Yesterday, we were on the main page of HackerNews for more than 12 hours. 4 of those as #1.
We made a ShowHN for a Python package which is completely autonomous and does not depend on our main product. However, we keep the credits on the GitHub page. So, some people will end up on our website.
It is an API to search for the news article's data. Like Google that allows really complex filtering, and returns a normalized data feed in JSON.
Our top use cases:
#1 Your Own News Aggregator
#2 Data Science Projects
#4 Market Research & Analysis
#5 Media Monitoring
At the moment we made a post on HackerNews we already had 450 subscribers/beta testers. We got those from the same Python library (when it got released) and my Medium blog
First of all, let me explain once again that we got #1 with an open-sourced library that was made by our team, not with our product that is in the pre-release stage.
That means that for the end-user to appear in our email list the following should happen:
The results are as follows:
🛠 Github: 900 ⭐️ --> 1800 ⭐️
👓 Website views: 20-40/day --> 1300/day
✏️ Signups: 170
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