3 Growth Hacking Techniques For A Huge Increase In Traffic

I hate the term growth hacking techniques.

I only put it in the title for click-bait purposes.

This post isn’t about growth hacking – it’s about good old fashioned black hat spam!

growth hacking techniques

It’s kinda ironic I’m writing black hat growth hacking techniques because I run a 100% white hat agency. There’s a lot more money in white hat marketing, but…it’s boring as hell.

I’ve been writing for a lot of white hat blogs lately that made me use meaningless buzzwords like “engagement”, “insights” and “holistic”.

Fuck. That. Shit.

Today, I get to write about fun stuff – “traffic”, “automation”, “cut corners”

Buzzwords that matter.

What You Will Learn

  • 3 awesome growth hacking techniques to drive traffic to your site
  • How black hats abuse Reddit growth hacks for huge traffic
  • The one Google+ trick responsible for driving thousands of visits over and over again
  • How to hack Twitter traffic using down right dirty, disgusting spam

Reddit Growth Hacking Techniques

I used to hate Reddit. Everything I posted would get clobbered by Redditors.

So I put in the time to figure out how to beat the system. And now it’s one of my favorite growth hacking techniques.

 Now I get a consistent stream of traffic from Reddit whenever I want.
It really comes down to 4 things:

  1. Understanding and researching Subreddits
  2. Posting relevant links
  3. Authority (karma and gold)
  4. Well timed Upvotes

Numbers 1 and 2 are straight forward.

Step 1 – Reddit Research

Research Subreddits to make sure your content is relevant. It’s vital that you do research before by using the home page search bar. Otherwise, you’re posting blind.

reddit homepage

Reddit Search

Step 2 – Posting Links

It is very important that you don’t spam links. Make sure whatever you’re posting aligns to the Subreddit guidelines and is similar to what other Redditors post.

Most of you have probably tried marketing on Reddit before and know damn well those 2 steps still don’t guarantee success.

There’s something else you need…

Step 3 – Increasing Karma

A Reddit account gains Karma when links and comments are upvoted by other Redditors.

An account with Karma shows that Redditor consistently posts good content (not spam).

Since Reddit is a desktop only network (no official app), Redditors can (and will) view your profile to see Karma count and post history.

 More Karma = more trust = more traffic.
Therefore, you need an account with Karma.

Method 1 (White Hat): Post Links That Get Upvoted

Instead of posting links to your sites, post links to popular sites.

It’s much easier when you do it within topics you’re interested in. I’m a sneakerhead – I simply grab images from friends on my Instagram feed and post them to sneaker based Subreddits.

Reddit growth hacks

Easy Karma.

This can be easily outsourced to a VA which makes it one of the best growth hacks but it still requires effort.

So, meh, let’s find an easier way.

Method 2 (Black Hat Growth Hacking): Buy it

Yep, that’s right. I bought two accounts with a boat load of Karma.

my reddit accounts

Now, every time I post I get quality traffic.

Reddit Growth Hacking Traffic

All I did was Google “buy reddit accounts with karma” and found a ton of vendors.

I’m not going to directly promote any businesses (unless I’m paid to) so I’ll just say this – I bought my accounts from vendors on the first page of that exact search.

So far I covered points 1, 2 and 3. But what about 4?

Step 4 – Upvotes

Upvotes are crucial – they bump your post onto the first page of the Subreddit and that’s when you see explosive results.

I buy upvotes from Fiverr.

You can’t just buy a gig and hope for results because Reddit’s algorithm is sensitive. You need the upvotes within a certain time limit of posting for it to be effective.

That means you have to coordinate with your freelancer when you’re going to publish and upvote. Send them a message and get their Skype contact info so you can chat in real time.

Before you post your link, message your freelancer and make sure they’re available to send their upvotes.

The results?

Reddit Referrals


Google+ Growth Hacks For Lots Of Traffic

This one isn’t that exciting, but it’s effective.

I mean, look at how much traffic I’ve driven from Google+ the last 2 months:

Google Plus Traffic

Dead network my ass.

More importantly, I’m driving thousands of valuable ranking signals.

