So you just published a new post to your blog and wait for the traffic to flood in..and wait…and wait. The sad news is that in 2020 if you don’t have an already established blog with authority you will not see many visitors to your blog unless you get backlinks to your content.
I know it sounds strange but think of a book writer that needs to pitch editors and publishing houses till he get his 1st book published and hist first fans. You need to spend at least the same time you spent on writing, to promote your content.
Below are 41 places where you should add your blog post to grab a back-link and of course, readers.
1. Social Media Networks
Social Media Networks like Facebook, Twitter and others are great sources of traffic and back-links.
You can have your content seen by hundreds or even thousands with a little effort. All you have to do is to share the article, add the relevant tags and mention the persons you talk about in your article, if any.
1.1 Your Facebook Page
If you have a Facebook page for your blog you should add your just published post there as well and make it known to your audience.
With all the recent changes in Facebook algorithms, the reach of your post will not be great as it will most probably go to only 3-5% of your followers. However, if it is a great post you should pay to boost it and make it available to all your audience.
We have written a Facebook page marketing guide you should check if you want to do Facebook marketing like a PRO.
If you have Jetpack from WordPress you will be able to send automatically your post to your Facebook page. Don’t forget to re-post it 2 or 3 times per month to rich a higher audience. Social Network Auto Poster (SNAP) WordPress plugin does this automatically for you.
We have it here on monetize.info for 3 years and works like a charm.
1.2 Your Facebook profile
Another good place on Facebook where you should add your newest blog post is your public profile. Facebook profiles tend to get a better reach rather than posts in Pages and also you may have another audience there so don’t forget to add your post to Facebook public profile as well.
Also, you will get a link from Facebook if your post is set to be seen by the public.
1.3 Targeted Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups are a good way to get backlinks and most important, traffic to your posts. However, there are some conditions you should follow. First one is to join only targeted groups otherwise your post will be deleted by an admin and the second one is not to spam.
Not only that your post will be deleted but you may trigger some Facebook anti-spam filters that will drastically reduce the exposure your current and future post.
The key here is to promote it moderately and use different headlines, descriptions, and links. To tweak your links you may add http and https versions or add different parameters to the end of the link like ?cameFrom=Facebook, ?view=socialmedia etc.
Tools like MissingLettr or KingPoster can do this for you automatically.
Btw, It may be a good idea to create a Facebook group to amplify your content.
1.4 Twitter profile
Twitter is another good source of traffic, again, if used right. You should add your post here as well and don’t forget to mention using @ everyone that you talked about in the post and have a twitter account. This will improve your exposure because the people you mentioned will retweet your post to their audiences.
1.5 Linkedin profile
Linkedin is not only your social media site to hire or get hired. It may help you promote your articles and blog posts as well. Don’t forget to tag all the persons or brands that you mentioned in the article and have a Linkedin account.
1.6 Linkedin Groups
Just like on Facebook, Linkedin have different groups where you can promote your newest blog post. The main difference is that there is a tight limit of groups you can join – 100 in comparison with Facebook, where the limit is set at 6000.
Here are several digital marketing LinkedIn groups I recommend you to join: Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing – SocialMedia, Search, Mobile and more, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Pros, Digital Marketing Professionals.
1.7 Instagram profile
Instagram is famous for sharing pictures with your social media friends so if you’re into niches like Fashion, Interior design, Travelling or Cooking you should get an account and build your followers base ASAP.
However, you still can use it is not so picture popular niches like Finances or Digital Marketing. Popular magazines are already doing it and they have a nice followers base.
1.8 Pinterest Pin
With 200 million monthly users, Pinterest may not be a social media behemoth like Facebook, but it’s an important social platform with deep penetration in valuable demographics. Half of all U.S. millennials use Pinterest, for instance.
A Pin is simply any image or video that someone chooses to save to Pinterest. For businesses, more important than the image itself is the link: Every pin links back to the original source, so Pinterest can be a great source of referral traffic.
Rich Pins are enhanced Pins that use metadata pulled from your site to provide extra information about what Pinners will find when they click on a Pin. Rich Pins for articles include a headline, the name of the author, the date the article was published, and a story description. They also specifically indicate that the link points to an article, and include a call-to-action button that says “Read it.”
