I’ve built a social network/content discovery platform from the ground up. My main goal is for people to find the best of what they’re looking for. It’s like pinterest+reddit where people post and vote posts on specific channels they are subscribed. Unlike pinterest where you see mostly garbage on your feed, the site will give you the best of what you are looking for within your interest.
Trying to grow users, I ran my SEO campaign and targeted the snapchat users hoping they would share their interests on my site. And they all come to my site averaging 15-20k daily from google and 300+ daily signups who create their profile. But all they post are their pictures and some random status posts. They are using my site to advertise themselves to get hookups.
My original plan for my site is to be like a better Pinterest or Fancy. Reading that producthunt.com is funded at $6 million, I am in awe because in my opinion, I have a much better platform than what product hunt is. I just need the right users putting the right content.
What would you suggest?
- Stick to my original plan and start marketing. I know if I focus more on products and interests, I get paid more in terms of ad revenune even at a lot lesser traffic than what I get now.
- Focus on dating/hookup site to improve user engagement and charge for premium features? Problem here is I’m not sure if users will pay since they are mostly teens and there’s a lot of free dating site and hookup apps like Tinder.
Thanks in advance.