SmartBribe

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#2 Product of the DayMarch 28, 2016
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Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
As a marketer I understand why you are making us submit an email address before trying out smartbribe. As a Product Hunter I absolutely hate submitting an email before trying out the app. It sends the wrong message to the community. That you care more about your signup numbers, than demo-ing the product. If you want positive feedback, you have to open the kimono 👘
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
@dredurr Hey Deandre! I appreciate you checking SB out. This is definitely something I thought about. But here is the deal... We thought it would be disingenuous to tell other people to use SmartBribe if we weren't using and demo-ing it ourself. We thought about the best way to do that and decided using it like we recommend others to use it would be the best way. This is how it works: 1. Find your most popular lead magnet 2. Install a SmartBribe on the TY page for it. 3. Offer some cool bonus content on that page 4. If peeps want in, they share. If not, they don't. Hope that helps. Rock on!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@dredurr I feel a lot of people do this more and more recently. My biggest issue is asking for a phone number and no alternative to see app on App Store (from desktop). There should always always always be a way to see how the product works. "Growth-hacking" is hardly a decent way to get users long term, or that matter. I feel this instance works best for things courses and markety stuff.
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
@bentossell @dredurr There is a video on the landing page showing how it works. Can always watch that to see if it's a good fit. But there really is no way around asking for your email (we don't ask for phone number), the app requires an account to use (so we can store your bribes and related info), so wether we ask for it on a landing page or the account setup page, it's kinda all the same.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@harris_bryan oh yeah I know I just meant for these "growth hack" style pages that I see and different versions of getting info. :)
Alok Jariwala@aaspire · Product Manager, Mobile
@harris_bryan your idea has assumption that people would already have subscribed it will subscribe. The challenge I am facing is how to get initial traffic on landing page and convert to subscribe before app launch . Example: I have app getting ready in mid April called www.choicys.com. It is food recommendation private messenger basically whatsapp + Yelp a layer above Yelp where we find restaurants and dish recommended from our friends. You can send shout out Ask or push reco. I have landing page in place but conversion very less. How do I let people know to visit the page ? Currently, I am taking food photos posting on Fb, Instagram, Fb groups and try to get relevant food lovers traffic. Can anyone here advice ?
Dan Brooks@ramtorn · Pro at Onboarding.pro
@dredurr Second that. I would also note that the tagline is catchy, but gimmicky at the same time
David Carpe@passingnotes · Thinker & Layabout
@harris_bryan well, then by virtue of feedback here, it sounds like your product may not have mass appeal for the PH types - but seems to work we'll with other groups...maybe a different kind of demo?
Jimi Smoot@jsfour · Founder @octaviuslabs
@bentossell @harris_bryan really? Real money and time goes into developing these applications. The least we can do is give our email to the ones that are interesting to us.
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
Thanks for featuring us Product Hunt! A little background on SmartBribe.... 1. We built this app a few days ago during a 24-hour Product Challenge (full story: http://vidfru.it/1pF7vgD) 2. The app solves a big problem for us: "How do we get people to send traffic to us once they optin" 3. We installed SmartBribe on our site and it increased our average daily share count from 10-15 shares per day to over 500 (in the first 24 hours) This is how it works: Step 1: First identify your most popular existing lead magnet (ebook, newsletter, video course etc) Step 2: Setup a SmartBribe to give away something in addition to that free thing on the thank you page (SB will allow you to give this additional thing in exchange for people telling their friends about you) Step 3: Once your peeps tell their friends about you (via Twitter and email) they’ll get the additional awesome thing It takes about 30 seconds to install. To see it in action go to SmartBribe.com. Going trough the signup process will show you what it looks like as we use SB to distribute SB (inception like).
Athif@athif · Digital Marketing Specialist
Hey @harris_bryan Wow! This is cool - Wanted to give "Smart Bribe" a try and I see blank white page of death after email submission - I understand you had a server issue and wondering if this is fixed?
