How My Hub Went from Zero to 3,000 Page Views in Just Under Eight Hours

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© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin

I was going to wait until my data had become more meaningful before writing this hub. But I’m so excited about what happened that I had to tell someone.

My hub entitled Highest Paid Engineer Jobs in the USA had been a poor performer with only 500 page views in six months. The daily page views had been languishing near zero in the previous days.

On a tip from polyglot, a fellow Hub writer whom I followed a few days ago, I signed on to Reddit. This is a free website that calls itself “the front page of the Internet.” It essentially allows members to post links to articles according to topic, which are known as subreddits. You can click Submit a Link on the front page, or search for a subreddit and submit the link there.

I chose the latter option by searching for and landing on the engineering subreddit. Clicking Submit a Link displays a page that prompts you to put the title of your link, the url. The Choose a Subreddit field was already automatically field with engineering. I then clicked Submit and the link to my article was posted onto the site.

About two hours later, I checked my Hubpages statistics page, just because of my innate compulsive habits. I couldn’t believe the one-day total had already jumped to about 700. In three hours, it reached 1,200 views, and by four hours views had passed 2,000. The numbers just kept climbing, so that by eight hours later, when I wrote this hub, the total was over 3,000. UPDATE: The numbers topped out at just over 4,700 about 24 hours after posting and started back down. UPDATE 2: At 48 hours after posting, numbers are at 256 and continuing downward. But even this is still much higher than the average 20 or so a day I get on most hubs.

My research indicates that postings on Reddit experience a surge within a day or so, and then taper off. I just don’t know when or how that will happen. If you’re interested in these numbers, perhaps to use Reddit for your own efforts, give me a Follow. I’ll post any update information in Comments, so you’ll automatic receive email notification.

You’re certainly welcome to try Reddit on your own. But first read Increase Website Traffic by Posting Links on Reddit - Part I for all the variables involved. And then read Lessons of Repentance: Avoiding a Ban from Reddit. You’ll then be better prepared to use Reddit to its fullest capacity.

In the meantime, thank you for listening to my story. It’s probably been the most exciting eight hours I’ve experienced at HubPages.

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molometer profile image

molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Hi alocsin,

What a great story to share, I post onto Reddit but I don't think I am doing it right.

Something you did was definitely right well done. I have had an exciting day as well on hubpages with my 50th hub. It went through the roof and I just couldn't keep up with the comments. It has had 135 page views in a little over 8 hours too and is still going.

Glad I had the chance to share your good news.

Can't wait for your hub on Reddit!


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ThelmaC 4 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

Thanks for sharing this info. I am anxiously awaiting your next artile about Reddit


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polyglot 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Glad I could help!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thank you all for visiting, and polyglot, for starting all this. Molometer, I visited your 50th to add to your growing view count.


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ithabise 4 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

Thanks Alocsin (and Polyglot)! I'm hanging on your every next word--and checking out Reddit!


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polyglot 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Great! Reddit is a really good website for networking. I wish you the best of luck. Also, a really good way to target your audience is to find a subreddit(I should make a Hub all about subreddits ha)


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ithabise 4 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

Alocsin, the photo is funny. I can see that happening in your head as you saw the page views increase and increase some more!


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

This is very interesting info alocsin, thanks for sharing this.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thank you all for reading of my excellent experience. Don't worry, polyglot, I'll cover subreddits in my upcoming hub.


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Taleb80 4 years ago

it is very surprising result, happy for you.

Sure I voted "Useful"

Thanks for sharing.


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polyglot 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

nice


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

quite interesting, I'll wait for your hub 'How to Increase Your Page Views with Reddit' to get a complete idea about Reddit before joining it. Rated up and useful!


skymaster 4 years ago

Nice;)


alocsin profile image

alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks all for stopping by.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm putting this update in the main text as well, but it looked like the hits topped out in 24 hours at just over 4,700 views. It's on its way down now.


