March 18, 2019

Product Hunt vs BetaList vs Hacker News for early users?

Jeremiah Smith @itsJeremiahS

Hey Hackers 👋

I launched my product (The Tech Memo) last month on Product Hunt, a week ago on BetaList and today on Show HN.

Am gathering the traffic stats to benchmark the 3 as ways to get early users.

Happy to share my findings, just comment below if you want them.

EDIT: here are the results ➡️ (Product Hunt wind hands down)

  1. 5

    Placing my bet:
    90% from PH
    10% from BL
    Stomach ulcer from HN

    1. 1

      Haha ok! Will compile + publish this afternoon

  2. 3

    I guess BL does not give significant traffic. PH does.
    HN if you're on frontpage will make your server busy.

  3. 1

    HN works really well if you're on the front page, otherwise not so much.

    I'm guessing most of your traffic came from PH.

  4. 1

    It depends on launch success, really.

    One of my products was featured on BetaList for a week, but didn't get any traction on PH and HN. Thus, BL gave me a significant traffic, where others just a few visits.

    With other, it was completely vice versa.

  5. 1

    Why not both all of them?

    1. 2

      I will publish results for all 3

      1. 1

        Cool. Placing my bets now:

        • 60% sign ups from Product Hunt
        • 30% from BetaList
        • 10% from Hacker News
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