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# ask-a-growth-question
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Enadi Pasholli

06/22/2022, 3:33 PM
Does anyone have a strategy on how to get an article by Hacker News or Tech Crunch?
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Paul

06/22/2022, 3:36 PM
This might sound blunt - but have you tried contacting them and asking? Typically places like that will put your article in, but for a price.
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Greg Zen - MAVEN.video

06/22/2022, 4:38 PM
Hacker News is a forum not a publication
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Enadi Pasholli

06/22/2022, 4:39 PM
Still learning my way around marketing
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Greg Zen - MAVEN.video

06/22/2022, 4:40 PM
Unless your product is airtight, HackerNews is a place to get brutalized. Have you done a ProductHunt campaign? (its more than just launching there)
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Dan Downey

06/22/2022, 4:41 PM
Something worth writing about is usually helpful for journalist coverage; also writing good content for a lazy journalist to plagiarize without penalty also helps.
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Krystan Resch

06/22/2022, 8:16 PM
Does look like hackernews.com has an API so that may be your best bet
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Jerrold Poh

06/22/2022, 10:50 PM
There's a "Show Hacker News" section you can submit your projects to - but as someone mentioned it's brutal in there https://news.ycombinator.com/show
Alternatively, you can write an article which would be interesting to the audience (then have a backlink to your product) - which you can submit as a regular post. E.g. your product is an A/R app for interior design, you could post a medium article about how you wrote / coded the A/R feature. If it's interesting it could get upvoted to front page but again, HN is super technical so unless it's good it'll be brutal
For TC etc you can try cold emailing (you'll need a press kit etc) but if you have contacts and a unique angle you'll get more success. But TC usually not the best place to launch unless your audience is there - you migth get a big bump but then will drop off dramatically after