There are a lot of places to list your blog for getting the maximum exposure, as well as places where you can receive blog reviews that may be the first impression a visitor may come across for your site. Here are some to add your blog or submit your site to in order to increase your blog traffic and reputation.
Want to get reviews and ratings for your writing skills and your blog? Submit yourself and your sites to the following networks.
Scribnia is an excellent blogging community that lets you connect with and review other blog writers. I was added here as a contributor to Famous Bloggers, and my profile has already brought in some traffic, as well as connections and reviews from other awesome bloggers like Hesham, Andrew, Danny, Francisco, Julie, Meena, Arijit, and Antonia. I will be getting some reviews going for you all soon if I haven’t already.
Alexa offers webmasters the ability to claim their site with a verification code and update additional details for your site on Alexa. You can also get reviews about your site by other Alexa members. I don’t if it helps in any way when it comes to your rankings, but it certainly can’t hurt, especially if someone is already checking out your stats there.
For Top Blog Lists
Want to get listed as a top blog in your niche? Get listed on these sites.
Having a listing on Technorati will allow you to not only get reviews for your site, but if you have enough authority, you will get listed as a top blog in your niche based on your blog’s authority (or backlinks counted by Technorati).
For Overall Exposure
Here are some more ways you can get more traffic to your site by getting your blog’s link out there.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to add your blog to your social profiles on any network you belong to. To make your link even more attractive to click on, be sure to remember to do things like add it to the information box on the front of your Facebook profile (which pulls from your Info tab’s website contact information) and choose Other instead of My Blog on your LinkedIn profile to include the name of your blog or main keywords.
Do you have a Google account (ie. Gmail, Analytics, Webmaster Tools, etc.)? Login, and visit the Google Profiles area to add your blog (along with your social networks and other websites) to your profile. Depending on how long you have had your account, your profile will probably get all dofollow links.
There are a number of great networks specifically built for bloggers for the purpose of bookmarking, forums, groups, and networks. Some that I am particularly fond of are Blog Engage (blogger’s social bookmarking site), Blogger Den (the alternative to Digg for bloggers), and BloggerLuv.
Do you accept guest blog posts? If so, head over to MyBlogGuest and connect with other blogs who are looking for and accepting guest posts to increase your traffic and your blog content.
If you’re active in forums, such as Bloggeries, ProBlogger, or other blogging communities, be sure to add your blog to your forum signature. Even if it is nofollow or not visible to the public, you will get some significant traffic from other members if you are a valuable contributor.
Also, if you have an option (like in Bloggeries) to add your blog feed, be sure to do so – just like CommentLuv, it will add a link to your latest blog post on each of your forum posts.
Add a plain text link to your blog (plus social networks) to your blog signature. Or try out WiseStamp, a plugin for Firefox, Chrome, Flock, and Thunderbird, that will let you add not only text links, but social network icons and a RSS feed that will automatically put your latest blog post in your signatures.
Your Blog Listings
What sites do you list your blog on which send great traffic? Please share your favorite blog linking tips, as well as what blogging communities are your favorites.