Reddit posts stay on the website forever. However, after 6 months a user will be unable to comment or vote on the post. Although there are many goals associated with posting to Reddit, an advertisers goal is to make it to the Frontpage. The frontpage of Reddit is the most viewed content on the page. It is the most upvoted and commented on post of the hour, day, month, year, or all time. To make it to the front page, a post would need around 4,000 upvotes in a time window of less than 6 hours. The window of success is small, especially because Reddit has an algorithm that moves content down the page to refresh for new content, no matter how many upvotes it receives.
Tips and Trick of Reddit
- Posting at 9AM PST is the best time for gaining upvotes
- It usually takes 2 hours to get to the front page and 4 hours to get pushed out
- Average time on the frontpage for images: 3.5 hours
- Average time on the frontpage for text posts: 4.45 hours