As requested in response to my post about being featured on BetaList, I will share my experience and some numbers. If you don't care about the background story and want to see the numbers, just skip to the next section.
Rejection, Resubmission and Lessons Learned
I submitted travelbro (https://travelbro.io/) on July 16th. I originally had no intentions of submitting the project to BetaList but after being contacted by the BetaPage community manager, I decided to give it a shot, under the premise that I would only spend very little time on the whole process (certainly no longer true after this post...!)
Submission is pretty straightforward. I successfully completed everything in under five minutes (already took screenshots for BetaPage so that is not included). Around ten days later, I logged into BetaList to find out that my submission was rejected. Working on other things, I marked the email as read and ignored it. In the next small break, curiosity took over. I reopened the email and clicked the link to the page with the Submission Criteria (for the first time!)
Looking at the criteria, things became pretty obvious.
I basically screwed up on everything. So, here's what I did:
After making these changes, I immediately resubmitted and got accepted only 3-4 days afterwards. In hindsight, it should have been obvious that I did not do enough research. 20 minutes of real effort are a much better investment than 5 wasted minutes.
Try to be efficient when trying new things but at least read the basic guidelines.
The numbers: 76 referrals on the first day (Sunday), 78 referrals on the second day and 44 referrals on the third day. Additionally, about 81 referrals from other websites that were most likely posted by people who discovered the product on BetaList. In total, that's around 300 visits in the first three days which matches what others have reported here.
While this might not sound like a lot, we got great feedback, many feature suggestions (that are partially implemented already by now), and 17 new subscribers to the newsletter so far.
I'd say it's totally worth it but I would not consider paying for a listing unless you really need to launch as quickly as possible.