Do you get traffic from Reddit?

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I've heard Reddit is the new delicious. Personally I'm a Digg man myself, I can't seem to get anything from Reddit.

Do you get traffic from Reddit? Is it worth dedicating time to using it?

Please note, I am not asking for methods or anything. I'm just asking if you get traffic from it, and is it much?

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  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    I get some traffic from many different social sites. However I also only use onlywire to post to many of these site. I then hit them again with ping fm. This is also pretty much already done for me the second I make a post on my site. So I do not have to bother going from site to site. So yes you can get some traffic from reddit but do not expect entirely too much. After all it is just a social bookmarking site.

    But if you have a good strategy that works on dig then you should be able to use that strategy on reddit as well and do rather well.
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  • Profile picture of the author keyideas
    i am also using the bookmarking websites but facing same problems from reddit. Need more ideas & guide for generating traffic from reddit
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesJeffery
    Well, there are a number of bookmarks with some high votes. Anyone managed yo get many votes? Does traffic increase the higher the votes?

    I'm thinking more about using these social bookmarking sites to create interest and buzz, rather than just submit and forget.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Iv'e created many backlinks to Reddit but I haven't see any traffic. That could just be me though...
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOChief
    Originally Posted by JamesJeffery View Post

    I've heard Reddit is the new delicious. Personally I'm a Digg man myself, I can't seem to get anything from Reddit.
    Funny you should ask.

    Just last week I ran a test with Reddit by posting just one of my links for a project on there site. The link that I posted has the ability to go viral in my opinion. However, within 24 hours I had almost 577 hits to a site that generally only gets between 50 & 70 hits in a day.

    That trend did not keep up with just one article, but I believe this clearly does show the advantages of social bookmarking especially on high PR sites like Reddit though that certainly isn't the only place I personally recommend targeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdpackaging
    Until now I didn't get any traffic from there
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I did something different last week and got 1400 hits from reddit alone in one day. I have figured out what to do to repeat it too
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    • Profile picture of the author cashonly
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I did something different last week and got 1400 hits from reddit alone in one day. I have figured out what to do to repeat it too
      Care to share?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
        Originally Posted by cashonly View Post

        Care to share?
        Actually Tedwood nailed it. I did an info-graphic in a specific niche and it went crazy and brought tons of targeted visitors.
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        • Profile picture of the author tjk1058
          Traffic is great if it converts... Brad have you seen any conversions from this traffic?

          Thanks,

          Tedk


          Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

          Actually Tedwood nailed it. I did an info-graphic in a specific niche and it went crazy and brought tons of targeted visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author biscuit85
    dont waste ur time on reddit. focus on digg alone is enough
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    • Profile picture of the author cashonly
      Originally Posted by biscuit85 View Post

      dont waste ur time on reddit. focus on digg alone is enough
      I heard digg is going away, did I hear wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author tedwood
    Info graphics have always been the way to get a lot of traffic on these bookmarking sites. No-one is going to care if you have made a new website on pancake recipes. They want a informative info graphic saying how pancakes improve your health and vision or a funny twist on it. If you can appeal to the audience a lot of traffic can be gained because you offered them value.
    Here is a website that probably gets thousands of hits from bookmarking sites - CoolInfoGraphics.com
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    • Profile picture of the author YseUp
      I get traffic from Reddit but I'm active in several sub-reddits so I have a good reputation.

      Blog-spam gets downvoted quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    for me its really hard to get traffic from reddit, not using now
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    Test it out and see if you A) get traffic and B) that traffic converts. Digg converts better for me but I don't spend much time trying to drive traffic from Reddit either.
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  • Profile picture of the author TyroneShelley
    What are some good stratagies for theses sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author harro1
    I have not got much traffic from reddit till now..
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    Yes, Reddit is a very good source of backlink also. It has a high page rank. You can also use social networking sites to get traffic. Try Twitter or Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamyPong
    it's really hard to find traffic in reddit that's why i don't spend my time on it...

    ..samy...
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    • Profile picture of the author JaySchmidt
      You can't just make an account at Reddit, post a link, and watch the traffic roll in.

      But if some established Redditer (Reddite? Red Menace? Reddude? what are they called anyway?) links to your page, you'll get loads of traffic. These guys spend all day on Reddit with nothing to do, so they all check out each others' links.

      Best of all, because of the sub-reddits, the traffic can be targeted. So one link on Reddit can get you links from other bloggers/webmasters.

