Exposure is the key to increasing readership, followers and ultimately revenue for your blog. One of the fastest ways, albeit not that quick of a process, to generate an increase in traffic to your blog is submissions to directory listings. A directory can get new people to your blog, but it is up to you to ensure that it is filled with quality content that will keep them coming back day after day.
What Is A Directory?
A blog directory, web directory or link directory are lists of websites that specialize in linking to other web sites on the World Wide Web. The directories are said to provide good “link juice” to a site as opposed to “key word stuffing” which is frowned upon by the search engine spiders. You don’t want to make the Google spiders angry.
What Can A Directory Do For Your Website?
Directories are great for both the blog owner and readers who are looking for new sites to follow or research. These directory lists provide “backlinks” to your blog. This type of linking is vital to the growth of your site because Google places more value on sites with the greatest number of backlinks.
Backlinks are incoming links to a webnode (also called a website, blog, directory or domain) from another web node. These connections between the two sites ultimately enhances the SEO (search engine optimization) of the site. Backlinks, also known as inbound links, incoming links, inward links and inlinks, provide one view of the popularity or importance of the site or blog.
One of the fastest ways to lose your backlinks and Google rating is to change your domain. That is why I stress buying your domain name now before you wake up one morning with a PR5 and decide you are into blogging for the long haul and need to buy your own domain. The moment you buy your domain, your rating becomes a big fat goose egg…ZERO and you lose all the backlinks. Yes, I know how this feels because that is my scenario, so go buy your domain today.
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What Is Needed To Submit To A Directory?
It doesn’t take too long to submit your blog to a directory. Usually, the most time consuming part is determining which category to list your blog.
The most common information needed for submission to a directory:
- URL of the blog
- Blog RSS feed address
- Name of the blog
- Email address
- An account created on the directory
- Placing a reciprocal link or badge on your blog
Submitting your blog to a directory is an excellent way to get a lot of free promotion, as well as a means of finding other interesting blogs. Reading sites that are content rich on your topic can inspire and give you new ideas for posts. It’s definitely a win-win for the directory and blogger.
120+ Top Google Ranked Blog Directories To Submit Your Blog
Below is a list of blog directories in order of Google PR ranking. I will update this directory resource, so let me know if you find a link that no longer works or want me to add another one. Sometimes directories disappear just like blogs.
BusyBits Web Dir.
Globe of Blogs
Family Friendly Sites
Blog Search Engine
Uncover The Net
EatonWeb Blog Directory
World Site Index
Fuel My Blog
URL Broadcast Daily
Sootle Web Directory
Free Website Directory
Human Ranked Dir.
Add Your Site Free
F3 Free Directory
Big Web Links
Link Now Directory
Free Advertising Directory
One Way Link
One Big Directory
That should keep you busy for a while.
Woo Us To Your Blog
The last “Woo Us To Your Blog” post was about how to make people follow your blog which is something I’m pretty sure you want to happen. Otherwise you would just be writing in a paper diary and stuffing it under your mattress!
As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week. You don’t have to do anything special, just drop your link in and get a little extra exposure to your site.
Until next week’s wooing post, I hope you have a great week and experience enjoyable blogging!