What’s the use of building a website and putting in so much effort into creating great content if nobody sees it?
Once you write and publish your blog posts or articles on your website, you need to share them in some of the best places on the web. This way, you’ll be creating awareness about your blog posts and increase their exposure.
According to WordPress.com stats, users produce more than 70 million new posts each month.
Competition is simply insane!
With so much content available on the web these days, how to get your content easily discovered by the users and the search engines?
Oh, no worries!
According to Statista, as of January 2021, the number of internet users worldwide was 4.66 billion – around 60% of the global population.
And to get enough eyeballs on your content, you just need to share it at all the right places at the right time so that it reaches the right people.
But with plenty of content-sharing tools out there, how will you find the right ones to share your content to generate qualified traffic for your site?
Though social media networks are one of the best ways to share your blog posts, there are several other places you can use to promote your blog. For instance, content aggregator sites/apps, social bookmarking sites, or reciprocal sharing sites.
In this article, I’ve come up with a list of the 15 best places to share your blog posts to generate targeted traffic and conversions.
15 best places to share your blog post:
#2. Facebook Groups
#4. LinkedIn Groups
#14. Growth Hackers
#15. Quuu Promote
Let’s check them out.
As of the first quarter of 2021, the number of monthly active users of Facebook is 2.85 billion. And the number of people using Facebook every day is 1.85 billion. Such stats make Facebook the biggest social network worldwide and one of the best places to share your blog posts.
Though Facebook has a massive reach, it’s very difficult to reach new people organically.
You need to make your content relevant and valuable. It should resonate with your audience so that they would love to share it with others.
When more and more people share your content, Facebook will definitely push it to the top of the news feed. The visibility of your content will increase.
Another option to get greater exposure for your posts is paid promotion.
Since paid ads cost you real money, you need to know how exactly it works before starting the campaign. If not done right, chances are that you may lose your hard-earned money.
What makes Facebook an important content-sharing platform?
It allows you to share all types of content including text, images, and videos.
To know more about why Facebook is such an enormous platform, you can check out the stats from Hootsuite.
Just create Personal as well as Brand Facebook pages and start sharing your content from both the pages.
Pro Tip: Before sharing your content on your personal Facebook page, create a list of such people who are in the same industry as yours. This way, you won’t be spamming your family or friends who aren’t in the industry.
#2. Facebook Groups
There are tens of millions of groups on Facebook and the number of people using Facebook groups is more than 1.8 billion.
No doubt Facebook groups are the best places to share your blog posts.
Before sending your request to join a group, you need to do a bit of research. And send your request to only those groups that are most relevant to your niche.
There are many Facebook groups where a majority of the members’ motive is to promote their own content. They are not interested in reading your content. Sharing your content in such groups is just a waste of time.
Once you join a few groups related to your industry, you should try to engage with the members of those groups. You can participate in group discussions, answer questions, and read others’ content.
Only after you build relationships with the members and gain some credibility in a group by staying active, you should start sharing your content.
If you have your own Facebook group, you can share your content there as well.
And if not, you need to build a loyal community and fanbase first. Then you can go for creating a Facebook group for them and start promoting your posts.
It focuses on corporate networking and is arguably the most professional network.
But it allows its users to share links to their latest posts and also they can write and publish articles about their expertise and interests.
When you consistently publish valuable articles, more and more people will like to connect with you. And very soon you’ll have a strong professional network on LinkedIn.
You can leverage your strong network of professionals and businesspeople by republishing and syndicating some of your blog posts. This helps immensely in getting quality traffic for your posts and quality leads for your business.
#4. LinkedIn Groups
You can send requests to a few relevant LinkedIn groups and once you’re approved, get started with sharing your content.
You must read the guidelines of each group you join before sharing your article.
And needless to say, you have to be an active member of the community.
Besides increasing the exposure, sharing relevant and valuable content also helps you establish yourself as an expert in your industry.
Developed by the co-founders of Twitter and Blogger, Ev Williams, Medium is one of the favorite places to share your blog posts.
With nearly 100 million visitors per month, Medium has become very popular among readers as well as publishers.
You can republish your existing blog posts by using its ‘Import’ feature.
While publishing your post on Medium, don’t forget to add up to 5 relevant tags that it allows.
Adding tags will help your posts get discovered by your users.
Don’t syndicate the entire text of your blog posts.
