In today’s world where there are data points that you can use to argue just about anything, how does one truly measure their success? Part of the answer comes in a post from MG Siegler, who wrote today about winning at tech blogging. As someone who wrote all day about technology for a few years, [...]
Today I witnessed what is probably the world’s worst press release. It was a horrible move by, Cloudant, a company which provides some form of cloud-based analytics services, and more importantly, YCombinator, an investor in the company. How To Make Yourself Hated I don’t fully understand the business of Cloudant to be honest, but what [...]
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Yesterday evening I got into a conversation with two friends about the growing number of incubators that are following in Y-Combinator’s shadow. Are they beneficial to the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Can the startup ecosystem really benefit from all of these companies that can be written off as features? Aside from the poor economics behind startups, and [...]
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While there are numerous ways to generate traffic to your site, there is one thing that will always result in an influx of traffic.
When I started AllFacebook I spent every day tracking the number of new subscribers to the site. While I was growing the site at a good rate, I began reading up on site optimization and came up with a single change that increased new daily subscribers by 400 percent. A Prominent Subscription Box As I [...]
This morning I was reading about an all too common strategy to online marketing: posting comment spam. It’s incredible how many companies believe this is a valid method of online marketing. The Wrong Way The theory goes something like this: find out where people are talking about your competitors and join the conversation by making [...]
When you start an ambitious project you’re excited because of the journey that you’re embarking on. Months in, you’ll probably be cursing at yourself for taking on a project that’s so ambitious. At those moments where you’re cursing yourself or feeling like you may have taken on something that’s too challenging, it’s helpful to have [...]
Success is not about launching your product as soon as possible. Here's an approach that I've seen work time and again.