Guds

Trivago for groceries

No Employees
Founders Code
Solo Founder
Shopping

Is good to be able to save a few bucks on groceries.

August 25, 2019 1k Google Search Impressions

Today I woke up and looked at my google search console results and found out that the site had reached 1k impressions in a time span of 3 months.

Some stats 📊:

  • 42 clicks
  • 22.1 average position
  • 4.1 average click-through rate

This is my first time focusing a lot on SEO.
A few of the things I've done to improve my search results are:

  • Add schema.org scripts
  • Prerender routes
  • Meta tags
August 8, 2019 Reached 1K monthly active users

Yesteday was exciting  🙆🏻‍♂️

A couple of tweets I made got relatively popular and brought more visitors to the site than ever before.

The site had been getting very little traffic, about 15 views on average per day 😥

But just yesterday the site received 705 visitors 🤯
Although it might no seem a lot, this lucky strike was really unexpected.

And most importantly, this was a huge prove that people are looking to solve this problem.

Also, 7 people signed up, despite not being very useful to have an account right now and having made it a little hard for them to do so.

Now I'll have to set a road map and keep this numbers growing.

Here are the tweets:

July 24, 2019 Android App Launched

The android app is finally done, and I'm shocked about how easy
It was to build.

Thanks to the release of TWAs, building the app was just a matter of getting some configurations right and It was done. It just took me a couple of afternoons and the rest was just waiting for the app to be approved.

I would encourage anyone that has already built a web app and doesn't have much expertise building android app to look into TWAs. You just will need to audit your web app in lighthouse and make sure it's a valid PWA.

May 26, 2019 Update

This is the first product I built that depends a lot on SEO, which I'm terrible at. So lately I've been focusing on getting the basic right, setting up analytics, google's search console, meta tags etc.

This helped me discover the prerender-spa-plugin which is really useful since I don't have server-side rendering set up yet. Also vue-meta has come really handy.

I'd recommend those tools if you're working on a Vue app and you don't use SSR.

May 19, 2019 MVP is done

It took 8 weeks, but I'm finally done building the minimum viable product for Guds. I worked mostly nights and weekends, and I coded the whole thing in Vue and Express since that's that I'm the most comfortable with.

In hindsight, there were a few features I built that probably could've waited until later. But I'm excited to start sharing what I've built.

March 17, 2019 The Idea

Living as a student I thought It would be useful to make a tool that helps me get the best prices when going grocery shopping.

That's why I decided to build Guds, a website where users can select the products they want to buy and the tool will compare the prices amongst multiple supermarkets.

I plan to build the MVP in the next few months, so that it can be ready to be presented at my college's "science fair".

Is good to be able to save a few bucks on groceries.