15 Places to Submit & Promote Your Start Up Blog

Looking to promote your start up blog? Want to get your name as a blogger out there?

Promote your start up Blog

A lot of people are unsure where to start when it comes to promoting their start up blogs and websites. Promoting your site's content on social media might feel like a natural first step, but what if you don't have a large following? We all know about SEO and the importance of link building, but putting this into practice often proves a lot more difficult than most novice bloggers realize. Trying to promote your start up blog or site can be harder than it seems.

We had to go through this marketing experience ourselves when we launched our blog, Man of Many. towards the end of 2012.

We searched out blog after blog, site after site to cover us. It it was a lot of effort. We initially focused on other fashion blogs or similar websites and web media outlets. But it proved difficult partnering in the early stages. We didn't have a large following at the time which, naturally, had us at a disadvantage.

We did find however that although we weren't your typical “start-up”, loads of entrepreneurial sites and directories were willing to cover us. At the very least, they allowed us to submit Man of Many's profile, which was critical to building sustainable traffic and promoting our blog.

We're always willing to help out other blogs in the IFB community – we know it can be tough, but hand in there! We thought we’d share the love and our list of (mostly free) sites. He's a round up of other blogs and directories to submit your blog for marketing, PR, link building and, most importantly, traffic!

Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed something out if there was a site that was critical to your success in building traffic or if you found this list helpful.

15 Places to Submit & Promote Your Start-Up Blog

Independent Fashion Bloggers and Links a La Mode (submit via our Facebook Page)

Bloglovin

New-Startups

The Startup Pitch

Mashable

Make Use Of

CrunchBase

ReadWrite

The Next Web

Techli

Digg

The Verge

All Top Startups

TechPluto

Nibletz

Looking for more ways to get traffic and promote your startup blog or website? Check out IFB's “SEO Essentials” ($19) HERE, if you're looking to learn more SEO-related tips, tricks and hacks!

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on September 13th, 2013 by Scott Purcell. It was updated by Laura Kell on September 25th, 2017 and was narrowed down from 95 sites to 15.

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238 Responses

  1. Ashley Robison

    Scott, this list is incredible! Even after years of blogging, I didn’t know you could submit to all of these, and most I didn’t even know existed.

    Thank you so much for sharing these resources!

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  2. Jeff Weisbein

    Hey, great list of sites. I just thought I’d throw one more into the mix. I run BestTechie.com and we’re always looking to cover / speak to startups.

    If you’re curious, here’s a little more information about BestTechie:

    BestTechie has been around since 2003, at its core the site is about sharing information and knowledge with people. Our mission is to simplify technology for everyone. BestTechie provides informative videos, product reviews, and articles on all aspects of technology and business. We’re building the place where people will come to learn more about anything related to technology. Whether that be how to properly configure your Facebook privacy settings, figuring out which smartphone to buy, finding the right software to accomplish a task, or reading the latest and most important tech news.

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  3. Juliet

    This is so helpful. I didn’t know that I could submit to these sites! But I guess blogging is a business. I’m carving out time this weekend to begin!

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  4. Alicia {River City Chic}

    Reddit brings in a crazy amount of hits. A follower posted a link to my outfit post once and it is now my most viewed post of all time. So now I try to put all my better outfit posts on Reddit, once every two weeks!

    xoxo,
    Alicia / River City Chic

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    • GeGe

      Hi cassie i have heard of stumpleupon been there but dont really understand how it works. any tips?

      Reply
  5. ReNika

    We have tried few things but we are still struggling to get more traffic. Our blog is relatively new (started in May 2013) so I guess it needs time, but this seems incredibly helpful. We will definitely have a look and try it out. Thank you a lot for sharing it!

    http://www.renika.cz/

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  6. Traveling Cats

    I hate to leave a negative comment, especially because I value the info on this blog, but I feel I need to warn readers before they lose their time. The writer of this post has definitely not used the resources he mentioned. Here are my problems with his list:
    (1) Most of the links are not valid anymore;
    (2) Most of the links that do work ask for (a lot of) money to include your link;
    (3) Several resources are link farms that might get your blog banned from the search engines;
    (4) Many links are for tech sites and applications; most of them don’t even allow a submission;
    (5) The ones that are valuable in this list, are the ones you have already heard of.

