So you’ve created a blog and been writing quality posts and want to drive traffic to them. There are many ways to quickly promote your blog for free. These range from social media sites to more specific blogging and publishing websites. We’ll list below some of the top websites to promote your blog for free and help grow your audience.
Medium is a digital publishing platform with over 100 million readers that is open to anybody. Anybody can use this platform to publish articles and posts – you don’t need a blog. But with such a large worldwide user base it is a great platform to advertise your blog for free.
The Medium platform is not built on advertising to make money. It remains free for readers and publishers to use. But there are paid readership subscriptions. There are also 2 ways for publishers to earn money on Medium so you can start to monetize your blog.
Read more in our article on how to earn money on Medium.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social media site with millions of users worldwide. It is owned by Automattic, the same company that owns WordPress. There are currently over 530 million blogs and 11 million daily posts on Tumblr. It is not just blog posts, Tumblr let’s you share any type of media including images, videos, text and links.
Facebook – Pages & Groups
Facebook is the world’s largest social media website. As of July 2021 Facebook had 2.89 billion active monthly users. That’s a huge potential audience for your content. You can create a dedicated page for your site or business and share all your posts and other content directly to it.
Alternatively, or even in addition to a page you can create a Facebook group. Or join existing groups and share relevant content to them. Although be careful that what you share in somebody else’s group isn’t looking like spam.
Depending on the level of time and effort you wish to pursue, it could be more worthwhile creating your own group. It can be built around your niche. This way you will have full control of the content and what can and cannot be posted.
Flipboard in a news reading app that aggregates articles from the web that can be tailored to a users interest and viewed in a smart magazine format. It is used by over 145 million users per month so it is far reaching.
Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms around. With monthly active users of around 330 million. Twitter has a post limit of 280 characters so messages are short. This means you won’t be able to share full blog posts directly, but you can share links directly to your blog posts.
Twingly is a global social data supplier covering social media, blogs and more for tracking online trends. This information is used by organisations. By submitting your blog to Twingly it ensures it will be picked up whenever there is mention of a product, brand or organisation.
Pinterest is a social media site focusing on image sharing in the form of pinboards. According to data from SproutSocial, Pinterest has over 450 million active monthly users and over half of users are from outside the US. So this platform could give you a wider ranging audience. Pinterest is a good platform for advertising as users are 3 times more likely to click through to a website than on any other social platform.
Pocket is an online platform for viewing digital content. With Pocket, users can save interesting articles, videos or other content they find on the Internet to view later. Over 20 million registered users use Pocket and have saved over 2 billion articles and other content.
Reddit is an online social forum with a focus on communities. These communities are divided into something called subreddits which are focused on different topics. The platform is used by over 52 million people each day and is ranked among the top ten social media sites in the US.
Quora is a knowledge sharing platform with over 300 million monthly active users worldwide. It connects people from around the world with different knowledge and perspectives to use their knowledge for the benefit of everybody.
This mainly operates through users posting questions and answers. However you can also create your own space and post your own full length articles. Spaces can allow you to build your authority and expertise in your field as well as growing an audience.
Promote Your Blog Conclusion
There are lots of sites to promote your blog or written articles for free. Use as many of these to help build an audience quickly and show your expertise within your niche.
Several of these sites such as Medium and Quora also allow anybody to easily monetize their published content. Find more free places to promote your blog.