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30 Places to Promote Your Blog Post After You Hit Publish!

Updated: 7/12/17

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The #1 thing that I hear bloggers complaining about is lack of traffic.

Bloggers are dreamers and the reason we start blogs in the first place is to make a difference.

To inspire and to change…

So when we spend months on end planning and creating, learning, (tearing our hair out), and networking only to have people not read our blogs, we feel extremely frustrated.

It’s totally understandable!

However, no matter how smart or how great a change agent we are, people ain’t just going to land on your site without you seriously promoting it first.

I’ll admit that Blogging Freedom isn’t my first rodeo and as I reflect back over my failures *ahem* learning experiences, I realized that my problems were that,

  • I wanted success to come in 3 months
  • I had no set goals. I was just gunning it!
  • I wasn’t organized
  • Poor boundaries…

SO, if you want to drive massive traffic or increase your blog’s visibility like whoa, then you need to plan, focus, and commit to that goal.

Expect that it will take 6-12 months of trial and error, networking, and hard-work to get the results that you want.

OK..with that being said, here’s how to put your visibility on steroids.

Content Marketing

First off, what exactly is content marketing?

Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. – Content Marketing Institute

Many people mistake content marketing as blogging but content marketing encompasses so much more than that.

To put it simply, content marketing is that whole funnel system thing everyone keeps talking about.

Your blog is only the very top of the funnel and is the first step to attracting and retaining visitors.

Read this amazing and detailed article about content marketing by Digital Marketer

Creating a Distribution List for Your Blog Posts

Why is knowing the concept of content marketing important and/or relevant to this post?

Content-Marketing-Meme

Because I always believe that you need to understand why you’re doing something and why you want a particular goal versus just doing something because someone told you it was a good idea.

Spreading your blog in several different places after your publish an article builds awareness, and then once people are aware of you, they’ll hopefully come back to your blog over and over again, subscribe to your email list and eventually become a loyal customer.

OK, let’s get real, distributing your blog in several different places every time you write a post is tedious as hell but I believe that if you are organized, you can save time and be more efficient with the process.

Step 1:

Find a list of 20 or more places to distribute your blog post after you hit publish. Here’s a list of 30 places:

  1. Facebook Page
  2. Facebook groups (I have a list of 30 Facebook groups I can distribute my blog post in).
  3. Twitter
  4. Google+
  5. Google+ Communities
  6. Google+ Collections
  7. LinkedIn Profile
  8. LinkedIn Pulse
  9. LinkedIn Groups
  10. Medium
  11. Quora Blogs (Just found out that they implemented a blog function today!)
  12. Feedly
  13. Pinterest
  14. Pinterest Group Boards (I’m part of 20+ group boards and have a personal goal of joining 100 altogether!)
  15. Tumblr
  16. Slideshare
  17. Your Email List
  18. Digg
  19. Reddit
  20. Delicious
  21. StumbleUpon
  22. Reach out to industry experts that you mention in your blog posts
  23. Link Ups / Link Parties
  24. Boost the News
  25. Inbound – A sharing site for digital marketers
  26. Growth Hackers – Another sharing site for digital marketers
  27. Scoop.It
  28. Pingler – Submit your blog post to the search engines for free.
  29. Sniply – Add a small call-to-action to every link you share on social media. So if you share a really cool article from someone else’s blog, have a call-to-action at the bottom that entices the reader to visit your own blog.
  30. Triberr

This is really more than 30 places since on social media, you can join dozens of groups and extend your social media reach even further.

Also a couple of tips to help you curate your list:

#1 – This is not a definite list. Please let me know of any other sites where you can promote your stuff in the comments below.

#2 – Don’t get caught up in trying to promote everywhere. With all the new platforms coming out nearly everyday, I don’t have time to learn how to use all of them nor are all of them going to be suitable for your content. Pick the ones that are easiest to use for you. 

#4 – I didn’t link up to all of the sites in the list above. Google it guys…as bloggers we have to cultivate the skill of “Googling” or you just won’t make it.

Step 2:

Make a simple spreadsheet with the name of the places you plan on distributing to.

Also set a time to every week or every day to publish your blog post to all the places.