Example 1: I had a client who wanted to rank higher in YouTube search.

If you know about about video marketing and YouTube marketing, you know that social signals and “engaged” views play a huge role in the ranking algorithm.

From one post, I was able to drive 12 +1s, 1 share, 5 comments and over 100 views.

Google Plus Post

Without any links built at the video, it shot up to #2 in YouTube search for their main keyword.

YouTube Search

Example 2: As previously mentioned, I sell white hat SEO and content marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. 

I put together a technical SEO guide and posted it to SlideShare (a tremendously powerful platform to reach high level executives). I wanted to rank it in organic search for “technical SEO” related keywords so I posted it to Google+.

It drove 27 +1s and 30 Shares.

Google Plus SEO Auditr

Within just two weeks it punched up to spot 6 in Google for “technical SEO audit”.

Slideshare Rank

Since March, the document has gotten well over 3,000 views.

Slideshare growth hacking statistics

PS – I have no idea why my SlideShare is in Spanish.

Ok, you get the point. Let me show you exactly how I’m doing it.

Step 1 – Finding relevant Communities

I have a pretty good following on Google+, but I never post to my profile page. I only use Communities. Some of them have over 500,000 people in them – they’re a tremendous resource for driving traffic.

Start by logging into Google+ and navigating to the Communities section.

Google Plus Find Communitys

Then, type in some keywords relevant to the content you plan to post.

For the motorcycle example, I typed in “motorcycle”. For the SEO post, I typed in “SEO”.

Google Plus Recommend Communitys

Hopefully you’re taking notes – it’s crazy complicated.

Step 2 – Spam Check

Click through on a bunch of them and look around – you want to make sure they’re engaged and spam free.

  • Look for a moderator’s note and active presence
  • Check if posts are getting +1s and Shares
  • Make sure not every post is a link – we want active and engaged communities

Step 3 – Join The Community

Don’t be that jack ass who joins and instantly starts posting links. You’ll get banned immediately.

Instead, just copy and paste this:

Thanks +Moderator for accepting me! My name is [Insert your name] and I’ve been working in [Insert niche] for about 8 years, but I’m always looking to learn from fellow colleagues. Looking forward to contributing!

Step 4 – Post Your Link

Give your intro a few days to settle in. Then, come back with your link ready to dump it.

It’s important that you take the time to write 100 – 150 word intro about the link you’re posting.

Any quality Community will require you do so. Also, it helps drive more engagement on your content.

Step 5 – +1 Everything

 This is where the magic happens.
All you have to do is scroll down and +1 past posts – do as many as you can until your hand falls off.

What this does is drive attention back to your profile and your most recent post.

Its basic, but trust me, it works!

Creating A Twitter Army With Spam

This one is devious. Promise you won’t judge me for it, ok?

I started doing it to build natural social signals but it ended up driving quality traffic to my website.

NOTE: I recently stopped using this technique. Not because it doesn’t work, but because I’m working with some large clients who frown upon this behavior (sad face).

I want you guys to meet Stephani. She’s a smart, hip, attractive digital marketer that Tweets industry news and funny memes.

Twitter profile example

Don’t bother looking for the profile. I deleted it.

Stephani has [had] hundreds of friends on Twitter and for some crazy reason, they all loved sharing my content.

Sorry guys, Stephani isn’t real. She only exists in the wonderful world of internet spam – where people will believe anything.

Twitter is notoriously lenient on spam. It was extremely easy (and cheap) for me to set up dozens of these profiles that were actively Tweeting out my links to their followings.

Yes, they all had hundreds of followers. Like I said, people will believe anything.

Here’s how I did it.

Step 1 – Buying Phone Verified Twitter Accounts

If you’re on a tight budget, you can create them yourself. If you’ve got $50 to spare I suggest you buy them.

Just search around Google and you can find a number of providers for this.

Step 2 – Setup Your Profiles

Again, you can do it yourself, but I suggest you enlist the help of a VA.