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ithabise 4 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

This is unbelievable! I joined but I only have five in the last 12 hours or so--you've got a secret!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Well...this is really something. Glad you decided to share this. Makes me want to try reddit. 4,700 views is pretty amazing in my world. Thanks. Voted up!

vocalcoach~


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Sorry to hear the hits aren't coming for you, ithabise. But I'd like to think that my fascinating subject and scintillating writing style are primarily the cause of the number of impressions ;)

But seriously, ithabise and vocalcoach, you may want to wait for my hub on Reddit before trying it out extensively. I'm investigating many details about how to maximize the links.


molometer profile image

molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Well done on hitting 4,700 page views. Now we have a target lol


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks molometer. But I need to start hitting that number with every hub every day to make any kind of money. Alas, that's not happening so far.


cr00059n 4 years ago

You have such amazing pieces of advice. This is so valuable and I'm planning on using that service more often. Its so interesting and amazing that you accomplished this. What a cool piece of information. Alocsin, as always, good article.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Wait until my Reddit article though, cr00059n, so you get the full story on what to do. But thank you for the vote of confidence.


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frugalfamily 4 years ago from Houston, TX

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your success:)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

A quick update, which I've posted in the text. About 48 hours after posting, page impressions are down to 256 for the day.


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JEOrtega 4 years ago from Southern California

Your articles always help me so much! Thank you!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks JEOrtega for being a fan.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks for the information and I will follow this hub. Your hub topic may have been a real draw of interest for a varied audience. That may also be a factor in getting hits. Voted up.


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

3000 views - that is nothing short of amazing - thanks for the information - I will definitely look into Reddit - B.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thank you for the kudos. Watch for my upcoming article on how to use Reddit.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Great tip, think I'll give it a try ... looking forward to reading your guide in the near future.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Brett. Still working out the quirks with Reddit. I should be writing my article on it soon.


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polyglot 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hey sorry I haven't been able to keep in touch with you guys. I had an emergency. I am glad that people are now informed about the resources at reddit!


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JEOrtega 4 years ago from Southern California

It works! It really does! But reddit caters to the 17-30 year old demographic, so when you post your links, use a title that is going to grab them. I did an experiment. Some links I changed to the article name to something more hip and cool. The others, I kept as their original title. The articles I changed the names on got the most views, the ones I didn't change just got a couple views. I'm finding that on reddit, its all in the name. It has to grab them.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Glad you're back polyglot. And I'm happy for you Jennifer. You don't even have to change the title of your HubPages link. Just make the Reddit link title snazzy, though make it similar enough to your hub that clickers know they've arrive at the right place.


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Theocharis V 4 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

This is one useful hub! Thanx!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

The hub you've all been waiting for is now online:

http://hubpages.com/money/Increase-Website-Traffic...

You'll find a link to part II at the end of that hub.


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LoriSoard 4 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

Very interesting information. I have used Reddit in the past, but not consistently. I may have to try it more.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Let me know how it goes, LoriSoard. You can read about my articles on using Reddit. The links to it are in this hub now.


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tammyfrost 4 years ago from Oregon

Congratulations on the page views.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Since someone from Reddit had stalked and harassed a hubber, I stopped using the site. I was upset by their actions but I must admit that I am kinda interested to see what kind of traffic I would get from there.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

alocsin,

Thanks for posting this information. I have to try it. I'll let you know what happens.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wonderful information. I will be checking this site out! I appreciate all your helpful tips!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Cardisa, Daisy and Tammy, but before you go posting on Reddit, please check out the related Reddit hubs which I mention in my article. Cardisa's warning should be taken to heart.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Congrats and awesome!! Thanks for sharing the tips!!:)


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

I have posted to Reddit but must have done something wrong. Finding the right category alone was difficult. I will try again!Thanks for sharing.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Good luck pedrn44. Be sure to check out Parts I and II about how to post to Reddit for advice on doing it correctly.


Jrandol62 4 years ago

Good info!! I'll post to Reddit and let you know what happens!!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thanks so much for sharing this. Just went and signed up through your link.


Lesleysherwood 4 years ago

I messed up on Reddit I think. I kept sharing my hubs to it every time I wrote one and now they wont let me so Im thinking they regard me as spam.


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smcopywrite 4 years ago from all over the web

wonderful info and hub. thanks for sharing your experience and information.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

How cool! I'm gonna go check that out tonight. Thanks!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks all for stopping by but be sure and read Parts I and II of how to post on Reddit. Give it a few days Lesley, and then try again. If you still experience a problems, email the Reddit moderators and explain that you didn't know all the rules because you were new. Then ask if they can treat you as a regular member. And then limit posts to your site to no more than one or two a day every few days -- but don't forget to add links to other sites too.


