- Let's say we do a positive review for your product or service in a well targeted subreddit. If someone posts a comment that you'd like to reply to, be it negative or positive, do not reply with "a company account". Most likely, you'll immediately get called out that you've incited the thread yourself, otherwise how would you have known about it?
- Do not upvote with bots threads that we've also been upvoting. From our FAQ: When we detect bot activity, we stop working immediately and there's no refund as credit. You're putting our accounts at risk, and most likely you'll get caught anyway, especially on Snapzu, Reddit and Hacker News.
- Do not buy too many upvotes for a small subreddit. Exceptions might be when you do it for SEO, or when you're trying to get to the top of the year (/r/subreddit/top/?t=year). In these situations, when we consider that you bought too many upvotes, we'll probably provide them slower than usual, sometimes even drip them during 48 or 72 hours.
- Do not buy too few upvotes on big subreddits.
- Do not buy too few downvotes for competing posts on subreddits that get a lot of new threads each hour. Aim for a ratio of at least 3 downvotes on competing posts for every upvote to yours.
- If you get negative feedback from redditors on your post/s, don't be sad or demoralized about it. Instead, be happy that you've received feedback which can lead to improvements. Always keep adapting!
- Don't promote link posts that sell something, unless done in subreddits which are actually for this purpose (/r/ImSavingUpForThis/, /r/shutupandtakemymoney/, /r/BuyItForLife/, ...). Another idea would be to /r/AskReddit "what is the best X you've ever bought?", then make sure that the top comment leads to your product.
- If you want to be the one posting something, while we only upvote it and downvote the competition, make sure to actually post it during our working schedule. Also, use a fast payment method like Nano, Paypal or ETH with average fee! It's best to have us do the posts as well though, because that way we can always ensure that actions start getting delivered as soon as they're up. This is less suspicious.
What to do if you’ve heard that promotion through Reddit or Quora works, but you’re not a heavy userMrContent
It really does work. There are businesses whose only marketing channel is Reddit or Quora. The advantage of these platforms is that you're not bringing random users to your websites. When targeting the right subreddits or Quora topics, your talking exactly to the persons who would want to be on your landing page. Sometimes they've even been actively searching for what you have on offer. Maybe you're not getting those 1000 views from bots, offered by Fiverr sellers in so many forms. Initially, it won't look good on your analytics report. But from those 100 real users, 10 will be buying or following your other calls to action.
In order to laser focus on your target audience, you need to have a perfect understanding of these platforms and how they're being engaged with. It's a lot more difficult than it seems, given how each subreddit has its own rules, set by whoever might be moderating it. It also has a community with its own habits, beliefs and memes. For example, a community might hate it when it's being presented a certain product in a certain manner, maybe because your competitors have already done it similarly up to saturation.
When we handle the promotion for you, through one of our managed marketing services, we have essential advantages to what you'd be doing manually by choosing what posts/comments are to be made, and buying actions like upvotes from us for each post:
- We can start upvoting a post or a comment as soon as it got submitted. This can be the difference between a top making it to the top of a subreddit, or just getting the second post. This is possible because we'd be the ones posting.
- If one of us has greater experience in the targeted subreddit, he'll be the one submitting and adapting the text. Otherwise, we'll check the comment sections of similar posts done in the past to make sure we approach it in the right way.
- We'll actually pay attention to all those pesky sidebar rules when choosing the title and the body. Setting a title that would be accepted has gotten ridiculously hard in certain subreddits, where even an extra space character seems to trigger the OCD compulsion of some moderator. We even remember to set the flair after the post is live. There's no reason to remove our posts, unless you're trying to get us to promote your "10-day guide to weight loss and wealth building. No work needed."
- There's a working schedule for manual operations on our website, which is indeed very limited, especially for those outside of US or EU. But for managed packages, we can actually post at any hour, since we live in various time zones around the world. We use a tool and our experience in order to determine the posting time which guarantees the highest chance of ranking high.
- We sell marketing services for quite a few communication networks on our website, but, in reality, we have accounts on a lot more. For Managed Traffic, Premium #2, and other marketing services fully administered by us, we often post on other networks if the target market is there. For example, for an article related to programming, we could also go with our promotion on Lobsters, Stack Overflow, CodeProject, etc. To conclude here, we are not just about Reddit, Quora and a few others; we're about bringing you interested clients or readers, from wherever they might spend time on the internet.
