A blog to note how hard it is to start a web startup. Alone.
I unexpectedly got a spike in hits today (300 from a normal of 30). As it turns out, mapdaze was listed in gmapsmania, quite a popular page on various uses of google maps. As a result my hit count (that’s the number of pages, not necessarily the number of people) went through the roof. I also received a couple of questions related to maps (as well as related to mapdaze) and one offer to work together on a project.
How did I get my page on that list? Well I sent an email to them stating that I am doing a project which blablabla… That was 2 weeks ago. I thought they don’t read those things, or don’t read unsolicited emails. As it turns out they do.
Moral of the story, when advertising, try to get on blogs and ezine. Sure adwords works (well not if you have a low budget), and forums and newsgroups bring some, but it seems that blogs are the true click bringers. Thank you gmapsmania!!!