Blog Post

Shout-out, thanks!

Published on August 19, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal

This post is dedicated to the people that use RepoTracker publicly in one way or another and thereby drive traffic to the project. This is important to get exposure and promote RT to a greater audience.

It's only possible to build a great product if you have enough user feedback, and you only get user feedback if you have users, and you only get users if you have a great product – the Devil's Circle!

Therefore, shout-out to the early adopters, love you guys 📢 ❤️ 🙏🏽

A great way to integrate RepoTracker into your project is, for instance, to add an insights link to the project's README.md file on GitHub:

https://repo-tracker.com/r/gh/{ github_user_name }/{ repo_name }

Example:

https://repo-tracker.com/r/gh/nuxt/framework

RepoTracker details and insights page for nuxt/framework repository

Or, more conveniently, you can use a github-stats link, which has a more intuitive URL structure but will redirect to the same location:

GitHub Stats link to nuxt/framework on RepoTracker

This is a classical win-win-win move: 1. The user looking at your repository gets a convenient way to quickly check out some cool stats and insights about your project; 2. You and your project get some positive flair for providing this nice extra to the user; 3. RT gets more exposure. Nice, we all win!

Special shout-out to @xemulat who first came up with this amazing idea!

Here is the list of known GitHub repos that include an RT insights link:

If your project is using an insights link, or RepoTracker in any other way, please let me know so that I can add it to the list. I hope you have fun with the tool and that it delivers some value to the Dev and DevOps communities.

That's it, excited to see some more projects on the list ✌🏽


Some other repositories that currently get more-than-average traffic on RT: