January 13, 2020

Rate my landing page - I'm ready to take a beating!

Hello IH!

I'm currently working on the landing page for my side-project - https://thedjinn.io/.
It's a web scraping service that automatically generates charts based on your data.

I'm currently focusing on polishing some wrinkles and adding features before I'll post it to the greater public but it's already usable (i.e. users can register and have a free job that scrapes data every hour).

I'd love to hear whether it gets the message across and if it looks inviting (as in: would you sign up/buy it?) - all feedback is much appreciated!

Thanks!

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    Fantastic idea and execution @mewa - because I won a Hackathon with a similar application a year ago. We use NLP to convert web content, news reports into an editable chart and consolidated content.

    Circle back to design and feedback:

    1. Really like the color you choose

    2. The headline "Build your data" is a bit unclear, what exactly is the value proposition and pain killer

    3. It would be nice if you can incl. a few use case even your product isn't completed

    4. Target audience?

    Happy to exchange ideas :)

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      Oooh, that's exciting - I'd love to hear more about that!

      The headline "Build your data" is a bit unclear, what exactly is the value proposition and pain killer

      Thanks, that's a pretty good point. After all it's the first thing the visitor sees.

      It would be nice if you can incl. a few use case even your product isn't completed

      How about the description under the "Meet the Djinn" heading? Did you find there should be something more on top of that (maybe reiterated?) or just that this text wasn't so pronounced and didn't catch your attention?

      Djinn will keep tracking the things you care about. Relentlessly.
      Be it the price of your next gadget, your favorite stock company or the number of upvotes cat GIFs are getting on 9GAG.

      As far as target audience goes, I'm still struggling to get it right. I feel like it's something everyone could use for their day-to-day convenience (as I have prior to releasing it), but I'm wondering whether it could target a specific niche, like bloggers.

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        Thanks for taking the ideas. Would love to start a deeper conversation :)

        I'm a bit worry when you mention "feel like it's something everyone could use for their day-to-day convenience"...

        Circle back to the Lean Startup mentality. It would be simpler and nicer if you can pick one or two particular personas to start with. Like your said - bloggers, can it be football bloggers; fashion bloggers or so?

        fyi... the Hackathon I won was a Fintech focused event. And my team built the product to help Financial Analysts digest, create and deliver reports seamlessly.

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          I do see the most value in using it for tracking prices etc., but I think most of the businesses that are interested in such data have first-hand sources.

          If only hobbyist data scientists were a thing :D

          How was your experience with the fintechs? Which btw, I'd love to see that app in action!

          Anyway, feel free to contact me at [email protected], I couldn't find yours ;)

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            Echo that! I'm not sure what you're talking about regarding prices.

            It was great so far :) But I'm trying to hands-off and focus on other things.

            I seldom use email, are you on LinkedIn? @mewa

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              What I meant was that the most obvious use case is to track price changes over time (say you're buying shoes) ;)

              Yeah, hit me either here or via my twitter. And cheers for the feedback so far!

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    First impression is that the animation on the main image is nice, but I expected it to keep moving for some reason haha, or to follow my mouse.

    The second image where you show the form to build a job is really self explanatory and makes me want to use the product but it being skewed makes it a bit hard to read.

    The 'data' and 'charts' texts are kind of out of sync from the rest of the site flow. I'd expect some more text, an image or some example too maybe.

    The 'contact' button does nothing which is weird.

    Something that's maybe missing is a pricing section. Because you're saying 'START for free' then I assume you'll charge somewhere down the road.. when? how much? what for? Is the free trial a full featured one?

    Btw, I really liked the privacy and terms pages.

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      Btw, I really liked the privacy and terms pages.

      Wow, I didn't expect anyone to dig in this deep! Thanks a lot!

      The 'data' and 'charts' texts are kind of out of sync from the rest of the site flow. I'd expect some more text, an image or some example too maybe.

      I felt like it was a bit empty but it's a fair point. What I actually want do there is to place a live example (chart) there but I have to implement it first ;)

      Something that's maybe missing is a pricing section. Because you're saying 'START for free' then I assume you'll charge somewhere down the road.. when? how much? what for? Is the free trial a full featured one?

      The intent is to leave the current offering - i.e. one job (scraping url + css selectors on that page) that runs every hour - always free but I haven't sat down to work out the pricing just yet and I'm thinking about the model as well.

      For now I'd like to gather as much feedback as I can so that I can actually transfer it into development of features that are in demand.

      Also I have fixed the contact link now, thanks for the info :)

      Last but not least, I'd really like to appreciate your in-depth analysis this was definitely much more that I was ever hoping for!

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        Sure thing man, no problem, keep up the good work.

        And post updates when there are!

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    yeah i know what a scraper is, but i need an example usecase of what this thing can actually do. how fine tuned. Also I write my own scrapers you you should probably ask someone else :D

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      Haha, well, currently I'm using it to scrape top 3 cat posts on 9gag lol. But in the past I used the alpha version to track prices for stuff I wanted to buy on black friday. I'm still thinking how to market it (i.e. what niche to target).

      My short term goal that will add a couple "monitoring" use cases is to add some logic that can notify you when something happens with the data (like crossing a threshold, or changing value).

      As far as fine tuning goes - it can be configured down to run on arbitrary time intervals (although it's deliberately set to run hourly now, but I can set things up for you if you like) and can scrape whatever you can achieve using CSS selectors - which is a lot - but there's no stuff like navigating pages several levels to extract data (although that's something I'm thinking of doing in the future).

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    How is the data scrapping defined? How about a screenshot from that on the landing page?

    These graph images currently are a bit boring and don't transfer the message IMHO maybe put a can image on top so to draw attention to the subject matter and possibly play with font sizes?

    Or have some non linear data.. it's just monotonic, reality isn't usually like a linear formula, vatients across a week and such... Pick an actual thing and it would look a bit alive.. or possibly zoom in or..

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      Thanks for the feedback! These graphs were taken directly from the app, but admittedly, the data was scraped relatively frequently during a short period of development.

      The goal is to showcase actual data live instead of me providing screenshots but the feature is not there yet. Ideally, I'd like to make embedding charts a breeze for my users.

      How is the data scrapping defined? How about a screenshot from that on the landing page?

      Also thanks for pointing this out! I really feel this is something that will help the users understand the product.

      edit: I have now updated the graph screenshot with fresh and more dynamic data and added the configuration screenshot as well :)