The month of May here on the Webs blog will be dedicated to promotion and marketing of your small business and, of course, your website. We’ll kick things off today with a categorized list of places to list or promote your website or services that can help bring you more traffic, and ultimately more business.

You may recognize a number of these suggestions from a very popular post we did on this topic awhile back. As new sites have been added to the web, and we got some great suggestions in the user comments, we decided to post a shiny new version for you here today. Enjoy, and if you have any suggestions or your own, please feel free to add them in the comments below!

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 that give your website more credibility with search engines.

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

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
  6. Yelp
  7. Manta
  8. Craigslist
  9. Spotlight Business Directory

Article Marketing
Writing an article specific for your niche interest is a good way to convey expertise 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 great for your search ranking.

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

Information Forums
Sometimes the best way to get someone’s attention is by reaching out and providing something they need. Answering questions or offering help on forums can be a great way to get noticed, get your website out there, and establish yourself as an expert in a certain field.

  1. Quora
  2. Ask
  3. Yahoo! Answers

The internet is a big place, folks. There are probably dozens of smaller niche opportunities for getting your name out there. Keep up the good work researching ways to promote your website, and let us know what you find!

About the Author: Sarah Matista is the Online Content Specialist and resident blogger at Webs. Loves branding, marketing, whales. Get more from Sarah on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

13 Responses

  1. Reply
    Alan Fanning
    May 07, 2013 - 11:28 AM

    Great options and tips.
    We’re launching a new website for all accommodations to list free of charge and upload their links and photos here – http://www.facebook.com/accommodationsworldwide

  2. Reply
    julie monte
    May 08, 2013 - 04:15 AM

    You must check NewsAssist! I recently discovered it and use it daily for my blogs. NewsAssist is a free firefox-addon that boosts the productivity of bloggers and editors. The add-on has searching, editing, publishing and distributing of blogtext integrated in a easy to use interface. NewsAssist is a powerful tool and a great working environment that is fully integrated with FireFox. It can be found on http://www.newsassist.org and on the firefox add-on site.

    “free blogging tool”: http://www.newsassist.org

  3. Reply
    Sai Krishna
    May 10, 2013 - 02:52 AM

    Well, I have seen some pretty good tips in your post..!!

    Learnt new ways of promoting, I’m glad to come across your blog, when I was just wondering to get some more ideas to promote my site, and I must say, I have come to the right place, really nice article.

  4. Reply
    Denyce
    May 22, 2013 - 12:25 PM

    I am going to check out a few of these links for myself!

  5. Reply
    Benjamin
    May 29, 2013 - 08:54 PM

    Keep this going please, great job!

  6. Reply
    Ayen
    Jul 21, 2013 - 03:49 PM

    Really helpful! check out my online shop for great deals on electronic goods and accessories. http://www.ayenbusiness.com

  7. Reply
    Sumit
    Jul 23, 2013 - 02:39 AM

    Thanks , really helpful article. Excatly needed for my coupons website http://www.couponplanet.in

  8. Reply
    Thanks broo...this is good
    Jul 23, 2013 - 07:41 AM

    I really have more ideas to promote my business.Thax to you

  9. Reply
    Gift
    Jul 23, 2013 - 07:44 AM

    This is pretty helpful especially that i just started my own business,this should go a long way.Check out my website.

  10. Reply
    Sue
    Jul 23, 2013 - 12:00 PM

    A very useful and interesting site. Will use a few suggestive links to get us on our way!

  11. Reply
    Akshaya Raghuvanshi
    Aug 08, 2013 - 12:46 AM

    Really helpful. Enjoyed it.

  12. Reply
    M Juliet
    Apr 23, 2014 - 04:52 AM

    Excellent links and great content.
    Syndicated content may also be useful.

  13. Reply
    Dangelo
    Apr 24, 2014 - 12:48 AM

    Very Informative – I am officially fan of yours now!

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