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Maximize Your Lean Success Newsletter: January, 2014

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  • Notes from Jeff: We’ve made some great gains in our website’s performance, thanks to your feedback and loyalty. Much appreciated.
  • What’s New?: Our “Practical Guide” is taking shape. It’s not too late to let us know what you’d like to see in it.
  • Recent Articles: We put together a list of improvement principles that we will be basing our “Practical Guide” on. We also interviewed Karen Martin about her new book.
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Jan. 9, 2014

ISSN: 1946-5386

Jeff Hajek

Owner and Founder

Well, the New Year is upon us. For us at Velaction, it is starting off strong. All the hard work we have been putting into our website has paid off and we have some pretty impressive gains. (If you haven’t been following, the way our site was structured didn't play nice with some of Google's algorithm changes.) We compared our most recent week with the week right before we started seeing problems and it turns out that  we've made some rather impressive gains…

  • Our bounce rate (the percent of people who leave after only seeing one page) is down by 17.27%.
  • The average number of pages a person visits is up by 26.48%.
  • Finally, the average time a person stays on our site is up by a staggering 59.98%.

While this has slowed down the pace of new entries, it is great to see that our site has become so much more useful to you. If you haven’t visited recently, we encourage you to go look around. We've made it easier to navigate, posted more multi-media, and added loads of content to our existing materials.

Jeff Hajek

Founder of Velaction

  1. We Could Use Your Help. Our site performance is way up thanks to your feedback and your loyalty. But there is still more work to be done. If you want to free us up to make more content instead of doing site maintenance, though, you can help through your social media accounts. Any mention of us is a vote of confidence in Google's eyes and will help us rank better.
  2. 100 Days of Free Lean. We've got a massive amount of material on our site, but going through it can be like drinking from a fire hose. If you are following us on social media, though, you can get it in a daily dose. We are highlighting one of our freebies every day. Yep. We offer that much great free content.
  3. Stay Tuned For Our Step-by-Step Improvement Guide. Our 'Practical Guide' is making great progress behind the scenes. We've upgrade our shopping cart to be able to serve up video better. Our outline is approaching 50 pages and the flow of the guide is taking shape.  We've also had a few people talk to us about wanting to be involved in the development, so it seems that we are hitting the mark with what we have planned. Stay tuned. We are more excited about this than we have been about any other changes in a long while.

The following terms have been added to our online reference guide,
The Continuous Improvement Companion, during the course of this month.

    Due to our site maintenance efforts and the holiday season, we did not add any new terms this month. Of course, you can always look over our Lean Dictionary to see over 500 terms that we have already posted.

    From The Gotta Go Lean Blog

    • Podcast: Value Stream Mapping with Karen Martin

      Once again, I had the pleasure of hosting an interview with Karen Martin. She recently co-authored a book with Mike Osterling. It’s titled Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation. (If you are interested in buying the book, it is available at Amazon.com.)

    Recent Polls

      Due to the work we have been doing on improving our site, we did not add any new polls this month.

      Recent FAQs

        Due to the work we have been doing on improving our site, we did not add any new frequently asked questions this month. But you can click this link to see a full listing of previous FAQ's.

        Buy our complete DVD pack (20 titles) for $199, and get our complete PowerPoint pack (a $139 value) for free. You'll be getting two of our most popular bundles for the price of one. And with the powerful tools you'll find in these materials, they'll pay for themselves in no time. Offer good through January 10, 2014 only.

        We haven’t released any new premium products in the last month, but we did enhance some of our guest and registered user materials. Check out our downloadable article directory and our audio training directory to see all the materials that are now available.


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