Hi there. I'm Dharmesh Shah (@dharmesh), founder/CTO of HubSpot. For the past few months, I've been furiously coding away on a fun new project. It's now ready(ish) to say hi to the world. I'd like to introduce you to GrowthBot.
GrowthBot is a chatbot for marketing and sales professionals -- or anyone that's working on growing a business (like startup folks). It connects to a variety of marketing systems (like HubSpot, Google Analytics and others) and gives you quick, easy access to information and services. I built GrowthBot for myself because it's something I wanted. I hope you find it useful too.
So, what can GrowthBot actually do? Let's just ask it.
brian 9:57 PM what can you do?
GrowthBot 9:56 PM
Here are some sample commands to try:
1. what are top articles on growth hacking?
2. what software does hubspot.com use?
3. show me top posts from moz.com
4. company overview for okta.com
5. grade website recurly.com
6. show me public saas companies using hubspot
7. lookup email firstname.lastname@example.org
8. search hubspot support for integrations
9. what is trending on inbound.org?
10. show me something funny
11. connect my google analytics account
12. how was organic traffic last week?
Let's say you're a marketer and you're curious about what marketing software HubSpot uses. You can just ask.
brian 9:57 PM what software does hubspot.com use?
GrowthBot 9:56 PM
Here are the technologies used by hubspot.com
1. Salesforce SPF
2. Google Universal Analytics
3. Google Analytics
7. Perfect Audience
9. Facebook Custom Audiences
10. Twitter Ads
11. Marin Software
13. HubSpot SSL
Enter a number to get details about that technology.
Or maybe you sell software to small and medium law firms and want to find prospective customers.
brian 9:57 PM show me smb law firms in boston that use google apps
GrowthBot 9:56 PM
10 matches found for: google apps,legal services,smb,Boston
Companies with 10-999 employees.
1. Shoobx, Boston
2. InstaTrac, Boston
3. NIPNLG, Boston
4. Lawyers' Committee, Boston
5. Donovan Hatem, Boston
6. LegalBizDev, Boston
7. New England Innocence Project, Boston
8. Dhar Law, Boston
9. WarRoom Doc, Boston
10. Swerdlove, Boston
For details on a company, enter its number.
Now, let's say it's late in the day and you want some dark marketing humor..
brian 9:57 PM show me something funny
GrowthBot 9:56 PM Here's a cartoon for you.
Sorry, not going to show you the cartoon, you'll just have to ask GrowthBot yourself.
Trying it is easy-breezy and free. It takes less than a minute. There are several ways to get started.
Click the button below to add GrowthBot to your Slack instance
For details, see: GrowthBot on Slack
You can also chat with GrowthBot on Facebook Messenger by clicking the button below.
Or, just send a "hello" message on the Facebook Messenger website.
You can also chat with GrowthBot using direct messages on twitter.
Takes 30 seconds to Connect Your Twitter Account
Note: GrowthBot is still in early beta. You will likely run into issues. It will likely misunderstand you sometimes. It will often just throw its hands up and tell you it can't handle things. But, have fun and if you have any feedback, please email me. My email is dharmesh @ hubsp0t.com. But replace the zero with an "o". I do that to fight the evil bots that scrape the web for email addresses. Not all bots have good intentions.
so you can get answers to your most common questions.
This reminds me of the early days of HubSpot and Website Grader. Dharmesh would try to bottle-up what he knew
about marketing and make it available to folks like me. I'd give him feedback on the tool and he'd rush off and go code for a while. Then, he'd email me back, "Done! Can you try it?" We'd keep repeating that
GrowthBot is a little like having Dharmesh as your growth buddy.