101 Most Popular Subreddits

March 23, 2015

2:00 pm

Reddit, the front page of the Internet, is a place where users (redditors) submit content, links, images, and other shareable things. Whether that content is appreciated is determined by the community, who upvotes or downvotes the submission. In order to choose where to submit this content, there are over 5,400 active subreddits organized into areas of interest. As any content creator knows, getting your post upvoted on reddit can significantly boost your traffic. But how to decide where your content belongs? And how to understand the rules about posting to each subreddit?

The folks at siegemedia curated a list of the top 750 subreddits by type, and added additional helpful information about what type of submissions that community allows. This type of information is highly valuable to every content creator, whether looking to share their own valuable content or to help a client connect with the right community.

But remember the golden rule lest you become a banned domain:

According to the Reddiquette, Reddit’s informal rulebook, you have one essential rule to follow – don’t be a spammer. This quote, pulled from the official page on Redditquette, says it best in regards to submitting content:


Feel free to post links to your own content (within reason). But if that’s all you ever post, or it always seems to get voted down, take a good hard look in the mirror — you just might be a spammer. A widely used rule of thumb is the 9:1 ratio, i.e. only 1 out of every 10 of your submissions should be your own content.


With a special hat tip to Scott Tousley for having written this back in October for siege media, I present to you the list of the top 101 most popular subreddits and their subscriber numbers that I pulled from the monster list that you can find here. Got an update? Let me know.


http://www.reddit.com/r/science/ 6,563,116
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/ 6,126,692
http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/ 5,721,113
http://www.reddit.com/r/woweconomy/ 5,576,000
http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/ 5,510,017
http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/ 5,404,112
http://www.reddit.com/r/Technology 5,065,530
http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience 3,667,873
http://www.reddit.com/r/books/ 3,175,762
http://www.reddit.com/r/television/ 2,935,509
http://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/ 1,660,838
http://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/ 1,657,014
http://www.reddit.com/r/Food 1,533,277
http://www.reddit.com/r/photoshopbattles/ 1,506,225
http://www.reddit.com/r/InternetIsBeautiful/ 1,407,412
http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology 1,383,467
http://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/ 1,380,001
http://www.reddit.com/r/gadgets/ 1,372,735
http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/ 558,919
http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/ 457,199
http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/ 423,815
http://www.reddit.com/r/Frugal 412,488
http://www.reddit.com/r/FoodPorn 323,805
http://www.reddit.com/r/geek/ 270,809
http://www.reddit.com/r/Cooking/ 261,723
http://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/ 254,839
http://www.reddit.com/r/loseit/ 236,163
http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/ 234,139
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/ 230,408
http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/ 225,455
http://www.reddit.com/r/relationships/ 225,418
http://www.reddit.com/r/RoomPorn/ 214,089
http://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport/ 211,019
http://www.reddit.com/r/scifi/ 203,987
http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/ 202,621
http://www.reddit.com/r/shutupandtakemymoney 202,034
http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/ 200,279
http://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/ 198,991
http://www.reddit.com/r/everymanshouldknow 195,259
http://www.reddit.com/r/economics 193,106
http://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/ 192,485
http://www.reddit.com/r/business/ 176,061
http://www.reddit.com/r/wow/ 174,511
http://www.reddit.com/r/harrypotter/ 166,449
http://www.reddit.com/r/travel/ 165,908
http://www.reddit.com/r/entertainment/ 162,114
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/ 161,480
http://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/ 159,275
http://www.reddit.com/r/TalesFromRetail/ 156,877
http://www.reddit.com/r/eatcheapandhealthy 156,322
http://www.reddit.com/r/beer 146,627
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/ 138,956
http://www.reddit.com/r/IWantToLearn/ 138,525
http://www.reddit.com/r/BuyItForLife/ 138,210
http://www.reddit.com/r/running/ 136,178
http://www.reddit.com/r/bicycling/ 135,788
http://www.reddit.com/r/minimalism/ 134,998
http://www.reddit.com/r/cars/ 133,802
http://www.reddit.com/r/Foodforthought 131,495
http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/ 130,097
http://www.reddit.com/r/CityPorn/ 129,052
http://www.reddit.com/r/Guitar/ 127,366
http://www.reddit.com/r/frugalmalefashion/ 125,761
http://www.reddit.com/r/math/ 123,406
http://www.reddit.com/r/truegaming/ 122,045
http://www.reddit.com/r/recipes 117,798
http://www.reddit.com/r/investing/ 116,164
http://www.reddit.com/r/zelda/ 116,074
http://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/ 115,694
http://www.reddit.com/r/Investing 115,678
http://www.reddit.com/r/web_design/ 115,236
http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/ 112,406
http://www.reddit.com/r/GrandTheftAutoV/ 111,933
http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/ 111,644
http://www.reddit.com/r/slowcooking 110,907
http://www.reddit.com/r/batman/ 110,337
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/ 109,630
http://www.reddit.com/r/nostalgia 108,627
http://www.reddit.com/r/southpark/ 105,737
http://www.reddit.com/r/Physics/ 103,754
http://www.reddit.com/r/Meditation/ 102,866
http://www.reddit.com/r/carporn/ 100,991
http://www.reddit.com/r/Design/ 100,475
http://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/ 98,812
http://www.reddit.com/r/homebrewing/ 98,230
http://www.reddit.com/r/Health/ 97,658
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/ 94,660
http://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt/ 93,586
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamernews/ 92,794
http://www.reddit.com/r/gardening/ 92,274
http://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/ 89,641
http://www.reddit.com/r/JustRolledIntoTheShop/ 87,471
http://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking 86,493
http://www.reddit.com/r/fitmeals/ 86,372
http://www.reddit.com/r/somethingimade/ 86,133
http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/ 85,185
http://www.reddit.com/r/theydidthemath 84,791
http://www.reddit.com/r/femalefashionadvice/ 83,750
http://www.reddit.com/r/foodhacks 82,095
http://www.reddit.com/r/Coffee 81,397
http://www.reddit.com/r/Awwducational/ 79,020


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Previously the Managing Editor at Tech.Co, Ann Diab has a background of launching and nurturing of startups and tech companies.

Empowering and educating entrepreneurs and startups to better productivity and culture is her passion. Growth Manager at WorkingOn to enable folks all over the world to enjoy work and improve communication. Follow me on Twitter.

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