Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Top Blog and RSS Directories

Top Blog and RSS Directories
You've setup a blog, now what? It's time to promote it!

Since setting up this blog, I've spent hours searching the internet for high traffic blog and RSS directories to submit my blog and feed to.

To help you promote your blog and to save you the time searching, I've compiled a list of the internet's Top Blog and RSS Directories.

Most of these directories are free to submit to and only require you to enter a valid email address. Some require you to register before you can submit your blog or RSS feed. Any blog or RSS directories listed with an asterisk (*) require a fee or a reciprocal link to be placed on your site before they will list your blog or RSS feed.

In addition to the blog and RSS directories, you may be interested in joining the Facebook group I've recently setup for bloggers called the Bloggers Network.

The Bloggers Network is a group for bloggers to network with each other. Advertise your blog, post your latest blog posts, plus discuss anything to do with blogging. You can access the group by visiting:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/BloggersNetworkGroup

To compliment the group, I've also setup a Facebook page. You can access this page by visiting: http://www.facebook.com/BloggersNetwork

You can also find Bloggers Network on Google+ and access the group by using the following links:
https://plus.google.com/communities/104330857061483680840
https://plus.google.com/115580974554290080135
http://www.BloggersNetwork.info

I hope you find this list helpful and if you find any broken links, directories no longer in service or would like to suggest a directory, please let me know using the Contact Tab above. Happy promoting :)


Blog Directories:

A1WebLinks *
Aboutus
Allforblog
Aviva *
Biggerblogger *
Birmingham Bloggers
Blawg
Blloggs
Blogarama
Blog.com
Blogaz
BLOGbal *
Blogbib *
BlogBunch
BlogBurst
BlogCatalog
Blog Collector
Blogs Collection
Blog Directory
Blogdir
BlogDirectory001
BlogExplosion
Blogfinds
BlogFlux
BlogFolders
Bloggapedia
Blogged
BloggerHQ
Bloggeries *
Bloggernity
Blogger's Choice Awards
BlogHints *
Bloghub
Blogging Fusion *
Blogintro
Bloglines
Bloglisting
Blogmob
Bloggernow
Blogobbler
Blogoculars
Blogotion
BlogPulse
Blogrankings
Blogsranker
Blogs.com
BlogsByWomen *
BlogsCanada
BlogScholar
Blog-Search
Blog Search Engine
Blogsrating
Blogtree
Blogville
Blogz
Blurt It
BOTW Blog Directory
Britaine
Bulletize *
Buzzerhut
Chefsblogs
Christians Unite
Crayon
Dfwblogs
Dmoz
EatonWeb *
Ezilon
Feedmap
Feednuts
Feedplex
Flookie
FyberSearch
Geekyspeaky *
Getblogs
Globe of Blogs
Google
Google Blog Search
Gozoof
Grokodile
IBlog Business Dir *
Icerocket
InfoListings
JewishBlogging
Liquida
Loaded Web
LSBlogs
Minnesota
Mozdex
Mvblogs
Myblog2u
MyBlogDirectory
Nycbloggers
Ontoplist
Photarium
Quick Blog Directory
RateItAll
Regator
Roask
SmallBusiness.com
Small Business Blog *
Spicypage
Spillbean *
Sports
Sports Blogs
SomethingJewish
Submitblognow
The Blog Resource
Theseoking
TheVital
Topblogarea
Ubdaily
Wilsdomain Reciprocal
Weblogs.com
Webloogle
Websandiego
Webworldindex
Yahoo! Local
Yahoo.com
Zimbo


RSS Feed Directories:

2RSS
4 Guys from Rolla
5z5.com
9rules.com
Allheadlinenews
Automotive-links
Blogdigger
Blo.gs
Chordata
Crayon
CDRinfo
Devasp
Educational Feeds
Feedagg
Feedage
Feedbase
Feed Burner
Feedboy
Feedcat
RSS Feed Dir
Feedest
Feedfury
Feedgy
FeedListing
Feedmil
Feedmailer
FeedoOyoo
Feedplex
Feedsee
Feed Submitter
Finance Investing
FindRSS
Gabbr
Golden Feed
Icerocket
Its My News
Keegy
LeighRSS
Mediapost
Medical Feeds
Medworm
Metafeeder
Million RSS
MoneyHighStreet
MyMSN
News-Feeds
News Knowledge
News Now
NewsIsFree
NGOID News Network
Oobdoo
Paid Directory *
Plazoo
Postami *
Political Humor
PressRadar
RapidFeeds
RDFTicker
ReadABlog
Redtram
RSS 001 Feed Dir
RSS Buffet
RSS Feeds Dir
RssHugger
RSS Micro
RSS Mountain
RSS Motron
RSS Network
RSS Orange
RSSroot
RSStop10
Rubhub
Scribnia
SolarWarp
Swoogle
Syndic8
Technorati
Topix
Twingly
Urlfan
Wasalive
Weblogalot
Wingee
Yopod
Yahoo! Publisher
Xmeta


