We’ve always wondered how a peak caused by Hacker News or Techcrunch could affect to a community of developers like ours in terms of growth. We’ve had other peaks, but no one as effective as this one. This time we’ve had way more visits and sign ups.
- #1 The news was posted at 10 am PST
- #2 We had quite a few votes right after we got posted
- #3 Five hours later, we had 53 points and 34 comments (including ours)
Yesterday we had almost 10,000 visits to our blog and 4,000 to our website, coming directly from the blog post. It may be a coincidence but, talking to other fellows that have also been featured on the home page of Hackernews, we think that 10,000 visits is an achievable number. In five hours, the visits to the site caused around 300 new members.
Thanks to Hacker News, Masterbranch has been widely exposed to the public it has been created for and, although you can’t please everyone, we’re excited with the reception we’ve had. Best part of it: receiving feedback a lot of feedback from lots of great hackers! Thank you guys!
Be prepared for criticisms and for handling- and sometimes ignoring- agressive feedback.
Are you a developer? Try out Masterbranch, we’d love to have your feedback!