Reddit Drives Huge Traffic- Are You On It?

Reddit Drives Huge Traffic- Are You On It?

Most marketers focus their energy on apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat but they may not be familiar with other platforms that are quickly growing in popularity. Sites like Reddit are becoming more important for the online community as users consume hours of content on the app. Reddit can seem different and confusing at first for marketers who have never used it before but it can be great for highly targeted content to reach a bigger audience.

Reddit is a highly customized experience created by a very engaged online community but marketers haven’t yet fully embraced its potential. Businesses that are able to become part of the community and add value to it will start to see major benefits including increased traffic, a more recognizable brand, a way to showcase and test new products, and being able to reach your audience based on their interests. The customization on Reddit can help you connect to a niche audience and reach the people who will be the most interested in buying your products.

A recent report revealed the extensive reach of Reddit which has grown rapidly to reach around 1.4 billion views per month. The platform was recently redesigned which also helped increase video views, posts and engagement with users. After all of this growth, Reddit is now the number 3 site in the U.S. and number 7 globally.

Engaging with people on Reddit can lead to new followers and a major traffic increase to both your Reddit page and your company’s website. Reddit users like to engage with posts and interact with the things that interest them. If your company creates relevant and interesting content then you can start to see huge increases in your engagement, overall traffic and sales through your web page.

Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.

Blogging Tips & Helpful Blogs to Follow

I’m currently putting together a presentation for an event we’re hosting in Los Angeles on November 12th in a few weeks that will discuss blogging, local search engines, social bookmarking, and how to monitor your business and was inspired to post this blog about blogging. If you’re new to blogging these links will be very helpful. I’d sign up to follow these blogs so you can see some successful bloggers in action.

You might also want to follow a few blogs that relate to your business so you can see what others in your space are doing.

Here’s a list of what to look out for when you’re observing these bloggers.

  • Use of catchy headlines
  • Links to other sites and blogs from within content
  • Free downloads and how they capture your email
  • How often they post
  • Comments – post a link back to your blog if you can in the comments field (Start commenting on other blogs!)
  • Ad-ons (what else do they have on their blogs that add value to the user experience – twitter feed, list of users, advertisers, links to other social media sites such as Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon)

And lastly I’d start putting together a list of ideas for your own blog. Thanks for reading! Please feel free to post some blogs you’ve found helpful.

Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.