There is a big a misconception among many people that social media sites are just the Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Instagram and that misconception is all because most of the people think that social media sites are just limited to add new friends, viewing their social media activities, following famous celebrities or politicians or just linking or reposting any interesting post or page etc. So let me clear you that social media is not just for fun or entertainment but it is also a great source of information and also a launching pad to promote your business.
One of the best social media platform to boost your website traffic is “Reddit”. It is a great community and you will be proud to be a part of it once you start using Reddit. Through Reddit, you 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. On Reddit, you can find topics related to your niche. You can also participate in a discussion about any topics by commenting on the posts either in favor or against the posts. You can also share links to your articles or any interesting stuff and also write posts to share with the whole community of Reddit.
Reddit in 2015: Traffic Stats
According to Reddit’s blog, these are the traffic stats for the year 2015:
- 82.54 Billion Pageviews
- 73.15 million submissions
- 725.85 million comments
- 6.89 billion upvotes
- 88,700 active subreddits
I am sure you also want to get a share of this huge amount of traffic. So the Good News is that “YES! YOU CAN GET MASSIVE TRAFFIC FROM REDDIT”. But to gain that much traffic, all you have to do it in a right way.
Respect you audience
I always emphasize that you should have to respect your audience. Many people just start blogging for the sake of money, and to just make money they write irrelevant posts which are of no worth. Always write articles which are helpful and informative for your readers. If you article is good it will automatically go viral and the same goes with the Reddit. If you post is good, you got Upvoted. But if you are just writing a SHIT, then get ready for downvoted on Reddit. So always respect your audience and you get that respect back in the form of massive traffic.
1. Get to Know Your Audience.
Reddit works just like a directory. It has different category pages which they called “SubReddits”. There are tons of SubReddits which you even can’t imagine. Let’s suppose if you are searching for cute things then there is a subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/aww) and if you are searching for strange things then (https://www.reddit.com/r/wtf) is the subreddit for you. But what if you are searching both for cute + strange things? Yes! There is a subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/awwwtf). So basically first you have to do some research and have to find the best subreddits for your niches. If you will be successful in finding your best subreddits then you got you targeted audience which you can convert to email subscribers.
2. Get The Audience To Know You
Ones you successfully find your best subreddits where people love to read your content or buy your product- Be active and talk to them. If someone asks any question, answer them with not delay. Suggest them and help your audience. This will create a trust between you and your reader and that Trust is the key to success.
Special Tip: The smaller the subreddit (fewer readers, niche) the easier it is to get to the subreddit’s own front-page and get exposure.
3. Best Time To get the Massive Traffic
The right time to Post is very important in Social Media Marketing. Suppose you a post your article at night on facebook when most of your reader were sleeping. What happens when they wake up? Are they able to read your article? The answer is simple “Definitely No”. Because in the morning your article post will be far below a pile of tons of posts by others. So the best time for posting on any social media is to post when most the audience is active on social media.
According to an infographic about “Social Timing” by KissMetrics the best time to submit your link on most social networks is before 5PM EST. This is also the time when most people are actively browsing Reddit.
4. Submit Your Link to Reddit
To get the massive traffic from Reddit first you have to create an account. So just go to www.reddit.com and create an account. Making an account is really simple. Just follow these steps
1. Click on “login or register” in the top-right corner on reddit.com
2. Enter your username
3. Enter your email
4. Enter your password
5. ALL DONE!
Once you have created an account and got your niche related subreddit and were active on that subreddit you can submit your link. You can actually do it right away, but I don’t recommend you to do it – first build some trust by commenting and Up-voting others links.
Go to your subreddit’s page and click on “Submit a new Link”.
The next step is VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT . You have to write a KICK ASS TITLE which goes vital. Make it as interesting and appealing as possible. And don’t use your punchline in the title.
Special Tip: Just have a look on some of the Top Links which goes viral on Reddit. Just have a look on their title and take an idea from them. This will increase your chances of getting up-votes.
5. What To Do After Submitting Your Link
Once you have submitted your link you need to make sure to monitor the comments to your submission. If someone has any query regarding your link – Answer them wisely. Comments not only make the link more likely to be voted up, but also increase the credibility of the link submitter.
So, don’t waste your time. And if you are not using Reddit just signup right away and boost your website traffic.
Please share your experience in the comments. What has worked for you on Reddit? I will gladly update this guide with your tips and suggestions.