There’s a good tactic many publishers use to increase traffic to their site.
The tactic is posting snippets of your blog posts.
And below the snippets, leave a link to your post to direct the users to your website to read the rest of the full article.
Just try this tactic and see the results yourself.
Launched in 2006, Twitter has 187 million monetizable daily active users. Obviously, sharing your content here will help you reach a larger audience.
But you need to share your content on Twitter multiple times.
Why? Because the shared tweet has a lifetime of approximately 17 minutes.
So, to reach more and more people, you can use pictures, infographics, and GIFs, linked to your post and post them multiple times using different hashtags.
Also, sharing the same content, again and again, helps it to reach followers in different time zones and thereby increasing traffic to your site.
There are many social media scheduling tools you can use to queue some of your popular posts on Twitter multiple times.
Sharing some of your high-quality content in the Twitter Chats related to your industry using their hashtags is also a good idea. It will help you reach a targeted audience for your blog.
A question and answer website, Quora is a great place to promote your blog posts by answering the questions related to your blog posts.
If you don’t have an account on Quora, just create one and follow some relevant topics.
And then you should focus on asking questions, finding the questions related to your blog, and answering those questions.
To find the right questions to answer on Quora, you have to use its query bar to search for the term related to your blog.
For example, if you want to answer questions related to affiliate marketing, just type this term in the query bar. And select one of the different topics that appear.
There’s also another way you can use to find relevant questions. Just type the keyword in the query box and select search.
What’s the best way to answer such questions?
The smart way to answer is by utilizing the content of your blog posts containing more information on that topic.
But don’t post the entire article in your answer.
Just use the snippets of your detailed blog posts and leave a link back to the full article.
Such tactics not only bring more visitors to your site but also benefit your readers greatly.
When your readers visit your website, they’ll get detailed information about the topic in discussion.
A content aggregator app, available on iOS, Android, and Windows, Flipboard is also a great platform to share and curate great content about different topics.
It allows its users to read content from every major publication you can think of.
Just create your account and start creating and organizing magazines for specific topics.
This will help you get new readers for your content. Since the readers are redirected to your website, it helps increase the traffic to your posts.
Pro Tip: Sharing your content is important. But sharing others’ content in addition to your own content is equally important. It helps you build relationships and authority on the platform. And obviously, you’ll gain more followers and your site will start getting more visitors.
It’s an app owned by Mozilla and Firefox that allows its users to save anything from across the web such as blogs, videos, and stories.
You can use Pocket in many different ways:
- Save stories throughout the day when they are ready.
- Save all the things you want to read, watch, listen to, or buy.
- Highlight key pages.
How to share your content on Pocket?
You need to add a Pocket button to your blog by copying and pasting a code to your site.
This button allows your readers to save your content to their Pocket list.
They’ll refer to your post every time they need the information discussed in it.
This will obviously result in generating continued traffic for your site.
This platform also lets your readers share your content with others.
Another interesting feature of Pocket is that once your readers bookmark your content, they can fully access it even if they are offline.
Created in 2007, Biz Sugar is an online community that serves small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs by providing online information and tools.
If you have valuable content about entrepreneurship, marketing, and technology, you must share it on Biz Sugar.
When you share such content on a consistent basis, it helps to grow your brand, establishes yourself as a thought leader, and at the same time, you get new readers for your blog posts.
You also have an opportunity to learn new skills and stay informed by reading what others have shared. It allows you to post written content as well as videos.
BizSugar has a very unique voting system. When your readers like your content and want to vote for it, they can do so by adding “Sugars” to your content.
And just like other online communities, it also has limitations. It allows its users to share content related to specific industries – namely finance, marketing, management, technology, and startups.
Founded in 2006 and trusted by over 80 million professionals, SlideShare is one of the top 100 most-visited websites in the world. It was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012.
So, it’s an obvious place to share your high-quality content.
SlideShare allows its users to share only the presentation/ infographics/ videos/ document via uploads.
Just take the highlights of your content and turn it into a beautiful presentation for SlideShare.
To create such a presentation, there are many tools you can use such as Canva, PowerPoint, Keynote, or Slidebean.
SlideShare is owned by LinkedIn which is a massive network of professionals. Your content in the form of a presentation can reach a larger and targeted audience. It also increases the chances of driving traffic to your site.
If you create great content, then Scoop.it is a great place to promote it and your business.
