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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.
© 2010 Grant Handford