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Making Big Blips on the Blog Radar

New bloggers take note, you will for the most part be invisible unless you list yourself on the relevant directories and you’ll soon see a surge in traffic headed to your blog.

Blogging newbies might try submitting their blogs to the search engines and perhaps the Dmoz open directory project.

For the biggest bang for your buck, however, you’d likely want to google for “blog directory” and “rss directory” and list the high authority directories. Though it can be a somewhat mindnumbing process to submit the same data over and over again, it will result in sustained and long term traffic if done correctly.

Once accepted, you will have a backlink (with possible Google Pagerank of 3 or higher) helping you rank in the search engines for your keywords and key phrases.

One of my favorite directories continues to be Blog Explosion which incorporate various fun elements (which generate traffic too).

For details, you can read the earlier post: Explode your blog traffic with Blog Explosion

8 comments on Making Big Blips on the Blog Radar

  1. Wong Renhao
    March 27, 2007 at 5:05 pm (4965 days ago)

    Great article! I’ve been looking out for tips like these to bring my blog further out into the field. Thumbs up!

  2. shokthx
    March 27, 2007 at 9:59 pm (4965 days ago)

    Thanks Andrew,

    This is something that I have not done very aggressively. Other than Technorati I have not listed my blogs on too many directories. It is something easy to overlook.

  3. Colleen
    March 28, 2007 at 7:59 am (4964 days ago)

    I don’t know of anyone who has been able to get into DMOZ in the past year. I always tell people to submit there, but it seems as they’re not reviewing or adding blogs right now…despite announcing they were open for business a few months ago.

  4. Andrew Wee
    March 28, 2007 at 11:42 am (4964 days ago)

    If you are interested in directories, but have little time (or patience) to do it, you can get someone on Digital Point, the Warrior forum or one of the other big forums to do it for you.

    I’d probably pay a maximum of $50, depending on the number of directories they were submitting to.

    Do check that your blog submission has been accepted.

  5. Andrew Wee
    March 28, 2007 at 11:46 am (4964 days ago)

    Truth be told, I haven’t submitted my blog to DMOZ.

    I’ve heard that they are majorly backlogged.

    Shoemoney did an interview with them a few months back over at webmasterradio.fm.

  6. Jhong Ren
    March 29, 2007 at 11:29 pm (4963 days ago)

    great article and reminds us of submtting our articles…and many times we didnt bother to check after we had submitted … im gulity of that too

  7. Andrew Wee
    March 30, 2007 at 8:40 am (4962 days ago)

    JR,
    Use a backlink checking tool to monitor the progress of inbound links.

    Else if you have a specific sentence in the article, you can use copyscape.com to check up on it.

  8. shokthx
    April 1, 2007 at 3:22 am (4961 days ago)

    Oddly enough I just checked the links to one of my sites earlier. It had 4 DMOZ links to it. I have no idea how that happened. I started it last fall, so keep trying.

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