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Andrew Cockerham

What product are you working on?

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James Turner Author • Edited

My product is called "BrandVantage", a cross between an analytics/SEO tool and a brand management tool. One of my biggest motivations is how much "SEO specialists" seem to rip off people (I know one larger company spending $5k a month for several months and got 2 really basic reports) so I want to provide a low cost but powerful tool that gives any business an advantage, not just businesses with money to throw away.

I'm planing to launch on Product Hunt around maybe mid-April.

I would link off to it but I am in the middle of some legal things - I previously had it under a different name but had to change it so my online presence is really inconsistent. EDIT: BrandVantage Website

Rest assured though, I will post about any relevant parts of it to DEV. Actually, I already have a few posts about libraries I wrote specifically for my product: Sitemaps 101 & No Robots Allowed

I have another post coming soon talking about a web crawler I wrote. πŸ™‚

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joellcastro

Best of luck..i have been in your shoes a few times. And brace for some tough times ahead..it will be satisfying though once you hit your goal..best unsolicited advice i would like to share to you is find a paying client fast! Money will not solve everything but it will keep your head above water to get you another day to pursue your goal. i would like to try your product. We are on the same field..pls pm when it's ready.

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James Turner Author • Edited

Thanks Joell! Yeah, the plan is to get paying customers ASAP.

I haven't launched yet (nor do I have a beta for you to preview) but I do have a new landing page for BrandVantage where you can register your interest: brandvantage.co

I'll be hopefully doing a survey or two for people that subscribe to help refine future functionality etc. Plus the more obvious reason for subscribing so you know when I launch πŸ™‚

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Jonathan Stiansen

I’d also like to get a PM if you want some early beta testing. I’ll pay for a beta if the value is there, don’t short sell yourself.

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James Turner Author

Thanks Jonathan, that is very kind! I recently launched the landing page site for BrandVantage which goes into a little more detail about the product: brandvantage.co

One of the things I want to do with people that subscribe (besides getting them in on a beta in the future) is actually run them through a few surveys about future functionality etc. If that interests you, I'd love for you to subscribe πŸ™‚

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Glenn Carremans

Very interesting, I hope to see more of it soon.

Once it is more stable and officially released I will suggest it to our office to investigate if we could use it.
Btw integration into Android and iOS apps would be a huge plus for us, we make custom native apps for companies (web is a part of it, mostly API).

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James Turner Author

Hey Glenn, interesting idea. I probably wouldn't want to step on too many toes in the analytics space in terms of getting the raw data BUT integration with sources that have this data would definitely be a good idea. It will be something I will need to do more research towards. πŸ™‚

I recently launched the landing page site for BrandVantage which goes into a little more detail plus has a "register interest" form if you want to stay in the loop: brandvantage.co/

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