Lesleysherwood 4 years ago

Thank you alocsin. I thought my Reddit life was over. I forget sometimes that humans can be contacted. I will do exactly that.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Very I treating and thank you so much for sharing:). I want to look into this better later. Up and everything:)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks all for reading. Lesley, don't forget that if worse comes to worse, you can sign up under a new username. The traffic effect remains the same.


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punamdharkar 4 years ago from India

Your excitement carries right through! I will most definitely try this. Thanks for the tip. Voted up.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Don't forget to read the "How to" link first, or you Reddit may ban you. Let us know how it works out for you.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I am going to go read your follow up hubs on this one. I have been banned from Reddit and was told they considered Hub Pages to be spam... I think they are wrong. I was posting other people's hubs, too. I did get the same response you had on your engineering hub for one of my teaching hubs, and the traffic lasted for nearly a week. It was a wonderful feeling!! :-)


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Reddit.com can steer some huge traffic your way, or anyone's way.

But eventually you will get "black listed" on that site for sharing your own material there....it's just an inevitable thing that there is ...virtually no way around.

Also, that traffic IS really wonderful - but I think most reddit traffic will bounce plum off your page in about five seconds once they realize that there's nothing funny on their third grade level...you know, like a picture of a cat's rear end, or something?

I'm not being negative here - I'm just telling you the truth about reddit.


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KellyPittman 4 years ago from Walker, LA

Thanks for sharing!


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marriedwithdebt 4 years ago from Illinois

This can work, but sparingly. If you write a lot about atheism or religion, or "nerd" things like computers and engineering, then Redditers will like those genres.

Otherwise it's a waste of time and you are being rude if you are only promoting your stuff.

They are very sensitive about spam, and even if you are posting others' Hubs as well, they are seeing that you only post items from Hubpages.com and that makes you a spammer in their eyes.

Reddit would be best used sparingly, when you write a super awesome Hub that fits perfectly with the Reddit audience. That being said, if you only use it sparingly you won't be an influential community member.

Reddit is a community and you have to put obsessive amounts of time in there earning karma points. As a community, they don't want people there just to promote themselves.

It is slightly dishonest to use the communities of others for your own personal gain. If you feel this way when you see SEO spammers posting their worthless Hubs on Hubpages, then you MUST recognize that you are no different if you are using Reddit that way.


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ThelmaC 4 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

Sorry I can't agree with you marriedwithdebt about it being slightly dishonest to post on reddit for your own personal gain. If you are posting hubs that are of interest to the folks on reddit, I can't see it being a problem. Granted, I am posting in hopes of getting more views on my hubs, but I am also sharing information that is beneficial to the readers there. I posted three hubs on reddit in the "Veterans" group about issues of interest to them and they were received very well.


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marriedwithdebt 4 years ago from Illinois

Thelma - Reddit is not a place for promoting your own content.

Granted, if you share 100 articles a week there and only one of them is yours, then that is fine. But if you go there only to share your stuff, or mostly your own stuff, you are abusing their community, no different that when people come to Hubpages to only post Hubs about their own companies.

There is no difference.

Even if you personally feel that it is what they want, that does not make it right. You are breaking the rules of a community and using your own opinions and self interests to override the wishes and rules of the majority.

Please don't think I am judging anyone. I am someone who feels rules are made to be broken. Heck, I've even posted a few of my Hubs there.

But I will point out that it is abusive to do so, whether one feels morally right or wrong about doing it.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

It does not matter how hard you try to be a part of the "reddit community" - I've done that before. After it's realized that even the smallest percentage of what you share there is your own - the troll moderators of the troll kingdom, in honour of their god, the proverbial cat's ass...they'll black list you just the same.


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marriedwithdebt 4 years ago from Illinois

You are dead on, Wesman. Honestly, Reddit can be a meanspirited and immature community (not quite like 4Chan, but you get the idea). Unless your material is making fun of someone else, they probably won't like it.

(Yes I realize there are subreddits and niche topics, but they don't compare to the majority of users).

