In today’s blogging world, you cannot achieve success alone. You need friends, readers, supporters and most importantly, content marketing strategies that you need to use, period.
Content marketing isn’t only about sharing your articles on social media sites and commenting on other blogs. You need to do more to let people know about your articles.
So, in this post I’m going to list out some incredible sites that I use myself for content marketing.
I first came to know about Bloggers about six months ago. It is an awesome site where you have the opportunity to meet hundreds of thousands of other bloggers. You can check out all kinds of blogs ranging from fashion, designing, blog tips, seo, programming all the way up to some of the rare niche like business and economics.
The most advantageous thing about using bloggers is that you can syndicate your content with your RSS feed for free. No good content syndication sites does it for free. So, that means if you publish a new article on your blog, it would automatically get published on your Bloggers account as well.
Like most content marketing sites, it also has the option of receiving votes from other members. If you can get lots of votes , then you and your blog gets featured on the “Editor’s pick of the Day” section. Wade recently got featured on Bloggers as well.
So, if you’re a new blogger this is probably the best site to get attention for your contents.
2. Blog Engage
Blog Engage is a lot more serious than Bloggers. By serious, I mean people pay attention to the content here more than in Bloggers. The reason for it is because it is a paid community. That’s why you will find members here who are extremely serious about their blogs.
Me and some of my closest blogger friends are on Blog Engage. It has different levels of membership and the money you have to pay depends on the type of membership you want. For a standard membership you have to manually submit all your articles and for others you can use RSS syndication.
I’m not going to go into details about all the membership plans. You can find it in this article if you want know why you should join Blog Engage.
BizSugar is an awesome site for “Small Business News & Tips”. I joined BizSugar a couple of weeks ago. For me, it has turned out to be more effective than Blog Engage.
I receive at least 10 visits from BizSugar everyday, not much but quite a few when you think about the short time I’ve been in this community. Out of my 5 submitted articles, 3 got published to the front page. That’s a 60% success rate, not bad when you think about all the competition.
Here too, you will find voting system called “Sugars” where members can vote for other member’s articles. I think the minimum “sugars” that you need to get your article published on the first page is 16.
You will learn more about it when you join this awesome community.
Blokube is new to me. I joined it only a couple of days back and till now I have submitted only two articles. So, I still have to wait for a few days or maybe a week to get traffic from it. Blokube is almost similar to Blog Engage and BizSugar.
There is the similar voting system and after your article gets a certain amount of vote it gets published on the first page.
Why should you join these Content Marketing Sites ?
Just a little summary of why you should join them. I will be brief, I promise.
All of these sites are authority in the eyes of Google. So, it is important to get backlinks from them. Think about all the links your single article will have just by submitting them to these authority sites in addition with the social media sites.
With your articles, your blog will also get some boost and your traffic will increase when more and more people come to know about your blog. So, it is important to be a part of these awesome communities.
The most important reason to join these sites would be that almost all the popular and top bloggers I know are in these communities. So, you will have the opportunity to grab their attention.
Maybe next time, I will write a detailed article on why you should join these sites in the first place.
Do you have any other sites in mind ? You can add it to my list using the comment section and don’t forget to share your thoughts on the sites I have mentioned. Also, if you’re on any of these sites you can let us know. We will be glad to connect with you.