Information hubs have been dropping like flies since 2015 when places like Reddit, HubPages, Wiki How, and eHow all started becoming very popular and mainstream.
This article has a small list of different information hubs that still exist for you to post niche-related information.
Generally, when you are going to post information specific to a niche go to a specific subreddit and be sure to follow the rules. Or post to a specific area on HubPages. Those two places will get you the most visibility and they are not going anywhere.
You can also check out this article to see where to post your articles to get more views.
Places like Voat, Triond, Factoids, Bubblews, Writedge, Daily Two Cents, Persona Paper dozens of others are all shut down. Simply search for article directory websites and you’ll find article after article that list hundreds of websites. Unfortunately, as you click on the suggested links you’ll find that 80 percent of them are dead links.
In any case, here is a list of some great information hubs that you can use to post your niche-specific content. Be sure to spend some time reviewing the rules so you can follow them. Several of these places are pretty strict and you don’t want to be banned.
They carry a lot of domain authority and can really help boost your website. That being said, here are 6 information hubs that you can use to help boost your website.
Hub Pages is a content-sharing site that you can use to post niche-specific articles. There are more than 40 million users around the world who all have the potential to see your content. Make sure you follow the rules when posting your article. They are strict and will remove any articles that don’t follow the guidelines.
Get started by creating an account and selecting a subdomain for your blog. Then you can begin writing and submitting articles. If you get lots of views you can even get paid for your articles!
However, the main focus is to use the authority of Hub Pages to give your website some good backlinks. Therefore, submit your high-quality informational articles to help boost your site.
Reddit is more of a social bookmarking website. However, it is rapidly becoming one of the top information hubs in arguably the entire world.
There are millions of subreddits, or places dedicated to a specific niche. These subreddits are topic-specific information hubs to which you can post content.
Many people believe that Reddit is only for sharing content. However, it can also be used for writing and posting articles. You can use markdown formatting (Google it) to add links to your articles.
Be careful though, you must make sure you follow the rules of each subreddit. They are very unforgiving. If you make one mistake, you’ll find yourself banned from that subreddit in an instant.
Therefore, it is a good idea to post a lot of content from many different places all around the web.
Share content from dozens of different URL’s.
Upload your own images.
Upload funny and trending images.
Ask questions in forums.
Post text posts.
Basically, you need to do a little bit of everything to get your Karma up.
Once your Karma is over 1000 then you can start using Reddit to help promote your content. Trust me; give it time. You don’t want to make the same mistakes I made. You may also wish to make a couple of different accounts.
That way, you can build them all up for a long-term backlinking plan once they all have over 5000 Karma – a process that may take several years.
Quora is the world’s leading question and answer website. People ask questions and other people post their answers. This is a site that you will have to dedicate a lot of time and effort to before you will be able to use it to your advantage.
What I mean by that is that you need to build a good reputation for yourself before you start posting links to your website. Similar to the strategy you use on Reddit.
Start searching for questions related to your niche and then answer them. Continue to do this for several months. This will help you be recognized as an authority figure in your field.
Once you have built up a good name and reputation for yourself, you can start adding links to your answers and pointing people to certain pages on your website. You can refer them to an article you wrote, different products or services you promote, et cetera.
When you first start promoting links, make sure they are from different sources. Link to articles you wrote for other websites, blogs, et cetera.
Do this for about a year and once you have hundreds of answers, comments, and replies you can start actively promoting your own website.
Remember, the purpose of Quora is to share information and knowledge. Therefore, if it looks like you are promoting, you will be banned.
Medium is really becoming a popular place and writing for them is becoming more and more prestigious and difficult. Still, it’s a great place to get your articles published.
They have great authority and a backlink from them will carry a lot of weight. The niches they service are expanding so there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be able to write something if they’ll accept it. Therefore, it’s worth trying.
Words mean a lot here and you have a real chance to make an impression on other users. Make sure whatever you are writing about is teaching something because people are constantly seeking new information. Create your account and learn the rules.
Then find a niche that you can write articles about. Once you’ve got everything filled out, start submitting articles. Place a couple of backlinks to your website and let them go to work.
Product Hunt is a site that people use to hunt for different products available in the market. They are looking for awesome gadgets and different things that make life wickedly easy.
Therefore, this is a great place for you to write a review article about an affiliate product and post it. They have a wide variety of niches so you’ll be able to write about pretty much anything.
As usual, don’t simply link to the affiliate product. Link to the article you wrote about it on your website so they have to view that first. Remember, the goal in using information hubs isn’t to get a direct sale.
It’s to boost your website.
Therefore, link to the product page on your site. If someone wants the product, they’ll take a look at your article and click the buy button on your site.
*Note: Normally, you’d want to make the purchase process as easy as possible. However, the goal is link juice for your site rather than an easy sale.
Mastodon is a strange place that is dedicated to communication. It’s definitely a social network and an information hub combined. It’s based on open web protocol and open-source software.
Still, you can write short articles and post them for some extra backlinks. There aren’t a lot of strict rules here so it’s a good spot to post articles that you may have posted somewhere else.
Don’t underestimate this location. There are millions of users from all around the world so there are definitely a lot of potential readers. In addition, if you translate your content and post it here you can reach even wider audiences.
Therefore, it’s a great place to use Google Translate to translate articles you’ve used before and post them here for additional exposure. This will enable you to get around the rules of original and unique content on other article sites. Thereby enabling you to get more out of your articles.
There you have it! Get out there and create an account on each of these great sites. Start writing articles and begin submitting them. Spend a lot of time on these different platforms and build a reputation for yourself.
Yes, it is tiresome and painstaking.
However, it will be worth it in the long run. A few years from now, when you have a lot of clout you’ll find that the articles you post get a lot of traction. Be patient. Don’t post links right away. Build a name for yourself first. Then post the links.
This is a long-term plan. Therefore, expect it to take a couple of years before you start seeing huge results from these places. In the meantime, post your articles to these directories.
You may also wish to check out this list of Press Release Directories and see if you can submit your articles there as well.
If you have a blog, then you should also be sure to submit your blog to the places in this list as well!