Submit Blog to Search
Submit Your Blog to Search
Engines and Blog Directories and RSS Directories
Once your Blog is created, you can submit it to the leading search engines and Blog directories that help to index your Blog and make it more visible to the world. There are a number of such search engines and Blog directories on the Internet and you can easily find a list of them in Google Search. We all know about the major search engines on the web, namely: Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Ask, etc. These major search engines are important for all webmasters to be listed in as they can generate a lot of traffic. Basically, around 90% of the traffic that will come to your Blogs will be from the search engines all over the world. The people who are searching for something rely on these major search engines for results that can be depended upon. For example, a major search engine like Google.com is more likely to be well maintained, upgraded and one that will keep pace with the growing web technological advances. To know more about how search engines work you can refer to: http://searchenginewatch.com/2168031
When you create a Blog all the search engines will find it sooner or later. However, it may take some time since there will hardly be any traffic or backlinks guiding the search engine to your Blog. Manually submitting your Blog to the Google Search improves your chances of being indexed earlier than usual as well as getting a high ranking. Under normal circumstances, the search engines only index your Blog when there are some other web pages linking to it. Creating back links is the best way to get the website indexed faster on Google search that is by linking your Blog to other web sites or Blogs or web pages. Google search engines have a "crawler" based service that crawls the pages on your site for new content and indexes it. To learn more about how you can optimize your pages for these "crawlers" so that you get a higher ranking, you can refer to this link:
Submit Your URL:
Google provides an "Add URL Page" that lets you submit your URLs directly to these crawlers. However, you need to remember that by submitting your URL there is still no guarantee that Google will include your URL in its list. In this manner, you can submit not only your "Home Page" of your Blog or Website, but also the individual posts or pages separately. This will ensure that the crawlers can find a way to your site one way or the other.
Submitting your URL to Google is very easy. Just go to the' following URL: http://www.google.com/addurl/.
Follow the directions provided on the page, which are very simple, and submit your URL. Copy and paste the complete URL address of your Blog or page, for e.g., http:/kanwarpriya.blogspot. com/ in the box provided. You can also add some comments below to describe your Blog suitably using "keyword rich" text. Once you have completed the needful and clicked on the "Add URL" button, you are done.
Submit Blog to Google Blog Search
Apart from the Google Search Engine for the web search, Google also has a "Blog Search" facility that lists only Blogs. You can go to the following URL: http:/blogsearch.google.co.in/ to search for any Blog.
Submitting your Blog to Google Blog Search is also very easy. All you need to do is go to this address: http://blogsearch.google.com/ping and add your Blog URL, for e.g., kanwarpriya.blogspot.com into the box provided and submit it.
In a similar manner you can also add your URL to the other leading Search Engines like Yahoo, MSN, AOL, etc. In order to submit in any of the Search Engines you will need to first register a free account with them, before you will be allowed access to the pages where you can submit your URL.
Go to http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html or
http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/in/free/request to submit your Blog URL as specified. Most search engines will have a "link" that says "Submit your site" somewhere on its home page. As can be seen in the, the "Submit your Site" link on the Yahoo Page is right at the bottom of the home page.
Submitting or getting your Blog listed in any of the top Blog directories will definitely increase your chances of being noticed, getting traffic and also being ranked high on the Search Engines. There are plenty of Blog directories to choose from. Blog directories are websites that list various Blogs under different categories and rank them according to their popularity, the amount of traffic they generate and the content that is posted. One of the most popular Blog directories is Technorati and we will see how we can use Technorati to our favour.
Submit Your Blog on Technorati
According to Wikipedia, Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching Blogs. By the year 2008, Technorati had indexed about 112.8 million Blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. Technorati is a very powerful search engine for Blogs and getting your Blog listed in it will highly improve its page ranking and also help in creating back links, as it allows your fans to "favourite" your Blog if they like it. In addition the Add This button provides for bookmarking your content on Technorati and other users can do so right from your Blog. The site provides for automatically updating your account and you do not have to manually submit your Blog or post every time you update it.
Register online at http://technorati.com/ for a free account. Technorati is the place where you can follow the "Blogosphere" and see what are the hot topics on all the top Blogs. You can also browse the "Blog Directory" for Blogs in all categories. News, views and opinions from the top rated Blogs are featured on the front page. You can even follow technorati on Twitter. This is important if you want to follow the latest "trends" in the Blogging world. "Trendy" topics are those hot topics that are being searched for and talked about the most on the Internet at that particular point in time. Therefore writing about trendy topics will get you indexed and noticed sooner, as well as get you more traffic. (Although there is also a danger of these topics being very short lived as well).
Claim Your Blog on Technorati.
Once you have registered for a free account, you will be asked to activate your account from the e-mail that you provided. Sign in again through the link provided and your account is activated. Click on your name above to open a page with all your details. This is your profile page and here you can fill in all your particulars, bio, upload an image (optional). Just below the form is the text box against the words "Start a Blog claim". Enter your Blog URL in the box provided and click on "Claim" button.