Here are the instructions I gave him:

  1. Search Google for random American names (Dan, Doug, Stacey, etc)
  2. Take a screenshot of their picture
  3. Upload it to a Twitter profile
  4. Add a short blurb (Digital marketing expert. Dog lover. Craft beer enthusiast). You know, whatever the kids are putting there these days
  5. Rinse and repeat for each profile
Google images

The profiles I bought came with images, but they were garbage.

Like I said, pretty shady stuff. Sorry Dan(s)!

Step 3 – Schedule Tweets

I used TweetDeck:

  • Easy integration with dozens of accounts
  • Schedule Tweets across all accounts from one screen
  • FREE

TweetDeck Schedule

I had my VA schedule out 6 months of random Tweets across the accounts – this ensured the accounts looked real.

I then created a Google Sheets document with the Tweets and links to my blog posts I wanted to promote.

Tweet Spreadsheet

He followed a simple rule: for every 10 – 12 text Tweets drop a link to one of the posts. I’m not someone who likes to waste my time – we went the extra mile to make sure everything looked real.

Step 4 – Automation Unleashed

For a while I was using a Twitter bot to grow my personal account.

The bot “favorited” Tweets containing certain hashtags, grabbing the users attention and driving them back to my profile.

Matt ran a similar case study using Tweet Attacks Pro with great results.

Twitter growth

Screenshot from Followerwonk showing the growth of my Twitter account.

The tactic worked well – my profile grew nicely during that period.

I had my VA set up the bot on all of the fake profiles (we used http://www.followliker.com – 1 time cost of $98).

Follow Liker

We set it up to “favorite” and ReTweet hashtags relevant to digital marketing (#seo, #webdesign, etc). After that, we were done. I let the bot run for 3 months and we drove well over 2,000 visits.

Twitter Traffic

There’s a bit of legwork up front but once you get it set up you’re done. You can receive a steady stream of social signals and targeted traffic on autopilot.

Wrapping it up

In my day to day life running an agency, I don’t get to deploy these growth hacking techniques as much as I used to.

So hopefully you guys enjoyed learning about my growth hacks as much as I enjoyed writing about them!

If you have any questions, thoughts or comments then please leave a comment below and I will answer each one personally.

121 Responses

  1. Bryce MacInnis

    Hi Matt,

    Really interesting article to read. Appreciate all that you have to share on reddit marketing and SEO. I like to buy my accounts at http://www.thefrontpagestore.com

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 5th, 2019 at 2:32 am

      Thanks for sharing Bryce

  2. Nadeem

    Great article… The reddit part is awesome…

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 25th, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      Cheers Nadeem.

  3. Tania


    I’m just gonna say one thing, that is awesome! :The

    Especially Reddit method, going to do that.

    Thanks Ryan

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Cheers Ryan, good luck



    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      No probs! Thanks

  5. Sunny Kumar

    Well I Can Say That.. All Method Are Awsmm…

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 17th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Haha that is true!

  6. Minhaj

    Hi Matthew, thanks for this guide, I started implementing the Google+ method and looking to get start the reddit method. First time commenting,you have a great website.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Please let us know the results!

  7. arasu

    Nice information I would like to share something here. Become a semantic alternative to your competitors
    Do you know your competition well on the Internet? This is important. If you do not know against whom you compete, you’ll never be an alternative to them.

    Whether you sell products and services, users and your potential customers will look in Internet products or services similar to yours in order to solve a problem.

    In many cases, the client performs searches using the phrase “alternative …”. This is where you have to position yourself . Follow these steps:

    Draws up a list of your competitors on the Internet.
    Create landings pages and posts with your products and services containing the phrase “alternative to [your competitor].”

  8. tushar parihar

    Awesome content and great tips
    Cool stuff shared here… Thanks mat
    I am your big fan because i always enjoy your long articles

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 23rd, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Thanks Tushar, glad you enjoy them!

  9. Will Robins


    Check out archie.co mixed with manageflitter

    Have you found anything to post into google + groups? Will buzzbundle work?

