Reddit is the tenth most visited website in the US, and besides receiving a huge audience of over 14 million monthly American users, is one of the best ways to promote your business or cause. Because of its user driven upvote system it’s possible for websites or businesses to drive millions of users to their website using Reddit.
When you post to Reddit your post is displayed to a few dozen to a few hundred users depending on the subreddit and its activity level, who then vote on your content. The first few votes on your post determine whether it will be shown to more users as it gradually rises, or falls through the subreddit and the site as a whole.
No matter how good your content is there is a high likelihood that your post will be ignored without any upvotes and insignificant engagement. Because the first few upvotes on your post are so important, there are a few key points that are important to keep in mind and take advantage of when you post your content to maximize your exposure and get to the front page of Reddit.
- Content: The most important part of your post’s success, bar none, is having high quality content that is relevant to the users you’re trying to reach.
Reddit’s voting system does a very good job of filtering out spammy and low quality content, so for the purposes of this article we will assume that you have good, well written or designed content that will impress your readers when they visit it.
What can make or break a post, even one with very good relevant content is posting it in the wrong subreddit (Reddit community focused on a particular topic).
Before posting, research subreddits on the site to find subreddits that are relevant to your content with good subscriber counts for the number of people you’re trying to reach. If your goal is to reach the front page of Reddit, choose a Default subreddit from one of the subreddits on the home page of Reddit.
- Title: When your post is shown to the first few viewers and beyond, the first thing they will see (and what will make them decide to click or not click) is your headline. To succeed on Reddit your headline should be relatively short, descriptive, and make the user want to click. If it’s an article, use the headline and the most important issue in it. If it’s a website or product, show the reader what they’ll get when they visit it.
- Boost: While good content, an effective title, and a well chosen subreddit can help to increase your chances of getting to the front page, there is still no way to ignore the immense impact that the first few upvotes can have on your posts success.
BoostUpvotes allows you to buy Reddit upvotes after you post on Reddit to get the ball rolling and be seen by the critical mass of initial users to send your message to the front page, and receive tens of thousands of organic hits and thousands of interested customers. We have worked with clients that have received hundreds of thousands of hits, and grown their businesses significantly from their Reddit posts.