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🔴 LIVE UPDATES: Launching on Product Hunt!

Today is finally the day we launch on Product Hunt! And I thought it would be fun to have a live thread with updates!

Product hunt post

TLDR; at the bottom!

All times are in PDT (matching PH timezone)

01:00: Launch
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

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02:30: Added a banner on the website##
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02:35: Position: #20 Slowly creeping up
More reviews and comments!
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03:00: Position: #23 Dropping a little again, turns out a competing product is launching today and is ahead in the charts 😨
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03:24: Slowly up again, more reviews and comments, engagement is great! More comments compared to other products!
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04:16: Still hovering around #20, on the homepage and still upvotes coming in. Planning to post on reddit soon!

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04:51: Looks like are comment/vote ratio is higher compared to the competition but doesn't effect the ranking that much!
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05:21: Going up again, traffic is increasing, you can see the US waking up in GA
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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!
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07:52: Position unchanged, 154 total users signed up, more comments and votes!

08:34: Going up, position #16 now!
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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 😥
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Stay tuned for more updates!

Notes:

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!

TLDR;

  • You don't need a hunter, it helps a little but their followers don't get an email anymore
  • Reviews and comments don't really matter
  • We lost 4 votes? Maybe they got removed or people disliked the product later? Can't say fore sure
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    Super informative post, and really helpful insights! Thanks!

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      Let me know if you have questions!

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    Having a hunter is of course a very nice asset. Let me check on your product and give my little upvote for support ;) best of luck for what's to come!

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      Thanks man! Yeah it's valuable would probably get one if it wasn't for the time constraint!

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    Cheers @klaaz0r - Great to see updates here on Indihackers - Where it all started for the team 🤗

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      Haha yeah we need to post about that!

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    This is super helpful info as I hope to launch in PH in a month or so. I was actually a very early upvoter/signup this morning because I love podcasts and check ProductHunt daily! I actually use GoodPods but I really like this product's layout/feel more? I don't know hard to pinpoint because I just signed up today.

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    Looks like the US is waking up and we are starting to get more traffic!

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    I likely stay up for the upcoming 24 hours to monitor everything! If you have any questions AMA!

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