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I have been active on Reddit for almost a year now. I must say, it is a great community (it really is). And I am proud to be a part of it.
Besides being an awesome and helpful community, Reddit is also one of the platforms, which can generate tons of traffic to your website and give your brand massive exposure and followers…
In this article I will tell you how to get traffic from Reddit and get some real love from the most amazing internet community.
What Is Reddit?
Reddit is a social sharing, news and entertainment platform that was founded in 2005. The name Reddit is a combination of “read/edit” and “read it”. The users typical call themselves “Redditors” which itself is a combination of “Reddit” and “Editors”.
Rankings on Reddit are determined by a combination of up- and down-votes. Every registered user is able to give submitted content a “thumbs up” (up-vote) or “thumbs down” (down-vote) which result in the ranking of the content. Users are also able to comment on the content.https://goo.gl/svkxAj
Reddit gained huge publicity when it played an important role during the SOPA blackout or during special IAmAs (IAmA means “I am a” and AMA stands for “ask me anything) with President Obama or the engineers and scientists on the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission.
According to Reddit’s blog, these are the traffic stats for the year 2012:
·37 Billion Pageviews
·400 Million Unique Visitors
·4 Billion Votes
·30 Million Posts
·260 Million Comments
You definitely want to get a share of this huge amount of traffic. And you can. But only if you do it the right way.
Trying to get my blog posts out there to get traffic, resulted, most of the time, in failure. And, as we all have to do, I have learned from my mistakes.
This is how our stats look like after a successful link submission:
The spike you see on the top is our post about ways of using NFC tags, which got an incredible amount of traffic from Reddit.
Forgive Me Admin, For I Have Spammed
Being active on Reddit for almost a year I have seen many submissions rise successfully to Reddit’s front-page (the top of the top of Reddit), and some that have failed miserably. The ones that made it got tons of traffic, and the ones that failed were not only not getting any exposure, but also were considered being annoying spam.
To be honest, there were some things I shouldn’t have done on Reddit. I have spammed. A lot. Then I was banned for doing it. I have even tried creating new “throwaway” accounts and up-vote my own submissions. Of course, in the end it didn’t matter how much I tried to get my content voted up – the community does its magic. Always.
My biggest mistake was to think of Reddit as “just a source of traffic”. It’s not.
Instant Reddit Traffic – Just Add Value
So, after being banned from Reddit I felt kind of frustrated and disappointed. It seemed to me that the stuff I used to write was not interesting for the people I was actually writing it for. So I gave up.
In the next few weeks I have caught myself on the thought that I was somehow “missing” Reddit and its community. If you are not active on Reddit, you probably don’t know how interesting and helpful Reddit might be.
But then, after re-joining Reddit I have realized one thing your have to keep in mind when submitting your things to Reddit: be helpful and add value. Apply this thought not only when trying to get traffic, but also to the content you write. People like content, which helps or enlightens them. Period.