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?

Submit Startup Website

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)



The Startup Pitch


Make Use Of



The Next Web



The Verge

All Top Startups



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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184 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Melissa Varela

    Hey! I would love to know if my fashion blog would be suitable for those sites and directories 🙂 www.mel-rose-place.com

    Thanks in advance!


  4. 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!

    • rohit

      such a great list is is really great helpful for my website http://www.ncrcities.com it is wonderful list for me!!!!!

  5. 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!

    Alicia / River City Chic

    • ReNika

      Alicia, can I ask you in what way or under what category do you post on reddit. I was looking at this site two days ago and was a little confused with it :/ Thank you. Nika

      • Alicia {River City Chic}

        Reddit has things called “subreddits” (basically the same thing as a subforum)

        I like to post outfit photos on the “Today I Wore” subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/todayiwore

        And you can post links to your blog when its appropriate on the “Fashion” subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/fashion/

        Hope this helps!

      • Plugged In

        Interesting. I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve been to reddit a couple times, I’ve even enjoyed some of the treads, but I’ve never really understood how to become involved, comment, link to my work. I’ll give it another shot and see. Thx.

    • Onianwah

      I have been to Reddit just once and never gone back (shame on me). Now I am definitely going back there to learn how it works.
      Thanks Alicia

      Lagos, Nigeria

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    • Mae

      Alicia! You are my favorite! Just now saw this but thanks for sharing 🙂

    • GeGe

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    • 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.


    • 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!


    • 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.

  8. CynthiaCM

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

  9. The Redhead

    Never thought of all that!I only used digg once but that’s it!Awesome links! Here to hoping I make their lists!


  10. Queenly Tan

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these! Wow! You really did listed them all, I only knew about the IFB and bloglovin. This will be a great help for me. 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. 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 🙁

  13. 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.

    Lagos, Nigeria

  14. 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!!

  15. Jillian

    This is a great list, I am going to try out some of the larger ones. I actually never realized that getting sites listing into databases would be useful for SEO.


  16. 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.
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  17. 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.


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

  19. 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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  21. Archaznable

    This is a good list by the way if you have a new site to promote a number of them are startup sites. Going to try them out.

  22. 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.


  23. 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.

  24. Style Stun

    Being a new fashion blog myself…I am having a hard time branching out from friends and family. This post is a great place for me to start. Thanks so much for the great ideas and hope for more in the near future.

  25. itzybellababy

    Wow- this is the best list I have seen compiled. I really appreciate the share!

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  27. Tee Mason

    This is great! I just started a blog, but it’s more like a journal than anything. i really just want to talk freely and have people give feedback without being judge mental. This websites were a great place to start.


  28. 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.


  29. Internet Marketing Consultant

    Really this list is very useful for promote your blog for traffic and i would like to share this information with my circle. Thank a lot for sharing.

  30. David

    I am thankful for list.

    May I ask, In how much time what amount of traffic is attracted to a Blog?


  31. Christian Jaaniorg Santistevan

    This is an amazing tool! Thanks so much for sharing this information. I’ll be posting on all of this wesites to try to increase my blogs traffic fast.
    Thank you!

  32. Sophia

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

  33. 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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    I have just started my blog / my business and I found this list more than usefull!!! Thanks a lot for post it!!!

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  35. 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.

  36. Sarah

    Thank you for this post! As a new blogger, I’m realizing how helpful and great other bloggers have been. I love the community 🙂

    Feeling optimistic,

  37. Nitendra Shukla

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  39. Jay

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. mohit kumar

    thnkx for the info… i really appreciate and i have submitted my blog too to these websites.!!!! 🙂

  43. Enyinnaya Emma Blog

    Great List
    Please how do I get started in promoting my blog with the above links???



  44. Elbi

    A good place to post my blog as a grad student for grad students? Need to know I’m not the only one going through this doctoral madness. I want to talk to other doc students out there and share experiences–when PRECIOUS time allows it. Thanks.

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  46. Dinesh Ramakrishnan

    This is seriously awesome. The list is so big and unique. Going to try every links to promote my blog. Thanks for helping other bloggers 🙂

  47. 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 🙁

  48. Wesley Yu

    What an exhaustive list! This would definitely help in promoting my new clip art website!!

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    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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  54. 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.

  55. Larry

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

  56. 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 :-/

  57. Bhanu Chander

    Hi, The article is superb. You put your views in an elaborated way. Keep up the great work. Also check my view about the same topic in my new blog post – Where to submit your blog/website for better SEO and traffic

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    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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  63. Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

    The list is very helpful to my career because i am new blogger. Thank you so much.

  64. single mum

    Yep – thanks for this useful list. Never heard of half of the sites though


    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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  67. Kamilla Ataide

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  73. 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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  76. money

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

  77. Women's World

    This is just awesome. We have been looking for something like this to get our blog to the masses.

  78. Sourav Malhotra

    Thanks alot. Really great tips, i really was looking for some tips to promote my blog. Can anyone suggest me some tips or advices to improve my blog www.bulkads.blogspot.com

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

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  82. John Abraham

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  83. Raivyn dK

    There are a ton of sites here that I didn’t know existed. Thank you for this!

  84. 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.

  85. Cate Adair

    Thank you for this great list, will surely find more interesting sites to promote our fashion web site http://www.fash365.com

  86. 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! 🙂

  87. Marie

    Thank you so much for doing this I am going to check out all of these. 🙂


  88. L.C

    Who knows a good place to help boost up my site’s visitors?


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  90. Riad

    Will definitely scour this list! We sell unique jewelry and accessories! Would love if anyone knows some good resources specifically for our niche.


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  93. Sara

    Another up and coming subreddit that you can submit your blog posts to is: http://www.reddit.com/r/clothingaddiction/ 😀 You can post outfits, hauls, anything!!! Direct links to your blog are allowed

  94. 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…

  95. Ryan

    How can i get more traffic for my blog post.. please help me.
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  96. Gaurav Kumar

    Thanks for sharing this. this is a huge list to submit and promote blog and I believe that i will take time to cover all these.

    keep doing good work


  97. Andrea

    Wonderful article, I am submitting my own website http://thainarak.net to most of the sources you suggest, I will let you know if it works eventually.


  98. jade

    great help thanks! – my new blog www.wazzuckguide.wordpress.com – interesting facts about daily life with a pinch of comedy!

  99. Jason B

    Thanks, lotsa useful info in this one.I will have to use these to my advantage, I appreciate it alot.

  100. 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

  101. 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!

  102. Ken

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  103. jiten

    awesome list, thank you so much. I will surely gonna use in my site’s seo.

  104. 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

  105. 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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  107. Runway Style Doll

    Great list, very helpful for bloggers that just started! Thank you! 🙂
    My personal favorites are Bloglovin and Blogorama, they are such an amazing way to promote your blog or business!!! 🙂

  108. 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

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. gyansetu

    and also share on social networking sites as much as possible. They brings a lot of traffic.