Redditors, can be aggressive, rude, obnoxious, funny, helpful – It is a world of contradictions. Today you’re going to hear how Jeremiah got more than 500 early BETA testers for his newly built app. You can view the full post here, which include GA stats and examples of the posts made. Idea:
Use design feedback and UX suggestions from Reddit /r/ to acquire BETA testers and early users.
1. Create account and build karma points by posting geeky funny meme to /r/funny subreddit. Better to be geeky as redditors respond better.
2. Post to /r/startups asking for wisdom which involves visiting website. Use long title with square brackets that promises to do something about feedback. e.g My newly redesigned landing page is only getting 7.2% conversion, can you tell what is wrong?[Will implement and post results]
3. Gather feedback and reply to EVERYONE. Figure out what you want to implement from the feedback and do it. e.g [FREE] Productivity App Invite (Premium account with unlimited storage)
4. Wait until you have enough conversion/usage data, to make a follow up post in /r/startups sharing your results and thanking them, again be responsive and talkative. e.g Landing page coversions increased thanks to /r/startups: WAS 7.2% NOW 38.6% [Follow up thread]
5. This should have given you a few signs ups. Now amplify the effect by posting to relevant subreddits. Each time customising the topic / post. e.g Ask for feedback on your log on /r/design_critiques.