Limk is a content distribution and discovery platform that helps websites grow traffic while reaching highly engaged audiences.
Websites can bring qualified new users—those most likely to engage—to their own sites by exposing their content on contextually similar sites at Limk Shuffle.
Publishers, brands and businesses can expand their reach to new and larger audiences by syndicating their content to distribute on other sites from Limk Shuffle network.
- Serving more than 8 million recommendations per month. Our current global reach is nearly 4 million people.
- Companies’ spend on online content marketing grew to nearly $16.6B last year.
- Marketers, on average, spend over a quarter of their marketing budget on content marketing.
- Over a combined $118.4B will be spent on "content marketing", video and social media in this year.
Our content distribution platform uses geolocation to deliver results in various languages and locations. We target page context of the posts added by our publishers and can use user-specific browser habits to increase engagement and distribution.
This platform enables us to lower bounce rates to 20% and keep average visit times to over 2 minutes while providing targeted traffic to our publishers.
By measuring multiple pieces of publicly available data — such as the ones we collect from big social networks like Facebook and Twitter, we assign a unique "Social Rank" to each URL on our platform, ranging from 1 to 100 in real-time. This score predicts the popularity and social influence of posts in our system.
We're planning to release the Social Rank API, with a pay-as-you-go model, sometime in 2014: http://socialrank.io/
Our co-founding story—including candid answers about how we met, began working together, and teamed up for Limk—was featured by 500 Startups Blog in 2012:
We're currently team of five—a combination of credible hackers (Oguz + 2 team members with CS background), hustlers (both founders), and designers (Ozer + 1 employee), all from Turkey.
We always had the idea of building an intelligent layer to help the end-user to pick what she's really into rather than *what is imposed* to her, but *that* was also how we made six-figure annual revenue without taking any investment in the past.
The idea transformed several times, and eventually Limk became what we've been doing best for years: providing distribution that converts to any Internet website with our targeted-content marketing platform.
Ozer started to save and publish the most interesting links he encountered on the web in late 90's, and that thing became the first social bookmarking service in Turkey under the name of Limk.
From 2005 to 2010, before the fall of the social bookmarking era, Limk had already attained six-figure annual revenue and five-figure user numbers, dominating the MENA and Eastern European market as one of the first social bookmarking services available.
The fact that Oguz actually has been supporting himself since the age 11.
He launched two local soccer communities by the age of 18; after two years, he had more than 400k users and had generated $50k in revenue from scratch.
Beyond that, he made $100k-plus in profits from affiliate marketing by investing his hard-earned money. He later teamed up with Ozer, helping Limk expand to six-figure annual revenues.
Oguz also worked with TNW to build its first-ever channel, beyond its original blog.
Monthly ReachJanuary 2014
20% growth mon/monDecember 2013
15% growth mon/monNovember 2013
13% growth mon/monOctober 2013
9% growth mon/monSeptember 2013
99% growth mon/monAugust 2013
23% growth mon/monJuly 2013
24% growth mon/monJune 2013
Monthly RecommendationsJanuary 2014
12% growth mon/monDecember 2013
15% growth mon/monNovember 2013
10% growth mon/monOctober 2013
13% growth mon/monSeptember 2013
118% growth mon/monAugust 2013
92% growth mon/monJuly 2013
29% growth mon/monJune 2013
35,000 yearly run rate
Total WebsitesDecember 2013
23% growth mon/monNovember 2013
34% growth mon/monOctober 2013
14% growth mon/monSeptember 2013
14% growth mon/monAugust 2013
85% growth mon/monJuly 2013
170% growth mon/monJune 2013
SeedJul 5, 2013$100,000