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Is Reddit worth the effort?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nilomas, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    A few weeks ago I bought a few proxies around 5 or so completely private and I made Reddit accounts with them. I tested them to see what kind of affects they would have on low population sub reddits. It was very odd because I would post something on a 100 subscriber sub-reddit and then I would try upvoting my post with the proxies. The outcome was very odd, I was getting my upvotes, but I was also getting downvotes at the same time. But I know that people weren't actually down voting me because the subreddit had like 50 users.

    I would refresh my page and I would constantly see the numbers of the downvotes/upvotes and score change. They where all changing rapidly, too fast for such a small sub-reddit.
     
  2. UndeadCircus

    UndeadCircus Junior Member

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    This is directly from their FAQ page regarding votes:


    A submission's score is simply the number of upvotes minus the number of downvotes. If five users like the submission and three users don't it will have a score of 2. Please note that the vote numbers are not "real" numbers, they have been "fuzzed" to prevent spam bots etc. So taking the above example, if five users upvoted the submission, and three users downvote it, the upvote/downvote numbers may say 23 upvotes and 21 downvotes, or 12 upvotes, and 10 downvotes. The points score is correct, but the vote totals are "fuzzed".


    So in other words, yes, that is completely normal for your votes to change drastically and frequently.
     
  3. andee

    andee Regular Member

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    hey theres been 1-2 good threads on reddit strategies in the last week, if you use the search youll be able to track em down , but yeah they have good antispam/bot
     
  4. eunicespears

    eunicespears Newbie

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    Reddit's anti-botting system is simply amazing. Key points are: be diverse, don't go directly to the post you want to vote up, don't vote up all within a short period of time, etc.
     
  5. dantechit

    dantechit Junior Member

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    I'm trying to avoid the timeouts before reposting. If anyone has an idea let me know.