One of the biggest concerns people have when they get started with a new blog is getting as much traffic as possible. While you may be aware of some of the standard ways to get traffic to your website, it is also important to understand how beneficial it can be to belong to blog directories. Submitting your blog to directories can help get you more backlinks, become more well known in your niche, and expand your authority.
The best way to fully understand what blog directories are is to visit them! The top ones on the Internet are BlogCatalog.com, Blogarama, Bloggapedia, and Blughub. There are many, many others, so be sure to submit to many of them to expand your reach online. You’ll find that they generally allow you to search for different types of blogs, join groups comprised of other bloggers in your niche, set up your own profile, and add links and descriptions of your blog.
As was already mentioned, submitting to blog directories is great because the links you are allowed to leave can count as a backlink to your website. The more backlinks you have, the more likely you are to rank highly in the search engines! Many of these have a high pagerank as well, so these are high quality links.
Many people also use these blog directories as search engines to find blogs they might be interested in. That means that you will be exposed to more potential readers from your niche! This is a great thing. The more you are “seen” around the web, the more popular your blog is bound to grow. People will start to recognize and appreciate your blog as a result (as long as it is high quality!).
Some of these blog directories even take on a social media aspect. You can join groups with related blogs in your niche. You can interact with other blog owners, and really start to establish your authority and make connections. Some of these connections can lead to even more links for your website, guest blog posts, and even JV deals that can net you some great income.
It’s important to belong to as many high quality blog directories as you can. There is nothing better than knowing that your blog can be found at all of the best directories from around the web. Your traffic and readership should increase, and your sales will likely follow suit!
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