Top 15 Stories Published from the 1940s-50s that Did Well on Hacker News

Some of what’s old is new again. Below you’ll find a list of the top 15 stories published from the 1940s-1950s, spanning World War II to the beginning of modern computing, that have interested the Hacker News community over the … Continue reading

Vox and Outbrain: A Tale of Two Publishing Worlds

It’s a tale of two publishing worlds. Last week, Vox, the publisher of sites including The Verge and SB Nation, landed $46.5M in funding at a valuation of $380 million. It’s just the latest in a series of new publishers … Continue reading

Some Analysis of All Hacker News Evergreen Stories

Introduction At Contextly, we build engagement tools that help publishers build high-value, loyal audiences. One of the ways we provide value to a publisher is by automatically detecting older stories that are still valuable to readers and including these stories … Continue reading

All Hacker News Evergreen Stories Ordered by Score

This resource contains all evergreen stories posted to Hacker News through November 7th, 2014. Up to that time, 1,544,661 stories were submitted to Hacker News. Of those stories, 6,826 have been identified as evergreen. They are posted here ordered by … Continue reading

All Hacker News Evergreen Stories in Chronological Order

This resource contains all evergreen stories posted to Hacker News through November 7th, 2014. Up to that time, 1,544,661 stories were submitted to Hacker News. Of those stories, 6,826 have been identified as evergreen. They are posted here in chronological … Continue reading

Exploring Algorithmically Identified Evergreen Stories

Some stories are meant to live a much longer life than the time they get on the homepage. That’s why Contextly algorithmically finds and promotes Evergreen stories. Continue reading

Are You Making the Most of Your Content Marketing or Just Wasting Money?

If you are paying to get someone to visit your site, the last thing you want is for that visitor to bounce off your site. That’s just money wasted. Depending on your organization’s business goals, you want that visitor to … Continue reading

In Defense of Categories and Tags

When I was at Wired, I dutifully added tags and categories to stories I wrote and edited, but I was never sure I ever understood why we all bothered, other than that’s what one was supposed to do. It just … Continue reading

Why Contextly is Fighting for An Open Internet

Back before the iPhone app store and then Google’s Android app store, building software to run on mobile phones was a loser’s game. You had to get the permission from Verizon or AT&T, and then you might have to sign … Continue reading

Contextly Launches Wicked Smart Content Recommendation Service for Publishers

    The most powerful tool for publications looking to build a loyal, high-value audiences just got even more powerful. And a lot more public. On Wednesday, Contextly’s current and new publishers will be powered by our next-generation content recommendation … Continue reading