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1 ABM Annual Conference: Leveraging Alliances, Partnerships and Technology to Gain Scale May 4, 2014 | Phoenix, Arizona Dexter Steis, Executive Publisher Natural Gas Intelligence NaturalGasIntel.com

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3 About Natural Gas Intelligence Founded Based in Dulles, VA 7 B2B Newsletters serving NatGas marketplace 16 full time employees (inhouse thought leaders-outsourced IT) CAGR of 5% from Revenue up 22% YTD.

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5 “This is your last chance … After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake in your bed, and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland, and I show you, how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” “This is your last chance … After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake in your bed, and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland, and I show you, how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

6 The old IntelligencePress.com website (the blue pill)

7 New Site Wish List Breakup journalistic content Better tagging of content Integrate charts and graphs with articles Permit article previews to give visitors a taste Integrate our gas price data in the hopes it to the “nice to have crowd” not just the “need to have crowd” Display Shale Daily so it doesn’t look like the red-headed stepchild

8 The new site: NatGasIntel.com (the red pill)

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10 Leveraging Content to Drive Traffic (the rabbit hole) 1.Shale Basin Landing Pages 2.Nat Gas Price Data Landing Pages 3.Metered Paywall and Acceptance into Google News

11 Marcellus Basin Landing Page

12 NGI’s Natural Gas Pricing Table

13 Henry Hub Landing Page

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18 The old IntelligencePress.com website (the blue pill)

19 The old shaledaily.com website (the other blue pill)

20 The new site: NatGasIntel.com (the red pill)

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22 Early days… But this is what we have learned: 1.Leveraging Content to build traffic is easier than you think. 2.Ancillary Products (Sales) and Data Sales are natural outcomes of more content and traffic. 3.Better website with stickier content has increased renewals. (85% thus far in 2014 versus 62% in 2013) 4.Google News has helped drive traffic both directly and indirectly (from Google Search). 5.More traffic + metered paywall = more conversions from fewer trials. Revenue up 22% YTD

23 What we are still trying to figure out: 1.How to increase ad sales? 2.How do I decrease my cart abandonment % for trial and subscription sales? 3.Should I keep sending trial users a daily even after their 7-day trial expires?

24 Dexter Steis is Executive Publisher of Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), a leading B2B news, data and analytics company serving the natural gas industry since Mr. Steis joined NGI in June 1994 and over the years has held several roles in the organization, including markets reporter and business analyst. He assumed the position of Executive Publisher in September In this role, he oversees NGI's commercial operations, including Sales and Marketing, Accounting, New Product Development and IT. Mr. Steis grew up in the natural gas industry and has watched the industry evolve from its deregulated infancy in the early 1990s to the burgeoning production of a fuel whose plentiful supply and low price is sparking industrial growth in the United States as well as the very realistic goal of energy independence. Mr. Steis received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in moguls from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children. Ph: | NatGasIntel.com


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