  10. Jonathan

    With follow like do I need a server up and running constantly for the automated tool?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2016 at 9:38 am

      No its cloud based

  11. Shaikh Masood Alam

    Thanks Matthew for this amazing share, I never use Google+ for traffic but this article opens new way for traffic and SEO.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 25th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      I hope it helps you to grow :)

  12. Mehul Boricha

    Hey Matthew,
    Seriously what an amazing article. How do you do that ;P

    I liked the 1st method that you explained here. I will implement it and try to get the best out of this.

    Thank You

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2016 at 11:45 am

      I can’t take credit for this one!

  13. Anna Ross

    Love the Reddit technique! Thank you so much!

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 7th, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Hope it helps you out Anna!

  14. Seth

    Ryan, I just wanted to give you a shout out for the great content here. In fact, all your content is top notch and I have learned a lot from all your guest blogs and videos. Keep up the great work!

  15. Michael

    Great article. I can’t believe you can drive traffic to a standard business type through a site like Reddit. Might have to try some of these ideas. Cheers

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 10th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      What is a ‘standard business’ ?

      There is a community for everything on Reddit and there is a unique angle for everything

  16. Emil Paz

    I am your big fan because i always enjoy your long articles :D Anyways i kept you as my mentor and i always try to follow your details.

    Thanks for doing such efforts.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 29th, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks Emil that means a lot!

  17. johncannon

    this article is really helpful for driving traffic .

    thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 5th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      No problem :)

  18. Megan

    Would these tactics work for an e-commerce site? We are currently trying to get our rankings up in Google and have started to use all of the social media outlets we can without spamming too much, but we just aren’t getting the results the CEO wants.

    I’m going to try the Google+ ideas and maybe the Twitter ideas.. any other ideas that may work for an E-Commerce site? :)

    I love your blogs and your style of writing, they are very entertaining and I could spend hours here.. :D


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Which network does your audience live on? Or are you just hitting social media for the sake of hitting social media?

  19. Antonio

    Hi one more time!)
    How and do you hire a VA (this a person who does an outsource work, am I right?)? Forums? Blogs? Freelance websites?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 9th, 2015 at 11:34 am

      A VA is just an employee that works for you remotely

  20. Saleem Jaffer

    Hi Matt,

    Just a quick question – do these techniques result in a sustainable growth in website traffic overall? Will it improve current rankings domain wide?

  21. Anthony

    Hi, mate. Thanks for sharing this very useful information, gonna try it myself soon.
    But I have a question of another subject. Can you recommend cheap authors (1$=100 words) but which provide high-quality content. Or where I can find them? Elance/UpWork isn’t an option now.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 19th, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Take a look at 99CentArticles but you always get what you pay for with content.

      • Anthony
        October 19th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

        Thanks a lot, mate!

        • Matthew Woodward
          October 19th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

          No problem :)

  22. Chitrapathi

    Thank you for this nice article, how to do use Reddit, Google+ and Twitter the right way. It is very important and you established in a very clear way to achieve the marketing goals. I enjoyed your article, I searched for this type of article only to get growth on Twitter, Reddit, and Google+. Definitely I follow this steps for better growth on it. Once again thank you so much!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Good luck =D

  23. Heena

    Great article once again!

    I personally have been using Google plus community and have seen great results.

    Another thing I do is check out community post with good shares or likes related to my niche.. Add those people in my Google business page circle.. And later share article with them. If circle count is less then 500 then you can email them as notification about your post. So I make sure to maintain counts..

    Also my observation says 70% people whom u follow will follow you back.. Be it twitter, Instagram or Google plus.. So surely follow and be helpful contributor and you can gain maximum traffic with these referrals. May be good enough to get atleast in top 2 pages in serp..

