Promote Your Next Startup
Free web-resources you may want to use to promote your next startup.
The main advertisement channel is of course people who are in love with your product. Their sharing activities is the best advertisement. Thus, the main idea is to create the product that is useful, usable and attractive to the end users. And only after that it does make sense to spread the word about something you've done.
|reddit.com||The front-page of the internet|
|facebook.com||Post news to your niche groups|
|slashdot.org||News for nerds|
|datatau.net||DataTau - Data Science Newsboard|
|devrant.com||A fun community of developers|
|sidebar.io||The five best design links, every weekday|
|changelog.com||News and podcasts for developers|
Create a Product Page
|producthunt.com||The best new products in tech|
|saashub.com||SaaSHub - Software alternatives and reviews|
|angel.co||Where the world meets startups|
|alternativeto.net||Crowd-sourced software recommendations|
Post an Article
|medium.com||Read, write and share stories that matter|
|linkedin.com||People and companies that are posting and looking for job. Post to your niche groups as well.|
|dev.to||The DEV community|
|dzone.com||Programming news, tutorials and tools|
|scotch.io||Top shelf web-development training|
|hashnode.com||The Dev community|
|dou.ua||Ukrainian developers community|
|muckrack.com||MuckRack for journalist and public relations|
|techhype.io||News, articles and tools for developers|
|towardsdatascience.com||Towards Data Science|
|python.libhunt.com||Awesome Python LibHunt|
|morioh.com||Social network for programmers and developers|
|hackr.io||The list of programming classes and tutorials|
|smashingmagazine.com||For web designers and developers|
|forum.freecodecamp.org||The Free Code Camp Forum|
Here are some niche blogs which you may use to find your target audience.
|geeksforgeeks.org||A computer science portal for geeks|
|codeforces.com||Programming contests platform|
|kaggle.com||Your home for datascience|
Write for News Blog
|medium.com/dailyjs||Daily JS news|
|alistapart.com||For people who make web-sites|
|developer-tech.com||Developer tech news|
|programmableweb.com||APIs, mashups and the Web as a platform|
|hakin9.com||Blog of IT security magazine|
|datacamp.com||Data Science Online News|
|daily.dev/blog||Daily Dev Blog|
|stackoverflow.com||Where developers learn, share and build careers|
|quora.com||A place to share knowledge and better understand the world|
Write on Forums
|techrepublic.com||Community of IT experts|
Write to Dev-Chats
If you think your project is useful for some specific group of people then find targeted channel, read about channel rules and only then post information to channel.
|gitter.im||Where developers come to talk|
Record a video
Record a demo video of your product, or some learning content and upload it to your YouTube channel. Put the link to the product or to the content to the video description.
If you find your project to be related to one of the awesome partitions then just go ahead and create pull request to add your product to the list.
|github.com/bayandin/awesome-awesomeness||A curated list of awesome awesomeness|
Use Advanced Google Search Techniques
Google supports powerful search techniques that may help you to promote your resource.
Find sites linking to competitors
Find sites linking to your competitors and try to add your link to that web-sites as well.
link: operator was officially deprecated in 2017. But it does still return some results.
It might be a good idea to exclude competitor web-site itself from the search results by using the
site: operator to avoid displaying of internal links
Do the following Google search but with you competitor's URL:
Find guest post opportunities
This allows you to find web-sites where you might submit the article about your new project/product/startup.
Pick your niche keyword (i.e.
programming) and Google search for guest post related phrases like so:
programming intitle:"write for us" inurl:"write-for-us"
You can also use other phrases like:
become a contributor
guest post guidelines
You can also search for many of these at once:
programming ("write for us" | inurl:"guest-post-guidelines" | inurl:"guest-post")
(programming | machine learning) AND ("write for us" | inurl:"guest-post-guidelines")
Find resource page opportunities
Resource pages contains the links to best resources on specific topic.
It might be a good idea to pitch your resource for inclusion.
To find resource pages you might do the following Google search:
programming (intitle:"resources" | inurl:resources)
Or you might narrow it down to:
intitle:programming AND intitle:resources AND inurl:resources
Find more related resource
Once you found a good web-site to place a link to you might want to find similar relevant resources.
To do so just do the following Google search but with the resource you're interested in:
Register in Startup Directories
|betalist.com||Discover and get early access to tomorrow's startup|
|startuptabs.com||Startup discovery engine|
|crunchbase.com||Discover innovative companies and the people behind them|
|geekwire.com||Breaking news in technology in business|
|f6s.com||Startup founder deals and accelerators|
|killerstartups.com||Where internet entrepreneurs are the stars|
|startupbuffer.com||Promote your startup and discover new startups|
|allstartups.info||All startups info|
|betapage.co||Community of tech lovers and early adopters|
|index.co||Connecting startups, corporate brands, and investors|
|gust.com||Startup funding and investing|
|startupproject.org||The startup project|
|launchlister.com||See the day's hottest product launches|
|vator.tv||Voice of the entrepreneur|
|nextbigwhat.com||Discover great products|
|iamwire.com||A digital incubator & network for technology ecosystem|
|snapmunk.com||Technology trends and startup culture|
|nibletz.com||The voice of the startups|
|startupstash.com||Curated resources and tools for startups|
|alltopstartups.com||All top startups|
|techpluto.com||Platform to showcase innovative startups and tech news|
|thestartuppitch.com||Come pitch your startup to the world|
|sideprojectors.com||Marketplace to buy and sell side projects|
|launchingnext.com||New startups and ideas|
|startupranking.com||New startups and ideas|
- Use findareddit.com to find relevant subreddits for your niche
Depending on the subject of your post you may use the targeted subreddits: