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How Much is the Front Page of Reddit Worth?

by Gregory Curran on 12/28/17 11:34:00 am   Featured Blogs

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How Much is the Front Page of Reddit Worth?

I still haven’t written up a full post-mortem for Fictorum , partly due to the fact I’ve been struggling with what exactly to write. However, I figure with us hitting the front page of reddit and “Most Viral” on imgur the other day, I’d write about the effect it had on our sales.


I posted a simple Christmas Tree gif wishing everyone a happy holiday on imgur and r/gamephysics on the morning of December 23rd.

The post did surprisingly well. Here are some stats from the post:

Image views: ~1.2 million

Time spent on the front page: 4.5 hours

Highest rank: 12


The Steam Winter sale started on December 21st and netted us a few dozen sales on the first couple days.

How much did the front page post boost us?

Let’s look at some pretty graphs.

And to show December 23rd in closer detail:

And finally a comparison to release to put it into scale:

The tail on sales was significantly longer than I thought it would be after leaving the front page—Our sales over the next two days were about triple the amount of our best days during sales. We also received about 800 wishlist additions

So the post gave us our best month by far since our launch month, and while we will still be working our day jobs, I figured it’d be nice to put some actual numbers on a front page post.

To the big question, what’s our total revenue been over the past week? I’m happy to report it in meme format.

Not quite enough money to poop on my boss’ desk, but a nice Christmas bonus to us.

Thanks for reading!


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