Don’t spend your money on generic blog lists

BlogSave your money and spend your precious time where it will benefit you. Yahoo only submits 46 personal blogs and costs 9 per year to be listed. Even broad directories like the open directory project is not worth the time because of their long wait time, tough criteria and subpar acceptance rates.

If you are a larger organization and have the time to dedicate to a project like this it still provides a small SEO value. Your time is still much better spent focusing on Social Media or other online options.

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Niche blog listings sites can be much more effective

Local or Niche listing sites can provide you with valuable backlinks and direct visitors to your site. Examples include

Boston Food Bloggers
Seattle Startup & Tech Blogs
San Francisco Mom Blogs
Consultant Talks

By using your search engine and seeking “Niche blogs” “Niche Bloggers” “Niche Blog List”. Try using tools like Yahoo Site Explorer and Open Site Explorer to search for a site that is popular and similar to yours. You’ll often find a few hundred opportunities.

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Joel Goldstein

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