47 Weblog Directories, Portals & Platforms

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You need links and lots of them. If you're a blogger however acquiring links can seem challenging if not downright impossible at times - even more so than for e-commerce or service-oriented sites. Our upcoming June 2010 issue features a helpful article from John Alexander of Search Engine Academy called "Stress-Free Link Building" which I'm sure will be an instant hit among our audience as it provides very practical insights on this challenging aspect of search engine optimization and guidance on how the problem can be overcome.

That upcoming article will be available early June for Website Magazine monthly subscribers. If you're not yet a member you can sign up now or keep reading below for some related guidance.

Alexander's article got me thinking during our final round of edits how truly common the feeling of stress must be among those responsible for building links. Since finding sites that like what you do enough to send a link your way is so time consuming, many opt instead by starting their link building campaigns by submitting to directories. This can be especially helpful for those that frame their sites exclusively as weblogs. Below we've listed some of the top blog/weblog directories on the 'Net and provided an estimate (courtesy of the DoubleClick Ad Planner) on their monthly unique visitors.

These sources should be just one part of a multi-phase link building effort but it's handy to use them to get your link building underway. Keep in mind that many of these are not your traditional "directory" or "portal" but rather multi-user blogging platforms. But hey, a link's a link - especially when you're getting started. Did we miss one (or two)? Comment below and let WM and our community know.

 

Website URL  (Estimated Uniques)

aboutus.org (1.7M)

allforblog.com (9.4K)

biggerblogger.com (13K)

blloggs.com (1K)

blogarama.com (63K)

blogburst.com (22K)

BlogCatalog.com (2.9M)

blog-collector.com (10K)

blog-directory.org  (21K)

blogdirectory001.com  (10K)

blogexplosion.com  (44K)

blogflux.com  (260K)

bloggapedia.com  (57K)

Blogged.com  (760K)

Bloggeries.com  (52K)

bloggernity.com (58K)

bloggernow.com (26K)

bloggerschoiceawards.com  (58K)

bloggingfusion.com  (24K)

bloghub.com  (48K)

blogintro.com  (8.7K)

blogio.net  (12K)

bloglisting.net  (22K)

blogobbler.com  (8.5K)

blogoriffic.com  (13K)

blogpulse.com  (76K)

blogrankings.com  (150K)

blogs-collection.com  (25K)

blog-search.com  (30K)

blogsearchengine.com  (43K)

blogsforsmallbusiness.com  (9.4K)

bloguniverse.com  (15K)

blogville.us  (18K)

getblogs.com  (10K)

Globeofblogs.com (47K)

liquida.com 27K)

OnTopList.com 84K)

regator.com (77K)

submitblognow.info (10K)

superblogdirectory.com (10K)

topblogarea.com (390K)

weblogs.com (57K)

webworldindex.com (84K)

zimbio.com (9.1M)

totalblogdirectory.com (39K)

bloghints.com (39K)

blogtoplist.com (630K)

 
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2 comments

Mike Wilton 05-17-2010 4:02 PM

This is definitely an extensive list of links for blogs, but what emphasis are you putting on these links?  Are these links to help drive traffic or links to help with search engine rankings?  I only ask because your purpose isn't clearly defined in the article and as you review some of the sites many of them don't have any of their internal pages indexed by the search engines.  I am just curious to know what value you are giving these links.

Peter A. Prestipino 05-17-2010 4:21 PM

Good point MichaelW - the point is that it's hard building links and much more so for bloggers. it's important to establish a solid base of quality links if the aim is to influence positions on the SERP's. The reason I tied in unique visitor estimates is to give readers some confidence that these sites are getting traffic and it's worth their attention.

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