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Hacking Hacker Noon: How To Maximize the Value of Tags

We provide tips on how to navigate the green blob of awesome that is HackerNoon. When you submit a story to Hacker Noon, you get not three, not five, but EIGHT tags. Tags (short descriptions of content) are the internet's indexing system. They are the foundation of organizing and distributing content on the internet. Each story is linked to internally from 8 tagged pages (the ones you choose). The order of the tags drives curation and distribution. The first two tags serve as hashtags for the three tweets from the @HackerNoon Twitter account.
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Tags (short descriptions of content) are the internet's indexing system. They are the foundation of organizing and distributing content on the internet. When you submit a story to Hacker Noon, you get not three, not five, but EIGHT tags. Tags work for you, as a writer, in two important ways:

  1. Tags help
    Google
    ,
    Bing
    ,
    DuckDuckGo
    and friends find your content, in order to serve it to users searching for those terms.
  2. Tags help Hacker Noon distribute your content to top trafficked pages, as well as the most subscribed tags via our customizable newsletter, The Tech Brief.

In the below screenshot of the editor story submission workflow, you can see there are 8 tags that have a maximum of 30 characters per tag.

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More short writing about the longer piece will create better automated curation and distribution. Each story is linked to internally from 8 tagged pages (the ones you choose).

The order of tags drives curation and distribution. The first tag appears next to the story when it is curated on tagged pages and the homepage. The first two tags serve as hashtags for the three tweets from the @HackerNoon Twitter account. Overall, the order of the tags drives the priorities of our curation.

Hereโ€™s a version of the tag page:

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Writing Hack: Target the 22 Most Trafficked Tag Pages on Hacker Noon

You can use your knowledge of

how tags work around here
to better plan and promote the
fresh content you submit to Hacker Noon
.

Below you'll find a list of the 22 tag pages that attract the most readers on

Hacker Noon
.

Targeting your content to these pages is as simple as

drafting a new submission
 
and using the tags in Story Settings to select your magic eight.

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Pro Writing Hack: Cross reference your targeted tag pages with Hacker Noon's Leaderboard to see which headlines are generating the most engagement in your content category.

Naturally, if you choose to include two or three of the most viewed tag pages on Hacker Noon in your eight tags, you're in a better position to level up your story's reach significantly. Let's dive in to those top 22 tag pages:

๐Ÿคฟ #javascript

"Not a real programming language" since 1995.

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javascript
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.

๐Ÿ• #programming

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." - Rich Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.

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Read 
programming
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿ #python

I have this awesome Python library that โ€” wait, are you on 2 or 3?

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python 
stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿ’ธ #cryptocurrency

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cryptocurrency
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๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป #coding

โ€œAny fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.โ€ โ€• Martin Fowler

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coding
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

โ›“๏ธ #blockchain

"Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly." โ€” Vitalik Buterin, Creator Ethereum

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blockchain
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿค– #ai (#artificial intelligence)

Humans with irrational brains, writing about machines with rational brains.

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ai
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

โ‚ฟ #bitcoin

Not only the birth of digital currency, Bitcoin is also the mascot of decentralized and reliable digital currency.

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bitcoin
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.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ฌ #data-science

The science of using computer programs to sift through thousands of data points and then using computer programs to present that data in a visual format.

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data science
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.

๐Ÿฆ„ #startups

"It takes humility to realize we don't know everything, not to rest on our laurels, and to know that we must keep learning and observing. If we don't, we can be sure some startup will be there to take our place." โ€” Cher Wang

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startups 
stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿ”ฅ #react

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๐Ÿ“ฟ๐Ÿ’ป #software-development

Stories for when it's been 7 hours and you still can't understand your own code...

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software development
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿฆพ #automation

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automation
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๐Ÿ•ด๏ธ#business

Stories from those who've made it, and/or those who are probably listening to Drake a lot while trying to make it.

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business
 stories on Hacker Noon
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๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ #entrepreneurship

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entrepreneurship
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๐Ÿ“ฃ #marketing

Because "if you build it, they will come" has always been bullsh*t.

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marketing
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ #nodejs

The most hated language powering web servers since PHP.

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nodejs
 stories on Hacker Noon
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โž• #c++

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c++
 stories on Hacker Noon
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๐Ÿ—๏ธ #software-architecture

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software architecture
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๐Ÿ๏ธ #decentralization

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decentralization
 stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ #gaming

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gaming 
stories on Hacker Noon
.

๐Ÿ”ฎ #technology

โ€œAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.โ€ โ€• Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

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technology
 stories on Hacker Noon
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What to do with this information

There you have it! The top 22 tag pages on Hacker Noon.

Use them wisely.

If you're not yet a Hacker Noon contributor,

sign up here to create and customize your profile
.

To increase your chances of

getting published on Hacker Noon
,
be sure to
add your profile picture, bio, social media links, and personal call-to-action
.

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Pocket Guide to SEO: Title, Keywords, Headings, and Meta Descriptions

๐ŸŽฉ 
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๐Ÿ’ก
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๐Ÿ’ฐ
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