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How To Build Your Own Action For Google Home Using API.AI

For the holidays, the owner of (and my boss at) thirteen23 gave each employee a Google Home device. If you don’t already know, Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant and is a competing product to Amazon’s line of Alexa products. I already have the Amazon Echo, and as Director of Technology at thirteen23, I love tinkering with software for new products. For the Amazon Echo, you can create what are called “skills”, which allow you to build custom interactions when speaking to the device.

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Top 7 Ways to Build Brand Loyalty

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Modern customers scour websites and research products they’re thinking of buying before making their actual purchase. When customers are 60% to 80% of the way down the funnel before they talk to anyone at your business, you can’t rely on traditional methods to generate loyalty. At the same time, fewer and fewer clients remain loyal to one specific brand. Loyal customers are profitable customers: repeat customers are cheaper to market to, spend more, and make more frequent purchases. Yet, only 27% of initial sales go on to become repeat customers. Companies need to invest in building loyalty among their customers….

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Thanks for helping VWO bootstrap its way into the survived-5-year club

Great news! Visual Website Optimizer completed five years today, and oh, we crossed 4k active paying customers, too! We’ve made a special page to share our birthday party with you. Take a look: https://vwo.com/we-are-five/

I wanted to thank you for sharing this A/B testing industry with us. A big thanks for being a customer, a user, and a well-wisher. As a bootstrapped company commencing with the initial investment of a $20 server and a $10 domain name, I couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement.

Survival rates for funded tech startups are terrifying. Some estimates put it at a 90% failure rate within the first 18 months! Survival rates for bootstrapped companies must be even worse. I think we survived (and grew!) because we were lucky to be in an industry (A/B testing) that’s growing at a tremendous pace, and even more so when it welcomed us with such open arms.

Most people are smart. Few are lucky.

However, now that we’re into the survived-5-year club, I want to reiterate our commitment and our philosophy. Wait, hang on. The words sound academic and hearty, but it’s actually quite simple.

Why we exist?

For us, the primary driver isn’t making money. Yes, money is a good outcome and it gives us freedom to plan long term. But, money for money’s sake can make individuals and companies short-sighted. We’re driven to make a long-term impact. Our aim is to build a company that delivers exceptional software products and fanatical customer support. We want to work hard enough to make you say – “These guys at VWO, they’re amazing at software!”

In retrospect, it’s the customer-centric approach that has lead us to grow our business into 4000+ paying clients, 90+ people and 2 locations. And our commitment to you is that we’ll continue on this path – putting the users first, and delivering software that amazes and thrills them.

Thanks once again for being a part of our journey. Hope to continue seeing you every now and then for the next 5X years :)

PS: If you want to learn more about our journey, following sources are most useful:

  1. My interview with Sramana Mitra interview: Solo Founder, Bootstrapping to $7 Million in India: Wingify CEO Paras Chopra
  2. How to bootstrap a tech startup: Youtube video of a talk I did last year
  3. How hating my first two jobs helped me create the perfect corporate culture

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The Seven Years That Changed Everything

Today is the day when it all started — the day when this little website launched back in 2006. Today, we celebrate our seventh anniversary, and you, dear readers, are the ones who have made it possible and kept us going.
Sorry about that heavy 0.5Mb GIF, but after all it’s our little birthday today and this GIF has been circling around the office for ages now.
Time For A Little Story A couple of months ago, I was on a night train on my way to one of those countless Web design conferences.

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