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This is what happened after our article made it to the front page of Hacker News.

  • ES

    Edward Stephens

    almost 3 years ago #

    Also a great piece and very honest...

  • ES

    Edward Stephens

    almost 3 years ago #

    God the aggression towards pop-ups from the Hacker News community was hilarious/brutal.

  • AR

    Amal Rafeeq

    almost 3 years ago #

    The same happened to our website the other day right after we published an expert roundup on video marketing tools.

    • EP

      Erika Parker

      almost 3 years ago #

      Did you observe any other traits of HN audience other than what we've described?

      • AR

        Amal Rafeeq

        almost 3 years ago #

        Well, unfortunately, it was like '100+ visitors in realtime' which made our site go down and keep it that way most of the time. So we couldn't really get all the data.
        But one thing which we noticed is, most of them checked out our explainer video portfolio and snooped around a bit.

  • NS

    Nael Shahbaz

    almost 3 years ago #

    Thanks for sharing. What do you think is a good alternative to pop-ups lead capture strategy if HackerNews and Reddit hate those?

  • JO

    Jan Oršula

    almost 3 years ago #

    I've planned to post my latest article to HN tonight. Obviously, I should wait and think about it, appreciate sharing the stuff that didn't work.

    You've written HN audience doesn't like pop-ups. I'd like to ask, what was the conversion rate of your pop up?

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    Karolina Jasvinaite

    almost 3 years ago #

    I enjoyed your post very much and submitted my article out there. Before - have postponed the pop up! Just like you said! :D

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