15 Places You Should Be Sharing Your Blog Posts (Other Than Facebook And Twitter)

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Simply writing and publishing blog posts isn’t enough. There’s so much digital noise out there today that this isn’t an “if you build it, they will come” kind of thing. Your work has only begun once you hit the “Publish” button – now, it’s time to promote your work.

For most bloggers, the natural first step is to share their content on Facebook and Twitter – but after this, many writers are at a loss. If all you’re doing is showcasing your blog posts on these sites, you’re missing out on the thousands of potential views that could come from sharing on other platforms.

Here are 15 additional places you should be sharing your blog posts:

SlideShare

Turn your blog post into a slideshow presentation using PowerPoint or other software, and share the resulting document on SlideShare. Quality content presented in this format stands out, and there’s less competition on SlideShare than on other sites.

Here’s an example of a blog post that When I Work (my company) turned into a Slideshare presentation:

When I Work Example

Visual.ly

Not only is Visual.ly dedicated to helping companies create infographics and other types of visual content, it also provides a community for sharing these files. By turning your blog content into infographics or other visual content pieces and sharing them on this site, you’ll dramatically increase your blog’s exposure.

LinkedIn Groups

Sharing your content in LinkedIn Groups offers you targeted exposure beyond your usual list of connections. Just be sure the group welcomes shared content, and make sure the post is relevant to the group topic. Being perceived as a spammer on these sites won’t do any favors for your brand.

Pinterest

Pinterest’s active community makes this a great place to build traffic. By posting an attractive, relevant picture with a link to your post, your shareable image can help bring readers to you.

Instagram

Instagram is another visual sharing site similar to Pinterest – use the same strategy you’d use to get your content noticed there and on Twitter on this site. Instagram has a strong reach into the teen and young adult demographics, making it a very attractive content sharing option for brands.

Triberr

If you need traffic fast, look no further than Triberr. This platform is a social network where joining targeted “tribes” can help you build relationships with other bloggers and earn traffic by sharing others’ content.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a social network that allows users to browse random web pages by clicking the “Stumble” button. Add your content to the network, and if users like it (as noted by their ratings of your post), it’ll become more likely to appear in the random search rotation. It’s an easy way to drive credibility and increase readership.

Google+ Communities

Google+ is another social networking tool that can be used to expand the reach of your blog. By posting into targeted Google+ communities, you’ll get your content pieces in front of interested readers in order to boost traffic. Again, though, be careful of coming off as too self-promotional. Post unique content to Google+ and be sure that any shares you post offer legitimate value to your followers.

BizSugar

If you blog about small business in some way, consider sharing your post to BizSugar. This site is designed to help bloggers share small business news and tips, making it a great place to find new readers if this is your target audience.

Your Email List

By using a lead magnet – a valuable free giveaway that’s provided in exchange for your followers’ email addresses – it’s easy to build a list of subscribers who are interested in your content and your industry. When you have new blog content, share it with your list via email. If you post frequently, consider sending weekly or biweekly updates to avoid overwhelming your subscribers with messages.

Scoop.it

Scoop.it is one of the places web users head to when they’re looking for new, interesting content, making it a great place to publish your blog posts. You can start using the program for free, but these “freemium” accounts are limited to one topic. For $11/month, you can upgrade to five topics, while business accounts with 15 topics are $67/month.

Niche-Based Social Bookmarking Sites

Depending on your particular focus, you can post to a variety of social bookmarking sites. Inbound.org, for example, is great for SEO, SMO, blogging, and internet marketing. ManageWP.org is a good place to post WordPress-related articles, while DesignFloat is perfect for web designers, and DZone is a good fit for developers.

Blog Engage

Blog Engage is a site that lets you publish blog posts on a wide variety of topics for others to read. Everything from finance to anime to cosmetics is covered, so no matter what your focus is, you can find an audience of potential new readers on this blog sharing website.

Industry-Specific Social Networks

Apart from niche-based social bookmarking sites, some industries have their own specific social networks where they share information, help each other, and offer advice. Active Rain from Trulia, for example, is a network created exclusively for Realtors. If your industry has a similar network, be sure you’re sharing your work there.

