A small growth hacking example for JSblocks
A week ago I got an email from a fellow Bulgarian, Antonio Stoilkov, asking if I could help to spread the word about a very great Java Script framework he developed in the last 2 years.
He asked me to push it to Product Hunt, because I have submitted similar products in the past. So I looked at the webpage and I really liked the project. I decided that I could do more than just hit the product hunt submit button.
I tried to be polite but in the same time to provoke some strange-thinking people from the community (yes I’ve got a lot of negative comment karma for that) to start writing comments. :)
I asked Antonio to be more active in answering questions and to publish the link of the discussion on Reddit to the main github page of the project. Anyone can ask a question there and to read more about the project – a small step towards community building.
We were trading for 2 days and the good thing is that we’ve received a very nice feedback. We’ve got more than 90 comments and 63 points (72% upvoted).
I published the product at Product Hunt early in the Monday morning (April 27) and I’ve started the discussion by sharing questions on twitter and asking people to answer.
In short, Reddit community “converts better” in the path “visit the website – visit the github project – download (or take action)” compared to the Product hunt community.
Product Hunt community is more active and we’ve got more visits from there, but they are mostly curious about everything, so it’s normal just to explore without taking an action.
Do you want more?
Neat! @jsblocks compiles a chained sequence into a function – https://t.co/eKg8xkKUD8
— John-David Dalton (@jdalton) April 29, 2015
— Markus Kündig (@TweetMarkus) April 29, 2015
— Philip Ackermann (@cleancoderocker) April 29, 2015
There will be more soon, so, please keep an eye if you are interested in growth hacking for IT projects :)