Getting on the frontpage of Hacker News is the holy grail for people in the tech space. The frontpage can mean tons of downloads, pageviews, installs, etc., for your startup.

It used to be that one could game the system and just have everyone in their office upvote their post. But those days are long over. There are many barriers for the obvious ways of getting upvotes.

Getting on the frontpage is not easy and there are tricks to do so. Here are some things you need to know.