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.