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
@athif Hmmm...it's working on our end. What browser are you in? Maybe we can diagnose the issue.
Matt Ragland@mattragland · Customer Success at ConvertKit
Another helpful tool for growth, thanks Bryan! Really enjoy watching your 24 hour product cycles.
John Meese@johnrmeese · Dean of Platform University
This is brilliant, and even smarter that Bryan is using the app itself to promote... the app itself. The proof is in the meta-pudding, my friends.
Gerben van Zuilen@gvzuilen · Founder, Popices.club
Cool product Bryan. We have tried things like this in the past as well but how do you know the tweet has been really shared on Twitter? Twitter doesn't allow you to get that information. Also, in your video it looks like the progress bar moves without sharing.
João Antunes@joantune · co partner, Survs
@gvzuilen "Twitter doesn't allow you to get that information" -> how come? you can either use the streaming api 'listening' for a certain URL, or get to inspect a person's latest tweets (not sure if it requires any permission for this).
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
@gvzuilen Solid question. This has been something people have wondered about a lot. Here is the deal: 90% of the people that start the SmartBribe process share it (despite it not being 100% locked down and us not verifying the share). Since that completion rate is so high in this v1.0 we didn't spend the time to create a full proof verification method. It's definitely something we'll explore in the coming weeks though.
Gerben van Zuilen@gvzuilen · Founder, Popices.club
@harris_bryan Thanks for your reply, fair enough. 90% sounds a bit high though.
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
@gvzuilen I'm sure it'll vary person-to-person. But yea, much higher than I would have thought.
João Antunes@joantune · co partner, Survs
@harris_bryan @gvzuilen Ok folks, I watched the smartbribe video, and you can track who actually posted a tweet in the following manner: 1. Instead of using the more frictionless Tweet intent - ask for permissions to write a tweet for that person, and your server does the tweet using the REST API (cons: it has more friction for the tweet than what currently exists) 2. Make all the links in a form, e.g. smartbribe.com/smartbrideuseraccount/SOMETHING_THAT_VARIES_AND_LINKS_TO_USER and use Twitter's Stream API and connect with the parameter track set to that URL (https://dev.twitter.com/streamin...) [Cons: 1. not sure if track can be used for unshortened URLs ; 2. Rate limiting is a *itch, theoretically only one connection per IP is allowed, but this can be solved by listening to rate limit warnings and using Twitter's search API for the link to fill in the blanks] 3. Scraping - always a bad idea if you have alternatives @gvzuilen - did you guys considered these methods?
Bryan Harris
Maker
@harris_bryan
@joantune @gvzuilen dang, legit. We'll look into this for sure! Thanks @joao
João Antunes@joantune · co partner, Survs
@harris_bryan @gvzuilen That said, what you did: i.e. having faith that the users follows through, is probably the way to go for a MVP like product as this (or even the full one) as you can see by what I wrote, it's kinda cumbersome to check that those links got shared. PS: Another option, is that you track the link visits in a page, but for that to work someone should actually click on the generated link you tweeted (even the own user could forfeit that) but waiting for someone to click there it kinda disrupts the flow of the user wanting that content now. I saw something of the kind of the solution 1. that I presented used at, if i'm not mistaken, https://hacksummit.org/ - they used a 3rd party 'payment gateway' like solution that allowed you to either pay, or to post a tweet/facebook post. That post was done through their servers (you had to give them permission to). @harris_bryan: you're welcome, this is what/why communities are here for (besides promotion of given products)
Stuart of Vacord@vacord · Founder, StartupResources.io
@joantune @harris_bryan FYI, the fairly popular "Pay With A Tweet" service has this issue too where you can click the tweet button but then bail before actually tweeting. It seems really common that these systems don't track to see if it has actually been tweeted. Similarly with the "email this to a friend function" in SmartBribe, you can just not send it, and the system still thinks you did. An easy work around, though people might not like it, would be to require sending that email through your system, from their email address.