Last week I decided to focus on SEO for my side project RecordJoy (www.recordjoy.com). To add some context, RecordJoy is a browser tool that allows you to record your screen and generate a share link.
Before starting on SEO, RecordJoy had no presence whatsoever on Go ogle even when I googled “recordjoy”. At this point in time RecordJoy had about 50 daily active users and we had a goal of reaching 100 daily active users through improved SEO. At the very least, we also wanted to be able to achieve rank 1 for our own name, before trying to rank for relevant keywords.
Despite posting around 10 Quora posts, there was no affect on either traffic or SEO ranking and to this day I still don’t think there is much acquisition from Quora.
However, ironically, my first 2 blog posts on Indiehackers about starting RecordJoy and trying to improve SEO actually got ranked on Google.
The startup directories I tried listing to required a manual review before RecordJoy had an approved listing. After a day though, the first approval went through for Remote.tools (www.remote.tools/product/recordjoy).