20 Free Places to Promote Your Website Online

Looking to expand your promotional channels? Check out a list of free sites through which you can promote your website.

Social Media Bookmarking

Sites that help readers to bookmark favorite sites, links and news articles are a great way to spread information about your latest blog post and gain quality backlinks.

  1. Del.icio.us
  2. StumbleUpon
  3. Digg
  4. Reddit
  5. Pinterest

Online Directories

Submitting your website to popular online directories can help you gain more visibility through targeted searches and increase your website search engine ranking.

  1. Google Local
  2. Yahoo Local
  3. Bing Business Portal
  4. DMOZ
  5. Merchant Circle

Article Marketing

Writing an article specific for your niche interest is a good way to generate notoriety both for yourself and your business, product and website.

  1. EzineArticles
  2. Hub Pages
  3. Go Articles
  4. Article Dashboard
  5. Business Know-How

Press Releases

If you recently introduced a new product or service, writing and submitting a free press release can help generate a bit of buzz about it. In addition, if your press release has links back to your website, it can be an excellent source of search engine juice.

  1. PRLog
  2. Free Press Release
  3. 24-7 PressRelease
  4. 1888PressRelease
  5. PR-Inside (European-based distribution)

It is important to note that the links provided above are not an all inclusive list and that there are many more sites available for promoting your website. The goal is to become creative and to target your promotions specifically for the type of audience you hope to attract.

About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

77 Responses

  1. Reply
    Cal
    Dec 07, 2011 - 12:08 PM

    Thabks for that helpful information

  2. Reply
    RedToast
    Dec 07, 2011 - 12:42 PM

    One avenue that I have found useful is discussion or information forums e.g. askjeeves, quora and other locality/interest specific forums.

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    James Gogarty
    Dec 07, 2011 - 03:23 PM

    Great Blog, have signed up to them all

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    Reagen Aguda
    Dec 07, 2011 - 08:26 PM

    Great list but i don’t think DMOZ is no longer free. I’ve submitted my website 4 months ago and haven’t heard from them. Found out that most editors are prioritizing those who pay them for inclusion. Yikes!

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    Paul
    Dec 07, 2011 - 08:45 PM

    Great resources! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Reply
    make money online free
    Dec 07, 2011 - 10:48 PM

    Nice list of sites to submit to here…

    Keep up the good work here!
    Joseph

  7. Reply
    JES
    Dec 08, 2011 - 04:30 PM

    Indeed this is a great list to try and promote my website. The DMOZ is not easy to get your site indexed, many comments on their site showing that it takes a long time to get indexed and many never get indexed.

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    WebPocketGuide
    Dec 09, 2011 - 08:50 PM

    I just started with promoting my website, this list will come in handy. Ty for the tips.

  9. Reply
    Suhail
    Dec 12, 2011 - 05:50 PM

    Plz help me i made my website most popular i want to earn money plz help me

  10. Reply
    Nathan Stephens
    Dec 12, 2011 - 10:23 PM

    Found this post far too general to really provide any value. Some notable networks are missing. LinkedIn Company profiles should be on the list. A pagerank of 10 makes LinkedIn an automatic win for your company to be listed on. Why isn’t this on the list or for that fact Yelp! Would you consider expanding your list?

    • Reply
      Barbara Reinhardt
      Jan 25, 2012 - 10:55 PM

      Hello,

      After searching for “Pinterest” on this Blog site, I realized what I’m really looking for is how to include the “Pin It” button, just like facebook on my choral web page… Thoughts & suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  11. Reply
    Miki
    Feb 22, 2012 - 02:33 PM

    Thank you for helpful information.

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    Locums4you
    Mar 27, 2012 - 11:04 AM

    Awesome Post ! Helps a lot to make Famous My Website

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    Julie
    Mar 27, 2012 - 11:41 AM

    Great article! Some of these I need to start looking into –and using! Just a few more: for my business, ads on craigslist have brought about 15% of my business to me (I own a bed & breakfast). I also took advantage of the $100 free ad credit that google offered. I only got a few hundred dollars in business from it, but….it was free!

  16. Reply
    Adegboyega O. Ogunmola
    Mar 27, 2012 - 03:04 PM

    Sites that could make “My Website” famous, is just of interest to any business-oriented blogger, and new Writer’s Blog (startups-online), as well. Thanks, for the idea.

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    ebay alternative
    May 12, 2012 - 05:22 PM

    thanks for the ideas.

  18. Reply
    Christine
    Aug 08, 2012 - 12:48 PM

    Thanks for the info. Something else you could include to your list are free classified ads sites. I get good response from submitting an ad with my URL to those sites like gumtree.com. You can also make a Facebook page too. That’s free.

  19. Reply
    Stylo
    Dec 09, 2012 - 05:15 AM

    That’s most helpful. Thanks a lot.
    I agree with Reagan that it takes forever on DMOZ though.

  20. Reply
    Venesia
    Dec 11, 2012 - 07:30 PM

    Great list I will try them. Thank you

  21. Reply
    Gunjan
    Dec 26, 2012 - 03:09 AM

    Dmoz does take forever. But listing on yahoo directory shouldn’t be an issue like dmoz.

