Seeking Traction? Try 3 Free Chapters, 4 Triggers & 19 Growth Channels

I’ve long been a fan of Nir Eyal.

I shared his book Hooked with the Listly community when he was offering a free copy.

This week I noticed a guest post about a new book Traction. It looks like it’s right up my street, so I ordered a copy.

I’m sharing as the author is offering the 1st three chapters for free.

Here’s a deck I may just have to convert into a list.

I also make this list of the 4 keys triggers that exist featured on Nir Eyal’s blog

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Paid triggers

These triggers include advertising, search engine marketing, and other paid channels that attract user’s attention and get them to check out a product or service.

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Relationship triggers.

These triggers are generated by referrals from people you have a relationship with. Think of tweets you see from friends playing the Kardashian game, things that Facebook connections “Like”, or hearing about products from word of mouth. All are triggers that leverage existing relationships to reach new users, and can be extremely powerful.

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Earned triggers.

These are triggers that you can’t buy directly, but that still generate short-term exposure. Things like press, viral videos, App Store rankings and speaking gigs are all earned opportunities to get wider exposure. Though they can be very effective, these kinds of triggers are also harder to consistently replicate.

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Owned triggers.

Lastly, these are triggers that are a part of your user’s environment by their choice: the app icon on a user’s phone, an email newsletter the user subscribers to, or push notifications the user has opted in to.

Today, growth and traction it’s all about motivation and habit. More psychlogy than software.

I also loved these three books on Habit.

How about you? What’s your thoughts on Traction?

NIck Kellet (130 Posts)

Nick’s ventures range from a visual segmentation tool sold to SAP, to an award winning board game. Today, Nick is co-founder of Listly, raising the profile of lists to be on par with Slideshare & YouTube.