Product Hunt
Pro Tips
Welcome to Product Hunt, a place to discover, share and geek out about new products and technology. Before hunting a product, take a peek at these rules of thumb.
What can I post on Product Hunt?

Product Hunt is for new or relatively unknown tech products. As much as we love Twitter.com, it probably isn’t a good fit for the homepage today.

Please refrain from posting events, single paid courses, deal/discount sites, blog posts, private groups, services, and other things that are not products, as relevant as they may be for the community.

Products that are available to use, download, or purchase immediately get priority. Those that have not yet launched rarely get featured on the homepage, but could be a great option for Ship or Product Hunt Early

Curious to explore the most upvoted products? Enter * into the search bar, but don’t tell anyone about our little secret. ;)

What about product updates?

Once featured, products cannot be reposted with exception to significant updates or product pivots

Of course product development isn’t static, so we will consider significant updates as new product submissions by contacting us hello@producthunt.com (please note we usually suggest at least 6 months between product updates)

What time does the homepage work on?

The homepage runs on Pacific Time and resets at midnight daily

If you want to post a product bright and early but are in another timezone, you can always schedule your post up to 7 days in advance

Get your copy and images right

Taglines matter. The best taglines are succinct, describe the product, and avoid cliche descriptions like "email on steroids" or superfluous buzzwords like "a beautiful SoLoMo livestreaming experience."

Please use proper grammargrammer and spellling.

GIFs are great but please refrain from using flashy thumbnails. Your thumbnail should represent your product or brand. The media gallery can be used for further imagery (we recommend at least 2)

How does a product make the homepage?

What’s featured on the frontpage is driven by the community. The ranking algorithm takes into account numerous factors, including time since posting and fraudulent voting ring activity.

Start a conversation

After posting a product, add a comment to kick off conversation

If you know who made a product, invite them to join the discussion! It’s always fun to hear the backstory directly from product makers

Sharing and Upvoting

Feel free to share products you post (or find) but don’t ask for upvotes. Gaming may result in the product being removed from the site. People should upvote what they think is useful or interesting, not because they’re peer pressured or incentivised.

Posting a product to Product Hunt is free! Taking money to hunt a product or upvote one could result in that product being taken down.

Get involved and add value

Sharing your baby (i.e., product) with the world is incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking. Treat makers with respect but also don’t hesitate to challenge each other and ask difficult questions.

Be respectful

We won't accept discrimination of any kind or overtly offensive comments. Be nice and if you see bad behavior, please let us know at hello@producthunt.com or flag the the comment/post directly.

Comments that contain threatening/violent/abusive language or directly/indirectly attacks individuals/groups will be removed.

Personal accounts only

Anyone who creates a personal account (no company or branded accounts please!) can post a product they’ve made or discovered by hitting the ‘Post’ button on the top right of the page.

If you’re using a company or branded account, you will not have access to post or comment. We ask that you please create a personal account to interact with the community. We foster a person to person environment to keep the community authentic. We ask that folks talk to one another as themselves.

If you've just created an account, you’ll need to wait 1 week to post a product, alternatively you can sign up to our newsletter to jump start your full access.

Join or start a Discussion

Want to ask the community for help? Join or start a Discussion to crowd source knowledge from other makers and product lovers

Create collections

Create collections. Get creative (like Lucy). The more interesting or useful the better.

Get out there and share your ideas. Talk to us. We love to hear your feedback via hello@producthunt.com or on Twitter at @ProductHunt.

Still have questions?
Check out the full FAQ’s page
Frequently Asked Questions