A while back I did a blog post about how I was using reddit to drive thousands of free visitors to my websites but today I thought I would take it a step further.
So in this video I’m going to show you a real life case study that demonstrates just how easy it is to drive a tonne of traffic to your websites through reddit marketing. I set up a website just for the purpose of this video and then simply found a viral niche related article which I then re-packed and posted to my blog and then I proceeded to post it out to reddit and… voila I got over a thousand visitors from that one submission.
Reddit is absolutely huge and it attracts a huge amount of visitors and what’s more is because is it’s broken up into thousands of ultra targeted niche related sections called ‘sub-reddits’ and it’s almost certain that there’s a sub-reddit that’s related to your sites niche where you can submit your content.
Furthermore reddit is awesome for SEO because it allows you to not only score a tonne of high quality links from this seriously established site but it gives your content so much exposure that you’ll often find that your links get posted to places all over the web including on forums, social bookmarking sites, social networking sites and more.
So watch the video and you’ll see just how easy reddit marketing is!
And if you want to learn how you can build simple but extremely profitable niche sites that you can then submit to reddit then you can get your hands on my totally free crash course where I’ll show you exactly how to do it right here:
Reddit (stylized as reddit, /ˈrɛdɪt/) is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Reddit’s registered community members can submit content such as text posts or direct links. Registered users can then vote submissions up or down that determines their position on the page. Submissions with the most up-votes appear on the front page or the top of a category. Content entries are organized by areas of interest called “subreddits”. Subreddit topics include news, science, gaming, movies, music, books, fitness, food, image-sharing, and many others. The site prohibits harassment, and moderation requires substantial resources.
As of 2017, Reddit had 542 million monthly visitors (234 million unique users), ranking #4 most visited web-site in U.S. and #9 in the world. Across 2015, Reddit saw 82.54 billion pageviews, 73.15 million submissions, 725.85 million comments, and 6.89 billion upvotes from its users.Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. Condé Nast Publications acquired the site in October 2006. Reddit became a direct subsidiary of Condé Nast’s parent company, Advance Publications, in September 2011. As of August 2012, Reddit operates as an independent entity, although Advance is still its largest shareholder. Reddit is based in San Francisco, California. In October 2014, Reddit raised $50 million in a funding round led by Sam Altman and including investors Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Snoop Dogg, and Jared Leto. Their investment saw the company valued at $500 million.The site is a collection of entries submitted by its registered users, essentially a bulletin board system. The name “Reddit” is a play-on-words with the phrase “read it”, i.e., “I read it on Reddit.” The site’s content is divided into numerous categories, and the most popular posts from these ‘subreddits’ are visible on the front page to those who browse the site without an account. As of May 2016, there are over 11,400 active subreddits.
When items (links or text posts) are submitted to a subreddit, the users, called “redditors”, can vote for or against them (upvote/downvote). Each subreddit has a front page that shows newer submissions that have been rated highly. Redditors can also post comments about the submission, and respond back and forth in a conversation-tree of comments; the comments themselves can also be upvoted and downvoted. The front page of the site itself shows a combination of the highest-rated posts out of all the subreddits a user is subscribed to.
Front-page rank – for both the general front page and for individual subreddits – is determined by the age of the submission, positive (“upvoted”) to negative (“downvoted”) feedback ratio and the total vote-count. Dozens of submissions cycle through these front pages daily.
The site’s logo and its mascot is a line drawing of an alien nicknamed “Snoo”. Subreddits often use themed variants of Snoo relevant to the subject.
Although most of the site functions like a bulletin board or message board, each subreddit has the option of having an associated wiki that can provide supplementary material like instructions, recommended reading, or collaboration for real-life events.