ListenAddict

Every talk and interview

Under 10 Employees
Founders Code
Solo Founder
Content
Education
Movies & Video
Music & Audio
Productivity

Subscribe to a person like you'd subscribe to your favorite podcasts!

February 3, 2021 Over 11k People imported and almost 21k Talks

Slow, but sure continued progress by adding new sources into ListenAddict. I routinely automatically ~10-20 new people/night imported by my algorithm without any work. I’ve added more sources, and am now up to 11k people.

On the SEO side of things, I’m still hovering around that ~15-20 mark in the last 7 days according to Google Search Console. They still have ~20k more pages to index, and the number of pages is currently sitting at 15.5k.

January 17, 2021 Over 10k People, 18k talks imported

Continuing to bring in more content automatically, and my Google SEO is continue to climb. According to GSC, over the last 3 months, my average position is now ~22, and over the last 7 days, it's ~16!

I'm still not monetizing (yet) and won't until I'm consistently in the top ten, but progression is good.

January 12, 2021 9000 people, 16000 talks imported, SEO improving

Continued to import and improve my algorithm for importing data sources (mostly podcasts still) into my system, while automatically extracting out people from the talks and saving them.

As the data continues to build, so does my SEO creds with Google. My average ranking just a couple of months ago was non-existent, then into the 50s, 40s, 30s, now average is mid-20s.

I still have a long way to go though, and thousands of more podcasts and data sources to go that need to be imported, but it's definitely a start!

November 6, 2020 Launched MVP

tldr; launched my MVP

What is ListenAddict: it's a place where you can subscribe to a person and get notifications for whenever they have a new talk. Right now, it's just interview-based podcasts, but I'll be adding other sources of talks too (like TED talks on YouTube, for example).

Longer version:

Ok, so this is a bit of a late post (January 6, 2021), but I launched my MVP for ListenAddict! https://www.listenaddict.com/

The MVP was long overdue, and I did NOT do it very intelligently.
It took about 5-6 months to get out the initial MVP, and that's because I was focusing on doing fun things for myself rather than getting out a true MVP:

  • Dark mode? Check
  • 12 different color themes the user can select from? Check
  • Keyboard shortcuts? Check
  • Super slick admin and moderator dashboards (just for me)? Check
    ...
    the list could go on and on.

Instead, the MVP should have been- basic search for people (names), basic list of talks, subscribe button, and the underlying algorithm to find the people within talks.

Of course, that's all done too, but I just had to add all this other stuff too. Oh well! I guess I should start marketing it now....

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