Now you can monitor the health of your group with three simple metrics: 1. Total members: How many members are in your group over time 2. Active members: How many members visit your group on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis 3. Daily activity: How active your group is daily over a 365 day period I think we all agree, the most important metric is active members. It's a measure of engagement. Check out your own group metrics and let me know what you think in the comments?
@Joel Hakala Haha this would be sick. I kinda feel bad for the skool team. They drop a feature we've all been wanting, and instantly we all want more lol. It's like feeding children that never get full.
I was signing up to @Andrew Kirby ’s synthesizer group and because I am a skool member it wouldn’t let me sign up with my email. I got a response saying: this email is already in use or subscribed - and yes im subscribed to skool community but not to andrew’s group. I didn't want to use another email but I did to see what would happen. Why can’t I use the same email I used to sign up with here? Was it a bug?
I haven't looked at all into the overlap between Web3 and Communities, but I think there could be something in the space that could benefit all of us. Has anyone else looked into this space and found anything of value?
Now you can add a shared calendar to your Skool so your members can see what's happening, when, in their local timezone. Members can add events to their personal calendars with a click. If your community does live Q&A calls or live events, this feature is perfect for you! Watch the video to see how it works. Enjoy!
My group is growing pretty quickly. We've had 200+ member requests for my Synthesizer Skool in the past couple weeks. It feels like it's going viral. Sam said "If you have too many people, the group becomes dysfunctional" in an Uplevel comment. @Sam Ovens where do you feel the point is where the group becomes too big? Has anyone else had experience with a really big group and how was quality affected as the group grew?
I haven't sent out an email broadcast in months. This week there has happened to be two announcements that need to be broadcasted. Very frustrating to write out the whole post only to be told I can't broadcast it.
Reason this is frustrating: The 2nd announcement is an announcement that needs to be announced soon. It's timely. And the longer the time passes, the less effective the announcement is. So the time delay is important. Solutions: 1. Change to 6 broadcasts per month 2. Just trust I'm not going to spam my community
"I haven't found an easy way to track specific threads I want to get back to, or to find previously established conversations among a few of us. Am I missing something? Toward that end, either a forum of some kind (what we used to call "bulletin boards" -- I'm soooo old), or maybe a channel on something like Discord might be the way to go to track specific conversations and topics beyond the categories created by virtue of Andrew's modules. I agree that WhatsApp and other notification/alert-centered chat rooms might be a bit much. But being able to easily find Amelie's and my "accountability" thread that we had started a couple weeks ago, or having a forum for topics around video editing, animation, topic generation, that kind of thing, could be super helpful. If there isn't an easy way to do that here, I think it might make sense to whip up a discord channel or a private forum (I can host a private forum, if y'all would like, using old-fashioned phpBB, and make Andrew an admin so that we can restrict participation to only people who he has brought into this community) or something along those lines."
Thought it might be valuable feedback to explain how I'm using Skool, because I think it's quite different to how most use it. I create content online. Primarily YouTube videos and tweets. After going through Uplevel, I fell in love with courses. Pretty much everything in every course can be found online. But there's insane value in: structuring the ideas + community. So I'm using Skool to add structure to my free content, and provide a place for a community. Sharing this because I've heard that fringe use cases are often valuable in finding product-market fit.
I would realllly love this feature. Super difficult to know if changes I'm making to the group are effecting engagement. Just something as simple as a trend of daily active users and a trend of weekly active users. @Nick Guadagnoli if you have access to these numbers for my skool behind the scenes I'd love to see it. Thanks!
Hey team! Group admins have told us they'd like to see more "engagement" and "life" in their groups. Previously, we sorted the feed by the newest post. The problem was, more people comment than post, so most of the "engagement" was happening at the comment level, and nobody could see it from the feed. This made the group feel kind of "dead". Now we sort by "recent activity" as the new default. If somebody comments on a post, it brings that post back to the top of the feed. We added some blue text to indicate when the latest comment was, and if you read it, the text changes to gray. This way, the group feels much more "alive" and "engaged". Oh yeah, and if an admin awards a "Gem" to a post/comment, that will bring that post back to the top of the feed — this makes gems more useful. Try out the new sort method in the groups you're in, and let us know what you think?
1. Will my main Skool URL (https://www.skool.com/creators-8374) redirect to new Skool URL? 2. Will Skool posts (e.g. https://www.skool.com/creators-8374/start-here) redirect to new Skool URL (e.g. https://www.skool.com/NEWGROUPNAME/start-here) Also how is Skool currently viewing SEO? My Skool is currently ranking for "synthesizer skool andrew kirby" but it would be cool if it ranked for just "online synthesizer". With good SEO practices a group would mean that members are writing content for a blog for you... That would be exciting.
@Nick Guadagnoli Great, glad to hear it. I'm not really sure what I mean regarding SEO. I guess I'm just excited by what Skool could do regarding SEO in the future. No specific question, glad to hear you find it exciting and important.
I launched my free Skool community yesterday. 72 members joined. Part of me wants to use my organic following to explode the group to thousands of members. Part of me worries that group quality decreases as members increase. My gut says I'm focused on the wrong variable. It's about quality of member, not quantity of member. 10 great members or 10,000 great members are both better than 10 bad members or 10,000 bad members. Is that true? Have you found a sweet spot in member amount? Is more better? How do I keep quality of members crazy high? (If this is the wrong community, feel free to delete)
Currently anyone can request to join. I'd like to make people answer a few questions, so that I can see answers to determine whether I let them in or not. Is this possible? If not I'll have to create a solution mixing Google Forms and Skool. Thanks
@Nick Guadagnoli Thanks for the response. This doesn't seem like a good response to me. Sounds like a lot of manual work/complexity. I think I'll use the Google Forms solution until you add in membership questions
If your goal is for relationships to be built on a skool, have you considered copying Discords 'live drop in' feature? Just an idea. Screenshot attached is from Greg Isenberg. Growth advisor at TikTok.
@Nick Guadagnoli Ways I've wanted to use this: - A permanent 'drop in room' that people can use as a water cooler. - Smaller rooms where people can discuss specific topics (e.g. sales) - Conversation starters are given (e.g. how did your last sales call go? - Weekly accountability meetings (e.g. every Sunday at 5pm a room opens and people are all encouraged to plan their week, or every Friday at 7pm people are encouraged to discuss their ads performance for the week)