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The Power of Sharing on Reddit


Are you sharing articles on this social site?

Above is one of my posts on Reddit. As you can see, it has over 35k views and 369 more upvotes than downvotes. It also has 53 shares.

This is in a subreddit community called Oregon. It has 168k members.

Not all of my posts to this subreddit do this well, but this shows the potential Reddit offers.

This link share is from a NewsBreak article and I have noticed traffic coming to the articles when I post here. I write mostly about local news in Oregon.

My experience at Reddit hasn’t always been so beneficial. For most of the nine years I’ve been there I gained no traction and my posts to subreddits were almost always removed for some reason.

I began to think Reddit was a puzzle I couldn’t figure out. Nevertheless, I kept trying and finally found some subreddits that work.

The key is to find a subreddit, read all the directions for posting, and then once find one that doesn’t remove your link, you now have a good place to share content on that specific topic.

I also share on a Medium subreddit:



It only has 1.1k members, yet I still got 50 views and 3 upvotes for this post.

Just thought I would share how powerful Reddit can be. No wonder, as it is ranked 14 in the world according to Alexa’s website rankings. Don’t give up if a subreddit removes your link, either try to figure out why or find another place to post.

Originally published on Medium

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