The Best Blog Directories

Okay, I fully admit I got this from Search Engine Journal. It was written by Loren Baker, Editor. So be sure to read the original list there with full content. Thank you, Loren. I put the list I here so I would always know where to find it, since it is our company blog. I did abbreviate the content and I plan on adding more. I hope if any readers find better blog directories, that are particularly excellent,  they will  add them by commenting below. If they are really good I’ll add them to this list officially. Best of the Web Blog Search La Crem de la Crem, Best of the Web’s Blog Directory is very selective and only lists aged and valuable blogs. EatonWeb Blog Directory is a real jewel with many aged inbound links and a blog rating system. Blog Hub offers a drop down category and member blog list. Upon visiting Bloggernity, you find a crisp, clean, and easy to navigate site. Blogarama has an impressive listing of over 65,000 blogs. Blog Search Engine is owned by Performancing’s parent company and serves search results powered by IceRocket. Blog Catalog features a vast directory of categories, from academic to writing, while offering the ability to search by country, language, or user. Globe of Blogs has too many features to list. In order to be listed on the site, the blog must not be commercial. Bloggeries has the best categories and subcategories home page on the internet Bloggapedia has an interesting and eye catching homepage. Blogging Fusion is a blog with over sixty categories. Blogflux is not only...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Link to Other Sites

We’ve all met that person (or, maybe, we’re secretly guilty of being this person). You know the person — the one who won’t share. Yup, there, I said it, I’m on to all of you people. Didn’t you learn anything in kindergarten? Seriously, share and share alike. How do you expect to make friends when you never share anything? By this point, you’re probably wondering, “That’s fine and all, but what does this have to do with linking out to other people’s websites?” Let me put it very simply — do it. Don’t be afraid to share, put that link out there. Linking Out Excuse 1: If I Link Out, People Won’t Stay on My Site Here’s the thing about the Internet, it’s designed (on purpose, mind you) as a way of sharing knowledge. If you’re writing about something and happen to know a reputable resource on the subject, link to it! This will have various added benefits for you. Your users will think, “Wow, this person is providing a great resource, I’ll come back to them in the future because they’ve really helped me out.” Honestly, do you remember the Boston Tea Party because of the book you read it in, or do you remember it because of your 7th grade teacher who pointed you to the book? Linking out also tells Google the neighborhood where your site lives. When you’re connected to a bunch of authority sites on fishing through outbound links, and you’re a fishing site, it’ll make sense for Google to rank you higher for fishing. Why? Easy, you’re all in the same neighborhood of...