6 (Almost) Forgotten Platforms To Promote Your Blog Posts

When you think about promoting your blog posts the first thoughts usually go to the big social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Many bloggers find success through Pinterest. And even LinkedIn has long been on the radar of business bloggers to share their content with their friends and contacts.

Email marketing has been discovered as one of the highest converting traffic sources.

Search engines are still often seen as the holy grail of blog traffic.

And even advertising has found its place into blog and traffic generation, whether it be on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram or search engines like google

But there are a lot more platforms that can work wonders for your traffic. Some of them are niche platforms, some of them need a fairly good understanding of their processes and best practices, or you will not achieve much but be banned instead.

Still, these platforms can well be the key to unlocking your blog’s growth when you are stuck.

Here are 6 platforms you should consider to promote blog posts.

1. Quora

Quora offers you multiple options to promote blog posts. You can use the publishing option of the platform to syndicate your content – or you can use the central question-and-answer part of Quora to help other people with your answer, promote yourself as a knowledgeable person and mention a blog post in your answer as a more in-depth source of information.

Be careful to not come across over-promoting. Your answer needs to be relevant – then, if the question is popular and your answer gets some upvotes, Quora can be an awesome source for targeted traffic to your post.

2. Bloglovin

Bloglovin is a platform where you don’t follow people, you follow blogs. Bloglovin allows you to organize your favorite blogs and organize them. This way you get informed if a new blog post has been published by one of the blogs you follow. And you can follow all your favorite blogs in one place – and discover new blogs by topic.

Being on Bloglovin and offering a follow option on your blog to build a following on Bloglovin can help you grow traffic – from Bloglovin. Bloglovin is a community and networking and interacting with other bloggers from Bloglovin can help you get more widely known.

3. StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a content discovery platform. People virtually stumble across content from the niches they follow. You can build a following on StumbleUpon, which will help you to get the content you share on StumbleUpon in front of a crowd. How large the crowd that stumbles across your content depends on the reactions of people to your content. If they like your content, StumbleUpon will show it to more people.

There are articles on StumbleUpon that have thousands of likes – or even 10th of thousands. And they will get ongoing traffic according to the likes they receive.

StumbleUpon has huge power to drive significant amounts of traffic. However, this traffic is not very targeted and hard to convert. Often traffic from StumbleUpon is good for statistics, but not that good in terms of conversions.

4. Flipboard

Flipboard is another tool where you can follow your favorite blogs. But you also create a topic based kind of magazine from these blogs – and this might get others to follow it. Choose a name for your magazine that clearly states what it is about.

Now you can add your own blog posts to your magazine – and attract traffic back to your blog from Flipboard.

5. Slideshare

To utilize Slideshare you obviously need to invest some time into creating a presentation. But once you have your slides ready, Slideshare can well prove a highly converting source of traffic.

People can discover your Slideshare presentation not only through the traffic you send to it, but you can also earn traffic directly from Slideshare, or even from Google via your presentation to your blog post.

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To get traffic from Slideshare you need to figure out not only how to attract an audience to your slides but also how to strategically place links in your slides so that people will click back to your blog post.

6. Reddit

Reddit – the front door of the internet – is a social news aggregation site that has the power to drive huge amounts of traffic. But it still flys slightly below the radar of marketers, because you have to invest time into building your credibility on the platform before you can utilize its power. If you don’t invest the time and effort, you will be (shadow) banned. Often even in a way that you don’t even notice.

Image source: Screenshot from Reddit

Be active on Reddit, upvote, share and comment on other peoples submissions. Utilize the right subreddits, learn what works well with Reddit users – and you may be able to earn huge amounts of traffic.

Final words

I am sure that some of you are using more platforms that have tremendous power to boost your blog – but are not widely used. Most of these platforms need a special strategy to unleash the real power. Often you should not just go on the platform and start promoting your blog – often that is regarded as spam.

But if you invest the time and effort there is a huge power in these platforms – or even in some special features of well-known platforms, like Facebook groups for bloggers or Twitter chats.

