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A couple years ago, I wrote an article using massive data set of reddit posts to tackle one of the more popular questions about reddit: How do I get a highly-upvoted post on reddit? In light of the recent findings …

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A couple years ago, Eric Gilbert published a research article showing that more than half (~52%) of all popular links submitted to /r/pics go completely ignored the first time they’re posted. I found this phenomenon to be strange because those …

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A couple months ago, one redditor asked a simple question: “Is [reddit] karma experiencing inflation?” Of course, it’s silly to think about inflation applying to upvotes because you can’t buy anything with them. Nonetheless, it’s interesting to find out whether …

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One of the most commonly asked questions about reddit is, “What is the most popular reddit post of all time?” It’s easy enough to go to /r/all/top and see the posts with the highest score, but thanks to reddit’s vote …

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For the past week, I’ve been mapping out virality trends on various subreddits to better understand how posts go viral on reddit. It just so happens that the time period I sampled over covered the week that the reddit admins …

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For the past week, I’ve been mapping out virality trends on various subreddits to better understand how posts go viral on reddit. As a neat side effect, I discovered a method to detect rising and falling subreddits. Basically, a “rising” …

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For the past week, I’ve been mapping out virality trends on various subreddits to better understand how posts go viral on reddit. As a neat side effect, I discovered that several niche subreddits have their own interesting virality patterns. Below …

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Ever since I started studying reddit, I’ve always wondered why the most successful posts were consistently posted around 7-8 am EST. I’ve had several theories, but until today I wasn’t able to back any of them up with real data. …

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Have you ever wondered why most of the posts on Reddit’s front page are less than 12 hours old? Or why a post with a score of 4,000 is ranked below 3,000 score post? It all has to do with …

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Edit: This article has been updated to 2015. Please see the latest version of the article here. Today I’m going to tackle the question that’s on all Redditor’s minds: How do I get a highly-upvoted post on Reddit? I won’t …

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