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I have an affiliate site that showcases unique gadgets, toys, etc found on the Internet. I have spoken to others that have sites similar to mine and Rdditnsseems to be a huge traffic source for them. Issue is that I sign up, add some links here and there then eventually I can't add because it says I submitted too quickly so try later. I heard that means I have been tagged. All I did was add one product a day which ended up being my main traffic source which proves the power Reddit can provide my site.

Question is...i need to have and keep a Reddit account. Why is it so difficult and give me tips if you have any. Thx
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Reddit does not like spam, affiliate sites or affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    reddit actually prefer natural posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    The other sites must be masking the links or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    Also, my reddit posts link to my site, not an Aff link. If that matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonVinci
    The key is to make your posts and links look natural and non-spammy. If you're linking straight to your affiliate site with every post, this an easy way to get targetted and singled out as a reddit leacher. The community isn't stupid and know when they are trying to get sold.

    Do you have a website about your affilate offer? You need some sort of buffer before you can link straight to your product. An example would be having an affiliate link to some new supplement. Rather than make a post saying "hey is this any good?" and linking, I would write an article or fake review of the product saying that they saw some good gains in the gym. Reviews of products with affiliate links work well for me (provided the article is well written).

    Don't sell reddit users, contribute to discussions and link to your articles that are relevant and appear natural and harmless.
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    • Profile picture of the author charlesmurphy
      Originally Posted by JonVinci View Post

      The key is to make your posts and links look natural and non-spammy. If you're linking straight to your affiliate site with every post, this an easy way to get targetted and singled out as a reddit leacher. The community isn't stupid and know when they are trying to get sold.


      Don't sell reddit users, contribute to discussions and link to your articles that are relevant and appear natural and harmless.
      THIS! The Reddit community hates spam and they can sniff it out easy. Join and look like a real user, contribute to the various sections, then sneak in a link every now and then. Once you get your post upvoted get ready for the traffic!
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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        Originally Posted by charlesmurphy View Post

        THIS! The Reddit community hates spam and they can sniff it out easy. Join and look like a real user, contribute to the various sections, then sneak in a link every now and then. Once you get your post upvoted get ready for the traffic!
        Of course, this assumes that Redditors don't know the tactic, or that they'll never find this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Redditors on the whole hate people who try to market to them. As soon as they sniff it out, youre doomed. There was actually a /r/bestof thread a few days back where they outted a guy. The next 3,000 comments were about how to destroy his website.
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    • Profile picture of the author SKM
      Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

      Redditors on the whole hate people who try to market to them. As soon as they sniff it out, youre doomed. There was actually a /r/bestof thread a few days back where they outted a guy. The next 3,000 comments were about how to destroy his website.
      I totally agree.. Credibility is huge on Reddit. I would steer clear from any form of marketing unless you feel like you are really, really tuned into the subreddit you are posting in.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamTCW
    As Reddit is the top social bookmarking site so you have to contribute with quality, spam related stuffs may not work.
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  • I have been a Redditor for almost 5 years and I can tell you we hate spammers with a passion. I would suggest finding another traffic source.

    OR look for other spammers that seem to be getting away with it and study how they do it.

    Just remember they may be getting away with it now, but that doesn't mean they will forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author alex jones
    Reddit is a very useful yet very choosy option for social bookmarking but I have never faced any problem with regards to any post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    Reddit actually encourages down votes sometimes. One of the humor sections has the notice 'unfunny stuff will be down voted mercilessly.' If the first 2 votes are down, the topic disappears.

    They are a little more intelligent than most social bookmarking sites too. I've had good traffic to printed pages without even a graphic. Reading seems to be beyond a lot of internet traffic, not at reddit. Even so, simple visual jokes do better.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
    Originally Posted by ldiaz117 View Post

    Question is...i need to have and keep a Reddit account. Why is it so difficult and give me tips if you have any. Thx
    My tip - think about Reddit users first instead of yourself. Don't approach Reddit as a way to promote your site, think of what kinds of things you can post that will interest them.

    Which means you should be an active member of the site. Participate in other people's threads and share useful, funny, controversial or interesting stuff from various places, not just your site. In fact, you should keep your own links to a small percentage of the stuff you submit, if you want to keep your account.

    If you just post one link after another to your site, nobody's going to pay any attention anyway, even if you don't lose the account. And that's not just the case with Reddit, it's the same everywhere - Facebook, forums, Twitter, etc.

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