Congrats to you, entrepreneurs :)
Hi! A few of us asked for our numbers following ImprovMX being featured on ProductHunt, so here there are.
We posted ImprovMX at around 0:02 ProductHunt time, so a few minutes after the new day, and almost immediately got Featured.
I can't say for sure why we were featured right away. It might be because I have an old account with many products (either as a poster or a maker) that went featured and finished quite high (the latest being #1), but we didn't had to fight a lot to appear on the homepage, which was nice and helped for sure.
We were initially #5, and quickly moved to become #3. There, we "fighted" a lot with CodeStream on a close battle. We managed to cross them and landed a sweet #2 spot for half the day. (Then, the team at CodeStream launched their powerful upvote machine and quickly gain tons of upvotes...)
A new player came later, DesignGapp, which quickly crossed everyone to finish #1. I still don't know how PH works for these ...
After a whole day, we settled for #4, which is great for us as it gave us a good visibility, many visitors and a few new users.
Unfortunately, so far, no new customers.
We posted ImprovMX on May 15, and that day, we got 210 new users.
As a contrast, the week before, we had 86 new users.
I'd love to share the Analytics details with you, but for a reason I can't explain, the numbers aren't good. GA indicates 194 visitors that day, followed by 175 visitors the next day, but this doesn't make any sense since we got 210 new users! (and I know from experience that being on the top #5 of PH doesn't bring you "just" 210 new users, we had more than 300 upvotes that day!!!)
I'm suspecting that adblockers stopped Google Analytics for being loaded and thus reported invalid data.
I think, the biggest take away from this ProductHunt release is Google Analytics.
We used to rely on this service to have a good idea of how well our site was performing, but since the Adblocker/GDPR/Privacy waking up, it appears that it must be more interesting now to rely on a service that isn't blocked and is more privacy focused than what Google is offering.
Services like Matomo might be the key for future analytics.