It has been a very strange day from my latest project Cruip yesterday!
The backstory: During the morning (and the day after the official launch here on Indie Hackers), I noticed that someone had hunted us on Product Hunt! For obvious reasons, we weren’t ready for such a thing so early, but we didn't have options, so we've prepared all the necessary as quickly as possible, and we've hoped for the best.
We've been hunted at 1 pm CEST, so we were already tons of upvotes behind the top five, but we didn't give up, and in just one hour we reached the top 3, and at the end of the day we made it the product of the day!
Apart from the story, I've collected some stats and personal thoughts that I would like to share with you all:
Product Hunt Stats (24 hours)
Unique Visitors: 3.500+
Page Views: 8.300+
These numbers come just from Product Hunt, in less than 24 hours!
What I learned:
A good product can make the job without a proper marketing, but not vice-versa.
We’ll never have the full control, so when something “bad” happens, just try to turn it in an occasion.
People are incredible! The traction has started when we’ve placed a simple banner on our website “ please support us on Product Hunt.
Consider Product Hunt has a great opportunity, but you can’t rely on one-time exposures to grow a startup audience
Happy to share additional stats, just ask!