How to use Reddit to increase traffic to your HubPages

A bit of history first

If you are looking for ways to help increase traffic to your Hubs then you have to start using Reddit.

After being on HubPages for 8 months and having written over 70 hubs I am finally getting into working on linking for my pages. Yes I know what the heck took me so long.

I was getting mediocre traffic up until I started linking and now that I have started uploading my url’s to sites and adding my links to related blurbs I have been writing on other sights, I am getting an increase of traffic.

It is not a massive increase but an increase never the less. Increased traffic means a higher chance of you making money with Google Adsense or Amazon and EBay depending on what affiliate account you are signed up for.

I realize that the more I do for myself the more I will get back on the internet. The topics you chose to write about will obviously make a difference and I imagine if you are one of the more popular writers here at HubPages you would get that much more traffic.

Now lets get started

 

Reddit has given me big surges in traffic for a few days after uploading my URL there and hopefully the people that find my first page decide to look at another page and another and so on.

I have noticed one thing with Reddit that I think is important to pass on to you. If you choose the proper category for the URL you are submitting you will get way more traffic than if you don’t pick a category.

At first I was not choosing a category and never really noticed much more traffic but when I started choosing a related category BAM! Big surges of traffic began.

It seems like common sense but is so easy to over look. Don’t make that mistake, select the proper category.

People interested in that category are obviously more likely to click on your link on Reddit to see what you have to say than someone who has no interest.

Signing up and how to get to Reddit is easy

HubPages has a link to Reddit on every Hub that is created. Click on the “share” button just above your comments section and a bunch of links will pop up to choose from, Reddit is one of them.

Click on the Reddit link and you will be taken to the site. Before you can submit your Hub URL you must sign up at Reddit but rest assured it is quite easy to do.

Once you sign up you are ready to go and can submit a URL. Something you might want to consider when submitting URL’s is that you do not want to submit too many on one site in a 24 hour period or submit the same link to more than one or two sites a day.

I am pretty sure that will be looked upon as spamming. If you try to submit a 2nd URL on Reddit to quick after your first one you get a message saying to wait a certain amount of minutes before doing so.

Lastly but not least about Reddit.com

To submit your link once you are signed in at Reddit just click the "submit a link" banner on the upper right side of the page.

On the page you are taken too enter your URL in the spot marked “url”. If you like you can let Reddit suggest a title for you, just click on the suggest title button under the “url” box.

If you like the title then carry on if not then delete what is there and enter your own.

Important step to do. Go down to the box that has Reddit.com in it and either select a category from the popular choices below or type in your own category.

I like to use the ones that are available and relevant to my URL. At the bottom of the submit box there is the wording “are you a human?”, just enter the numbers and letters that are showing in the box available and click post.

That’s it now just sit back and wait for the traffic. Now of course nothing is guaranteed in life but hopefully you will get a surge of traffic like I have been getting lately from Reddit.

Good luck.

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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

****I just started experimenting with this--successfully. You can create your very own subreddits--areas that fit the topics you write in. For example, I created two subreddits: "chainmailartisans" and "thisisimportant". As the moderator of my own subreddit, I can automatically approve my own submissions. I emailed the moderator of the "metalworking" subreddit asking if they would please link "chainmailartisans" as a sub-category of theirs--and their moderator did. SO, if you can find an excuse to create a quirky category that better relates to your articles than what Reddit has to choose from, by all means: great way of increasing traffic. Just remember to include non-HubPages in your subreddit, too. And observe the one article a day rule. I think those two are universal rules...


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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

I've heard of Reddit but still don't really know much about it. From your hub, it does sound interesting. I'll have to check it out sometime.


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risalat 3 years ago from Moorhead, MN

Well, this is pretty awkward. I am trying to find the share button to share it in reddit and guess what? I cannot find it! Went through some hubs that say it should be above the comment pane - it's not there (at least I cannot see it), in some hubs - they say it should be around hub rating area - again it's not there. I tried switching my browser and now getting really frustrated. Inside I am yelling, "Where's the Goddamn Reddit or Share button?"

