First of all, if you’re looking for a do-this-then-that kind of magic recipe to be first place, this is not that.
This is about how we think we got to the number one place, the things we believe helped us get there.
For the ones who don't know 'Product Hunt', It’s a website where new digital products are listed.
Anyone can submit a product, and the visitors of the website decide its rank by upvoting certain products that day.
If you’re ever building a product of any kind, we highly recommend listing it on there, it gave us a surprising amount of free traffic.
Our product, ‘BioLinky', steadily grew to over 300 upvotes that day. It’s not an astronomically high number, but it's more than enough to claim the first place.
Here is how we think we got that place.
Our product is not ’new’ in the sense that it's nothing like anyone has ever seen before, the idea is not new, but it is executed well. The start of our product, our inspiration, our reason for existence were the negative reactions on the products that were available already.
This is not something we say about ourselves, but it kept coming back in the ‘Product Hunt' comments. For that reason, we think a good design was one of the reasons people clicked on it in the first place. You can have the best product ever, if it’s ugly, there is a chance people will never click it, resulting in never knowing how great the product is.
After posting our product on there, the first comments started coming in, some of which were errors people had, trying the product. Luckily we stuck around in the comment, instantly fixing the issues, updating the product and informing the user.
Start with a hook
As I said before, our product is not based on a whole new idea, instead of ignoring that face, we made it the first sentence people could read about it. It grabbed peoples attention, they wanted to know more, just by the way we described it.
Overall, We’re honoured to be in this position.
Thank you to everyone who is being an early bird and using our product.
We love you guys!
Click here to visit the 'Product Hunt Page
The BioLinky team