  22. Reply
    Amit
    Dec 28, 2012 - 02:44 PM

    Social Medias like facebook and twitter can help gain a lot of traffic. We should just write quality content and build large fan base.

  23. Reply
    Premium Wordpress Themes
    Jan 04, 2013 - 09:05 AM

    Just started a website. These tips should come in handy ! Thanks !

  24. Reply
    Mikolaj Rutkowski
    Jan 17, 2013 - 07:43 AM

    Thanks for this compilation. I wasn’t aware of some of those urls and I will definitely give them a thought.

  25. Reply
    Marco Panichi
    Jan 25, 2013 - 05:33 PM

    And…blog posting…of course… :P

  26. Reply
    Clanaise
    Jan 29, 2013 - 10:43 AM

    Those are something to start with. pretty helpful

  27. Reply
    Argoss
    Feb 07, 2013 - 06:41 PM

    I think Today every one is on facebook or twitter.. moust important to have good friends who can help you out.. its just hard work for beginers.. But this is good info as well..

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    Name
    Feb 08, 2013 - 09:21 PM

    Great info, social media is very important and SEO techniques are vital But mostly you need unique content to build a returning and referring audience.

  29. Reply
    Dream
    Feb 10, 2013 - 04:17 AM

    well yes, social network is important but it doesnt give much …

  30. Reply
    Mahesh Dhami
    Feb 12, 2013 - 07:41 PM

    Indeed this is a great list to try and promote my website. The DMOZ is not easy to get your site indexed, many comments on their site showing that it takes a long time to get indexed and many never get indexed.

  31. Reply
    loseweightfasthow
    Feb 13, 2013 - 09:02 PM

    Thanks for the information. It’s really hard to promote blog in this competitive market

  32. Reply
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    Feb 14, 2013 - 02:25 PM

    Great stuff !!! Keep it up !!

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    Today's News
    Feb 15, 2013 - 08:43 AM

    Good post, useful list.
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. Reply
    John
    Feb 15, 2013 - 08:54 AM

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    Feb 22, 2013 - 07:36 AM

    Thanks for sharing this list.

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    Alan
    Apr 04, 2013 - 10:03 AM

    Thanks. Nice Site!

  38. Reply
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    Apr 20, 2013 - 07:54 AM

    SpotlightBusinessDirectory.com are now accepting free listings :)

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    Jul 02, 2013 - 04:45 PM

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    Jul 21, 2013 - 07:00 PM

    Good list. We`ve been trying to promote one of our websites following this list and it really helped in ranking! All you need is patience…
    Thank you

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    Brett
    Jul 22, 2013 - 02:15 PM

    Very helpful, thank you!

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    Mary
    Jul 23, 2013 - 12:23 AM

    Thanks for the suggestions to promote a website. I am unfamiliar with HubPages, I may it check it out. I heard quite a bit about this site. Another suggestion is social networks and listing through search engines (yahoo/google) is another way to promote a website is also good.

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    Jul 26, 2013 - 07:56 AM

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    Jul 26, 2013 - 10:52 AM

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    Larry's Classifieds
    Jul 27, 2013 - 12:55 PM

    Very nice job!!

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    Aug 10, 2013 - 11:16 AM

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    Aug 13, 2013 - 08:07 AM

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    Aug 15, 2013 - 07:49 AM

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    Sep 03, 2013 - 07:05 AM

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    Sep 13, 2013 - 04:30 AM

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    Pulkit Sharma
    Sep 15, 2013 - 03:35 AM

    After reading the post just submitted the press release on prlog.

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    Thomas
    Sep 17, 2013 - 03:19 PM

    Great information!!!

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    Bijaya Ghimire
    Sep 21, 2013 - 06:17 AM

    Great post, very good information.

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    suraj
    Sep 23, 2013 - 06:49 AM

    I have done all the mentioned points in regard with my website. However, Ezinearticles didnt accept my articles.

  67. Reply
    Brian
    Mar 14, 2014 - 03:51 PM

    Thanks for the ideas. They were very helpful.

  68. Reply
    Josh
    Mar 19, 2014 - 02:56 PM

    Thank you for this list! I had done a few of them, and am now going to try through the rest you have linked to. Then I can get better traffic for http://www.loveonedate.com

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    Delay News
    Apr 03, 2014 - 07:25 AM

    The web has truly changed the way we communicate and made it far easier to stay informed about the lives of our loved ones.

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  70. Reply

    Hi,

    I have just started my free classified site. Will try and use these tips to get some traction on my site.

    Thanks.

  71. Reply
    Jane
    Apr 09, 2014 - 12:12 PM

    Awesome Article.I will work on your tips..
    thanks for your efforts.

  72. Reply
    Anchit Shethia
    Apr 13, 2014 - 06:13 AM

    You forgot quora. You can add in your article link related to the question. Quora brings me a lot of traffic :) Just don’t spam

    • Reply
      Sarah Matista
      Apr 15, 2014 - 10:27 AM

      Good note Anchit! Quora is a great (and free!) resource for content marketing.

  73. Reply
    Nancy Yogo
    Apr 16, 2014 - 03:33 AM

    Nice list you have put there, good.

  74. Reply
    Ajay Pandey
    Apr 21, 2014 - 03:20 PM

    Thanks for sharing a useful list for online website promotion. I want to know how to get PR for a website page

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