- We often accompany our posts with monitoring, which is an expensive and time-consuming service - yet often essential. If you're unlucky when posting manually on Reddit, and the first two comments are negative, then in the time it takes you to buy Reddit Monitoring they will influence other people visiting the comment section.
- People, even most marketers, are very bad at NOT sounding as if their only actual purpose is to promote something. We're far evolved from this stage, with most of our comments and posts making other people follow our suggestions, and in the same think it was their own idea.
"Reddit upvote bot". Are you looking for that? We'll be saving you some time then! Bots that claim to upvote successfully on Reddit do not work. Reddit upvote bots were working before 2015. A lot has changed since then; for example, Reddit has become a social media giant which was evaluated in its series D round at over 3 billion dollars. They have an all-star security team, and if you think that some guy from Pakistan has written a C# windows app or Python web app that can send your posts to the hot rankings, then you need to lay off the Kool-Aid. A better alternative to Reddit upvote bots is what we're doing, and there's no way to identify it as marketing because it differs in no way of normal usage of the Reddit website.
First off, you should know that the accounts used by bot managers (basically any other website selling upvotes except us), have exactly 0 post karma and 1 comment karma. That's because the people who manage the bots have to also handle registering accounts, with or without email, a process which is similarly automatized. Then, the accounts are used for actions as much as possible, until they get banned. Lately, this means less than 12 hours. There's just no other way. Creating activity on these accounts beforehand would be a complex and unprofitable step, which doesn't help them avoid bans. Additionally, take into consideration that actions given by new accounts are more likely to have less value (we haven't actually tested this hypothesis). Why would the upvote of a new account have the same worth as the one of a regular Reddit user?
Here are some of the Reddit Upvote Bots used: „Reddit Automation Bot”, „Reddit Account Creator and Upvoater” (that's how they've chosen to write it), "B.H.T. Reddit Bot", "Rabbit", "Socinator", "Reddit-Marketing-Pro", "ASB Reddit Bot", "Reddit King", "AIO Bot", "Reddit Voter" or „Reddit Dominator”. Reddit marketing services usually just settle on one of these programs, many of which are free, and in conjunction with a script that creates accounts and a website, they start offering their poor-quality service. After at most one year of light activity, they're usually gone, and other similar ventures replace them. They usually originate from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.
We know a lot more about why they're failing than we let out through this article, this being done in order to protect our business, but also the Reddit website itself, which we wouldn't want to see invaded by spam. Since most of our competitors barely speaks English, we'll risk a bit and add here one of the ways Reddit admins ban not only their upvoting bots regularly, but also any other accounts - including those manually created:
Linking any two accounts with a degree of probability is an easy algorithm that can be run on the Reddit platform. Two accounts have upvoted the same three submissions in their lifetime, in three different non-default subreddits? There you go, 100% the same account owner. After a high probability link for a large number of accounts is done (this is an automated process), Reddit admins sometimes choose not to ban two or three of the accounts that have been used for posts or comments. Instead, they start monitoring them. The owners of upvoting services are not smart enough to stop using them, and often they don't even have enough resources to afford it. For this reason, these accounts will keep being used time and time again to re-link all the users of the upvoting service, and mass bans will keep occurring where the only survivors are the "spy" accounts.
In conclusion, if what you have there is actually something worth promoting, do not use Reddit bots.
This is about an underrated marketing strategy for LinkedIn. You don't hear people talking about it, and you don't read any articles about it. You can do it by yourself, or you can do it with our help. Regardless, it's a cheap method of promoting your business or your fund-raising in groups that see less marketing than your average Facebook group. The median IQ in these groups is also a bit higher. For these reasons, promoting your business with this strategy just works better.
We're writing here about the optimal way on how you should go about it, but of course you can do it your own way.
As of 2019.03.16, there are 1,787,734 groups on LinkedIn:
The easiest way to go about it would be to just buy our managed service for marketing in LinkedIn groups, write at Order Notes the landing page and what do you see as the target marketing, and let us handle it from there. The service description makes everything obvious:
If you’re offering a B2B product or service, or if your target market is in any way related to investing, trading, smarts contracts, cryptocurrencies or STO’s, this is for you. We will promote your business in LinkedIn groups starting a few days after the order is made, for a total of two weeks. It takes so long to start because we need to join groups related to your target market and make some neutral activity first.
