Doing a Reddit user search is easy, but there is more than one way to find someone on Reddit as well as their comments, submissions and extra information.
Looking for the best way to search Reddit users ? Keep reading.
1. How to find someone on Reddit through the URL bar
First of all, in case you know the username, the easiest way to open one’s profile is by directly opening it through the browser URL bar:
For example, if you know the username you are searching Reddit for is karusu88, this will open that profile
If you don’t have an exact username, keep reading.
2. Searching Reddit users through Reddit’s search box
No surprise here, but the simpler method if you don’t know someone’s username is to search reddit users through their own search box.
The search above without any extra parameters will render
We get a list of the user’s latest submissions.
2.1 Reddit Search Modifiers
As a side note, you can also use the following modifier tags as part of your search query
subreddit:subreddit - find submissions in "subreddit" author:username - find submissions by "username" site:example.com - find submissions from "example.com" url:text - search for "text" in url self:yes (or self:no) - include (or exclude) self posts nsfw:yes (or nsfw:no) - include (or exclude) results marked as NSFW
For more information on this, check the Reddit Wiki Search page.
3. Search Reddit with Google
Another way to search for link submissions and comments is, of course, through Google and the site operator. For example, the following query
will return the user’s profile and all the pages indexed by google with his username on them
4. Using third-party tools to search Reddit users
As you can see, searching out a user is quite easy if you know their username. And once you access their profile page, you can see all their submissions and comments as well. However, if you are looking for a more elaborate methods on how to find someone on Reddit, there are a few services that are made with this exact idea – searching for users and easily seeing their submissions, both links and comments, and few extra bits of information.
4.1 Reddit Username Search with Redective
Redective.com is a nifty tool that allows you to gather a lot of information for a Reddit user with just a few clicks, including:
- Profile information
- Total submissions per subreddit
- Word frequency
- Hours Active
- Overview of submissions
So how to search Reddit users with Redective ? Just input the username, click Search and wait for all that awesome information.
This tool is actually quite powerful, and if you’re really into researching Reddit users – it’s probably a must-have.
4.2 Reddit Comment Search
RedditCommentSearch.com is a tool specifically created for easily searching through one’s comments on Reddit. You can enter both a username and a query string for more precise results.
which will render an easy to understand list of comments submitted by the user