Social products share a common ancestry and set of problems.
It’s been a decade after Friendster popularized the notion of the social network, and we’ve seen hundreds of flavors of social products. Many of them are very different from each other, showing that success can come from many variations. I’ve come to believe there’s 3 main feedback loops that drive the success of these social product designs – here’s the trifecta
A feedback loop that rewards content posters when they push new content into the networkA feedback loop that rewards passive content consumers with relevant and valuable contentA feedback loop that rewards (and culls) connections within the network
You ever have one of those friends or acquaintances who you just know will succeed? I’m sure you do. Bryan Harris is one of those people for me. This guy does not stop. He was an early member of Monthly1k and has gone on to be a complete beast creating content, successfully growing his business, and really making a name for himself.
This is the type of article you can't not love. Excellent, in-depth, actionable advice.
StumbleUpon as a traffic source is like any other – used incorrectly, it can essentially serve as a thousand dodgeballs being thrown at a wall. Visitors, like dodgeballs, quickly bounce, and without another person to return the throw, they are extremely unlikely to return.
A network analysis of the top investors serving on the boards of Tech IPO Pipeline companies helps us start to answer the question: Who are some of the best VCs out there? (Interactive network graph included)
I recently worked with Vero on their customer acquisition. I was given free reign and one thing I personally needed to do was lift conversions from the homepage to a free trial: the all-important SaaS metric.
One thing that killed it was a single change I made to the Value Proposition only in the heading on the home page. I changed nothing else.