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21 Blog Directories You Can Use to Build Backlinks

Blog directories are great for both the reader and the owner. Readers can seek out new blogs in an efficient manner. Owners can use the directories to promote their blog and build links back to their blog, or backlinks. There are a ton of different reasons why blog authors should use blog directories. The two most common are to create traffic and build on topic links back to their own blog. Blog directories can help a bunch with both reasons.

By understanding the differences and what kinds of blog directories area available, you can get a better understanding of how to promote your blog and contribute your hard earned content to the web.

One of the best things to gain by using blog directories is one way links back to your blog. It also aids in getting your site indexed by Google and other search engines faster, sometimes this is a difficult thing to have to deal with. However, even if you just submit to a few free directories, even of limited quality, it will help you get indexed faster and build a few starter backlinks. If you want to speed up the process and make it happen, just pay for a few of the better directories and it will basically ensure indexing and some good links to get your site off the ground.

In addition to helping with SEO and indexing, submission to the blog directories can help you with your overall site traffic. Some of the more popular niche directories have a much better chance of bringing in quality traffic than the free directories. Free directories list thousands of low-quality sites (most of the time), and the majority of surfers won't spend the time to go through all those links to get to yours while the quality directories usually have a clear and concise way of navigating and searching and will yield much better opportunities for traffic.

Here are a few ideas for submitting your blog the'right way' to the blog directories:

Designers: Get Paid By Being A Primadonna

On SEBASTIAN MARSHALL

If you're a designer, or any creative professional, this might be the most important thing you read this year. My sensationalist headline aside, it's not about money or being a primadonna. It's about defining how you work, working how you define, having an environment of trust and respect and creativity, and otherwise getting the life you want.

Sadly, many creatives just trust that that'll happen… and it doesn't. They get taken advantage of. This needs to stop.

Some things in here are scary. You don't need to do what's unnatural to you, you don't need to do anything in particular in here, and you don't need to rush yourself. Any given suggestion in here might increase your income by 20% and cut your "client stress" in half.

I'll tell you my story in a moment, so you can assess my credibility and see if this is workable advice. (It is.) I'll give you recommendations on where you can learn more. In exchange, I ask just one thing - if at any point while reading this, you think, "This is one of the most important things I've read this year" - then you immediately share it with as many people as you can that you think it would help.

I think that's fair, do you?

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