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Piggybacking on MeetUp

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by dovecream, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. dovecream

    dovecream Junior Member

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    I created app for instant meeting.
    It uses the map to help you to find people in your own city with similar interests who are willing to meet in the moment. So you choose what you want to do, you publish a pin on the map with tags saying "Meet a girl" and "Get coffee" and girls can send you hangout request. Or you can look for other people on the map.
    So you know their approximate location, you know they are online willing to meet, you know their interests, nobody can spam you and you get what you want quickly.

    Since my app is trying to do similar thing like MeetUp with some significant changes and improvements, I would like ask for your help on how to do piggybacking on MeetUp. Like AirBnb did with Craigslist and PayPal with eBay.
     
  2. 1morenoob

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    Sounds a decent idea if similar isn't already available. Paypal were already big before ebay did anything with them and airbnb didn't have a agreement with craigslist, they stole their customers lol:

    https://growthhackers.com/growth-studies/airbnb
    Craigslist Poaching
    While the first integration got much needed traffic to Airbnb listings, in Craigslist the company saw another opportunity for getting more users to list their properties on Airbnb in the first place. Dave Gooden, who admittedly works in the vacation rental sector, says that in late 2009 he began looking into Airbnb’s mysterious growth. He explains:

    “When a competing company comes on my radar, I always do my due diligence. In my AirBnB research, I didn’t find great SEO results or a gazillion followers on Twitter or any massive advertising spends on Google or Facebook. I looked everywhere but I couldn’t find any rational or traditional reasons for this type of growth. All of these AirBnB users can’t be coming from tech blogs, can they? Word of mouth? I didn’t think so. After thinking on it for a day or two, only one possible answer popped into my head: ‘These guys are black hats!’” http://davegooden.com/2011/05/how-airbnb-became-a-billion-dollar-company/
    To test his theory, Gooden set up a “mouse trap” by posting a couple of rental properties to Craigslist, both using Craigslist’s “anonymous” email option and clearly specifying that he did not want to be contacted about other offers. Within a couple of hours, Gooden says he received an email from a “young lady” who really liked his property and wanted him to check out Airbnb. He claims that this email alone was 99% of the evidence needed to support his Airbnb/Craigslist spam theory. However, he wanted to be sure the email wasn’t simply from an excited Airbnb user, so he decided to dig a bit more. Over the next weekend, Gooden built a site that used Craigslist email harvesting technology and mass mailing technology to target Craigslist users with vacation rentals. The result was over 1,000 vacation rental owners who signed up to list their properties on Gooden’s test site. He then re-listed one of the properties on Craigslist, and within a day he received the following email:
     
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  3. CialisBilligInternet

    CialisBilligInternet BANNED BANNED

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    Very good idea well done with it.
     
  4. dovecream

    dovecream Junior Member

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    I know, I read that article
     
  5. NicholasVegas

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    Wow... Airbnb is blackhat? Whaaat...
     
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  6. dovecream

    dovecream Junior Member

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    well many apps are, I guess