launching product hunt

Building a Product Hunt Clone? Here’s what you should know.

Product Hunt is arguably the biggest place to launch a startup, SaaS, mobile app or project. And for that reason it’s very competitive to get a high ranking, or even get noticed on Product Hunt.

If you’re thinking of building a Product Hunt clone, here’s a few things you should consider;

  • You SHOULD NOT be charging money for companies to submit – if you have a waiting list and want to charge to expedite that’s fair trade, but charging before you’ve even launched looks ridiculous. Product Hunt doesn’t charge, how can anyone justify paying for your service. Don’t be this site Nextool, which hasn’t even launched yet.
  • You SHOULD establish a social media presence on every platform available; Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Threads, whatever platform that is available.
  • You SHOULD be cross promoting the products being submitted – when you use social media to announce a product launching, that product should be sharing their launch on their own social media, which in turn helps give your site exposure. It’s a no brainer to increase traffic to your own site.
  • You SHOULD make your web traffic public – Maker Peak made their traffic public here. You should be too.
  • You SHOULD have a blog to give updates on how often you are launching new sites.
  • You SHOULD NOT reject submissions without an explanation – if you think a product is not appropriate for your site, that’s fin but for goodness sakes tell the companies that are submitting for consideration why you are not posting their company.

There’s room for competition in the launch game, but since you’re not the lead dog you’re going to have to put in a lot of effort to get noticed. Good luck with whatever you’re building, and reach out to us so we can add you to the Launch Point Zero directory.