# How to ask a popular question

Problem. Today I saw a question that gathered more than $500$ views less than in $10$ hours. It gives some privilege to the asking person since different people can look at your question from different angles. Usually my questions gather at most $100$ views. So what is the clue? Can somebody explain?

My attempt. Probably all of high-viewed questions are from the number theory field and they are usually easy for understanding.

Thanks a lot at least for reading!

• Ask questions that everyone can understand, give it a "catchy" (not sure what the right word is) title, and don't use mathjax in the title so that it can be featured in the "hot network questions" list. Compare "what is 1+1?" with "how to compute the Hochschild homology of $S(x,y,z)/(y^2=xz)$". – Najib Idrissi Nov 23 '14 at 14:39
• Those views come from Hot Network List and have little relation to "different angles": it's programmers with passing interest in math stopping by to read and upvote. – user147263 Nov 23 '14 at 16:22