Ask the PH team anything: Launching on PH

Ashley Higgins
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Hi everyone!! In case you haven't heard, in a couple of weeks we're trying something new: hosting an event to share everything you need to know about how to launch on Product Hunt. We'd also like to incorporate answers to the most common questions from the community, so here's your open call to ask us anything in the comments below! To join the event on August 16 at 9am PDT, go ahead and register here: https://events.producthunt.com/e...)

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Head of Community at Threado
I love this Ashley and team! What's one message you want to give to the makers who are on the edge of launching their products but hold back due to some limiting beliefs they face?
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Co-Founder @ Looria
@5harath Just ship it 🚒
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Peoduct Hunt Launch Checklist πŸ‘‡
@5harath ship fast but have a working MVP.
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Community @ Product Hunt
@5harath IMO Makers should read some amazing Launch Tips by the community (https://www.producthunt.com/disc...) and just SHIP IT :) In case they still hold back, they should just reach out to us. Our team is super friendly and very approachable. Always happy to help :)
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Growth Hacker | Tixio
Thanks @ahiggz for the opportunity. Can't wait to join the event. πŸ™Œ Highly appreciate it and was much needed. Hopefully, this will be a useful resource for the people like me who are planning to launch soon. Just asking 😬 - Is there any secret sauce only PH team knows about to have a successful launch that most people don't know?
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Community @ Product Hunt
@ahiggz @tapos_ovi IMO, there is only one secret sauce I know of - GREAT PRODUCT!! Great products, irrespective of anything, will connect with the PH community. Prepare well for the launch by keeping all assets ready, and be active. Launch day energy is CONTAGIOUS :)
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Growth Hacker | Tixio
@adityavsc agreed great product wins !
Co-founder & CEO, trickle.so
Thanks for the great work! We are launching Trickle this week. Itβ€˜s perfect opportunity to do a review by join the event. πŸš€ πŸ’—
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Community @ Product Hunt
@ming_xu1 Exciting!
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Co-Founder, Scalenut
Looking forward to the event.
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Community @ Product Hunt
@gauravgoyal_gg πŸ™ When can we expect Scalenut on Product Hunt? πŸ˜‰
Co-Founder, Scalenut
@adityavsc Will plan it soon :)
Software Developer | Entrepreneur
Looking forward to it, great work
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Chief Product Officer | Video Strategist
Can't wait for the event! just in time for me as I'm quite new in this community and loving it so far :D A question for you: Do you have any stats about the success rate on PH vs real life? For example - how many of the products that were on your top 5 actually reached their goals (be it fund raising; lead gen; growth; etc)? Is there a type of company that is more likely to benefit from a PH launch?
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Community @ Product Hunt
@daphna_tsachor Great questions, Daphna. We have quite a number of success stories :)
Agilist, self-management advocate
Thanks for the great work! One thing that I have in my mind is that, tips to get as much as feedback for a mvp from the community...Looking forward to the event...
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Community @ Product Hunt
@mehmet_yitmen Sure thing, Mehmet! For MVP sort of products, you can also try Ship (https://www.producthunt.com/ship...) to build a community of early users and make changes to your product through community feedback. You can also brainstorm ideas here in discussions :)
Agilist, self-management advocate
@adityavsc thanks alot!
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Intern at Gamma. The anti-PowerPoint.
Oo nice timing, thanks! What tools do makers use to track their launches and what data should they be tracking?
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Community @ Product Hunt
Hey @naomichao! I saw Gamma's Upcoming Page and also spoke to Grant. Super excited to know about Gamma. Every launch post has a 'Launch Day' dashboard. You can keep referring to this dashboard to track the launch progress. I hope it helps :) For example, you can check Highlight's dashboard here: https://www.producthunt.com/post...
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Driving Open-source @ Undaku |
looking forward for it.
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Co-founder & CMO of Trickle
looking forward for it:)
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Product marketing at Aaply.app
Amazing!
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Co-founder of MakerBox | ex-PM
Ashley, that's a fantastic idea! I have sooo many questions and finally will be able to find answers not only in Twitter threads πŸ˜… 1. How do you track fake upvotes (bots, new users, etc.?). When is it checked? Sometimes I see that product gets #1, but on the next day, it has significantly fewer upvotes than product #2. 2. Sometimes I see in real-time that product #1 has fewer upvotes than #2 or even #3. Why does it happen?
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Community @ Product Hunt
@basv Great questions! Our team is very excited to answer questions from the community! Do join :)
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CEO at Logolivery.com
Looking forward to the event! Great work!
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Community @ Product Hunt
Thanks, @pavell2l :)
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Founder @ PingMi | Software Engineer
How does a boosted profile affect product ranking algorithms?
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Community @ Product Hunt
Hey @stas_voronov - what do you mean by boosted profile? Like some popular figure?
Founder @ PingMi | Software Engineer
Hey @adityavsc, I mean is it a big difference if you publish a product from the almost new profile (with 10-20 points) or if you post from a profile with >200 points?
Co-Founder @ morgen.so (go try it now!)
Great timing @ahiggz! ;)
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Stageset wins you B2B sales
Hi @ahiggz What were some examples of Hunts that launched a previously unknown Product from 0 to Hero that stuck with you? And what do you think made them so successful?
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Community @ Product Hunt
@ahiggz @philippe_denier There are SOO many of them! Do join the event :)
Founder of Testifi - Software testing
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity @ahiggz, can't wait to attend this event! As someone who recently found out about the Product Hunt, I'm curious to explore all the possibilities within the platform
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Community @ Product Hunt
@ahiggz @testifi I think we can call it ~Daniel's Product Hunt Onboarding Event~ hehe πŸ™ƒ
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Founder of Testifi - Software testing
@ahiggz @adityavsc That'd be a great title to start with ;)
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iOS Dev
Hey Ashley, logging into that page doesn't seem to work :(
@dorian_grolaux hey Dorian! can you please let me know what error you're getting? what did you use to log in?
iOS Dev
@cristinaibunea I can't really even login, if I just press the login button on that page it immediately shows an error message (which I cannot seem to share as a screenshot here 😬) But it says: ERROR Sorry, an error occurred. We're aware of the issue and working on getting it resolved. Please refresh this page to try again. if I try to reload the page, I then get: We’re having a problem logging you in. Please refresh the page, and then try again.
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Community @ Product Hunt
@cristinaibunea @dorian_grolaux seems like I've figured it out. Is this also your account ? https://www.producthunt.com/@mrs... If yes, I can go ahead and merge your accounts which will resolve this :) You can also reach out to our team on Intercom. We will be more than happy to help :)
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iOS Dev
@cristinaibunea /@mrskwiggs /@mrs @adityavsc Yes that's also my account. Interesting! Yes go ahead for merging :) Thanks all πŸ™
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Community @ Product Hunt
@dorian_grolaux I've merged the accounts. You should be fine to login now. If you still face some issues, do let us know!
Founder @ XFX
Thank you guys for your amazing job, I'll launch XFX and this event will help me a lot.
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Community @ Product Hunt
@noakmilo Super excited to know more about XFX!
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Founder at xTiles.app
Just nice to be a part of this community!
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Community @ Product Hunt
Hey @maksymkuchur - welcome to the community. When can we expect xTiles launch? :)