You will now land on a new page where you can "Claim a New Blog". Fill in all the particulars of your Blog into the required fields, describing your Blog and its contents. Also you will be asked to provide some "Tag words" that best describe your Blog. Enter these words after some careful deliberation as to what you want your Blog to be searched for. Your feed URL will also be required now since Technorati will be updating its content automatically and the website does this through your Feed. If you have already linked to some other Blogs through link exchange or Blog roll you can specify these too in the claim page.
Once you have filled in all the particulars as required, submit the form. Your claim process will take a few days to complete as Technorati will first send a small code in your e-mail that you will be required to add into your Blog post somewhere, so that Technorati can check out your claims and after verifying that all is well, you will be intimated by an e-mail when your claim is approved.
When your Blog is listed with Technorati, you can see the details anytime by clicking on your account name after logging in. Technorati has an "Authority" system by which they decide how popular the Blog is. They use different metrics to decide the authority of a particular Blog that may include other Blogs linking to yours, comments on your post, the frequency of your posts, etc. Based on the Technorati authority of the Blogs, Technorati assigns a ranking to the top 100,000 Blogs. Technorati lists the Top 100 Blogs amongst all, as well as in each category. When you open your profile page you will be able to see the rank and authority of your Blog. Do not sweat if you do not find any rank. It takes time to build up the authority and get a rank within the top 100,000 Blogs.
Besides Technorati there are many other Blog directories where you can submit your Blog. Here is a list of a few Blog directories that are definitely worth submitting your Blog to:
· Best of the Web Blog Search: This website is one of Internet's Oldest Directories and contains a list of the best quality Blogs on the web. Getting listed here is definitely a matter of pride. Best of the Web maintains a high standard of listings that is the key to its success and growth. Go to http://blogs.botw.org/ for more details.
· Bloggeries Blog Directory: Bloggeries is also a "Human Edited" Blog directory on the Internet. You can submit your Blog, promote it and also take part in the Blog forum to learn new and effective ways to promote your Blog. A great Blog resource: http://www.bloggeries.com/
· Blog Catalog: .http://www.blogcatalog.com
· Blog Universe: http://www.bloguniverse.com/
· Blog Explosion: http://www.blogexplosion.com/
In addition to the Blog directories mentioned above there are many others which you can use to create very valuable inbound links to your Blog as also for publicizing your own Blog. If you are interested in searching for more Blog directories on the Internet you just need to use your favourite search engine to find them.
Submit Your Blog to RSS Directories
Before the advent of feeds the only ways one could find content was through the use of search engines. This worked well since the web was totally populated by HTML based content pages or websites.
As more and more people started utilising feed newsreaders and aggregators to keep abreast of new developments in their areas of interest, the attention has been focused on to awareness of feed directories and search tools rather than only on major search engines and content optimisation techniques. The RSS feeds are now increasingly becoming popular as the key distribution method for new content.
Just like Blog Directories, there are many RSS feed directories on the Internet where you can submit the RSS feed of your Blog. Some of the top names are as follows:
• Blog Directory 001: http://www.blogdirectory001.com/
Blog Directory 001 is a free RSS feed directory which allows you to share the RSS feed of your Blog or website to achieve greater visibility on the web. The feeds that you submit on Blog Directory 001 is indexed according to a sub-category that will help other users to find your feed more easily.
After you have registered on the website you need to type the title of your RSS feed, a valid URL, add a brief description and then select a sub-category to have the Blog Directory 001 index your feed in the proper field of interest.
• Dr.5z5: http://www.5z5.com/
Dr. 5z5 is an open feed directory where you can add the URL of your RSS / Atom feed totally free of charge and without registration. The directory allows you to browse tons of feeds divided in specific categories. You can also grab free widgets and feed counters to add to your site to help viewers subscribe to your RSS feeds.
Go to the website URL specified above and open the submission page to add the URL of your RSS / Atom feed in the directory. If you are not aware of the feed URL, provide your web site URL to get the feed URL.
• FeedPlex: http://www.feedplex.com/
Another free resource for feed submission, FeedPlex is a XML / RSS feeds search engine and RSS feed archive to submit the URL of your Blog or web site to achieve greater exposure and visibility.
The website does not require any registration and you can submit the URL of your website or Blog and provide a valid e-mail address. When your site is added to the archive, you will get a confirmation bye-mail.
• Feedmil: http-://www.feedmil.com/
Feedmil is both a feed directory and a topic-focused feed search engine. You can add your RSS content and let people find your website more easily. In the search interface, Feedmil allows you to specify also the popularity range of feeds and quickly discover less popular feeds located amongst millions of feeds.
No registration is required to submit your feed to the directory. In order to add your own feed to the directory, simply type the URL of your RSS feed, the URL of your web site and the language of your site.