Reddit rolls out performance metrics on the web for creators

Paawan Sunam
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Reddit has launched metrics to help creators and moderators understand how their content or content in a community has performed, to help them understand what kind of content works and resonates with their audience and communities.

With the launch of performance metrics on web OPs (original posters) and moderators on Reddit can garner insights and use them for content development.

Previously, Creator Stats were available for creators but due to scaling and performance issues, the feature was disabled For the past five months, Reddit opted 50% of desktop users and moderators into an experiment showing Creator Stats on eligible posts. Now the platform is bringing this feature back, after having worked to improve visibility into the posts made across the platform for creators and moderators.

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After a post has received 10 views, performance metrics will be available on the post details page for the original poster - or a moderator of the post’s community - and will expire after 45 days. This information will help moderators understand the type of content that can grow and develop their communities. Additionally, this can help users understand how well their post was received by the community.

These metrics will display:

  • Total post views
  • Upvote rate
  • Community karma earned
  • Total shares

Reddit mentions it received positive feedback on the initial test of Creator Stats, users found it helpful to be knowing how many people visit the post even if they don’t vote. Stats would be available to 90% of users on desktop and moderators on new Reddit.

The platform will continue working on Creator Stats and plan to bring this feature to mobile apps and posts on profiles in the future. Other statistics that can be included that could be relevant and useful to users across Reddit are also being explored.

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