90+ ways to growth hacking

In a company for a product we had to take various growth hack methods. This methods keep varying depending on Product stage, product type, Market segment. 

Here the methods are divided into the famous AARRR wise, i.e. the Pirate Metrics as stated by Dave McClure.

  • Acquisition
  • Activation
  • Retention
  • Referral
  • Revenue

Most of the growth hacks listed here are in the “Acquisition” stage.


1. Launch on a Tuesday

Almost ALL websites see a dip in traffic on the weekend. Friday’s get lost in the weekend excitement as well. Monday’s are catch-up days for most. Tuesdays allow you to capture most of the week. 

2. SlideShare Commenting

Commenting on slideshare presentations helps you to get noticed. It works like a charm!

3. Sign-up Functionality that Stays at the Top

Use a hello bar style fixed position sign-up form.

4. Submit the App to Award Sites

Maybe your app looks great. Maybe you had a cool explainer/teaser video done. Submitting them to award sites can give you recognition, awareness, and links!

5. Use the Thank You Page

When someone does sign up to your blog, take them to a killer “Thank You” page that references the app with screenshots to highlight the benefits.

6. Wavelength by MailChimp

This handy tool lets you find similar email blasts to yours.

This could be fodder for potential customers, or you could try building partnerships this way.

7. Startup App Directories

Here is a list of over 100 startup directory websites in this blog post.

8. Pay for Triberr Influencers

If there is a little room in the budget, paying for influencers to push your app through Triberr can help.

9. Viral Content Buzz and Just Retweet

Share other content and earn credits on Viral Content Buzz and JustRetweet. Then offer those credits for others to retweet your Twitter posts.

10. Virtual Assistants

Use oDesk and hire a low-cost virtual assistant to go to the websites of your ideal customers and fill out web forms and collect/send emails.  Elance and Freelancer work as well.

Note: This is a little spammy, so make sure the messages are targeted and personalized.

11. Put “>>” at the End of Your Call-to-Action Buttons

A really great breakdown of some CTA tests can be found here.

12. Tweet Embeds of Social Proof

HubSpot put together a great walk through of this technique.

13. Require Shares for Your Best Content

If you have a piece of high quality content that has proven to be popular and frequently read, use Pay With A Tweet (or something similar) to require people to share it in order to access it.

I did this with great success on the web app directories link in #9. Because of the shares, the articles ended up getting posted to Hacker News and I received thousands of visitors.

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