This post explains how to increase your blog traffic by submitting your blog to different kinds of blog directories which rates,provide statistics about your blog and provide free traffic and maximum exposure to your blog.
Submitting your blog to these directories is a very good thing to do particularly if your blog is very new one with low traffic.
These blog directories have high pageranks than your blog(since your blog is a new one with pagerank Zero).So, if someone searches for a particular keyword,there is more possibility for the blog directory to appear in the results than yours.So,by adding your blog to these directories,the visitors enters these directories containing your articles(when they click the article,they enter your site) and also your blog posts will be indexed little faster.So,submitting your blog to these directories will gain you more traffic.
(If your blog is a new one,then put a visitors tracker button in your blog,sothat you will see how many visitors are coming from these directories,from search engines,visitors geolocation,etc).
Here are a few popular visitor tracker websites:
So,let me come to the main topic...
Before submitting your blog to these blog directories,my personal suggestion is to create a new email address for this purpose so,your personal emails can't flooded with the emails from the blog directories administrators,etc.)Creating an email is free lol....creat one.
Many of these directories asks you to register before submitting blogs.
There are so many hundreds of blog directories,here is the list of very good popular directories which will send you maximum traffic.
LIST OF POPULAR BLOG DIRECTORIES:
Technorati:Technorati is the largest blog(weblog) directory currently tracking more than 112.8 million blogs.Join technorati and verify your authorship,then you will be provided with detailed statistics regarding your blog,how many blogs are linking to your blog,(they call it 'authority').It is one of the best blog directory and will send tons of triffic if your blog is regularly updated.
Topblogarea:This is another big blog directory which rates and rank the blogs interms of Unique visitors your blog gets.They start the counting from Zero every week, so that even newly submitted blog can have the chance to rank higher in the list.
Topblogging.com:This is another source of weblogs which also rank the blogs according to the unique hits they get.Nice blog resource,bring you lots of traffic to your blog.
Blogtoplist:Same here,they rank according to the unique hits you get.But,there is a little change, they will give you to place a voting button in your blog.If any visitor votes for your site from your blog,that is equal to 100 unique hits,but there is only one chance per visitor(one IP address) a day.
Fuelmyblog:This is a cool weblog resource which is different from the ones we discussed so far.You can vote to other blogs and others vote to you.They will keep the top six blogs(voted the most) on the homepage.You can join their forums, read other blogs content,joining in the compitetions and win prizes,etc.
MyBloggingarea:This is a very good weblog directory which ranks the blogs accoring to the unique visitors they get,brought me so much traffic to my celebrity blog than all the other blog directories.I recommend this.
BlogCatalog:It is another good blogging resource,you can promote your blog here for FREE,find other blogs related to yours,etc.They have a special formula to rank the blogs,the more visitors,hits,comments,neighbourhood you get the more your rank will be.Another recommended one.You can join their forums,discussion board,groups,etc with other bloggers and share your thoughts.
BloggingFusion:It is a new one and not a very big one(around 950 blogs) at this time.But,it is a good one and doing pretty well.You can increase your blog exposure, worth a link to it.
Bloghop:You can find blogs related to your blog topic here.Have a nice tracking button and currently having more than 29,000 blogs.
Blogarama:Cool weblog directory currently having more than 69,000 blogs.It will list the blogs in terms of the score your blog have.The score depends on so many things like incoming traffic,outgoing traffic,user ratings,etc. and if you send more traffic to they,they will list your blog in the top 100 blogs.
Topbloglists:Another blog directory which will rank your blog according to the unique hits your blog will get.
Myblogdirectory:This doesn't list blogs interms of any visitors,etc. All blogs are listed randomly so,every blog get the same exposure.If you sent more traffic from your blog to them,your blog will be choosen as a BLOG OF THE DAY which will be placed on the homepage and your blog will recieve the whole traffic their site gets on that day.
Blogroll.net:Another blog resouce which rank accorking to the votes and unique hits your blog get.