What is Reddit karma, and how to up?

Reddit karma in actual is score a person gets when he posts something or do comments. It is shown on the profile of the person. When people hover over your username on desktop, your comment karma and post karma will appear separately. Karma of some people also runs into millions. It is a way used by Reddit to show the best content for people.

How does it work?

You cannot buy Reddit karma even on Redditpremium or by Reddit coins. You get score when people upvote your posts or comments, and you lose karma when you are downvoted by the people.

If a post or a comment receives enough downvotes, it disappears from the thread. In some cases, a cross symbol like this (†) appears next to karma count, which means that your post is controversial and has equal downvotes and upvotes. Initially, it will feel like you are receiving a point on every upvote, but after getting thousands, the math becomes mysterious.

The right time to upvote or downvote a post

The rule is simple; you should upvote posts that you like, and it could be a funny post or a post that leads to discovering some amazing stories about people. When you upvote a post, it helps others to see it. If you are an active voter, you can make Reddit experience better for others. There are not as such criteria for good and bad posts, but those having low effort content or same old jokes are not praised by the people. So these posts are downvoted. If you find bad posts give them downvote, it will prove help full in bringing forward good content.


Benefits of good Reddit karma

Obviously, it is a good feeling to have a good Reddit karma score, but what benefit you get from it? Let’s have a look:

  • When you are new to Reddit, you have to wait for posting again. But once you have earned enough points, this limit is removed.
  • It is difficult to earn Reddit trust, but once you earn a high score in Reddit, you have more credibility for everything you say.
  • When you have good Reddit karma, rules will be flexible for you. For example, the chances of getting you banned for promoting yourself are little.

Using Reddit karma outside of Reddit is impossible. But people earn these points and then sell their accounts to others. Moreover, they also use these accounts for the promotion of different brands.


Reddit karma can be earned by posting creative content. I would suggest you post original content as it will bring more upvotes. You cannot use this score or cannot earn anything, but it will bring several rewards. You can say that karma comes hand in hand with Reddit awards. Earning Reddit karma is one thing, and maintaining it is another thing, do not post any controversial content as it will decrease your score. So earn Reddit karma, get rewards, and increase your credibility.