Reddit

Finally, if you have a specific niche, there’s likely a Reddit sub-forum for it. That said, Redditors (the site’s users) can be very intense, so make sure the content you share is very targeted, very high-quality and completely free of “marketing-speak”. The site has a HUGE amount of traffic, so if you can gain credibility, this can be a great source of readership for your blog.

Finding places to share your blog posts isn’t difficult – the internet is an enormous place with a tremendous number of opportunities. Just be sure that your content is relevant to the specific community you target and meets stringent quality guidelines before sharing. When you do so, you’ll discover that there are thousands of potential readers available out there for you that you’d never meet by sticking to Facebook and Twitter alone.

Are there any other online resources you use to share your content? Leave a comment below with your recommendations!

 

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Screenshot via Sujan Patel. Taken March 2015

Sujan Patel
Sujan Patel has over 12 years of digital marketing experience and has helped hundreds of clients increase web traffic, boost user acquisition, and grow their businesses. He’s currently the VP of Marketing at When I Work, the top rated employee scheduling software. In addition to his role at When I Work Sujan co-founded ContentMarketer.io and wrote the book on Growth Hacking titled 100 Days of Growth.
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  • http://www.webreachtech.com Abhishek Yadav

    Hello Sujan,

    Thank you for sharing with us, this is nice list or sites you are mentions but i have some confusion between slider share and issuu.
    Can we use same document file on both sites, and which site is better for SEO purpose.

    can you tell me about ORM and how its work?

  • http://www.adonspeed.in/ Pankaj Bishwas

    Hi Sujan,

    Thanks for sharing these websites.
    these websites are wonderful place for sharing our blog posts

    Thanks

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Pankaj,

      I’m glad you found this post helpful!

      -Sujan

  • http://leadjoint.com/ Anand

    Great article Sujan. I’m curious about the amount of additional visibility one gains from sharing it on these networks. Can you share any numbers?

  • http://Marketergizmo.com Andrea

    There are definitely some gems in your list, Sujan – thanks for putting it together. I’m wondering if everybody’s blog post on every topic really needs to be shared at every one of these points? Many people are already overwhelmed with the number of things they need to do post-publish, so I’d be interested to know which of these spots is of higher value in your opinion.

    Thanks!
    Andrea

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Andrea,

      Thanks for the comment.

      I suggest growing an email list and establishing an RSS email. It’s fairly simple and every time you have a new post go live, it’s automatically sent out for you. I also suggest giving SlideShare a shot. It really helps you get the most out of a post. For instance, the SlideShare When I Work created is a blog post that was repurposed. It was doing well and then SlideShare helped take it a step farther and now has 11,000+ views.

      I hope that gives you an idea of where to focus! 🙂

      -Sujan

  • http://www.weretherussos.com Joe Russo

    I’ve found that sharing things on Reddit can be VERY hit or miss. Every sub Reddit has it’s own subculture and you can share the same article across two different subs and get two completely different results. In the end I liken it to trying to share something on a playground – everyone is going to like what the popular kid has to say and if you’re not that kid, well you’d better be saying something pretty amazing…and still be prepared to get mud thrown in your face.

  • http://www.wealthcreateonline.com Keesha Metcalfe

    These are great tips Sujan. Many people don’t realize that the internet is a huge community that offers great opportunities to showcase your blog. I have personally explored most of the platforms that you have mentioned here. With so many platforms to choose from however, what is a good strategy for narrowing your focus to maximize your traffic? Surely, it must be difficult to share your work consistently on all these platforms. What’s a simple way to get it done?

  • http://www.clicktechtips.com/ Ruchi

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful list of sites , I was already familiar with some sites but you have mentioned few new social media sites which are really useful for content marketing. Thumb up for content 🙂

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Ruchi,

      You bet! Thanks for reading!

      -Sujan

  • http://ipickuppennies.net Abigail

    Be careful about Reddit. Self-promotion is frowned upon. You can submit the occasional piece, but they recommend something like a 90/10 split. Otherwise some Reddit users will start down-voting your stuff purely out of principle.

