David Van Veen

About David Van Veen

Hi! I’m David. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with 100s of companies on their digital strategy in an agency setting. From the tiniest start up to the very large, including Ninkasi and McDonalds. I currently reside in Portland, Oregon and spend my time helping clients, writing books and volunteering on the TEDxConcordiaUP planning team. My email is david@davidvanveen.com and my Twitter is @dtvanveen.

Finding Your Real Conversion Rate

Your Conversion Rate is Wrong
There is a large issue with noise when it comes to Google Analytics in the real world. “Noise” is what I call any traffic or conversion that could not possible be a customer in your business model.

Testing and analyzing traffic uses the conversion rate as the golden metric, but what […]

What are the types of #hashtags?

What are the Types of #Hashtags?
I was asked by Gary Hirsh about using hashtags in his campaign to spread his Joybots around the world. He has seen quite a few different hashtags being used for his product, and has been using some on his own, but had some questions. Our conversation lead me to doing […]

Carving Time, Then Filling It: How to Stop Procrastinating

In 29 Credits, I focus a lot on how to stop procrastinating. I procrastinate incredibly well, or incredibly badly, depending on how you look at it. I know I am not the only one. I find that overcoming procrastination is one skill that helps all of us use our time better, stay on top […]

Preparing for Your First Product Launch

I have learned an interesting thing when creating my first digital product, 29 Credits — at a certain point, you just have to say it is complete and launch. In many ways, I am a perfectionist. We all know that nothing is ever perfect and we are all our own worst critic. Which means that […]