I don't know about you, but angering an army of computer nerds, hackers and IT mobsters is not part of my "Online Strategy of Success."

Those people could do things to your online career you've never even thought possible.

Sorry Alocsin for turning your wall into a discussion. You've started an interesting one, though.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thank you all for adding to the discussion about Reddit and spamming. Those are all important considerations and I hope anyone who reads this hub will also read your comments for their wise words. I hope to write a hub soon addressing spamming and Reddit specifically.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

This is fantastic news! I have heard of Reddit but never really looked into. There is no downside?

Thank you for a very useful Hub. I think I need to try this.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Yes James, a ton of downside -- like possibly being marked as a spammer. Be sure and read the linked hubs on how to post on Reddit. Thanks for stopping by.


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

Alocsin - thanks for your tips. I have to sign up for Reddit. I have put this hub on My Favorite Hub for the Week: Jan 22.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Great job. Many of us know the downside of Reddit, they can arbitrarily ban you for no reason. However, if you wait a month or two you can log back on. It is a fickle place. I do need to read the hubs you suggested, maybe they'll keep me out of trouble on Reddit. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I did try Reddit, but I think I put my links on the frontpage, so I will try your idea, thanks! and well done!


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Dreamsinger 4 years ago from New Zealand

Woohoo thanks so much for generously sharing your knowledge, great for all of us, particularly those that are just learning how the 'traffic' thing works. May it flow on through!!


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GClark 4 years ago from United States

Very exciting and helpful information found in your Hub and can't wait to experiment with Reddit to see if I can even come close to the results achieved by you. Thanks so much for sharing so many details. Will be sure to let you know how this works for me, GClark


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for stopping by and I'm excited that you're all going to try this out. Let me know how you fare.


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Mark Pitts 4 years ago from United States

I have a lot to learn, and I am so grateful for Hubs like this one to help me along!Thank you!


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kevin.howell 4 years ago from Maysville KY

Wow that is impressive


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

alocsin, I have been trying to share hubs on reddit ever since I started posting hubs. But most of the times I get the feedback that I have posted too many links recently and to try back in an hour. I now understand, from reading your hub,that, maybe posting just links to my hub only is a sort of deterrent and that one needs to share other articles as well.

Thanks for such a wonderful information. I'm gonna try doing your way and keep my fingers crossed.

Voted up and awesome.


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Zainnisar 4 years ago from Little Island, Heart.

What a ride that you had, I received about 100 page views last day I was like "O BOY" 3000 in 8 hours is worth sharing going to check out Reddit lets see what it have for me, Thanks for SHARING.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Yes, Rajan, that's true. Be sure and check the other linked articles about how to post on Reddit. And congrats Zainnisar.


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snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

Now i understand why submitting a link to reddit had not made much of a difference. Very useful hub.Look forward to reading some more hubs from you. I wish I had come across this hub earlier. Thanks Alocsin for sharing


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Another great useful articles Alocsin. That is a great number to hit my friend for one day. Sounds like that sight is well worth trying. Can't go wrong with extra traffic.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

I have heard good and bad about Reddit but haven't tried it. I'll go see what the atmosphere is like and see if any of my work will fit their criteria. Probably like StumbleUpon in that you can't only post your own work and have to be sparing.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

I've tried many time to post a link on Reddit and many times I'm not successful.

For one) the little tiny code that you are supposed to type in doesn't tell you if it is case sensitive and is very difficult to see, two) often times it will say that you have posted too many times, even if you have only posted once or it may simple say try again in four or five minutes.

So I guess I have to read the other links you put on here, clever way to get folks to read other hubs you write, but ATM I' not really interested in hopping your Hubs.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Be sure to read my hubs on how to post at Reddit, and how to avoid being banned. Thanks for stopping by.


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Excellent share! Thanks much.


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Brandon Spaulding 4 years ago from Yahoo, Contributor

This is an exciting hub. I will be following you and reading more of your insightful work. I will try your techniques and see what happens. Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Great tip. I'm off to Reddit.


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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

Thanks for sharing. Very useful hub .Voted Up. Have a good day.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Be sure and read my Reddit articles, especially on how to avoid a ban.


