Tractionbeat

Share your traffic charts with the community

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Tractionbeat lets you see annotated Google Analytics charts of other startups, so you can learn how they built up traffic over time.

Reviews

  • Oskar KrawczykJSFiddle and Headwayapp.co creator
    Pros: 

    Annotations are a great insight to what others can do to get better stats

    Cons: 

    If only more sites added annotations

    Awesome to see traction for some new startups, especially if they add annotations. I've added Headway and got some nice feedback and suggestions from random people about our traction progress.

    Oskar Krawczyk has used this product for one month.
  • Cory ZueIndie hacker and maker, Dimagi
    Pros: 

    Easy to use, nice styles, annotations are fun, open startups for the win!

    Cons: 

    Nothing immediately comes to mind.

    Was one of the beta users of this site and really like it!

    Cory Zue has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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George HannesMaker@grghannes · Maker of Tractionbeat
Hey, George here! Being a developer I always wondered how other startups attract traffic. How long it takes to build up a substantial stream of visitors, and how those visitors convert. Or even how many visitors one gets by making a front page of Hacker News. That's why I built Tractionbeat, a place where founders can share and annotate traffic charts of their startups. I hope this will help a lot of talented developers and designers see how others managed to build up traffic over time and that giving up because of lack of initial traction is not justified. So far, there are 15 sites and apps on Tractionbeat and all of them give us extremely valuable information. Check out Headway, a SaaS that is now getting thousands of daily visitors. Or very inspirational PlaceCard Me! that has been steadily and patiently working on SEO and after just a few months gets hundreds of visitors every day. I find examples like these both helpful and inspirational and I hope you will too! Do you have questions or suggestions? Please leave a comment below.
Cory Zue@czue · Indie hacker and maker, Dimagi
@grghannes Thanks for making this site and for the Place Card Me shoutout! :)
Ryan HeybournHunter@ryanheybourn · I built instaaa.com
Upvote, upvote and upvote. Another startup which launched using www.instaaa.com. I love transparency when it comes to startups and Tractionbeat allows you to publicly display your analytics whilst narrating specific increases and descreases in traffic. Check out Instaaa's analytics at https://www.tractionbeat.com/a/i...
Pawel Janiak@cynicalgrinch · I love making tools
Love the annotations on these charts!
George HannesMaker@grghannes · Maker of Tractionbeat
@cynicalgrinch Thank you! :) Is there anything else you would like to see on the site?
Sam Dickie@thisdickie · Product Manager| NoCode| BetaTesta
Love the simplicity and design. Reminds me of IndieHackers. How long does it take to be approved?
George HannesMaker@grghannes · Maker of Tractionbeat
@thisdickie Thank you Sam! I usually approve sites within a few days of their submission.
Vivan Jayant@vivan · London based technology person.
So it's like a Baremetrics but for traffic? That's awesome!
George HannesMaker@grghannes · Maker of Tractionbeat
@vivan Exactly :) I wanted to avoid describing it as X for Y, but Baremetrics for traffic is basically what it is.