I’ve started my marketing career as an SEO analyst. Back in 2010 backlink building process was fairly easy. I’d see people putting together a press release and distribute it to hundreds of no-name platforms. Some would leave a bunch of useless comments jam-packed with links under a blog post. Others would write a low-quality article that looked more like a random bunch of words put together, turn it into a link cemetery and call it a guest post.

Then Google update came into play and showed everyone who’s the boss. No more low-quality content, spam in the comments or link…

In this article I’m sharing the exact steps we took to get our Chanty website from 0 to almost 400K visits and from 0 to 10K leads in two years.

Last week our Chanty team has visited Growth Marketing Stage conference where we’ve interviewed Josh Fechter — co-founder at BAMF media. We believe, many leaders and company founders reading our blog should find Josh’s thoughts quite inspiring. We hope you find lots of value for yourself in this interview.

Hey guys, I’m super excited to be here at Growth Marketing Stage and have a chat with the most inspiring growth hacker, a person who believes in grit much more than he believes in luck — Josh Fechter.

Thank you for having me, it’s a pleasure.


We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.– Walt Disney, co-founder of Disney

Look, I get it — there’s a big goal and deep meaning to why you are actually building a SaaS product. Whether it’s “to make the world a better place” or “boost productivity at work”, the bracing reality is simple — your startup won’t last long without monetization. This explains why everyone is so obsessed with finding plug and play growth hacks nowadays. Are you the one running after the skyrocket growth too?

Well, growth comes in different shapes. Marketers are…

I’m no gamer. The most advanced thing I’ve ever played was Mario back in 90’s. And yet, here I am, comparing Discord, the most popular chat for gamers, with Slack, the biggest hype in the team communication history.

Luckily, some of my colleagues at work are a hell of gamers as well as heavy Discord users. They’ve helped me out by sharing expert opinion regarding Discord. As for Slack, I’ve become an expert myself after writing a good bunch of articles (Slack alternatives, Slack vs Flock, Slack vs Skype and many more) that you are welcome to check out.


At some stage, every SaaS team faces an issue of finding early adopters. Before making your product available for public, someone has to give it a spin and provide feedback, so you know in which way to tweak your roadmap.

Finding beta testers for your app is only winning half a battle. In a perfect world, early adopters stick with your tool and turn into paying customers. Reality isn’t that straightforward, unfortunately. If you’ve used the spray-and-pray approach to finding beta testers, get ready to see them coming and going.

The far more trickier part is to attract the right…

As we are building Chanty — AI-powered team communication app, we make sure to check our competitors, analyze them from a customer’s perspective and learn about their pros and cons.

We’ve already written a few reviews on Slack alternatives, compared Slack vs Flock and Slack vs Skype. The insights we received helped us come up with a better, cleaner and more user-friendly chat alternative. Today we are going to compare Slack and Ryver.

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Ryver vs Slack TLDR

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When you are a team of two at work, your roles and responsibilities are pretty clear. Team communication is pretty effective too. All you need is to poke your teammate with an elbow:

“What’s up pal?”

Syncing up with a team gets far more complicated as the company grows. Communication gets messy and hard to control — you chat on Facebook, Skype and sometimes on WhatsApp.

Important docs get lost taking away your precious time on finding them. You don’t feel like work gets done anymore.

Sounds familiar?

It’s time for a tool that would organize team communication and bring…

OK Skype, you’ve been with us for years.

The number one app we’d start at work along with the first cup of coffee.

But the truth is, nothing lasts forever.

As 2017 wraps up, it looks like the time has finally come to move on to faster, safer and more reliable modern tools.

Why search for Skype alternatives?

If you are searching for Skype alternatives, it’s most likely you are concerned with one of these:

  • You are tired of the excessive ads
  • Its speed doesn’t satisfy your needs
  • You keep receiving spam from hacked accounts
  • Your account might’ve as well been hacked
  • The latest radical…

Microsoft and Google have been battling for years to own the future of tech.

Today I’ll compare two of their products — Skype and Google Hangouts.

My team and I will share the things we love about these communication apps as well as those that got us confused.


Our team is working on Chanty — a simple, AI-powered business messenger. We are constantly testing different communication apps to consider their pros and cons from a customer’s perspective. Then we share it with Chanty blog readers (e.g. you can check the popular Slack alternatives review). …

Olga Mykhoparkina

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