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Nate Desmond gives a breakdown of 9 different "growth hacks" that you can implement for your small business.

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    Alex Montas

    almost 5 years ago #

    I found this article very suitable....all small businesses should start with the "Basics"

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    Stuart McKeown

    almost 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the Gleam mention guys, we really appreciate it :)

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    Plamen Barzev

    almost 5 years ago #

    One of the more useless articles I've even seen.

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      AJ Ghergich

      almost 5 years ago #

      Hi Plamen, my team did the graphics for the article and worked with Nate on it. I am open to all feedback, can you let me know why you did not find the information helpful?

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        Plamen Barzev

        almost 5 years ago #

        Hey AJ... the grapichs are good.

        But calling standart features "hacks" doesn't transform them into growthhacks. Live survey forms are considered a hack? Really?

        The whole article has a very generic scent. Basically, the message that I get (sorry, maybe I'm too negative) is "see what the others are doing and do the same - be awesome".

        I don't think that they are actionable especially for small businesses, where the owner usually handles the operation, marketing and so on.

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          Nate Desmond

          almost 5 years ago #

          Thanks for reading Plamen. You are correct that this article was written as an introduction, but I do think you brought up a very interesting point about defining "growth hacks".

          Do growth hacks have to be new and ingenious (like Hotmail's famous email footer attribution link), or do they just have to work (like Gleam or Qualaroo using an attribution link)? From what little I've seen, new experimental growth hacks and old tried-and-true growth hacks both seem critical to successful marketing.

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          AJ Ghergich

          almost 5 years ago #

          One thing to keep in mind is the audience for this blog is very new to even the concept of Growth Hacking so we did purposely try and dumb it down for them. Maybe we went too far :)

          Thanks for the comment on the graphics though and I appreciate the feedback either way.

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            Plamen Barzev

            almost 5 years ago #

            I have to apologize.

            After my comment I checked the other posts. Maybe it's OK for the target audience.

            I expected something different when it's shared in here, where everyone are aware of the basics.

            ~ Cheers

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              Everette Taylor

              almost 5 years ago #

              Not safe to assume anything in totality @plamen - we have people of all levels on GrowthHackers. Appreciate your input, I'm on the GrowthHackers team and found it suitable for the site. Trust me people submit things a lot more basic.

              Interesting to see how well your tweets have done @ghergich =)

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                Plamen Barzev

                almost 5 years ago #

                I have to say that the link submitted here are still better than Inbound.org where you can learn how 79276291 inbound leaders are sharing 2987410 tested secrets. Every. Day.

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              AJ Ghergich

              almost 5 years ago #

              Wow I noticed the post has the most RTs all time on the Growth Hacker Twitter account. http://twtrland.com/profile/GrowthHackers

              Funny enough the 2nd post all time is from the same blog. My team did the graphics for that post too so that is cool to see.

              I think the lesson here is that there are many blog readers especially in the small biz space that are eager to learn about Growth Hacking. Many of them have not even heard about it yet.

              I think as a community we have to try and bring those people in as there is an obvious audience for it.

              Maybe we could have a section of the GH for people just getting started?

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    Mark Evans

    almost 5 years ago #

    Solid advice. I like the idea of using Webinars. Any suggestions on how to drive registration?

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      Evan J. Andriopoulos

      over 3 years ago #

      Good luck. I have been in the web conferencing and video conf. industry for a decade. TBH unless you are some super guru celebrity like Neil or Guy K. or Jack Welch ex. GE even they struggle to get people to attend /watch, you have little chance to get enough (more than a few people) to attend and then there is their focus ... or are they multi-tasking? You can gather email addresses til the cows come home and only a fraction will show up to a webinar unless they are pressed to do so by their superiors. (another nut to crack).

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    Amrit Ray

    over 3 years ago #

    Very interesting indeed going through the different practical ways to grow your business. Very practical and doable.

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