ASO Growth

How App Store Optimization Helped My App Grow 501% in Six Months

What happens when you do App Store Optimization the right way?
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App Store Optimization Tips

12 App Store Optimization Tips for Marketing Your App

Looking for App Store Optimization tips from someone who has used ASO to power some of the fastest growing mobile apps? If so, you are in the right place.

App Store Optimization, ASO for short, is the most powerful marketing strategy for anyone with an app. If you need App Store Optimization tips that will help you grow your app, this post is for you. All of these App Store Optimization tips come from my real experience marketing apps. #FactsOnly

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Instagram Apps

The 9 Best Instagram Apps to Download for Your iPhone

Do you use Instagram? if so, these 9 Instagram apps are worth downloading for your iPhone.

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Inbox Zero: How I Crushed 500 Unread Emails in 22 Minutes

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Learn the decision making framework Jeff Bezos used to become a billionaire

Peter Drucker once said that whenever you see a successful business, you know that someone once made a courageous decision. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is a perfect example of courageous decision making. The decision making framework used by Bezos, who has an estimated net worth of $46.7 billion dollars, is detailed in this post.  Read More →

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A System For Simplicity At Work

Polyvore CEO, Jess Lee, shares a system for work simplicity.

A pretty extreme example of this is that we did a “simplification month” in January. We just asked everyone in the company to make a list of everything that they do, identify the things that are important, and for the rest of the list, simplify it, optimize it or delete it so we can get the company to the simplest possible state.

Full Story: Jess Lee of Polyvore, on the Value of Simplicity

Share It or Chuck It

When I was in high school, I had an entire hard drive worth of files erased. The only thing I wish I could have back is the photos. Other than those photos, I didn’t miss any of it. I didn’t need it.

Today my photos are in the cloud. I still have countless bookmarks, notes, and files that I will likely never look at again. They had value to me at one point, but instead of sharing them with others, I saved them.

Share It or Chuck It.

I am going to share as much as I possible can here on my blog. I am giving this 365 days. I want to see what comes from it. Stay tuned.

What are you doing for me?

When you communicate with customers, that’s what you ought to be answering. No one cares about anything else.

I try to remind myself this. If we send an email to customers, it better tell them what we’re doing for them.

Here’s two good examples I found after going through the first 50 new emails in my inbox.

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10 Lessons Learned From The First 100,000 Users

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1. Work hard (obvious)

2. Focus on a few key things

3. Product/market fit is everything

4. Acceleration > volume (our growth rate is crazy)

5. Set clear goals

6. Obsession can be a good thing

7. Love what you do

8. Talk to your customers

9. Believe in your product

10. Challenge the status quo

Email Tools

My 7 Favorite Email Tools

Email is something we all have in common. In spirit of sharing more of the things that I find useful, here are seven of my favorite free email tools. These forms make me better at email in some shape or form.

Not all of these email tools are game-changers; some are more novelty. Like anything I recommend on my blog, I have personally used these email tools. and found short and/or long-term value.

Really Good Emails is a user generated collection of the best marketing emails. If you have customers of any kind, this site will be of value to you.

The Email Game. Before I crushed my inbox, The Email Game was my favorite tool for getting to inbox zero. Try it. It works, and it’s kind of fun.

TinyLetter. I want to have one. I love the way it feels. I love the way the emails look.

Boomerang. File this under ‘make email work for you’. If you are not careful, Boomerang will make you look like a super-human. For example, if you e-mail someone and do not hear back in two days, the message will appear back in your inbox, making it super easy to follow-up.

Send from Gmail. This is a Chrome extension made by Google. The extension is an email tool that removes a step from sharing links. Rather than open your inbox and paste the link, you tap the button and it cues up a compose message box with your link already in the message form. Just add the email address of your choice and hit send. I recently started using to quickly share important content, and I love it.

SaneBox. I used this a while ago, and it was great. I think I stopped using it when my free trial ended, but I still recommend this tool if your inbox is in bad shape.

UnrollMe. This helped me unsubscribe to hundreds of unwanted newsletters that were cluttering my inbox.

I purposely didn’t include tools that I think most of my friends already know about. For example, I use Mailchimp for sending newsletters and gmail shortcuts to save time.

What are your favorite email tools? I’d love to know.