Look up all Reddit submissions of a domain

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 29, 2014
Updated • Dec 29, 2014

I monitor several groups on Reddit that are of interest to me personally. What I like about Reddit is that you get tips and links posted by thousands of users who share interests with you.

As a webmaster, Reddit is also important when a page on your website or your main domain name gets submitted to the site.

Not only do you get a quality reference to your site, you may also get additional comments and remarks about it that may help you improve the article or make you step in to reply to a comment on the site.

I stumbled upon an interesting feature on Reddit recently that I did not know about until now: the ability to look up all submissions of a domain on the site.

There are two options available to display these pages on Reddit:

  1. Load http://www.reddit.com/domain/example.com directly in your browser of choice. Make sure you replace example.com with the domain name you are interested in.
  2. Use the site:example.com search parameter

Note that the results pages differ somewhat. The first displays the domain's results like any other group that you open on the site. This includes the usual hot, new, rising and related tabs at the top.

reddit domain results

You can use the site:parameter either directly by entering it in a search form on Reddit or by loading the address http://www.reddit.com/search?q=site%3Aexample.com directly.

The site parameter on the other hand displays a different layout. It starts with the groups pages of the site have been posted in and displays the results as regular search results.

You can still change the sorting, for instance by displaying newest results first or hot results.

One benefit of using search is that you can use additional search parameters, for instance to display all posts made to a group on Reddit or by excluding posts that you have made.

reddit site search

The information can be useful for webmasters, authors and site owners as it can provide feedback on content posted to a domain.

It can also be used to find out if a page has been submitted already to Reddit so that you can avoid posting it a second time to the site.

Look up all Reddit submissions of a domain
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  1. Maelish said on December 30, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Hey, this is kinda useful. Nice post!

  2. Paul(us) said on December 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Thanks for the article this because reddit.com still leaves me with many (what should be easy) questions that I can not find in there FAQ section or there search part of there wiki pages.

    And because this a searching methods article I am hoping that I can ask you If you know how to sort the answers (links from: all time) on chronological order?
    Do you know a (hopefully easy) way how to do that?

  3. Korven said on December 29, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    You can also click on the “(website.com)” after the title of a post when browsing reddit.

    Also, to check if some url have been submitted to reddit you can prefix it with reddit.com/

  4. Karl Gephart said on December 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I know your posts appear almost regularly on the Firefox subreddit, Martin, so you have a lot of fans besides me! :)

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Well there are not many sites out there that write about new Firefox stuff (except updates).

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