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freelanceauthor 4 years ago

I followed every step of the way. However, no increase in traffic to my hubs. There are many factors that you have to consider. Make sure to go for subreddits with large number of members or followers. Some have thousands while others have hundreds and even tens. Go for subreddits with thousands of followers. Aside from that, compelling title is the key to getting the views that you want. It has to be unique and attractive for others to view, just like in Hubpage. I'm still trying to figure out other reasons why you are getting the thousands views while in my case, nothing changed. Thanks for the awesome tips and for sharing your success. Voted up


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mbyL 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

how thankful I am that someone has written such a hub. well let's see I'll give reddit a go and thanks for sharing your experience with us alocsin.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

You are correct, freelanceauthor. I've actually written three other hubs on posting at Reddit, that also point out the need for going with subreddits with thousands of followers. You may want to read those in your quest. You'll find them in the links above. Be sure to read all parts, including the Ban one. Let me know how it goes.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to read all the Reddit hubs though. You'll find the titles in the links section.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

I had gotten banned on reddit some time ago when I was milking them. Do you Know If they Ban your IP? Does reddit traffic convert? Do you see a surge in traffic from google for that particle article?

If you can answer these questions, that would be great, If not I understand.


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amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

Congrats, that is wonderful news!! I use redditt but never had much luck. I think the topic you wrote about and that redditt had a subredditt on your topic helped! Hope I have your luck!!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Very interesting hub regarding Reddit. I have not yet checked into it and after reading all of the comments, I would definitely read your other two hubs before doing anything. That was one wild ride you had! In addition to increased views, did your earnings rise up during those days as well? Voted up and interesting!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I don't believe they ban the IP, just the usercode. Haven't been on Reddit long enough to know if they convert to Google traffic. This might be a good topic for a future hub, but I'll need to investigate it for a longer period of time to come up with any conclusions.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Take it slow, and read all the hubs, especially the one on avoiding the ban. Thanks for stopping by.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm glad you'll be reading them, Peggy. Many hubbers just jump right in on the basis of just one article, without understanding the consequences and then wonder why they're banned. Definite increase in earnings, though I'm not sure yet how the whole earnings mechanism works. So I'm not sure how much to attribute to Reddit alone.


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Keri Summers 4 years ago from West of England

Interesting advice and debate. Thanks alocsin, but also for the alternative views from commenters too. I'll follow up with reading your further articles in this area.


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Loladusk 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Thanks so much for your help! So much to learn so much to do,, I have only been on for 2 days it is quite alot to think about.. you site is very helpful I can use all the help I can get.. :)


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tammyfrost 4 years ago from Oregon

Wow Congrats. I will need to read your next hub on how to submit on Reddit. This should help my hub traffic. Thanks


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

The best thing that can happen to a writer is to get commented and debated on, whether positive or negative. The worst thing is to be ignored. I'm experiencing the best right now, thanks to folks like you.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Tammy, please read all the Reddit info, including the one on being banned before you post with them.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

Do redittors click on adsense. The little experience I have is that they don't. I was wondering if you had any luck.

What I have found is that my most popular articles on facebook gets equivalent traffic from google. It is evident that the new google panda is big into the social popularity. I would like if you test the same theory for reddit.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Not sure how I would test that, rasta1, I'm relatively new at all this. But it's something I'll explore. Sounds like it might be a good hub to write.


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Swetankraj 4 years ago from India

First of all thanks alocsin for sharing such a good hub. I have also an account on Reddit and as other user said you only not need to post your topics, but you also need some other topics from different sites or they will band you. Once my hub has also been reached 200 views only in 5 hrs. The matter is that you will only not get traffic for some stupid hubs that does not contain any information just bored subjects. In my suggestion all hubbers should check Google trends and find the hot topic in the world and write hub in that topic. There are many persons who are using Google for searching and Google finds out what is the hot topic among users. To get benefited write hubs in those topic and definitely you will get lots of visitors!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hi, Thanks for the great information. Like some others, I post on Reddit, but obviously I need to use the subreddits (maybe other tactics a well) to get any traction. The comments you've gotten have been shedding light as well. Great article!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

That's awesome! Thanks for sharing the info Alocsin!


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Alocsin...I posted my first hub without reading your second and third installments. Too excited to wait. When it goes to the "comment" form is that something the submitter is supposed to do? I'll let you know how it goes.