Ping Services:

Autopinger
Feedshark
KingPin
Pingler
PingMyBlog
Pingomatic
TotalPing

Note about Multi-Ping Services: Just be careful not to ping too often, as these services will ban you for over pinging. Rule of thumb is to ping only when you have published new content on your blog.

As this list is updated often as and when new services become available, don't forget to bookmark the page so that you have access to the latest services. Don't forget to also list your blog on YouSayToo, BlogDash and on our new Blog Directory Page.

List updated: 4th January 2013

© 2010 Derek Jones. This article is DMCA protected. Republication is prohibited.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

VigLink Partners With Affiliate Traction

VigLink, the content monetisation company (see our post: Monetise Your Blog With VigLink) have recently established a partnership with Affiliate Traction, one of the leading performance marketing agencies in the affiliate space today.

Affiliate Traction have over ten years of experience incubating, marketing and managing some of the most recognised Internet Retailer Top 500 brands across a variety of merchant categories; including BabyAge, WestMarine, TOMS Shoes, Soccer.com, Bebe and SKECHERS. These merchant programs are already active in the VigLink System, and you can link to them the same way you normally would.

Check out Affiliate Traction's Client List, and you will probably find some of your favourite retailers. :)

Until the next time, have a great week!

Related Articles:
Monetise Your Blog With VigLink

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Monetise Your Blog With VigLink

Many bloggers monetise their blog by selling ads on their site, but now there's a quick and easy way to get paid for your actual content rather than just the ads that go around it.

Any time you write about a product or service, you're connecting your audience to that product. If someone makes a purchase, the seller benefits from your written word i.e. you influenced a purchase. There are thousands of websites that will pay you a fee for any business you bring them through a form of online advertising called affiliate marketing. With affiliate ads, web publishers are compensated for driving online actions.

VigLink is a content monetisation company that makes affiliate marketing very easy for bloggers and website owners. They offer a simple snippet of code you can install in your blog or website that automatically and transparently does all the work for you. They've catalogued and signed up for more than 12,500 affiliate programs and they collect all the performance information and deliver you a single integrated payment.

By installing VigLink on your site with a few lines of HTML, you're instantly enrolled in thousands of affiliate programs. Even before you make your first cent, their analytics will help you find your most valuable links.


VigLink


Affiliate Marketing Made Easy

If you're an Affiliate Marketer like me, you know that signing-up to different affiliate programs, installing the HTML code and keeping track of affiliate links can be a real nightmare, not to mention time-consuming. One quick and easy install from VigLink and all those problems are solved.

Enjoy coverage of over 12,500 merchants programs across more than 20 affiliate networks (including Commission Junction, LinkShare and TradeDoubler). Automatically participate in all of them with a single simple signup. No more hand-editing affiliate links, no more trying to merge report spreadsheets by hand. You'll never have to register for an affiliate program again.

VigLink doesn't interfere with any of the existing affiliate links on your page, so all the work you've already done is safe. VigLink only looks for links you may have missed or programs you're not already using. Also, There are no costs or fees and nothing changes about how your site looks or behaves.


Setup Is Free And Easy

Just paste a few lines of HTML into your blog or website, that's it. Link to other sites the same way you always have. With VigLink there aren't any special link codes for you to remember. They will automatically add them when visitors click a link to leave your site.

For more information and to join VigLink, visit: http://www.viglink.com

Using Google Maps To Get More Traffic

Did you know that 20% of searches on Google are related to location? By creating a Google Places listing, your business will be eligible to appear on Google and Google Maps search results.


