- Dec 31, 2016
Besides the direct traffic, is it correct to assume that the link turns from nofollow to dofollow, when the post gains a certain number of upvotes?
Absolutely true.I have never bothered to find out what the reason is though. I suspect its either on a sub by sub basis or account age.
All of the gurus say these links don't count for anything but I have ranked sites on Reddit, wiki and forum links alone. May as well grab a few!
Yes though like Quora if you have a network of users it's easy to "launch" a post.Reddit is as good a ranking factor as you'd get from "social media", so I can understand why Google would use it. Reddit has some pretty sophisticated anti-spam features, so any post that gets a lot of upvotes is usually going to be legit.
Sure, but in my experience, Redditors are quite savvy at spotting spam, so there's some organic pushback against it. Though there's A LOT of manipulation going on in political discussions, but that is big scale operations I'm guessing.Yes though like Quora if you have a network of users it's easy to "launch" a post.
There seems to be some sort of "organic upvote" effect that takes place on both platforms after they get that initial traction.