This list was one of the first lists that proved that SEO would work for Listium. Initially we created this list and shared it in a thread related to a similar list.
Thomas' comment only got a couple of upvotes, and after a small initial spike in traffic it dropped off.
Over time the Reddit traffic from this comment picked up. That thread was one of the top 3 organic search results for "Witcher 3 quest checklist".
When the thread was closed, traffic continued.
Many months later the organic traffic started picking up. Listium eventually moved ahead of Reddit in the search results for that search, only coming in behind two huge gaming sites.
We saw another major increase in traffic when the Netflix Witcher series was released and everyone got excited about the game again. It has since returned to earlier levels.
Conversion rates on this list remain one of our highest across all of Listium.
A friend shared the Google Sheet with me and suggested it would be a great candidate for Listium. It is a public Google Sheet, with links to it from inside this Facebook Group.
I created a couple of lists, including the one pictured, and even recorded a video demo of how it could be used.
I sent this to the admins of that Facebook group.
The response was along the lines of "I see the use, but I don't think a lot of members use the spreadsheet and none of the admins have time to deal with this". I responded offering my time to help, but never heard back.
Facebook admins have a lot to deal with, and it can be hit and miss on whether you get the right one on the right day. I assume they are bombarded with people trying to promote stuff in their groups, so a Listium founder sharing a Listium list can quickly fall into the "self promotion" bucket, no matter who much we genuinely want to help.
The original spreadsheet was published on 19 August 2020, and discussed in a Medium article.
I created a Listium version of the list but it is not fully populated.
I haven't reached out to Airtree yet, but will likely talk to them in a future cap raise and want to keep this list as part of the pitch. I think it's a good demonstration of what a directory of people could look like although, ideally, it would also have images of the people (or of their work?).
We have a bot that alerts us to all Google Sheets that are shared on Reddit. From time to time I make a Listium list out of one of the spreadsheets to show to the original poster. (I keep the lists private until told I can share them).
This post, which linked to a Google Sheet, looked like a good candidate for Listium.
The Redditor responded positively, and suggested that the feature he would most like is a better filter tool.
From the user:
I'm glad you liked my spreadsheet, I enjoyed putting it together. From a first glance your website looks pretty cool for how it makes a list look better. I suppose initially what I want most from my list is to have better filtering. Ideally what I'd like to do is make it so someone can filter the Garmin watches (and maybe one day more smart watches) like the way noteb.com does for laptops. Probably outside the scope for what you're trying to do right now.
Based partly on that feedback we added a new view (the "comparison view") and a new filter tool, which are now live. I think this list shows the power of Listium for product showcase type lists.
I made this list for my own use as I was playing Stardew Valley with my daughter a while back. I shared it on Reddit just in case anyone was interested.
Even the the initial post on Reddit didn't get much attention, this list is now one of our most popular. It also have our highest conversion rate.
I was a member of a Facebook group for RC crawlers long before I created this list. When I was looking for locations to use my car I found that they only source of locations in the group was a thread containing pasted screenshots from Google Maps. So I created this list and shared it with the group.
I got a great response from a whole lot of members, but the admins were not so happy as they deemed it self promotion. Eventually I had a phone call with an admin and even met him at an event. We smoothed things over and he was open to the idea of using Listium.
I left it there, but am ready to go back to them soon even though I have put that hobby of mine on hold during lockdown. We have since launched our new map view, and I think they will really like that.
This is a perfect example of a 'listicle' that would be so much better on Listium.
First, the ability to switch views mean the list own could work on the list in, say, table view but then switch it to article view for publishing.
Visitors could then do all of the following, none of which they can do on Medium:
And soon, users will be able to follow that list and be notified of when it is updated. On Medium you can follow a user, but not an article.
I tried reaching out to the creator of that list but didn't get a reply. I might try again at some point.
This list was created by someone who was working on Listium with me for a few weeks. The list was created based on he contents of a Twitter thread. It was mainly to show that we aren't just a replacement for spreadsheets and listicles, but also for tweetstorms and forum discussions when the point of the discussion is to create a list.
This is not the perfect list for Listium, but I think there are reasons for it to be an interesting example. See below.
Going to reach out to Ben and see what he thinks!
Imagine this list with the ability to:
I saw this list on Reddit and thought it would be a great candidate for Listium. I made a version of the list (not complete as it has missing images) just as a demo.
I reached out to the Redditor who posted the list. He ultimately didn't have the time to take over the list himself, but he said some nice things about Listium. We have since added more features that make Listium even better for this type of list, including a new map view and better filters. I'm not planning on doing anything more with this list, but it's still a great demonstration of how Listium can be used for lists that contain locations.
Similar story to the Museums list.
Great response from the Reddit member when I reached out to them, but the list was already done.
From the user:
"It's totally cool for you to keep using the list data, as a matter of fact, I'd be honored :D Listium looks fantastic by the way! I love the way it's set out and I think while it's kinda niche, it certainly has potential for things like this, especially regarding the tourism industry and setting out things like the best places to go, hotels to stay etc.! I'd love to keep the list up on Listium, but I'm a little busy right now with Year 12 stuff "
This list has not been shared anywhere. I created it as a demo of a new feature we have been testing where a list can have its cover image replaced by a YouTube video, and that video can be watched while browsing the list.
We haven't done a lot with this beta feature yet, but are keen to talk to YouTube creators who might want to run some experiments with us.
Another personal list that I used just for research purposes.
I didn't share this, so all traffic is organic… and negligible!
I used this list to let my parents know which loe
In this case Listium is NOT the best tool for this particular use case.
The owner of the list is the company that sells this product, so they are not going to move their own data onto someone else's website.
Also, they have built their page for exactly the data set that they know they need.
This is, however, an example of how Listium can help anyone build something like this for just about anything they can think of (collection of products, places, people, etc) without needing their own website or any tech skills.
Listium is a "no code" tool for making something equal to or, in some cases, better than what this company has spent thousands of dollars making for themselves. Now anyone can create a collection like this for no cost.
This list was to solve a personal problem, in that I was having trouble finding a single "source of truth" when it comes to what games were coming out for the next generation Xbox. The data was all over the internet, but you had to check multiple sites to get different bits of information (eg. some sites had all the Game Pass games in a list, others had all the X|S optimised games, yet others listed the Xbox exclusives.) There was no single list that had everything.
Also, most lists were published in blog posts that were never updated once they were posted, meaning one of the first things you had to do when visiting a page was check the date to ensure it was at least reasonably up to date. Some pages didn't have a date, making it almost impossible to know whether the data was accurate.
I got some help preparing the list (it was quite a bit of work) and then shared this list on Reddit. It got 200 upvotes and a heap of positive comments. It passed 4,000 views within a couple of days.
One of the features we are planning is the ability to follow a list. This list is exactly the type of list that would be perfect for that feature. Imagine following this list and being notified of new game announcements, updated release dates, etc. This is something I am very excited about for this list, and for many like it.
I made this list while researching RC crawlers. I feel like this list shows low Listium could be used as the "PC Parts Picker" for hobbies that are too small to have their own PC Parts Picker.
I made this list while researching RC crawlers. I had decided (based on the RC Crawler Research List also mentioned on this page) to buy a TRX-4, but there were a lot of decisions still to be made about which model and which upgrades.
I feel like this list shows low Listium could be used as the "PC Parts Picker" for hobbies that are too small to have their own PC Parts Picker.