Is Reddit good for advertising a gaming website?

by PharmaPunk 26 replies
I've started a "coming soon" page so I can collect emails for my upcoming gaming website that will focus on being healthy while in long, pc gaming sessions.

I know Reddit has a big gaming community so do you think I should invest in Reddit ads to collect some emails?

What other PPC sites are good for gaming websites? I'm trying facebook and no results so far.




Thank you in advance, I think I finally found something that I want to do and have passion about XD
#pay per click/search engine marketing (ppc/sem) #advertising #gaming #good #reddit #website
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Originally Posted by PharmaPunk View Post

    I know Reddit has a big gaming community so do you think I should invest in Reddit ads to collect some emails?

    What other PPC sites are good for gaming websites? I'm trying facebook and no results so far.
    It sounds like you've answered your own question as to whether or not Reddit is worth your time.

    From my understanding of the demographic, I would say that Reddit is indeed a good place to get potential interest in a gaming site.

    As for your lack of success with Facebook, are you specifically targeting people who play games?

    You can create custom audiences so your ads only target users who "like" certain pages; these should be official gaming pages or even fan pages.

    Anyway, I really hope this works out for you since you seem to have a passion for it.

    I'm off to catch some Z's now, so good luck on this venture!

    Regards,
    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author PharmaPunk
      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      It sounds like you've answered your own question as to whether or not Reddit is worth your time.

      From my understanding of the demographic, I would say that Reddit is indeed a good place to get potential interest in a gaming site.

      As for your lack of success with Facebook, are you specifically targeting people who play games?

      You can create custom audiences so your ads only target users who "like" certain pages; these should be official gaming pages or even fan pages.

      Anyway, I really hope this works out for you since you seem to have a passion for it.

      I'm off to catch some Z's now, so good luck on this venture!

      Regards,

      Daniel
      I'm going to have to look up a tutorial on how to get facebook ads to target specific pages as I've never learned how to do that yet. People have been saying that most Redditors hate ads so I'm going to learn how to do better facebook targeting. I hope you have a good night sleep and thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author PharmaPunk
      Probably going to switch to another advertising service. 150 clicks with no opt ins yet, lol. I might just launch the website without collecting emails; I was just collecting emails so I can have some traffic upfront for when I launch it.
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      • Profile picture of the author rameshji
        Best Way. I will suggest you. you should go with social network site like Facebook, Google plus, twitter and more. this is very important because you can be more viral.
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      • Profile picture of the author siwell16
        Originally Posted by PharmaPunk View Post

        Probably going to switch to another advertising service. 150 clicks with no opt ins yet, lol. I might just launch the website without collecting emails; I was just collecting emails so I can have some traffic upfront for when I launch it.
        Have you posted a related article in the league of legends subreddit?

        It will send you a lot of targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author siwell16
    Reddit community really hates ads and marketing. It's a place that can deliver traffic really fast. The problem is that when it comes to dealing with the community they are not to quick to trust or give away their email unless it's worth their wild or they trust you.

    You can get 1000's cpm for pennies and traffic is quick and fast but unless you make your opt-in sound amazing they wont sign up. Invest $5 and give it a try make the offer fun and give the gamer's something to be thankful for.

    Think like a gamer not an internet marketer.

    Facebook ads are great for building a following.

    Create a fan page for your website
    Choose a targeted campaign in your niche
    Send them to your page and give them a reason to hit that LIKE button!

    Once they like your page everything you post on their page will be seen on their timeline. If they like what they see they will click it and BAM! website traffic and maybe an opt-in or two.

    The great thing about them liking your page is that as long as their a fan you will always get the chance for them to visit your website and eventually opt-in to your email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author moonlight8909
    I also created Gaming site, I thought about posting an article on reddit...



    www.lol-detector.com Directly spectate League Of Legends games (and see stats)
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    • Profile picture of the author siwell16
      Originally Posted by moonlight8909 View Post

      I also created Gaming site, I thought about posting an article on reddit...



