SEO tactics

After watching Patrick McKenzie’s presentations from MicroConf 2011 and 2012, I’ve distilled a few tactics I’m going to try and report back on.

(in no particular order)

1.  first-time user experience (FTUE) is another critical step in the process of generating a true, paying customer.  Spend all that time finding and courting the customer only to stop after they’ve signed up (even if they’ve paid) is a good way to lose money.  I’m going to add some logic to my startup apps where the first time a user signs-in they will receive a simple dialog box that welcomes them, tells them what’s expected and gives them a pointer to the help PDF.  Then I’m going to track which buttons they click.

2.  Grab the “productname” .org / .net / .com.  If your product is software for sailors then grab “ / .org / .net” gets you a lot of points with Google.


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