute our press releases.

Advertising

Facebook AdsFacebook Ads offer extremely impressive targeting capabilities that can help you get your brand– and your content– in front of a relevant audience. This is the only ad network Dasheroo advertises on, to get Likes and build our following.

So out of the 100 marketing tools we use 31 (plus many that aren’t on this list) and we’re going to use even more now that this amazing list is out. Thanks BlogMetric!