    Thanks Matt abd Ryan for this article.. Gonna try reddit. Do we have to use different proxy for this tips.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Awesome extra tips thank you :)

  24. Bob

    Oh, I miss the days when Tweet Attacks (& others) worked well with Twitter.
    Great post though!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 9th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Good things come and go, that’s the digital world :)

  25. Dustin

    I tried the twitter method. Went to the URL posted in your article. http://bulkaccountsguru.com/buy-twitter-accounts-with-profile/, that page quotes 1,000 verified twitter accounts for $25.00. When you click “order now” all it does is take you to a page with an email address. I emailed that address asking for 1,000 twitter accounts for $25 (as posted on the webpage), and they tell me to send them $40 because the price is now $40 and they just haven’t changed their site yet. At this moment I suggested this was another one of those internet scams that SEOs are always posting on their website without actually doing any due diligence and just telling people that stuff they have never actually tried is the next big thing. But, being that this is M. Woodward I figured I’d pay the $40 anyway because surely M. Woodward doesn’t post complete rubbish on his site and actually does his due diligence when someone guest posts on his site recommending a service to use. Well, surprise…I ordered the 1,000 verified t witter accounts, it turned out to be a complete scam, service was never delivered, and I had to dispute the charges thru paypal to get my money back. Matthew, please remove that completely useless bulkaccountsguru.com link from your site.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 9th, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Sorry to hear you have had a bad experience, unfortunately we aren’t in control of anything that happens off site but I have updated the post and removed them based on your feedback thank you.

  26. aakashpatel

    Nice and effective article. i am used trick for reddit and twitter and it’s work fine but Google+ disappointed me.
    Thanks for sharing it!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 5th, 2015 at 8:33 am

      No problem :)

  27. Brian

    Hey Mathew, this is a great article. Thanks for the info. Quick question though, did you use proxys for your twitter accounts. And also, did you make all your twitter accounts follow your main account?

  28. Onehalf AU

    Thank you for enlightening us on how to do use reddit, google+ and twitter the right way. It is very important that you establish your credibility first to achieve your marketing goals in joining the platform.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Unless you buy your account

  29. Alex J Beltre

    Amazing! Thanks Matt for another one!, When are you coming down here (BOSTON)? I’d love to meet you in person and drink some cup of coffee, keep the good work buddy!

    Regards, Alex J

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 25th, 2015 at 11:55 am

      It’s unlikely you’ll find me state side for the foreseeable =\

  30. William

    Thank u Matthew, i didn’ t know these 3 tricks. They seems very useful. I want to try them. Another great post. Thank u so much. :-)

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2015 at 11:07 am

      No problem please let us know how you do :)

  31. Untemplater

    The Google + community route caught my attention. I don’t use Google + at all right now so I had no idea the communities feature even existed. Thanks for all the detailed insights into your strategies!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2015 at 11:10 am

      That makes two of us :)

    • Robbie
      September 29th, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Unless you’re in SEO Google+ is a waste of time. This is something that’s overlooked in the article. The reason so much traffic came from it for this person is because he’s an SEO guy, and all SEO peeps flocked to Google+ the moment it went live because they thought it was a great way to manipulate search rankings.
      Google+ is great for SEO traffic (ie, if you’re writing content about SEO for other people interested in SEO), but nothing else.
      Just my opinion.

  32. Drew

    Nice tricks Matthew, I used it for reddit many times. Because Researching subreddit gives you to an option to find stuff that can be easily gets upvoted

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2015 at 11:10 am

      A great source for content ideas huh :)

  33. Julian

    This is awesome!
    I’ll probably give Reddit a shot.
    Google+ maybe, idk.
    The Twitter stuff looks like it can be fun. lol had a laugh reading that one. hehe

    Great post! <– :P

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Yeah the Twitter one is really fun and easy to implement!

  34. Kat

    I’ve been following you for a long time & this article is full of awesome legit tips on how to build a twitter following, it’s just kinda hidden in the tricks. It has inspired me to stop settling for the daily grind at the office. I’m a “Grey Hat” kinda gal, I stick with what I find morally acceptable. Spam is annoying, so I’m doing most of this manually to make myself feel better about it. I’ve also rationalized that my content will be higher quality, and therefore hopefully produce higher conversions.

    I setup a twitter profile & I’m scheduling a ton of tweets with TweetDeck — thanks for the tip on the tool. I’m thinking 3 – 5 scheduled tweets a day and then I’ll jump in every now and then to post something relevant or chat with people live. How often did you schedule to tweet?

    So far I’ve been favoriting tweets manually & following relevant experts & active members of the niche’s community. As I research for my first article I’ll throw in a tweet or two with some relevant hashtags to sort of “pre-sell” the following I’m building on the article I’m working on.

