SEO people are always looking for places to put links. Although you aren’t supposed to self-promote, here are some great creative ideas.
• Medium. Medium is fantastic. You should fill your Medium posts with Medium-specific content about your brand.
If you are cross-posting (posting to your own blog and somewhere else), which is allowed by Medium and can help your SEO, you must use the advanced Medium feature called canonical link, which is found in the Advanced settings of the post itself. (Scroll to the bottom.)
You must set the Canonical Link to the URL on your own blog where you ‘originally’ publish the article (the one you want to rank highest above the Medium post.)
Remember, you are doing this so that your cross-posted Medium blog post doesn’t compete with your own blog in the Google rankings— this matters!
Otherwise, you should not cross-post without altering content.
This has surprisingly good rankings and you can get away with outbound links here.
Again, DO NOT cannibalize your own content. Unlike Medium which has a canonical link feature, because dev.to does not have have a canonical link feature, I do not recommend cross-posting to Dev.to. That means you must make original content unique to dev.to.
Press release service that allows links. Google PageRank is 4. No account needed. These people seem to have some funky system that enforces 1 free release per day.
Press release service that allows links. These people have a complicated sign-up process involving this intimidating (and frankly somewhat anti-entrepreneural, IMHO) required paragraph:
“Write two or more sentences about any of the following people: founder, promoter, MD, director, partner, trustee, CEO, CFO, COO managing the company. Names entered above as CEO and Founder must also be mentioned inside these sentences. Write only in complete sentences with proper punctuation and grammar. Write more about the company board, management, head quarters etc. Minimum 50 words required.”
These people have a nice 4 for $99 or 10 for $999 pricing model. Clean & professional, supports links.
Links allowed in the body of the release. I believe this is free.
Business Directory Listings
• Requires that you have a legal business name with your Secretary of State. They will check your state’s database to confirm.
• Google Business Profile
• Requires only that you receive a postcard at the address where you claim you are doing business. They will not check with your state’s directory of business information.