  • http://mspycouponcodes.soup.io/ Fred

    First of all, thanks for sharing a big list. But I have read a few articles said that social bookmarking (such as Reddit, StumbleUpon…) is not much important in term of SEO anymore in 2015. Is it true?

  • http://www.mymagicfundas.com Nirmala

    Hi Sujan,

    I’d say that it is a great post and indeed needed for bloggers.

    Triberr and Bizsugar are just awesome where the bloggers can drive niche-oriented traffic. I aware of most of the places which you’ve listed here, will check the details of unknown areas. Thanks for sharing such a great post for us.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Nirmala,

      Thanks for the comment! I hope you find success with the other sites that you test out! 🙂

      -Sujan

  • http://www.focusallmedia.com Lola Doherty

    Hi Sujan,

    It was really great thing. I also noticed that mostly users only publish their blogs and think that my work has been done. As you mention that without good visibility how you can approach more audience. All social networking websites by the mention you, really increase blog popularity and visibility. I also agree this thing that Facebook & Twitter much popular platform but not enough for all bloggers.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Lola,
      You’re right – work is not done. You want eyes and engagement on your blog posts. Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.liliansblog.com Lilly

    This is awesome. i never knew google+ communities have such a great impact. thank you for giving me a lot of options.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Lilly! They’re pretty helpful. I do recommend reading the community guidelines before posting. You don’t want to be kicked out right away for breaking rules. Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.mydailylifetips.com/ Santanu

    This is a very useful article. I found authorstream and slideshare a better place to get articles shared. In fact many times I have realized that these documents sharing sites ranked a topic better than the main website.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Santanu, I’m glad you found this article helpful. Slideshare is a good place to share too. When I Work has used it a couple of times to repurpose blog posts.

      Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/riteshpatelseo Ritesh Patel

    Thanks to sharing such a valuable information but I think everyone knew all these websites so can you please share some another place where we can explore our Blog Posts to the targeted audience.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Ritesh,
      Thanks for reading. A couple other options would be:
      – growthhackers.com
      – quora.com
      – Flipboard

  • http://dayjam.com Christian Dunst

    I think mobile apps like pinterest are the future to marketing to audiences that care about what you are selling. I get lost in the Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram world all the time and find it hard to make an impact on reaching new customers when you’re a small business.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hey Christian! Pinterest will be a big player – very soon. 47 million people are using Pinterest and the audience will be growing throughout the year. Thanks for the comment!

  • Salman Sharif

    That’s quite a comprehensive list Sujan, we can also add tumblr to this list. I have seen some good referral traffic from Tumblr, provided your post should contain an infographic or something visually appealing.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Thanks Salman! That’s exciting that you’ve experienced some nice referral traffic from Tumblr. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.gempundit.com/ Vikas Singh Gusain

    Hi Sujan,

    This kind information is very helpful and I follow your blog points, but can you let me know How to Find More Social Bookmarking Websites?

  • http://www.radicalindian.com Jack

    Awesome. Will immediately implement these suggestions. Thank you.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hey Jack!
      Sounds great. Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.gempundit.com Shashank

    Hi, Sujan. I was familiar with some of these websites but i got new websites for sharing my content. But i have one question about bookmarking, is it really beneficial? And one thing in that when i do a bookmarking, it takes Title and description automatically. I don’t change the description, is it counted in spam? please reply for this..

  • http://www.tufitech.com Anup Kayastha

    I’ve been looking a list of social media websites where I can build trust and make connections. I’m really thankful I found this list it really help me a lot where to start making social accounts.

    Kudos to the author!

    Anup

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Anup,
      I’m really glad I was able to help you out! Thanks for reading and best of luck. 🙂

  • http://www.techdigitalcorp.com/current-jobs Prasanna

    There is squidoo and Hubpages these are also places where you post and then one more is Tumblr.com

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Thanks for the suggestions, Prasanna! Those are good sites to share on too.

