What was the best channel that drives traffic for your business?

Alara Akcasiz
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Işıl Akdemir
Işıl Akdemir
Launching soon!
Graphic Designer @decktopus
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Maria Dedkova
Senior Manager of Brand Marketing
Social Media Platforms
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Lionel
Electronic Engineer turned software dev
So far Reddit has been the best but I suspect that will change as my social media and content marketing efforts gain traction.
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Zeng
Co-creator of WhoWhatWhyAi
@lionelwc Any tips for reddit? I just started 1 day ago.😅
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Lionel
Electronic Engineer turned software dev
@zeng The most effective strategy for me so far has been answering people's questions in related threads and mentioning my app if it might help solve their problem/answer their question. I also ask them to give feedback if they do take a look.
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Alara Akcasiz
Alara Akcasiz
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The boob tech girl
@zeng @lionelwc Be careful though, I made a rookie mistake once and got banned for over-promoting
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Lionel
Electronic Engineer turned software dev
@zeng @alara_akcasiz Yes! So far, I've avoided any bans. I answer questions even if there's no opportunity to mention my app. Contribute value and only promote where it makes sense, is relevant and will possibly help someone. If you're only posting when you see an opportunity to promote yourself, you'll probably be called out on it or banned.
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Ben Katz
Growth Product Manager
@zeng @alara_akcasiz @lionelwc This is great advice. @alara_akcasiz do you have any best practices for how to avoid bans outside of just spreading out your engagement? Any known taboos for example?
Billy Buck
Hello, I am Billy.
Social media can be beneficial in this regard.
Daniel Burns
Founder of Testifi - Software testing
Social media platforms, but those are highly dependent on your target audience. For us, as a SaaS B2B business, LinkedIn seems to be working out the best so far.
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Alara Akcasiz
Alara Akcasiz
Launching soon!
The boob tech girl
@testifi Somehow my impressions are so low on Linkedin.
Mike Nash
Founder @ Trelliswork
@testifi same for us. Especially early in product adoption, LinkedIn has been super effective at activating our collective network. We have a regular blog post we push out to LinkedIn, Medium, and Twitter right now, but it's all LinkedIn traffic that converts so far.
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Daniel Burns
Founder of Testifi - Software testing
@alara_akcasiz My assumption is that you might not have a big active follower base. My recommendation is that you should actively engage your employees with the posts. Also, be consistent with posting high quality posts on regularly.
Daniel Burns
Founder of Testifi - Software testing
@heymikenash That's great! We tried with Twitter, but it wasn't really that successful. We haven't tried Medium yet. What do you think, should we try also with Medium?
Mike Nash
Founder @ Trelliswork
@testifi it's not generating any real traffic for us right now, but we also have a super low follower count. We just haven't put the effort in yet to grow our footprint there. FWIW, the strategy of 'blindly cross-post on medium and they will come' doesn't seem to work :)
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Abdul Wasay Waqas
Leading the Way in SEO
The following are common channels that can drive traffic to a website: - Search engines (e.g. Google, Bing) - Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) - Referral traffic (e.g. links from other websites) - Direct traffic (e.g. people typing the URL directly into their browser) - Email marketing - Paid advertising (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook Ads) - Content marketing (e.g. blog posts, videos, infographics) - Influencer marketing - Affiliate marketing - Offline advertising (e.g. print, TV, radio) Let me know if you any specific question from these above channels.
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Gerardo Gomez
Marketing strategies related
The company's Social Media
Luca
Growth @nuvo
For us, as a SaaS B2B business, LinkedIn works best. However, we could also address the more technical segments of our target audience via GitHub.
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Uday Patel
Uday Patel
Launching soon!
Hi, I am the co-founder of askmiku.com
Channels on which platform.
Kevin Xu
Founder & CEO of Cirqle Network
Social media for sure
haha.og
nft/crypto/tech/maker/music-obsessive
For physical products, I have good traffic just by selling on Amazon. I've paid for Google Ads to get traffic to my website, but just being on Amazon gets me sales there...many more than on my website. I do pay for Amazon Keyword Ads, but I tend to average more sales from buyers finding the product where Amazon displays it with related products.
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Alara Akcasiz
Alara Akcasiz
Launching soon!
The boob tech girl
@batteystreetventures how much does Amazon gets from each transaction?
haha.og
nft/crypto/tech/maker/music-obsessive
@alara_akcasiz , since I use their FBA service they take $9.94 per unit sold. That includes fullfillment, storage, and referral fees. I make about $5 more profit when selling on my website, but I get way more orders on Amazon...people are there to shop!
Indu Thangamuthu
Just a marketer, trying to know people
LinkedIn
Martin Ratinaud
For me and https://stakingcrypto.io, it was definitely Reddit and then Twitter. I automatized the fact that on any new staking rate change, it creates a tweet/post. On Twitter the results are cool and still on On Reddit, the adoption was massive but I got banned and have no idea how to get unbanned.If you have an idea by the way I want it!
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Alara Akcasiz
Alara Akcasiz
Launching soon!
The boob tech girl
@martin_ratinaud I got banned on Reddit too lol
Martin Ratinaud
@alara_akcasiz I guess there is some room for a tool that prevents that :-)
Harley coates
Co-founder
I think quora, so far so good.
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Alara Akcasiz
Alara Akcasiz
Launching soon!
The boob tech girl
@harley_coates wow this one surprised me
GamerSeo
At gamerseo, we offer professional SEO
It all depends on the industry. Each industry has different rules.
Ágh Helmut
Web developer | Building EmbedQuiz.com
My previous customers say nice things about me and new customers come through their network. But SEO (and Google Maps) was also an important source of new leads. 😀
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Utkarsh Gupta
Ubiquitous Perpetually!
The best channel for driving traffic to our video conferencing tool (getlens.io) has been word-of-mouth because we have seen that once educators and students experience the magic of real-time polls, leaderboards, and in-session engagement activities, they keep talking about it non-stop. And that's the kind of promotion money can't buy!
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Amir Andohkosh
Founder
For a Food, eco-conscious app: twitter, and linkedin have been quite good. I gave Reddit a go but got banned pretty quickly :D
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Nadim
Bringing $ analytics back to Staff!
For b2b SaaS that just launched or in early stages: discussion forums related to your product, and light google ads.
Ruben Lozano
Growth Marketing Specialist for Startups
Hey! The answer depends on the startup that I work with but I will say definitely Organic Search is the best channel by far. What is the best channel for a SaaS startup?
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