Reddit is one of the biggest and most popular sites on the internet from where you can generate tons of traffic to your website. The most interesting thing about this platform is that you can generate huge visitors to your website from the very first day! Reddit itself calls “The Front Page of the Internet,” and really it is. It gets 234 million unique users among 542 million monthly visitors, and the number of unique visitors is hugely increasing every month. A massive amount of traffic comes from the US, and about 60% of them are male.
If you want to be successful with Reddit marketing, you have to be a Redditor; not a marketer. You should work towards a profile that shows that you are a regular user. You can increase your karma points by posting funny or helpful comments on other posts.
Only submitting link is not enough to get click and drive traffic to your website. There are certain strategies to consider before you submit your link on Reddit.
Finding the best and relevant subreddit is one of the major factors while reaching out to the readers. Looking out for the favorite posts on the subreddit would be a good way to understand what types of content users like the most.
Before posting a link, you should find the relevant subreddit with the highest number of subscribers and active readers. If your subreddit don’t have enough reader, you can’t expect huge traffic from them. You can manually research on subreddits from Reddit front page search or use redditlist to find relevant subreddits and pick the perfect subreddit to submit your post.
Most of the popular subreddits have some rules. You should read them carefully before you submit your link otherwise your link may disappear to Redditors, or you may get banned from Reddit.
Submitting a link more than once even on the other subreddits will have an adverse effect. Because Reddit moderators can see and actively monitor your profile activity. If they detect that you have shared the same link several times, they will conclude that you are a marketer and promoting the site. This may run a huge risk on sustaining a Reddit profile.
Reddit is very strict to their rules and maintains zero tolerance in any negative activities.
Title or headline is the first and last impression of a link. The title is the identity of the content because readers will only see the title first other than the content. A catchy, interesting title is the main key to get clicks on a link. If the tittle is boring, and the readers don’t feel curious, they will just ignore the link or down vote to it. Point to note that, if a post receives a down vote, it also counted in karma and earn a negative point.
If the title is good enough to create interest, other Redditors will explore further and possibly view it. When the readers like a post and upvote it or post positive comments, it will help to rank the post on the front page of Reddit.
If you run an online business, you already know the value of good contents. If readers don’t get expected or helpful information from your content, they may downvote your content, and the post will disappear to the Redditors. It is advisable to post only the contents that are unique, useful, in-depth and actionable. Readers will most likely to upvote, comment or share the post if they like it.
Time of Submission:
It is ideal to check the number of active/online readers before submitting a post to a subreddit. Posting prior to a high number of user online will have more benefits in return. This will help to get instant traffic and upvotes to the post.
The more active readers you have on your subreddit, the more chance to get traffic and get a good result.
Comments, Reply to everyone:
To maintain a good presence it is advisable to share your thoughts or opinion by commenting or replying to comments on other/related posts. You can even comment on your own post after submitting a link by sharing your thoughts. Always try to respond and upvote other comments on your posts. Most of the post ranked on Reddit based on the activity (upvotes and comments) of a post. Reddit counts every single comment and replies to a post.
You can also share your post link with your friends and get some instant upvotes and comments which can help to rank your post quickly. Other Redditors will also show interest to view the content when they see already people are discussing the topic and upvoting it.
In the end, prioritizing and producing contents on what the readers want, what kind of topic they like most and want to explore, would help to get a lot of attention. It is imperative to know the readers to get their best attention and build up a profile as a natural user in the Reddit community.