Today I will show you how to use Reddit subreddits to get free laser targeted traffic to your websites. I promise your not going to want to miss this so keep reading.
Now before we get started let me quickly explain what this Reddit Subreddits thing is all about and how Reddit works for those who aren’t as familiar.
Basically Reddit.com is a site people sign up and submit links to all different kinds of stuff. It could be a link to a picture of a HUGE cat which you’ll find a lot of them are. It could be a link to an awesome cover song on Youtube. Or it could be a link to one of the pages on one of your sites.
Basically, you can submit links to just about anything. Then what happens once somebody submits a link to something the other users can see that link and vote it up if they like it or vote it down if they don’t.
Then the links that get voted up the most times get put on the front page of Reddit and these links get sent a staggering amount of visitors. I’m talking so much traffic that often the sites that get to the front page of Reddit will actually go offline because the server can’t handle that amount of traffic.
Now getting your links to the front page of Reddit is pretty damn hard. You either have to have some phenomenal content or just get really lucky.
But, the good thing is you don’t have to get your links to the first page of Reddit to still get a ton of free traffic. The front page of Reddit is just one small part of the site. Beyond it there are tons of other parts of the site that are called Reddit subreddits. Each of these subreddits are devoted to just one topic or niche.
How Do These Reddit Subreddits Work?
So, for example there is a cooking subreddit over at reddit.com/r/cooking where you can submit links to just cooking related stuff. Or, if your a bit of a car nut , you can head over to the car subreddit at reddit.com/r/cars and you’ll find nothing but car related links. In fact, there are an insane amount of subreddits and odds are there is a subreddit out there that’s devoted to nothing but your sites niche.
The great thing about Reddit subreddits is that there much easier to get to the top then it is to get to the front page of Reddit and you will still get a ton of traffic. Furthermore, all of your traffic will be extremely targeted because only people that are extremely interested in your niche will be seeing it. You can’t get much more targeted then when you use Reddit subreddits.
So, enough Theory. Let me explain the process of what you need to do when using Reddit subreddits. It’s very simple. Lets say your niche is surfing or extreme sports.
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Once you have your site set up the next thing you want to do is go find a surfing news story. Just go over to news.google.com and do a search on surfing.
If you can find an example that is “layered” meaning there is an article, a video and it’s hott and current. It may take some time but you have 84k news stories to choose from. You’ll need to do a little digging when searching for Reddit subreddits that will get up voted the most.
This Is A Reddit Subreddits Grand Slam:
In the surfing niche a great example would be Kelly Slater (Pro Surfer) 42 years old and just pulled off a 540 in Portugal and it was all caught on camera. The story went viral and TZM.com decided to interview Slater on Skype. When using Reddit subreddits always go after what’s hott and current. I can’t stress that enough. Stories tha are already proven viral and as recent as possible.
I always look for something that has a good headline and a lot of shares in the social networks and pretty quickly I found this:
As you can see this story has been shared thousands of times and it’s only a few days old.
So obvious this is a share worthy story that people are interested in. Then you just write your own version of this story using this as a template. Make sure you make the title of your article something eye catching and interesting. Then add an eye catching image to the top of your article and then your done.
So once your article is done it’s time to share it with the “Reddit subreddit” community. To do this you just head over to the Reddit site and do a search on surfing or whatever your niche is. You are looking for the most relavant subreddit to submit your link to.
At the top of your results you’ll see the most relevant categories for your post. There will usually be quite a few related subreddits to choose from. So what you need to do is go through each of the different categories and try and figure out which one is most relevant to what your trying to submit.
I do recommend before you submit any of your content that you comment on a few other submissions first and even leave your account to age for a few days or even a few weeks. You don’t want it to look like the only reason you signed up is to put your link in there. Give it some time when your going to monetize Reddit subreddits.
When your ready you click “submit a new link” button and do something descriptive and interesting. You want to make it really POP so when people see it they can’t help but click on it. If you have a really crappy, boring, title then nobody is going to click on it to check out your content.
Try to write a title that you’d like to click yourself. If your struggling to come up with a good title a good way to get a bit of inspiration just look at the titles of some of the other submissions that have performed well. You can also use the same title that you used on the post itself if it’s already good and catchy.
Titles follow the same guidelines as writing catchy email subject lines. You want to catch their attention as quickly as possible.
One trick I’ve found to work really well is to only tell half of the story in your title this way it will ignite people’s curiosity and make them really want to click through to get the rest of the information. Always create curiosity when using Reddit subreddits.
To finish your submission you just want to enter your website address into the url section and finally hit the submit button at the bottom of the page. It’s as simple as that when using Reddit subreddits.
Sometimes after only a few minutes you can see your post sitting on the subreddits front page of whatever your niche is. When you get more votes you will see it move up in position. After a few hours sometimes you can claim the number one spot in the subreddit. Pretty damn easy stuff.
Now lets say we fast forward a few days and your post has gotten 60 up votes and 15 comments. You will notice your post will also get shared at your website or blog with all the social networks. This is the power of Redit subreddits.
People will often repost these links to other sites too including on forums and other social book marking sites and so on.
This will results in hundreds or even thousands of visitors from one submission that took you a few minutes to do.
This is pretty standard you know. You just find a viral article, rewrite it, post it to your site, post it to Reddit subreddits.
This can work with all kinds of niches and in all different sorts of ways. There is rarely a time that this doesn’t work. When you start posting to Reddit subreddits you’ll realize it’s not rocket science.
Even if my submissions don’t get to the number one spot of the Reddit subreddits I’m going after it still gets a ton of traffic simple because Reddit is such a popular site.
Furthermore, it doesn’t even have to be a news story. This is just one example of how you can do it. You could find a viral niche related video on Youtube and embed that on your site and then post that to Reddit.
Now on top of all of this these submissions kick ass for SEO. Not only do you get the one backlink from the submission itself which is awesome because it’s from Reddit which is one of the most high authority sites in the world but you get an additional backlink every time someone comments on your submission. Your submission links gets posted to their profile too.
So because my submission got 15 comments it also got posted to 15 different peoples profiles. Add that to the submission link itself and that’s 16 backlinks in total from Reddit. On top of that you also get the links from people who shared those submissions from the social networks on forums and on other sites too.
It really is a phenomenal way to build high quality backlinks and to get other people to do it for you.
And that is really all there is too it. It’s super easy and Reddit is super powerful. I’m surprised I don’t see more people talking about it. But I guarantee if you give it a shot you will see just how effective this stuff is. You don’t need to be some kind of master content creator you just need to be able to write a good title and find good content to add to your site.
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