How to Use Reddit to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog


How to Use Reddit to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog


Reddit is one of the best social bookmarking sites and very popular. By using it effectively you can get thousands of visitors in your blog. It also helps you increase your online earnings (See also - Make Money through Blogging).


Use Reddit to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog


Hey wait, are you leaving my post and submitting your post on Reddit now? Don’t do it. First read this article or it will be a great mistake just like I did when I started blogging.


One of my friends said me, “Use Reddit and you will get huge traffic.” I asked, “How.” He said, “Sign up there and submit your link and you will get huge traffic.” I was so happy. I did that. I started submitting my posts. But, I didn’t get much traffic. After few days, I was banned from Reddit. I was surprised. I thought that Reddit was not useful for me. But, after that, I found out the reason of my failure. In this article I will tell you about How to Use Reddit to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog and my mistakes.


Before describing about “How to Use Reddit to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog”, you have to understand about few important things about Reddit.


Up-votes, Down-votes and Karma


Look at the left side of a submitted link in Reddit. You can see up and down arrow. Up arrow is for up-vote and down arrow is for down-vote. When someone likes your link, he or she can express it by up-vote. When someone is disturbed of your link, he or she may give you down-vote. Voting system is also available for comments. Next thing is Karma. Karma is a point. You get this point when you will get an up-vote for your submitted link or comment. But, you will lose Karma if you get down-vote. If total karma goes below a level, your account can be banned. It may happen, if you submit only your blog posts.


Sub-reddits


Like other social bookmarking sites, you have to select a category to submit your link. But, benefit of Reddit is they have category for almost everything such as news, science, health, technology, iPhone, chrome etc. You may not find this feature to other sites. Reddit calls its category as subreddit.


Stealth ban


Reddit has a unique way to ban spammers, its called stealth ban. In this way reddit ban a spammer silently. It means, the user can do all works normally, but it won’t be publicly visible. For example, after submitting your link, it will be shown “submitted”, but only you can see your link in that sub-reddit, others can’t see it. So, your all activities will become valueless. You can check it now. First login to your Reddit account and copy your profile URL. Now logout and paste your profile url into the address bar. If you are not banned, you can see everything is normal. But, if you are banned, it will show “page not found” and “the page you requested does not exist”


Sorry to keep you waiting. Now, it’s the time to say you about “How to Use Reddit to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog”.



1. Sign Up to Reddit

If you don’t create an account, you can’t use Reddit. So, first of all sign up to Reddit and create an account.


2. Share contents from other websites

I know you are surprised. You are expecting some interesting or valuable tips in second point of my article like sharing your own contents and getting traffic. But, no, it’s the one of the most important or valuable steps. Without it your all work is going to be spoiled. It is one of the reasons for which I failed. After creating your account, for first few days forget about your own blog when you use Reddit. Submit interesting topics from other websites and try to get more and more up-votes and build Karma. Otherwise your account can get banned. You will not get up-votes or karma either. Submit your own links when your Karma is around 150. After you have started submitting your links, I suggest you not to submit links only from your own blog. Reddit rules say to submit post from other sites.


3. Read the rules of sub-reddits and avoid spamming

Many users submit their links without knowing about the rules of sub-reddit. Reddit is highly concern about spamming. It has a spam filter which automatically filters out spam. But, don’t worry. You can prevent it. Before submitting, read the rules of sub-reddits where you want to submit your link because different sub-reddits have different rules. Also be sure that your link was submitted before by you or someone else or not. After submitting, to check whether your link is alive or not, click the “New” tab of that sub-reddit where you have submitted your link. If it is not there, it means, your link is caught by spam filters.


4. Get more up-votes and make front page of Reddit

To get huge traffic you need more up-votes. It helps to get your link on the front page of Reddit which is the number one goal of Reddit. For that you need to get first 10 up-votes for your link as quick as possible and it will rise to the top in that sub-reddit. Reddit will favor you more if you manage 100 up-votes in 1 hour. But, if it takes 10 hours, it won’t be effective. Reddit ranks newer stories higher than older stories. So, try to submit newer stories. If your link gets the highest number of up-votes in that sub-reddit, it will rise to the front page. Another thing is the first 10 up-votes have the same power as the next 100 up-votes which have the same power as the next 1,000. But, all these equation will not work if you get significant amount down-votes which will also affect the rank of your link. For example, getting 120 up-votes and 10 down-votes is better than getting 1000 up-votes and 900 down-votes.


