So you may have noticed that I am trying to make a habit of blogging. It can be quite tricky at times to fit the time in when designing many things and generally just trying to live a normal life but if you do manage to maintain a steady stream of blog posts you are going to start generating some really useful content that others may be able to benefit from but how do people find your blog? Are you relying on Twitter, Facebook & natural search engine results? What about submitting your blog to a few directories?
WordPress, a CMS that was specifically built for blogging websites, generates a RSS feed naturally, if you want to keep tabs on how successful your RSS is being you can create a feedburner RSS feed which gives you oodles of information ( See blog post about RSS Feed ).
I will be giving you 5 blog directories each week over the next month to submit your blog to. I hope you find it useful and if you find any more great directories please feel free to share and I will add it to a subsequent post.
BlogsMonitor is a directory of blogs covering a broad number of categories and interests. Each blog submitted is reviewed manually and then displayed on the official directory alongside its name, thumbnail, category of interest and description, date of registration, and user ratings covering speed, information and design quality of the blog. Blogsmonitor is free to use.
To submit your own blog you need to first register yourself on the site, by clicking the Register button on the top menu, and then you will be able to submit your blog b using the right side column or by goine to the dedicated submission page
Top of Blogs
Top of Blogs is an online blog directory where you can list your website, and gain an inbound link that helps you crawl positions inside Google searches. Each website you submit gets published for everyone to see, and it displays some relevant info like your PageRank, a thumbnail of your homepage, the site owner, a statistics graph with unique daily visitors and pageviews during the current week, and more. Registration is mandatory.
To include your site to Top of Blogs, you have to register yourself first. Then select “submit your blog” from the right sidebar panel. Here, type your blog URL, RSS feed URL, title, description and select between one to six tags that describe your blog content.
TopBlogging is a free blog directory where you can submit your site and your RSS feed to get more targeted traffic and backlinks to your pages. The service provides a dedicated page to each blog inside the directory where you can read the stats of the blog, the summary of every article the you submit and you can also click on the link to visit the original website. Registration is mandatory to utilize TopBlogging.
To submit your blog to TopBlogging, first you need to register. Then, enter the URL of your blog, the URL of your RSS feed, add the title of your blog and write a short description. Last, choose a category and the language you write in. You can also add a banner and a tag description to promote your blog inside TopBlogging.
FuelMyBlog is a free blog submission community where you can add your blog and your RSS feed to create more backlinks for your pages and have more people coming to your site. FuelMyBlog also allows you to share, vote, promote other blogs inside the directory. You can add an unlimited number of blogs to the portal. Registration is mandatory.
To submit your blog to FuelMyBlog, just register and then add the title and URL of your blog, along with a short description for your site. Last, choose a category and upload an image to represent your blog. FuelMyBlog will generate a link that you can post to your own site to validate the submission process.
Blog Toplist is a human-reviewed blog directory where you can promote the content of your blog to a wider audience to gain backlinks and traffic. You can submit both the URL of your blog and your RSS feed. Registration is mandatory.
To submit your blog to Blog Toplist, you first have to place a button with a reciprocal link to Blog Toplist on your website / blog. Then head to the submission page, provide your registration credentials and add the usual information about your website (title, URL, description, etc.).
BlogsAvenue is an blog directory on the Internet that allows you to get more exposure for your online publication. Every submitted blog is available to the public, and it displays some useful info like: a thumbnail of the homepage, some site information (owner, URL, category, etc.), the rating of the site, a set of SEO info (PageRank, Google / Bing backlinks, etc.) and the reviews (if any). Plus, you can check a statistics graph with unique daily visitors and pageviews for the present day, week and month referring to the blog site. Registration is necessary.
To add your site to BlogsAvenue, you must register first. Then select “submit blog” from the right sidebar panel. Here, add your blog URL, title and description of your site (160 chars minimum), RSS feed URL, and choose a category that represents what your blog is about. Last, add the BlogsAvenue reciprocal code to your blog to activate the submission.
Go Blogz is a free directory and search engine where you can submit your URL to promote the content of your blog to a wider audience. Registration is not mandatory.
To submit your blog to Go Blogz, just add the title and URL of your site. Then, write a brief description for your blog and enter a reciprocal link. Last, add your e-mail address and you’re set.
Malatya is a free RSS directory where you can submit your website RSS feed to obtain more traffic and exposure for your content. Registration is not mandatory to use the service. After you submit your RSS feed, the editors at Malatya will manually check your feed before displaying your content inside the directory.
To submit your RSS feed to Malatya, please choose a relevant category that describes your blog content and then enter the URL of your RSS feed.
Society of Socialpreneurs
Society of Socialpreneurs is a blog directory and social business network where you can submit your website or blog and get more exposure. The blog submission process is free as long as you place a button with a reciprocal link promoting the directory on your own website. Registration is not mandatory.
To submit your blog to Society of Socialpreneurs, after you post their button on your website, just provide your name and e-mail address, the title and URL of your blog and write a description for your blog.
Pingates is not a blog directory nor an RSS directory where you can submit your website. What Pingates does is send a “ping“, a notification, to a handful of sites alerting them that your blog has been updated. Then, the web crawlers of these websites can come by and notify their readers of the update. No registration is needed.
To ping your blog using Pingates, simply type the title and url of your blog, select the sites you want to send a ping to (you can also check all of them with a single button) and then click on “Send pings“.
I will add one more blog post about top blog directories to add your blog to in the near future.