March 8, 2010 — If a post on HackerNews gets more points, it gets more visits.
But how much more? That's what Murkin wanted to know.
I've submitted over 10 articles from this site to HackerNews and I pulled the data from my top 5 posts (in terms of visits referred by HackerNews) from Google Analytics.
Here's how it looks if you plot visits by karma score:
The Pearson Correlation is high: 0.894. Here's the raw data: