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Reddit Marketing 101: 13 Ways To Drive INSANE Traffic With Reddit
Reddit popularly known as the front page of the internet, is an online news and entertainment forum run by users who contribute content at will. A user submits his or her content in form of a link and the available users in the website vote for or against the content submitted depending on the quality and general integrity of work. Only the best work therefore makes it to the front page of Reddit. Although very many people know Reddit as a source of news and a source of hearsay, it is a prime source of traffic and visitors to your website.
Unlike the other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter where you need to spend a lot of time, money and effort to garner traffic, on Reddit you only need to choose the relevant subreddits and you will be good to go. Here are 13 simple steps on how to drive traffic to your website from Reddit;
1. Quality Content
It goes without saying that you need to come up with content of unmatched quality. Before submitting any content to Reddit, mae sure it is void of grammatical errors and other minor issues. The amount if scrutiny on this site is simply too huge to submit subpar content. You will be down-voted always and a decrease in the Karma score. Before we can think about getting people to click on your links and piling traffic to your site, we have to make sure that the quality of the content is excellent.
2. Original work
NEVER repost any article or content on Reddit. Trust me, however old the content you are trying to repost is, you will have to find someone who has read it in the past. Reddit encourages people to come up with quality and original work if they are to get the much needed up-votes. When your work is unique and satisfactory, you will get a greater karma score and eventually an increase in the traffic flow back to your site.
4. Catchy headlines
There are a number of times that people come up with really interesting content but cap it off poorly by awarding it an undeserving headline. Most people will read and rate content from the headline. Get a catchy headline and use it to make your content attract more visitors.
5. Diverse Link Submission
As much as your core mission on Reddit is to drive traffic to your blog, please be a little diverse in the stories and links you submit to Reddit. It is a violation to only submit stories from one source and if Reddit administration finds out, it won’t take time before they block your account. Just lean more towards submitting content from your blog.
6. Engage in conversations
Don’t just be the silent contributor to Reddit! Contribute on issues as well and provide insights when necessary. The more active you are, the higher the chances of someone following your links back to your website.
7. Submit to appropriate subreddits
Just driving traffic to your website without funnelling the number of visitors into meaningful sales is as good as not doing it. You want traffic that will be meaningful to you in the end. You therefore need to submit to appropriate subreddits which are relevant with the subject of your article. This way, you are sure that only potential clients or people who find the content relevant will click on it and you will be getting meaningful traffic.
8. Check on the timing of posts
It is crucial to mention that you have to be weary of the times which you submit your written content if you want to get a fair share of reads or visits. Research shows that most people tend to open Reddit when in trains in the morning to work, in the evening after work and during breaks when they need to get some entertainment. This mentioned times are the best times to post your stuff if you want more followers.
9. Interact with other stories as well
Do unto others what you want done unto you! If you want to get up-votes on Reddit, you need to interact with other available content and vote for it. You level of interaction will determine your final credibility score and the general number of followers on Reddit.
11. Target the subreddits with many subscribers
Considering that only 40% of all subscribers in a subreddit are likely to open a new post daily, it is advisable to target a subreddit with many subscribers to increase your chances of getting more traffic to your site. Make sure the subject of the post is relevant to the subreddit theme and you will be good to go.
12. Consider Leaving Links to your site in the comments sections
Although they are no follow, they can significantly add to the traffic of your page. You can leave the links but don’t overdo it because if you do, people might deem it as spam and avoid the links in the end.
13. Always be sensitive in your posts
If you truly want traffic to your site, then avoid writing about contentious issues in the society. Always be ‘sober’ in your posts and be as nonpartisan as possible. This means that the larger demographic will find your work great and they will be visiting your site regularly.