We found out about some changes coming to LinkedIn groups; they will be similar to how Facebook groups work: if you'll want our posts from the groups to show up in the feeds of people more, then you might want to not actually link to the landing page, and instead mention it in such a way that people could easily Google it. For example, you would say "Empson wines" instead of linking to http://www.empson.com. Or if you have a lot of time to put into this, you could combine it with a more standard LinkedIn marketing strategy:
Optimize your profile, then create a company page which might serve from time to time as the first or the second step in the funnel, and optimize that as well. You might not even insert a company page into your marketing funnel, because LinkedIn users prefer to interact with other people instead of the pages of their company. Try for 30 days a premium level like Sales Navigator so that you get access to LinkedIn Learning, which is the former Lynda.com. You'll have tons of videos on optimizing your LinkedIn profile and the rest of your presence on the platform. Then, generate relevant content for you target audience. That can be a combination of blog posts, eBooks, case studies, etc... Once you have the content, keep posting it in your LinkedIn profile and in the company page. You can also have us post it in relevant groups, or you can post it yourself. Make sure that all posts have links to landing pages on your company website, and those in turn have some sort of CTA or a way to capture their info like an eBook download form. Then comes the hardest part... consistency. You need to be posting multiple times a week. Not so much that it seems spammy, but enough to spread throughout the spokespeople and industry groups. Stick to a strict schedule! You can even automate posting on your profile and in the company page. You'll get a solid growth in followers, website traffic and lead conversions, in less than six months. Do not use LinkedIn ads unless you know your CLV and it's in the 5 figure range, otherwise you won't make a good ROI. Know exactly what kind of profiles your business does business with, and start connecting with them. But do not pitch them outright! Nobody likes that. Allocate time each day to make connections with those prospects, and also to engage with your existing connections (for example, reply to their posts). If you can't keep up, hire someone to handle the entirety of this LinkedIn marketing strategy. To get more views on your content, you can use a tool like LinkedProspect to simply message a lot of people on LinkedIn (without anything spammy) and get them to connect to you.
Good luck! If you just want to see how well LinkedIn marketing would work for you before going heavy into it, just use our service initially! Subsequently, watch your Analytics and see if the traffic that you receive from this social media platform is satisfying, and if its conversion rate is high enough. In the meantime, we'll try to keep this article updated with tips on how to promote your business on LinkedIn.
Short explanation of AMA's and how they can be used for marketing purposesAn AMA (Ask Me Anything) is a thread started on social media, usually Reddit, where you tell people what you're about and you also invite them to ask you anything, with the implicit promise that in the next few days, you'll be spending as much time as necessary in order to answer all the non-trolling questions. These threads tend attract a lot of eyes and can be used to promote your cause, by simply mentioning it in the main body of the thread or in the reply that's getting most views. The main subreddit where AMA's are posted is /r/IAmA, with 18.5 million subscribers as of 2018.11.20. But you can post AMA's wherever your target market is. If you sell car decals, you could choose the /r/cars subreddit and a few groups on Facebook related to tuning cars, and present your short bio and your startup there, then promise to answer any question related to car decals in the next few days. For the Reddit threads, consider having us upvote them and comment, in order to jump-start the interest. Otherwise, this might happen:
Answer all the questions!Make sure you understand the distinction between trolling questions and uncomfortable ones. If you work at a non-profit raising funds in order to feed stray dogs in Detroit, a trolling question might be:
How can you identify if a dog is stray or just lost, and what do you do to find their owner for the latter situation?You don't have to answer such a question. An uncomfortable question might be:
Wouldn't it be best to raise funds to sterilize the stray dogs, and use the rest of the money to support homeless people?You need to answer it. Answer as many questions as possible, including the ones that you find uncomfortable; people will appreciate it!
Be real!Another tip would be to be as real as possible. In today's society where bad education and social media invites everybody into a fakeness competition, with the winners being the people that create the coolest narratives, the traits of honesty and realness are appreciated even more. Lower your guard, do not think what you're supposed to say when answering a question, and just answer it from the heart, with all the awkward, ego-lowering and non-hyperbolic elements that might be attached to the truth. If you're a marketing genius (and you might be ready for our Advanced blog section), you can use the above facts in order to over-act with realness and honesty, for example to dramatize answers in order to solicit empathy. People will like you more.
