Looking for new ways to promote your blog?
Trying to break into the blogosphere with exciting new content?
Want to gain online authority?
A blog directory may be just the ticket.
So you’ve established your blog – or maybe you’re trying to – and you’re not sure how to get your name out there. Besides social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., and marketing yourself on your own website, it may be time to incorporate a little more narcissism. Yes, narcissism.
We live and work in a dog-eat-dog world, folks. Which means, you’ve gotta be your own biggest fan. Be your own cheerleader. Be your own sports agent. You’ve gotta jump up and down, flailing your arms, while screaming, “Pick me! Pick me!….Put me in coooaaaccchhhh!” And we feel that submitting your awesome content to a few of the best blog directories will help you get in the game.
The basis behind these sites is pretty simple, yet genius at the same time: You submit your blog posts to a site, where it gets indexed and becomes searchable for others who are browsing the site. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
Whether you’re trying to drive traffic to your website/blog for potential customers, trying to gain a loyal following, or trying to get picked up by other companies as a content writer, this is a great place to start. Most of them are free, but others require a membership that entitles you to some perks. We’ve found a great list that was created by SEJ (Search Engine Journal) that we feel gives a simple breakdown of each site. So, take a look, visit the sites, and see which ones best fit your needs. Don’t be afraid to utilize several different sites to see which ones are capturing your target audience.
Once you’ve driven the traffic to your site, find out the best ways to convert that traffic into leads!
By Lori Isbell