    I do affiliate marketing, mostly on Clickbank. I don’t have my own website yet, but I’m building one to post some articles on.

    Now I just need to finish writing the articles. I have 10 pretty solid ones in mind, but if you’ve taught me anything it’s that quality is king. I’ve got 8 hours of blood sweat and tears into the first, still only halfway done.

  35. Lisa Lockworth

    Thanks, Matthew! Good stuff. Love your way with words!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 20th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Lisa :)

  36. Dana

    Good stuff my man…

    Love the “set and forget” aspect and the fact a VA can handle all setup and maintenance.

    I knew you had some blackhat in you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 21st, 2015 at 9:48 am


  37. Amir Ghoreichi

    Regarding the Twitter method, I’m a bit confused about one part of this.

    “Step 4 – Automation Unleashed
    For a while I was using a Twitter bot to grow my personal account.”

    Is it possible to share the name of this Twitter bot or perhaps another way to build up followers according to this method?

    Because the only thing I can think of is following users one by one based on #tags and that is very inefficient (also why I shy away from Twitter)

  38. Rishit Shah

    That’s something really shady and BlackHat. Not grey but literally BLACK.
    This states it is better to know both the sides of a coin!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 17th, 2015 at 11:33 am

      It sure is – anyone that says they are White hat or Black hat is missing out!

  39. The Writing Guy

    I think the Reddit work is only worth the effort if you are in a niche that can generate people to click and take action. I have found that most redditors are really not interested in doing anything other than….being on Reddit!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 17th, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Yes some niches do work better than others

  40. Shounak Gupte

    awesome blog post as always.
    I like the twitter method. definitely going to try it out for one of my sites.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 17th, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Let us know how you get on :)

  41. Online Reputation Management

    Wow! What a article! i am trying to these kind of articles and finally i got. very knowledgeable easy to apply tips explained. thanks to writer, I will coming back here time to time

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I hope so!

  42. james

    Cool stuff shared here… Thanks mat. First time hearing about reddit upvotes.. I’ll definitely try this one.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Glad you liked it :)

  43. Manish JOshi

    Would using Tweet Attacks Pro 3 for Twitter automation as per your article https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/experiments/double-twitter-traffic/ still work?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Yes indeed :)

  44. Scott B

    Awesome content and great tips to boot. Will be trying the google plus tip. The social signals seem to be very strong with google plus since they seem to favor their own social media site when ranking. I have posted other site content as a link and within 24 hours have seen that post on page one under the keywords I used…

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      No problemo :)

  45. Gary

    Ryan whatever did you do with your Twitter bot? I’ve been using some bots and scripts with great success on Twitter I have a spam account that has a TF of 46 just from retweeting people and getting natural backlinks on other peoples websites.
    Love your work and BTW Stephani says hi ;)

  46. James

    I’m sorry to say this but, Ryan, this is the worst article you’ve published. Not the guide itself but the writing style. Unnecessary profanity, insulting “white hat” strategies. Matt himself as the owner of this blog don’t swear on his articles, why would you as a guest poster?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Yes I do and all articles are hand edited by me personally before they go live

  47. Munir Nathoo

    Great tips! Especially the Reddit and G+ ones. Will definitely be implementing these techniques!

    This is why I open each and every email of yours!

    Thanks Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks for coming back =D

  48. Alex

    What a awesome article, thank you for sharing those great tips.

    just a question could you please tell me where did you bought your Reddit account from because I tried your link and tried a Facebook page for that but it was a total scam. could you please provide a link for that service.

    Thank you.


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:17 pm
      • Alex
        September 17th, 2015 at 10:29 am

        Thanks Matthew but that was what exactly what I did and searched for. and the first link is that Scam Facebook page. could you please give me (or send me by Email) the exact URL for that Reddit account service.

        Thank you.


