At Flexiple, we have been working on Scale, since April. We finally launched it officially last week and had a lot of hopes pinned on Product Hunt, like most of us makers do.
Product Hunt, not very reliable? 🤔
But the Product Hunt launch failed. It was quite bizarre, to be honest. Overall, PH as a platform seems to lesser and lesser reliable to me. Single page articles are launched as products and end up doing well, while genuine products seem to be languishing.
Reddit the saviour! 🙌
Nevertheless, just when our shoulders were drooping, we posted it on Reddit in the InternetisBeautiful subreddit and it just went crazy! Upvotes just started flowing in and we ended up with:
=> 24,500 upvotes
=> 700+ comments
=> 150,000 traffic
All this in just 24 hours 😬
Here's a screenshot of the same:
Overall, a lesson for me (and possibly for you?) 😇
I think we need to really diversify our launch strategy from Product Hunt to other platforms. I am not saying that I won't launch on PH again - of course, I will. But I will spend less energy on it and instead work on finding other avenues too.
Anything else, you have learnt that you would like to share? Please do 🙏