How to prepare for your own "Ask Me Anything" thread:
- spend 30 minutes browsing through the most upvoted AMA's of all time https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/top/?sort=top&t=all
- search on Google for other AMA's that relate to your field of activity, see how other people have done it; example of a search queries:
- inurl:ama site:reddit.com car tuning
- car tuning "ask me anything"
- read everything here: http://iama.groovehq.com/help_center
- if you will buy from us a lot of upvotes for your post, comments, and downvotes for competing posts, the traffic to the thread might be very high therefore set aside at least three hours in which to answer questions continually; when you're at this stage, whatever donation or support you might be soliciting will probably end up being successful too
- find a catchy title for the AMA, that makes people want to click; some examples from the past:
- consider scheduling your AMA with at least two weeks in advance, so that it appears in the sidebar of /r/iama; you'll need to send date, time, person (information about you), description (information about the AMA) to [email protected]; maybe just send them the title and the body that you'll be using, so that you get some feedback in advance on the quality of the proof and on the request for support (they might consider it too emphasized)
- scheduling might not be worth the effort, but you can at least message the moderators of /r/IAmA before posting to ask them if the title and the body are fine
- the request for support doesn't have to be in the main body of your post; it can be as a reply to one or more of the most upvoted questions; note here that we have the ability to upvote Reddit comments as well, not just the threads
- post at a time when traffic from your target market should start going up
How to manage your AMA, once it is up:
- share the link to it through all your social media channels, and ask all your close friends to share it as well
- as mentioned already:
- be real
- do not engage with trolls
- answer all the uncomfortable questions as well
- cross-post it in relevant subreddits and add "[xpost /r/IAmA]" at the end of the title
- again, promote it with our help; it won't be worth the time that you're putting into this strategy if your thread is getting no traffic
This is what you need for the actual process of posting the AMA:If your internet skills are bad, here's a step by step guide on how to register a Reddit account and do the post (we found it at "Useful links", in the /r/IAmA subreddit): https://goo.gl/ZZgLmS Here's a template that you could use for your post, if your main goal is to bring people to a fundraiser:
Title: I am [WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION]. [WHAT DO YOU DO CURRENTLY?]. [WHAT IS YOUR LATEST ACHIEVEMENT?]! -- AMA - or at the end: — AMA! - only specify your name if you are extremely famous Body: Hi! [Name] here! [Bio in a few phrases] [Why your cause is important] [Call to action (here you would mention about your fundraiser)] [Secondary call to action starting with "Please support the campaign and ..." - make it clear what the advantages are for those donating] Proof: [Proof]
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We’ll deliver over 150 upvotes on ProductHunt. If it’s not just us upvoting (therefore it doesn’t look suspicious), we’ll provide up to 400 upvotes. Please buy this at least two days before “your product is hunted”, and write at Order Notes when it will be live. Even better, schedule the post through the website and send us the link to it, and specify the hour when it will go live.Do note that we've been a lot less successful with people that haven't scheduled their posts, therefore take the above advice as mandatory if you want a successful campaign. On top of buying ProductHunt upvotes from us, it would be nice to have a friend comment on your product and ask a question about it, in order to create some activity. If you don't know which of your friends is active on Product Hunt, just reply to whoever contacts you about the service from Upvotes Club, and provide him with the text for a comment; it will be posted for free. If you buy Product Hunt upvotes for a product that is shitty in a very obvious way, we won't even start on it and we'll refund you because we need to protect our accounts. For when to schedule the post? What day of the week, what time? Well, according to this research (the times mentioned are PST - Pacific Standard time):
Contrary to the popular belief that Tuesday is the best day to publish, Sunday turned out to be the day, between about midnight and 1 a.m., by both the chances to get higher in the Top and the upvotes count. For the same time on Monday and Tuesday, the average engagement was found to be a bit higher, however the chances to hit the Top are way lower. The worst time to be at the Top is Wednesday and Thursday. For any day, the activity for products published during the hours after 12:00 decreases significantly.Another thing to note: if you've scheduled your post and when it's time for it to be live, it doesn't show up in the "Today -> Popular" list, you must contact support ASAP in order for them to fix it! This often happens to people posting their product for the second time on the website, without having modified the product "version". If you're one of them, just make sure to add something like " - version 2" at the end of the title, and use a different landing page as last time. To summarize what you need to do in order to buy Product Hunt upvotes and not worry about the success of the campaign:
- If you'll be using multiple accounts to upvote the product yourself, make sure the votes come from different browsers and IP's.
