If you’re launching a beta or have a working product and looking for customers, you’re probably in the thick of building out your acquisition model. One place we looked to when starting was blog directories and review sites that focus specifically on web, mobile and product type startups. Often times these sites can help build inbound links and also generate traffic and potential customers.
The only issue is that it’s a serious pain in the ass to submit a startup to 40+ directories. That’s the main reason I Startuplister. It took 4-5 hours submitting startup profile information on startup directories and review sites in order to start driving initial traction to our website. Over the months, I had a Google spreadsheet of about 300 places that seemed like potential good sources for traffic and customers. That list is now boiled down to 38 directories that have a solid combination of PageRank, Alexa, and Domain Authority rankings.
I have included the list below that I use when submitting startups for Startuplister. If you have any suggestions on other niche directories that should be included, please feel free to contact me.
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Do you know of any other great directories? Let me know!
Updated 12/5/2017 – New directories added, old ones removed that were outdated.