Pretty cool service.. I found a discount code to for 30% off HN2014 .. Let's see if @crixlet can jump in and answer some questions :) .. cc @ErikTorenberg
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@BlendahTom I just provided commenting access to @crixlet.
Hey All! I created Startuplister to help streamline the process of submitting your startup to tech blogs, review sites, and startup directories. Instead of filling out 40+ forms, you only have to fill out one form once and I will review and manually submit your startup for you. Discount code that @BlendahTom mentioned below of course applies to the Product Hunt community as well!
Happy to answer any questions and thanks for the support.
Nicely done and a good price.
@SacBookReviewer Thanks Ross!
@crixlet suggestion - add in a version for app submission to the app review places that still do reviews. The couple of places that do it (that I've tried) don't provide any results, and what response I've gotten when using them is 'pay for our expedited review - only $xx"
(there is a difference between startups and apps for those of us who do multiple apps in a month.)
@SacBookReviewer Thanks for the feedback. So if i'm hearing you right, you're suggesting a version specific for apps (vs startups) for the limited # of sites that do legitimate app reviews? Is that right? I want to make sure I understand what you're saying. And thanks again for the feedback!
@crixlet yes, that's what I was saying. Startups (new businesses) are different than apps for developers that do more than one app. Granted many startups are app companies, but their business is one app as opposed to our model where app development is our business.
@SacBookReviewer Roger that. Helpful! Which sites have you used that have been successful at garnering reviews? Thanks!
thanks @BlendahTom for the promo code and thanks @crixlet for the list
This looks awesome!
Great idea, will try it out for Lowdown and HERE (coming soon)
and thanks for creating this promising service.
I'm definitely interested, myself to use it,
but I am a bit surprised not to find listed in your site destinations
what I consider some of the top websites to list new tools and services.
- The Scoop
** I am deriving this by looking at your public list of sites you submit to here: https://startuplister.com/the-list
Is there any specific reason why these top sites are not included in your offering?
@RobinGood Late to the reply here, Robin! Sorry I missed this comment.
ProductHunt - We're going to start submitting or allowing the option to submit to PH in the very near future, especially with their soon to be released API. I guess the thinking at launch was that submitting to the PH community was something that needed to be more high touch than what we could provide at the MVP stage of our product. That’s changed now.
Betalist - Requires Angel.co authentication to submit, which required more than we can do for the initial launch of Startuplister. Eventually!
Startuplist -- same thing, except requires twitter authentication. Hoping to get something working with @thinker
OpenforBeta - just added to the list, thanks for the tip!
KillerStartups -- Added!
MoMB - haven't been able to contact the founder for a while. Do you by chance have any elads?
The Scoop - Not familiar with this one. Do you have a URL?
Thanks Robin. P.S Big fan of your http://tools.robingood.com/ list.
Dig what Aaron is doing here. I'm a customer, saw the lift, and have referred a few other early stagers to Startuplister.
@ryanworking Thanks! So great to hear that.
I have to do that SO many times (I work for a startup studio: eFounders) it would help me so much. Several questions (sorry if there are repetitions with other comments):
How do you deal with the wording (platforms ask for different stuff)?
If I wanna track each platform's referral and include them in my own analytics (to see if they convert), how can I do that?
Why not include Betalist (I've used it several times, it doesn't require an Angelco login..)?
How do you deal with upvotes (especially on PH)?
If I wanna set up a specific launch date, how can you manage that? (I usually have to send personal emails to each platform's owner and agree with them for an embargo)
Also, I have a similar list, and I added a column "priority" according to the usual volume of visits/users it gets.
I have a beta product to launch on Monday. I might wanna try you guys out :)
@vanierrachel thanks for the note. I tried my best to answer your questions below.
When you sign up, we have you create a small profile with key details about your startup. We use that when submitting to each respective directory, blog, or website.
It's a great platform, and has proven successful for many startups. Perhaps someday we can integrate! @marckohlbrugge
A small handful of the sites we submit to require user accounts. For those, we create accounts on the behalf of our customers, and then when the campaign is completed we provide hand over the details to customers. With regards to Product Hunt, we don't create accounts or anything like that, we simply suggest it as a potential product to be hunted. Our success rate with Product Hunt is pretty low, so I wouldn't rely solely on us for getting featured on a site like Product Hunt, as it takes a bit more effort. I'd be happy to discuss some things we've learned about PH with you offline :)
Coordinating an embargo with 40+ directories has proven difficult. In cases where you have an embargo, i'd recommend holding on a Startuplister campaign until the embargo is released. Perhaps someday we can better coordinate with embargos!
Great idea on the list. I'd love to see that! We're always on the lookout for new and unique channels for marketing a startup.
Good luck with the Beta launch. Feel free to contact me directly if you'd like to chat further.
Promotehour tends to work much much better.
@datarade Thanks for the feedback, Kumar. Would love to hear more of how we came up short!
@crixlet @datarade take that back. PromoteHour and StartupLister are very different.
Hey ! Great idea Aaron ! So simple and so useful, I really like it ;-) Just for you to know, there is a little bug in your footer ;-) Two blog links http://marker.screenshots.prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4678098fa71740ffb2c1cc439953217f-1444388891878.png
This looks intriguing. Although being a long-time SEO, I'm always a bit skeptical of mass submission services. Sometimes they can do more harm than good. Although I do like the manual submission aspect.
Good service. We've used it.
Couldnt recommend this service more, Aaron and his team were awesome and got us some great early exposure!
Startuplister helps startups build backlinks, pitch blogs, and get traffic.
We manually submit your startup to a curated list of blogs, directories, communities, and review sites.