10 steps to attract Reddit traffic fast!
- Post great content only
Please post your best content on reddit! Post content that is in-depth, unique, well-written, and helpful or even helps people to take action.
Short and generic content generally does not perform well on reddit. Sometimes, it will get down voted and lose any valuable reputation points a user has gained on the platform.
Majority of the reddit users are going to upvote or downvote the content read, the results of posting a content dictated by how the platform users think of it, whether they like your content or not.
2. Keep it relevant
It is essential to keep the post highly relevant to the reddit users if other users wish to gain an immense amount of traffic from reddit.
In simpler words, it is always better if users can tailor posts to the subreddit that they are posting in more. Try to avoid posting content that targets too broad of an audience. That will require users to do an extra bit of research into their relative subreddit and see which kinds of posts are on the popular trend.
Try to familiarize the audience needs and liking, then users will be able to create a popular post of their own. If the end goal of your site is to sell a product or gain social media followers, it is required to do some customer development first. This will make sure that you are in touch with what the audience wants and it will indirectly save you a lot of time in a long term manner.
3. Have fun!
This is the most crucial point on the list where sometimes marketers tend to overlook. Always keep in mind, you are not advised to be a marketer, instead you have to be a redditor on the platform.
Build up a post history that indicates you are a normal reddit user. Interact with the rest of the sire and build up the karma points by posting funny comments or helpful posts.
Does this mean that you have to spend hours seemingly wasting time on the site?
All it takes is approximately 10 minutes of your time in a week to talk about your favourite subjects or commenting on some of those funny GIF images. One interesting thing about reddit users is that they are generally extremely passionate about the site.
When they assume you are a “marketer”, reddit users will go and look at your post history and check if your posting pattern confirms their suspicion. You do not need to worry if you have a good amount of normal posts to prove them wrong.
While being a normal user on reddit, enjoying using on subreddit relevant to your niche also gives you a sense of which posts are popular there, thus you will be better in creating popular posts on your own.
4. No double dipping
When a reddit user logs in to the analytics account and sees that spike in traffic, one will realise: “yay, i posted on reddit and it took me only 2 seconds!”. Then, the usual thought next would be “I should be doing it all the time!”
This is where users tend to get themselves in trouble. Try to stay out of the “hot” areas. In other words, let it rest for a while when you just posted a link in the subreddit. The recommended waiting time is 2 weeks to a month before posting another link of your own in the same subreddit.
5. Address the concerns of the community before hand
If you wish to take it to the next level, you are not advised to stop in steps 1-4 although they can already get you far. Addressing the community’s concerts before they have them ties in with step 3 on the list.
When users try to post links to their own site on reddit, there will be a lot of other platform users that will attempt to find an excuse to down vote the post, report it to moderators and veen bad mouth about it.
All you can do when encountering such a problem is to beat them to the punch and address all of their concerns before they can get a word in.
It can be done via the Udemy course. Users can use text posts to help in promoting something. The idea is to provide value and explain yourself before asking other users to click through your own site. You can be honest about the content being yours as long as it is genuinely helpful.
Posting Udemy courses in the entrepreneur subreddit has been a hot topic lately. Many of the users there complain because people make terrible Udemy courses and spam the entrepreneur subreddit. However, there are also some posts like this that have valuable content but still many users will ban these types of threads and down vote it viciously.
Despite the troubles, it is possible to attract zero negative comments by using the above mentioned technique. It will make a controversial list because lots of users were upvoting and the others were down voting. Eventually, making a controversial list will only get you more traffic.
6. Do not over promote
Many marketers might think that if they do not promote their own site repeatedly in the same subreddit, they will be fine. But this is yet another big no-no.
Always remember, reddit moderators and users are able to see your site-wide activity. Not to mention that they have automatic spam filters.
It is undeniably that you will put yourself at a huge risk when you post links to the same domain name too oftenly. The reddit’s automatic spam filters will blacklist your domain and the post would not show. They are also able to “ghost” your account which is another kind of special punishment for spammers. Getting ghosted means that none of your posts will ever show up to anyone but yourself. Even though you are able to post as much as you wish, it will never show up to anyone else. As long as you do not abuse the system, you will be fine.
7. Do not let your first/second post be a promotional post.
If you are new to subreddit, make sure to post a few other things in there first before you decide to promote anything of your own.
8. Comment and reply to everyone
Activity of your own reddit post generates more activity. This means when someone comments on your post, replying to the comment will double the comment count. It will get more redditors to click on your post and join the conversation when the posts have lots of comments.
You can also be the first one to comment on a link that you posted. The method has been used before to explain the content that has been posted in order to get the conversation started. By being active in comments, it will add a lot of activity to the thread.
9. Share new posts with your friends.
It’s okay to not have a team, but you should still have a group or network that you can share the content with. This step requires you to send your latest reddit posts to your friends or twitter followers that just happen to be reddit users. You will get an upvote if they like what you have posted. This will in turn attract other reddit users and get your post popular. Once the post was upvoted, other redditors will think the post is worth of their time to check out.,
10. Be humble
Majority of people take criticism as a bag thing, but you can use it as one of your biggest advantages on reddit.
Make sure to keep the tone humble when you post and reply to comments. It will not only help you with step 5 on the list, it will also help you to get better in using reddit to drive traffic and customers to your website. Please learn as much from your commenters as you can when you reply to their comments.
If someone on the platform criticised you, you can use their criticism to ask questions. Mention that you actively follow the rules and you aim to add value to the community.
According to the reddit self promotion guidelines, “It’s perfectly fine to be a redditor with a website, but it’s not okay to be a website with a reddit account”
Asking how much you can do better in contributing to the content on reddit as a reminder to yourself and the community. You will be surprised by the amount of commenters helping you to get better at promoting your content.
- Please practice all the steps in this post and it will allow you to keep a super positive reputation on reddit while learning to drive traffic to your own site via reddit.