Start A FIRE - Product Stars
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Start A FIRE

Promote your brand and content with every link you share

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Oren Barzilai
Maker
We soft launched an invite only version of Start A FIRE about 5 months ago, and spent the time to learn about our users and optimize the product. Today, with zero marketing budget, over 600 brands are using Start A FIRE. Those brands includes small companies and fortune 100 companies, and we feel Start A FIRE is mature enough to remove the invite only barrier. We built Start A FIRE to address the primary challenges that have become major pain points on the social web: attribution and content distribution. Start A FIRE enables you to seamlessly promote your brand and content over any link you share, get the attribution for sharing great content while increasing discovery for your content. Would love to get your feedback and answer any question
Ben Tossell
@orenbarzilai Great to see this launched :) Have seen many people use it and had signed up but I don't spend enough time curating articles to share to make use of it just yet. Think it's a great product. What is the most common piece of feedback you have received? At what point in the onboarding/first uses does it usually stick for your users? I know I used it once of twice but didnt again, but this has a lot to do with my content situation and not so much your process :)
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@bentossell @orenbarzilai Hi Ben! Thanks for the kind words :) The most common feedback is about the product's seamless experience, and how we can make it better. For example, the big advantage of the product is that it's fully integrated with services such as Buffer, HubSpot and Oktopost, so we get ton of integration requests with more services. Regarding to the onboarding, usually it takes a few mins to finish the flow and in the last step most of the users connect a social media service, and that's it - you don't need to come back every day to our product to use it.
Ben Tossell
@yuvals @orenbarzilai awesome :) definitely key for a product like this to be seamless and integrate easily. You should speak with @danielkempe to look at an integration with Quuu ;)
Jennifer Aldrich
@orenbarzilai Congrats on the official launch, guys! StartAFire is such a fantastic tool, it's great that even more folks in the tech industry will have the opportunity to use it!
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@jma245 @orenbarzilai Thank you Jennifer!
Thomas K. Running
@yuvals great to see start A FIRE on PH! Love what you guys have built, and so seamless with the buffer integration :D
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@tkrunning @orenbarzilai Thank you so much Thomas :)
Atit Danak
@orenbarzilai this is sweet!
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
Hunter
Services like this have popped-up before but @yuvals, @NaTaylor24, @orenbarzilai and @odedgolan are doing a great job at making Start A FIRE (awesome name) the best there is :) I've been using this for a while and have seen some great results. They also integrate with my favorite newsletter creating tool Revue :)
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@bramk Thanks Bram! We really appreciate all the love & support (and awesome GIF!)
Lucas Lindsey
@bramk Great hunt. I've also enjoyed integrating StartaFire with my Revue newsletter. Excellent use case.
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@urbnist @bramk Thanks for sharing Lucas! Truly appreciate it :)
Matthew Hui
@bramk I agree that the name is awesome
Ali Afridi
@orenbarzilai This is really cool! I especially like the feature of connecting to Buffer in order to seamlessly add the badge to shared links. Will this remain a free product for individual users or do you plan to monetize it at some point?
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@alikafridi Thanks Ali! The product will remain free, but in the future we hope to add premium features.
Kim Pham
We've been using Start A FIRE for awhile now and are quite happy with the product! Super easy to use.
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@kim617 Thanks Kim :) We really appreciate your positive feedback!
Paul Kemp
I had the pleasure of interviewing @orenbarzilai for my podcast in October. http://stfi.re/pjednl Since then, I've been using (and loving) Start A Fire. Congratulations on being hunted by the awesome @bramk
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@paul_s_kemp Thank you Paul πŸ™ - So glad to hear your enjoying start A FIRE! We truly appreciate all your support :)
Meghan Keaney
Have been using it for awhile now. I think start a fire does a really nice job of weaving together your different properties on the web. Connects medium posts to your personal blog to your favorite social shares. It's something I think will become more and more important as your content becomes more far flung on other platforms and sites. I'm a fan.
Oded Golan
Maker
@meghkeaney Indeed it's a growing ecosystem. We are very lucky to have you from the beginning.
Daniel Kempe
A great tool and a way to benefit from sharing other people's content. Keep up the awesome work! πŸ™Œ
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@danielkempe Thank you Daniel!
