Experimenting with Reddit - Success, Then Banned

Last Update: March 23, 2017

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... :)


EDIT 2:

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. (?)

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MKearns Premium
Thanks for this good review!
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waian Premium
You're welcome!
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waian Premium
Oh well, looks like my quality post wasn't good enough. I just got this message:
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TitaWorks Premium
Thanks, Waian....
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waian Premium
You're welcome, Netta. :)
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ElwinDutton Premium
I have been looking at Reddit but not tried it yet. Thanks for posting.
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waian Premium
No problem.

Quick warning: Reddit is definitely one you can have a lot of success with, but it's also known for being very unfriendly. You just have to be careful, and read ALL their rules. Some mods can be ruthless when they disagree with you or view your post as spam.
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ElwinDutton Premium
I read a post from some forum about a guy that posted on Reddit an got banned right off the bat. Lol
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waian Premium
Oh well, if you read my updated post you will see that's almost exactly what happened to me lol.
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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waian Premium
You're welcome. :)
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