So you've written fabulous content that's relevant to your buyer personas and sales funnel. You've ensured your formatting is optimized for SEO, hit publish and shared on social media. How about driving some more traffic and generating inbound links, too?
There are few things you can do to submit your business blog that are as free and simple as using blog directories. Some sites require a one-time submission and others ask you to manually upload the URL each time you publish a post.
There are an estimated 42 billion blogs in the world - even the best content can use some help getting noticed. Some blog directories require a membership fee or reciprocal link on your website. We've done our best to filter out the communities who require much more than URL submission, so you can focus on creating quality content:
One of the world’s leading blog search engines and directories, Technorati indexes over a million blogs. The site includes insight on the top news stories, opinion pieces and multi-media content in the fields of entertainment, sports, politics, business and technology. The site is also a powerful tool for connecting with other bloggers with digital influence. Getting started is simple - learn more here.
Described as the “world’s largest blog directory,” creating a listing here is fast, free and easy. You don’t need membership to browse their current listings of “cool” or “most popular” sites. Create an account and get started here.
Tens of thousands of bloggers are members of Bloggernity, with new sites added all the time. Besides, they call themselves “one of the most exciting bloggers hangouts” on the internet. Is it true? See for yourself!
A much-smaller blog directory, search existing content categorized on Blogadr by category or country. The site also offers low-cost advertising options if you’re looking for more than just a back link. Submit here.
5. OnTop List
Described as an “online marketing platform,” this site offers more services than just free directory submission. Members of the community can additionally submit original content, add their RSS feed and create custom lists. Choose your own adventure here.
A great option for geo-targeted marketers or local businesses, Feedmap is centered around connecting readers with blogs and news in their area. Over 300,000 blogs are currently listed. Browse, submit a link or start searching by your zip code.
A social bookmarking tool for each blog post you publish, StumbleUpon can drive tons of traffic. Create an account here.
Another bookmarking tool that requires members to submit each published piece of content for consideration, if you’re lucky enough to get to the front page of Digg, you’re virtually ensured a flood of new visitors, leads and life-long fans. More here
An “open directory project” and human-edited directory of websites and blogs, over 5 million sites are current members of dMoz. Submit your URL or search by categories and location. Start here.
10. Globe of Blogs
A smaller community with a healthy membership of personal bloggers, Globe of Blogs currently has listings for over 50,000 sites. Keep in mind there are a few rules for membership, including that you have an active blog, have posted in the past few months and have more than one post in total. Jump in here.
A directory limited exclusively to “quality content,” 9Rules is a strong option if you’ve got some writing chops and you’re looking to get noticed. Unfortunately, the directory is currently closed to submissions while the editorial staff work through a backlog of submitted sites. We recommend bookmarking the site and checking back periodically.
A networking site that’s still in Beta mode, Chime is an interest-based social media network . Submit links to your high-performing blog content, meet other bloggers and content curators and start networking. Humor, social media, politics and photography are included among the most-popular categories on the site.