When it comes to blog promotion Social Media comes handy. It is free and gives fast results. But of all the social media sites are there, Reddit is a tough one to crack.
Many have failed and will fail if they don’t study this Reddit community. Some bloggers curate their own work smartly just for Reddit exclusively.
This article will sum up exactly what went wrong in your path to blog promotion on Reddit.
1. Started posting the moment you signed up
Immediately after signing up you started promoting blog posts. That’s a wrong move. Play around a little bit. Get to know different subreddits in your niche. Redditors are the nerdiest and inquisitive than any other social media users
2. Low Karma
Why does karma matter?
The more karma you possess, the more validity your posts would receive. If you go around promoting your blog posts without sufficient karma then people might think that you are only interested in blog promotion and nothing else. Start slowly, grow your karma and then unleash your inner blogger.
3. Posting only links, links and links
Seriously? Just plain links?
4. A silent watcher
On Reddit, you shouldn’t be silent watcher if you want big exposure to your blog.
Be a Redditor who is active on subreddits and makes it alive by funny, sarcastic, informative posts and comments.
5. Not posting HQ content of others
Don’t be selfish. Redditors love quality posts and you shouldn’t hesitate to share posts of other bloggers that are really worthy of mention.
6. Short and unexplained posts
Tell Redditors what your posts are all about. Add personal experinecex, Redditors love that.
7. Lack of visual content
Reddit is all about memes, inforgraphics, graphic arts, etc. Just like we love the attention to detail in movies, Redditors love it too when someone include imges and videos in their posts.
8. Lack of networking
Follow top Redditors, make connections, they can be useful when the time comes.
After gaining some reputation in the subreddit community you can promote your blog posts however you want.
9. Relying on very few subreddits
Reddit is vast. There are many offbeat and never seen before subreddits that would really explode your neurons.
Find subreddits based on your niche and repeat what I have said earlier in this blog post.
10. Self upvoting
Dont do this. Lots of Redditors have successfully maintained multiple accounts for various purposes. They don’t get banned. Want to know why?
They don’t go around self-upvoting their posts.
Reddit has multiple anti spam robots who bans accounts with fishy pattern behavior.