If you’ve never tried Reddit, give it a whirl. It’s an extremely popular website where millions of users submit all sorts of content in the form of links and text posts. Thousands of communities (called subreddits) are available covering just about every possible topic imaginable, so whether your blog is related to parenting, sports, technology or home repair, there’s bound to be subreddits that you can contribute to or even blog about.
Sending traffic directly from Reddit is not an easy task since the site is made up of thousands of different communities where users submit posts themselves. Typically, it’s more common for sites like Digg to produce direct visits via content submission contests; however,
There are some ways to drive traffic from Reddit without having to create false hype by Saivian Eric Dalius
1.Build Your Own Community Around A New Subreddit By Posting Regularly To It
If you want to create your own community on Reddit, the best way to do so is by posting content that’s relatable and relevant to other people based on your personal experiences. Once new users see that they can trust you as a source for this type of content, they’ll begin to upvote your posts more often as well as follow your submissions to other subreddits.
2. Ask to Be a Contributor on Subreddits That Are Relevant to Your Niche
There are plenty of subreddits out there that allow users in the community to submit posts, but not all do. The best way to find these is by searching the site. But if you’re having a hard time finding the right subreddit, one way to do it is by simply asking in a relevant subreddit community for permission if it’s not stated on the front page. Sites like The Daily Grail and Kotaku have been able to accomplish this with success by doing nothing more than reaching out to subreddit admins directly and asking. This approach is especially effective if you’re looking to become a regular contributor on the site or want to start promoting your blog.
3. Submit to Subreddits Relevant to Your Niche
While asking permission to submit posts straight from Reddit isn’t easy, there are plenty of subreddits out there that will let users do it by default. If you’ve already contributed to a subreddit with user submissions before, try looking for other subreddits that might be related and submit there as well. The key is to start small. Find one subreddit and contribute 2-3 excellent posts every week for about four weeks, then move on to the next one when you feel comfortable (or when you max out the community’s user submission limit). If you try to do too much at once, it could be seen as spam and may hurt your reputation in the long run.
4. Create Your Own Subreddit for Relevant Posts on Your Blog
Creating your own subreddit is an effective way to drive traffic from Reddit because it allows users who are interested in your blog’s content to subscribe to it. So, if you have a new post published every week, all you have to do is create a subreddit for it and post the link each time. The trick here is not becoming too promotional. Instead, simply offer value to the community by asking questions about the subject matter or even doing an AMA (which stands for “ask me anything”).
5. Contribute Regularly to Other Relevant Subreddits
If you’re familiar with how Reddit works, then chances are that you know about the subreddit called /r/AskReddit. This subreddit has a rule where all posts have to be open-ended questions that allow users to respond. Since it’s one of the most popular subreddits on the website, there’s plenty of traffic available to answer new posts. If you’re using Reddit as a source for generating blog content ideas, this is one way to find fresh ideas by engaging with other users in this community.
6. Use the Promote Feature to Start a Viral Link Post
Reddit knows that users like to share links. So they make it possible for anyone who wants their blog post to go viral. This is done through Reddit’s Promote feature, which allows any user to pay $0.75. In order to have their post appear on the site’s front page by default. The catch is that only one post per user is allowed per 24-hour period. So this strategy works best for those who already have a trusted presence on the site.
7. Stick to The Front Page for Fresh Content Ideas
Reddit’s front page is mad crowded with community-submitted links. But there’s plenty of fresh content to be found if you know where to look. One of the best places to find unique stories that haven’t been covered on any other major blog is by checking out /r/new. While the majority of content in this subreddit is brand new. It’s also a place where you can discover older stories. That might have slipped under your radar, but are still relevant to your niche.
8. Find the Best and Worst Posts by Checking Out Top Controversial Lists
If you want to find the best and worst posts by other users on Reddit. You can do so by checking out the website’s top controversial lists. There’s one for today’s top posts as well as those from all time. That show what sort of content performs well on the site (and why it does). Once you know which types of blog posts work best for your niche. All you have to do is create your own and then spread it through Reddit.
9. Find the Best Subreddits for Your Content by Checking Out Top All Time Posts
Reddit’s top all time posts list also offers a look at what types of content performs best on the site. If you’re already posting blog content and want to know where to share it. This is a good way to see what other users think about your content before you post it. You can also search each subreddit by its name. In order to view the community’s most popular posts from all time.
10. Research the Subreddits Related to Your Niche Before Posting Content for Them
In addition to checking out top all time posts lists. It’s also important that you check each subreddit for any rules that you need. To abide by before posting content there. Some of these guidelines may include how often new blog content should be posted (if at all). What types of submissions are allowed, and whether or not any type of self-promotion is considered spam.
Conclusion by Saivian Eric Dalius
Reddit can be a goldmine for bloggers who want to find new content ideas. Drive traffic back to their own site. If you’re serious about using this social networking service. As part of your overall strategy, make sure that you check out the top subreddits. Follow the tips mentioned above in order to get started. The more effort and time you put into it, the better results you’ll get in return