Can someone explain to me how we actually get web traffic to our site?
Commented By: Reggie Kendall On: 09/12/2020
It’s difficult to say without knowing your market. It's equally difficult to make suggestions without knowing how much you can spend. This last part is important because the days of free marketing have really ended. You can hope for something to go viral, but that's not a marketing plan.
SEO (organic results) can be great, but it's going to take a long time. You start now, and a long time from now you might see results. It's very vague though and demands that you continue learning and improving your content.
Google Ads have their appeal because you can target people who are looking for you, but it's very much a bottomless hole from which the results may be difficult to decipher. It's also very hard to do well, and you're competing against people with a lot of money and experience.
Social media is always an option, but people use their apps for specific reasons. This is why facebook and instagram can co-exist. They both offer pictures and tracking, but people go there for a purpose. Many also want nothing more than to ignore ads.
To me, the best advice is to build content and to focus on a small group of users. Everyone wants to get huge overnight, but that's never been how it works. Facebook, snapchat, etc. Yes, they got huge, but they started with a small community. Take your product and find a small group of people - small!! like 20-50 and see if they appreciate it. Make your work their ideas and not your own. Do what they suggest while keeping the focus targeted.
Then write content and try to get people to care about the content you produce. If you sell tires, you'll be ignored because people will always buy the brand names, but if you write an amazing article explaining how the large manufacturers produce too many tires and they are left to get dry rot, or maybe their attention to detail is gone, etc. The point is - create meaning and "they will come".
/Question Asked By: Casey About: Choosie
Python is a good way to go. Have you prototyped a model? Guessing decision tree here, but curious where you are with this project.
Commented By: Andy Keeton On: 05/20/2019
We have a theoretical model built out that is essentially just a decision tree, but we are mid-development of a more complex recommender system that uses cluster-based matching to pair users with restaurants. I'm happy to share more if you're interested - send me a message and we can talk!
/Post Posted By: Garnet
Hey everybody! Welcome to Nextcept! I've enjoyed the interview question format immensely. If you would like to set up an augmented reality rock climbing event for your company or your customers in Boulder or Denver let me know.
/Question Asked By: Matt About: Source++
Interesting presentation tonight. You asked about non-JVM languages. CLion from JetBrains does a good job of integrating static analysis from Clang, so presumably plugins could be written to incorporate the other data you are looking at. The CLion UX is similar to the IntelliJ UX for Java (suggested refactorings, etc.)
Commented By: Brandon Fergerson On: 03/26/2019
I'm glad you found the presentation interesting, Matt. That was my first time presenting it :). As for CLion, since it's a JetBrains IDE, there is technically already support for it (https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/12033-source-). I don't use those languages though so you're not going to be able to get the current version of Source++ to work for you. It's definitely possible but there's going to be a few things that need to be done before Source++ has support. If you're interested in adding support I would definitely assist you along the way. Otherwise I'll be following this roadmap (https://github.com/CodeBrig/Source/blob/master/docs/markdown/02-general/02-roadmap.md) and I'll be adding support in version 0.6-alpha.
/Question Asked By: Tom About: Enveloperty
How do you manage the email client? Or where do you receive your emails?
Commented By: Matt Richards On: 03/23/2019
We have created clients for Android, iOS, Windows, and the web. We also support standard clients such as Apple Mail via POP3. We provide email via a SaaS model, or our software can be purchased and operated on the customer's system.
/Post Posted By: Chad
Our software platform for managing on demand dispatching is getting a major update this quarter including better PWA support. You can see the current platform in action here https://hometraq.com . Contact us if you are interested in licensing the software.
/Post Posted By: Chad
Beeker is in development! Beeker is a public version of our product development platform that Hive uses internally to manage all of our product planning and development efforts including OKRs and developer tasks and payouts.
/Question Asked By: Tom About: 401(k)ub, LLC
Do you help individual people with their 401k's or help the businesses better manage how they offer 401k options?
Commented By: Laura Baumgartner On: 03/11/2019
We are focused on B2C, we believe work is dignity and therefore we're helping people with employer-sponsored 401(k)s navigate the vague, confusing offerings of their employers' offerings.
/Question Asked By: Tom About: Source++
Can you share how the assistant might/does work? Do you have a website?
Commented By: Brandon Fergerson On: 03/02/2019
I've updated the venture with additional information and a link to the website. The assistant currently works through integration with the JetBrains IDE and the Apache SkyWalking APM. It essentially brings metrics the APM collects and displays them inside the IDE next to the relevant code.
/Question Asked By: Ann About: Therapeasy
This seems like a really good idea. Do you have a website?
/Post Posted By: BGI
Our sales cycle is fairly long and prospects often forget about previous discussions. Has anyone dealt with this before and established a reliable method of reminding them of what's been covered?
Commented By: Charley Watt On: 01/09/2019
I'm not sure about the long sales cycle, but I think everyone has this issue. I see it often when a prospect is considering multiple systems. They confuse questions and repeat requests. It can be frustrating, but that whole - the customer is always right might really be the best approach. I always try to use one email thread, even when they start a new one. This at least gives them the opportunity to read what they've already done.
Commented By: Jarred Cobb On: 01/09/2019
I think that if you have good notes then this shouldn't be an issue. Give them notice that you'll include a 5-15 minute refresher part of your next discussion to go over what's happened so far. You probably don't want to be too pushy here because they might choose to stay quiet rather than ask again to avoid some kind of misguided fear. It's a relatable issue though - that's for sure.
Ask questions, get involved - it's the only way to move forward.