The most important part of Reddit is the sharing. Without users sharing links and information and stories and stuff with each other, there’d be no Reddit at all. So, the best way to acquaint yourself with the community is to throw yourself into the mix of things: leave comments, post things you find interesting/cool/horrible/strange, and “upvote” and “downvote” things. Oh, hold on, real quick–upvoting and downvoting is how Reddit democracy works. You vote an item up in the ranking or you vote it down. Pretty easy. There’s some algorithms that go with the number (the score) you see next to each item, which is apparently time travel-y, but we don’t need to get into that today. For now, just know that if you like something, upvote it, and if you don’t like something, downvote it.

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Another thing you need to know if you want to get the most out of Reddit (and surely you do) is your way around the numerous “subreddits.” Subreddits are communities centered around a topic, running from rather broad (like the r/history subreddit) or super niche, like the subreddit for Minecraft players. Find a subreddit dedicated to a topic you’re interested in and dive on in. To get started, take a look at this list of subreddits with less than 5,000 subscribers. It’s amazing: there seems to be no such thing as a topic too narrow or specialized to form a subreddit around. That said, in the unlikelihood that there won’t be a subreddit about your given interest, you can create your own and become the king of your (sub)Reddit domain. Also, by subscribing and unsubscribing to various subreddits, you create your very own “front page of the Internet.”

TRAFFIC STATS

  • 234 million unique users as of now
  •  8+ billion pageviews per month on average
  • Over 850,000+ sub-reddits
  • 700,000+ comments in 2015

HOW IT WORKS

 

CHEAT SHEET ON GENERATING TRAFFIC FROM REDDIT

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FINAL WORDS

Reddit is a no-nonsense place. It comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. If you learn it the right way, you will grow your traffic exponentially.

At last one thing that you should always remember when you want to drive traffic from Reddit is:

Don’t be a marketer, be a redditor.

Let me know about your experience with Reddit and how you use Reddit to drive traffic to your site. Or if you are a Reddit user, help others to know about it in the comments section.

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