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How many places would you recommend posting your comic at?

 
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thejmon



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:46 pm    Post subject: How many places would you recommend posting your comic at? Reply with quote

Right now I post my comic Hominids at several different places. My website, Tapastic and Comixology. I do this largely to grow my exposure and be in different places.
I'm curious about other peoples experiences as to whether they have better luck bringing people to one place as opposed to many?
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smbhax.com
No! Don't post it there!


Joined: 10 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I post mine on my own site and also Tapastic, The Duck (aka Drunk Duck : P), Smack Jeeves, and Comicfury. And I post preview images on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, and Instagram. It's a bit of work, but I'm kind of addicted to the feedback I get collectively from all these places, since my own site doesn't have page comments.

Also, last I checked anyway, which was years ago, I did get some traffic from the mirror sites to my main site, so it's more or less free advertising; and the social media sites bring even significantly more traffic than that--especially Instagram, once I discovered only recently how to use hashtags there :P. Instagram alone--and I'm not at all a popular account on Instagram or anything--took my main site from something like 3-4k page views / day to 6-7k/day. : o
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thejmon



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great to know. I've also gotten some traffic to my main site from Tapastic (and even got reviewed after someone found my Comixology). I haven't tried hosting on Smack Jeeves or Comicfury. I did Drunk Duck awhile ago but the site was a mess for awhile so I gave up on it.
Sounds like it's worth it to get it out there to as many sites as possible though. I think I'll try those three.
My social networking has been pretty good but I'm curious how you track people coming from Instagram? I haven't been able to track that.

Thanks for the helpful reply by the way.
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smbhax.com
No! Don't post it there!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thejmon wrote:
My social networking has been pretty good but I'm curious how you track people coming from Instagram? I haven't been able to track that.


Yeah it's not direct tracking, I just know what my average page hits were before I started posting on Instagram, and what they suddenly went up to after I started posting there regularly.
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lostcause



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hosting through my own site, but honestly, a lot of the traffic comes through tumblr and instagram through side art and doodles.
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TowniePlaceMedia



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I post my comic on my website only and post links to it on social media.
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Nubiefox85



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:07 am    Post subject: How many places would you recommend posting your comi Reply with quote

Maybe cast=all would work in the place of where you had used the cast tag?

Ive never dealt with the cast tag, so this is a stab in the dark.
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MK_Wizard



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend three webcomic hosting sites and three listings max. It easiest to manage, but enough to get your comic out there. And for the listing select your webcomic site always.
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warriorneedsfood



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice here. I've been trying to get more eyeballs on my comic.
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Gqdirie



Joined: 22 Jun 2018
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also try using Reddit. I'm fairly new to the webcomic game, but I get some good responses there.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gqdirie wrote:
Also try using Reddit. I'm fairly new to the webcomic game, but I get some good responses there.


The tricky thing about Reddit is that you're not really supposed to post your own stuff. The /webcomics subreddit says you can, but the overall Reddit rules ( https://www.reddit.com/wiki/faq#wiki_what_constitutes_spam.3F , also https://www.reddit.com/wiki/selfpromotion ) say more or less that if more than 10% of the stuff you post is your own, you will be considered a spammer (the following is just a small part of the FAQ on spam):

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  • It's not strictly forbidden to submit a link to a site that you own or otherwise benefit from in some way, but you should sort of consider yourself on thin ice. So please pay careful attention to the rest of these bullet points.
  • If your contribution to reddit consists mostly of submitting links to a site(s) that you own or otherwise benefit from in some way, and additionally if you do not participate in discussion, or reply to peoples questions, regardless of how many upvotes your submissions get, you are a spammer. If over 10% of your submissions and conversation are your own site/content/affiliate links, you're almost certainly a spammer.

Some of the top comics there *do* post almost exclusively their own stuff, but it is clearly against the main Reddit rules. Seeing some were doing it with success, though, I figured I was reading the rules wrong, or they were overridden by the subreddit rules or something, and tried posting my own stuff along the same lines--and pretty quickly got banned for it. I think my site itself got banned, too. Got myself unbanned, but only after telling the mod I understood now (they didn't respond to my subtle inquiry about how some were able to get away with it...) and promising to abide very carefully by the main Reddit spam rules, regardless of apparently more permissive subreddit-specific rules.

So, maybe proceed with caution there.
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