Experimenting with Reddit - Success, Then Banned
I recently read an article by Brian Dean on viral marketing, and was inspired to try out everything he suggested.
Well, I created a value-packed post, and then promoted it on several platforms, one being Reddit. I posted it on Reddit about half an hour ago and here are my results so far in Google Analytics:
The visitors are fluctuating between 3 and 7 right now.
So yeah, going out there and actually promoting your content really does work. As long as your content is insightful and packed with value, you'll be rewarded with lots of targeted visitors. And yes, even Reddit works - as long as you don't spam. ;)
EDIT: more and more visitors... :)
What? My post was 100% upvoted (9 upvotes), it was showing near the top of the r/webdev feed, I was getting lots of traffic, and then this:
Why? I've never been banned from anything before. :( I thought my link qualified, if not over-qualified, as valuable. I didn't break any of their posted rules. Just goes to show the danger of posting your own content to Reddit I guess. (?)