- Do not use any kind of automation when upvoting your post, because it will be shadowed 100%. If we detect such activity, especially coming from shitty accounts, we'll stop upvoting ourselves and you will not get a refund.
- Do tell all your acquaintances to upvote it, through all your personal social media channels; that is permitted and everybody does it.
- First off, and most importantly: after you've selected your keywords, make sure you understand what users are searching for when they type them. For example, don't give them a long article when they want to buy something, or they want to read a few short reviews. Create exactly the content that they expect to find when typing those keywords! Get inspiration from the search results that are already in top 10.
- Make the content outstanding! It needs to keep them engaged, because Chrome detects when someone presses the "Back" button, and as a result it lowers the ranking of that article for the keywords that brought them there (they have other manners of detecting lack of engagement as well, but we're trying to keep this short and actionable). Additionally, consider having a table of contents on your article, at least one 1200x630 photo (also add it to the Open Graph tag "og:image"!), and update your article every six months!
- Get highly upvoted link posts going to your website. Here's an amazing insight that you won't find in any such guide: Google takes into consideration the popularity of links on social media aggregation services, like Reddit. If two link posts from /r/technology have the keywords "compact portable leaf blower", yet one of the posts has a lot more upvotes than the other... then then one with more upvotes will also be in front of the other in the Google search results. This means that the search results can actually be manipulated for low costs.
- Get a lot of backlinks to your content (consider using one of our SEO services if you value your time)! On average, the top 2 results on page 1 of a Google search equate to 38% of all the backlinks of the first 10 results! Acquiring backlinks from multiple domains is important.
- Get HTTPS for your website, preferably through a free SSL certificate. Paying for this is too 1995! HTTPS has positive correlation with higher rankings, with 33% of all URLs that rank #1, #2 or #3 using this protocol.
- Get keyword-focused internal links and backlinks (internal links are links that go from one page on a domain to a different page on the same domain)! Work on acquiring links that have your keyword present within the anchor text (the anchor text is the clickable text in a hyperlink), but don't overdo it! Anchor text is a huge ranking signal; in a study, the 100 top performing blog posts had, on average, over 80% more keyword-focused anchor texts than the rest.
- Use shorter page titles! Top-ranking webpages tend to have shorter page titles, with the sweet spot nearing 8 words in length. Identify any page titles that are too long and shorten them down to ensure they’re as succinct as possible!
- Put the target keyword in the URL! Webpages with the target keyword in their URL tend to rank higher in Google. If you weren't doing this, do it from now on; avoid updating URLs of existing content because there are greater risks associated with this, than the potential reward.
- Include your target keyword within the page title! Over 15% of all the pages ranked #1 include the target keyword within the page title.
- If you have Google/Universal Analytics installed, Google can deduce how relevant your page was for the search by looking at these two statistics: time-on-page and bounce rate. If you have a high bounce rate and a low time-on-page, uninstall Universal Analytics!
- Use shorter URLs! Top-ranking webpages in Google have shorter URLs, with position #1 URLs averaging 59 characters in length.
- Search engines understand vote counts when it comes to social news aggregation websites. If a link leading to your website on Reddit has 50 upvotes, it will be a social proof more powerful than if it had 5 upvotes. Make sure you slip somehow in the title the keywords that you're ranking for.
Method 1Market yourself through comments on Reddit. Add something similar to this as your home page: https://www.reddit.com/r/Blogging+Entrepreneur+freelance+marketing+smallbusiness+socialmedia+startups+writing/new/ In this example, whenever you'll be opening your browser, you'll see the new posts from these subreddits: blogging, entrepreneur, freelance, marketing, smallbusiness, socialmedia, startups, writing. Answer to people, help them, mention your website from time to time, maybe even add something similar to this to the end of each of your comments:
--- Check out my service from website!Of course, change the list of subreddits to whatever interests you by modifying the link. For every 9 comments, do a post linking directly to your website. It's called the 9:1 rule and I believe it's mentioned in the self-promotion TOS of Reddit. You'll get a lot less hate by following this rule as opposed to relentlessly promoting your website. Of course, we can help when needed with upvotes for both comments or posts, in order to gain you more visibility. Here's an incomplete list of what can be done with our help. Also check our main page.
