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Love this feature ✨Recommendations Stats blew my mind last week 🤯 Almost each of the publications recommending the 'Midweek Crisis' generates subs. So happy to grow with my favorite authors 🪴

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recommendations have been great so far!

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leaderboards: i would love to see a leaderboard category for 'serial work' or 'novel' or some other category of long-form writing. so many of us are serializing works here, and it would be great to have a unique category for them.

search: maybe we could have the option to add a search bar on our own pages? this would make searching so much easier!

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Substack, darling, I am unworthy of all these improvements!!!

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The recommendation feature is one of the best that Substack has rolled out in a long time! Our results have been wonderful so far. Thank you all for coming up with it.

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If you were trying to make us fall in love with you, it worked. Thanks for all the tools and support you’re giving writers. It’s encouraging and bolstering and I, for one, am not taking all your hard work for granted. Many thanks again for all you’re doing.

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Absolutely adore recommendations and the chance to shout out my fellow Substackers. It feels just as good to give as to get (and I'm very grateful for both!)

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The recommendation feature allows niche readers and audiences to find Newsletters they are passionate about more easily.

If new Newsletters could have a badge so we can recognize them and uplift them better, that would be great. It would be so awesome if this feature was able to give new Creators a boost so they don't give up prematurely on Substack.

I've made a list of recommendations for Newsletters here: https://aisupremacy.substack.com/p/top-substack-newsletters-in-2022 - I'm more than happy to write your Newsletter a blurb, turn it into a Tweet you can embed on your about page or even a TikTok testimonial video. Just comment on this link I've given here.

I feel this pain point pretty personally: The reason is new Newsletters deserve more social proof and encouragement.

The first few months as a new Creator without an established audience can be incredibly challenging, personally I don't want others to experience what I did (and still do to some extent). Those months of getting no to few comments, etc...

The recommendation feature is certainly a huge upgrade in the product and discoverability, but I think what I have noticed is we need more community in general. Networking with other writers and creators in your niche is super important Substack now tells us. As the Substack app evolves we can look to a brighter future, the passion economy has so many elements of progress in the years to come.

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I'm just starting out and have very few subscribers. But I was so pleased to get a recommendation!

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Shoutout to Cole Noble at Cole's Climb for his recommendation! He's sent a bunch of new subscribers my way

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Substack is killing it with new features. Onward and Forward!

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I must be doing something wrong with my recommendations... I jumped into this new feature immediately; I believe it is a valuable tool. Unfortunately, my stats don't reflect the experiences others are reporting. My readers/subscribers have added 28 new subscribers to the recommendations I have made. To date, I have received 1 new subscriber from those recommending my newsletter...and even more disturbing, most of the newsletters I recommend do not return the favor! That seems odd to me...

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Recommendations have brought some subscribers my way and has been a welcomed surprise. I’m excited to have a big name recommend my Substack, though. Looking for that mind blowing experience some are having. 😏

Leaderboards should be a great discovery tool as well. Once again, Substack, the innovations and improvements are making for enriching experience both as writer and reader. Thank you!

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Love this. Happy to discuss how to partner with others on recommending. Contact me.

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Can you detail the improvements you’ve made for SEO?

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I spent a few days wondering what was going on with all the new subscribers before I realised they must have been referred to me via this feature. Bravo.

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The recommendations feature is *awesome*! Thank you for your tireless efforts to continually improve what is already the best platform in the world. I have gained 1,000 readers in the past month, thanks in large part to recs.

The only request I would have is that we be permitted to add more than 50 recommendations. I follow more than 200 Substackers and quickly ran out of slots :-)

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