Simone Lucidi
I love this product! Simple and well executed! Happy to see that is opened to everyone, congrats guys!
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@simonelucidi87 Thank you Simone! :)
erwin blom
Start A Fire rocks!
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@erwblo Thanks Erwin :) You rock ✊
Don Fontijn
Love Start A Fire. Have been using it for a couple of months now and I also love the chrome plugin you guys launched recently. Keep the fire going!
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@donfontijn Thanks Don! (we didn't forget about your request :))
Eduard IonuΕ£ Ichim
Start a fire is a fantastic tool. It's really simple yet powerful!
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@eeschimosu Really appreciate your positive feedback Eduardo! Thanks for all the support 😊
Don Fontijn
Oh and I still would love that white-label solution so we can brand the badge.
Noor
@orenbarzilai Good to see it as a featured product. Few days back when I was trying to submit to PH, I discovered that it was already been added by someone. I've been using your tool from last 2 months and found it relatively useful. Thanks for making it.
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@nooruzzonline Hey Noor! Ya we are super excited to be on PH 😁 And thank you for using it ☺
Ohad Aviv
We are using Start A FIRE for several months now and it's truly an awesome tool executed by a smart and responsive team. Keep rocking.
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@ohadaviv Thanks Ohad! I appreciate it. Keep up the great work with Muzli.
Shari Wright Pilo
I have been using Start A Fire for a few months and love it! It is the product that I was looking for for clients and brands that I work with. It has evolved and the team has listened to feedback, actually not only listened, but they have implemented so many amazing changes and new functionality and integrated with leading platforms. I am happy to hear that they have announced that they have opened the doors to everyone ! I wish them all the best - I'm sold!
Oded Golan
Maker
@shari_pw Thanks Shari, your feedbacks were very valuable. When we get great insights it's always fun to put it into the product.
Dre DurrπŸ’‘
I've been using startafire for a little while. I love how non-intrusive the pop-up is. It is a great way to direct your traffic curated traffic elsewhere. Giving you more SEO juice because the user is spending more time on your site. GENIUS!πŸ™ŒπŸ€“
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@dredurr Thanks Deandre! We completely agree πŸ˜„ Really appreciate all the support πŸ‘Š
Deborah Kay
Awesome! Hope you guys get to no 1! I love it!
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@debbiediscovers Thanks Deborah! We definitely hope so too 😊
planetMitch
Congrats @orenbarzilai - looks awesome. I've been using snip.ly and another WordPress plugin to do similar things, but I love the buffer integration of your tool. Any thoughts of adding some functionality for those of us using WordPress to automatically share with a startafire link when a post is published? I'm using nextscripts SNAP tool to autoshare, but would love some integration with startAFire maybe.
Yuval Shoshan
Maker
@planetmitch Thank you for the feedback, that's an interesting idea. Can you please email me the plugin name and your WordPress blog and I'll find a solution? yuval@startafire.com
IgnΓ‘cio R. Correia
2 mtns and I was ready to go! Love it.
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@igcorreia Glad to hear that :) Feel free to email us if you have any questions or feedback - we'd love to hear them!
Mordo de Maru
I was invited a few months ago to use Start A FIRE. I was a bit reluctant because I was already using similar tools. There are features I miss but the simplicity and effectiveness of Start A FIRE got me soon. Congrats to the team.
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@mordodemaru Thank you Mordo! What features are you missing? We're always working on improving start A FIRE for you guys so we'd love to know :)
Mordo de Maru
@nataylor24 @mordodemaru What about some detailed analytics on how it performed?
Natalie Taylor
Maker
@mordodemaru That's a great suggestions and we hope to add in more analytics later in the future :) We'd love to hear what kind of analytics you're looking for - could you share :)?

Start A Fire is no longer available.

We built Start A Fire with a mission to enable those who discover and share great content to get the attribution they deserve.

While we have achieved this goal and encouraged tens of thousands of brands, bloggers, influencers and other individuals to share and distribute great content with millions of people, from a business perspective Start A Fire did not reach a point where it is sustainable as an independent product.

We strongly believe in focusing our resources on things that matters and that can be sustainable. Therefore, we are sorry, but we've decided to discontinue Start A Fire.

What will happen to links I created and published?

All the links you've created using Start A Fire will be redirected to their original source. This means that the Start A Fire links you've published on social media will continue to function but without the added Start A Fire badge and analytics.

- Start A Fire team