39 Best Content Distribution Channels (The Complete List)
Bonus Material: Free Content Distribution Checklist
Today you’re going to see the top content distribution channels you can use to get targeted traffic to your content.
Grab my content distribution checklist below to see examples of how I promote content on each channel.
Then filter through the list below to find the best channels to distribute content in your niche.
I want to distribute my content to people interested in:
I want content distribution channels that are:
Free, Paid, New
Zest Boost puts your content in front of CMOs, VPs, and marketing managers. They all visit Zest’s marketing content stream to find the highest quality marketing content on the internet suggested by other top marketers.
You can pay for a single boost ($300) to advertise one article, or a twin boost ($550) to advertise two articles. This gets you a sponsored placement on the top of Zest’s distilled marketing content stream for one month. From my experience one boosted post can drive ~450 clicks in 10 days.
Warrior Forum is a community of 1+ million marketers that has been sharing digital marketing advice since 1997. You can pay to advertise your content on a CPM basis on the top banner, side banner, or bottom banner. Or if you don’t want to pay, you can provide helpful answers to people’s questions and use the signature to link to one of your pieces of content.
Content Mavericks Boardroom
Content Mavericks is a training company Justin Brooke and I started to help business owners and marketers get traffic and sales using content marketing, copywriting, and social marketing.
Inside our private Slack community called The Boardroom we have a #pump channel. This is where students can post a piece of content to get upvotes and like/comments/shares on social posts before running ads to build up social proof.
Dedicated Emails Health
Dedicated Emails can pair your content with a highly responsive opt-in email list in the health market. They have lists of people interested in men’s health, women’s health, and personal development.
NewsMax Health Email Lists
NewsMax has 27 high quality health-related publications with real, valuable content that 45+ year olds opt-in for and regularly consume.You can tap into this audience by advertising in NewsMax sponsored news email alerts, as well as via “exclusive” emails, where you can write the subject line and the copy of the full email. Simply pick the health list most related to your content.
Men’s Health is the world’s largest men’s magazine brand with 25 editions in 35 countries. Readers have a median income of $89,929, a median age of 43.9, and the magazine reaches an 11.2 million readership.
You can get a placement for your content inside their magazine priced anywhere from $110k for ⅓ of a page, to $337k for a full cover.
Dedicated Emails Finance
Dedicated Emails can pair your content with a highly responsive opt-in email list in the finance market. They have lists of people interested in stock tips, cryptocurrency information, and lots of other types of financial education.
BuySellAds Business & Finance
BuySellAds has a large inventory of 40+ business and finance niche websites you can advertise your content on.
Monster sites like Investing.com, InvestingChannel Network, and NPR all offer ad inventory via BuySellAds platform.
NewsMax Special Financial Lists
NewsMax has six high quality finance-related publications with real, valuable content that 45+ year olds opt-in for and regularly consume.You can tap into this audience by advertising in NewsMax sponsored news email alerts, as well as via “exclusive” emails, where you can write the subject line and the copy of the full email. Simply pick the finance list most related to your content.
Dedicated Emails Outdoors
Dedicated Emails can pair your content with a highly responsive opt-in email list in the survival market. They have lists of people interested in camping equipment, outdoor equipment, and anything related to the doomsday prepper market.
Survival Life is one of the top sites on the internet for survival information on being prepared. To supplement their free content, they offer advertising spots for products and content they feel meet the needs of their readers.
The Prepper Journal
The Prepper Journal is a daily survival blog started in 2013 where millions of preppers go to prepare for disaster, hone their survival skills and gain important knowledge that could save their lives.
They have ad slots available all across their site where you can advertise your content.
Dedicated Emails Political
Dedicated Emails can pair your content with a highly responsive opt-in email list in the political market. They have lists of people interested in in both mainstream and alternative political news.
The Political Audience Alliance
The Political Audience Alliance (PAA) is an alliance of publishers in the political space including New Republic, National Review Online, Roll Call, The Nation, Washington Monthly, Congress.org, Political Wire, CQ Roll Call, Washington Examiner, The Weekly Standard, and Red Alert Politics.
PAA publishers contribute data from their audiences, which is then blended with other data and technologies to create targeting options advertisers can use to reach the exact political targets they want with their content.
Politico Focus helps advertisers create sponsor-generated content that lives on Politico and is promoted alongside Politico's own editorial content.
You can use Politico Focus to get your content in front of Politico’s audience of political influencers who go to Politico to stay up-to-date on the latest policy and political news.
BuySellAds has a small inventory of three pet niche websites including Dog Milk, Care to Click, and Gecko Time where you can advertise your content.
Free, Paid, New
Fur Card is a site that ranks the world’s most influential animals. On Fur Card animals are ranked by their social paw-print, which consists of the total unique followers an animal has across Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook.
You can browse and message the world’s top dogs (and cats) to make them an offer they can’t refuse to promote your content. This site is the cats meow!
Petfluence connects pawsome brands to pet influencers to distribute amazing content. There are 1,000+ pet influencers you can work with, and the Petfluence technology allows you to see distribution results by pet influencer and platform.
Hot Tip: Quincy Vines looks like he’ll get the biggest bark for your buck.
GrowthHackers is a community of startup professionals who visit the site for high quality trending articles on growth hacking, marketing channels, user acquisition, engagement, product launches, and more.
You can post your content on GrowthHackers and people in the community will upvote the best growth articles to the top of the site for more people to see.
Indie Hackers is an online publication where entrepreneurs, developers, and bootstrappers share strategies and revenue numbers behind their companies.
Indie Hackers encourages people to re-use their existing content on their platform where they will then leverage channels like their mailing list, community forum, and social media accounts to get your writing in front of their audience of startups.
