Publishing content on popular document sharing sites is a very effective content marketing technique to promote your business.

Traditionally, businesses and marketers have been using article directories to promote content. However recent updates to search engine algorithms,  have led to the loss of ranking and devaluation of many article directories. As a result, the role of article directories as a traffic generation method has become fairly limited today.

Marketers and businesses are now relying on document sharing websites to fill this gap. Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses are leveraging docuemnt sites  to create brand awareness, generate back-links, drive lead, and more. In this article we take a look at the leading document sharing websites that you can take advntage of to promote your business.

Here are the top 10 document sharing websites.

1. Scribd.com

Scribd claims to be the world’s largest online library of documents. They’ve made it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original written content across the web and mobile devices. It is very popular among users and attracts millions of users each month. It is a great way to get the most out of your content marketing efforts.

2. Issuu.com

Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, andnewspapers. Millions of people have uploaded their best publications to create beautiful digital editions.

3. Slideshare.net

SlideShare is a content sharing site where you can host and display presentations. You can use it to showcase your  professional work, or simply as a photo sharinng website,  or to showcase power point presentations about your business or your products and services.

4. Docstoc.com

Docstoc is the premier online destination to start and grow small businesses. It hosts the best quality and widest selection of professional documents (over 20 million) and resources including expert videos, articles and productivity tools to make every small business better.

5. Pdfcast.org

This site can be used by just anybody, and at no cost. An account can be created, and upon doing so you will be able to exert bigger control over the files that you share – for example, you will be allowed to disable ratings and comments, and you will also be empowered to set PDFs as private.

6. Keepandshare.com

KeepandShare is an entirely free online file sharing solution that allows you to store and share any type of file and access it easily from anywhere.

7. docs.thinkfree.com

ThinkFree Office is a Web-based, server hosted office suite that allows users to create, edit and share word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation files anytime, anywhere.

8. eDocr.com

edocr is kind of like a social bookmarking site for documents. In the same way that you can upload, share, search for, tag,and store links on sites like Digg and del.

9. Slideboom.com

SlideBoom is a high quality and easy-to-use online slide hosting service developed by iSpring Solutions, Inc. SlideBoom takes care of preserving the original quality of your presentation so there is no need to worry about output audio-visual elements and animation effects. This is one of the reasons why professionals choose SlideBoom.

10. Slideserve.com

SlideServe is a revolutionary free service which gives users the power to easily Share, Discover, View PowerPoint presentations Online. Everyone can view presentations on SlideServe.com. People can see the latest presentations of speakers at latest events.