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Would you recommend reddit to newbies to boost their traffic?
I personally tried it and didn't get any views from that site. However, I didn't really keep at it so it might pay off for you if you put a lot of effort into it but I would rather spend that time writing hubs.
Reddit has done very little for my traffic. They've sent me a few visitors, but that's it.
No, I would not.
First, the visitors are 99.99% useless. They won't make you any money and are unlikely to reshare your pages anywhere useful. For most of them, their only interest is finding something to mix in with their own self serving links to avoid looking like a spammer.
Second, if you go about this with the typical enthusiasm that newbies express, you'll probably get yourself banned from Reddit. If enough HubPages spammers get banned, Reddit might someday decide to ban ALL HP links, period.
Finally, I find this whole false self promotion ploy rather disgusting. If you search around for the people here who do recommend it, you'll usually find them recommending cloaking techniques so that neither Google nor Reddit realize that you are actually trying to promote your own content. What's it called when you are trying to conceal something like that? I'd call it lying, plain and simple.
However, if you don't care about that, at least search for "banned from reddit" so you can learn how NOT to create more bad feelings toward HubPages.
In my experience, Reddit is good for a burst of poor traffic, but not so good for sustained good traffic. What I mean by good traffic is people who will come with an actual interest in your topic and spend time reading and commenting.
If you do use it, one suggestion I would give is to find a smaller subcommunity rather than the larger main communities. In the larger communities it is too easy for your link to become buried. Also, the larger communities tend to be people who are looking for simple amusements. It seems counter-intuitive, but I have always gotten better traffic from posting in a 5,000 member community than in a 500,000 member community
Totally what PcUnix said!!!!
I've done that whole deal at least a dozen times. Reddit used to have value as a dofollow backlink...but that's all the value that it ever had.
If you want a list of dofollow backlink sites, then I can give you 30:
There you go! Dofollow paradise, all better than Reddit, who loves folks in the Q and A at Hubpages???? That would be me.
I've heard many people complain about reddit, because if you post much of your own content at all, then you will likely be banned. I've used reddit and my traffic shot up tremendously for one or two days, but it then died down to very little traffic at all.
by lyricsingray2 years ago
Here we go....http://hubpages.com/_dwn4bbs4rxf1/hub/An-Intimate-Interview-with-a-Recovering-Alcoholic written by lyricsingray.
by lex1237 years ago
Which are your top 3 traffic sources?
by Jean Bakula6 years ago
This site has been suggested as a way to get traffic. I spent a few hours, which turned into 3 days, to figure out how to navigate it. It appears to be a site about links, not really content, but they get angry if you...
by Eileen Goodall5 years ago
What is your number one website to submit a link to your Hub to increase traffic??
by Lgali9 years ago
For me this is the besthttp://hubpages.com /hub/Hubbers-Here-is-Your-General-2009-Horoscope-Predictions
by Rabia Sajjad7 years ago
Traffic sources where to put links of hubs and get maximum output.
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