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Michal Mazurek / guide
Michal Mazurek / guide
Michal Mazurek / guide

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.

Michal Mazurek / guide
Why do companies blog? There is a misconception about what a company blog is. It’s not meant to add more keywords to your SEO. It’s not meant to act as a “heartbeat” to show that your product is alive. It’s meant to help. And then convert. Below I’ll show you how to come up with infinite content ideas and present you with a step-by-step algorithm on how to execute it.
Michal Mazurek / guide
There are thousands of Product Hunt Launch guides on the internet. “How to Launch on Product Hunt”, “When to Launch on Product Hunt”, “The Ultimate Product Hunt Launch Guide”, “10 Steps To a Successful Product Hunt Launch”. Not a day goes by without someone mentioning their PH launch on Indie Hackers. Everybody does it! It sure seems like launching on Product Hunt is the highlight of a product release.
Michal Mazurek / guide

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.

Michal Mazurek / dev blog

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”.

Michal Mazurek / product update
Michal Mazurek / product update

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?

Michal Mazurek / guide

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?

Michal Mazurek / product update

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.

Michal Mazurek / product update
Michal Mazurek / guide

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.

Michal Mazurek / product update
Michal Mazurek / guide

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.

Michal Mazurek / dev blog

A piece of recurring advice in startup circles is:

do not obsess during the naming process. Instead, expeditiously pick a reasonable moniker and then get back to work delivering value to your customers.

In this article I’ll show you what the catch is.

Michal Mazurek / dev blog

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.

Michal Mazurek / guide