One means of improving customer retention and overall customer satisfaction is to produce content that helps customers help themselves. Not only are there improvements to customer satisfaction, there's a direct cost-savings associated with customers not tying up your customer services lines. Publishing your knowledge base, frequently-asked questions, snippets and examples where search engines can find them makes this possible – not putting them behind a login for fear of competitors finding them.
Recent studies tell us that more and more customers prefer self-service over contacting a support agent; and as the below infographic illustrates, a whopping 91% say they would use a knowledge base if it met their needs. This is great news for businesses; self-service is the fastest and most cost-effective way to customer support. Zendesk's Infographic Improvements in Search for More Intelligent Self-Service