Landing Page Feedback July 31, 2020

Landing page launch! Build beautiful API docs.

valrepsys

Hey indiehackers,

I'm a software engineer, and for the first time I'm building a product that I myself will be a user of :)

Portal is a saas that will let you build documentation portal like Stripe's in a simple WYSIWYG editor. (Although the MVP is geared more towards the API docs).

Any feedback / tips about the landing page, product and how to get the initial traction is highly appreciated!

Here's the landing page: https://portal.dev

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    Just requested access, looks great!

    I'd agree with others. Look at using more examples and customer case studies, showcase User's docs they've built using portal.dev

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      Thanks for the feedback!

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    Is that space api real? I was building something just like that.

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      It's not real :) But it was inspired by NASA APIs: https://api.nasa.gov/

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    This is actually pretty neat the only thing missing is more examples, we built our own docs on https://usetrove.io/ (only visible when you signup).

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      Hey Tony, thanks for the feedback. There will be a live demo that you can open and edit immediately. Hopefully that counts as one big example :)

      Btw, I checked out your product, and your docs. Looks solid! Any reason why your docs are for logged in clients only?
      My understanding is that docs can serve as a marketing content too if they're open in the public.

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    I Think adding an active blog, case studies would be helpful for your growth and don't forget SEO

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    I find these guidelines are useful when assessing how credible a site is: https://credibility.stanford.edu/guidelines/index.html

    What's missing:

    1. Real examples of output.
    2. Nothing about your background.
    3. No address or phone number
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      Thanks, this is useful. By background you mean more about the team who's building it? Including the phone number for saas companies is not very typical I think, but I guess adding a location as in 'Made in [x]' might add to the credibility.

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        The bar you need to pass is much higher than "made in X."
        Companies that charge $100/month answer the phone.
        Companies with enterprise plans answer the phone.
        Your "free plan" is not the place to anchor on what's expected of you. You are trying to play in the enterprise space. The Stanford Credibility Guidelines offer a good perspective on what is needed to establish credibility.

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    Looks very promising!

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      Great feedback!! Thank you.

      Agreed on lack of icons, and that it's a bit boring. Adding more design and icons is WIP.

      A bit of a side story, but I hired a designer on fiverr to do the icons (they had some really nice work on their profile). But the result was pretty bad, so I didn't include them.

      You are so right about content marketing. It's never too early to start doing that.