But, how will you get more up-votes and more traffic, here is the ways-

a. Find interesting contents and submit it

Like I said before, find and share contents from other popular sites. If you submit your own links only, people won’t like you and think you a spammer. So, there is high chance that you would get down-votes.  More down-votes means your account is more in trouble. Keep in mind that Reddit is created for sharing valuable information with people and which is going to help them. What I do is if I submit 5 links, 1 is from my own site. But what types of posts should you submit? Think that you are sharing information or interesting things (photos/videos) with people. Your aim is to make them happy. Share content that is funny, humorous or interesting. The best types may be videos, drawings or interviews. You can search google for this. You can share latest science/technology news from popular sites.

b. Give an interesting title to your link

Reddit don’t allow you to put link summary like other social bookmarking sites. You can only give a title to your link. So, try to give a clear idea about your post. Also make the title attractive or surprising. For an example, you are sharing a link about facebook’s new feature hashtag. Your title should not be “Facebook’s new feature hashtag”. But, it can be “Facebook turns heat on twitter with hashtag”

c. Submit your link to a suitable sub-reddit

Before choosing a sub-reddit, you have to think about 2 matters. One is name of the sub-reddit and number of subscribers of the sub-reddit. Try to be more specific when you choose a sub-reddit. Find sub-reddit that is the best fit for your post. Suppose you want to submit a link about “Benefits of using Google chrome”.  You should choose chrome subreddit for it, not technology/internet. Then see number of subscribers of that sub-reddit. Traffic depends on the number. If you can’t choose a perfect sub-reddit, it won’t be effective.

d. Time for submitting your link

If you submit your link when people are not active, you can not expect many up-votes. Study says that, the best time for submitting your link on most social networks is before 5pm EST. Same timing is helpful for Reddit.

e. Let people know you are active

Try to give valuable and attractive comments to posts which have got high number of up-votes. It will help you to drive traffic to your submitted links. It’s simple. If they love your comments, they can be curious about your posts and they can go to your links and give it an up-vote. Thus they will know about you and may follow you and give you up-vote. But, don’t do it excessively. Do it sometimes.

5. Don’t be crazy to submit all-time

It is another important thing. Other social bookmarking sites may allow you to submit a lot of links everyday. But, Reddit won’t allow you to do so. One link is enough for a day.

6. Don't be frustrated

It will take time to get good result. Your 1st 20 post may get less amount of up-votes. But, don't be frustrated for that. Try to find out why you have failed. Keep trying and you will get success.

7. Follow other Reddit users

It won’t give you up-votes or traffic, but it is very helpful. What you have to do is watch what other users are doing. Specially follow users whose links are on front page. Try to understand why they have got so many up-votes or what types of posts get more up-votes. Find out what’s the difference between your title and their titles. See how they comments on a post. This will give you more knowledge and you can understand what to do next.

Finally, I want to say that, though Reddit has strict rules, you can drive huge traffic to your blog by using it appropriately. Even it can make you happier than other social networking sites.

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Siddhanta
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September 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM ×

Very good information. Thanks for sharing with us!

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October 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM ×

Thanks for sharing I really appreciate it.

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October 12, 2013 at 8:03 AM ×

This is awesome! exactly what I needed to know since I tried and failed on Reddit, now I can take the slow road but I know it will lead me to success. Thanks so much, you rock!

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October 16, 2013 at 2:25 AM ×

You are welcome. It will inspire me to share more ideas with you.

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November 28, 2013 at 6:47 PM ×

Thanks its really helpfull for me .

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keith barney
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November 29, 2013 at 5:42 AM ×

thank you for that post pallab, i found this to be VERY helpful, because i created a reddit account today and i wanted to get the best information i could find to move forward. thank again, keep up the good work, and remember you are already great and successful!

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stachys ross
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November 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM ×

Thanks for this tips..I learn so much from it.

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Kumbu Kum
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December 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM ×

wow..really informative.....i submitted my blog url to reddit at the first day and i got around 1000+ within time...but later no more visits....and just now i tried to acces my account as u said after logging out and it seems to b am banned...anyway am gonna try with another one..thank u for this information.... :)

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Hasnain
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December 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM ×

very good an helpful thanks for sharing

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December 20, 2013 at 8:39 PM ×

Really ,I did not know how to get reddit a huge traffic for my blog but as you convinced me what to be done , what to be know and how to do to get a huge traffic, I am very sorry for wrong doing and adopting not proper way as you said, I am very grateful towards you and thanks a lot.

