How Zendesk customers benefit from self-service

October 2, 2017

For a deeper dive into the benefits of customers helping themselves, we highlighted five of our customers and their use cases related to self-service

Introducing Answer Bot

August 15, 2017

A a new way for customers to find the answers they seek even faster – introducing Answer Bot.

3 of the best knowledge management examples

July 28, 2017

Design and user experience aren’t just buzzwords—they matter when it comes to serving your customers knowledge.

How will artificial intelligence assist customer service agents?

July 21, 2017

The latest innovations in artificial intelligence will showcase features with big upsides for agents

5 best practices for designing a knowledge base

July 6, 2017

When designing your knowledge base, it’s important to keep discoverability and simplicity top of mind. The best knowledge bases are intuitive, accessible, and simple. Read on for knowledge base design best practices.

How AI is shaping the latest customer support trends

June 14, 2017

With the growing vigilance of how trends are being affected by automation, we’ve noted a few current customer service AI innovations and how they’re likely to continue changing

Raise your ticket deflection ratio with smart self-service

June 7, 2017

It’s time to demystify ticket deflection and improve your deflection ratio

3 ways to achieve better self-service

May 5, 2017

Most customers would rather help themselves than reach out to an agent. In order to deliver the support experience customers want, companies are expanding their online self-service capabilities

Introducing Zendesk Guide

May 2, 2017

To help customers take their self-service to the next level and establish a successful knowledge management practice, Zendesk is proud to launch Guide, a smart knowledge base for better self-service and empowered agents

Fine tuning: the best ticket is the one that’s never created

March 23, 2017

In our last Fine Tuning session, we took a look at building ideal workflows so that every ticket is solved as efficiently as possible. This month, we take the conversation a step further by asking, “How do we prevent ticket creation in the first place?” A good self-service strategy can have a major impact on customer loyalty, support costs, and customer satisfaction

Beyond FAQ: how support can create great customer experiences

March 23, 2017

A well-designed FAQ that matches the look, feel, and tone of the business should be top of mind for any company with a digital presence. We know it’s how customers search for information and it’s often the first place would-be customers go for details when sizing up their options for goods and services. But what about the impact of other channels, beyond the FAQ, on customer service?

Tip of the week: A guide to Help Center for Web Portal users

August 30, 2016

This Zendesk Tip of the Week will help you transition from Web Portal to Help Center

Everything you need to know before launching your community

July 21, 2016

We all belong to communities. Some are small and intimate, like our families. Some are massive and managed digitally, like LinkedIn. Regardless of their shape or size, these

Community Tip: Deleted your help center content? Not to worry!

June 28, 2016

This Community Tip from Felix Stubner will help you with a quick way to restore your Help Center content if it is accidentally deleted

Get personal with profiles in Help Center

June 20, 2016

Thriving communities are built around people having real connections with each other. That’s why we’re introducing profiles to Help Center, making it possible for community members to share relevant information about themselves

Meet “Copenhagen”, Zendesk’s new responsive Help Center theme

June 13, 2016

Today we’re releasing the Copenhagen theme for Help Center. We’ve redesigned it from the ground up, with self-service best practices

3 ways to get your Help Center in shape, featuring Lumo BodyTech

June 8, 2016

Chances are, your Help Center could be working—or working out—harder for you. Here are three exercises to optimize your Help Center for better performance and

6 steps for measuring self-service success

April 20, 2016

When I started as the Technical Documentation Manager at RJMetrics, my main focus was to get our Help Center in tip-top shape and to build a better self-service experience. Here are the six steps we found worked for building a robust self-service

Finding what matters: How Tile zeroes in on the customer voice

March 3, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if we never left our keys in the back of an Uber or our wallets behind at a restaurant? It can be hard to keep track of the little things in life, even when the little things are indispensable

Community tip: Reporting on KCS actions within tickets

June 30, 2015

If you are interested in applying Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) principles to maintaining your Help Center content, this tip of the week is for you. One of the major reporting elements for Knowledge Centered Support is the ability to measure how a support article has interacted with a ticket. In this tip, I will show […]

Self-service is anything but boring. Introducing our #BestHelpCenters

March 20, 2015

Studies show us that more and more customers prefer self-service over contacting a support agent. In fact, 91% of those we surveyed said they would use a knowledge base if it met their needs. But how would that number increase if your Help Center not only their answered their question, but also tickled their creative fancy? That’s the question we set out to discover

3 tips for providing great customer self-service at scale

February 24, 2015

A great way to keep your customers happy (and cut down on tickets) is to make it easy for customers to find their own answers. Here are three tips for giving your customers a great self-service experience, even if

Ideas from CloudFlare: Help Center customization

February 27, 2014

There are many decisions behind designing a Help Center—both aesthetic and data-driven—that range from defining objectives to structuring content to adding custom touches

Do you really need a technical writer?

November 6, 2013

You may already know you need a great knowledge base, but who’’s going to take responsibility for keeping all that content up to date and and relevant for your users? If you’’re wondering if you can spread the load across the team you already have, you’’re not alone.