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      Don't post it in the gaming section of reddit. They haaaate articles but if you in the League of legends subreddit you will get traffic that will like your content. With reddit its best to be as targeted as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahabubalam
    wow, ads. such platform!We're looking forward to continuing our experiment with reddit advertising -- In less than a month we're seeing better responses, statistics and engagement from the reddit community. We're looking forward to making more of an investment going forward.https://www.reddit.com/advertising
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  • Profile picture of the author alex124
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    reddit is good advertisement site for product. so you can go on for advertising for game.
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  • Profile picture of the author Markets
    Reddit can be amazing.

    You can get hundreds of hits in days. But the thing is, if your content is 110% + another 50% good, then you won't get many results.

    So I suggest before paying for ads, to just post your link in a very relevant subreddit, and see peoples response to it.
    If you get amazing feedback, you are good to go with ads. If not, take the feedback and work with it.
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  • Reddit is a horrible site to market on if you do it the wrong way!

    Reddit is a fantastic site to market on if you do it the right way!
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  • Profile picture of the author alex124
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    reddit is most popular site for marketing and advertisement so you can choose it obviously.
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  • Profile picture of the author ignaciosports
    Yes sure,You can get huge traffic with reddit.You should promote your website with it.its really work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Originally Posted by PharmaPunk View Post

    What other PPC sites are good for gaming websites?
    Have you tried AdWords? It's Google's advertising platform. They are currently the biggest "in town", so I think you'll have plenty of traffic to access if you've got the money.

    However, I recommend you read as mush as you can on this subject as making money with them is really not as easy as setting up a campaign for a few keywords and "seeing money rushing in."
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  • Profile picture of the author syaf
    Reddit can be a amazing platform for you to promote your game, but never hard sell on Reddit. Participate with redditors and be active with comments on other posts. Eventually, try to sneak in your game in those comments
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  • Profile picture of the author Ames
    Tread carefully on Reddit. They can turn on you in a nanosecond when it comes to marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesbrands
    Agree with syaf participation is the name of the game.

    Jimmy Donnellan generated 156,000 page views by partly promoting on Reddit, not the gaming niche but similar.

    Simple 5 Step Guide To 156,000+ Page Views
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  • Profile picture of the author chelhill
    Reddit a forum sites you do not promote your website , only you can discuss their. but it helps to increase website trust flow that helps increase visibility in Google and other major search engines.
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  • Reddit is a very good site for getting traffic but it need full participation it gives you the chance to engage with the relevant user by commenting on their posts.

    if you are new on the Reddit then start with subreddit share your content with the interesting title.

    Do not advertise over there because Reddit hates advertisement.

    you getting huge traffic after gaining Reddit user and community member trust.

    you should equally use facebook and twitter because it also a good source of traffic. just need to use it in the right direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    Reddit is absolutely wonderful for any kind of website.

    Ensure not to spam,and upload sub-reddits that are creative and highly engaging to see or read.


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  • Profile picture of the author nabeel9500
    you can get traffic for gaming site from gaming subreddit
    best option is to comment in top posts if your comment will get hot you will get huge traffic to your link
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  • Check these sub-reddits out first. Read their rules and message MODS if you have questions.

    Some subs require a minimum to post first and some dont. Anyway, check these sub-reddits first.

    r/gaming
    r/selfpromotion
    r/startup
    r/marketing
    r/askmarketing
    r/seo
    r/bigseo
    r/advertising
    r/lowendgaming

    hope i helped. Remember, redditors like to keep reddit healthy. Tread carefully or you'll be downvoted to oblivion.
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  • Profile picture of the author kurttasche
    Reddit is absolutely awesome for the gaming niche. You're definitely on the right track with collecting emails on the front end. Basically, anything entertainment related will do well on Reddit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nico Puegher
    Yes mate, Reddit is awesome, maybe you can test the waters to see some results.

    Facebook would be a great choice as well, but you can drive traffic from both for free joining groups and being active while making relationships with other people there.

    Tumblr can be a great social media to promote you as well, build a blog there and you don't even need to create your content, you can re-blog popular things from your niche and when you want to drive traffic to your website, just do it.

    Could you share a little bit more about your site? That way we can help you more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surge Calls
    If you are trying to gain exposure on reddit make sure you posts provide real value and not just clickbait and you should receive a positive response. Aside from that you should split test multiple avenues of advertising and see which ones works the best.
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