Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Posts of 2013, Stats, and Snoo Year's Resolutions

Top post on /r/PhotoshopBattles from TacoTheCat
2013 has come to a close and it's been another amazing year for the vast network of communities that is reddit.

2013 Overall reddit Stats (approximate)
  • 56 billion pageviews 
  • 731 million Unique Visitors
  • An Average Visit Duration of 15 min 55 sec
  • 40,855,032 posts 
  • 3,676,091,578 comment votes
  • 3,037,413,635 link votes
  • 6.7 billion total votes 
Top Ten Countries by Unique Visitors (monthly)
1. United States 48,533,932
2. Canada 7,415,650
3. United Kingdom 6,164,527
4. Australia 2,847,846
5. Germany 2,143,252
6. Japan 1,015,365
7. Sweden 988,575
8. Netherlands 940,352
9. France 892,128
10. Brazil 811,757

Top Ten Countries by percentage of Unique Visitors/population*
1. Canada 21.26%
2. United States 15.46%
3. Australia 12.56%
4. Sweden 10.38%
5. Ireland  10.31%
6. Norway 10.23%
7. Singapore 10.04%
8. United Kingdom 9.749%
9. Finland 9.458%
10. Denmark 8.866%

Top Ten Countries by Average Visit Duration
1. Luxembourg 0:32:30
2. Niger 0:25:06
3. Slovenia 0:20:22
4. Hungary 0:20:19
5. Jordan 0:18:16
6. Canada 0:18:11
7. Mauritius 0:17:35
8. Indonesia 0:17:34
9. Switzerland 0:17:06
10. Belgium 0:16:55

Top Ten Posts of 2013 (By total pageviews):
1. What gif reduces you to hysterical laughter every time (/r/AskReddit) - 3,609,689 pageviews
2. Live Update of Boston Bombing Situation (Thread 1) (/r/News) - 3,170,616 pageviews
3. What is one picture that will never fail to make you laugh (/r/AskReddit) - 3,111,371 pageviews
4. I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation AMA (/r/IAmA) - 3,008,180 pageviews
5. People of Reddit with "Ugly Duckling Syndrome:" What are your best before and after puberty photos (/r/AskReddit) - 2,854,047 pageviews
6. What photo leaves you speechless (/r/AskReddit) - 2,664,021 pageviews
7. IAmArnold... Ask me anything (/r/IAmA) - 2,659,018 pageviews
8. Live Update of Boston Bombing Situation (Thread 7) (/r/News) - 2,604,556 pageviews
9. Live Update of Boston Bombing Situation (Thread 4) (/r/News) - 2,580,359 pageviews
10. Live Update of Boston Bombing Situation (Thread 5) (/r/News) - 2,551,753 page views

Best of 2013 Awards
Here are some highlights from subreddit End of Year awards. You can see more at /r/BestOf2013

Best of /r/Books
Best of /r/DataIsBeautiful
Best of /r/ChangeMyView
Best of /r/DIY
Best of /r/Baseball/r/Baseball 's End of Year Player Awards
Best of /r/WoahDude
Best of /r/3FrameMovies
Best of /r/Sushi
Best of /r/Trucks
Best of /r/BadHistory
Best of /r/DailyDouble
Best of /r/RollerBlading
Best of /r/LeagueOfLegends
Best of /r/MECoOp (Mass Effect Co-Op)
Best of /r/MMA
Best of Weldit (/r/welding)
Best of /r/StonerPhilosophy
Best of /r/ShowerThoughts
Best of /r/ListenToThis
Best of /r/MetalCore
Best of /r/ElectronicMusic
Best of /r/HipHopHeads
Best of /r/PostHardcore
Best of /r/FutureSynth
Best of /r/Murica
Best of /r/MaleFashionAdvice
Best of /r/FemaleFashionAdvice
Best of /r/AskScience
Best of /r/Fantasy
Best of /r/NoContext
Best of Sweddit (/r/Sweden)
Best of /r/TipOfMyTongue
Best of Beardit (/r/Beards)
Best of /r/FFXIV
/r/AskReddit's thread on the top 5 things that happened on reddit in 2013

Thanks to everyone for an incredible 2013! We hope everyone has a Happy and Upvote-Worthy New Year. To help get 2014 off to a good start, Snoo wants to help with your New Year's Resolutions.

soldier returning home from AskReddit thread on photos that leave you speechless
What’s your 2014 Snoo Year's Resolution?
Each year, reddit goes a little bit further in helping, inspiring, and motivating each other to reach new personal goals. Whether it’s improving your social skills, living a healthier life, or completing daily challenges, we are constantly amazed by the support redditors give each other every day.

Snoo would like to take this one step beyond and challenge everyone to make a "Snoo Year's Resolution" for 2014. Is there a hobby you’ve been wanting to start? A personal goal, or project you’ve been putting off? Snoo will help you achieve it by holding you accountable with supportive messages and updates.

Create a resolution and cosmically swear it before Snoo by submitting it to /r/resolutions. If your resolution is deemed worthy, Snoo will help you accomplish your goal by sending periodic messages of encouragement and tough love.

*World Bank & US Census Bureau via Google Public Data Browser

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays From All of us at reddit

Cheers & Happy Holidays, all you filthy animals! Whether you are celebrating with loved ones, curled up by the fire with friends, or singing the 12 days of solstice, we wish all of you a very joyous midwinter celebration. If you are bored and doing some quiet redditing, here are a few stocking stuffers:

Peace on Earth & The Twelve Dimensional Multiverse!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Promote your crowdfunded project on reddit — for free!

Seasons greetings, reddit!

In the past, we’ve enjoyed donating free adspace to some deserving groups groups of people, who would benefit from some promotion on reddit, such as small businesses and Nonprofits. We do it to show our appreciation for their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, and to recognize the amazing services and products they offer.

After a short hiatus from our past ad donation campaigns, we're once again opening up our self-serve advertising platform to another group who deserve our recognition and support — crowdfunding projects!

We'd like your help. If you or someone you know has a crowdsourced fundraising campaign (ie. Kickstarter, Crowdtilt, Adopt-A-Classroom, etc) that they'd like to advertise to the world's best internet community, please send them our way.

To claim your free ad:

  1. Create an ad using your reddit account:
    • You can choose "link" or "text". These work like organic reddit posts — a link ad will link externally to your projects URL.
    • A text post will link to the comment section with your text sticked in a box at the top. The text box provides space for describing your project or including other information with your link. Fill out the two boxes, then click "next".
    • When you've done the above, and clicked "next", you will arrive at your dashboard.
    • Stop here! Don't set dates or pay.
  2. Email us the link to your dashboard with the subject line: "Free Ad!"
  3. Lastly — and VERY IMPORTANTLY — in the email, give us a time frame when your project will run, so we can make sure your ad is live while people are still able to donate.

We’ll review the emails and give 100,000 impressions each to the first 250 folks with deserving crowdsourcing projects.

We have reached our goal! Thank you for all who participated!

These ads will appear on the front page of reddit throughout the month of December. Even if you don’t have a project to advertise, keep an eye out for any projects you may be interested in helping!

In the meantime, we’d love to plug some projects that are near and dear to reddit’s heart:

  • redditdonate.com
    Chosen and embedded by subreddits, the donate button allows reddit communities to raise awareness and channel donations directly to like-minded 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
  • reddit’s own crowdtilt
    a redditor fundraising heaven, where Crowdtilt and reddit staff have teamed up to build one group funding platform for everything from a $100 meetup to a $100k fundraiser–and anything in between. Check them out for your next fundraiser!
  • And don't forget to check out /r/crowdfunding and /r/crowdfundingprojects!