November 10, 2005

Directory Listings as Blog Promotion

published this at 3:10 pm

The blog looks great. You’ve been through the Blog Review Checklist. You’ve got several posts with great titles and compelling content–to let readers know you’ll be around, when they come back. Now it’s time to let people know that you exist.

List your blog in the Blog Directories. Which ones? All of them–every one that you can find the smallest reason to. Listing is a slightly longer and more involved task than changing phone companies. However if you take the time, your work will last for the life of your blog.

Prepare a document with the following information before you start. Keep this document. It’s your blog’s biography. You’ll have reason to use it as your blog makes friends and influences people.

Then start with one of the lists below. Approach the task as suits your nature. I did a few every day until I was done. That way I could work on writing and do things on other parts of my blog too.

Here are three blog directory lists to get you started. As with all things on the Internet, Directories may have changed since these lists were compiled.

Google’s Blog Directory List

Robin Good’s RSS Top55 – Best Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites

Free Web Directory List From Smiley Cat

–“ME “Liz” Strauss

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6 Comments to “Directory Listings as Blog Promotion”

  1. November 10th, 2005 at 6:52 pm
    Martin (HomeOfficeVoice) said

    Good point about keeping a document.

    Took me a while to figure out that each time I was placing my details in directories I would have to write the same things over and over.

    So I wrote it all down in a simple notepad file and now when I see a new directory I simple copy n’ paste.

    A great time saver as I seem to come across a new blog direcory every week. The fields you state are pretty much common to the majority of directories.

  2. November 10th, 2005 at 8:07 pm
    ME Strauss said

    I have a document that I keep on my desktop called blog. It has that information and any code that I use a lot. It also has the hard links for my blogrolled archive posts–in case blogrolling decides to misbehave.

  3. November 10th, 2005 at 9:39 pm
    mayvelous said

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for and needed. I bookmarked all 3 links, thanks to Liz. :)
    No wonder my site is not indexing well, I never submitted to any of those directories.
    Yes, it’s very good to note those requirements down, very handy indeed. I’m doing it now. 😀

  4. November 10th, 2005 at 10:22 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Mayvelous,
    Glad to see you here.
    So cool that you found this post useful. After all that’s what I put it there for. :)

  5. January 22nd, 2007 at 1:55 am
    Rich Moore said

    I just want to thank you for your input. I am reading everything that you have to say. I believe that you a great resource for us just starting to blog. I own a carpet cleaning company in NJ and I am trying to promote it. I think that blogging is the way to go. Getting poeple to my webpage is a problem for me. Thanks Rich

  6. January 22nd, 2007 at 8:07 am
    ME Strauss said

    Thank you, Rich
    I just sent you an email. :)

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