About boris

I want to build a network of creators who build fun and viral content to grow their traffic and to entertain their readers. Starting companies and helping others to set up shop has always been my passion. With Riddle I can do both as our Riddles have already helped many websites to grow their traffic and revenue. Give us a try and let me know if there is anything we can do better.

You Talkin’ to Me? How to ‘Get’ Your Users

2017-10-19T17:22:19+00:00

In order to prepare for his Oscar winning role in the 1976 classic, Taxi Driver, Robert de Niro famously worked 15 hours days for an entire month as a New York City cab driver. In addition to obtaining his cab license, he studied mental illness extensively. For us film fans who marveled at […]

You Talkin’ to Me? How to ‘Get’ Your Users 2017-10-19T17:22:19+00:00

What is Riddle?

2017-10-19T17:22:47+00:00

Hi and thanks for checking out the Riddle blog. I’m Boris – founder and CEO of Riddle. Instead of answering the question from the blog title “What is Riddle?”, I’d like to answer a more interesting question:

Why did we build Riddle?

I believe the “Why” is much […]

What is Riddle? 2017-10-19T17:22:47+00:00

Adding Riddle Content to your WordPress Blog

2017-10-19T17:15:01+00:00

Do you hate staring at the comment count of your WordPress blog posts and looking at a big Zero? I certainly do. But getting people to comment is really hard. It takes loyal followers, fans who share your believes or lax security attracting spammers 🙂

However, when going to your social feed you probably see a […]

Adding Riddle Content to your WordPress Blog 2017-10-19T17:15:01+00:00

Why you should not hire a customer support team

2017-10-19T17:15:23+00:00

This is a very dangerous post to write as it might come back to haunt me a few years down the road. But actually, if the Riddle support ever turns bad, I want people to point this post out to me and get us back on track.

I have started many companies and thus also personally […]

Why you should not hire a customer support team 2017-10-19T17:15:23+00:00

Understanding Riddle Statistics

2017-11-23T15:29:26+00:00

Use Riddle statistics to improve your quiz

You can collect a wide range of data about how your readers take any type of your Riddles. All user data collected using Riddle’s quiz maker is anonymous by default, unless they check a box at the end to submit all their answers. (We’ll […]

Understanding Riddle Statistics 2017-11-23T15:29:26+00:00

How to use quizzes to quickly build a huge email list

2017-10-19T17:17:04+00:00

Quizzes for Lead Generation

Having a big email list is the holy grail for marketers. The bigger your list, the easier it is to instantly get your new content viral or to sell more products. There are probably thousands of products and guidebooks that help you with lead generation. Most of them suggest you use some sort […]

How to use quizzes to quickly build a huge email list 2017-10-19T17:17:04+00:00

We posted on Hacker News – and messed up.

2017-10-20T09:58:10+00:00

After we had quite some success with our Product Hunt post, we thought it was finally time to list Riddle on the other great site for community feedback (and traffic) – Hacker News.

Hacker News allows you to list your own site in the Show section. However, as we did not want […]

We posted on Hacker News – and messed up. 2017-10-20T09:58:10+00:00

Riddle Uses Slack – Here’s Why We Love It

2017-10-20T10:03:28+00:00

Riddle is a fairly unusual company. We are registered in Delaware, have a small virtual office in the Silicon Valley, an office in Munich, a small team in the UK, in New York and a development office in Bangkok – staffed partially with British developers and partially with locals. This virtual setup gives a lot […]

Riddle Uses Slack – Here’s Why We Love It 2017-10-20T10:03:28+00:00

Launching Riddle on ProductHunt

2017-10-20T10:03:40+00:00

I want to share our experiences from our Riddle launch on ProductHunt at the end of April 2015 with the community. I am sure we have many startups using Riddle and maybe you can find something of value in these notes.

Launch plan:

– get the product to an MVP (minimum […]

Launching Riddle on ProductHunt 2017-10-20T10:03:40+00:00