Metric hacking is not growth hacking. Before it became "Growth Hacking", it was just creative, low-cost marketing with growth cycles (e.g. viral loops, etc.). At its core, it should move the needle in a positive, non-inflated way and as a result uncover profitable and sustainable strategies for growth. Period.

Metric hacking is not growth hacking. Before it became "Growth Hacking", it was just creative, low-cost marketing with growth cycles (e.g. viral loops, etc.). At its core, it should move the needle in a positive, non-inflated way and as a result uncover profitable and sustainable strategies for growth. Period.

Metric hacking creates the facade of product market fit. This will hurt you in the long run.