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