1.9 XING Post
XING is a European career-oriented social networking site for enabling a small-world network for professionals. Posting to XING profile and groups is a great opportunity to share news related to a specific field of business and to reach and engage with target groups.
2. Content Networks
There are two main ways you can use the following content networks to gain views and backlinks to your content. You may syndicate the content just as it is or create a new, different content. It will take you longer to create new content but the benefits are worth it.
2.1 Republish on Medium.com
Medium allows you to republish your existing blog posts. If you use their import feature, they even add a rel=canonical link. You can also use this platform as a way to increase traffic to the full blog posts on your site.
You may post snippets of full blog posts on Medium, and then direct users to the full article on their website. If you don’t want to syndicate the entire text of your blog posts, this might be a tactic to try. If you’re getting good traction on Medium, you could mix it up by adding occasional exclusive Medium articles once you’ve built up your readership.
2.2 Republish on Quora Blogs
2.3 Republish on SlideShare
SlideShare is a hosting service for professional content including presentations, infographics, documents, and videos. Users can upload files privately or publicly in PowerPoint, Word, PDF, or OpenDocument format.
You can easily transform your blog post into a presentation by keeping the important points of the article, the intro and the conclusions. Don’t forget to add the images and sources. Oh and you can also embed the presentation on the article itself as a takeaway.
Here is a case study on how Ana Hoffman got 243,000 visitors to her blog in just 30 days by using Slideshare.
2.4 Republish on Youtube
YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users. According to Wordstream, 59% of executives agree that if both text and video are available on the same topic, they are more likely to choose video.
That’s why you have to create a video after you wrote your article and upload it on Youtube. Don’t forget to include a link back to your article in the description.
2.5 Republish on Tumblr
Tumblr allows several different post formats, including quote posts, chat posts, video and photo posts as well as audio posts, so you are never limited in the type of content that you can share. Like Twitter, reblogging, which is more like retweeting, is quick and easy.
2.6 Republish on Scribd.com
Scribd is a great site to publish booklets and books. After you wrote a comprehensive blog article you should convert it into a PDF booklet and upload it on Scribd.com
Don’t forget to add back-links in the document you upload.
BizSugar is a social networking platform and niche resource for small business owners, entrepreneurs and managers. The platform allows users to share videos, articles, blog posts, podcast among other content. It also allows users to view and vote on submissions by other members.
There are 5 main categories: Marketing, Finance, Management,Technology and Startups. All with subcategories. BizSugar submissions are moderated so will not appear instantly.
HackerNews is tech community similar to Reddit and GrowthHacker. Founded by Y Combinator, HackerNews features a variety of content focused on IT, computer science, and entrepreneurship but I’ve also seen articles that are totally unrelated that got a good number of votes. Every hacker deservers a break doesn’t? 🙂
If you write about blogging, marketing, programming especially WordPress then you should bookmark your blog posts on ManageWP.org After registration fill your profile details and then ask for posting privileges to admin’s email address.
Zest.is is a relatively new place I’ve be visiting to find and share content but I think has huge potential. Zest.is is having people submit content suggestions to a team of reviewers who decide if it’s right for the community of Zesters.
To be able to submit content and see other people’s content you need to install the Zest.is Chrome Extension. Out of 3 articles I’ve submitted so far only one got approved. It was our longest one that goes indeepth so if you want to get accepted make sure you’re content is totally stellar.
Flipboard is another traffic machine that can make your site crash. Working is simple, you create related boards and submit your articles. Other users will see them while flipping around. Users can add your contents to their boards and vice versa.
One thing to note about Flipboard is the strict guidelines. One of my accounts has been blocked since I was only sharing my own content again and again. It’s suggested to keep a proper balance and share others content before sharing yours or follow the popular 80:20 rule.
4. Other People’s Sites
4.1 Bog Commenting
I’ve recently written an extensive guide on how to find blogs to comment on and what you should do to make sure your comments are approved by admins and you secure a backlink. Give it a read here: How to earn backlinks through blog commenting.
4.2 Guest Posting
Keep in mind that you should invest in content promotion at least the same time you spent writing it if not even more. Your job is not done after you hit the publish button.
There you have it. 41 websites where you can send your blog post and get an instant backlink and of course readers. It can take you up to 3 hours to publish everywhere and you should do it only when you have stellar blog posts. But you will get visitors for years to come.
What other places do you send your content?
Let me know in the comments below and I will add it to the list.