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Should we use Reddit more? And How to Create a Subreddit.



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Should we use Reddit more? And How to Create a Subreddit.

Reddit and the Useful things We can Do should we use it more?

Should we use Reddit more, for either promoting our own blogs and websites? Reddit is a powerful social network and if used correctly you could drive a lot of traffic to your website. The more upvotes you get the more the better chance you have of getting the first page of Reddit. 

To get that far takes time and effort, With the right niche and content this could also give you a great earning in Adsense. That is if you are using Adsense to monetize your site. I do prefer Reddit just recently then Facebook, Yeah Facebook allows you to create pages and groups and invite others, but also Reddit you can do the same but its all in one and they call them Subreddits. In which you can create as many subreddits as you like. You do have to put in some work before you can create one.

So if you're thinking of creating a subreddit please you can't just create an account and then create a subreddit. If you been on Reddit a while and have the Karma points then you should be able to create one. If not then start been helpful on Reddit comment and ask questions get that Karma points up.

Once you have and want to create one all you do then is go on Reddit.com/reddits/create but also a tip do a search on your niche first. Sometimes you will try to create one but the page may already exist so do a bit of research first. 
Should we use Reddit more? And How to Create a Subreddit.

Like you see the Image above, the name will be the URL so for example reddit.com/r/example . This can not be changed once you save it at the bottom of the page when saving your details.
Title try to think of a good title to go with your niche, followed by Description of your subreddit. The sidebar comes in handy as this will be the main information you can add for Redditors when they are on your page. This will be shown below the subscribe button this is less the first thing they see apart from the main page. The more subs you get the better your page will grow. Try to add some rules as well put as much effort and content into this as you possibly can.

Once you are all done a great suggestion, Optional to do but I use it and it is effective. Go to the reddit.com/r/naut and download the Naut Reddit theme which will give you images and the main CSS codes. This will change your page layout and will look a lot better and more responsive too.

If you're not sure how to do it there are few videos on YouTube here is one below I found for you.



Hope this small guide helped those which it as helped me so in my own words this post thought I would share with you all.

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limberg

I have been using Reddit for promoting some of my websites and blogs ever since I heard about it. Reddit is a combination of a content discovery site, a forum, and a social media network. But unlike social media networks wherein people seldom click on the links posted, those at reddit actually take the time to click on a link posted and read the articles! I've gained a ton of traffic by just posting my links in different subreddits.

The important thing here though is that you should not spam. You'll be considered a spammer if all you do is share links to your own websites. What you should do is that you should share links from other sources as well and try to minimize the links you share to your blog. A good ratio that reddit recommends is 1:10. For every 10 links that you post, 1 would come from your site, and the other links would come from other sources.

Aside from sharing links, you should also comment and share your thoughts about things, upvote other content and just act naturally. If you do this, you'll be getting a lot of traffic without actually being considered as a spammer.



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kgord

Thank you for your in depth discussion about how to use reddit and sub reddits. You gave a lot of information there that will be very helpful. It is always good to know what you are dealing with when you go on a site. I may give this a try!



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JoeMilford

kgord,
I agree--this post was a great introduction for me as well. I have not yet delved into Reddit. My roommate is actually a very prominent moderator there, but I have not yet gotten an account or experimented with this format. I see a lot of potential here, though, and it seems that every day I come across new and viable things to explore from reading these forums.



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Tronia

This is really informative so big thank you for that. I have already tried using Reddit in the past but with very little success in regards to SEO.

Recently I've also read a guide on how to reach the first page rank on Google using virtually any keyword you want but it best works with the long tail ones. It's great to see that people are coming up with more different ways of using Reddit to our own advantage ;)



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overcast

I am not sure if the reddit has the buyers. Most of the reddit users have adbockers. So getting conversion is really hard. And for this same reason you can see that reddit is something one has to consider for exposure. Or you can also consider it for the brand building. I have found that reddit can be good on many other points for the same reason.



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limberg

It's true that a lot of users in reddit have ad blockers. But still, you can't deny its power to draw traffic to your website if used correctly. You won't be tagged as a spammer if you follow the rules. Besides, you can simply make another account of ever you are tagged as one. I have been using reddit to post my articles for years and a lot of the articles that I've shared have generated thousands of views from reddit alone.

