Are you satisfied with your efforts to grow your blog?
Do you feel you’ve done everything in your power to add new readership?
One way you can get your blog to grow is through referral traffic from blog directories. You can submit your entire blog, or you can submit articles you’ve already written.
This post will show you examples of each.
Unlike guest posts, which usually require you to submit original material, you don’t have to do any additional writing. The work is already done.
All that’s needed is for you to submit to those directories.
This post will introduce you to possibilities to submit both your blog and your individual posts. These directories are possible sources of traffic for you since new readers can find your blog through them.
Places to Submit Your Blog and Your Posts
BizSugar is a place to submit your blog posts. The site has articles about small business-related topics. If you don’t write posts about business, you can still submit to BizSugar with a little creative thinking.
One of their categories is social media, which many of my readers write posts about.
BizSugar is their name for a reason. When users like an article, they vote for it. The articles with the most votes get closer to the home page. It’s like clicking the “like” button; instead, it’s called “sugars”.
As you can see by looking at the screen shot, my article received 34 sugars.
BizSugar is free to use.
Click the link to submit your blog to their site.
I found it easy to submit my blog to Blogorama. As you can see in the screenshot, all you do is supply the requested information.
However, the site indicated there would be a long wait for my blog to appear, unless I met a stipulation.
The condition was to advertise their site on my blog, and they would approve my blog immediately.
I have never used BlogEngage for one simple reason, there is a charge. The cheapest membership is $19.99 per month. However, I have heard it results in “massive” amounts of traffic. Like BizSugar, Blog Engage is a directory that you would submit your published posts to.
4. Sharing Buttons
Additional places to submit your blog posts to are easy thanks to WordPress’s many sharing sites.
Those of you who use WordPress.com should take advantage of them.
Blogger Jason Cushman has 50,000 followers. If you were to emulate his methods, you would have all your sharing buttons enabled. In his post Enabling Sharing Buttons, he recommends enabling all of them, even the reblog button.
In conclusion, this post has attempted to offer a variety of sites for you to submit your writing without doing any additional work. Blogorama offered you a place to submit your blog. BizSugar explained how you can submit posts you’ve already written for free. Finally, BlogEngage offered you a choice where you can submit your posts for a fee.
Readers, if you think bloggers can benefit from reading about these sites, please share.
Do you have any experiences with any of these? Do you know of any other sites where bloggers can submit their blogs or their posts? I look forward to your views.