Do You Desire Improved Blog Growth? [Blog Directories]

By: | May 5, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
Get new traffic from blog directories

Use Blog Directories to improve your blog’s growth.

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

1. BizSugar.com

BizSugar screenshot

Submit your business-related blog posts to BizSugar.com

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.

The screenshot shows a post I wrote for Basic Blog Tips about infographics.  I regularly write posts about infographics, and I don’t have a business-related blog.

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.

2. Blogorama

Click the link to submit your blog to their site.

Blogorama Screenshot

Submit your blog to Blogorama for new blog traffic.

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.

Blogorama Screenshot 2So, their site name sits on my blog.  Have I received new traffic from Blogorama? According to my referral traffic statistics I have!  Blogorama is also free to use.

3. BlogEngage

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.

This screenshot shows you where to enable your blog's sharing buttons.

Enable all your blog’s sharing buttons.

 

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.

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    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I just wanted to thank you again for your suggestion. I submitted my blog to Blog Catalog right after reading your comment. How long did it take to hear back that they approved your blog? Do you get much traffic from them? What is your topic? Thanks so much! I am excited about this potential new source of traffic.
      Janice

  1. masgautsen

    Thank you for yet another useful post! I have now submitted my link to blogorama and I will see if it will work for me 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      Thanks for the kind words. Did you put their name on your site or are you waiting for approval? Let me know if/when you start receiving traffic from them. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

      • masgautsen

        I’m still awaiting approval, but I will be sure to let you know if it brings me any traffic 🙂

  2. Elle Knowles

    Never heard of this Janice. Sounds like an interesting idea though. On my list to check out today! I probably should enable more share buttons too. Thanks for all the research you put into these. ~Elle

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      I noticed you are getting traffic from my posting your link on Monday’s linky party. People are clicking on your link from my site. Congratulations. You deserve the traffic. It was a good post, and I’m happy for you.
      Tomorrow, I plan on reblogging it.
      Janice

      • Elle Knowles

        Wow! Thanks Janice. I noticed something was up when I checked my stats this morning. 😉 Thanks so much for the re-blog. Like I said in my post yesterday – re-blogging does grow your blog – be it you or someone else doing the re-blogging of content! ~Elle

    • Janice Wald

      Hi!
      I’m glad you are enjoying my posts. Thanks for the nice comments.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bhavreet!
      Thanks for the kind words about my blogging directory post.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sally,
      I was so touched. You have over 1,000 followers, and you chose a handful, and I was among them. Thank you again.
      Janice

      • Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

        All of them amazing Janice.. it is the quality not the quantity as with anything and I am very lucky to have all those blogs to visit including yours. See you soon.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sally,
      I hope the offer of guest posting on your site is still available to me since I have decided on my topic. When my final grades are submitted in a few weeks, I will work on it. Thanks,
      Janice

      • Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

        Yes of course Janice – anytime.. have a good week.

  3. piratesnation412

    I would never pay 19.99 a month for my blog to be on blogengage unless I was selling a product. I have heard the results are great as well but if you are spending $240 a year on one community it better produce 1 million visitors. Otherwise it would be worthless….

    • Janice Wald

      Hi,
      Is it Derek? I agree with you which is why I haven’t used it. However, another reader just recommended BlogCatalog which I am excited about as a new source of traffic. I submitted to it tonight after getting the suggestion.
      Janice

  4. purpleslobinrecovery

    Wow! I had no idea about this stuff! You are now officially my Blog BFF!
    I will be back to read more of you, and to implement some of your suggestions. (When I’m actually awake. Lol)
    Melinda

    • Janice Wald

      Hey Melinda,
      Glad I now know your first name.
      I’m happy to be your Blog BFF. No one has ever called me that before. It has a nice ring to it. Thanks for the high praise.
      Janice

      • purpleslobinrecovery

        You’re so welcome Janice. Shall I make us matching bracelets?
        Melinda

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Pilch,
      I’m glad my blogging directory article was beneficial. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  5. The Recipe Wench

    Janice — great info. I’ve now added your suggestions to my list of things to do! Thanks so much!

  6. D.G.Kaye

    Excellent post as always Janice. I have shared all over and bookmarked to investigate 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hunter green. Any shade of blue. It’s a tie. I’m guessing yours is purple.

      • purpleslobinrecovery

        oops, didn’t see this before! Okay, hunter green or blue. Yep, you guessed it! Any shade of purple- the brighter the better!
        Melinda

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  8. thebookblogger2014

    Hi, I tried to use Blogarama, but got a “It seems that we could not connect to the specified URL!” message. Have you got any idea on how to fix this? Thanks, Matt

    • Janice Wald

      No, sorry Matt. Google it, perhaps? However, if you read the other comments on the post, you will see that one of the readers turned me on to Blog Catalog. She said that within two months she was getting a wealth of traffic from Blog Catalog. I submitted my blog, and in a week, I heard that they approved my site. Maybe try that. She certainly indicated it was worth the two month wait. Otherwise, how is Jolly Ole’ England? I am currently teaching about England–Queen Elizabeth I, her dad, and Shakespeare. Thanks for writing and for your recent to visits to my site. Take care,
      Janice

      • thebookblogger2014

        Thanks, I’ve submitted to Blog Catalog. It’s a bit wet, how is it where you are (over the pond?)? There was a story over here recently that the only ‘proper’ picture of Shakespeare had been found, I’m not sure if you saw it, but it was very interesting.
        Best, Matt

      • thebookblogger2014

        Wow, it was approved in about 10 minutes, I’m impressed already!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Matt!
          Let’s keep each other apprised. So far, I haven’t gotten any referrals from Blog Catalog. Let me know if you do. Do we post links there, or just sit back and wait for referral traffic to come? That’s what I am wondering. What do you think the answer is?
          Janice

  9. thebookblogger2014

    Hi Janice,
    I’ve had one referral so far. I think if sites are rated they display higher in the rankings, so I’ve reviewed yours. Also, I think you can try posting a discussion (though I posted one with a few questions and no-one answered) which may garner some more attention in your blog. I think it’s just going to be something I leave to simmer away in the background rather than going all out to get followers on there.
    Thanks, Matt

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks. I’ll try & keep you posted. I’ll ask that woman too who told me about it. Janice

    • Janice Wald

      HI Lori,
      I’m glad you found my Blog Directory article interesting. Read the comments–some people suggested other Directories I hadn’t listed which would give you even more choices.
      Janice

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  12. Wignal Edwards

    Wow – This is a great post, Janice! I found this with my trusty Google search when I was looking for different ways of promoting blog content. All outstanding ideas!

    I just went through and implemented a handful of them, and I’ve bookmarked this puppy for later reference. Going to see if I can crank out a few more in the next 20 minutes.

    Outstanding content here – thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for the suggestion. I will check it out. I actually hadn’t heard of them. Thanks for telling us about it. Where did you find my article, may I ask?
      Janice

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