Today is finally the day we launch on Product Hunt! And I thought it would be fun to have a live thread with updates!
TLDR; at the bottom!
All times are in PDT (matching PH timezone)
Even after all the preparations it still seems scary to hit the launch button.
01:30: Invite friends
Asked some friends to share and take a look, received some initial upvotes and comments! Good so far Position: #21
02:30: Added a banner on the website##
02:35: Position: #20 Slowly creeping up
More reviews and comments!
03:00: Position: #23 Dropping a little again, turns out a competing product is launching today and is ahead in the charts 😨
03:24: Slowly up again, more reviews and comments, engagement is great! More comments compared to other products!
04:16: Still hovering around #20, on the homepage and still upvotes coming in. Planning to post on reddit soon!
04:51: Looks like are comment/vote ratio is higher compared to the competition but doesn't effect the ranking that much!
05:21: Going up again, traffic is increasing, you can see the US waking up in GA
05:40: Still around the #17 position, upvotes now at 37, signups total today: 131 (also includes users from outside PH!)
06:22: Votes seem to stall a little, lets see what happens when the rest of the US wakes up!
07:52: Position unchanged, 154 total users signed up, more comments and votes!
08:34: Going up, position #16 now!
09:09: Still #16 but 77 upvotes now, slowly moving forward, noticed the site slowing down but scaled up the cluster a litte and we are good to go 💪
10:39: More upvotes but dropped a place 😥
Stay tuned for more updates!
We did not went with a hunter since we had to launch a little last minute because of something big coming up! Chaos of a startup a guess. Also since it seems that it does not have to much impact anymore, previously all the followers of a hunter used to get an email, if they have 20k+ followers that would of course be amazing. I do however think that the "algorithm" does take it into account so it might be worth it to find a hunter!