HN drives a lot of traffic. Write great content or create something open source or ask for genuine feedback.
Best day to submit:
The best time to submit to hacker news would be on a weekend morning eastern time. You have the best chance of making it to the frontpage and have a good balance of how long it sticks around and how many views to get.
If you missed the weekend window and don’t want to wait for the next one. On a weekday, the best time is before everyone gets to work, make it onto the frontpage, and stay there for the morning rush of visitors. http://buzzsumo.com/blog/most-shared-headlines-study/
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