Context: The KetoHub debut post
KetoHub is an aggregator for keto recipes. I launched it on IH almost two months ago, so here are some updates since then.
Added a search feature
Added support for five new recipe sites (seven total)
Polished the UI based on user feedback
Hired a web development expert to help answer my questions about frontend development
October: 72 unique visitors
December: 171 unique visitors
I've been off to a slow start. My original goal was to have 100 unique visitors per day in November, but it's roughly what I'm getting per month.
User phone calls
What hasn't worked
Direct engagement with bloggers
I tried reaching out to bloggers to ask their permission to index their sites. I don't think I technically need to, but I want to make it clear to them that I want to have a symbiotic relationship.
Of eight I reached out to, five said yes, one said no, two didn't respond. I was hoping they'd be more actively engaged and give me more feedback about what they wanted out of the site or mention me on their blog, but once I link to them, they stop responding to my emails.
Frontend development is hard
"Share collection" feature
I'm almost done with a blog post about the process of building the MVP for KetoHub. If the post is successful, it will drive people to KetoHub and increase its organic SEO rankings. I'll be cross-posting it to IH, so stay tuned.
Unfortunately, the audience for a post about building a web app MVP isn't necessarily the same audience that's interested in keto recipes, but I think there will be at least a bit of overlap.