Growth hacking has come a long way after Sean Ellis quoted this word and we see a lot of trends coming along. Every startup now wants to have a growth hacker, a person who knows marketing with a blend of programming. The growth hacker is directly responsible for the growth team of the organization. Today, I am listing out some tools to watch for in 2017 that can help startups grow exponentially when used properly.
You are in marketing team and one of your major tasks would include finding email addresses of prospects, influencers, and whoever your company and your work revolves around. Email Hunter can do this job for you. Get Email Hunter extension, log in to your LinkedIn account and start searching for people, when you land on the profile you are interested it, just click on the extension and you will get their mail address with confidence level mentioned by this tool. Cool isn’t it?
Who doesn’t want to know what their competitors are doing? Of course everyone. Mailytics is a great tool to consider to know your competitor’s emails, newsletters, and analytics. This tool will give you all the stats required about the mails and newsletters sent by your competitor to their audience. The stats can give you a good idea of what was their content focus and how it worked which you can see through click through rate and open rate.
Shippable is becoming developers and software organizations, new love. Continuous integration and continuous deployment, both are the buzziest words in the developer zone. In software engineering, automation is the key to reducing lot of mundane tasks and platforms like shippable are making many developer and software organizations life easier by automating the process of software development.
If you’re a growth hacker who knows coding, you can suggest this platform for your organization to speed up the deployment process.
This is the best tool out there for social media automation. This tool acts the way you say it to. Automatically publish content from your favorite websites. You can see all the stats on how your social media automation did and which particular link/post gained a lot of attention. Connect your social channels and automate content, sit back and relax to see what works and come to amazing conclusions.
This place is slowly gaining momentum, mainly if you are into B2B, get onto LinkedIn pulse and share things. Best place for interactions and can get good traffic. If you see, a lot of bloggers are shifting their focus slowly towards this platform.
This is an amazing tool for PR people who want to get up to date articles, publishers, and journalists. You can get their email ID’s and send emails and contact them for any queries. Enter your strong keyword in the given box and it will show you the list of authors and articles published by them. So you can now easily growth hack your way to amazing PR pitches.
Want to see how your small banner looks on the world’s most popular websites like Forbes, Techcrunch etc for free? No worries, Start a Fire will help you to set up a banner easily. Easy to enable and get going. See what’s trending on the web, go to that page/blog/article and get your modified link with a small banner along with customized content that’s clickable. Many social media growth hackers use this tool and this is going to be one among the best tools in 2017.
If you want to know who is advertising for particular keywords and what type of ad content they are using then it’s better to log into this tool and it will show you amazing insights about ads and trends, who is doing them and what’s the CPC (cost per click).
Want to know what your competitors best keywords are? Ask SpyFu and it will tell you along with some extra insights. Just type your url and it will share amazing keyword competition analysis and suggestions on which keywords will do well for you.
I want you guys to give a try and let me know how cool this tool is. This is one of my favorite tools.
I think these tools and platforms are going to make a big noise in the coming year. Try these and let me know your feedback.
Happy Growth Hacking!
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