It was launched in 2011 as a content curation service. Over 8 million users have published tens of millions of pieces of content on this platform and have reached hundreds of millions of readers.
So, how to get started with this content curation tool?
It’s simple. You just need to create your account and search for the Scoop.it pages having curated content related to your niche.
Once you discover such pages, you should only include content that’s relevant and resonate with the audience of such pages. Otherwise, the owner of those pages may not approve your content to be curated and will get rejected.
If you share relevant and valuable content and once they approve it, it’ll result in bringing targeted traffic to your site.
It has both free and paid versions.
You can get started with the free version. As you start getting a more targeted audience for your site and acquire some budget, you can switch to paid plans for more features.
Founded in 2012, Triberr is one of the top places to share your blog posts.
It has served over 250000 individuals, startups, and brands across various industries and has shared more than 12 million posts.
Triberr is a site that provides a one-stop marketing system for every content creator. It helps bloggers, small business owners, marketers, and social media influencers to amplify their content, build online communities, and promote content all in one place.
It’s one of the largest communities of content creators on the web. Like hundreds of thousands of other bloggers, you can also use it to promote your content, build tribes, and engage with others.
So, how does Triberr amplify your content and impress your social presence?
First, you need to register to create an account that is free.
Then you can search thousands of Tribes in various categories to join or create your own.
When you promote each other’s content to a social network, it helps you establish relationships with Tribemates. And at the same time, you get more shares and exposure for your content and more traffic to your site.
If you have the budget, you can use Triberr’s “Promote Post” feature to get your content recommended and promoted by hundreds of real people.
Just select a URL of the post you want to promote and your post will get displayed to real people. These people are more likely to share it with their audience.
And your site will definitely get more targeted traffic and more leads and more customers for your business.
#14. Growth Hackers
Another great place to share your blog posts, Growth Hackers is an online community of creators of high-quality content. The users themselves create and/or post all the content on this platform. You can also join this community of great content creators to publish your posts that could give value to the readers.
They follow strict guidelines and their curation team carefully reviews all the posts and any member can report it.
If your post is of low-quality, off-topic, or inappropriate and is reported by their members, they will remove it without any notice.
So, when posting an article, you must ensure that it’s relevant to the topic being discussed and brings value to the readers.
Your posts should provide the readers with more information or insights so that they save them for future reference.
It has an upvote and downvote button.
Once your post is approved and published, and is valuable to the readers, they’ll start upvoting it.
If it ends up generating enough upvotes, it’ll get to the top weekly posts newsletter they send out every Monday.
This way, your high-quality post gets extra distribution and obviously, it will drive significant traffic to your site.
#15. Quuu Promote
One of the important places to share your blog posts, Quuu Promote is a paid promotion platform. It helps promote your blog posts to real people via real people.
The number of times Quuu Promote users have got their content shared across Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn is more than 50 million with an average of 120k+ daily shares.
You’ll get hundreds of shares on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn by real people and businesses. Social signals from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn help improve your SEO.
Since the audiences who share your content have a genuine interest in it, it leads to more opportunities for you to engage with them. And you must engage with the sharers of your content to drive more traffic to your site.
So, how exactly does Quuu Promote work?
You need to add your RSS feed to use this content promotion platform efficiently. And then they’ll review your content to ensure that it doesn’t violate their curation guidelines.
Once they approve your content, it’ll more likely be shared by their sharing network with their followers.
You just need to ensure that your content is of high quality, meets their standards, and isn’t too promotional.
And Voila! Your content is ready for the real users to promote to the real people.
You can also share your blog posts on social sites like Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. For more info about how to promote your blog on these sites, you can check out my article “What are the Best Ways to Promote Your Affiliate Links? (10 Best Tactics)“.
These are some of the many top blog promotion platforms you can use to share your blog posts.
But never share irrelevant, low-quality, or uninteresting content.
If these sites give you the opportunity to promote your content to the right audience, you should always share high-quality, relevant, and valuable content.
IMPORTANT! Just sharing your own blog posts isn’t enough. You should engage with your users and share others’ content as well. This will help you build trust with the online community.
If you are consistent in sharing great content that could solve your users’ problems and keep engaging with them, very soon you’ll become a thought leader yourself.
What are your favorite places to share your blog posts? Are there other important content-sharing sites that you’d like to add to the list? Do let me know in the comments section below.