      Unfortunately, there are no buyers on Reddit, but if it's links, traffic, and buzz you're after, you can get it if you can convince some Reddison to link to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    In social bookmarking uploading your pages is not enough to get traffic still is best to build a network so your network may updated with posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author mgpweb
    Normally the day that I submit something on reddit I get some traffic to my sites, but nothing much after that. I submit my sites to most of the bookmarking sites, and lately I have noticed quite a bit of traffic from tagza.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
      Originally Posted by mgpweb View Post

      lately I have noticed quite a bit of traffic from tagza.com
      Are you serious? I thought the recommendation sounded interesting so I tried it, did not get a single visit. Also noticed when I went back at least a day later that exactly the same really crude post was right on top of the front page with the same 84 up votes. This is the exact post with the links deactivated.

      "Bengali Movie Downloadrnrnbengali movie download freernbengali movie download linkrnbengali movie download linksrnrnI am happy to inform you that I will provide you a premium website for bengali movie downloading site bengali movie download mediafire bengali movie download site. moner manush bengali movie downloadrnrnrnClick Here >>>>>> Bengali Movie Downloadrnrnrnbengali movie downloadsrndui prithibi bengali movie downloadrnrnfree bengali movie download siternfree bengali movie downloadsrnfree bengali movie downloads zonernrnjosh bengali movie downloadrnrnnew bengali movie download read more"

      84 up votes for something like that? Hard to believe.

      Totally baffled. The only thing that would make sense to me is if the site happens to be yours and you are trying to promote it? I'm not saying that's the case, but how can something like that bring traffic?

      Edit: I just wanted to apologize to mgpweb, but didn't want to bump the thread up with no info about the main topic. There a few mentions on the site about still working out the bugs and that sort of stuff, and that is probably what happened with my first listing there. Tried my second today and I'll take a little time before I open my big mouth again. Her comments sound good.
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      • Profile picture of the author mgpweb
        Originally Posted by Lloyd Buchinski View Post

        Are you serious? I thought the recommendation sounded interesting so I tried it, did not get a single visit. Also noticed when I went back at least a day later that exactly the same really crude post was right on top of the front page with the same 84 up votes. This is the exact post with the links deactivated.

        "Bengali Movie Downloadrnrnbengali movie download freernbengali movie download linkrnbengali movie download linksrnrnI am happy to inform you that I will provide you a premium website for bengali movie downloading site bengali movie download mediafire bengali movie download site. moner manush bengali movie downloadrnrnrnClick Here >>>>>> Bengali Movie Downloadrnrnrnbengali movie downloadsrndui prithibi bengali movie downloadrnrnfree bengali movie download siternfree bengali movie downloadsrnfree bengali movie downloads zonernrnjosh bengali movie downloadrnrnnew bengali movie download read more"

        84 up votes for something like that? Hard to believe.

        Totally baffled. The only thing that would make sense to me is if the site happens to be yours and you are trying to promote it? I'm not saying that's the case, but how can something like that bring traffic?
        I don't know much about Tagza, I use them as a backlink and all I know is that from my analytics I am getting about 10 visits from them a day, a lot better then Reddit where I am only getting visits on the day I submit my site. And No Tagza is not my site and I am not affiliated with it in anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    Redditors have the ability to down vote and it is even encouraged. One of the humor sections mentions "unfunny stuff will be down voted mercilessly."

    If the first 2 votes are down votes, that is enough to take your link off the page. You can sometimes have a good page and get a couple of nasty people in a bad mood for the first 2 votes, and that's it for traffic from reddit to that page.

    Some of them don't like pages with ads on them. A lot of the bookmarks there are just to photos with nothing else on the page. I have no idea why anyone wants traffic to something like that.

    I've probably had about 40,000 visitors from reddit, but mostly to a site doesn't have much of a chance of making money. Mostly it just entertains.

    And keep in mind that the readers there are looking for entertainment, not a product recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluez
    We hardly get any traffic from reddit, sending twits to twitter does generate some traffic tho
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I got some traffic from reddit but I don't think it's worth the time spending there.. other sites and social bookmark sent me so much more.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIGITALCHAMELEON
    I am not using reddit I prefer to use digg and stumbleuppon.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesJeffery
    I was testing last night, I wanted to see how many votes are needed to see a natural traffic increase. I created a bot to register accounts and vote up. I had no links on reddit, so I had no option but to generate accounts to test with.

    I done about 60 accounts, got to about 30 points. It started to grow naturally but traffic wasn't relative to the votes I was getting. It seems some people don't even click.

    Will do a bit more testing with infographics and few other tactics today.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Marshall
    Traffic from these sources is great but it's best to spread things around as some of these sites may go to the wall.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Russell
    I get some traffic from Reddit, but I've noticed that the bounce rate and time on site are significantly worse for these visitors than for visitors from other sources. Not sure if this would apply across niches, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
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