Want to hit the top of the charts? Follow these guidelines:
1. Make Them Dig It!
Before you post any content, you first have to find a community that’ll dig it. Look at what’s being shared there. Does it look like your content? Does it feel like your content? If so, you’ve find fertile ground.
2. The Early Bird Catches the Worm!
Post your link between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. (EST) — links posted at this time do better than ones posted at any other time, because these links tend to be in prime position to be tackled by Americans as they wake up and go to work. (No pun intended for Tweets and reTweets … it’s too early for that.)
3. Sharing is Caring!
Want to help give your post a boost? Don’t be afraid to share it with your friends. It’s completely okay to see if they’d like to comment on it. While a few comments might not seem like much, they generate weight, which helps links move up the page. And maybe your friends will really like it, and learn a thing or two.