  • http://www.submitterformac.com Glenn D. Bearsky

    Glad to see Scoop.it mentioned – I’ve had great success driving STEADY referral traffic curating both posts and static pages there. Particularly if you have a site punished by Google, Scoop.it’s high domain authority will often get your content ranked highly in serps regardless.

    I did an in-depth 20-point post on really leveraging Scoop.it to the max at http://macseotips.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-use-scoopit-for-content-curation.html

    Setting up an account and creating a few boards there has been one of the best, consistent traffic-drivers – that’s withstood the test of time.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Glenn, hearing your success from Scoop.it is exciting! Thanks for the comment.

  • http://www.kodingmadesimple.com/ Valli P

    That’s a great list Sujan. I had some success with them in the past but never took them seriously. It’s time to try them now. Thanks for reminding 🙂

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Valli, I’m glad you’re having success. Keep it up! 🙂

  • Olivier Perbet

    A smart move is to turn a blog post into a non-text PowerPoint for SlideShare, else the website transcribes your content into text format and you end up with external duplicate content, probably not helping your original post.
    I’m impressed at how many visits a document gets on SlideShare, even more in niches. I found that a lot of students use it for info curation and sources.

    • http://www.moxiedot.com Kelsey Jones

      Same here! Some of the traffic on SEJ’s slideshare account is crazy awesome.

  • http://cantikalami3.blogspot.com noni ine

    This is safe for my blog..i mean if i use them for get more traffic in my blog…can google adsense allow it if oneday i want to join in adsense.Because i have one problem with my other blog from direct traffic and not aproved in adsense.

  • http://www.99blogger.com Felix B

    Top Notch Article…Thanks…:)
    Gonna Use it to drive traffic to my blog 🙂

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Felix, that’s awesome! Best of luck! 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  • http://www.infigic.com/ Megha Maniar

    Hello Sujan!

    Thanks for sharing this websites.
    Here are 2 more sites where we can share our blog post:
    1. https://storify.com/
    2. https://www.tumblr.com/

    Again thanks. Keep share

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Megha,
      Those are two good suggestions! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  • http://www.heshebeauty.wordpress.com Charmy

    I used to share my content with Viralcontentbuzz.com. It’s a place where bloggers get to share each others articles and gain credit. When you share someone’s article on your facebook or twitter or stumbleupon page, you earn credit points. After that you use those credit points to share your article on the website and set a budget (10 credit points) for each article you upload to be shared.

    Other bloggers then share your article on their social sites and earn credit points. It’s like give and take thing.

    Very helpful site to increase traffic but you need to have a good number of followers before you join them.

  • http://www.grouprocket.net Alex

    Great Article..Still Some more missing like Storify, Zimbio and Slashdot.

    • http://wheniwork.com Sujan Patel

      Hi Alex,
      Thanks for the comment and the additional suggestions. 🙂

  • http://www.its-seo.com/ Ali Liaquat

    Great article Sujan!

    I’m really glad that I’ve learned about the other websites where I can share my post. In addition to this, I share my posts on Delicious, Tumblr, BuzzFeed, NewsVine, Ezine and Hubpages.

    Thanks,
    Ali

  • http://www.saviour-sanders.com Saviour Sanders

    I have chosen WhatsApp as another way of sharing my blog posts.

  • http://www.socialpositives.com Mohammed Anzil

    This is a great list. In my experience Google+ Communities are great source to get traffic. One thing you missed in this list is Flipboard.

  • http://www.alyssumwebsolutions.com Rajesh

    Hi Sujan,

    Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. But sharing same content different places, will it be considered as SPAM?

    Thanks Again,
    S.Rajesh

  • http://solutiondots.com Amad

    Thank you Sujan. for sharing these websites good job

  • David

    You know I’ve never tried slide share, but I do add it to Facebook groups as well. That’s a good one too.

  • http://2dogsdesign.com Jill C.

    Great list – I did not even think of some of these as sharing resources! I actually just did my first slideshare a few weeks ago and realized the potential of that pretty quickly – hope to do more of those in the future. Thank you for this, love blog posts that actually offer something of value and not just fluff!