36 High DA Startup Directories to Help With Your SEO


Startup Directory List to Submit to

This startup directory list is the perfect place to start when you’re looking to build the marketing foundation for your new startup business, both from an SEO and brand awareness perspective. Submit your startup to all of them today.

Looking for NAP citations for Local SEO? We put together a list of 100+ of the best uk business directories that you should also use alongside these startup directories for an even greater impact on your SEO efforts.

At the start of every great SEO campaign sits a strong foundation of branded and naked links from great, high quality directories with a high domain authority (Moz) or domain rating (Ahrefs). These links not only make Google aware of your new website, but form a solid base for growth, as well as passing some juice where they’re followed links.

NOTE: All startup directories on this list have a DA of 30 or over.

Directory NameDescriptionDACost
ProductHuntCrème de la crème when it comes to discovering new products and tools.84FREE
Hacker NewsVery active community of hackers and entrepreneurs just like you.85FREE
BetaListA great place to submit your new tech startup.60FREE
Reddit StartupsYou can post your site in the monthly 'show your startup' thread on here.90FREE
Killer StartupsA fantastic place to feature your startup, and actually where Uber was first featured before securing their first round of funding.60$169
BetaPageA directory for any type of startup submission.44FREE
NettedFeatures new startups and products each week, but they only feature B2C startups vs B2B.51FREE
GrowthHackersA great community of marketers to discover new hacks and tools. Engage in the community to promote your startup if its relevant.62FREE
GetAppPerfect for business software and apps.64PPC
AppStormThey feature new products and tools each week for their users of readers, designers and programmers.69$299
SpringwiseFeatures 3 new startups per day. Use their tip us page to recommend your startup.68FREE
AlternativeToProvides you with alternatives to existing tools. You can list your own tool and add it as an alternative to your competitors.86FREE
Crazy About StartupsSubmit your startup. Any type of startup.35FREE
Startup RankingGet your startup ranked within 80 days for free, or pay a small fee to have it rated within 24 hours. The choice is yours.50FREE
Trust RadiusTrusted reviews by professionals on the software they use. Submit your software and ask your customers to review to place higher in their rankings.53FREE
AddictiveTipsReviews and write-ups on great software, apps and other tech. Send a tip to the editors and make them aware of your software or app and you could get featured.85FREE
INDEX.coINDEX was created by TNW (TheNextWeb) and is basically just a large index of startups. Get over there and submit yours, regardless of industry.53FREE
Designer NewsSubmit the design for your startup website or cloud-based app / dashboard and collect helpful feedback that can help you to improve.56FREE
CrunchbaseIt's probably the largest business and startup database, created and managed by TechCrunch. Submit yours along with social links and website address.90FREE
VB ProfilesVentureBeat Profiles is similar to Crunchbase and, as you can probably guess by its name, it was created and is managed by VentureBeat.51FREE
SideProjectorsShow off your new project and also advertise for co-founders.39FREE
BetaboundIf you have a software service or product that is in beta mode you can post it here and get beta testers on-board.54FREE
Launching NextPretty self-explanatory, right? Submission of startups that are launching next. Go on!43FREE
FeedMyAppJust another startup directory with a cheap submission price. Organises listed startups by categories and tags. Great site.47$1.90
WebAppRaterSubmit your web and mobile apps for review. They also offer paid options for guaranteed inclusion and with more exposure.39FREE
CapterraThey provide rankings of the best software and SaaS products based on reviews, and also offer PPC options.75FREE
F6SGlobal community of business founders where you can submit your startup, event, job and even accelerator.71FREE
DiscoverCloudFeatures B2B SaaS products across a number of categories.36FREE
MAQTOOBFind the business tools you need, and submit your own for others to find.45FREE
Startup88Pitch your startup for listing and coverage.37FREE
iamwirePost your startup story, company history or personal experiences running a new tech startup.59FREE
Apps400They review apps, but specifically focus on web 2.0 apps and mobile apps. So SaaS products would be perfect for inclusion here.59FREE
StartupBlinkFeatures startups, accelerators, leaders and organisations.46FREE
AngelListFeatures startups looking for funding or staff.83FREE
GustFantastic platform for investors to discover local startups.67FREE
The Startup PitchIt's a startup directory, with a difference, apparently. Go get 'em, tiger!43FREE

Who Should Use These Startup Directories?

All brand new startups should use these directories to establish some brand awareness and a solid SEO foundation.

These directories won’t necessarily directly help you to rank for any competitive search terms in Google, but they will help to give your link profile some substance and padding for when you start a proper SEO campaign. Lots of brand and nofollow links are very important to your overall link profile, as these look organic and healthy to Google.

Errors and Submissions

If you find any broken links our outdated data for any of the listed directories, please let us know.

And if you know of any other startup directories that we haven’t included in this list then please drop us an email or leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to add them. Over DA 30 only please.

2 thoughts on “36 High DA Startup Directories to Help With Your SEO”

    • Hi John,

      We are only accepting submissions from sites with a DA of 30+ at the moment. When StartupJohn reaches that point please drop me a reply and I’ll get it listed for you. Hope you understand, we have to keep in-line with the title of this post.


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