Reddit is commonly referred to as the “front page of the internet,” and for good reason. It seems as if every viral piece of content on the internet starts on Reddit.
The site is basically a collection of online forums, which are called subreddits. The forums are populated with news, images, comments, and more. You can find a subreddit on just about any topic, and you are free to add content to it if you want to take part in the conversation.
You can also create your own subreddit on the forum. For instance, if you have a new internet marketing technique, you could create a subreddit just about that technique. Then, other Reddit users who discover the subreddit can add additional information to it.
If you’re serious about dominating Reddit, you need to understand how the system works. That includes subreddits, submission scores, account management, using a Reddit proxy, and more.
Let’s dig in and get a closer look at the road to Reddit domination.
Subreddits – Where to Begin
If you’re new to Reddit, you likely want to log in, find a subreddit, and start posting. That’s not quite as easy as you might think, though. Reddit is flooded with subreddits, so it can be hard to know where to start.
Just how flooded is it?
Back in 2008, there were only 10,926 subreddits, but today, there are almost 1.2 million of them. How in the world can you break into Reddit when there are so many subreddit options?
It all comes down to choosing wisely.
You will notice that some subreddits are super targeted, and because of that, they don’t have much traffic. On the other hand, some subreddits are broad and get a ton of traffic. If you can find a way to create content for the broad subreddits, you might be able to get on the map quickly.
Take the Today I Learned (/r/todayilearned) subreddit, for example. You can talk about anything you learned in this subreddit, and it gets tons of traffic. Just think about something you’ve recently learned and post it on the subreddit.
The Ask Reddit (/r/askreddit) subreddit is another example. This subreddit attracts all kinds of people, and it can help you get your foot in the door.
These are just a couple of examples. Reddit has countless broad subreddits, so use them as a starting point.
Of course, choosing the right place to post is only half the battle. You also need to think about your submission score.
Reddit Submission Scores
When you use Reddit, you will notice that each piece of content has a score next to it. This is referred to as the “submission score,” and the number is based on the upvotes and downvotes the submission received.
For instance, if you submit a comment that gets 5 upvotes and 1 downvote, your content will have a score of “4.”
Your submission score is important for two reasons. First, upvotes are a form of social proof. If a post gets a lot of upvotes, others will take notice. That means you will get your content in front of additional eyes. This is critical if your content is going to go viral.
More importantly, upvotes help you accumulate “karma.” Reddit displays a number next to each username on the site. This number reflects the user’s karma. The more upvotes your content gets, the higher your karma score will be.
A high karma score legitimizes an account. It is much easier for someone with a high karma score to promote content on Reddit. People tend to trust accounts with high karma scores, so they take notice when the account owners add content to the site.
Now you’re starting to get excited about using Reddit. You can picture that high karma score, and you know you’re going to kill it.
Before you dive in, though, you need to learn about different software options.
How to Create and Manage Multiple Reddit Accounts with Software
While some people are happy with a single Reddit account, others want to create and manage multiple accounts. Some do it so they can stay anonymous. They can comment on multiple subreddits without the accounts being traced back to one another.
For example, if you are active on a variety of subreddits that are not connected, you might want to do this so no one links the comments together.
In addition, others create and manage multiple accounts so they can upvote their own content. They use this strategy to make their content go viral and so they can earn karma points quickly.
Basically, they create hundreds of accounts and then post content using one of the accounts. Then, they have the other accounts upvote that piece of content. Then, they have another account post content and go through the process once again.
Creating and managing multiple accounts on your own is time-consuming. You have to open different email accounts, go through the account creation process, and then save login information for each account. Then, when the time comes to post or upvote, you have to log into each account separately. It’s easy to spend hours upon hours on the process when you run your accounts manually.
Reddit account creation and management software offers a shortcut. Different pieces of software automate the process for you. Once you set the software up, it can handle your account creation and management duties.
Let’s look at some of the most popular software options.
PVA Creator is one such option. The software comes in different versions for various websites, including Reddit. PVA Creator automatically registers Redditt accounts, and it automatically confirms your email addresses, so your accounts will be ready to go once created.
It also saves all the account information in the system, so you don’t need to write it down and save it anywhere else. It stores it all for you, so you can log in whenever you like.
FollowingLike is another option if you want to create and manage multiple Reddit accounts. The software was created to mimic human actions. When you use it for Reddit, you can automate your Reddit account.
It allows you to:
- Add friends
- Search posts
- Search subreddits
- Send messages
- Submit posts
- Manage accounts
- Automate tasks among multiple accounts
Reddit Dominator is also available for account management. This software allows you to upload and delete accounts. You can use the software to upvote and downvote content, leave comments, submit links and text, and more. You can even use it to scrape URLs on Reddit. That can help you come up with content ideas for the site.
Simply getting your software isn’t enough. You will also need to have a Reddit proxy.
Using a Reddit Proxy with Software
Each piece of Reddit software is different, but they do have something in common. Reddit Dominator, FollowingLike, and PVA Creator all work with Reddit proxies.
If you were to use the software without a Reddit proxy, each of your accounts would be linked to the same IP address. If you decided to use the software to upvote your content, each of those upvotes would come from the same IP address. That could lead to a Reddit ban.
A Reddit proxy can be the solution to this problem.
A proxy is like an intermediary. When you use a Reddit proxy, your computer connects to a different server before connecting to Reddit. Then, that server’s IP address makes the request.
You can add multiple Reddit proxies to the software, so each account has its own IP address.
Reddit account management software makes it easy to add proxies. When you download the software, you will add your proxies in before creating your accounts. Then, the software will automatically deploy the proxies whenever you connect to Reddit. The proxies will provide you with anonymity when you switch between accounts.
Reddit VPN – an Alternative to a Reddit Proxy
Some people choose to use a Reddit VPN instead of a Reddit proxy. VPN stands for virtual private network. While proxies hide your IP address, VPNs encrypt the connection. This makes the traffic look like it’s coming from a different IP address.
As soon as you connect to a VPN, everything you do online will be encrypted. Your connection will be hidden, regardless of what you do. The VPN replaces your ISP routing for every application you use.
While some people use a Reddit VPN so they can stay anonymous online, it does have some drawbacks. The biggest has to do with the fact that a VPN only comes with a single IP address. That means you can’t use account management software in the way it is intended if you use a Reddit VPN. All the accounts will have the same IP address, so the connection between the accounts will be obvious.
Speed is another issue when using a Reddit VPN. Because a VPN encrypts all data, the connection can be slow. That problem gets even worse when the servers are crowded. Some people complain that VPN connections are similar to dialup because they can be so slow.
In addition, some VPN providers monitor user activity. You basically get to use the VPN in exchange for access to your data. This is not the case with all VPN providers, but you have to be careful when you choose one because of that.
With so many drawbacks, most people pass on a Reddit VPN. It just doesn’t make sense when you want to manage multiple accounts on the site.
Are You Ready to Dominate Reddit?
At first glance, Reddit seems pretty intimidating. There are countless subreddits and users, so it might seem impossible to make an impact on the site. However, you can do it with the right tools and techniques.
Come up with a game plan and get ready to dominate Reddit. Then, gather all the necessary tools and put your plan in motion. If done correctly, you can quickly increase your submission scores and karma and get lots of traffic from Reddit.