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Reddit is one of the most prevalent social news platforms used for sharing links and information. It lets users upvote or downvote any content submitted by other users. Reddit features ‘Karma’ points so as to avoid the spammers from posting the links randomly. There is a limit of posting links on the site, so if you are a spammer and looking for some platform to copy-paste your links randomly, Reddit isn’t for you. The platform is quite strict to the spammers and takes no time to delete the spam content. A user gets ‘Karma’ points when someone comments on their link or upvote it.
While it is a very popular social news platforms, people are still not getting the best out of it. In this post, we will learn about some very interesting and helpful Reddit tips and tricks which will help you make the best out of it.
Reddit tips and tricks
1. Subreddits are very important
If you are new to Reddit, do remember that Subreddits here are very important. Subreddits are actually the categories designed to organize the content shared by millions of users. Each Subreddit is dedicated to a particular topic like educations, computers, Windows, and health etc. Every time you submit a link, you have to select the suitable Subreddit best relevant to your link niche. There are thousands of Subreddits here and it is important to select the best fit category so as to get more of targetted viewers and readers to engage with your posts.
2. Make a slideshow of images in Reddit
If you want to see the images on any particular Subreddit, you can just create a quick slideshow. All you have to do is to go your desired Subreddit page and tweak the URL a bit. Add a letter ‘p’ after Reddit in the URL and you can watch the quick slideshow of the images of that particular Subreddit. For example, you want to watch the pictures of flowers, the URL for selected Subreddit will be http://bit.ly/2knmIoG, now add letter ‘p’ and make it http://bit.ly/2kHaQds/ and you watch the beautiful Slideshow of all flowers pictures posted on Reddit by various users.
3. Create & use MultiReddits
You can club similar Subreddits and create a MultiReddit and add the SubReddits into it so as to avoid the repetitive posts and Subreddits. To create a MultiReddit, login to your Reddit account and go to the left panel of settings, click on Create and follow the instructions. While you create a MutliReddit, make sure you give it a suitable name according to the genre.
4. Reddit commenting tips
Comments play a major role in getting Karma Points in Reddit. While, it is important to comment sense, adding some effects like line break, bold/italic or strikethrough can make your comment noticeable.
- To display a line break in your comment or to start a new paragraph, put two spaces at the end of the line.
- For make a word bold, type it between two asterisks **word** and to italicize your word type between one asterisk like *word* and type the ~~
word~~ for strikethrough.
- Use Unicode characters to add emoticons in your Reddit comments. Emoticons make your comments more expressive, like (?_?) emoticon shows your disapproval.
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6. Reddit Mobile Mode
Do you know that Reddit has its mobile version specially designed for your mobile phones? To browse Reddit in its mobile version, you just have to add an ‘i’ on the main URL, i.e, i.reddit.com.
7. Unblock the Subreddits
You may often come across some blocked SubReddits in your workplace, but don’t worry you can unblock them anytime. You can unblock them either by using HTTPS or by adding a ‘+‘ symbol at the end of blocked Subreddit’s name i.e, http://bit.ly/2kH5rDa
8. Increase your Karma Points
This works slow but it does. You can increase your Karma points by posting relevant comments on the popular subreddits. It is not important to post a long comment, short but relevant ones will help you increasing your Karma points for sure.
Answering the commonly asked questions will also help you earning a good amount of Karma points. Make sure your answer is a bit funny but viable. ‘More upvotes’ is equal to more Karma points. Posting some funny and elaborate stories in answers also helps to get a lot of attention, followed by upvotes and finally the Karma points.
9. Use shortkeys with Reddit Enhancement Suite
Keyboard shortcuts (shortkeys) save time and increase productivity. Reddit keyboard shortcuts will certainly give you a better experience. To use these shortcuts you first need to install the Reddit Enhancement Suite.
Below is the list of shortkeys you get with the Suite-
- Z = Downvote.
- A = Upvote.
- J= Next
- H= Hide
- U= User
- I= Inbox
- R= Go to targetted subreddit
- C= Open post
- X= Open preview
- L= Open in new tab
The Reddit Enhancement Suite also lets you fix the user interface and lets you watch the videos right from the front page or to enlarge pictures.
10. Create Multiple Accounts in Reddit
If you are using Reddit for your digital marketing, creating more than one account will be helpful. Make one personal account, two marketing accounts and keep one or two accounts for backup. It is very easy and quick to create the Reddit accounts. Do remember to use your few months old accounts for marketing purposes.
Hope these tips help you get the best out of Reddit. Windows 10 users may want to check out these Reddit apps.