Let us know, what secret platforms are you using to promote your blog?

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High Domain Authority Sites To Get Valuable Backlinks

Domain authority is one of the parameter which the Search engines like Google or Bing consider when displaying results for a specific search term or query. Websites or blog with higher domain authority appears high on Search Engine Result Pages; get more organic traffic and ranking.

There are many ways to improve Domain authority of your blog or website; one is to get backlinks from the sites with High domain authority. On the scale of 1 – 100, high domain authority means 40 or more, while some SEO expert says that websites with Domain authority more than 50 will pass link juice.

During my practice of making quality backlinks, I got mixture of dofollow and nofollow backlinks from high PageRank high domain authority sites. Here is the list of high domain authority sites which accept comments, articles or content which will ultimately gives you quality backlinks. The links are arranged according the niches which including the Technology, Health and Fitness, Education, Blogging, SEO, Real Estate as well as General websites.

01. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from General Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow /Nofollow
http://www.ireport.cnn.com 100 No follow
http://www.voices.yahoo.com 100 Do follow
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 97 Do follow
http://www.slashdot.org 95 Do follow
http://www.newsvine.com 94 Do follow
http://www.change.org 92 No follow
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ 92 No follow
http://www.Examiner.com 91 No follow
http://www.dailykos.com 90 Do follow
http://www.instructables.com 90 No follow
http://www.storify.com 90 No follow
http://www.alameda.patch.com 89 No follow
http://www.purevolume.com 85 No follow
http://www.luckymag.com 82 Do follow
http://www.rebelmouse.com 82 Do follow
http://www.medium.com 82 No follow
http://www.theepochtimes.com/ 80 No follow
http://www.buzznet.com 79 No follow
http://www.sparkpeople.com 78 Do follow
http://www.kiwibox.com 78 No follow
http://www.linkup.imanet.org 73 Do follow
http://www.bubblews.com 68 No follow
http://www.ourmidland.com 64 Do follow
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com 62 Do follow
http://www.realitysandwich.com/ 60 Do follow
http://www.sportsblog.com 55 Do follow
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk 54 Do follow
http://www.storeboard.com 48 Do follow
http://www.lerablog.org 48 No follow
http://www.paramuspost.com 47 Do follow
http://www.groundreport.com/ 46 Do follow
http://www.nat-ti.com 43 No follow
http://www.broowaha.com 43 Do follow
http://www.rockdalenews.com 43 Do follow
http://www.sportsrants.com 45 Do follow
http://www.katyperrypurr.com 44 Do follow
http://www.creativetimes.co.uk 44 Do follow
http://www.community.covnews.com/ 42 Do follow
http://www.51ideas.com 41 Do follow
http://www.deer-digest.com 40 Do follow

02. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Business Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow /Nofollow
http://www.nationofchange.com 85 Do follow
http://www.benzinga.com 78 Do follow
http://www.customerthink.com 67 Do follow
http://www.business-opportunities.biz/ 67 Do follow
http://www.evancarmichael.com 64 Do follow
http://www.wamda.com 63 Do follow
http://www.savethestudent.org 63 Do follow
http://www.biznik.com 60 Do follow
http://www.accountingweb.co.uk 58 No follow
http://www.knoji.com/ 55 Do follow
http://www.recruitingblogs.com 53 Do follow
http://www.ms-jd.org 52 No follow
http://www.kscripts.com/ 51 Do follow
http://www.exploreb2b.com 42 Do follow
http://www.wamda.com/ 41 Do follow

03. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Blogging Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow /Nofollow
http://www.caringbridge.org 86 Do follow
http://www.topofblogs.com 69 Do follow
http://www.authorsden.com 67 Do follow
http://www.blogrollcenter.com 59 Do follow
http://www.superghostblogger.com/ 56 Do follow
http://www.glipho.com/ 40 Do follow

04. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Education Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow /Nofollow
http://www.edublogs.org 87 No follow
http://www.academia.edu 85 No follow
http://www.schoolrack.com 60 Do follow
http://www.futureofeducation.com 50 No follow
http://www.community.eflclassroom.com 42 No follow

05. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Health and Fitness Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow / Nofollow
http://www.ideafit.com 71 Do follow
http://www.blog.ideafit.com/ 71 Do follow
http://www.wellsphere.com 66 Do follow
http://www.empowher.com 55 Do follow
http://www.healthynewage.com/ 55 Do follow
http://www.fruitnfood.com 54 Do follow
http://www.lensaunders.com/ 51 No follow
http://www.healthncure.net/ 47 Do follow
http://www.medcheck-up.com/ 45 Do follow
http://www.shanestrong.com/ 45 No follow
http://www.medicalmingle.com 41 Do follow
http://www.healthmeup.com 40 Do follow

06. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Marketing Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow / Nofollow
http://www.moz.com 93 Do follow
http://www.talent.adweek.com 90 No follow
http://www.hubspot.com 90 Do follow
http://www.socialmediatoday.com/ 86 Do follow
http://www.kissmetrics.com 81 Do follow
http://www.crazyegg.com 79 Do follow
http://www.b2bmarketing.net 56 Do follow
http://www.automotivedigitalmarketing.com 40 No follow
http://www.exeideas.com/ 40 No follow

07. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Real Estate Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow / Nofollow
http://www.activerain.trulia.com 89 Do follow
http://www.trulia.com 89 No follow
http://www.realtreasure.realtytimes.com 75 Do follow
http://www.realtown.com 55 Do follow
http://www.blogs.realtown.com 55 No follow
http://www.realtyjoin.com 40 Do follow
http://www.lottocheatah.com 40 Do follow

08. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Technology Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow / Nofollow
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com 82 Do follow
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com 82 Do follow
http://www.tech.co 76 Do follow
http://www.tech.pro 49 Do follow
http://www.e-junkie.info 44 Do follow
http://www.dokisoft.com/ 42 Do follow
http://www.codedwebmaster.com 41 Do follow
http://www.techandtrends.com/ 41 Do follow

09. List of High DA Sites for Backlinks from Women’s & Fashion Niche

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow / Nofollow
http://www.blogher.com 84 Do follow
luckymag.com 82 Do follow
http://www.cafemom.com 75 Do follow
http://www.modernmom.com 64 Do follow
http://www.shewrites.com 56 No follow
http://www.becomegorgeous.com/ 54 Do follow
http://www.community.babycenter.com/ 50 Do follow
http://www.mombloggersclub.com 49 No follow
http://www.mommysavers.com/ 48 Do follow
http://www.bloggymoms.com/ 46 Do follow
http://www.girlsguideto.com 45 Do follow
http://www.blog.wewomen.com/ 45 Do follow
http://www.craftstylish.com/ 42 Do follow

10. Others

URLs Domain Authority Dofollow / Nofollow
http://www.houzz.com 91 Do follow
http://www.venturebeat.com/category/games/ 90 Do follow
http://www.community.martindale.com 87 No follow
martindale.com 87 Do follow
http://www.gameinformer.com 79 Do follow
http://www.frontiersin.org 77 Do follow
http://www.corephp.com 68 Do follow
http://www.hometalk.com 67 Do follow
http://www.speakingtree.in/ 60 No follow
http://www.designshuffle.com 52 Do follow
http://www.homeclick.com 49 Do follow
http://www.azadnegar.com/ 49 Do follow
http://www.bordersalertandready.com/ 47 Do follow
http://www.melodyhome.com/ 46 Do follow
http://www.legalhelp.org 45 Do follow
http://www.wood-furniture.biz 40 Do follow

Now you have a huge list of high domain authority sites to get valuable backlinks from. Few of these sites accepts comments, others allows you to upload content with backlinks. Although it may take time to cover all these sites, try first to take backlinks from the sites or blogs related to your own niche or category, sites with high domain authority and with dofollow link type.

Happy backlinking!