Who is the audience of Product Hunt? Your ideas.

Julia Demyanchuk
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We are planning to launch on Product Hunt once again after our successful launch last year with LeaksID (https://www.producthunt.com/post...). And we started discussing with the team, who is the real audience of the site, who is better to target products here. Your ideas? What products are definitely not suitable?

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Yuri Lisin
Co-founder Tokenhunt.club
I can define myself as a target audience. I build (with no-code) and market products myself and regularly visit PH to follow the trends in product design, marketing etc. It seems to me that the only criteria for products released on Product Hunt is that they should not be boring. Which is actually a very charming thing about PH:)
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Julia Demyanchuk
Marketing & Growth
@yuryfication I am absolutely agree with the statement about "not to be boring"!
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Shem Leong
Building Limiter in public
@yuryfication oh no, now I'm worried.
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Yuri Lisin
Co-founder Tokenhunt.club
@shem_l Don't worry, you can make any product spicy, just find your marketing hacks ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
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Martina Hackbartt
Changing the way teams work @ ReSkript
I personally think there are 2 main audiences: 1) Individuals who like tech, who are maybe building something and like to be up-to-date with the latest trends. 2) Teams! who are marketing their product and stay very active here to build a network, receive feedback on their product, and others. So I'd say any tech product that is targeted to individual users or businesses could do well!
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Julia Demyanchuk
Marketing & Growth
@martina_hackbartt thank you very much for your opinion!
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Maxwell Davis
Launching Something Soon ๐Ÿš€
I think there are three audiences: Marketing Teams Solopreneurs/Indie Hackers/Entrepreneurs Tech interested people that want to keep up to date
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Nabeel Amir
I am the Product Owner @ WorkHub
Product Huntโ€™s users are developers, designers, startups, founders and tech enthusiasts who are interested in finding the next great product. This makes it a valuable resource for those who want to be first to market with their products and features.
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Kazimieras Melaika
Interested in health tech and wellness.
I think it's product makers, who will be launching their own products in the near future, tech enthusiasts who always want to stay up to date, or people looking for advice from other product owners. Btw, weโ€™re launching in late April or the start of May. Check out our upcoming PH page: www.producthunt.com/upcoming/eff... Our project is called: Effecto. Itโ€™s an app for detailed health tracking. Pretty much for everything that is related to your physical or mental health and every daily factor that can affect you.
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Julia Demyanchuk
Marketing & Growth
@kmelaika Subscribed! Good luck with the launch!
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Adnyesh Dalpati
Growing Brands through AI
Entrepreneurs Enthusiasts Experts
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Dmitriy Zhukov
cto inqoob
People who like technology, who might be creating something, and of course teams who want to launch their product on PH.
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Su Kaygun Sayran
I'd say mainly makers and teams/marketers. Interestingly enough there's little spam. I don't think it's realistic to have a platform with zero spam but for a platform that's built solely around promoting product launches, PH is doing remarkably well.
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Paul VanZandt
Founder of Fresco
I think ProductHunt is mainly built around people who are interested in innovative tech and new ideas. Whether this is founders, makers, employees, or freelance creators, the interest in product growth is something we all have in common!
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Jamie Green
Tech & Start-up enthusiast
This is a super good question and I think all the other answers have nailed it so will take another spin on the question. It depends. There are a couple factors inherent in PH i.e., tech savviness, marketers and founders looking for tools etc. but a lot comes down to what you launch and to who you are targeting. I will break it down by; is it to get customers? Is it to build awareness? Is it part of a wider marketing push? Given these, the audiences could look like the following: - If its to get customers - if you are B2B you are likely looking for advocates, best case you get the founder/ exec with authority to advocate (removes the need for purchase approval) but at a min you are looking to get team members to advocate your product to their manager etc. - If it is awareness - then it is really anyone and everyone, in this case you want to push website visits, social follows and email signups - If it's part of a wider marketing push - then your audience may not be the direct viewers of your launch but the viewers on the PH newsletter or your own email subscriber list you are trying to convert by showing "hey look we were #1 on PH click here to see" Now this isn't be all end all but combined with the other answers should add some extra colour
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Sean Song
HiDock, the Hybrid Speakerphone
3 kinds: 1. who comes here for fun 2. who comes here for work 3. who comes here for both work and fun
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Julia Demyanchuk
Marketing & Growth
@seansong ๐Ÿ˜„
Arpit Mishra
SaaS Community Builder ๐Ÿค
Here is my observation about PH audience as a SaaS marketer - 1. Tech enthusiasts (0-5 years exp) who want to check on the cool products and then use it. Finding cheaper alternatives. 2. Open-source contributors hang out a lot on PH. Switch frequently between Reddit, SO & PH. 3. Marketers - Preparing for their next launch, Studying competitors 4. Founders - Keeping upto date on the market and category.
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David Babins
Niche businesses, marketing etc...
Some additional feedback and info from a previous thread awhile back for your review... :) https://www.producthunt.com/disc... Leading to some further thoughts and a good overview on the question and subject... https://www.makeuseof.com/what-i...
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Julia Demyanchuk
Marketing & Growth
@david_babins thank you for the links!
Arun Pariyar
Tech & People | Launching setops.co ๐Ÿš€
I think that the PH Community is diverse enough to give a solid chance to any product that solves a real problem(That's the key). I see developers, founders, marketeers, growth hackers, community builders and more. It's probably cheesy to say this but for a well made product, "Build And They Will Come" is at the heart of PH ๐Ÿ’œ
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Eugene K.
Co-founder. B2b managing media files app
@arunpariyar How do you think does PH really suit for b2b products?
Christian C
CEO @ Engiweb Ltd
Indie hackers :)
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Dylan Merideth
Building ideaisland.io - immunologist
1) Early adopter folks who simply love staying on the edge of whats currently being done in the startup space 2) Entrepreneur builders 3)Marketers Things that arent suitable are tied to most terms and conditions (no adult entertainment, drugs, and other illegal activities)
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Sonu
Representative @ Flyfi
I can find myself as a best audience who visit producthunt daily without typing anything else in google.
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Ifeoluwa Adeyemi
Backend developer
End users of tech products
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Dow Osage, MBA
Tech, Data, Analytics, Start-ups
It seems like on any given day much of the traffic is there to support one of the companies launching on that day. I wouldn't want to guess the percentage, but I imagine it's substantial. Beyond that group, I would think investors/prospectors and techies make up the next two biggest cohorts.
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Michael Eric
Creative hats that serve everyone.
Thank you, it solved my confusion, I didn't know it before
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