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Reddit and Google juice

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ballbag, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. ballbag

    ballbag Junior Member

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    I've been making a post to Reddit once a week for the past week and I've been getting about 1,000 clicks back to my site each time - which is brill.

    My question is, does a successful and prominent posting in Reddit carry good juice from Google and does it benefit your position in the serps overall?

    My site is only three weeks old and I'm getting most of my traffic from Facebook. Google is driving about 20 results a day now and it seems to be on an upward curve. Hopefully this good Reddit activity is contributing somehow?

    Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jared255

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    I usually post my sites to a general Reddit section as well, but I doubt Google reads how successful a submission is and gives juice based on that. Could be wrong though. Maybe if it made the front page?
     
  3. Autumn

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    Actually algorithmically a post with lots of comments and upvotes is going to suck more link juice out of reddit: it features closer to the front page and at the top of its subreddit, it stays high for longer (giving more time to be spidered in that prominent position), it will effectively get a backlink from the profile page of everyone who comments on it, it will be backlinked by more scraper sites etc.

    Reddit most definitely helps with your link building activities: it carries a lot of social and freshness weight, plus it is "trusted" because of the high level of user editorial value. But it's not for shit spam - you need quality content if you want to get past the Knights of New.
     
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  4. Cdman

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    So then would it be bad for something that you've submitted to Reddit to gets loads of downvotes ?

    That's why I don't use Reddit to be honest.
     
  5. ballbag

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    Thanks for your constructive feedback Autumn. That's really encouraging to hear. My site is thankfully not spam and I'm usually topping the subreddit for a while. I'll just aim to keep things moving I guess. Sticking to one big valuable post a week should be OK, I don't want to spoil it all by posting every day.