Any help?


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Me too! Take care!


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Grant's World 3 years ago from Canada Author

Neinahpets thanks for commenting. I hope Reddit works for you.

Cheers.


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Definitely going to get into this little gem, thank you! Voted up!


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Grant's World 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you everyone who has recently left a comment. I know there are people that have had positive experiences and some have had negative experiences on Reddit. I appreciate all of your comments. Thank you.


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Nice and helpful.


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

This is a new site for me to explore. It sounds similar to stumbledupon. Thank you for all the tips and details. We need all the help we can get.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I have tried Reddit and seen it to work, thanks a lot. Voted up and shared.


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samnashy 4 years ago from Australia

Thanks for this I will try it too.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Great article! Very helpful and encouraging. Will pass it on to others also.

Thanks for the info.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Grant - Been a member of Reddit for a long time, but haven't been using it. Now, that I'm motivated out of my mind by your hub, I'll hop back on the reddit wagon - I could use more traffic. Thanks!


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

I do not want to be all warning people once again, but whenever you type Hubpages into Reddit, once again a lot of hubbers articles there are being marked as spam. I say continue linking there if you wish, but it might be best to just let someone else discover your hub and link there because the users of that site can tell if it is the same person promoting their own hubs or not.


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ShaamCA 4 years ago from India

Reddit is not recognized well among all but it helps us to drive good traffic to our site....you have figured really good points about Reddit


DailyVisionar 4 years ago

Thank you Grant's World. I will wait for the heavy traffic I hope!


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Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Follow up: I've linked a small bunch of my articles through Reddit now and have learned a very important lesson: only submit one URL per day, as somone else suggested. I learned something else completely by accident. You can post the same URL to multiple categories under Reddit: double your fun, double your fans, double your money. As long as the categories match your content, it will let you do it and see if the second (third...) category will accept you.


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Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

Hello, I follow these directions and keep getting a message that says, "that reddit only allows text posts"?


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Grant's World 4 years ago from Canada Author

Good luck Robert. Thanks for commenting.

G.


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Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

Thanks so much for this useful article. I am going to go check out Reddit now and start placing links! Have a great day.


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Grant's World 4 years ago from Canada Author

Travelinasia that is excellent. I am glad using reddit is working for you.


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TravelinAsia 4 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia

Somehow I all of a sudden started getting thousands of pageviews to one of my hubs, all coming from reddit? No idea how it happened .. lets see how long it lasts.


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Grant's World 4 years ago from Canada Author

spirit whisperer thank you.


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

I have never used Reddit but after reading this very informative hub I will now. The reason I found you in the first place is because of a comment you wrote on billybuc's recent hub about his sister who died. You are obviously a very kind and caring person and those genuine human qualities are what in my opinion ultimately get you your views. Thank you.


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Grant's World 4 years ago from Canada Author

Laura thank you. I think some people have had positive experiences using Reddit and some negative. I find that though with any site I use or write on. SOme people will like you and some won't.

Thanks for commenting.

G. :)


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Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Grant's World--

I'd heard of Reddit, but never imagined how it could help increase traffic to my articles. Excellent idea! I'll sign up for that and see how it goes. It does sound like there may be some negatives, but as long as it drives traffic to my sites I can handle some negativity. (Voted up, useful, interesting.) I can't wait to read more of your hubs and learn more helpful tips!

--Laura


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

Thanks for the info. Never even heard of Reddit but now I'll have to go check it out!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Good information but Reddit is fickle. You may be blocked but don't be discouraged, wait a few weeks and you can get back on. Good hub.


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mynameiskev 4 years ago

Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try it now.


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

I bookmarked this because I'm motivated to try it. I'm really slow when it comes to promoting my Hubs, but I like your suggestion. Thanks. Voted up and everything else.


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THEHuG5 4 years ago

Man from Modesto I got the same message! Every time I try to post a new hub it says that. It took me almost an hour and all I was able to submit was 2 hubs. Digg.com is much easier.