THIS hub is voted UP UP UP and very useful Thanks so much.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Good advice, Swetankraj. Google Trends is a very useful resource, one that I use myself. However, it does require a high level of expertise. Thanks for reading this hub.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Comment form just means you successfully submitted. Let me know how it goes.


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Ironman1992 4 years ago

I'll try this. Thanks for the advice.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Please read all parts of my Posting on Reddit article, especially the one on Avoiding the Ban.


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Mala Srivastava 4 years ago from India

Again a very interesting hub.


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Ironman1992 4 years ago

I've been promoting my hubs on reddit, and my views have shot up, but seeing as how Reddit is picky and will ban you for only promoting your own stuff, I guess that won't last. I'll start using something other than reddit.


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biancaalice 4 years ago from Southern California

I'm really starting to like your hubs. Great information, I didn't even know what reddit was.

Voted up & useful.


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formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub! How do you avoid it saying that you have submitted to many links? Voted up and useful.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I only try to submit one or two links every few days. If you do get the message, just wait a few hours and you can submit again.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Reddit is a wonderful site which gives these experiences. But of late whenever I try to submit it says"You've submitted too many links recently. Please try again in an hour."

May be I am doing something wrong.

Thanks for SHARING


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

This is just too good to be true.. This is more than amazing.. I HAVE GOT TO GET TO WORK..


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

It can be very picky. Try waiting a day or two before submitting again.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Capedium but be sure and read all the parts of my hubs about posting on reddit, including how to avoid the ban. Also, not all submissions will get this many views. But if you're able to submit successfully, you'll see a noticeable increase in visitors.


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Madurai 4 years ago from Online

Alocsin, you have posted here your surprise experience fro reddit about surging of traffic. I think that was a rare case, coincide with some unknown factor. I am regularly sharing with reedit, there was not much traffic from there. Anyhow, thanks for sharing this info.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

Amazing! I wish just once I could see that happen to me on a hub. Poetry is just not that popular, unfortunately. I see that the few "how to" hubs that I did always stay high in the ratings compared to the many poems that just usually hang around, though some have done very well. I am going to try Reddit. Thanks!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I agree Madurai. I think it's quite hit or miss with them, although I generally show an increase in traffic.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Be sure to read all my three other hubs on Reddit, ExoticHippieQueen, especially the one about avoiding a ban.


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

There goes the researcher par excellent. Thanks for invaluable information. I am a reddit subscriber but to tell you the truth, I am lost in that jungle of extra big type and flowing links, I am just not sure what to do. I hope I can figure it out. Thanks for sharing.


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Thanks for the Reddit tip. I'll give it a try over the next few days re my 9 hubs so far.


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tlcs 4 years ago from Hampshire, UK

Very interesting reading, not quite ready to explore yet but will do when I am more confident with what I am doing. Thank you.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Let us know how you do, B. Leekley. And be sure to read all three of my Reddit hubs so you don't get banned.


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srbhadran 4 years ago from Thiruvananthapuram

Very interesting and informative hub. Thanks a lot.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

I'm with molometer. I've posted a few Hubs on Reddit but I don't think I'm good at choosing the sub-Reddit. MissOlive shared one of my links there and I saw a huge traffic spike for a few days, but I didn't have the same success with the same Hub when I posted it. Thank you for sharing your success, it gives me hope : ) Voted up, useful, and shared.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Rock star. Need I say more? I don't think so.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Obviously I'm doing something wrong since I normally post on reddit but never...never see those kinds of results. It may just be that you are a better writer than I am and I can live with that. Congratulations and a job well-done.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Wow! That`s amazing. You are our inspiration alcosin. I am happy for you.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

You are too nice, Sunshine625.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

It may also be coincidental, billybuc. I normally only get a couple of hundred extra hits per hub on Reddit. But careful targeting is needed.


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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

Hi alocsin,

Thanks for sharing something I feel inclined to try out. Will read through your other hints before I leap. Take care


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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

Hey alocsin,

I just shared this article with my followers after finding it rather interesting. Expect a few more hits and surges in readership as a result of my sharing. Nice hubbing. Keep up with it.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm glad you've read all my articles on the subject, Anjili. Hope it works out for you.


