Hadlee Simons / Android Authority
A viral post has revealed that many people are adding ‘Reddit’ to their search queries, and it turned out that several Android Authority members are doing the same thing.
So we wanted to get a better idea of just how popular this practice is. Is it a niche practice or are way more people doing it than one might think? We posted a poll earlier this week and here’s what you said.
Do you include ‘Reddit’ at the end of your search queries?
Our poll accrued over 2,400 votes, giving us a good sample size to work with. And it turns out that over half of all respondents say they “sometimes” add ‘Reddit’ to the end of a web search. Comments suggest that this is most often used for reviews and other opinions.
Meanwhile, the second-most popular option was “no, a simple Google search works for me,” with almost 28% of the vote. Taking third place with almost 14% of the vote was the “yes, always” camp. Finally, only 2.6% of polled readers say they append another website to their search queries.
Either way, this means that almost 70% of respondents add ‘Reddit’ to their web searches on occasion. So it’s definitely a significant number of people that do so.
Nox: Tons of useful info on Reddit even though you should take it with a grain of salt. I like that it has the upvote/downvote option so you can have at least some general pointers even though just because everyone thinks something is right does not make it right. It’s a good tool, when I want opinion from random people, it’s either YouTube or Reddit, on YT I often read comments.
Vincent Del Vecchio: If I’m looking for opinions or reviews on things I do, otherwise I usually don’t unless a search doesn’t result in useful results the first time around
Stanley Kubrick: Didn’t know I could? Phhhfff