by Cedric Dugas on February 13, 2012
One week ago I launched my first product, Weddingdeck, an online whitelabel wedding planner. I only tried to make noise in the tech community as this is a MVP and it was quite a small launch. I felt I needed a more complete product before really contacting every wedding magazines on earth, but let’s check the numbers!
969 Unique Visitors
00:01:19 Avg. Time on Site
53.13% Bounce Rate
90.29% % New Visits
Reddit can be very valuable in any market , it’s easy to get on the top and you can target a very specific audience. I posted in /r/wedding and got a tons of comments from it. I am very happy with that strategy. I also posted in /r/startup but that dit not work as well..
Chrome Store, EPIC WIN!
You would not think it would make a big difference but it does. I got 25 new accounts from the Chrome Store just by being in it, no ads. That’s 1/5 of my current accounts. It also helps that adding your web app on the Chrome Store is very easy. The Chrome Store could be a big part of the future for WeddingDeck.
Blog, backboneFU, twitter, kind of WIN!
Obviously I leveraged my network to get my launch a bit of attention, it certainly worked but unfortunately you are not really the target for this app. While some of you created an account, I imagine it’s more to check how well I did than for managing your wedding ;).
A new free service that find you beta testers, I was surprised it worked so well, from the 50 that visited my website some 30+ created an account, nice!
Startup blogs, mostly FAIL!
Like any good founder I contacted a big list of startup websites, and I went right into the 300+ emails queue to be read. I wanted to thank Tech cocktail for publishing a nice article however. I might also get something on nextmontreal.com a local startup blog.
Hacker News, FAIL!
I tried to make some momentum on Hacker news, I finally got 9 votes and never made it to the front-page, at least I tried…
That was my report for the first week! I hope to blog more about my first experience into entrepreneurship when it makes sense, see you at the one month mark for more stats!