Method 2When you've written an article for which the target market could be any entrepreneur, post it on news.ycombinator.com (Hacker News). We sell Hacker News accounts of quality here. By posting from a great account, your post won't get removed and you have a much higher chance of making the home page.
Method 3When you've written an article on which the target market could be any marketer, post it on growhhackers.com (GH). These are the tags which can be chosen for any article posted on growthhackers.com, just so you understand better what fits there: Analytics, API, B2B, Blogging, Case Study, Chrome, Churn, Content Marketing, Copywriting, CRO, Crowdfunding, Customer Development, Customer Service, Data Science, Design, E-commerce, Early Traction, Ecosystem, Email Marketing, Engagement, Engineering, Facebook, Feedback, Firefox, Google Adwords, Google+, Growth, Growth Hacks, Growth Team, Inbound Marketing, Instagram, Landing Pages, LinkedIn, Local SEO, Marketing Strategy, Metrics, Mobile Apps, MobileMarketing, Network Effects, Onboarding, Optimization, Paid Marketing, Pinterest, Press, Pricing, Product, Product Launch, Referral, Retargeting, SaaS, Sales, Science of Persuasion, SEM, SEO, Snapchat, Social Marketing, Tools, Twitter, User Experience, Viral, Youtube. For methods 3 and 4, we can post for you if you have bad accounts, and you should also consider having your posts upvoted.
Method 4Market your website through answers on Quora. Make sure you answer the most followed questions because they get much more traffic. But choose those on which you actually stand a chance of getting a top answer. If the question is five years old, with 500 answers already and the top one having 1000 upvotes... it's obviously not worth the effort of trying to compete. How to do this method easily? You should add the pages of a few topics as homepages (yes, you can have more than one homepage!), in order to have them accessible when you open the browser; example: https://www.quora.com/topic/Startups/top_questions; this would show you the questions that need an answer from the "Startups" topic. Just have a quick look each time you open the browser and only answer from time to time, when it's easy for you. Once you have at least 5 answers in each topic on which you're specialized, you can get Maximize PeopleRank from us (read its description on the main page) for each of those topics, and from there onwards your answers will get much better positioning. You can also try to compete on the bigger questions by buying upvotes and downvotes (for competing answers) from us, or you can create new "big questions" by buying Question Follows from us for the questions that don't get enough traffic, but on which you already have the top answer.
Method 5Have us post and upvote a link to your newest articles on Voat, Snapzu and TopTopic.
This article will go over the most basic Reddit marketing techniques, the ones for which you don't even need to think. After reading it you will understand how to promote your business on Reddit, and towards the end of the guide there's also some general advice that you should consider. In most cases, you'll just have to post a link to your product/service/app/cause/crowdfunding campaign/... with a long and descriptive title, and then buy a few upvotes and comments for your threads. Especially if you're inexperienced, these are the first Reddit marketing objectives that you should complete:
- Introduce your business on /r/shamelessplug (7,331 subscribers). This is a subreddit (group of interest) on reddit.com. Always read the rules from the sidebar before posting in such places! They might help for example with choosing a title, when they have certain guidelines on that. If needed, remember to flair your posts! This means that after submitting, you tag it with a subcategory; see the image below!
- Introduce your business on /r/sideproject (14,278 subscribers).
- Introduce your business on /r/indiebiz (2,703 subscribers).
- Present your creation on /r/imadethis (1,974 subscribers).
- Present your creation on /r/promote (2,062 subscribers).
- Present your website as useful on /r/UsefulWebsites (25,002 subscribers).
- Ask for design critique (this means that you're asking for feedback on your website's design) on /r/design_critiques (23,558 subscribers).
- Ask for website/web app feedback in the "Feedback Friday" stickied post from /r/web_design (158,170 subscribers).
- Use the "Promote your business" weekly thread from /r/smallbusiness (53,193 subscribers) to make yourself known.
- Use the "Share your startup" monthly thread from /r/startups (116,637 subscribers) to make yourself known.
