Pre-Launch Email List Building With Directories

I’ve recently been looking for directories that allow you to connect with prospective customers, build some links, and add exposure to an app pre-launch. I have found some similar lists elsewhere, but typically a lot of the sites in the list are spammy or gone forever.

This is a current list of sites I’ve found for building an email list before you launch. Leave me a comment to add or remove a site and I will keep this list current.

Some of these sites require your app to be launched or in beta, but most could accept it in either state. Quite of few of these sites will accept small to medium sized payments in exchange for an expedited review or posting. A few of these sites are explicitly about advertising.

Beta

  1. BetaLi.st
  2. StartupLi.st
  3. http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/about
  4. http://www.startuptabs.com/

Launched

  1. http://web.appstorm.net/about/submit-an-app-for-review/
  2. http://www.go2web20.net/
  3. http://www.operation6fig.com/submit-a-start-up
  4. http://webapprater.com/submit-your-web-application-for-review.html

Beta or Launched

  1. http://helpareporterout.com
  2. http://startuptunes.com/
  3. http://techcrunch.com/
  4. http://www.crunchbase.com/
  5. http://www.psfk.com/
  6. http://thetechmap.com/
  7. http://allweb2.com/proposer-un-site/ (French)
  8. http://www.thehightechdirectory.com/
  9. http://boxyblogs.com/
  10. http://nibletz.com/category/start-ups/
  11. http://topecommercestartups.com/
  12. http://productivewebapps.com/submit/
  13. http://www.new-startups.com/submit
  14. http://doers.bz/
  15. http://aboutyourstartup.com/
  16. http://startupdirectory.com.au/submit-startup/
  17. http://www.venturebin.com/submit-venture/
  18. http://thestartuppitch.com/post-a-pitch/
  19. http://appuseful.com/app/add
  20. http://www.startupbooster.com/submit-site/
  21. http://readwrite.com/page/contact
  22. http://techli.com/contact/
  23. http://mashable.com/submit/
  24. http://www.cloudsurfing.com/newsite
  25. http://www.techpluto.com/submit-a-startup/
  26. http://startuplift.com/ (leans toward launched)
  27. http://www.appvita.com/
  28. http://alltop.com/submission/
  29. http://www.killerstartups.com/submit-startup/
  30. http://ratemystartup.com/submit-your-startup/
  31. http://www.inviteshare.com/
  32. http://hackerstreet.in/
  33. http://startupmeme.com/how-to-submit-your-startup-at-startup-meme/
  34. https://angel.co/public
  35. http://thestartupfoundry.com/tip-us/
  36. http://www.betakit.com/tips/ (Canada)
  37. http://startups.fm/contact-us
  38. http://web.startupstats.com/
  39. http://www.techhunger.com/submit-startup/
  40. http://netted.net/contact-us/
  41. http://webdevtwopointzero.com/submit-a-site/
  42. http://www.ontheapp.com/about/
  43. http://www.rev2.org/contact/#submitastartup
  44. http://www.launchingnext.com/
  45. http://apps400.com/submit-your-application-for-review
  46. http://www.appappeal.com/contact/advertise

SaaS/Software

  1. http://www.austinstartuplist.com/ (or your local one)
  2. http://www.capterra.com/vendors
  3. http://getapp.com
  4. http://feedmyapp.com
  5. http://saasdir.com
  6. http://saas-showplace.com
  7. http://www.cloudshowplace.com/add-your-company/
  8. http://www.cloudbook.net/directories/product-services/cloud-computing-directory

ADVERTISE

  1. http://www.makeuseof.com/advertise/
  2. http://muckrack.com/

Automate Submissions

  1. https://applaunch.us/pricing

About Robert Graham

I am Robert Graham. In late 2009 I launched my first attempt at a SaaS webapp and business. In 2012 I wrote a book about cold calling for startups. I write code, do marketing, outsource, and live through the ups and downs. You can read about my adventures here. Google Authorship

10 Responses to Pre-Launch Email List Building With Directories

  1. Andrea Nagar October 8, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    Thanks for the very comprehensive list, Robert.

    It looks like most the resources are aimed at web apps or phone apps.
    Are you aware of any good resources for Windows applications as well?

    Thanks.
    Andrea

    • Robert Graham October 8, 2013 at 6:41 am #

      Hi Andrea,

      I know several of those in the list will handle a Windows application, but I don’t have a specific listing. If you have suggestions to add or a group of the sites to call out for supporting Windows submissions I’d be happy to highlight it.

      Thanks!

  2. Julia Rozwens October 10, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for including GetApp!

  3. Darren November 6, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for adding The Startup pitch, We are actually working on a new feature that called the Beta Pitch for people looking for early signups.

  4. Scott Josephson November 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Nice list. FYI, I just ran across this Quora question. There are some new ones listed here as well. Perhaps you could add some to your list?

    http://www.quora.com/Startup-Advice-and-Strategy/Where-can-I-submit-my-startup-after-launching

    • Robert Graham November 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      I took a look and it’s a good list. I’ll look at merging the lists. Thanks!

  5. Patrick Willis December 11, 2013 at 5:32 am #

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