December 23, 2019

A Blog Post on Product Hunt launches

Henrikas Kuzmickas @henrykuzmick

Two weeks ago Pine launched on Product Hunt.
It was a fun experience with lots of lessons learned.

In this blog post, I mostly talk about the mistakes I made during the launch. It's dedicated to the newby makers like myself. I hope you'll find some useful tips here!

https://pine.io/blog/how-to-release-on-product-hunt/

  1. 2

    hey what platform did you use for making your blog? it seems really great

    1. 1

      Hey, thanks! :)
      It's just a simple Gatsby site! I find it pretty great for blogging, writing in markdown is much more pleasant than editing some Wordpress doc.

  2. 2

    Very useful and informative. Thanks a lot.

    1. 1

      Thanks, glad you liked it!

  3. 2

    Nice! congrats on making it on PH. it's not an easy beast!

    1. 1

      Thanks!! :)

  4. 2

    Very to the point and informative post. Especially because it's tried and tested advice. Good luck with Pine! I just registered btw :)

    1. 1

      Thanks!!! :)) 🙏

  5. 2

    Cool tips and congrats on doing well on PH!

    1. 1

      Thanks! :)

  6. 2

    Thanks for sharing! Will take your advice for launching our Product on PH soon 🎉

    I was wondering why you suggest to be active on PH a few months before launching. I am mostly a passive user on PH, looking for stuff and upvoting if I like it. Is there any advantage if I engage more or did you list this so people learn how PH works before launching?

    Thanks again for sharing your learnings! 🙇‍♂️

    1. 1

      Hey!

      I don't think it's very important generally speaking, but as far as I managed to understand - the PH algorithm takes into account your activity on the platform. If you've hunted stuff before and it got ranked well, your new stuff would get ranked even higher.

      In fact, there are top hunters on PH, that will offer to hunt your products for you, so it would score better.

      But the number of previous upvotes, comments, engagements etc are also taken into account.

      On my launch day, there was a product that had fewer upvotes and comments than Pine, but it would keep getting placed above me. I suspect it's because of the hunter.

      Apart from all that - you'd just get more familiar with the platform, which helps.

      Good luck with your launch!!

      1. 1

        Thanks for your explanation, makes perfect sense! Wish you all the best with Pine 🙌

  7. 2

    Thanks for sharing your experience and tips

    1. 1

      Thanks, I hope it was useful! :)

  8. 2

    Great post with some very helpful points especially the video and animated gif ideas. Best of luck in the future with you product

    1. 1

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

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