It's time to promote! In this newsletter edition we are looking at a different type of site to promote your project on: "Alternative Sites". These sites list alternatives to existing solutions with various aspects to compare on, and they often come up on comparative searches such as "Google Analytics or Matomo" or "What is better Google Analytics or Umami".
In this case, we are looking at AlternativeTo.net. It allows you to present your project next to other projects in the same industry. Today we will add our project on AlternativeTo.net:
You find the sign up and login in the top right corner:
After you've completed the simple sign up, you can find the "Add new application" with your profile:
The adding consists of four main steps:
Name and main purpose
Grab data from external sources
Let's look into the steps.
The first step is to describe your project's purpose.
The second step allows you to fetch data from external stores: Mac and iOS app stores. If your project isn't listed there, you can skip the step.
The main data contains numerous fields, such as price, platforms, open-source, etc.
It makes sense to be rather generous with the tags as these will internally promote your project:
The whole step shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
The final step is to suggest alternatives to your project. Here, again, be generous to gain as many internal references as possible:
With this step you completed the submissions. Now it’s time to wait for the final approval. Usually within one or two days.
You can submit further alternatives as you find them using the link on the end of your page:
It makes sense to do this regularly as it increases your reach!
All done in no more than 10 - 15 minutes of your time and hopefully you'll get quite a few visitors from this.
If you are on the hunt for more places to submit your startup, check out the knowledge-base. For example Owwly, SideProjectors and YourStack are similarly easy.