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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada

Good stuff! I can imagine how exciting that would have been for you each time you checked! Thanks very much for sharing, was wondering about Reddit.


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MermaidMoney 4 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

OMG! This is truly amazing! Very great information here, I will try this and maybe send you flowers soon as a thank you! Blessings! =)


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poowool5 4 years ago from here in my house

Compelling hub title, reddit...couldn't pass this one up! And now I find it very useful and well-written. Voted up and interesting.

Off to read the other required reddit hubs now before connecting with reddit itself. Thanks for the tips!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm glad you're reading all the related hubs, poowool5. A lot of folks just read this one, try it out and wonder why they get banned.


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Anne Burlinson 4 years ago from Australia

Hi alocsin, just want to thank you for the tip. If you were doing an experiment based on your experience, you could say that your 'hypothesis' is difficult to reject, one more time. All the best!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Anne. I do try to approach things logically and dig for as many facts as possible.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California

Great hub. Great advice on reditt. It is a great site to get traffic but they ban you easily with no warning.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is very interesting. I just joined about 7 weeks ago, and missed your initial post. I am glad Roxanne shared it again. I will try it for sure. Thanks for all the good advice.....


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Glad you found it, LaThing.


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Gloshei 4 years ago from France

This is very interesting I read Part1 and now waiting for part11, in the meantime I am going to check out the others you mentioned and also polygot but first I must read your highest paid engineer.

To think how your followers shot up it's amazing perhaps when I get more confident at hubs I may check it out.

Voted up and awesome.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Gloshei. You'll find a link to all my Reddit article in the links section below the hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Interesting. It seems as though Reddit would be a help. It might be a good thing to look into.


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Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

Great Article!


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Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

Okay..this is the second time I heard of this Reddit thing. I will check it out soon enough. Thanks for posting this. Good luck and I voted up and shared for ya! :) Take care


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Good luck with it, Jo_Goldsmith.


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GuitarGear 4 years ago from Youngstown, Ohio

New friends thanks for all your great comments. I can't believe so many people liked it.


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jessicaseo 4 years ago from INDIA

Aloc,

Thanks for the hub as I can figure out the research and time you have spent in getting this much info. Reddit of course is a great social site to get wider recognition and visits towards a page. However, as a whole I feel that social sites and other top sites where one could wide its page reach are just a platform which of course is very useful but what could get views and clicks is the title or header that you have posted. A post must be catchy to make users click on it, like your post when I saw zero to 3K page visitors I instantly clicked as to what it is.

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Thanks

Jessi


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for stopping by, jessicaseo.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Wow! Has Reddit increased your HubPages income? I'm going to follow you, on the advice of billybuc. This hub facinates me!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Yes, bravewarrior, it does tend to increase my income, especially within the first day or two of posting there.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Holy Mackerel! I've got to give it a shot!


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Gloshei 4 years ago from France

Wow well done again, I have tried but not had any luck so must be doing something wrong.

But love it when others get rewarded.


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Pinkchic18 4 years ago from Minnesota

Nice tips here!! Very clever :) Congrats on getting so many page views!


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donnah75 4 years ago from Upstate New York

I just saw a FB post by a friend that mentioned Reddit. I am a bit behind, as I have never heard of that site. Coming across the idea twice in one day is a sign to get there and check it out. I will certainly read your other pieces about it to see if it can up my page views, which are a bit abysmal at the moment. Oh well, some days will be better than others. :)


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yaswanthk 4 years ago

Very unique thought ......and great hub.... I have to wait and see whether reddit will increase traffic to my hubs or not.......... i m going to be a member of reddit now..


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Angelme566 4 years ago

Seems miracles are happening to your hubs , hope it will also happen to mine.


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK

I've used Reddit in the past but never saw any increase in my views to any of my online work. Maybe I should get it another go, thanks for sharing, wish you all the best :)


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Bard of Ely 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Maybe I should see if they have lifted the ban on me posting? I gave up on the site after that happened. I will read you hub about it. Have voted up!


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

It didnt do anything for my hub pages when I posted or my blog! Maybe the posts just werent interesting enough, you did well to get 4000+ hits in sucha short time


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Kate Mc Bride 4 years ago from Donegal Ireland

this is a great tip.I am going to try it


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egummer012 4 years ago from Pakistan

I will try out Reddit too from now. Most articles i read said that by submitting to stumble upon, ones article can get too many views if the article is good enough.


