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We launched LaunchPedia on Product Hunt on Jan 8th.

It was a huge success πŸŽ‰

πŸ‘Upvotes: 566
πŸ₯ˆDay rank: 2
πŸš€Week rank: 6
πŸ‘₯Visitors: 1000+
βœ‰οΈSignups: 150+

We tried many things this time & these are the ones that helped us get more traffic to our launch πŸ‘‡

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Who said WordPress websites loads slow πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Just checked LaunchPedia's website speed on GTMetrix

It is green everywhere😍!! 99% performance πŸ•Ί

Note: WordPress is fast if you optimize it well. Poor plugins and themes only will make your Wordpress website load slow

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Our Product Hunt launch coming soon page has now more than 50 followers πŸ•Ί

How did we get here?
1. Created an exit intent popup on our website and
2. Shared our website on Reddit, Indiehackers, & Twitter.

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We delayed building LaunchPedia for almost 3 months.

Reasons for the delay
1. No deadline
2. Finding the best tool stack and
3. Focusing too much on design

But one day, we came to our senses & finished building it in 2 days. (We were shocked 🀯)

How?

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One guy commented this on our LaunchPedia's blogπŸ₯Ί

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This is a big week for us 🀞

1. Launching LaunchPedia on ProductHunt this Sunday and
2. Sending Issue #10 of The Big Bang Launch Newsletter

Very excited!!

What about you? How is your week going?

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My Indie Hackers post is ranking on the first page.

I think build-in public posts & personal stories will perform well on IndieHackers rather than some curation or promotional posts

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Last week's #buildinpublic update

This week turned out pretty well, we finally built LaunchPedia after delaying it many times πŸ•Ί

πŸš€ Sent Issue #9 of The Big Bang Launch Newsletter
βœ‰οΈ 19 News subscribers were added this week
πŸ—οΈ Built LaunchPedia this weekend

More details πŸ‘‡
It's the weekend time!
It's building time!!

After postponing it multiple times,
I & @Nithin_Jawahar are building LaunchPedia this weekend πŸš€

Planning in progress. More details soon, stay tuned πŸ””

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Weekly #buildinpublic update

Not a good week at all in terms of work. No work done, No new interviews & Change of launch plans for GiftIndy.

βœ‰οΈ Sent The Big Bang Launch Newsletter Issue #8
πŸ“ˆ 41 New subscribers added to the newsletter

More details πŸ‘‡
Weekly #buildinpublic update

Week started dull but it ended on a high note with the build weekend challenge.

βœ‰οΈ 19 subscribers added to The Big Bang Launch Newsletter
😒 No newsletter this week
πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈBuilt GiftIndy in the weekend

More details πŸ‘‡
Logo done βœ…

1. Cat to bring the IndieHacker vibe
2. Handwriting font to make the brand look fun.

What do you think?

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Collecting and formatting data is done βœ…

227 products are finalized for now.

Need to set up and design the website on Softr now 🀞

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Data formatting takes more time than data scraping 🀯

Tasks in Data formatting
1. Clean the data
2. Assign labels to the data
3. Work on data types
4. Remove the duplicates

Thanks to Airtbale's dedupe extension, cleared duplicates in seconds.

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Scraped these categories for GiftIndy
1. Twitter & Linkedin Growth
2. Copy Writing & Email Marketing
3. Design & Illustrations
4. Startups & Online creator playbooks

As an Indie Hacker/Entrepreneur, what other info product categories will you look into?

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Yesterday was a good marketing day for The Big Bang Launch Newsletter

1. Connected with other newsletter creators for cross-promotions
2. Engaged in IH & PH discussions
3. Found upcoming PH launches & shared newsletter with them

What about you? How was your day?

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Help Needed πŸ€—

Which is better if we're building a one-time product in public?

1. Posting updates as separate tweets or
2. Posting updates in a thread

Also, after the launch, the product will not have many updates.

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.@jebraat inspired me to post weekly #buildinpublic updates.

Here is my last week's update
πŸš€ Sent The Big Bang Launch newsletter issue #7 on Sunday
πŸ“ˆ 19 new subscribers for our newsletter
🧠 New side project idea validated for LaunchPedia

More details πŸ‘‡
Added this cool Twitter embed of @heymattia's review on our newsletter about us page.

How is it looking?

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Today's plan
1. Start editing content for Issue #7 of my newsletter
2. Planning for the LaunchPedia's next product

What's yours?

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