Wow, A real boost from reddit

Last Update: December 08, 2013

Yesterday I read a blog by edgie https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/edgie/blog/over-250-views-on-my-blog-today-shocked. It gave me the idea to try reddit. I never was really interested in going on there before. I had visited in the past from some google searches and just felt there was too much going on there for me.

After reading his post I decided to go ahead and try it. Today I log onto my site and see that I had 87 visits yesterday. That is much higher than any previous day I have had since I started. So, yay it works!

I am very excited to continue using reddit now. My suggestion would be if you are not using it, you should try it out.

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TJ7774 Premium
i should definitely give it a shot.
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LadyOdd Premium
I think so. It may not get you a ton of conversions but for me I'd like to build up some followers and I think given my niche this may actually help :)
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Josh Perks Premium
I can get a lot of traffic from reddit. Unlike Rich I don't worry about my coversion rates, they are so poor that they can't get much lower :) In my situation a few seconds to post the link to reddit and get a bit more traffic doesn't hurt. If one or two of them come back or have a look round then that is a plus.
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LadyOdd Premium
I know the feeling with conversion, I've only made 1 sale so far anyway. I also see the traffic as a bonus, especially with my niche, which is plus size fashion. I have posts that are for fun and inspiration not just sales. I'd love sales of course and if I can get a few people coming back, it may help.
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AlexSol Premium
Have you heard of RedditGifts? Some redditors buy $2000 cruises for strangers, so we can't say they are poor. The reddit audience is very diverse, however a lot more careful than your usual Internet user :)
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LadyOdd Premium
I actually never heard of that. I know I had only stumbled across reddit before just from a google searches. I never really took the time to get into it.
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AlexSol Premium
RedditGifts is Secret Santa gift exchange organized by Reddit. Last year they had over 40,000 participants and they actually got this record into Guinness. This year there are over 100,000 people participating. I have already shipped my gift to my "match" :)
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LadyOdd Premium
Awesome, maybe one day I can participate in that :) Sounds fun!
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AlexSol Premium
Hi, Stacy!
I have used reddit quite a few times to get traffic but in the end of the day it's all you get - traffic. Not sales.

You see, Reddit'ors are a lot more advanced when it comes to advertizing, these folks will never (or almost never) click on ads or affiliate links... So the traffic is kind of worthless for most niches.

... However, I did post my sister's Nail Art blog on Reddit and she actually got a few sales from it.

So it really depends what kind of content you are pushing there. I know a few people who got banned from reddit because too many users thought it was spam, although it wasn't.

- Alex
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LadyOdd Premium
The first one I posted which is what got all that traffic, wasn't selling anything. It was kind of inspirational post that I just wanted to do. I also posted one about holiday nail art today. It'll be nice if it gets any sales, but it won't bother me if people come for the ideas.
Thanks for the advice though. I figure I'll use it sparingly to see if I can get any new followers in my niche.
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AlexSol Premium
I admit that I would probably try that more than once in your niche :)
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LadyOdd Premium
Yeah the subreddits I went into to follow and post seem to really be the kind of audience I'm targeting. And now that I know a little more about reddit, I may even find some helpful information about my own niche. I keep up to date and everything in the news and other blogs but I liked reading what kind of advice the other subscribers were looking for, gave me a few ideas for new site posts
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AlexSol Premium
Listening to your audience is always a great idea ;)
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BIS Premium
Hi Stacy - it's a nice feeling but as Rich says you need to be cautious. It's the right sort of traffic that counts.
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LadyOdd Premium
Yeah, I did pick sub categories that are specific to my type of website and ones made for fashion advice.
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@RICH. Premium
Hey Stacy, it's worth keeping an eye on your bounce rate with bookmarking sites, often you find that visitors only stay a matter of seconds. It's traffic, but for many it's not traffic that converts. :) Rich.
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LadyOdd Premium
I will keep an eye on that. I don't know much about that sort of thing. What's a good percentage for the bounce rate?
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@RICH. Premium
It depends, however, long term, picking a number out of thin air, say you're aiming for a 3% conversion rate from your visitors. If 100 visitors are searching and finding specifically what that Post is offering, and you're getting that, fantastic. However, if you then add in 300 visitors who are just flicking through bookmarking sites, glancing and clicking away, you're conversion rate will drop below 1%. Your problem then isn't really your conversion rate, it's the "quality" of the traffic. Does that make any sense?!! :) Rich.
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LadyOdd Premium
That makes sense. I'll pay attention and see if it's helping any. Thanks!
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@RICH. Premium
Aw, fantastic. It's obviously niche dependent, but sometimes you'll hear Members say they're getting 1,000's of visitors a day but no conversions, only to discover their traffic isn't coming from a specific search enquiry but from social networks, bookmarking sites, etc. and this kind of "browsing" traffic often doesn't convert well. :) Rich.
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