The Startup is Medium’s largest publication for makers.
You can upload your content to Medium and submit a link to your unpublished article for it to be considered for distribution to The Startups 400k+ followers.
The BuySellAds CryptoBar serves ads to users across an exclusive cryptocurrency ad network of 10+ popular crypto websites like CoinGecko, Bitcoin.com, and CoinCodex.
The bar sticks to the top of sites as people scroll down the page, and gets average click-through rates >1%. With $1,000 minimum spend, a logo, short description, and call to action you can start reaching cryptocurrency audiences across the top sites.
Bitcoin.com is the #1 source for everything related to Bitcoin. From buying, using, and storing Bitcoin, to the latest news on it’s development.
You can get in front of their audience of cryptocurrency enthusiasts with a press release, display ads, podcast sponsorship, or newsletter sponsorship to their 100,000+ Bitcoin subscribers.
BuySellAds has an inventory of 30+ cryptocurrency websites.
You can put your content in front of people visiting massive cryptocurrency sites like CoinMarketCap, Blockchain, and Live Coin Watch to get access to millions of targeted impressions.
TechCrunch is the world’s #1 source of breaking tech news. With TechCrunch you can access a highly engaged, authentic audience of tech consumers.
On the site there are opportunities for branded partner content, native homepage placements, email newsletter placements, and featuring your product in a gadget giveaway contest.
Sandwich Video make video and tv commercials for neat tech products. They’re one of the most in-demand video production studios in the world.
You can pay them to make a video for you, or you can negotiate a revenue share deal with the founder Adam Lisagor like Push For Pizza did.
BuySellAds has an inventory of 30+ technology websites where you can run ads on tech sites like BitTorrent, Speedtest, and Tom’s Guide.
Beauty Clout is a social influencer marketplace that can connect your brand with beauty influencers. You’re able to find influencers who can distribute your content across Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and blogs.
You create a listing with the content or product you want promoted, and on what platforms. Influencers will then place bids, and you can hire as many as you’d like.
Beauty Clout makes 10% on a campaign, so if you pay an influencer $100, $90 will go to the influencer and $10 to Beauty Clout.
Tribe is a marketplace that connects brands with micro-influencers. In minutes a brand can create a brief, select the Beauty and Personal Care category, and invite thousands of micro-influencers to submit a creative post with a fee attached.
If you like the piece of content, you purchase it. If you don’t, you don’t. If you approve it, the influencer publishes it direct to their social feed and gets paid immediately. Tribe takes a 20% service fee on content you buy.
BuySellAds Beauty & Fashion
BuySellAds has an inventory of eight beauty and fashion websites where you can run ads on beauty sites like Trend Hunter, Long Hair Care Forum, and Fashion Gone Rogue.
Match Media Group
Match has a portfolio of 40+ dating sites including Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid, and Plenty Of Fish where you can promote your content.
If you have a budget of $25k+ you can run a campaign across their entire portfolio or choose specific sites.
Niche Ad Network
Niche Ad Network is a network of niche dating websites. CPC rates are set at $0.50 per click for all dating advertisers, with all clicks guaranteed to come from relevant, high quality dating related websites.
You choose from over 90 niche dating ad channels, and Niche Ad Network will match it with dating sites that get traffic in that niche. All ads served on the platform are personally screened by Niche Ad Network’s team so both advertisers and dating sites in the network are kept to a high standard.
Grindr Ads let you tap into Grindr’s audience of gay and bisexual men. You can choose a location you want to target, then pick from 320x50 banners or full-screen 320x480 interstitials.
AdClickMedia Personal Development
AdClickMedia partners with 6,200+ websites and blogs across 6 major niches. With their Personal Development subscription you can get targeted traffic on 1,320+ personal development sites with low CPC rates on a monthly basis.
You can choose to self-serve for $49/mo or get AdClickMedia to manage everything for you for $199/mo.
Success has been the leading publication in the field of personal development since its founding in 1897.
You can reach highly educated (65%+ graduated from college) and affluent ($100k+ average income) individuals who are looking to improve themselves through Success’ advertising options on their magazine, website, e-newsletter, and social.
Lifehacker is an audience of people searching for the best in themselves and the products that will help them achieve their goals. 68% of Lifehacker readers have investments over $500k and disposable income to spend.
You can reach the Lifehacker audience by contacting Allure Media, the company that owns the Lifehacker publication.
AdClickMedia Home Based Business
AdClickMedia’s Business Opportunity subscription can get you targeted traffic on 2,270+ biz opp sites with low CPC rates on a monthly basis.
You can choose to self-serve for $49/mo or get AdClickMedia to manage everything for you for $199/mo.
Killer Results Solos
Killer Results Solos offers premium solo ad traffic for biz opp offers. The business is run by Matthew Barnett who guarantees to include traffic from tier 1 countries and fresh buyers lists interested in business opportunities online.
Matthew gives people a free 30 minute Skype consultation with every purchase to review their plans, content, and funnel.
Exclusive Clicks is a biz opp CPA network. They will help you advertise your content across large biz opp publisher sites, targeting prospects who look like your best customers.
They can deliver cost effective conversions from highly targeted biz opp traffic, and guarantee you’ll only pay for results.
What Channels Should You Promote Your Content On?
The ones that can drive targeted traffic to your content.
To get started:
- Pick one channel from the list (relevant to your niche).
- Test promoting your content on that channel for ONE month.
- If it works, keep doing it. If not, come back here and try another one.
To keep yourself accountable, download my content distribution checklist and add one channel you’re going to try to the checklist.
Then let me know in the comments below right now:
What’s the one channel you’re going to try?