- If you're a woman or you are anonymous, introduce your business in the monthly "Shameless Self Promotion" thread from /r/ladybusiness (3,321 subscribers).
- Ask on /r/CrappyDesign (301,667) "Is this really crappy design? [...]" and link to your website. It doesn't matter if no-one ever told you that it's crappy. It's just for the traffic. Learning how to promote on Reddit is becoming fun, right?
- Link to your website on /r/InternetIsBeautiful (8,329,548 subscribers).
- Link to your website on /r/InternetIsInteresting (1,084 subscribers).
- Link to your website on /r/InteractiveWebsites (2,827 subscribers), if it's indeed interactive.
- Link to your most interesting product on /r/shutupandtakemymoney (278,534 subscribers), /r/BuyItForLife/ (299,678 subscribers), /r/Imsavingupforthis (8,926 subscribers) or /r/AppHookup (59,219 subscribers) if it's an app.
- For some fast traffic, link to your website on /r/internetisugly (1,842 subscribers) or /r/INTERNETISTERRIFYING (698 subscribers). The traffic that you're getting from small subreddits is small in the first 24 hours compared to bigger ones. What you might not realize though is that this type of exposure is more long term since there are much fewer new posts on these small subreddits, therefore you'll be on their main page longer!
- Ask for feedback on your product on /r/AlphaAndBetaUsers (3,868 subscribers).
- Ask for feedback on how to grow your business and your website presentation on /r/growmybusiness (15,9k subscribers)
- Post a coupon on /r/coupons (43,657 subscribers) (be patient on this one because they approve posts manually and sometimes the process takes a few days).
- Post a link to your blog post on /r/anythinggoesblog; it might help you to post in other locations of the AnythingGoes network:
Some of the above subreddits are good for traffic, others will be good for SEO (because in them your posts have a low probability of being downvoted/reported or being removed by a moderator). You can easily get DoFollow links from Reddit by posting your website in the above places, then having the posts upvoted with more than the average number of upvotes that posts from the first 25 /hot results get. If you want to go through less trouble yourself, just buy a SEO package from us and we'll handle the operation in the best way possible. After a certain threshold (f.e. 8 upvotes usually for subreddits with 10,000 subscribers, if others don't downvote you), the links automatically become DoFollow. To repeat, because it's important: the exact threshold of how many upvotes you need depends on the average vote count of the top 25 posts from Hot, on that respective subreddit (yes Reddit, we have studied you!). Links from comments can become DoFollow too.
More advanced and time consuming Reddit marketing techniques:
- Link somehow to your business in ALL the relevant subreddits. For example if you're a game developer, you might post comments and threads in /r/gamedev, /r/games, /r/gaming (12,480,009 subscribers), /r/gamedeals, /r/indiegames, /r/greenlightquality and sixty more places.
- Discuss a business process or offer content of value on /r/entrepreneur (208,115 subscribers) and /r/business (210,073 subscribers); only disclose your website address if you're asked to in the comment section. If no one asks you, just ask yourself from another account or buy a comment from us and we'll ask you.
- Discuss an aspect related to your startup on /r/startups (116,638 subscribers)
- Post links to content from your blog in ALL the relevant subreddits (submit it any form: posts, comments or replies to top comments).
- Buy a Reddit account and create a subreddit for your company or cause. Post regular updates, links to your blog posts, promotions, and so on.
All of the subscriber counts above are as of September 30, 2016. (random update from April 19, 2019: w.t.h., why is Trump president?)
Digital marketing on Reddit can be time consuming indeed when you're doing the above-mentioned advanced techniques, but why put the same time in more ineffective traction channels, like Facebook or Twitter, when they don't provide the same traffic and, furthermore, they don't provide any SEO boost? If you check our article on how to rank higher on Google, you'll see that the first tip is actually quite eye opening:
Google takes into consideration the popularity of links on social media aggregation services, like Reddit. If two link-posts from /r/technology have the keywords “compact portable leaf blower”, yet one of the posts has a lot more upvotes than the other… then then one with more upvotes will also be in front of the other in the Google search results. This means that the search results can actually be rearranged for low costs.
