Do you want more traffic, readers, comments, and social shares for your blog? Of course, you do. Well, in this post, I'll share with you 7 awesome sites you can use to promote your blog and content.
When it comes to blog marketing and content promotion, there are lots of places online to get yourself noticed. The most obvious places that are constantly talked about, of course. These include social media sites, social bookmarking sites, forums, etc.
Asides from those, there are plenty of other sites that you might not know about for promoting your blog. Let's dive straight into the shortlist below -
GrowthHackers is the original and one of the best places to promote your business and digital marketing related content.
The site has a massive community of bloggers and digital marketers, so you'll make some new connections in no time.
As with any site like this one, you have to avoid posting spammy content if you want to make it work and not be thrown off. The idea is to use sites like GrowthHacker to occasionally promote a great piece of content.
Usually, I save the very best of my blog posts for promoting on the GrowthHackers website.
When it comes to Q&A sites, Quora is one of the best. On the site itself, you can post your own questions related to your niche or cause. You can also be helpful and answer people's questions. This is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge, expertise, and authority in a specific niche.
Finding questions isn't so hard, but I'd' recommend looking for ones that don't have very many good answers but a lot of views. The more value you can provide through your answers, the better.
I also recommend you fill in the bio area and include an anchor link to your blog to help other users find you.
BizSugar is one of the oldest bookmarking sites around. The platform allows you to promote your business, marketing, and blogging related content for exposure, engagement, and traffic.
I started using BizSugar myself many years back, and I'm happy to see that the site has withstood the test of time. The platform is great for not only promoting your content but mingling with other like-minded bloggers and digital marketers. Making connections, and growing your blog readership is what it's all about, right?
Using the site is simple, you simply search for a topic related to your business, niche, or cause and find questions to answer. You can also browse the category list or search for something relevant.
If you can sieve through the mass of useless questions people post on the site, you may find one or two where you can add some real value.
Have you heard of Scoop.it?
If you haven't, then let me explain what it is.
Scoop.it is a content marketing tool for curating web content. You can create your own topics and collect relevant pieces of content from around the web to curate. You can also add a few of your own blog posts in the mix to promote with your community.
The result you get from this site will depend on how much time you spend curating content, the quality of the stuff you curate, and the size of your audience.
Also, you can suggest a link to be included in someone else's topic to help you drive more exposure to your content.
I used to get some great traffic from Scoop.it, back in the day, however, I've not been as active on the site recently.
Triberr has to be one of the best places to promote your blog and content. It's a powerful content marketing tool for not only promoting your own posts but more importantly, for growing a whole new community for your blog.
The site ideally targets bloggers and small businesses, so you're in good hands already. The idea is that you build a tribe around the promotion and curation of great content. Not just your own content either.
OK, now we're talking. YouTube is my favorite place for promoting my blog and content, and for very good reasons.
Here's an interesting statistic -
According to this HubSpot post, 54% of consumers want to see more videos in 2020.
85% of businesses use video as a marketing tool.Source
Where am I going with these stats?
Well, I'm sure you've worked out that you should be using video to promote your blog and content. And, there's no better place to do it than on YouTube.
Over the last few years, I've been ramping my video content creation. Most of my tutorial videos are extensions of my blog content. I've had decent success with it, especially for my web design business and blog over at FabrizioVanaMarciano.com, in fact.
You don't have to be an expert video marketer or creator to start. All you need is your smartphone and a YouTube channel.
So, there you have it. Hopefully, these 7 sites will keep you busy promoting your blog and content. Not only that, but you should use these platforms to help you find new readers and connect with influencers.
If you enjoyed this post, feel free to share it with your tribe on social media. I appreciate it. Oh, and if there's a site that I have not included here that you think deserves a mention, let me know in the comment section below.