I have made a mistake by automatically scheduling a launch on 12:01 AM PST.
This means my product was instantly flooded by a dozen of other submissions scheduled at exactly the same time. Some of them already had some upvotes so I landed at the very bottom. I couldn't find my submission myself. I thought it was somehow launched at the end of a previous day.
Leson learned is to submit about an hour after start of new PH day. Then the submission is at least reachable when sorting by new. It is especially important when you don't have significant following and can't get initial boost to get onto the homepage.
What are your thoughts on that? Do you have similiar experience?
PS: If you're interested, product I (unluckily) launched is https://www.producthunt.com/posts/bigmoji