Don’t do too much at once. Make your schedule sustainable and stick to it!

Step 3:

Don’t be annoying…

annoying-facebook-girl2

Please don’t be a spammer. Contribute and make authentic relationships online. Once people see that you’re a real person, they’ll trust you and want to connect with you.

Step 4:

Set the foundation for reoccurring, passive traffic.

With so many different platforms to hit up, you’re going to want to use Hootsuite or some other type of social media scheduler to help out.

*Warning* Don’t depend on social media schedulers for everything!

Get out from behind your blog and connect in real time with other bloggers in Facebook groups.

Put in the time and effort to build real relationships.

For me, Pinterest has contributed to most of my new traffic because I’ve taken the time to set the foundation for passive traffic:

  • I created 20 or so of my own boards
  • I joined over 50 group boards, some of them with over 100K followers!
  • I use Tailwind to publish and bulk schedule pins all in a matter of minutes
  • I followed 1000 or so people that match my niche

Another thing I’ve done to create passive traffic is create communities on Facebook. I helped create/manage 4 Facebook groups!

There has to be nearly 20,000 members in those 4 groups!

This has helped have access to a large group of followers that I can share content with.

Be consistent every single week by posting social media content on your feeds.

You can bulk schedule for the month using Hootsuite.

Final Word

Getting traffic is not hard or even difficult to implement, but it does take a lot of work (initially). I’ve realized that blogging takes a LOT of work and if you can’t be in it just to make money.

If you want to learn more traffic generating strategies, check out my free 7 day Traffic Challenge by signing up below this post.

The truth is you probably won’t make money for a long time and you have to be able to keep pushing through.

I hope that you find the list above helpful and as always, please share, share share. :)

Want to start making money with a blog? Learn how to start a blog today in 10 minutes. 

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75 Comments on Put Your Visibility On Steroids: 30 Places To Share Your Blog Post After You Hit Publish

  1. Rob @ Money Nomad
    July 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Great list Amanda! Thanks for sharing. Getting the word out is definitely key! I’ve used many of these and, depending on the niche, have found Reddit to be one of the best (provided people believe your content ads value).

    Keep up the great writing – it’s awesome to see your website grow!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:33 am (1 year ago)

      Hey Rob! Thanks for stopping by! I need to learn more about Reddit but I heard it is a great source of traffic!

      Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Latasha!

      Reply
  2. Erin
    July 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks – this is great and very helpful.

    Reply
  3. Cristina
    July 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Amanda! Great list! I have to take a look at some of the last options!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
  4. Samantha
    July 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm (1 year ago)

    This is awesome! I was wondering what else was out there.

    Reply
  5. Molly
    July 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Really great ideas for getting more traffic to my blog. Can’t wait to try some more of your suggestions.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:22 am (1 year ago)

      Let me know how it goes Molly!

      Reply
  6. Nick #thisyearinmusic
    July 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

    This is a good post and a very indepth list! I don’t think all of those sites/platforms would work for me, but its nice to have some more options.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:22 am (1 year ago)

      Even if you use a third of this list, I’m sure you would get a huge surge in traffic. I’ve started to focus on Pinterest more (joined 30 group boards, pin 50+ times per day) and that is rapidly increasing my page views. It’s all about finding what works for you. Thanks for stopping by Nick.

      Reply
  7. Tiina A
    July 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, this was a useful post! Thanks a lot! I know that it takes time to get audience and a lot of work and I’m ready to concentrate on that and put my effort. I’m still a bit lost and really need to be more organized :)

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:24 am (1 year ago)

      Believe it or not, me too Tiina! We’re all a work in progress!

      Reply
  8. Amanda
    July 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:21 am (1 year ago)

      No problem Amanda!

      Reply
  9. Amy Costello
    July 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much for this! I just started blogging and was beginning to feel like that horrible FB girl. Now that I have your list I have a better way to promote.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:20 am (1 year ago)

      Awesome Amy! This will get you your first blog visitors in no time.

      Reply
  10. Linda@ Brooklyn Bread
    July 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm (1 year ago)

    This is smart and useful advice Amanda. Would love to get my head around Reddit…

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:20 am (1 year ago)

      Me too Linda! I know that Reddit can be a great source of web traffic. Thanks for stopping by Linda.