Again, you are right in saying that reddit should not be the main focus of SEO. You should use other methods aside from Reddit. Note that social media also does not have an effect on SEO, unless you're using Google+.



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overcast

What's the use of the traffic if the people use adblocker and are not buyers. I am not denying reddit has some good users. But they are overly protective and paranoid. You can see that many people are in loss by promoting to the reddit follks. So not sure how good it is for sales if we promote through reddit. I personally won't be promoting my store there.



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fishmonk

Thanks for the informative post. I believe that Reddit can be an excellent way to promote our own blogs and websites.It is important to make sure that the subreddit is moderated well so that the posts are relevant and do not contain unnecessary spam. There is a need to promote Subreddits to garner interest.



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Tania997

Very good information in this post. A friend of mine was able to sell a lot of things by using reddit, it's a big community and you are destined to find someone who is interested in your services. Subreddit should be more promoted, they could be really useful for a lot of things.



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galegatling

I personally doubt that using Reddit for SEO would be an excellent idea; specially if you rely on it that much. One thing that I notice on Reddit is that it's users are only there for one or two reasons, and if not they mostly have the same interests as to why they are using Reddit. Most of them have ad blocker addons that's why it will be kind of hard to make use of Reddit. And you might get reported for spam content if you are unlucky. I find that social medias are still the best way though. I could be wrong.



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Cristian

Definitely!
I've been having huge success with Reddit over the last couple of years. Both with building links and gaining authority but also by driving traffic which is actually a lot more important than just backlinks if you ask me, especially on Reddit where you have the potential of going viral with the right content.

Why the right content? Because Reddit users aren't like the rest of the Internet, you need to deliver high-quality content that appeals to them specifically, you need to stick around a couple of boards before you starting creating anything, figure out the level of the culture there and understand that culture. You also need to promote your content in such a way that it doesn't seem like a promotion, and even if it clearly is, it needs to be beneficial enough so people don;t really care.



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Tania997

That's right, it really helps in every way. High-quality content is really appreciated there, once you understand the mentality of a subreddit you can really make it work your way. And you said it. If your content looks like spam or clickbait, people will avoid it. That's something to keep in mind.



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DenisP

I have been using Reddit for I'd say about seven years now, so I think it is safe to say that I'm fairly familiar with the community. That being said, the people there typically aren't exactly open to your average advertising campaign. You have to be very strategic with how you promote your content there, as you can end up getting some pretty bad backlash for self promoting. Safe to say that the community can be toxic at times.

However, if you can blend with the community and post in such a way that isn't obvious you're advertising or promoting, then you can actually get some good results. You even have subreddits where it is okay to self promote but they're typically empty because no one really cares about that on Reddit.



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PedroP

I have a blog that deals with spirituality and all related issues. I have already been promoting it on Facebook but would you advise me to invest in a Reddot account also?



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Judas2018

I MIGHT investigate reddit one day to build another source of traffic for our new site to launch soon. But honestly I've never been a fan of Reddit. The sites design has always looked sloppy and messy to me. Everything looks too close together and cramped. Nice bot logo though.



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centurion

As my known sub reddit is called on here as a keyword or category. Every time I shall go to submit a link for I have been asked to choice a sub reddit and I have been tried to select the appropriate category or sub reddit for the website.

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Centurion



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jaymish2

Reddit is a fantastic site to get traffic in. However whichever subreddit that you join you need to first read the rules. Reddit can be very strict and these days especially if you are not contributing to the subreddit substantially they are a bit suspicious about self promotion and they can take your post down. I think that in general Reddit wants to remain a platform where many discussions are held and they don't want to turn it into an advertising platform.



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Corzhens

I have been reading a lot of discussions about the benefits of Reddit particularly with the promotion of the site. It is one good bookmarking site, according to a trusted member of this site and I believe him because I know of many freelancers who are into Reddit. For me, I have to be honest that I haven’t used Reddit yet although I had checked on it. Maybe when I get a job to promote a site then I will create an account with Reddit.



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