    Don’t waste your time like I just did. What works for my blog to get traffic is StumbleUpon, Pinterest, and interacting with other blogs.

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    • Scott

      Hi Travelling Cats,

      Thanks so much for the feedback and it is definitely not a negative comment. We are currently going through the list and cleaning it up in response to your comments. A few of them might have changed in the period since we went through the process ourselves and we were merely trying to share something that in particular worked for building traffic for our site.

      We value your opinion and understand that this list may not be for everyone here on IFB.

      Regards,
      Scott

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    • Scott

      Hi Travelling Cats,

      Just letting you know that we’ve updated the list and removed dead links. Just waiting on IFB to upload the new version.

      Thanks again for your feedback!

      Cheers,
      Scotty

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    • Asher Elran

      I checked a few from the list and not every one was the kind of place I would submit my blog to, but many were very decent. Plus you can not expect a list to be perfect. As with any list puled off the internet some sorting through should be expected.

      Reply
  7. CynthiaCM

    Good list, but are all of these appropriate for our blogs? Some are very tech-focused…

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  8. Sabina

    Thanks for the comprehensive list–I just joined Reddit after reading it.

    In the past I have noticed that posting externally (through other sites) hasn’t gotten me any boost in traffic but it certainly can’t hut to keep trying new ones. I’m glad to hear it helped you with your new site.

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  9. Catie

    It seems like a lot of the sites don’t cater to blogs and there are a handful of links that are broken. Overall, not very helpful 🙁

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  10. Karen

    This is a great resource! I’m still in the beginning stage and sometimes a bit overwhelmed, but I’m having so much fun learning.
    I decided to switch it up and have a contest this month. ($50 Zara giftcard). I’m hoping to do something fun each month to gain followers and any tips and hints are more than welcome (I’m working on getting better photos, which I know is the life’s blood of a blog.) Thank you for the list and thank you to anyone here who stops by my sight!!
    Cheers!!
    Karen
    http://[email protected]

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  11. Onianwah

    OMG, they are so many. But it takes a gazillion drops to form the ocean beginning from the first one, lol.
    So Barbara, time to roll up your sleeve and get to work I guess.
    Thanks for the list Scott.

    Barbara
    http://www.barbara1923.com
    Lagos, Nigeria

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  12. Uttam Kumar

    Backlinks are links to your site from other websites. For example, if you write an article and post it on your friends blog with link text leading back to your site, you have created an SEO backlink. Search engines, especially Google, use the number and quality of backlinks your site has in order to determine its rank.
    20,000 Forum Link Lists

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  13. Sophisticated Lace

    I hate to be critical of what is a really, really great idea, but submitting your site to 96 random directories sounds like a terrible idea from an SEO perspective. The latest Panda update has created greater penalties for sites who use link farms or irrelevant directories as link material, and this could get your blacklisted from Google, which will require lots of work to fix the consequences of a few stupid links. Also, I’m not sure that most fashion blogs qualify as start-ups: unless they’re planning on offering an actual product beyond discussion of fashion or daily outfit posts, or do something truly unique, I doubt owners of these sites will be interested in including their site. Also, simply spamming places like Reddit with your links will only get you blacklisted or banned.

    I’d say it’s more effective to build your presence in a few chosen communities, such as Reddit, Chictopia, Lookbook, IFC, etc., and work regularly on connecting with the community there before promoting your blog. Hard work, but at least it’ll pay off.

    http://www.sophisticatedlace.com

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  14. Sakhy

    Great site for those users who want to earn online easily. this is very trusted site so you earn and enjoy life . thanks

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  15. Asher Elran

    Nice list. It is good for building links, but for traffic blog commenting is a better option. You can even Google a list of do-follow blogs and get links and traffic at at the same time.

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  16. John Smith

    Great list, it is very helpful to find appropriate blog for different niche to get the right and good number of traffic. Thanks for this informative post.

