Find Customers and Backlinks by Adding Your Site to Coupon Directories

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If you run an eCommerce site, submitting it to coupon code directories is a wise promotional method you might want to consider. You will benefit from this in a few ways:

  • you will find new customers who frequent the particular directory to look for bargains in your niche;
  • you will contribute to your brand reputation management (i.e. more positive listings for your [brand name] searches);
  • you will get more conversions from your [brand name] search referrals (people seeing your coupon codes when searching for your company);
  • you will get relevant backlinks from your site listings.


A few tips on how to make the most of your directory listings:

  • always include your brand name in your listing title;
  • always include your main keywords in your listing title;
  • promote your listings at your site and via newsletters;
  • diversify your listings (by different descriptions,deals, titles and keywords) – they will all pop up for your [brand name] search, so by this you increase your chance to convert;
  • add several coupons for most popular directories and update your listing page regularly (remove expired coupons and add new ones).

Most popular coupon code directories:

  • Coupon Cabin has some nice social features (e.g. sharing and reporting options); for each individual listing it also displays relevant categories and merchants.
  • My Coupon Codes: besides the directory, there’s also a regularly updated frugal blog
  • Ultimate Coupons also has newsletters to advertise in.
  • Free Shipping primarily focuses on free shipping offers (see the example: JCPenney coupons).
  • Deal Taker has built an awesome daily updated forums to take part in.

The full list of both free and paid coupon directories and forums can be found here.

Note: some of these directories do not have a submit form, so I either linked to a home page or contact form.

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
Ann Smarty
  • http://www.mycoupons.com Robert Vitek

    MyCoupons.com is another great coupon directory to get your site listed on. Simply submit a coupon code and if your site is not in our directory we will add you soon.

    • http://www.cheapwristbands.com Wristband man

      For some reason we seem to behaving trouble getting out coupon code listed in these coupon sites

      Thanks Bob

  • https://www.searchenginejournal.com Loren Baker, Editor

    Thanks Robert, we’ll have Anne add MyCoupons to the list :)

  • https://www.searchenginejournal.com Ann Smarty

    @Robert : I’ve added your site, thank you!

  • http://www.onesourcephotorestoration.com birdlegs

    Today I read your post first and I’m glad I did…

  • http://dealarmy.com/ John from DealArmy

    If any reader offers quality products and has an RSS feed, I would be more than happy to add you to our site: dealarmy.com

    we’re not in the affiliate marketing game, we just want to help people save a buck or two when shopping online. We try to categorize feeds based on shopping interests then highlight specific feeds on the site’s homepage.

  • http://WeValuer.com Domain Name Appraisal

    Thank you so much for the idea, I never have thought of that as a way to market to potential customers! We have tried to post coupons for domain name appraisals on our website but it doesnt help generate MORE hits, only gives customers deals when they are already there. Thanks Ann for all the hard work.

  • http://www.linkbuildr.com Link Building Blog

    Great list and I’m gunna go sniff out all the do follow coupon sites on the list now :)

  • http://www.poncou.com Coupon Guy

    Everything in the article above is spot on and why we have launched poncou.com. It’s another coupon directory that both consumers and suppliers can both use for free. It’s totally geared toward entertainment and dinning, everything people do on vacation outside of their hotel room. It’s a brand new site that just launched in September. We’ll even be running a contest sooner were consumer will have the chance to winner a free vacation from our sister site lastmintuetravel.com.

  • http://couponsaver.me/ Jeff

    you can also add linkdirec.com that accepts these

  • http://couponsaver.me/ Jeff

    http://www.linksdirec.com sorry for the typo

  • http://FollowThatPackage.com Steve

    FollowThatPackage.com offers online discounts and coupons as well, not as big as the other online retailers, but they have over 200 coupons on their site

  • http://www.colormailer.ch Jessica George

    Hi,

    I found an interesting offer at colormailer.com. The details are given below. If you add this to your site, it would be useful for people doing Christmas shopping.

    Order 100 or more 10x15cm prints and get 50 additional 10x15cm prints free!

    Use promotion code: 50FREEPRINTS

    Order 200 or more 10x15cm prints and get 100 additional 10x15cm prints free!

    Use promotion code: 100FREEPRINTS

    Order 500 or more 10x15cm prints and get 200 additional 10x15cm prints free!

    Use promotion code: 200FREEPRINTS

    http://www.colormailer.ch/apploader.php?product=prints&view=Product#/first/
    Regards,
    Jessica

  • http://www.rickscoupons.com RJ

    Could I list my website on your directory.

    Thank you for taking some time to look at my email

  • http://www.troykasib.ru Андрей

    Основные направления Компании Сибирская Тройка – это грузоперевозки, рекламная деятельность, поставка промышленного оборудования. Основной принцип нашей работы – это гибкость и мобильность с клиентами.

  • http://www.thediaperbaker.com Angie

    Thank you for taking the time to comprise such a great list. This is fantastic!! I am so glad that I found your article and will be sure to tell other business owners about it.

  • http://couponsus.net Kim

    Tons of resources for finding great coupons, rebates and promotional codes that save you money.

  • http://igmproducts.com IGMproducts

    Thanks for the wonderful information. I’m grateful!

    http://www.Warm-Mouse-Heated-Keyboard.com

  • http://www.thetimetraveler.com John

    http://www.YellowPagesCoupons.net is an interesting new site that includes both national and local coupons (especially San Francisco Bay Area), savings info such as Cheap Gas Stations, Coupon Tips and a COUPON NEWS section: http://yellowpagescoupons.net/coupon-news/

  • http://www.artcodesign.com Jimmy

    Hi,
    A good resource is http://artcodesign.com
    Just use the coupon: CODE35OFF and you will get a 35% discount on any store order.

  • http://www.couponsaver.org/ dave

    http://www.couponsaver.org/ is one of the coupon sites that has a tremendous potential to help people who are searching for online coupon codes. Please take a look on the site for more information.

    Dave Stack (Coupon clipper extraordinaire!)
    216.575.1480 – Cleveland, Ohio

  • http://www.coolcouponsavings.com Barbara Smith

    http://www.coolcouponsavings.com is another rising coupon site with a great focus on user friedliness and ease of use. Access the site to see the latest in coupons and deals.

  • http://www.couponshouse.com Carlos

    ”CouponsHouse.com” – Please take a look to http://www.couponshouse.com. They offer for free a bunch of coupon codes with daily update. Enjoy!

  • http://www.softwarediscountcodes.com Software Discount Codes

    Hi there

    Great article. I run a niche coupon site, http://www.softwarediscountcodes.com. As the name suggests we focus only on software vouchers and try to find the best deals around. We have many exclusive discounts and keep the site completely updated so there are very few out of date offers. Another software only site is http://www.softwarevouchers.com, they’re probably my biggest competition in this segment

  • http://www.couponshouse.com Carlos

    It is not always like that! In big coupon websites like http://www.couponshouse.com , coupons are added with “nofollow” attribute for search engines.

  • saleshoutcom

    Thanks for the info for the coupon directories!

  • saleshoutcom

    Thanks for the info for the coupon directories!