      Reply
  11. Mariah
    July 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the spreadsheet idea! I try and share my posts a lot, but I often forget where I’ve already linked it! Great post!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:19 am (1 year ago)

      Me too! I just put together a spreadsheet to keep track of things and so far so good! Thanks for stopping by Mariah!

      Reply
  12. Lauren
    July 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Awesome tips, a bunch of these sites I have never heard of! And YES I hate FB spammers! ha!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:19 am (1 year ago)

      I thought that meme was a hoot but so realistic! Thanks for stopping by Lauren!

      Reply
  13. Terryn Winfield
    July 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you for the comprehensive list! I haven’t heard of most of these, so it’s super helpful! Saving!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:18 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much Terryn! I hope you find it useful!

      Reply
  14. Alana
    July 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm (1 year ago)

    Tweeted this. This will be a useful list for many.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:18 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you for the share Alana!

      Reply
  15. Leslie
    July 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I pinned this post. Thank you so much for sharing! As a new blogger I need all the help I can get.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:17 am (1 year ago)

      Hey Amanda! I’m so confused in regards to Instagram that I just steer clear of it! One day I’ll hop on there. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  16. Jeanine @ The Storybook Healing Blog
    July 8, 2016 at 1:51 am (1 year ago)

    What a great list, Manda! I think I probably need to amp up what I’m doing. I only have one Pinterest group board I can post to, and only a few FB groups. Thanks for the encouragement!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 8, 2016 at 2:16 am (1 year ago)

      No problem! Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Reply
  17. Carol Maskus
    July 8, 2016 at 3:02 am (1 year ago)

    I’m saving this article for future use. So useful! Thank you.

    Reply
  18. Michelle
    July 8, 2016 at 7:05 am (1 year ago)

    Awesome list,;thank you soooo much for sharing. I really neede it. Hugs and thanx

    Reply
  19. Lottie Reeves
    July 8, 2016 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    This is a great list that I am going to save and use as a checklist. Thanks!

    Reply
  20. Hollie Ramsey
    July 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve almost given up on G+. I spent a whole week promoting the best of my posts there a few months ago and all I got were a bunch of spammy comments. G+ has the potential to be the next Facebook – I don’t understand why it’s not more popular. Great list though! Very thorough!
    http://quirkybohomama.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  21. Ken Weliever
    July 8, 2016 at 6:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Excellent info. I post several places, but learned a few new one thanks to your post.

    Thanks!

    Reply
  22. Angie
    July 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Great resources! I’ve pinned this so I can come back and check it out when I have more time to visit each of these! Thanks so much.

    Reply
  23. Raynee
    July 8, 2016 at 11:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Great post with valuable information! Thanks!

    Reply
  24. JazzFeathers
    July 11, 2016 at 5:56 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks you very much for this list. I’m already a many of those places, but some are compeltely new to me.

    Blogging really asks for a lot of time, effort and dedication. I’ve been in the game for just a couple of years. Too short a time to see results, I heard it say. But I am starting to see some :-)
    I’ll hold in it!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes, don’t give up!

      Reply
  25. Rachel
    July 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Great post! As a new blogger, I am always looking for new outlets to promote my posts. This is a great list – thanks!
    –Rachel @ Tidy&Teal

    Reply
  26. Bekah
    July 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much for posting this! This is super helpful! I did not know some of these existed. I use linkedin, but I didn’t know about linkedin pulse. I’m really new so its so nice to have some help :) Thank you again!

    Reply
  27. Simone
    July 19, 2016 at 6:14 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks so much for this. I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog posts to help better my own blog.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      July 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Awesome! Thank you Simone!

      Reply
  28. Heather
    August 3, 2016 at 2:18 am (12 months ago)

    Thanks for the great list, some of them I have never heard of and are planning to check out.

    Reply
  29. Heather
    August 3, 2016 at 2:21 am (12 months ago)

    Thanks for the great list, some of them I have never heard of and are planning to check out. Also word of mouth and family members. My cousin ended up sharing a post I did about alligators with her whole office, my numbers jumped that day.

