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Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X

Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X

On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a product manager. Now, Joe encouraged me to settle in and dive deep into the website. https://medium.com/@jgolden/lessons-learned-scaling-airbnb-100x-b862364fb3a7
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How to Get Your Medium Stories to Rank on The Front Page of Google

How to Get Your Medium Stories to Rank on The Front Page of Google

I first turned to Medium because of it’s sleek design and access to its vast network of readers. That network of readers continues to grow. In December 2016, Medium reported that it has 60 million monthly unique visitors, which was a 140% increase from the year before. https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-to-get-your-medium-stories-to-rank-on-the-front-page-of-google-85f51b5f7ed3
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This Is What Works in Facebook Headlines: The 20 Most Effective Phrases

This Is What Works in Facebook Headlines: The 20 Most Effective Phrases

Which phrases in headlines are most effective in encouraging people to engage with articles on Facebook? To find out, BuzzSumo examined the performance of 100 million article headlines published between March 1, 2017 and May 10, 2017. https://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2017/32344/the-20-most-effective-headline-phrases-on-facebook
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Facebook viral marketing: When and why do apps “jump the shark?”

Facebook viral marketing: When and why do apps “jump the shark?”

Math warning! This blog post will be a little more technical than usual, so I apologize to those of you who are bored by this. Anyway, let’s get started. See this image before? Many would describe that as, EPIC FAIL 😉 http://andrewchen.co/facebook-viral-marketing-when-and-why-do-apps-jump-the-shark/
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Growing renewable audiences (a talk at O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures)

Intro Hi everyone. My name is Andrew Chen and I’m a blogger and entrepreneur, focused on consumer internet products here in San Francisco. This afternoon, I gave a quick talk at O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures called “Growing Renewable Audiences” which I thought I would share. http://andrewchen.co/growing-renewable-audiences-a-talk-at-oreilly-alphatech-ventures/
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Inside the 6 Hypotheses that Doubled Patreon’s Activation Success

Inside the 6 Hypotheses that Doubled Patreon’s Activation Success

Preface by Brian Balfour: I rarely accept guest posts on this blog, but this opportunity was too good to pass up. A couple months ago Tal Raviv (Growth PM @ Patreon) sent me a short email – “Brian, the results are in. We doubled (yeah, doubled) new creators in our onboarding.” http://www.coelevate.com/essays/patreon-onboarding-growth
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The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

With Amazon buying the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, something retail analysts have known for years is now apparent to everyone: The online retailer is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/upshot/the-amazon-walmart-showdown-that-explains-the-modern-economy.html