If you need any more proof that reddit is not to be disregarded (and really, why would you), they're happy to provide you cold, hard stats. The coldest and hardest of stats - pageview stats.
Let's not beat around the bush. Reddit is freaking enormous. According to a tweet from the reddit alien, the site topped 3.4 billion pageviews in August. Yes, billion.
Those came from 42.9 million unique visitors who spent an average of 17 minutes and 29 seconds on the site per visit. And despite how you may feel, that's not a typo. It's not really 17 hours and 29 minutes per visit.
August stats for reddit: PageViews: 3.4 billion, Uniques: 42.9 million, Av. Time Spent per Visit: 17:29
Of course, August wasn't just another month on the reddit calendar. Something big happened - something really big. As you may recall, the reddit community convinced a sitting U.S. President to participate in an Ask Me Anything session.
Barack Obama's AMA helped pad the August stats, but it would be remiss to attribute reddit's massive month to one single post. Sure, the AMA was huge - 3 million pageviews on the first day, and over 5 million in the first three days. But that's only a few million drops in a giant pool.
Just how much has reddit grown in, oh let's say 8 months? A lot. Back in December of 2011, reddit had one hell of a month - 2 billion pageviews and 35 million uniques.