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WordBueno online dictionary, how to reach 1M page views / month?

Hi folks,

I wanted to introduce one of my side-side-projects: WordBueno. WordBueno.com is an online dictionary, similar to dictionary.com or lexico.com. It aims to be minimalist (in terms of design, not content), multilingual, mobile-friendly and fast.

I would be curious to hear your feedback and ideas.

Goal: Grow the traffic to 1M page views per month in 2022.

Challenges:

  • SEO. WordBueno is client-side rendered SPA. This brings many challenges w.r.t. To SEO. I wrote about them and about solutions on my blog. (But I guess this topic is not new to this community).
  • Data quality. Data is based on the great Wiktionary. Sadly Wiktionary is unstructured and so taking full advantage of the treasure trove of data is not easy.
  • Data size. Currently the offline processing requires ~17GB RAM which is just over what my personal laptop can handle. Sadly the processors and other parts I would like to buy for a desktop are currently sold out. This definitely hampers my productivity as I need to run this on cloud.

Improvement ideas:

  • Improve data quality. Especially in non-English languages the data can be quite sparse. I am thinking of leveraging international Wiktionaries, WordNet and machine translation.
  • Add examples to the word senses.
  • Add interlinking to non-English languages.

Growth ideas:

  • Be active on twitter. Post “word of the day” and “word quiz” kind of tweets. Encourage people to retweet by offering prizes (is this allowed?).
  • Build more “fresh” content on the website, like “word of the day” (any other ideas?), to keep people coming back.
  • Build more games to make people stick around longer.
  • Build browser extension that makes the dictionary, word of day and the games readily available.

My current traffic is still very low and looks like this: 1, 2.

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