Startup Website Reviews – Episode 1: Reviewing


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#1 Jon Peltier on 03.26.10 at 8:58 am

Wow, that was really a good analysis. It also makes me think I have loads of work to do on my own site.

#2 Louis-Philippe Huberdeau on 03.26.10 at 9:12 am

7 minutes is too long? This video was 12 seconds short of that!

A third party’s point of view really makes a difference. I guess we all begin with the wrong focus when building websites as developers, even though we’re probably quicker than anyone to bounce off a website that does not give the information we need right away.

#3 grapkulec on 03.26.10 at 9:19 am

Hey Rob, what do you think about pages where product or service is free and there is info about possibility of donation if user like that product or service? Do you have any experience with such webpages, any thoughts how high is percentage of users who donate money for the project?

#4 Jamzest on 03.26.10 at 12:24 pm

Great Review. Thanks.

#5 Jon on 03.27.10 at 12:09 pm

Some good insights into design

#6 Rob on 03.28.10 at 12:09 am

@grapkulec – Donations tend to convert low unless you have provided a lot of value to someone over an extended period of time (like with a SaaS app). But providing a one-time service and asking for a donation tends to result in “cup of coffee” money rather than real revenue.

#7 Stephan Wehner on 03.28.10 at 12:26 am

Just thought it might be good to put a link to your “example product site” in a comment :

Thanks for your review series!


#8 jorge on 03.28.10 at 11:33 pm

GREAT!!!! Thanks for doing this Rob. Fantistic analysis. I’m looking forward to the next one!