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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.

Spread the Word

Post News

Link About The front-page of the internet Hacker news Lobsters Post news to your niche groups Of course News for nerds News feed Designer news DataTau - Data Science Newsboard A fun community of developers The five best design links, every weekday News and podcasts for developers The best UX design links each week Weekly e-mail roundup of latest CSS articles, tutorials, and experiments

Create a Product/Tool Page

Link About The best new products in tech SaaSHub - Software alternatives and reviews Where the world meets startups Crowd-sourced software recommendations Indie Hackers All in one bookmark links for designer Landing page design inspirations The very best in the web design inspiration Weekly links and websites Interesting internet The home of alternative web-design Profiles of developers and their projects Crowd-sourced software recommendations

Post an Article

Link About Read, write and share stories that matter People and companies that are posting and looking for job. Post to your niche groups as well. The DEV community Programming news, tutorials and tools Top shelf web-development training The Dev community Ukrainian developers community MuckRack for journalist and public relations News, articles and tools for developers Towards Data Science Awesome Python LibHunt CodeMentor Community KDNuggets Social network for programmers and developers Hacker Noon Blogging platform The list of programming classes and tutorials JavaScript Kicks For web designers and developers The Free Code Camp Forum CodeProject - For those who code Dev community

Niche Platforms

Here are some niche blogs which you may use to find your target audience.

Link About A computer science portal for geeks Programming contests platform Your home for datascience

Write for News Blog

Link About Daily JS news IT blog For people who make web-sites Web news Developer tech news APIs, mashups and the Web as a platform Blog of IT security magazine Data Science Online News JavaScript News CSS Tricks Daily Dev Blog

Answer Questions

Link About Where developers learn, share and build careers A place to share knowledge and better understand the world

Write on Forums

Link About Community of IT experts Sitepoint forums

Publish your RSS

Link About News aggregator

Write to Dev-Chats

Don't spam!

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.

Link About 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.

Link About Video platform

Become Awesome

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.

Link About 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.

Google’s 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:


You might also want to analyze the backlinks to your competitors using services like

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:

  • contribute to
  • become a contributor
  • guest post guidelines
  • inurl:guest-post
  • etc.

You can also search for many of these at once:

programming ("write for us" | inurl:"guest-post-guidelines" | inurl:"guest-post")

Or even:

(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

Link About Discover and get early access to tomorrow's startup Startup discovery engine Discover innovative companies and the people behind them Breaking news in technology in business Startup founder deals and accelerators Where internet entrepreneurs are the stars Promote your startup and discover new startups All startups info Community of tech lovers and early adopters Connecting startups, corporate brands, and investors Startup funding and investing The startup project Discovering innovation See the day's hottest product launches Voice of the entrepreneur Discover great products A digital incubator & network for technology ecosystem Technology trends and startup culture Discover trending micro-startups today The voice of the startups Curated resources and tools for startups All top startups Startup Dope Platform to showcase innovative startups and tech news Come pitch your startup to the world Marketplace to buy and sell side projects New startups and ideas New startups and ideas Products made by independent makers and creators

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Use to find relevant/similar subreddits for your niche

Depending on the subject of your post you may use the targeted subreddits: