TWCL Forum Index TWCL
Forums for The Webcomic List
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Aggregate websites to promote comic

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TWCL Forum Index -> Webcomic Gubbins
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bagheadsquidman



Joined: 05 Nov 2013
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Aggregate websites to promote comic Reply with quote

Hello everyone, this question is mostly related to gag-a-day comics, but I'm sure people with serial comics will have some opinions on this.

I'm curious about how other comic creators take advantage of aggregate sites to promote their content. Ads can be great for raising the visibility of your comic, but some of these aggregate sites can provide more traffic and in some cases "better" traffic (lots of pages/viewer, low bounce rate, return viewings) than ads. Also, submitting to an aggregate site is free (and takes about ten seconds).

For instance, the comics that we have submitted to Cheezburger's "Webcomics" page have provided a fair bump in traffic (in addition to people sharing the page). The quality of the traffic is also better than most other sources (I think people basically start blowing through the entire archive). Part of this, of course, is that people visiting that site are looking for webcomics to read.

Of course, there is a disadvantage with these aggregate sites; they usually insist on hosting your image on their site. There is always a link back to your own site, and this is where you see traffic from, but you are giving away views to another website (by providing them with your content, free of charge).

So here are my questions for you guys:

1.) Do you use aggregate sites to promote your comic? If so, what sites do you find yield "good" traffic?

2.) Have you had any major negative experiences with aggregate sites? Anything to look out for down the road?

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from all of you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TWCL Forum Index -> Webcomic Gubbins All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Hosted by Fluent
The Webcomics List is operated and owned by Ash Young. Syndicate the comic updates.