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Top communities leaderboard

Uncover the Reddit communities that post and comment about any brand, topic, or industry, then explore the conversations that drive the most engagement.

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NewsWhip Spike is the only real-time media monitoring platform that comms teams use to predict the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.

There are over 100,000 Reddit communities producing quality content, in-depth conversations, and breaking news — you need a way to find the ones that matter the most to you.

Hidden communities

Uncover the new and the small but influential subreddits that are engaged with any brand, topic, or industry.

Engaged communities

By highlighting the most engaged and content-rich communities, you get speed to insight on what’s happening on Reddit.

Diverse communities

Discover the many points of view, and the new subreddits where products and brands are becoming relevant.

Use Top communities leaderboard to…


Find the communities that care about any brand, topics, or industry

Powerful search helps you find the subreddits you never knew mattered to you. Leaderboard rankings show which ones matter most.

Find a starting point

Top Communities Leaderboard quickly gives you the most relevant subreddit to start exploring.

Rank by popularity

Sort subreddits by vote count, audience size, or post count to find the popular communities with influence.


Explore popular and relevant content from multiple communities

Expanded views show the posts from each subreddit and the level of engagement each post receives during any time frame.

Find popular posts

Browse through the posts within each subreddit that mention your brand, topic, or industry.

Compare audience size

Audience size at a glance quickly highlights a subreddit’s importance and influence.

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Understand multiple points of view from diverse communities

Dive deep into the conversations on every post, find the standout comments that represent the varying points of view, and contextualize their popularity within the bigger picture.

Find the narratives

Top Communities Leaderboard allows you to isolate relevant posts to understand what is being said.

Explore the comments

Surface the comments that mention your keywords, or view the full comment thread for context.

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How can I get more information on Top Communities Leaderboard?

If you are new to NewsWhip, then you can request a demo by clicking here.

If you are an existing NewsWhip client, your Customer Success Manager can get you started with Top Communities Leaderboard. Click here to email your Customer Success Manager.

When will Top Communities Leaderboard be available?

Top Communities Leaderboard is now available in NewsWhip!

What do the bar graphs mean on Top Communities Leaderboard?

The three colored bars on the Top Communities Leaderboard in your dashboard represent three key metrics by which we assess subreddits.

Green = Number of relevant posts in that subreddit
Pink = Average level of engagement per post
Blue = Total level of engagement with all relevant subreddit posts

Plus, the number on the left column is the number of redditors who are members of that community and follow its content.

How are subreddits ranked on Top Communities Leaderboard?

By default, your Top Communities Leaderboard is sorted by total votes on relevant posts.

You can find further sorting options by using the expanded view. Enter the expanded view by clicking the double arrows icon on the top right. From the expanded view, you can sort by audience size, average interactions, and total interactions by clicking on the column headers.

Can I view all relevant posts from a subreddit on the leaderboard?

You can view all posts on each subreddit by clicking on “View Posts”. This will show the title of each post, ranked by vote count on the post.

Can I compare each subreddit?

You can compare each subreddit by entering the expanded view. Here you can see the top performing subreddit, and each relevant subreddit appears beneath. Each bar represents that subreddit’s performance relative to the most influential subreddit that is top of the leaderboard.

Can I exclude a subreddit from my leaderboard?

In your dashboard view, each subreddit card has a three dot menu. Hover your mouse to show the three dot menu, and click on it. This will give you the option to exclude either the subreddit from your search. This can be useful to clear out any noise or unwanted subreddit that you do not want to see posts from.

Understand what truly matters


Bring public interest and media interest together to fully understand the size of any story, or trend.


Uncover the highly engaged authors, websites, and communities that can deliver your message where it’s heard.

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