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Niche Goldmines: Stealing Subreddits Or Making Your Own

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Sherbert Hoover, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've done this several times to great success.

    There is a subreddit called Reddit Request. This subreddit allows you to make requests for subreddits that are defunct. The most important rules:


    • You are allowed to request one subreddit every 30 days. Choose wisely. Multiple requests will be auto removed.
    • Subreddits aren't considered "abandoned" if any mod has been active anywhere on reddit in the past 60 days.
    • Moderator activity IS NOT limited to publicly visible posts and comments.
    • When a subreddit is requested, an automatic message will be sent to the mods of that subreddit directing them to respond to the request. We allow a 3 day grace period for moderators of requested subreddits to receive this message.
    • Accounts less than 90 days old, and without at least 500 combined karma will not be given subreddits.

    What does this mean? Say you have a money site in the niche of... urban exploration. I would Google "reddit urban exploration" (not in quotes), and see what subreddits pop up in the search. That search showed the following:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/urbanexploration/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Urbex/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/urbexgear
    https://www.reddit.com/r/abandoned
    https://www.reddit.com/r/urbanexploring

    All of them are relatively active, except maybe for the last one. Sadly, the moderator has been active recently, so it's not available for grabbing. So, if I had a money site in the urban exploration niche, and didn't want to geotarget any specific area, and knew that with enough content I could overtake at least 50% of the current subreddits, I'd make my own. urbanexploring is available. I'd register that, and go to town on it.

    But there are tons of niches out there that can be grabbed. People subreddit squat all the time. It's just a matter of stealing them from inactive users and making them your own. I've grabbed over a dozen thus far. Some of them were six years old or older at the time, jut inactive, unused, and waiting for a revamp.

    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below versus sending a PM. I've got a backlog of PM's to respond to. Thanks.

    -UM
     
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  2. CjTheFish

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    Great information! Did some quick exploring for sub reddits in my niche and most seem to have an active mod or two. With a bit more work though I can probably find some hidden gold!

    Thanks!


    edit- literally moments later I stumbled across a decent named sub. Inactive but with some work it could flourish. Mod hasn't been on in two years.

    Thanks again!
     
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  3. Panther28

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    Great little trick. How do you revamp your subreddit once you have it?
     
  4. MoneyEagle

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    Nice share. Reddit has always been a goldmine.
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

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    You can't, but sidebar links or pinned posts have to be worth something right ;)
     
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  6. Skyebug77

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    This seems to be a sweet little trick to know. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. MichaelJon

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    This share! Time to get my reddit on.

    Edit - stupid auto correct.. NICE share.
     
  8. asap1

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    Wow, this is interesting.

    Thanks
     
  9. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you've got relevant articles on your own site(s), stick them up amongst other related articles. Start a dozen or so accounts and build up a little karma, just enough to post links, and post links from all over. Spread it out across a few months. Make it look legit. Reddit isn't going to ban you for having more than one account on one IP, just don't be upvoting your own stuff without different machines or you'll get vote fuzzed.

    Put links in the sidebar, include your site in them. Make the CSS pretty. Cross post to larger relevant subreddits. Watch your subscriptions crawl upwards and your viewership soar.
     
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  10. Burner

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    Wonderful! Never would have thought of this thanks.
     
  11. ZennoBlaster

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    Not too savvy with Reddit, but how do you find out when the mod was last active?
     
  12. Sherbert Hoover

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    Here's an example from AskReddit:

    Go here: https://www.reddit.com/r/askreddit

    Scroll down the sidebar on the right to the moderator box. Click one. In this case the first one is krispykrackers:

    https://www.reddit.com/user/krispykrackers

    The top post will be their most recent one. You can see when it was posted there.
     
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  13. Boriss

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    Great share mate. Thanks for the last post too^^.
     
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    nice thread! - i would use this search query though:

    inurl:reddit.com urban exploration

    this way you display only reddit links in serps
     
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  15. DestinyInfinity

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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the information.
     
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    Awesome post
     
  17. destinywakes

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    OP is this good idea to spam with niche offers as comments & links & PM's in reditt?
    Do we get traffic if we do like this.
     
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    Awesome post thanks to sharing.
     
  19. Jason Bradbury

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    Sounds cool for azon thanks
     
  20. hiimanshu

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    Very interesting find. Never knew about this! I'll be showing some of my customers this. Thanks for sharing