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  17. phoject.com

    Wow! Thank you for these links. We are still a starting blog about awesome photography projects and will try some of those links 🙂 You might want to check out our blog though phoject.com.

    Thanks!

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  18. Amelia

    I do not recommend posting to reddit. They seem to be very intolerant and cruel to first time bloggers. I haven’t experienced any hate myself but I have read some horrible comments directed towards new bloggers.

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  19. Yourcanadalawyers

    This post was informative post so many good ideas, it’s really helpful. Thank you so much.
    whenever I see a new post of yours go up, I know I’m about to read something helpful and well-contructed.

    Reply
  20. Lobo Loco

    Great list!

    I just started blogging on my own site (www.loboloco.nl) and doing tons of research and this list helps a lot.

    Thanks!

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  21. Sophia

    This list is so helpful for my new blog.
    Thank you for useful and informative blog promotion list.

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  22. Sarah

    Loved the Reddit tip. In addition, I just discovered a few new super cute style bloggers to keep tabs on because of the What you Wore Today Forum.

    Thanks!! xx

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  23. Abayomi

    Lovely Post @Scott. That’s really brave of you but for we bloggers I tried some of them I feel few are not applicable to blogs. Try to update it to suit bloggers.
    Pls bloggers in d hood , this Is a fresh blog » The planet where readers get to see articles and unique reviews about happenings in the world of entertainment. http://www.thescreechersworld.blogspot.com

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  24. Nitendra Shukla

    Hi, it seems that you have given such information which is precious to us in many ways, you have not only made my day but for my site to, its a lucky site for me. Thanks for this valuable information.

    Reply
  25. Jay

    After latest update from Google, link building still working such as articles submission and directories ?

    Reply
  26. Paul Jellicoe

    Post likes this are amazing, always appreciate those who take time to list resources. I think also trial and error plays a big part, what works for one doesn’t always work for another so Google Analytics is ideals for keeping track of where the most popular traffic is coming from.

    Reply
  27. Gaurav

    Thanks for such a great resource. We have started a blog about ( Tips, advice, discussions and insights on web development using .NET Framework and open source technologies.) on our website and were looking for tips to promote it online. Your list was very helpful.

    Reply
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  29. SaiSkinCare

    I was not aware such long list exist 😛
    I hope to get results after using them. I am still struggling in getting traffic for my blog 🙁

    Reply
  30. Quickawake

    Informative post , it is helpful to find appropriate blog for according to their niche to get the right and good number of traffic thanks !

    Reply
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  32. Rocky Singh

    “Keep up the good work , I read few blog posts on this site and I think that your blog is really interesting and has got loads of useful information.

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  33. Wisata Pulau Tidung

    Thanks for the share. This will assist business person or marketer to level up or perk up their PR. So I have to concur that if you make use of them for your blog, you will be benefited a lot. That is actually obvious. Good list of blog directories! I will check it out later.

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  34. anja

    hey, nice post you got here. I tried to give comments to some of the personal blogs I had found, and it works. They gave back comments to me and one of them follow my blog. In that way, I get to know other blog writers. Its fun. I couldnt wait to write more post in my blog. I am new in blogging anyway.
    please visit my blog and give me feedback. I would love to.
    anjadreamlicious.blogspot.com

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  35. Terence

    Check out my blog. It’s really nothing to brag because it’s just personal interests i.e. Transformers, my faith in Christianity, places I’ve been to plus foods, and some minor reviews. Laters folks and thank you.

    retroandmodernstuff.blogspot.com

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  36. Larry

    Larryjournalblog.com is not for the faint of heart, but if you love to laugh, it is worth checking out!! Cheers

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  37. Nikky

    I haven’t had any luck with Technorati in the past. Can anyone guide on how to promote a Fashion blog on Technorati site :-/

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  38. soumya

    Ya this list is really nice.It works great for my site.I specially tried all the above and all of them are working very nice.Thanks for this information

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  39. Sean

    Crokes Social media for bloggers to connect with each other and promote your stuff.I think this is also should be included.It’s a newly started social media service that allows you to promote your blog in front of public.
    http://crokes.com

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  40. ASHIT MAHATO

    It’s really fantastic list. It’s a way to success it will be really helpful for me as i am new and i was having really hard time promoting my new blog

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  41. thebasketful

    Thank you so much for this article! I’ve just started blogging (about life, food, fashion, healthy tips and the things I love more in general) and I still don’t get how some blogs have so many readers and followers… but thanks to your tips I hope I’ll be able to increase the traffic ^_^ whoop whoop!