Jesshubpages 4 years ago

inspiring and interesting!


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Very useful hub for hub writers, sharing with the followers.


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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

I haven't tried Reddit, I think I will check it out.


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for sharing this knowledge .GBY.


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G Miah 4 years ago from Muslim Nation

Wow! Fantastic, i wouldn't mind a steep spike of traffic on my hubs view graph! It'll add to the earning sat least!

Will look into this excellent advice.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I don't have enough words to thank you for this great help Alocsin. It is such a surprise that despite being a member there, I haven't been submitting my hubpages links on this site. Thanks a million for the reminder. Sharing it across. Cheers, Rema.


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His princesz 4 years ago

Woww... I'm gonna try this like, right now! I THank you a lot for sharing this! Voted up up :)


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Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try.


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greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

wow thanks! i should check this site out...


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healthylife2 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

So glad you got to enjoy that before Reddit banned HP. I never got the opportunity but hope there will be similar sites where you can simply post a link and achieve those amazing results.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Just wondering...are HP users still banned from using Reddit? I am getting this from healthylife2's comment. Was just about to give it a try. Guess I am a "day late and dollar short" as the old saying goes. Ha!


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I'm told they're not any more, Peggy W, but haven't tried it out myself.


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

It's wonderful that you had such a boost in traffic from reddit. I've posted many hubs on there but haven't had all that many views so far. Congrats!


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

I enjoy reading success stories. Than you for sharing yours with us. And, thank you for also including information that would help us further through the process.


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

I voted this up and shared to my hub friends. I remember using reddit as well a few months back. I didn't get the results you got, though. I'll try reddit again and see how it pans out for me this time. :)


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GuitarGear 3 years ago from Youngstown, Ohio

I vow to try this one day. Thanks for the advice Al. You're my favorite.

I'm sorry it took me so long to comment. I'm a little dense sometimes not to mention old. Ha,ha. God bless you and have a happy Thanksgiving! I'll be in touch.


omar21 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing your experience, i'll give it a try and i hope it'll help me as a beginner.


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MosLadder 3 years ago from Irvine, CA

You rock man, you have really turned all your hubs into interesting, useful reads. Thanks!


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gags3480 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

Thanx for the info. about reditt. I will try the same.


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Gina145 3 years ago from South Africa

Amazing story. I'll be back to read you other Hubs about Reddit, because I think I'll have to give it a try.


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academylight 3 years ago from Athens-Greece

Good to find another site to share my work...thanks!


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dwachira 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi alocsin,

Reading this article reminds me of one of my hubs that kept on climbing and climbing to reach 2,416 views in a day. Writing on a hot topic can cause such views but the drop can also be drastic. Voted up, useful and more.


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Hezekiah 3 years ago from Japan

Well done, I haven't had too much success with Reddit. But I will keep trying.


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kellyteam 3 years ago from Michigan

Gotta try this site out. Congratulations on your accomplishments. This is a great informative hub. Appreciate you sharing. Thumbs up sharing.


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ryanjhoe 3 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

3000 views in just a couple hour is awesome! Would love to try you your method and hopefully it works for me too. Thanks for sharing your tips!


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Boisegal 3 years ago from Boise, ID

I'm intrigued! Thanks for the tip, and I will follow...


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Blond Logic 3 years ago from Brazil

Hello,

I have used Reddit in the past but with less dramatic results than yours. I think I will have to begin anew. I will also be checking your 'how to use Reddit sites' .

I think articles like this, super-charge not just the author but also their readers.

I am thrilled for you!


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passionate77 3 years ago

hi alocsin, hope you'd be fine dear, just came across your hub , what an amazing and surprising result story you shared my dear, wonderful experience indeed, would definitely try to experience reddit, thanks for sharing this info and definitely i going to read your related hubs to this topics in some spare time soon and i bookmarked this page also. many blessings my dear!


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Jacobb9205 17 months ago from Gloucestershire

Great story! I once managed to get about 600 views in 1 day from Reddit, but I haven't got that many views in a day since. I average at about 10-20 views a day. Any more tips? I tend to post in a variety of different sub reddits.

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