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User Segmentation

Boomtrain’s primary focus is to provide personalization solutions for you and your users. The relationship should be perceived as one to one, not one to many. To that end, we offer several options when it comes to segmenting your users into specific buckets.

How to Segment

  1. In your account on Boomtrain.net, click on Users and then the Filter button.
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  2. The Filter menu appears, allowing you to choose the method of segmentation.
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  3. If filtering by User Properties, you can select any attribute that you’re currently tracking, including dates. If you want to create a segment based on a newsletter name, you would do it here. In the image below, you can see List1 and List2. These might be newsletters that users can be subscribed to. If the value for this user attribute is TRUE, they will be added to the segment. If it’s FALSE, they’ll be excluded or removed.
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  4. The operator can be selected as well. If the user attribute is a string, the options listed below will appear.
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  5. If the user attribute is a date, the operator drop-down menu will change accordingly.
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  6. When completed, the filter will look like something close to a plain sentence.
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  7. If you want to add additional filters, you can click the Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 10.46.01 AM symbol. This will create an AND filter, meaning only users who meet both requirements will be included in the segment.
  8. You can also reset or remove any filter by clicking the Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 10.46.07 AM symbol.
  9. You can also choose to segment based on User Activities.
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  10. Whether the activity is standard or a custom activity that you’ve defined, you can segment off of it.
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  11. You can also choose to segment based on past activities related to specific messages.
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  12. If a user interacted with any of your previous message, you can segment them into a new list.
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  13. Select the message that you want to filter from.
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  14. When you’ve finished setting up the filter, click Search to display the results.
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  15. If you’re satisfied with the results, you can choose to Export to a CSV (which will be emailed to you), compose a message with this segment as the recipient list, or save the segment. We recommend saving the segment so you can utilize it again later.
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  16. Name your segment. Be sure to check the box for ‘Keep this segment updated as per criteria’! This means that any future user who meets the requirements of the segment will automatically be placed in it. Conversely, any user who no longer meets the requirements will be removed from the segment. This is especially important when users subscribe or unsubscribe to a particular newsletter.
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  17. Once you save the segment, your list will start populating. Depending on the size of the list, this could take some time.
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Organizing Segments

Now that you’ve created a segment, you may want to create many more! There are several ways to interact with your segments as well.

  • On the Users page, you can view all of your segments, including some pre-built segments based on user activity.
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  • You can see all of your active segments under this menu.
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  • Back on the Users page, you can view information about your segment under Summary (if you have send data for them), export the CSV list, archive the list, or compose a message to the segment. We recommend choosing your segment list from within the campaign builder (more on that later).
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  • When viewing a segment, you can choose to have a campaign automatically sent to any user who enters or exits a segment.
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  • If you choose to archive a segment, you’ll receive a confirmation.
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Emailing a Segment

When you’re ready to communicate with a particular segment, you can choose it from within the campaign builder.

  1. In step two, you’ll be able to select multiple segments. Duplicate emails will be filtered out.
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  2. Any segments you’ve created (as well as the pre-built options) will be selectable.
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  3. The best part about selecting these dynamic segments is that users will automatically be added or removed from the lists based on their subscription status. No need to manually add or remove a user one at a time.

That’s it! You now have all the information you need to segment your users, interact with those segments, and send messages to them.


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