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Reddit rant

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by leeshoes, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. leeshoes

    leeshoes Junior Member

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    Good god, Ive been working on reddit to get some traffic and got decent results lately but geez. Pisses me off that Im writing very high quality stuff and it gets like 40 upvotes, while some dumbass loser story about a guy who met a girl on facebook and blah blah gets 300 upvotes in 30 minutes. wtf?

    lol I guess it's part of the game.

    Also i've noticed for some reason nobody comments on your blog.. recently got 20k visitors in a day from reddit and not a single comment.. bounce rate was decent (in reddit standards) but I guess people would rather keep their imagination for reddit comments in which they get rep points or something
     
  2. ApostleTriad

    ApostleTriad Newbie

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    Hey man,

    Don't feel bad about your comments. That's the absolute hardest thing to achieve. If you're using Tumblr (I know it's not a blog), but you can use Disqus to allow people to comment even without an account, which is important. Also, screw most redditors. Those guys are unforgivable as hell. Realize, things that go viral are rather simple at times, sob stories, AMAs, and of course important news. You have to market it towards 'aspie' kids. What I mean is that they have short attention spans, enjoy large circle jerks, and are worse than four chunners. These guys are a bunch of short-attention span dummies and you need to realize this. Make sure you have interesting posts and ask questions.
     
  3. leeshoes

    leeshoes Junior Member

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    thanks for the advice man,

    btw have you ever been able to monetize this traffic?
     
  4. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    That site is proof of the effectiveness of blackhat techniques and sensationalist marketing
     
  5. Paco De Lucía

    Paco De Lucía Junior Member Premium Member

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    Herding cats is easier to trying to monetize Reddit. Once Reddit users see that you're trying to actively make money from the site (other than as a paid advertiser) in any shape or form they'll punish you for it. I've seen them collectively attack commercial websites before, try to get them banned from their webhosts, etc. Sure, the site gets a lot of traffic, but at best, your post is only going to be seen by a couple of thousand of people. Not worth it, IMHO.
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Yeah I'd stay away from Reddit in terms of marketing. They're ruthless over there and would rather collect fake Internet points on Reddit than do anything active on your blog.
     
  7. iheartse

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    When it comes to reddit, the bigger reddits are filled with younger kids now.

    While, the smaller niches are more mature.

    Basically, it is very hard now to get both a large audience and have them be in the higher age group.

    Same thing happened to Digg before it tanked :'(
     
  8. raffidon

    raffidon Newbie

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    I feel for you. I gave up on Reddit a while back
     
  9. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    You guys are doing it wrong.

    1. You make a bullshit post of something your "girlfriend" or someone else made.

    2. You then get Reddit's feedback.

    3. If it's good, you then announce that, "all of a sudden", you guys got this great idea to sell the product and have made a new site.

    Look closer on Reddit; this is how it's done. People on that site are being marketed to and being used for consumer testing, and they don't even know it. They think it's actually some community of wisdom with people who can smell bullshit lol. Some users can, but not the 90% that buy my stuff from Reddit.

    Anyone saying the users on Reddit can smell bullshit remind of Mr. Cutts saying he can tell what sites are blackhat.



    EDIT(Because I want this point to get across perfectly clear): Reddit users love to be bullshitted to. They are absolutely full of themselves. They want to live your fantasy and are living through a screen, through other people. The more sensationalist, the more uplifting of a story, and you will make money. If they ask for proof, you show them proof. Then, all of a sudden, with their intellctualism satisfied, they'll buy your product anyway. Your product is a trinket resold from ebay or alibaba. Or, you can buy ad blocks if you want to advertise up-front to them, but it truly is more satisfying to make Reddit users think they're in on something exclusive and cool, because they are in love with themselves. And my wallet thanks them.
     
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  10. neeganate

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    As a redditor this is brilliantly worded and absolutely correct. I never thought of marketing to redditiors using the unspoken redditor code. +1 for you sir.
     
  11. ApostleTriad

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    I love this post on Reddit. Absolutely lol'd at every part of this. It's funny because I provide free information in numerous subreddits, especially my own. I can smell BS a mile away, since being from 4junt (obviously you know what i mean) causes you to take a closer, in depth look at what you're interested in.
     
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    mikeydell Senior Member

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    Lol, I have felt and used Reddit like this for awhile, but It's nice to see someone else with the same feelings and uses for Reddit as myself. Well said Sir, Well Said
     
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  13. antichrist

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    Reddit traffic is downright awful, spend your time focusing somewhere else.
     
  14. Seminole

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    Thank you for this. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has seen the ruthlessness of redditors. I recently wrote a blog post for my offline business' website and put it on reddit because I thought it was a good read. I got torn apart. Avoiding that site like the plague from now on. Thanks again.