        • Matthew Woodward
          September 17th, 2015 at 11:31 am

          Google returns more than 1 result

  49. Prasenjit Dutta Chowdhury

    This is the post what I’ve learned from this reddit strategy. It’s never as easy as it sounds to market something on there, you need to put in a substantial amount of time and manpower and sometimes that just isn’t worth the amount of time and money that’s often invested into Reddit marketing campaigns.Thanks for this idea. :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Yeah it can be a tough cookie to crack!

  50. thu thuat may tinh

    You can sharing group boot traffic or SEO, MMO, webmaster…in facebook. i want joint but i don’t know…have to joint

  51. Moses

    Do you know if the wikipedia method still works? (link in citation field)

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 16th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Yes it does

  52. Greg Hopkins

    Unfortunately sometimes it’s hard not to do this kind of stuff because it can be impactful. To affirm your reddit tips… I’ve posted many things to reddit, without any results. I created a killer video for my business and knew people would like it so I decided to pay someone of fiverr for upvotes on r/videos. Results were 80,000 views and 400 new email optins in 24 hours. I posted the video again a few months later and DIDN’T pay for upvotes and it was a huge flop. Here’s the reddit post I’m referring to that succeeded:


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Awesome extra insights thanks Greg :)

  53. rob

    Im so on the reddit one.

    There is an easy one for +1s.

    Find a community…..post a funny picture that is linked with that community. Add a link to your page video etc etc. When they plus the pictureit will also plus your link.


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Kapow great simple extra tip :)

  54. Bill

    Great article! I’ve been doing white hat for years and wondered how people were doing things such as this (without getting slapped too hard). I definitely have some ideas going forward. Thanks Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Bollocks to playing by the rules :)

  55. Henry Croft

    Definitely going to try those Reddit ideas.

    I’ve had content get a few upvotes naturally, and the traffic from that alone was bonkers.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Good luck, with some extra engineering you can do some real damage!

  56. Drazen Prastalo

    I’m just gonna say one thing, that is awesome! :D

    Especially Reddit method, going to do that.

    Thanks Ryan

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Come back and let us know how you get on :)

  57. Aamir Khursheed

    I had tried a lot with twitter. I wanted to make my twitter audience very much targeted, but still i could not able to develop big followers base. Hope that helps. By the way I wanted to ask that how would i schedule posts if i run a news blog?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 15th, 2015 at 9:15 am

      What were you targeting?

    • Gordie Chase
      September 15th, 2015 at 9:52 am

      You might want to try my method, it’s blackhat. I buy 10,000 followers and once it reflects on twitter I go to co promote and use these 10,000 followers to co-promote to a targeted audience. On co promote 10,000 followers allow you to share a tweet with someone else who has 10,000 followers and if the tweet is re-tweeted and shared it could possibly reach millions. One of mine was re-tweeted 12 times to an audience of 687,326. The secret sauce of course is to pick one of your post that has the most shares because it will likely give you the best results. I even promoted an affiliate link using this method for a dime sale product and scored big. Give it a try. You can also use co promote the white hat way and build your shares by sharing other peoples content but it could take a while to build your following.

      • Matthew Woodward
        September 15th, 2015 at 10:15 am

        Great tip nice job Gordie :)

        • Aamir khursheed
          September 15th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

          I am having a blog with a low traffic. But the mistake i did is that i didn’t pick a specific niche. Apparently, it looks like everything in the blog will be about technology, but the case is different. I have business, blogging, smartphones, freelancing categories in it. So, the audiences become so broader and the issue is that the business people are not interested in smartphones and smartphone enthusiasts are not interested in business and so on.

          • Matthew Woodward
            September 16th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

            So you already know what you need to do :)

      • Aamir khursheed
        September 15th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        I just signed up for co-promote and it seems like the strategy is going to work for me. Thanks Gordie.


      • Coran
        September 19th, 2015 at 10:53 am

        Google plus strategy is my favorite. I will deploy this tactic immediately.

        Thanks Matt!


        • Matthew Woodward
          September 20th, 2015 at 4:09 pm

          No problem Coran :)

      • Dime
        October 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

        Gordie, where and how you find co promoters?

    • Rowen Bartolomei
      May 26th, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      You could schedule posts with Buffer. I use it on my account @DigestQuora

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