Everything you do will turn out better if it has a clearly defined purpose. So what’s the purpose of a FAQ?
To start a blog you need to make a few decisions. Luckily they’re quick ones.
Did you ever notice how few non-native English speakers get to become bestselling authors? Writing is tough. Writing in a foreign language is even tougher. Professional writers spend years perfecting their art. But as an engineer I noticed that by sticking to a few patterns, by the magic of the 80 / 20 rule my style improved significantly.
According to Google, with Alerts “You can get emails when new results for a topic show up in Google Search. For example, you can get info about news, products, or mentions of your name.”
And indeed that’s what it used to be. But that’s not true anymore. Not since 2012.
After Syften reached 200 signups me and Sean started doing user interviews. We’d jump in on a video chat and ask questions. One of the questions I kept asking was “was the documentation clear?”. Half of our interviewees responded “I didn’t read the documentation”, and the remaining said “Oh, I didn’t know you had documentation”.
We’ve just released the Star operator, a more convenient way to express what backticks were used for.
Last month me and Sean have talked to several of our users over video calls. One of our goals was learning about frictions you might be experiencing, and ways in which to mitigate them.
One complaint was that you’re not getting any results, or that you’re getting too many irrelevant results. We’ve addressed that with two guides, though admittedly, the approaches outlined in them require significant time and effort. Can we do anything to predict how good a filter will be immediately?
Sexy headlines of companies becoming overnight viral successes reach our eyeballs every day. But the reality is that a lot of businesses rely on systematically sending cold emails to grow. Quite a few lead finders specialize in identifying “companies between 51 and 200 employees in the automotive industry”. But what if you’re looking for something more specific?
Is your gallant team too busy with content marketing to stay up to date with their colleagues’ efforts?
Introducing the new
type: keyword, designed to help teams stay in sync.
The value of Syften depends on the quality of your filters. Let’s have a look at how to construct a good one.
In this guide we’ll learn how to uncover potential new users for Syften itself.
This week we’re proud to announce news sites and blogs support, or any medium with an RSS feed.
After weeks and weeks of furious coding your product is finally ready. Identifying a problem to solve, selecting the right technology, designing your architecture, solving technical problems and squashing bugs. At long last it’s done and ready for your users to enjoy. There is just one problem – you don’t have any users.
Now it’s time for the hard part.
In my original vision Syften was a tool that scans developer friendly places, like Hacker News, Stack Exchange and Reddit. But my users kept asking for Twitter. So I set out to see what it would take to scan it in its entirety.
I started Syften to help me keep track of what people were saying about my and my competitors’ products.