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What are good websites for spreading your webcomic?

 
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tubeytoons



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: What are good websites for spreading your webcomic? Reply with quote

Hi everyone;
I'm Tubey from tubeytoons.com.
I just wanted to ask the webcomic vets out there, what websites are good for spreading my comic? I currently upload stuff on reddit and 9gag, what are some other good ones?
Thanks
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twitter, Google+, deviantART, tumblr and pintrest are essential. Also try these:

* Piperka http://piperka.net/
* Ink Outbreak http://inkoutbreak.com/
* Comic Rocket https://www.comic-rocket.com/
* Belfry http://belfrycomics.net/ (Furry-Oriented, but open to everyone.)
* Webbed Comics http://www.webbedcomics.com/
* WebcomicZ http://www.webcomicz.com/
* Comic Blog Elite http://comicblogelite.com/ (Only apply if your webcomic has a blog)

Also get satellite sites in places like Comic Fury, SnackJeeves, ComicGenesis, etc. for extra traffic.

I hope this helps.
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tubeytoons



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vaslittlecrow wrote:
Twitter, Google+, deviantART, tumblr and pintrest are essential. Also try these:

* Piperka http://piperka.net/
* Ink Outbreak http://inkoutbreak.com/
* Comic Rocket https://www.comic-rocket.com/
* Belfry http://belfrycomics.net/ (Furry-Oriented, but open to everyone.)
* Webbed Comics http://www.webbedcomics.com/
* WebcomicZ http://www.webcomicz.com/
* Comic Blog Elite http://comicblogelite.com/ (Only apply if your webcomic has a blog)

Also get satellite sites in places like Comic Fury, SnackJeeves, ComicGenesis, etc. for extra traffic.

I hope this helps.


Thanks for the quick reply. I will definitely look into these sites
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Spencey



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple more:

The Webcomic List - Since you're here already!
TV Tropes - Quite a popular site. Look up any reasonably popular webcomic and you'll see how it can be used to bring in traffic.

Some forums have a 'check out my comic' section/thread, such as: Giant in the Playground

Hope this helps.
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tubeytoons



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spencey wrote:
Here's a couple more:

The Webcomic List - Since you're here already!
TV Tropes - Quite a popular site. Look up any reasonably popular webcomic and you'll see how it can be used to bring in traffic.

Some forums have a 'check out my comic' section/thread, such as: Giant in the Playground

Hope this helps.


Thanks for the help. I like your drawing style btw
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hipopotamo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of TV tropes sometime ago as a venue for promoting my comic, but it felt like the effort would be too much (finding/adding tropes of which your comic is culprit Wink )
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tubeytoons Smile

Yes, Hipopotamo, with TVTropes there is a bit of initial set-up work. However it can bring in a trickle of traffic here and there. More importantly the traffic is very specifically targetted, meaning each visitor could be more likely to turn into a regular reader.

Also it's nice when go back to your comic's TVTropes page and find your readers have come up with a bunch of links you may not have thought of.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spencey wrote:
Also it's nice when go back to your comic's TVTropes page and find your readers have come up with a bunch of links you may not have thought of.


I had that happen! That was nice. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right Spencey,

Then there is the issue of getting lost for hours in TV Tropes instead of actually trying to promote your comic (not that it happened to me when I went to check how would I promote my comic yesterday Rolling Eyes )

Cheers from the Hippo
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OrchardHeroes



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow this thread was extremely helpful, thanks folks!
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Marscaleb



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spencey wrote:
More importantly the traffic is very specifically targetted, meaning each visitor could be more likely to turn into a regular reader.


Huh, I hadn't thought of that. I'm going to have to look for some tropes among my comic's greater selling points.

I've been kinda avoiding that site because what I've seen of it makes it look more like the crackhouse version of wikipedia.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems a lot harder to get the word out now than a few years ago. Perhaps this only represents my experience, but I used to get loads of visits and comments from just posting on forums with signature links. Then people would post my stuff on StumbleUpon, which then was open to anyone with a StumbleUpon account (it has since gone all "social networked" so now only the poster's "friends" can see them - please tell me it's changed). But forum activity seems to have dwindled to a fraction of the volume. Not to mention that thousands more comics now flood the web than even five years ago. It's easier to get lost now.

In my experience posting to comic lists, directories, or social networking sites delivers a fraction of the visits I used to get from forum activity. I still get plenty of hits, but they now seem from a multitude of scattered sources so it's really hard to know where to direct marketing.

Just my experience after almost 6 years (AWG!!!) of doing this. I should point out that I've never marketed aggressively (apart from some Project Wonderful ads), so my experience may not serve as a great example for others.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Tropes really works. I already got 40 hits from mentioning my comic on one page.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice! Thanks a lot!
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