Thousands of new submissions are made to Reddit every single day. A good chunk of these submissions are self-posts (meaning text only) but the majority of them are sourced with a link. News sites are one of the most commonly aggregated destinations.
If you use Reddit on a regular basis, you’ve no doubt come across interesting links that you wanted to revisit at a later time but couldn’t find the exact same thread, even after searching Reddit. You remembered the site but your searches didn’t turn up anything.
Or maybe you just want to see all Reddit submissions that point to a certain site, such as CNN, IGN, NatGeo, or another site like 4chan. If you have a site of your own, this is a great way to see if any of your content was submitted to Reddit!
There are two ways to search Reddit by domain.
Type the following directly into your web browser’s URL address bar:
For example, if you want to browse Reddit by Gfycat posts only, then you can type
http://www.reddit.com/domain/gfycat.com and your wish will be served. This method will let you browse Reddit as normal, able to sort by New, Rising, Top, etc.
Use Reddit’s built-in search feature and tack the following modifier onto the end of your query:
It’s very similar to Google’s own search modifiers. If you want to find all threads pointing to ESPN, for example, then you can just tack on
site:espn.com to the end of your search query.
This method is niftier because you can search within a given subreddit (the other method searches all of Reddit) and you can further filter your results with other search modifiers.
Search filtering is one of many examples that prove Reddit can be used productively. As long as you’re careful, you can prevent Reddit from becoming a time-suck for you.
Know of any other cool Reddit tips or tricks? Share them with us in the comments below!