If you’ve had a website for a while you’ve probably created some videos, infographics, slide shows, whitepapers or other form of rich content. Placing that content on your website is great, but if you’re site doesn’t have a large audience it might never get seen. By promoting that content in the right channels you can get it in front of eager eyeballs. Below I’ve selected what I think are the very best sites to promote your content. These choices were made based on the search visibility of the site, the size of their active community and the potential of referral traffic to your website. There are many other places you can promote your content that didn’t make the cut. Contact me if you want more suggestions.
Infographics have become a regular part of the internet ecosystem. There’s probably not a day that goes by that you don’t see at least one of them. They can be found everywhere from your friends blog to the New York Times. If you want to increase the visibility of your infographic these two sites are worth submitting to.
This one is pretty much a no brainer… obviouslly if you’re going to be publishing a video online youtube has to be your first choice. If you’re looking for a nice alternative then that’s where vimeo comes in hand.
Have you made a guide, whitepaper or an ebook? Then you should consider sharing that peice of content on document sharing websites. They work just like youtube… even allowing you to embed the content on other websites. These sites are sure to help get your content some additional exposure.
Image sharing sites have been around for a while… Flickr being a long-term (in internet years) staple in that market. Imgur has become a great alternative for people who just need a quick way to put an image up and share it with a friend. Both of these sites have a very active community.
Once you publish your blog post you probably want to get people to read it. After all, you just put in all that hard work writing, editing and sprucing up that content. Stumbleupon and Pinterest are two networks that are going to consistently show up in your website analytics as referral traffic generators so make sure you share your blog posts here.
And of course there’s the big two social networks that are good for sharing just about anything. If you put up a new blog post these should be the first place you go.
Placing your content on these networks will not only help get it in front of the large communities found on these websites but also improve your search engine visibility.
Do you have any other places you’d recommend?