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shahrinabd
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December 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM ×

Thankyou for sharing. I've just sign up with reddit. lucky that i found your tips so that i can avoid get ban

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NGT-MU
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December 28, 2013 at 5:17 AM ×

thank you so much ! i think i'll drop my old account and make a new one on reddit, coz all my links doesn't show up anymore !
this is a good article and i'll be back when i get better results !

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January 13, 2014 at 6:55 AM ×

I have been submitting a lot of links to Reddit for quite a long time now and today, I was laughing at myself. I have been silly doing all the mistakes you've mentioned. Thank you for this great post. I appreciate it.

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kmb40
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January 31, 2014 at 7:51 PM × This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
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Dav marks
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February 4, 2014 at 1:38 PM ×

Thank you very much for your kind information about Reddit, i am new to Reddit i read there guidelines, your Article helps me much, how to use it.
very clear information. Thank you very much.

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My Blogspot
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February 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM ×

Helpful indeed! Sure I will follow those steps. Thanks!

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February 21, 2014 at 11:18 AM ×

great post i just found found out i was banned ugh? i guess i have to start over but now i have some good wisdom because your post thank you

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Deepak Singh
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February 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM ×

it is great ,, and helpful thanks for share.

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March 2, 2014 at 6:38 PM ×

Thanks for the tips.. Can I submit this site to reddit? lol

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March 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM ×

Helpful, I just started using Reddit, and I also realized that what I was doing was not working. Thanks for the post, it was really great.

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Rana Irfan
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March 7, 2014 at 7:19 PM ×

You are right brother. Relation is very powerful thing to drive more traffic. thanks for sharing.

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afzal hameed
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March 10, 2014 at 4:12 AM ×

it's a important thin! Other social bookmarking sites may allow you to submit a lot of links for the everyone .............

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Aman singh
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March 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM ×

Thanks for the information. I cheked my account is banned :(. can i do something for that, how can i get rid of this ban.

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March 20, 2014 at 12:01 AM ×

thanks a lot, very helpful information and after reading your post just realized that i was stealth banned....

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Ainun Mahya
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March 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM ×

Thanks guys, it is really helpful. I have posted several links in reddit and nothing happened before reading your post. I'll try it

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Urvashi Bhat
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March 26, 2014 at 11:28 AM ×

Thank you for sharing..
It is very useful.

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Gaurav gohel
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April 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM ×

Awesome article on reddit bro...Reddit is one of the highly USA based traffic generated tricks...If we do it proper use of reddit then i think we get huge amount of traffic day by day and increasing our sociality

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April 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM ×

Very well explained, thanks for the tips!

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August 1, 2015 at 11:12 AM ×

Thanks so much! I had given up on reddit but want to give it another shot after reading your tips

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RIZ Hamdani
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September 4, 2015 at 11:23 AM ×

i am the person very successful on g plus and fb, one of my friend told me to use Reddit and i choose to google your site cam up and i read your whole article word by word, i came to know that i will be successful too in Reddit now after reading this info ,,
thanks for your inf dear.

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saddam husen
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October 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM ×

excellent information about blog traffic i used this think in my own blog tnx for sharing this blog post with us

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brock lesnar
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December 13, 2015 at 4:39 PM ×

thank a lot i was posting my articles from past one week and now i realize that my article has been stealth banned

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February 12, 2016 at 7:46 PM ×

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February 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM ×

Very Good Information and Helpful.Neat Explanation. Thank you very much.

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March 18, 2016 at 11:06 PM ×

Thank You so much Dear, such a great article

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Matt Goodman
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March 24, 2016 at 7:46 PM ×

I just got banned too ):

It's too bad because I had a post that was upvoted a lot, regarding my blog, but they still banned me.

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March 25, 2016 at 8:35 PM ×

awesome man. I have read some other similar posts for reddit . that was not easy to understand about the reddit when i read it for first time.your article makes it simple as possible.
thank you for such an explanatory article

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Paul Ishan
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April 11, 2016 at 12:14 PM ×

You are welcome, bro. Easy and simple to understand for user - Always it should be like that. And I am happy that my work is not bad. Thank you.

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