One lesser known feature of Reddit is the ability to display all submissions that a domain or site received on Reddit.
I mentioned this option two years ago for the first time and don't want to rehash everything I said in the previous article.
You may have stumbled upon it accidentally by clicking on the domain link next to submissions that lead to external sites as it will display the feed of that domain directly.
The feature is quite useful for a number of reasons. As a webmaster for instance, it is easy enough to check all the direct mentions of your site on Reddit.
Not only does it tell you something about the popularity of content, it does provide you with options to respond directly to these submissions on the site.
Reddit Domain Feeds
As a user, submissions can be useful as well. If you are interested in browser extensions for instance, you can check the most recent submissions of Firefox add-ons or Chrome extensions using the feature by loading https://www.reddit.com/domain/addons.mozilla.org or https://www.reddit.com/domain/chrome.google.com/.
Other options include listing all YouTube videos submitted to Reddit, new images on Imgur that users found or uploaded, an endless stream of funny gifs on https://www.reddit.com/domain/gfycat.com/, or any form of content using the domain syntax.
Reddit is a community focused site on the other hand and if you are a user on the site, you may have noticed that it does not offer options to subscribe to a domain submission listing directly.
While you cannot subscribe to domain feeds using a Reddit account directly, you may integrate these feeds using RSS instead.
The following RSS feed urls are provided for domain submissions on Reddit:
- Hot: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/.rss
- New: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/new/.rss
- Rising: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/rising/.rss
- Controversial: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/controversial/.rss
- Top: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/top/.rss
- Gilded: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/gilded/.rss
- Wiki: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/wiki/.rss
- Promoted: https://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com/promoted/.rss
Sidenote: You can append .rss to virtually any submission group on Reddit, not only domain submissions, to get a RSS Feed url right away that you can subscribe to in a feed reader of your choosing.
There are limitations to the method however. First, feeds are limited to 25 entries which may not be enough to grab all submissions for very popular domains such as YouTube or Imgur.
Second, and this weights more heavily, you cannot add directories to domain listings. While that may not matter on single-purpose sites, you may get lots of noise when you grab the feed of microsoft.com for example as virtually every submission is covered by the domain. If you are only interested in a specific blog for instance on a site, or a category of content, then you cannot use the feature for that.
Ultimately though, Reddit domain feeds are a very easy and straightforward option to subscribe to domain submissions on Reddit provided that you are using a feed reader.