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Reddit strategy for maximum Music Video exposure.

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by punkinhead, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I literally just saw Reddit for the first time the other day, and reading up as quick as I can. Here is what I think I've learned so far. Please correct any misconceptions or point me towards any better strategies:

    1) Create a number of personas and engage with them organically using proxies if necessary to gain age and interaction in order to not get banned later for posting the video.

    2) Post it in as many subreddits as possible that make sense. Possibly give it a few upvotes and comments to start the ball rolling.

    3) Find organic non-spammy ways to tie it into other topics

    4) Participate in the self-promotion events (various days on various subreddits)

    That's all I've been able to come up with. It's still very new. I guess you'd want to go with the highest viewed subreddits possible.

    Not sure about some of it though... like is it better to not have it posted multiple times so as to avoid dilution and increase shot at front page? Are there reddit bots that could automate the tedious process of creating and maintaining the personas? (I'm using BuzzBuilder, but it doesn't have Reddit as an option)

    Also, do links or ip's get banned? Should I always be using proxies? Should I always use a redirect for my links to avoid a ban on artist site? Any other stuff I didn't think of to ask?
     
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  3. punkinhead

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    I have been. Several dozen threads end to end so far. Just trying to put those pieces together into a strategy.
     
  4. Letstalkbusiness24

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    Reddit is a social network which is tough to break.
    I cannot post links yet, but you can try searching for a WSO named Reddit Traffic Magnet.
     
  5. punkinhead

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    Will do. Odd, everything I've seen about it so far looks fairly easy. I guess I must be missing things like avoiding bans, etc. I see fiverr ads claiming to do 100 or so upvotes from aged accounts, extremely easy to add new personas. Doesn't even require verification. Just to test it out in a day got a dozen accounts each with some activity on a different proxy (not sure if that's necessary).

    Anyway, if you don't mind... what exactly is it about it that's tough to crack? (so I know what else to look up)

    I do see on the few times I've looked zero music videos on first page, so clearly they don't get the kind of votes that some other topics do.
     
  6. iggypop

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    Reddit users are not gullible and they can see self-promotion a mile away. They're typically good at flagging/banning anything they don't see as a genuine share. I've posted a few links - very few - maybe 10-15 in the past few years on reddit, and it has usually been stuff I know their community would appreciate and respond to. When I've been able to use it, it's worked very well, but I never abuse it.

    Picture reddit like being invited into someone's home. Have respect for it and they will respond in kind.
     
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    Points to be taken care of

    1. Reddit users are not gullible or easy to fool like the usual FB or Twitter users, they can smell spam or promotion easily.

    2. You will need to interact with them and not try to sell to them.

    3. Reddit is more like quora, the average user's intellect is much higher so you need to go with a strategy. First build up rep of the account by random upvotes and downvotes and occasionally post some subreddits and make sure its a good quality content and then upvote it with your other accounts, keep the pace of votes average of that subreddit. So if others have 1000 upvotes on an average in a particular category then dont do 10k upvotes and so on.

    4. Basically don't do anything which would look or smell suspicious and you should be OK.

    Reddit is a real goldmine for those who know how to market on it properly.
     
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    I don't think you will be able to do that because as long is there reddit downvote option on site.
     
  9. punkinhead

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    That's more or less inline with what I've been observing. Working a bit now to develop a couple dozen personas, but doing it by hand, and it's time to move on.

    I have noticed that it seems to be entirely by IP. In other words, on the same proxy, it will stop even different personas from posting or whatever, but if you change the IP, even same persona can get around that.

    The proxy thing is getting to be a bit of a pain switching manually via foxyproxy. do the tools automate this?

    Even with BuzzBundle whre rotation is automated, they still need to be automated manually, and I've got a couple dead out of 10 new semi private without having really done much of anything with them yet.

    I would think the selling thing wouldn't really be an issue for me. I'm not selling anything. I'm just trying to get the video out there knowing that a certain percentage of people will flow towards itunes, etc. No sales pitch... just free entertainment.

    Not sure what the comment is about downvotes. I'm just assuming that for any of this to work, people have to like and appreciate the conent once they see it. Question is just how to get them to see it.
     
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    Total newbie here so I don't know anything about social network strategies. However, I was a frequent Reddit user up until recently. I really don't recommend wasting your time with Reddit because people are extremely opinionated, up votes do not mean anyone will care about it enough to click it just that it will be in their face, almost every regular checks posting history of people they have interest in (even if they don't suspect anything) and will call you out immediately. It isn't uncommon for genuine quality posts to get ignored. Your submissions either need to get lucky or be of real quality because people DO share them, but if they are scammy or attention grabs people WILL report them, downvote them and mods (not admins, every subreddit has its own active mods) will remove them.

    I really don't suggest Reddit unless you have high quality material, even then it isn't really recommended.
     
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    It can be cracked, wide open but don't expect to have easy money. It sometimes is better to just go to other social media platforms and buzzfeed or viralnova it up. The main fact is that each reddit user is extremely jealous when it comes to fame and money. If they even smell that you are trying to get anything from them they will kill your promotion. Spend a few months sniffing out Reddit and which sneaky promotions work, and which don't. You can post ultra high quality content on there, but if you have no friends or face to back you up, you'll die quickly.

    From experience Reddit users are about 15x more aware than jaded and cynical youtube diehard fans (think about pewdiepie fanbase but with actual intelligence). You should come into Reddit already as eyecandy, not stupid cpa fake girl pics niche more like i draw sexy porn for you niche. If you come into it with no hope of monetizing them, but still have the balls to later monetize them once you hook them, then you are set.
     
  12. punkinhead

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    As I said, though, there's absolutely nothing spammy about it. There's nothing to report. It's just high quality painstakingly produced music videos I want in front of more eyeballs. Generally, most people will upvote IF they see it. Getting them to see it is the only issue.

    Just formulating a strategy to get some initial traction for more visibility and to avoid issues over self-promotion.