This hub is very useful though thanks for writing it Grant's World. Voting up.


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Man from Modesto 4 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

I used reddit to post my review for a movie. I then attempted to post another hub, and got "you are doing that too much. try again in 5 minutes." lol.


Themescompany 5 years ago

Nice information...trying exactly upon your method..?

thanks


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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

Good hub! This information is really useful. I saw my traffic increase greatly by just posting 1 link on reddit. I appreciate your help and sage advice :)


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Oyshi 5 years ago

Really helpful for new hubber.


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cmlindblom 5 years ago from middletown, ct

Thanks for the info. I'm definitely going to start doing that. Good hub


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caffinator 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

Generally if the hivemind senses something is being submitted solely to promote and increase traffic, you can expect to be crucified and massively downvoted. Good luck.


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Maggie.L 5 years ago from UK

A very useful hub. As a new hubber I'm still finding my way around and informative hubs like yours are really helping. Thanks!


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rihamah 5 years ago

Thanks for this useful hub, I used to post on reddit and I didn't know how to put the tags and I never got any traffic. but I will use the tags and see what happens.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

These are good tips for Reddit, but I just want to warn you there are a hostile group of people on that site who complain about Hubpages. Today I typed Hubpages on reddit search to see what people were sharing there, and I came across a few well written articles that were down voted. I have not submitted any links there in over a year, and I never will again after seeing how people can be a bit disparaging on that site.


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Grant's World 5 years ago from Canada Author

dtchosen thanks.

barbergirl I would only submit one URL per day on Reddit.

They don't like when you submit too many URL's in a day.

You don't want to end up being marked as a spammer.

One a day is fine.

Some sites you can submit more and some you can't.

Good luck.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Thanks for the tips. I just signed up for Reddit and I had a feeling that I was missing something... especially since none of my stuff was even getting noticed. Now hopefully I get what I was doing wrong so I can start submitting them in categories! Thanks for the help. By the way... do you know how often is too often for submitting. I tried submitting something and it said it was too early... and my last submission was 5 hours ago. Just curious if it is always that long of a wait.


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dtchosen 5 years ago from Dumaguete City, Philippines

Nice and informative hub. Thank you:)


rob 5 years ago

Well this is very useful to me


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Grant's World 5 years ago from Canada Author

meshadow yes bookmark or backlink everything.

Cheers,

G.


meshadow 5 years ago

I have a question, do you recommend to bookmark each and every post that I have?


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Grant's World 6 years ago from Canada Author

BkCreative thanks I am glad you enjoyed this Hub.

In the last few weeks I have started writing only from mon to fri and on sat and sun I work on linking.

Cheers,

g.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

OK - I just have to make time to do this because I know it makes a difference. In fact I'll make it my goal this month to concentrate on driving traffic to my hubs rather than just writing - I need to do both, actually.

Thanks for the info - I will bookmark it so it will be a reminder.

Rated up!


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Grant's World 6 years ago from Canada Author

mr daydream no problem I hope Reddit works well for you. I am noticing that some topics I post on Reddit definitely get more views than others.

Cheers,

G.


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mr. daydream 6 years ago

I need to increase traffic to some hubs that I published several months ago that have virtually stopped getting visits (maybe one or two views every coupla' months). I don't have many friends or family members who are literary gluttons so I get limited-to-zero support from those sources, and I don't always feel like posting url's all over the internet like I'm wearing a sandwich board passing out flyers.

I'd whether go to sites that are more worth while where I have a better chance at finding an audience. I'm averaging 45-70 page views per day (total), and that's for the hubs that normally bring in traffic. I'd like to extend some of that productivity to some of my underperforming hubs. I like how reddit.com sounds, I think I'll look into it. Thanks for sharing that bit of info wit' us.

DAYDREAM, BABY!


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Grant's World 6 years ago from Canada Author

no problem wicklesscandles. I hope it works great for you.

Cheers.


wicklesscandles 6 years ago

I have not used Reddit much, but that is going to change now. Thanks for the info.

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