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40 Free Places to Promote Your Website Online


Launching a website used to be a challenging task. Thanks to Wix, creating a site is now easier than ever. The Wix platform offers the most advanced tools for building DIY websites, including dozens of spectacular website templates and the powerful drag & drop editor. But we’re not stopping there. If phase one of the process is to create a website, we consider it our duty to guide users unto phase two – increasing site traffic.


Promoting your website to reach wider audiences is a multi-tiered process. One of the first steps is to find valuable websites and online platforms that allow you to highlight your site’s URL in one way or another. To save you the leg work, we compiled a list of 40 great places for promoting online content. These links will help you establish your online presence one by one. Some work with a simple URL submission while others require a more strategic approach, but they all have one thing in common: They are free of charge.


What have you got to lose? Start now!


Online Directories for Businesses

Ranging from the most high-profile platforms to local directories, these websites cover a range of audiences. The flow is pretty much the same – you submit your website’s URL, as well as additional information about your business or organization. These sites, in turn, incorporate your info into their data banks, ensuring that your link is there when users are searching your content categories. In addition to direct display of your content, adding your links to these directories improves your site’s Search Engine Optimization, gradually improving your website’s ranking on search results.


  • Google My Business

  • Apple Maps

  • Bing Places

  • Yellow Pages

  • Angies List

  • Yahoo! Local

  • Better Business Bureau

  • Mapquest

  • Manta

  • Merchant Circle

  • Super Pages

  • eLocal

  • Submit Express

  • EZ Local

  • Local.com

  • Yellow Book

  • Thumbtack

  • Hotfrog

  • Brownbook.net

  • Tupalo.com

  • Insiderpages.com



Social Media and User-Generated Content

Social media has plenty to offer website owners. You’ve all heard of Facebook, of course, but are you using it correctly to promote your site? Have you considered the advantages of Instagram, for instance? What about user-generated content like guides and tutorials on sites like WikiHow? The links below can all prove extremely useful for promoting your website. All you need to do is explore the ways in which they do.


  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Snapchat

  • LinkedIn Company Directory

  • Pinterest

  • Yelp

  • Twitter

  • Buzzfeed Community


Social Bookmarking and Curating

While these websites also operate on the basis of link-submission, the emphasis here is on content. You could submit a link to the main page as well as to individual pages, products, posts, images etc. These platforms then circulate your content to their audience base and drive traffic to your site, while also helping to boost your SEO by connecting your links to textual descriptive content.


  • Reddit

  • Quora

  • Tumblr

  • Foursquare

  • WikiHow

  • Mix (formerly known as Stumble Upon)

  • Product Hunt

  • Digg

  • Scoop.it

  • Juxtapost

  • Akonter


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