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10 Great Places to Syndicate Your Content

Do you have great content on your blog, and wish you could share it with a larger audience? One way to do so is through syndication. Syndication is the process where you allow other sites use your content with proper attribution to you as the original poster. This is not to be confused with content scraping, where sites steal your content without permission.

Ways to Syndicate Your Content

The following sites mentioned allow you to syndicate your blog posts two ways. You can either manually submit posts you would like the site to review and potentially post on their network, or you can submit a RSS feed. By submitting a RSS feed, each of your latest posts will be sent to the site for review.

When it comes to RSS feed submission, you have two options. You can submit the full RSS feed for your blog, and every post on your blog will be automatically submitted for review. Or you can choose a category RSS feed to submit to each network. The latter option is good if your blog covers multiple topics, but only one topic fits the site’s themes.

If you’re not sure what your blog’s RSS feed is, you can find it by using either the Firefox browser or Chrome using the RSS Subscription Extension. Both of these options will allow you to see the RSS feed for your blog or an individual category by clicking on the RSS icon in your browser’s address bar.

RSS Finder in Browser Address Bar

Ten Sites to Syndicate Your Content

Without further ado, here are the 10 sites you can submit your posts or RSS feed to start syndicating your content. Each link takes you directly to the site’s how to post page with directions on setting up your account and RSS feed for syndication.

  • Social Media Today – The world’s best thinkers on social media covering Twitter, strategy, search, ROI, policy, metrics, marketing, influence, Google+, Facebook, and more.
  • The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers on energy & climate covering wind, transportation, smartgrid, oil, nuclear, climate, cleantech, and more.
  • The Social Customer – The world’s best thinkers on CRM & customer service covering Twitter, social CRM, reputation management, Facebook, customer service, and more.
  • Sustainable Cities Collective – The world’s best thinkers on urban future covering transportation, sustainability, placemaking, health & food, design & architecture, community planning, bicycling, and more.
  • SmartData Collective – The world’s best thinkers on business intelligence & data analytics covering warehousing, visualization, marketing automation, market research, governance, data mining, cloud, analytics, and more.
  • Sustainable Business Forum – The future of healthy enterprise covering workplace safety, environmental stewardship, culture & leadership, corporate social responsibility, and more.
  • HealthWorks Collective – The world’s best thinkers on healthcare covering social media, public health, medical technology, medical ethics, policy, business, global healthcare, and more.
  • The Customer Collective – The world’s best thinkers on sales & marketing covering social selling, sales process, sales, online community, marketing, lead generation, customer service, CRM, branding, and more.
  • MyVenturePad – The world’s best thinkers on venture funding & growth covering women entrepreneurs, technology, startups, leadership, business transformation, and more.
  • Governing People – The world’s best thinkers on e-government and open democracy.

What To Do If Your Site Doesn’t Fit These Categories

If you’ve read through this list and are having trouble figuring out how your content can fit these networks, don’t worry! There are two ways to go from here.

If your site is niche-specific, try to find a way to cater a piece of content towards one of the topics above. For example, if you are a restaurant business, you can do a post on how to get sustainable ingredients for your chefs. If you are a realtor, you can do a post on best social media techniques for real estate professionals. Just gear your niche-specific topics to one of the above sites and submit that post separately!

Do you syndicate your content? Please share your experiences, results, and any additional sites you know of where you can syndicate your content!

Comments (27 Comments) Leave a Comment
  • Inspirational Quotes March 19, 2012 at 12:44 am . Reply

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  • Christian Ostmo September 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm . Reply

    First off, thanks for the info. What if I were to syndicate in the wrong category? Will I get denied? Will google penalize?

  • Kumar Suhas November 24, 2012 at 3:25 am . Reply

    This is great and useful information, It would be really further useful if information on cross topic syndication sites is made available.

  • Lisa March 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm . Reply

    Hi Kristi!
    Thanks for these tips on where to syndicate. I currently syndicate through social media networks and use TribePro exchange service. It’s worked out nicely so far and I’ve had the chance to meet many other bloggers.

    Have a great weekend and thanks again for this list!
    Lisa

  • Dave June 23, 2013 at 7:29 am . Reply

    Thanks a lot Krist I definitely need to start reaching a wider audience thats for sure!!

  • Santa Victor June 27, 2013 at 4:43 am . Reply

    Hi Kristi!

    Thanks for the great information that you’ve shared well I’m already using most of the ways but in a same time here I’ve got to know some more ways to syndicate the content to get more audience.

