This is a repost of a post I made in the Hire a Freelancer section. Figured since I went to the trouble, I would post it here too. I realize that some people probably have success with these groups. There are always outliers. â†’Even with a Reddit upvote group, your content still has to be quality. If you get 50 upvotes and your content is crap, it will get squashed back down to zero in no time. The reason? Reddit is set up that way. Once you get your first 10 upvotes, you get a bit more exposure. Reddit is so popular that the ratio to real users to bots or your "friends" is always heavily against you. So the more crap you shovel at Reddit, the more Reddit spits it out. Another weakness with upvote groups is that Reddit can probably notice when a bunch of people promote each other's stuff. They won't warn you or let you know that they're on to you, they will just remove the upvotes. It's a pretty tight system that isn't really all that vulnerable to abuse. A better strategy, if you know your stuff is good, is to just find compatible subreddits and have a few people drop your link. Then let the Reddit system work. If you're trying to build a YT channel, this can work great. If you're trying to sell a product..you're probably shit out of luck. That's just how Reddit is. I drove just over 10k hits with Reddit this month just by dropping my own links. No funny business required. (I do have my own sub, but none of that traffic came from there) Pro-tip: getting the first 10 likes within an hour or two is essential, so always make posts or add links during the daylight hours in the US. 2PM eastern time is great. You will know that you are posting quality when you start getting spontaneous upvotes, and really, it's a million times more effective than fake upvotes. Pro-tip 2: Don't just link to your own domain. Sub owners can see where you link to! If you have just been plastering your own domain all across Reddit, you *will* get shadowbanned. Keep in mind that each subreddit has its own rules. Always mind the rules, or you'll get shadowbanned. A shadowban can equal a lot of time and money lost, because you won't even know that you're banned. You will think that your stuff is live when it isn't actually being seen by anyone. I shadowbanned three jerks yesterday, actually. I didn't straight up ban them from my sub because I want them to keep wasting their time trying to spam me. Reddit is hard work, but it's worth it.