You’ve just created a business blog – great. You’ve optimised the title tags, H1 tags, H2 tags and ALT tags – superb. Is that all?
Blogging is a fantastic traffic driver and has great SEO benefits for a business website, but the magic doesn’t happen overnight. There’s no magic wand. There’s just a lot of hard work. If you want to build some quick links to your domain and a kick start to online exposure, make sure you’ve checked out all the top blog directories in your niche.
Relevance is everything; if you have a travel website, submit your URL to travel directories; if you have a fashion website, submit your URL to fashion directories. But finding free, one way linking websites that have decent domain authority isn’t always easy for every industry.
Universal Blog Directories to Submit Your Blog To
Yes, it’s true that relevance will get you far. But new blog owners want a quick link juice and domain authority boost – so where to turn? Many SEO experts will also recommend that you submit your blog to high authority directories. There are both paid and free directory listings available, and many websites will offer featured sections with deeplinks at an added cost, but so much choice could cause the ultimate blogger’s mind boggle.
Here are a few top quality directories, chosen by the blog-loving, search engine savvy SEOs at WMG:
You’ve probably heard this name since you’ve been spending time in the blogosphere. If not then you’ll be pleased to know that this is quite possibly the crème de la crème of the blog directory world. Technorati is the biggest and best of the blog web directories. Submissions are reviewed after you copy and paste a unique code into one of your blog posts so that ownership of your blog can be verified.
This is a very aesthetically pleasing website, with a sleek and unfussy design, and quality images. You need to have member access to submit your blog and you will also need to follow instructions for ownership verification (usually done by placing widgets/buttons on your site). With Blog Catalog, you can pay for featured positions on the homepage or on category pages.
Submitting your blog to Blogged.com is a quick and easy process, and a blog rating system allows you to build a following.
Much more than just a backlink generator, Paperblog allows you to submit your RSS feed so that your latest posts appear on your blog profile. This website very interactive and allows you to establish yourself in the blogosphere.
For a lifetime payment of just $19, you can be a part of a web directory with over 3,000 domains. The approval period is up to 2 hours, which is quite a short time for a listing that’s paid for upfront. But if for any reason, you are not accepted into this human edited directory, you will be completely refunded. They also have their own internet marketing blog section where you can get tips on how to improve your own blog.
We hope you find this information useful and happy blogging from WMG! Visit the WMG SEO blog for more internet marketing tips.
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This post was submitted by Mags Yip.