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  42. money

    Thanks for the info ..can you please suggest me the best time to promote our post on these places ..?

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  43. Kim

    Great pointers!

    As a fashion blogger with finally a somewhat decent following (come on, 5000 unique visitors a day isn’t bad for a beginner!), I’d have to recommend:

    – Becoming more active in the Liebster Award community, nominating other blogs, etc. Sometimes the favor is returned.

    – Posting to sites like Makeoverly (content submitted by bloggers) and Medium (content website covering every topic you could think of), as you can promote your blog in the author bio.

    – Utilizing social media. This should go without saying, though 🙂

    – Creating a “Contact” button on your blog. Make it easy for other bloggers or even brands who may want to work with you to contact you.

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  44. Vana

    Is it a good idea to submit to all those site at one time, is there a good way or best way this should be done.

    Reply
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  46. John Abraham

    Congratulations on having 1 of the most sophisticated blogs I’ve come throughout in some time! Its just incredible how much you can take away from something simply because of how visually beautiful it’s! You’ve put with each other a great blog space –great graphics, videos, layout. This is absolutely a must-see weblog!
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  47. Jeff Micheal

    Thank you for the big list.

    Indeed many people would have been searching for the same like me and would have been benefited from this post.

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  48. Marlies

    Thank you for this list! I’ll definitely check it out. I’m a little blogger from Belgium and I’m trying to step up my game. Which ofcourse isn’t easy combined with work and other stuff going on. I always find a lot of tips and tricks here, so just wanted to let you guys know that I’m very thankful for that! 🙂

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  49. nandini

    hey! i am nandini and i am 13. i love writing. it’s my love! through writing i feel free to do anything. i have started this blog of mine which is creationsbynandini.blogspot.com and i want you all to come , visit my blog and hel me out. thanks!

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  50. Sneha Singhvi

    Great list indeed! This list will help me promote my e-commerce website a lot. Thanks for sharing the most valuable information, stay with all of us…

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  51. Sharon W

    Thanks so much for this.I been looking online on different sites to find out what to use to promote my website.This just made it way easier and I have gathered a nice list so I can get started tomorrow.Thank you http://goo.gl/7L3mer

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  52. Jav

    I didn’t even know about more than half of these but I did find some of them to be a little harder to understand than others.Reddit for example, I created an account but don’t know how to post a link to my site on it or even etsy, which is one someone in the comments mentioned.Other than that, this was a cool list and thanks man!

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  53. Geoff B

    Wow, this is a great article. I was starting to get discouraged on how to promote my site and get traffic to it but this article helped motivate me alot. Thank you so much and you can see my site here http://goo.gl/9CXXHq

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  54. Erich

    Nice! I been slacking on making a good list like this for my own blog but you already had it done so I guess instead of writing my own I’ll just refer to yours to help me and others out. Thanks! http://goo.gl/PMz3Ub

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  55. Sourav Pathak

    killer post.many of them are already well known but others site are goods.thanks for awaysome post..i am also a new blogger.can anyone advise on my new blog design please.i am bit confused.here is my blog.-http://www.hubnol.com

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  56. Boyan Minchev

    Some of the blogs on this list are great to publish your blog articles for more traffic. I already srart to publish some of my articles and to be honest I received some quality traffic already. Thank you for sharing this with other bloggers.

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  57. Rebecca

    I am a start up business for pet products, and I just wanted to say thank you for this list! Just like you say, it is very hard in the beginning to get your site out there, but i came across your list and am now excited to get started! Thank you so much for not forgetting where you came from.

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  58. Maria

    Good source of info here, but I advice you guys to focus on social media. Build a strong list of followers on twitter, instagram, facebook,pinterest and kepp posting interesting stuff and people will find you. Good luck everyone with your blogging business.

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