    Reply
  30. Kath
    August 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm (11 months ago)

    Hey Manda,
    Amazing article! Thanks so much! Just starting out… blog out shortly.
    I will value your advice. BEST I have seen on Pinterest!
    Kath Smith

    Reply
  31. Stacy
    August 22, 2016 at 1:19 am (11 months ago)

    I found this post very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  32. Ashleigh
    August 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm (11 months ago)

    Brilliant list!
    You can also use BlogLovin (they also have an app) which can increase your followers!

    Reply
  33. Whitney
    August 30, 2016 at 7:22 pm (11 months ago)

    Great Post. This is the area that I have been struggling in. It is difficult to get people to read or even know that your blog is out there. I will definitely consider some of these ways. Its just so much to learn about blogging. Everyday is something to new but I look forward to the journey. Thanks for the post.

    Reply
  34. Revi Baron
    September 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm (11 months ago)

    Hi Amanda, it is inspiring to read about your mission and goals.
    I found that another great way to boost your traffic is by collaborations with others and creating collective stories around a topic. This way, you can reach new audiences (those who your collaborators share the story with).
    VENNDY aims to help bloggers and online entrepreneurs to monetize their lifestyle experiences and at the same time inspire their readers with trust-building tips.
    Here is an example: http://www.venndy.com/story/view/195/0

    Reply
  35. Jaiden Monroe
    January 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm (7 months ago)

    Wow! What a great post, I’m just starting my blogging journey. Thankyou for taking the time to write this. Jai

    Reply
  36. April Williams
    February 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm (6 months ago)

    Great tips here lady thank you! I have used Pinterest for most of my traffic driving and just joined StumbleUpon a few days ago. Have no idea what I am doing yet but will get there. Thanks for the reminder about LinkedIn. I never log into my account any more but need to get better at publishing my blog posts there.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      February 23, 2017 at 2:03 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks for stopping by April! I’m the same way with Linkedin — super bad about checking it but it seems to be a really awesome platform that could be useful for building a great network online.

      Reply
  37. Mindnudged
    March 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm (5 months ago)

    Tweeted this because its so informative and useful – thank you

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      April 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you for sharing!

      Reply
  38. Brenda
    March 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm (5 months ago)

    Excellent information! A big thank you from a blogger newbie. It’s like learning a brand new language and culture for me. Definitely not easy but so fun!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      April 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes! I definitely agree! Thanks for stopping by Brenda!

      Reply
  39. Precious Frazier
    April 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm (3 months ago)

    Great list Sandra!!! Thanks so much for sharing :) I am also looking to join more group boards. I blog about women’s empowerment, blogging for business and entrepreneurship. Do you know of any group boards that have open space?

    Reply
  40. Amanda Ripsam
    May 8, 2017 at 7:36 am (3 months ago)

    Thank you very much for so much detail and all of the links, your post is fantastic

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      May 9, 2017 at 12:00 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you for stopping by Amanda!

      Reply
  41. Amy Quest
    May 9, 2017 at 8:50 pm (3 months ago)

    Great list! I thought I was pretty social media savvy but there were some I did not know existed on that list. I like your goal of 100 Pinterest Group Boards, mine is 50. Well, for 2017 anyway!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      May 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm (3 months ago)

      That’s a great goal! I’m about 25 boards away from accomplishing my goal and it has really helped to boost my traffic! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Amy!

      Reply
  42. Anna
    May 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm (3 months ago)

    Great tips! I have been looking for more places to share my blog posts.

    Reply
  43. Kelsey
    May 20, 2017 at 2:44 am (2 months ago)

    Great post ! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      May 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm (2 months ago)

      You’re welcome! Thanks for reading Kelsey!

      Reply
  44. Sarah
    May 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm (2 months ago)

    Thank you so much for this. I now have a plan to get in place for after I’ve written a blog post. This is what I was struggling with the most.

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      June 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm (2 months ago)

      That’s awesome Sarah! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  45. Simone
    June 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm (2 months ago)

    This was great! Thank you for sharing these awesome strategies!

    Reply
    • proassistblog
      June 7, 2017 at 10:35 pm (2 months ago)

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

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