Author(s): Tiago, Max
Target Users: Mostly tech and bootstrapping related users
Community Tips and Tricks
- You can gain followers who if you launch will receive a notification that you’ve launched a product - which means gaining followers could give you a boost
- Supporting and helping members of the Product Hunt community will help to gain you standing within the PH community as well as help you gain new followers
- The Product page only features the “Featured” products unless you click “View All Products”.
- Most of the PH community use Twitter for their sign up and so often have their handles on their PH profiles
- Supporting products early might get you access to Beta testing and/or early pricing schemes for new products - including grandfathering of pricing for the long term.
- You can save products for later uses using the “collections” feature - you can setup your own ones.
Launching Tips and Tricks
- Start making friends and getting feedback months before the launch date.
- You can feature your product early using “Ship” pages.
- Your product starts on the “Newest” page and your goal is to have enough engagement to move it to the “Featured” page. That way you will have a much higher exposure
- Have already an audience that can boost your post by giving early upvotes.
- Schedule your launch and maximize the time that your launch will be visible. Just after midnight SAN FRANCISCO TIME.
- Aim for at least 30 upvotes in the first hour after launch, this will get you in the top 5 for the day almost guaranteed since the top spots continue to get the most attention and therefore upvotes as the day goes on.
- Instead of asking for upvotes directly merely share your tweet or PH page and request support. Most people understand what that means 😉. Comments are even better than upvotes!
- Make sure to wait enough time (roughly 6 months) between a launch and a re-launch
- If you have any questions use the customer support chat functionality
- Your preview images and landing page matter a lot. Put the effort in to make them beautiful.
- Getting a hunter is nice but optional. Having friends online is the most important thing.