Google Places


Attract customers in your local area

  • Listing is completely free.
  • Display the area you serve, even if you don't have a shop or office.
  • Enrich your listing by including a link to your website, adding opening hours or uploading photos.


Sign-up to Google Places and verify your listing

Joining Google Places is quick and easy:

  1. Go to google.co.uk/places (google.com/places if outside the UK).
  2. Complete your business details.
  3. Once you're finished, choose your verification method (phone, SMS or postcard).

That's it! Once you're verified, new customers will be able to find your business on Google and Google Maps. Remember, you can update your Google Places profile by signing in with your Google account details at:
http://www.google.co.uk/places.

Have a great week!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Wanted: Internet And Affiliate Marketing Articles

I'm looking for good quality articles to place on my blog.

If you're an author and have articles on Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Business Hints and Tips etc, please foward us your article URL by using the "Comment" link at the bottom of this post or by direct message via Twitter.

Don't forget to include the "About The Author" statement at the bottom of your article(s) so that you get credit for your work.

Optimal Linking For SEO: 10 Useful Tips For New Sites

The way you link, both internally and externally from your site, is crucial for achieving results in today's competitive market. Getting help from an SEO Agency can give you the advantage you need when it comes to search engine ranking and those all-important hits on your site.

As SEO experts are bound to point out, it's a process that needs to be carried on over time and considered whenever you make any changes to your site. As a new site you'll need strategies to assist you in climbing the ladder to good Internet ranking placement as quickly as possible.

Here are 10 very useful tips on links and linking architecture for anyone with an interest in SEO, and if you're involved in marketing of any kind over the Internet, then that's you.


1. Think About Who Links to You

You'll already know the value of reputation when it comes to marketing your product or service. If sites that are associated with good quality products are clearly seen by users and search engines to link to your own then this will reflect well on you.

Pay close attention to the number of .com and .co.uk sites that link to you, for example, and think carefully about ways in which you can encourage others to do likewise.


2. Think About Who You Link to

The same rules as before. Linking to good quality sites reflects well on your own. Keep up to date with innovations and developments and stay relevant with fresh links on your pages. Try to develop a balanced portfolio of links on your site.


3. Avoid Broken Links

As part of ongoing site maintenance for SEO you should be aware of any links that are no longer in use and remove them from your site.


4. Think About Relevance

This is very important. Link to sites with a clear relevance to your own only. Search engines pay special attention to this, as do users, and every irrelevant link on your page is detrimental.


5. Internal Links

Think about internal links and whether your site is user friendly. Make the most of internal links and get some advice from SEO experts about ways to link internally that will benefit your site's ranking.


6. Maps

Think about linking back to homepage and site maps. Make your site as easily navigable as possible. This will encourage users and benefit your site as search engines see these links when they probe it. A map is a useful way to introduce internal links and make the site easier to get around.


7. Link Building

Think about the use of exact match terms for link building. Build links using exactly matching anchor text. Remember though, don't get carried away - an excess use of keywords can be as bad as a lack. Using terms you want to rank for and that summarise the topic referred to, in moderation, can strengthen the ratings of your site by search engines.

Find a balance and use your senses. If you feel that you've gone overboard with repeated words or phrases in your internal links then you probably have.


8. Avoid Cloaking

Search engines are increasingly sophisticated at detecting 'black hat' or unscrupulous SEO techniques. While it may be tempting to improve your popularity on the net by attracting unwitting visitors to your site, be aware that techniques that accomplish this can get you into trouble.

Users and search engines are alike in their approach to cloaking - they don't accept or tolerate it. Stay within the boundaries to avoid problems.


9. Look at Where Your Competitors Link

This is legal and it can give you an advantage or at least level the playing field somewhat when it comes to links. Go to Yahoo and type in link: www.competitorsite.com to get access to useful tools for viewing your competition's linking activity. Remember that knowledge is power.


10. Strategise

Have a solid strategy for linking to, from and within your site. Think before you link and use every intelligent strategy at your disposal. Getting advice from website optimization specialists can really help.

To conclude, it's hoped that some important considerations about link building were highlighted for you here in our list.

Some areas were only touched upon, and in an environment such as computing where change is a constant, it pays to stay abreast of developments. Remember that if you're short on time, search engine optimisation specialists are available for SEO and improving your ranking and your profits.


About the Author: Sam Desilwa - SEO Consult provides SEO and Search Engine Optimisation Services.