Here's a word of advice, pasted from the Reddit guideline on self-promotion:
You should submit from a variety of sources (a general rule of thumb is that 10% or less of your posting and conversation should link to your own content), talk to people in the comments (and not just on your own links), and generally be a good member of the community.
To avoid breaking this rule, make the posts from different accounts, or buy posts from us and we'll make sure to not go overboard with activity from a single account. Don't post with your personal account, especially if you're a novice in your understanding of Reddit etiquette.
And finally, regarding titles: redditors are usually title browsers, meaning that they only read the titles of posts. Therefore, try to find a great one! Don't take it lightly, put time into the process of finding the optimal title! In the order of preference, this is how a good title should be:
- a clickbait! - this title makes the users curious, intrigued, wanting to know more as fast as possible; or it's controversial and they can't wait to view the opinions from the comment section
- long and descriptive, but missing some critical information; this might make them curious enough to click on the title, or go to the comment section, especially if the information is somehow relevant for them
- long, descriptive and a complete unit of information; moderators love these, and your post will be less likely to be removed; users love them as well, and they'll be less likely to downvote
Good luck! We hope that our Reddit marketing ideas and tips help you gain more exposure, with not that much effort! At least, that was our plan. :)
The Reddit traffic that you get from an upvoted post or comment can be huge. It can even be more than you can afford to receive. Are you familiar with these expressions?
- the Reddit effect
- the hug of death
If you are, you might just be an experienced redditor. Maybe you already know what you want and how you want it, therefore jump to this article about buying Reddit upvotes.
If not, read on. When a popular website links to a smaller one, causing a massive increase in traffic, it can overload it. This can mean slowing it down, or even outright making it temporarily unavailable. "The Reddit hug of death" happens when too many redditors (this means "Reddit users") find out about your stuff in the same time and start visiting it. They like your stuff. They "hug" your content, product, service or cause... until they take it down. It's a flood of web page requests.
Have a look here for some updated statistics on how many visitors Reddit has. Or look below for the status on July 24, 2016:
You will notice that they're quite impressive, more so than any other social media network, except Facebook. You can redirect some of that Reddit traffic to your website through two methods:
- 1 -
Buying adds through them.
This doesn't work. Redditors are usually technical people, and most of them use AdBlock (a browser plugin that blocks advertising). Your ads will only be seen by the exceptions. If your objective is promoting something to an older and less technical generation - then go ahead with it! Otherwise, try the second method, where we come in. Ads on Reddit are also quite easy to distinguish, and the brain gets used to ignoring them. Most often, you'd be throwing money into a black hole.
- 2 -
The second method actually works: submit a post or a comment regarding your stuff. Or have it submitted by someone else/someone neutral/someone not connected to you (by us). Afterwards, you don't have to hope that people will truly enjoy your post and upvote it. Just pay us and we'll upvote your lovely content, and help you get that real high quality traffic that comes with increased visibility. You can convert that further into money or fame. If you're like any of our other clients, you'll keep coming back. Buy Reddit upvotes!
- let the world know about your new product/service, maybe even create a subreddit for it and gain reviews and subsequently trust
- let the world know about your cause and get some followers
- bring a lot of traffic to your content (your blog posts, YouTube videos, SoundCloud music, etc.)
- bring a lot of traffic to your social media accounts (for example by linking to a tweet of your account)
- bury a hater's comment
- add popularity to your links and comments (karma) in order to gain credibility for your account
- feature your comment on top in the comment section of a thread/post; it could be your referral link, your product, anything else that brings traffic where you want it
- prank a subverse, 'Show HN' or any subreddit
- introduce false information into the blogosphere or through the many Twitter/Facebook bots that use Reddit as a source of information
- play with the price of a stock or a cryptocurrency
- boost the SERP ranking of a link of your choosing (by posting and upvoting it on Reddit, Voat, Snapzu, HN and others), irrespective of the fact that moderators might shadow if at some point; even if they do, it has been already indexed; regarding this, you might want to check our "SEO-Posts On All Networks" service, which also targets Hubski, IndieHackers, Raddle, Phuks, Minds, Headcycle and Slashdot
- buy accounts for Reddit and other networks, and do some of the posts and comments yourself, so that you save money; but make sure you keep each account logged in on its own browser, and always change VPN or Socks 5 BEFORE switching to it; when you slip and you use the same IP by mistake on two accounts, they get connected and later suspended