    Again Thank for the great list!

  • Taylor July 6, 2013 at 7:53 am . Reply

    These are very helpful suggestions for getting your name out there and also providing some great content for others. It’s a win win!

  • Alan Seidel July 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm . Reply

    As soon as you said the worlds best thinkers go to some of these places…I felt left out. Just kidding. Great information…there are so many places. And yes, some are much better than others.

  • Steve August 1, 2013 at 10:14 am . Reply

    Really useful. Thanks.

  • Nick September 19, 2013 at 6:02 am . Reply

    Hi Kristi. Thanks very much for this list. I’ve been using a lot of RSS Directories but none that are included in this list. I also do a lot of social bookmarking which helps a lot. It’s certainly given me some good rankings!

  • Rick Redman October 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm . Reply

    Great Article I found it vary helpful, I’ve been syndicating on pingler but also wanted to find other places to syndicate to as well, thx for the info I’m glad I found your Site.

    • Leena Thampan October 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm . Reply

      Hi Rick,
      I am glad you find the article helpful :)
      Cheers,
      Leena

  • Unique SEO Tips and Tricks October 13, 2013 at 11:50 pm . Reply

    I’ve been looking for this list for three days.
    And I must say, these are very helpful websites.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Adam Dukes October 16, 2013 at 1:22 am . Reply

    An excellent resource for content syndication. I keep hearing all the benefits of it and feel I have been missing out on a great opportunity to generate more traffic to my site. I also found that Business2Community also does syndication.

    Off to sign up for Social Media Today. Thanks again!

  • Ryan October 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm . Reply

    These are really great resources. Here is one that I found that works really well too. Just google DLVR IT (that is spelled correctly). It is an RSS syndication and social media platform that is very affordable. I would also suggest submitting all your posts to Pingler, which you can google as well.

    • Leena Thampan October 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm . Reply

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for these awesome suggestions. I am going to check them both out :)
      Cheers,
      Leena

  • Amandah November 5, 2013 at 11:11 am . Reply

    Thanks for the list!

    Syndication is a great way to get more exposure for your blog and reach a large audience, especially if you’re a new small business and/or blogger that wants to build a following. If you’re a new freelance writer, you can use syndication to showcase your writing talent. Just make sure to read the posts. You don’t want to write a post that’s already been covered.

    FYI: The Social Customer is now a part of Social Media Today.

  • oryx November 24, 2013 at 10:49 am . Reply

    thanks for the great info.Cheers

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  • larric December 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm . Reply

    thanks for the great information. very helpful

  • Mabeljohnstone January 7, 2014 at 11:52 pm . Reply

    Interesting topic for a blog. Fabulous post. Thanks a ton for sharing your knowledge!

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  • brandt page January 15, 2014 at 1:01 am . Reply

    Kristi Hines, thanks so much for your post!! I am helping my wife with her popular Frugality/Lifestyle blog http://funcheaporfree.com – she has 25k pinterest followers and 8k facebook followers on top of her pageviews etc…
    But we have never tried to syndicate her content.
    This list above looks fantastic, but not a fit for her site. Do you have any ideas how I can search for good sites that would be appropriate for her site?

    Thank you so much for your help in advance!

    • Leena Thampan January 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm . Reply

      Hi there,
      You could consider contacting Written.io, whose platform allows bloggers to get a larger audience while giving them an opportunity to earn some revenue in the process. Hope this helps :)
      Cheers,
      Leena

  • Mathew January 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm . Reply

    The best thing to do rather than forcing yourself
    to work, is to take a break and breathe that fresh afternoon air.
    Very often, freebies are included to sweeten a deal.
    Similarly, you can write guest posts on established blogs and contribute to other blogs through.

  • Girish Verma February 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm . Reply

    Very handy list! Thanks.

  • Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding March 24, 2014 at 3:49 am . Reply

    Hi Kristi,

    Great post. But won’t syndicating your content lead to instances of duplicate content in the eyes of Google?

    • Leena Thampan April 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm . Reply

      Hi there,
      Here’s a helpful support article from Google on the subject of syndication – https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en, and the main takeaway as per Google is –
      “If you syndicate your content on other sites, Google will always show the version we think is most appropriate for users in each given search, which may or may not be the version you’d prefer. However, it is helpful to ensure that each site on which your content is syndicated includes a link back to your original article. You can also ask those who use your syndicated material to use the noindex meta tag to prevent search engines from indexing their version of the content.”
      Hope this helps :)

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