Promoting Your Weblog
You’ve been writing away and you’d love to build your readership. You want people to find your weblog, read it regularly, and tell their friends and colleagues. How does that happen? In addition to optimizing your site for search engines, search engine submissions, submitting your weblog to sites that list weblogs and submitting your RSS feeds, check out Promoting One’s Blog and its follow-up, More Suggestions for Increasing Blog Readership for some practical ideas. You may or may not agree with them all, and you may pick up a few tips in the process.
Also, take a look at the weblogs that you like and consider how you found those weblogs, why you return, and why you recommend certain posts or weblogs to others. Check out some of the listings of most popular weblogs and see what they have in common to make them so popular. Keep in mind, too, that some topics are more popular than others, so check out weblogs that cover similar topics to yours. Incorporating those reasons into your own weblog may help increase your readership, too.
Here are a few links to listings of top weblogs, ranked by various factors explained at each site:
- BlogRolling.com Top 100
The top 100 links being displayed by BlogRolling users.
- DayPop Top Weblogs
DayPop explains how they rank their weblogs, and you can also check out weblogs there by most citations.
- myelin: blogging ecosystem
You’ll find rankings by most linked sites and also by weblogs that link to the most sites.
- Radio Community Server: Top-100 Most-Subscribed-To Feeds in the Radio UserLand community
This listing is for the most subscribed to RSS feeds pinged by Userland.
- Top 100 Technorati
Ranked by number of blogs who link to the site.
- Radio Community Server: Statistics about sites running in UserLand’s cloud
Ranking of XML feeds subscribed to by members of the Radio UserLand community.